It was brought up before about changing or tightening the turn radius. Easier to explain if you watch my video on the rack and pinion system. You will see stop spacers on each side. The radius can be changed by altering, shortening, these spacers. I recommend you do careful measuring and have you machined properly aligned before changing. Also may require removing your shocks and checking wheel clearance through the entire wheel and suspension travel. If you are sure there is room without having wheel to control arm contact you can adjust the stop spacers small amounts at a time. To do so requires removing the boots. Be careful and lube well to avoid damage. Then removing the inner tie rod ends. Most likely will have to remove outer tie rod as well or at least screw the adjuster apart. Once the inner tie rod is removed then the spacer can be removed and shortened. If for some reason you remove to much material it can be corrected with washers. I recommend removing in small gradients and testing. Before reassembling is complete check the inner tie rod end for movement and make sure it isn't binding or corroded. I explain this in the video as well. The down and dirty of the adjustment is shortening the stop spacers. Remember the old adage. Haste makes waste. Be sure to consider all movements and measurements before performing this mod. And do not get the spacers mixed up. each side is different.
I apologize for sound quality in advance. This was early GoPro work.
Last Edit: Oct 5, 2014 21:57:00 GMT -5 by The Fool
scott, i would like to shorten my turning radius a little. how much would you recommend removing from the stop bushings. i understand the little at a time, but how much is a little ? 20 thousands, one eight inch? would appreciate a reply if you can find the time. Thanks, Old Man
I would try a 1/16" and see how that relates to actual wheel movement. If to much is taken off you can use washers to shim back to the desired length. Although I explain how to do it. I have not measured a change in stop collar in relations to actual turn radious so I will say start small.
Thanks for your response. Will start with a sixthtenth. I watched your video on installing Fox off road shocks and I was wondering if the upper A arm would cause a problem with the turn radius due to the fact that its larger than the old a arm. seems to me that Would be where the tire or rim would hit first.