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post #1 of 13 Old 09-10-2013, 09:34 AM Thread Starter
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Decrease Turn Radius?? Any Mods?

I am really hating the idea of selling my 01 CCLB, but it is a bear with a 60+ foot turn radius. Has anyone figured out a way to decrease the turn radius??
- shaving steering stops??


Is it possible to move leaf springs inboard ????

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Use '05 up axles and suspension....
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How hard is that to do? Sounds easy

How much does it decrease turn radius?
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I am really not wanting to sell the truck so I am going to try the following:
1. Change wheels from 0 offset to -24 offset
2. Get more narrow tires, so they don't hit the leaf springs
3. Adjust the steering stops to match when tires just touch leaf springs
After all that, I will measure to see if I can get the 62' I have now down toward the 56' that an 06 cclb has. I'll keep you posted guys.
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With the money you spend on new wheels & tires, you could buy the front axle off a wrecked 05 plus the other parts and do the swap.

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I have yet to find a really good DIY of the 05 swap. I am needing a list of materials, so I can get started. I saw the kit that someone sells(can't remember) and it was over 5k !! Junk yards are my friend
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I decided to get some -24 offset wheels to keep the tires out as far as possible. I then cut the steering stops back about 1/2 inch. Now, it turns a lot better. No other mods should be needed to make it turn tighter. I am very happy with it now
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I'm sorry to say but with the offset soo far out there you might wear out the ball joints faster...

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I'm sorry to say but with the offset soo far out there you might wear out the ball joints faster...
Not so much with a -24 offset. He'll be okay.


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I'm sorry to say but with the offset soo far out there you might wear out the ball joints faster...
That is less then 1" further out then stock.... nothing to worry about.

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