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TERRIBLE TURNING RADIUS AFTER 6" FABTECH INSTALL??!!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ilya47, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. Aug 30, 2013 at 4:35 PM
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    Oregon TRD

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    I noticed right off the bat.

    My buddy went and had his fixed right after he fingered out my joke with him.....he said his tracked and turned better since:confused:
     
  2. Sep 13, 2013 at 5:11 PM
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    so after all your feed back and answer about my problem i decided i'd pull the trigger and just start cutting sh*t left and right :D

    i added some pictures of my entire process for those who decide to follow my route

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    i measured to show how much i cut off on mine, if you cut your stoppers, you dont have to cut off as much as i did.

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    this is after cutting the stoppers i ran into a little problem on both driver and passenger side next to the coil spring the i had to move over so that my tire did not rub when turning
    Its a brake line extension after getting the 6" Fabtech Lift
    Had to do the same thing on both sides (driver and passenger side)

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    This is something i found in the shed, came with a free diamond blade which i used

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    now i can finally turn normally like how i did before the lift.
    thank you again for all and everyone's help, hope my problem ended helping somebody with the same issue
     
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  3. Sep 13, 2013 at 5:30 PM
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    Glad it worked out in the end for ya!
     
  4. Sep 13, 2013 at 5:42 PM
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    also for those who have a sway bar in the front after a 6" lift, rip that f**ken shit off and toss it before its too late!!!!!!!!!!!!
    cuz i went to the beach and went off-road.
    30mins in i start hearing and weird thumping noise under the front end
    once i decided to check it out this is what i find....

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    it was so much force that 2 bolts that hold the sway bar were ripped out with no thread left at all to rebolt the bolts
    had to drive home with a strap holding the damn thing up so it wouldnt hit my CV joints

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  5. Jun 26, 2014 at 1:39 AM
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    what do you think??


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  6. Nov 6, 2016 at 12:10 AM
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    wow this thread is a god send,,just bought a truck with a 6" fabtech lift and holy cow you cant even turn the damn wheels its that bad..i was wondering what the problem was and what a solution might be and this thread covers it all
    hey OP if your still around i was wondering you mentioned you didnt need to cut off so much off the stoppers,,it looks like you cut it back to 1 3/4 if you had to do it over what would you say would be adequate like maybe 2 1/4 overall length?

    by the way nice truck
     
  7. Jun 15, 2017 at 9:04 PM
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    In case this helps anyone else you dont need to hack off the stops to 1 3/4 you'll just rip the sway bar off i cut mine to just a tad under 2 1/4 long and if i turn hard the tires will just barely brush the sway bar not hard enough to do any damage and the turning is much better..
     
  8. Jun 15, 2017 at 9:12 PM
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    That's some fucked up shit bro, I'd remove that in a heartbeat if my rig couldn't fit through the drive thru !
     
  9. Jun 16, 2017 at 7:13 AM
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    Anyone think about the combined lift and turning angle on the CV maybe was causing them to fail and that's why they made the block bigger?
     
  10. Jul 20, 2017 at 10:52 AM
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    This will help me big time. My turn radius is awful. Has anything mechanically gone wrong since you cut your stops?
     
  11. Jul 20, 2017 at 4:01 PM
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    nope so far nothing..granted its been less then a year since i cut them..the good thing is you dont have to cut very much off at all to achieve a wider turning angle..its just a sliver so i cant anticipate it causing too much damage
     
  12. Aug 7, 2017 at 6:20 PM
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    Has anyone had problems with the wear on the outside of their front tires after shortening the stops?

    I bought a 2016 Tundra with a Procomp 6" lift and 35s. The outsides of the tires were worn down so brought it to a truck place for alignment. Yet, in a hard turn the tires would seem like they were grabbing and scuffing still. So, today I just discovered the steering stops had been completely removed, obviously to help the turn radius. Mechanic thinks this is the prob with the tire wear. Only 25K,and the outsides are down to the tread wear indicator lines. We were planning on welding stops back on! After reading your posts I'm not sure. I don't want to be replacing tires every 25K though. Anyone without steering stops having this type of tire wear?

    BTW your trucks are awesome! Gonna have to work on my Tacoma next.
     
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