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Old 10-25-2011, 03:14 PM
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Default Can you Adjust your Turning Radius??

Hey guys, so I've been driving a 2006 Lincoln Zephyr around for about 2 years now and MAN, does it turn like a boat! I mean honestly, I am that guy that has to put my car in reverse once or twice to adjust myself while pulling into a parking spot. And my windows are real dark, so I know people are thinking "look at this geezer" lol.

So anyways, is there any kit or adjustment I can do to make my car have a tighter radius. I used to drive an Explorer, and for those of you who drive one, you know how AMAZING turning is. Doing a U-turn, you just about turn into the first lane. But with this Zephyr, it's all the way to the third lane.

I appreciate your help people!
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Bump.

Does anybody have insight on tightening your radius?
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your stuck with it dude..... reviews of your car show that people hate its turning radius lol... in order to increase it you would have to fully modify the power steering, axle hub etc.
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your stuck with it dude..... reviews of your car show that people hate its turning radius lol... in order to increase it you would have to fully modify the power steering, axle hub etc.
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i wanted to change the radius of my truck but found out the above.

i takes me 2 or 3 shots to get in to most spots because i cant swing out wide in the aisle when cars are everywhere, its a 2.5 lane U turn.
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^^^What they said. You're stuck with it.


Buy a shorter car, gramps!
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your stuck with it dude..... reviews of your car show that people hate its turning radius lol... in order to increase it you would have to fully modify the power steering, axle hub etc.
Thanks for the insight! What a bummer though
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i wanted to change the radius of my truck but found out the above.

i takes me 2 or 3 shots to get in to most spots because i cant swing out wide in the aisle when cars are everywhere, its a 2.5 lane U turn.
Haha exactly! I think I'm pushing a 2.75, ridiculous.
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uhh...

Find out what steering limitations are keeping it from turning tighter. Then modify it. I bet you could get it done for less than $5000. {big budget for a good shop to do it.. small budget for a big shop to do it}

Honestly, You could go oldschool lowrider on it and maybe pic up some turning radius by shifting the wheels out some so they won't hit the inside of your fender wells and then shave down the stops... but that only works if the steering assemblies have more to give.

Your tightest curb-curb turning radius is 18.85ft (37.7ft turning diameter)

For reference;
A PT Cruiser has a tightest curb-curb turning radius is 20.75ft (41.5ft turning diameter) Most owners do complain about this.

An F150 Supercrew 4X4 has a tightest curb-curb turning radius is 22.45ft (45.9ft turning diameter) I've never heard anyone complain about it.. but it is a larger vehicle.
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uhh...

Find out what steering limitations are keeping it from turning tighter. Then modify it. I bet you could get it done for less than $5000. {big budget for a good shop to do it.. small budget for a big shop to do it}

Honestly, You could go oldschool lowrider on it and maybe pic up some turning radius by shifting the wheels out some so they won't hit the inside of your fender wells and then shave down the stops... but that only works if the steering assemblies have more to give.

Your tightest curb-curb turning radius is 18.85ft (37.7ft turning diameter)

For reference;
A PT Cruiser has a tightest curb-curb turning radius is 20.75ft (41.5ft turning diameter) Most owners do complain about this.

An F150 Supercrew 4X4 has a tightest curb-curb turning radius is 22.45ft (45.9ft turning diameter) I've never heard anyone complain about it.. but it is a larger vehicle.
pretty much agree with this guy just not on the low rider part. imo a truck should never be dropped, only raised. my suburban has a 6inch lift with a 1inch add a leaf to balance the rear due to the audio system with currently 34's. i to had horrible turning with this being a 94 suburban. the lift kit helped some. i swapped out the lower A-arms with 96 A-arms and rebuilt the gear box to provide 15% more movement. the only down side is i had to cut a little away from the outsides of my bumper and 34's are the biggest i can go now unless i do a flare job to the fenders.
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