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Old 08-21-2006, 09:56 PM
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Question Super Duty Turning Radius

Hey Guys,Is there a way to decrease the turning radius on these super duties? I need a parking lot to perform a U-Turn. My work truck(IHC 4300 Series 26,000 GVW) can turn in a much smaller arc than my pick-up. What was Ford thinking when they designed this????? Great site, look forward to the discussion..
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Welcome to the world of heavy duty trucks with leaf springs up front! I see by your profile that you have a 2001 Super Duty. Im assuming its a 4x4. I think the newer 4x4 trucks have coils up front which I think allows a tighter turning radius. I'm not sure. I have a 2002 F250 4x4 with leafs and I know what you mean. It rides like a tank, doesn't turn tight, but it rides real high and looks cool.
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Old 08-21-2006, 10:15 PM
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The new Super Duty trucks do have a tighter turning radius due to the coil spring front suspension, but it will never be known for turning on a dime.
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Welcome to the world of heavy duty trucks with leaf springs up front! I see by your profile that you have a 2001 Super Duty. Im assuming its a 4x4. I think the newer 4x4 trucks have coils up front which I think allows a tighter turning radius. I'm not sure. I have a 2002 F250 4x4 with leafs and I know what you mean. It rides like a tank, doesn't turn tight, but it rides real high and looks cool.
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Along with my '06, I've driven an '02 at work. The '06 turns WAY sharper than the '02. Both are long bed crew cabs.
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You can always drive a Ranger. The '06 turning radius was decreased by 5'1" in '06 as they brought the design in line w/in the springs
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I have a 03 f250 Screw shortbox and I was suprised that I could even do a clean U'ey on a four lane intersection. Its alot better then I thought it would be. Theres always a negitive to driving a kick a** truck like we do. But its worth it because there isnt anything cooler then a f250 or f350 going down the road.
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