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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-11-2001, 07:44 PM Thread Starter
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Hi there,

is there a way the turning radius can be improoved? ... or do I have to live with .... Titanic ;o)

My girlfriends Trooper got a better radius than mine...


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Re: turning radius

That's funny Alfred so does my Heep Chero-chicken........

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Re: turning radius

. . . smaller, narrower tires [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img] (You can only turn as tight as your leaf springs will let you go).

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Re: turning radius

run a higher Backspaced wheel on the back than on the front so that the front stance is wider this will help they have been doing it on the factory chevy pickups for years, the front of a chevy is about 4" narrower to improve turning radius.

Hey, Jeeps do taste like Chicken!
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Re: turning radius

The wheels are restricted from hitting the springs by a bolt head that touches the axle casing. This bolt is one of several that hold the backing plate on the back of the wheel hubs.

Just take it out ! (and plug the hole with a bead of silicone sealant.

This will improve the steering lock .. all the way until the tyres hit the springs.

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<font face="Comic Sans MS">[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif[/img] [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img] I'm surprised nobody mentioned rear steering as a possible option. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img] </font>

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