Thread: My wheel base is so long...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buliwyf View Post
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    Turning circle is tighter than the Frontier above? LOLz.
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    Doesn't greater width give you a tighter turning circle? Something to do with the geometry of steering?
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    I'm pretty sure my Suburban (130" WB) has a tighter turning circle than the Extra-cab Ford Ranger (127" WB) that I used to have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Martinjmpr View Post
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    Doesn't greater width give you a tighter turning circle? Something to do with the geometry of steering?
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    I'm pretty sure my Suburban (130" WB) has a tighter turning circle than the Extra-cab Ford Ranger (127" WB) that I used to have.
    I don't know, but what I understand from Nissan boards is that there are stops on the steering on the Frontier, this may be to prevent tire rub. This thing has the WORST turning circle I have ever encountered.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pappawheely View Post
    Generally, the longer wheelbase means that whatever one axle is going over, the other end still has traction. In sand, snow, mud, it's an advantage.

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    155 - as others have pointed out, traction is rarely an issue. All that frame twist keeps all 4 wheels quite planted!

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    It's because the 05+ super duty axles have an insane amount of steering angle. Stock is nearly 45 degrees.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Josh41 View Post
    I don't know, but what I understand from Nissan boards is that there are stops on the steering on the Frontier, this may be to prevent tire rub. This thing has the WORST turning circle I have ever encountered.
    I have a short bed and it already turns like a boat. Multi-point turns just getting out of regular parking lots.

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    Bigger diameter tires also increase the turning radius. When I pull a u-turn, I have to go way out into the intersection. This confuses people in cars who whip around and then get embarrassed when I come around behind them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pappawheely View Post
    Bigger diameter tires also increase the turning radius. When I pull a u-turn, I have to go way out into the intersection. This confuses people in cars who whip around and then get embarrassed when I come around behind them.
    Are they embarrassed, or frightened your truck will devour them whole...

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    141 inch WB 2nd gen Tacoma. Good kick out sliders make a world of difference. No skids other than factory but as long as I stay sharp, go slow, and respect the limitations of an IFS front with poor turning radius and breakover angle all is well. With the rear locker and ATRAC it gets me into and out of places where I probably don't belong. That said it ain't a Jeep. My modified TJ doesn't even blink at terrain that will stop the Taco stone cold. But they are different vehicles for very different purposes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martinjmpr View Post
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    Doesn't greater width give you a tighter turning circle? Something to do with the geometry of steering?
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    I'm pretty sure my Suburban (130" WB) has a tighter turning circle than the Extra-cab Ford Ranger (127" WB) that I used to have.
    I doubt it. I could turn so tightly in my '97 Cherokee it would make you dizzy. I think the problem with the turning here is ifs verses straight axle.
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