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Barely Turn Right With MRAP wheels & Super Singles

Hummer Guy

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Title pretty much says it, I finally got my MRAP wheels and 395s on the M35, I love the tires and the ability to cruise 55mph easily but the radius on my right turn is very big. The tires rub on the pitman arm/drag link castle nut when trying to take any sort of hard right. I have the waterloo power steering
 

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Cajunkr

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Title pretty much says it, I finally got my MRAP wheels and 395s on the M35, I love the tires and the ability to cruise 55mph easily but the radius on my right turn is very big. The tires rub on the pitman arm/drag link castle nut when trying to take any sort of hard right. I have the waterloo power steering
Hey! So I’ve been researching this as much as possible to try and avoid this issue. In your opinion, looking at the tires and setup you have, how can this setup be changed to avoid the rubbing? Move the box higher up into the fender to clear or at least give more room? Or move the box back towards the axle to open up the space that it sits in? I’ve just been looking through pictures and trying to picture it on mine but I only have NDT’s. Also, how many inches is there from the front of your tire to inside the front fender brace? Sorry for all the questions.
 

Hummer Guy

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Hey! So I’ve been researching this as much as possible to try and avoid this issue. In your opinion, looking at the tires and setup you have, how can this setup be changed to avoid the rubbing? Move the box higher up into the fender to clear or at least give more room? Or move the box back towards the axle to open up the space that it sits in? I’ve just been looking through pictures and trying to picture it on mine but I only have NDT’s. Also, how many inches is there from the front of your tire to inside the front fender brace? Sorry for all the questions.
I'm going to look a bit more at it, I believe my pitman arm wasn't pushed far enough on the steering box, I grinded the little edge piece on the steering box to push the arm farther back on the splines but I didn't take the truck out for a test drive yet to see if it made a difference, from just looking at it, it seems like I have a little bit more of a right angle. The best way to avoid this is most likely to go with the A3 wheels or the special made ones on Eastern Surplus. I'll mess around and check everything to see if I can get my right angle turn back. I do have some 1/2 inch spacers laying around that's for the rockwell axles, that may give me enough offset to avoid dragging on the drag link.

I'll measure it, but I know its a bit far off from touching the fender brace
 
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Cajunkr

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I'm going to look a bit more at it, I believe my pitman arm wasn't pushed far enough on the steering box, I grinded the little edge piece on the steering box to push the arm farther back on the splines but I didn't take the truck out for a test drive yet to see if it made a difference, from just looking at it, it seems like I have a little bit more of a right angle. The best way to avoid this is most likely to go with the A3 wheels or the special made ones on Eastern Surplus. I'll mess around and check everything to see if I can get my right angle turn back. I do have some 1/2 inch spacers laying around that's for the rockwell axles, that may give me enough offset to avoid dragging on the drag link.

I'll measure it, but I know its a bit far off from touching the fender brace
Thanks! I already have the MRAPs and 395’s, just not on the truck yet. I’m still resurrecting it. There’s a steering gear for a Volvo rig that has the pitman arm sandwiched between the frame rail and the steering box. I just need measurements to see if the box will fit between the wheel and fender brace. M100-pqw32 or thp60-004 are the two variants I’m looking at. It’s just hard to picture them in place. I need to make a wood template of the box to see how much room is left.
 
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