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Old 05-26-2015, 05:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Solid Knuckles

Screwed up my passenger side D60 KP knuckle over the weekend. Looking at options and I like how the Solids are keyed, but have heard that there are some issues with fitting brakes and shafts. Any experience with this?

I was thinking of doing the Solid knuckles with the Artec ultimate high steer arms in double shear. Of course I could do the same with Reids, but the Solids are cheaper and given the failure I had I really like the key taking the force rather than just the studs. Don't want to order the Solids and have them not fit, and couldn't find any threads about reviews.
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I run them and my brakes and shafts worked. My Yukon shafts are rubbing the solid c's though
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Old 05-26-2015, 09:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I had to grind the outter parts of my solid 60 knuckles to fit some 3/4 ton swap brake brackets, the solids have a shit load of extra meat.

one of the best investments I ever did on my buggy. Seen a few broken stock knuckles on the trail.
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Old 05-27-2015, 12:42 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I had to grind the outter parts of my solid 60 knuckles to fit some 3/4 ton swap brake brackets, the solids have a shit load of extra meat.

one of the best investments I ever did on my buggy. Seen a few broken stock knuckles on the trail.


Yep grind till the calipers fit
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Old 05-27-2015, 07:56 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I'm running the Ford version on my TJ. I had to grind to get the caliper bracket to fit. It only took about 5 minutes. I contacted Solid about the clearance issue and they told me to grind it. I am running stock shafts so I can't comment there. OEM shafts fit fine.
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with the stock GM 1-ton calipers I had to grind a little to get the brake line fitting to clear.

Here is a picture with the 1-ton stock calipers:


And a picture with the 3/4 ton calipers with TMR brackets (same previously ground knuckle but am sure would easily fit this caliper w/o grinding):
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Old 05-27-2015, 08:19 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Thanks for the info. Contacted Matt at Solid and he said that they have changed the design from a few year back, but in some instances some grinding may still be necessary. If I end up going this route I will post how it goes.
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those brake lines
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Old 05-28-2015, 05:21 AM   #10 (permalink)
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those brake lines
Did you have a problem while running those kind of brake lines?
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