The Lone Ranger – Reid Knuckle Upgrade
After doing this to the stock Ford Knuckle:
Slapped it next to the new knuckles (quite a bit more beefy):
I wound up having to grind on my new knuckle to make the brake bracket fit correctly. Kind of disappointed that I had to do that, but not a big deal to get it done:
Now everything is much happier! The Reid knuckles use a lower point for where the tie rod sits (stock Chevy location) which will make it much easier to get the hydro assist done now (once I have the cash to do so).
It’s hard to tell, but I think the Reid’s also correct the camber issue that the Ford knuckles had. I haven’t measured it, but by the eye, it looks like it might have corrected the 2° camber I had with the stock knuckles. All and all, I’m happy with them and expect them to last a long time.