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Thread: My wheel base is so long...

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    I've got the same Frontier (CC long-bed) and it can be a beast to turn around. If it's not a 6 lane road there's no making a U-turn.

    However off-road I've found as long as it doesn't high-center then it's going to make it fine. That's my #1 limitation off-road easily -- luckily I'm not looking to rock-crawl. I do worry sometimes, though. I wouldn't give up a 6' bed. 6' is already pretty pathetic. 5' might as well not be a truck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by trasko View Post
    I've got the same Frontier (CC long-bed) and it can be a beast to turn around. If it's not a 6 lane road there's no making a U-turn.

    However off-road I've found as long as it doesn't high-center then it's going to make it fine. That's my #1 limitation off-road easily -- luckily I'm not looking to rock-crawl. I do worry sometimes, though. I wouldn't give up a 6' bed. 6' is already pretty pathetic. 5' might as well not be a truck!
    Agree on the bed, I had a 5 foot and it really can't hold anything. I ride in a group, they call me Nisslimo with my wheel base.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Motafinga View Post
    155 - as others have pointed out, traction is rarely an issue. All that frame twist keeps all 4 wheels quite planted!
    /snort
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    Quote Originally Posted by pappawheely View Post
    Amateurs. 168.4"

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    Nice

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    Thank you for this thread. I now feel like I have a short wheelbase.
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    I’m 205.3. 2017 F450

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    160" F250 CCSB.

    Turning circle is tighter than the Frontier above? LOLz.
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    Gray duramax is at 157ish in this picture, my blue truck is 146ish, some spots are tight but the duramax has an 05+ super duty Dana60 and the turning is incredible on that axle.

    I'm swapping to a Super duty 60 as well with even more steering than the duramax with his relatively stock axle.
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    ...and 140 inches later, dragging my **s over this rock.
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