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Piston Slap: Tighter truck turns via OEM+ upgrades?

Michael writes:

I have a 1994 GMC long bed pickup. My problem/gripe is the turn radius, as the USS Missouri has a smaller turn radius. I did come across an article that said a set of 1998 control arms would help but that article was very vague. It’s said the problem is the tires hitting the control arms. If you have any ideas or a solution I’d really appreciate it. I’m wanting to rebuild the front end and address this problem while I’m doing it.


Sajeev answers:

The answer depends on your drive configuration (two- or four-wheel drive) and whether you have stock-sized tires ... Read the full article on