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Thread: Improving the Turning radius
08-01-2013, 08:05 PM #1
Improving the Turning radius
was wondering if anyone else has been able to improve the turning radius for the 4WD 1500s.... my blazer is the shortest wheelbase out of any C/K truck and it still turns like a battleship...
i noticed that the center link and steering boxes are different after 1995. but since the frames are the same, i was wondering if you could rebuild say, a 1993 with 1998 steering parts to improve the maneuverability.
the concern of course, is ruining suspension geometry and getting the dreaded "death wobble".
thoughts?Gas was $1.83 when Obama took office.....
08-01-2013, 08:21 PM #2
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From past experience I dont believe its possible without a lot of machine work and reengineering.
the earlier trucks had a slightly better turning radius, but some of the steering components had reliability issues also.
Not sure if the trade-off and expense are worth the end results.
Probably the best improvement is gained with a SAS using a Dana 44, but again a trade-off since the 60 makes a much stronger axle for this swap but makes turning radius even worse unless you cut and rotate the knuckles a few degrees.
Theres just no simple way to correct this issue, and if you dont like it now you really wouldnt like it if you had a locker up front.
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