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Turning radius

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by blackdog, Aug 23, 2001.

  1. blackdog

    blackdog Registered Member

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    <font color=black>I've been getting a kick out of some of the new Chevy commercials for SUV's which highlight improved, tighter turning radius. Made me chuckle. because my K5 can almost drive sideways, the radius is so tight. I can shoot into parking spaces I've almost missed by just turnin the wheel all the way and magically squeezing in. My '95 mustang could never do this. Should I just grin at the fact that I can do this, or should I worry that my stops are set way too wide? Come to think of it, I don't think I've ever hit any stops....hmmmm....a 1 point 180...cool....

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  2. MOABDADC22

    MOABDADC22 1/2 ton status

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    My turning radius decreased a smidge witha 4" lift. I put on a lifted steering arm. I can turn tighter to the right than I can to the left. Turning around within your own wheelbase would be SAWEET.

    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.moabdadc22.alloffroad.com/>http://www.moabdadc22.alloffroad.com/</a>Real four wheelers don't need tools to remove body panels, paint, tail lights..etc.
     
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    sapper 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    my k5 can out turn my wifes tahoe without taking all the way over. older and wiser are our trucks!!

    Cause Stone Cold said so !!
     
  4. Seventy4Blazer

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    i am sure your stang can turn that tight, just need to whip the rear round.
    as for your radius is your stearing stock?
    or do you have cross over?
    Grant

    1974 Chevy Blazer Cheyanne. but it is on 33's now, with saggy old springs. i am in Yuma Arizona if ya got any parts for me.
     
  5. blackdog

    blackdog Registered Member

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    <blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr>

    is your stearing stock?
    or do you have cross over?

    <hr></blockquote><font color=black>As far as I know it's stock, but I've only recently gotten it. My mechanical education has some serious gaps, so I learn while I do (with a shop on speed dial in case of emergencies [​IMG] ) How exactly would you tell if you had crossover?


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