Fl Classic XL Help With Wheel Cut, Turning Radius

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  1. Truckie6674

    Truckie6674 Bobtail Member

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    Bought a Classic XL and just need a gun turret to be classified as a battleship along with its lack of turning.

    Need help to make it turn more,
    What have you guys done to yours?

    Help please
     
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  3. Dino soar

    Dino soar Road Train Member

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    The classic with a set forward front axle, just like any truck with a set forward front axle and a long wheelbase, takes a football field to turn around.

    In contrast the famous FLD120 with a setback front axle will back you into places you could never imagine.

    So unless there is something really wrong with your truck that's just the way it is.
     
  4. Crude Truckin'

    Crude Truckin' Alien Spacecraft

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    Turn in stoppers by kingpins. Other than that, nothing you can really do.
     
  5. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    Adjust axle stops and steering box if needed. Can only go so far before the tires start rubbing. Might get a couple more degrees of wheel cut.
     
  6. Hulld

    Hulld Road Train Member

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    Does it turn equally bad in either direction?
    Or is better in one direction?
     
  7. Truckie6674

    Truckie6674 Bobtail Member

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    Pretty bad in both, coming from a columbia, the classic seems to be going straight when the wheel is all the way to one side
     
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  8. Hulld

    Hulld Road Train Member

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    Ok
    If it’s close to equal your steering linkage is phased probably.
    So like others have said you can only gain a slight amount by adjusting the stops but that’s it.
    On another note I have a Columbia and I am at 75 feet and can put the truck about anywhere I want to.
    With the set back axel it’s a whole different animal.
     
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  11. Brettj3876

    Brettj3876 Road Train Member

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    That and I've heard stories if you go too far they can lock up on you
     
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