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Turning circle

Bit of a long story but will try to keep it short....Did a rookie move and bought my truck without driving it as it was a non runner and have nearly finished restoring it pumping a crap load of cash into it in the process. It goes and looks alright but the turning circle is horrendous,had I known this I would have thought twice about it! Anyway in the future I will do the D60 conversion with springs and etc but is there a fix to improve the IFS turning circle?

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Re: Turning circle

its not a sports car, its a 3/4 ton truck. what are you expecting? at least you have the powerstroke. my 94 f250 gasser has a WAY worse turning radius than my psd.
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Re: Turning circle

yep, it's horsechit, feels like I'm driving a bus

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Re: Turning circle

Hang up having anything remotely decent turn radius wise

My wifes 2 wheel drive excursion will turn circles inside my 4x4 superduties turn radius. Its just part of having a 4x4 ford. Only 4wd that turns worth a flip are gm trucks. Their ifs rocks for turning tight corners.

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Hang up having anything remotely decent turn radius wise

My wifes 2 wheel drive excursion will turn circles inside my 4x4 superduties turn radius. Its just part of having a 4x4 ford. Only 4wd that turns worth a flip are gm trucks. Their ifs rocks for turning tight corners.
The 05 550 I drive at work turns pretty darn well imo. Don't the 450/550 trucks have some things that are a little different going on up front though?

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Re: Turning circle

i work at a chevy dealer and my fords turn way better than any chevy ive ever driven

anybody want a cheap dana 60 front
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i work at a chevy dealer and my fords turn way better than any chevy ive ever driven
thats what I was thinking, my dodge 1/2 4x4 turns way better than a comparable chevy I had

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Re: Turning circle

Dumb question, but, which size truck? You wouldn't think a few inches of wheelbase would make a big diff in the turning radius, but man, turning into a parking space or what-not in the ECLB feels totally different from the RCLB. Rolling down the highway or turning a road corner you hardly know it, and kinda forget. Then you pull in to park at Farm & Fleet, and....
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thats what I was thinking, my dodge 1/2 4x4 turns way better than a comparable chevy I had
That front wheel drive car front end chevy uses turns on a dime

This is comparing late 90's model of the gm trucks.

But a cv joint can always turn sharper than a ujoint front end. My old gmc and my friends z71 both turn killer compared to my dodge or my ford.

The dodge turns better than the ford.

Course a good bit of that will always be how the stops are set aka the max its been set to be allowed to turn. But most ifs are set to allow more turn. You could set a solid axle to turn that far but its not safe to do so.

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Re: Turning circle

The soluton is to do the D60 swap, but use an coil sprung axle from a 05+.
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