Front System
TruTurn is an upgraded steering system that includes sprindles, steering arms, drag link bracket and tie rod assemblies with billet tie rod adjusters. It eliminates bumpsteer and provides enough clearance for up to a 10" wide wheel and a 275mm tire in conjunction with your car's factory front subframe.  This is a 100% bolt-on solution.
$1,075.00
11169500
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Description

TruTurn is a high performance steering system upgrade for 1967-1969 Camaro and Firebird F-Body and 1968-1972 Nova and X-body cars. TruTurn corrects the poor suspension geometry and tire clearance issues that limit the performance of early Camaros, Firebirds and Novas. These cars suffer from a variety of issues including tires that lean outward during cornering, severe bumpsteer, and a lack of room for  wide wheels due to interference between OEM steering arm and the inside of the front wheels. TruTurn Steering System resolves ALL these issues. Tires now lean INTO the turn, while bumpsteer is reduced to UNDER .050" through 5" of suspension travel. Best of all, uou now have clearance to run up to a 10" wide wheel with a 275mm tire!

The complete, bolt-on steering system solution includes:

  • Tall Dropped Spindles – Taller overall to improve camber gain Spindle pin is raised to lower your car by 1.75"
  • Steering Arms – Designed to correct bumpsteer AND allow clearance for up to a 10" wide wheel with a 5.75" backspacing.
  • Forged Drag link  – Bolts in place of your oem drag link to relocate the inner tie rod end to minimize bumpsteer
  • Tie Rod Assemblies – Integrates with your new steering arms and centerlink to provide a Tru "no fab" bolt on steering system.

INSTRUCTIONS

TruTurn Instructions (11169500.pdf, 383 Kb) [Download]

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions


  • 1.Do I have to modify my oem subframe?
    No modifications are necessary at all. 

  • 2.Can I really fit a 10" wide wheel with a 275mm tire?
    Yes! There is no modification necessary to the subframe, but you WILL need to create clearance on the inner wheelhouse and the outer fender lip. These modifications can be as simple or elaborate as you talent and ambition dictate, but if done nicely, are all but invisible. 

  • 3.Can I use my existing OEM or other aftermarket dropped spindles with this system?
    No...the RideTech spindle is a critical part of the whole system. Using a different spindle will create highly unfavorable suspension geometry and would be incompatible with our steering arms. 

  • 4.Will a 17" wheel work with this system?
    Yes...We have fitted a 17x10 wheel on this system with a Baer 14" rotor and their 6P calipers. 

  • 5.Can I use my stock brakes or other aftermarket brakes with this package? 
    OEM drum brakes will not work with this spindle. OEM discs or other brands of disc brakes intended for an F body or A body GM should be fine. 

  • 6.What is "bumpsteer" and why should I be concerned about it?
    Bumpsteer is a term that refers to the control arms and the steering linkage moving in different arcs as the suspension moves through its travel. When this happens the tierods will move the steering arms [and therefore the wheels] in directions that the driver does not intend. This leads to an "uneasy" feeling car. Some OEM cars [especially older musclecars] can have a lot of bumpsteer...as much as 1"! Imagine the toe setting on your car changing unpredictably as you go down the road! The Tru Turn system nearly eliminates this situation...the bumpsteer in less than .050" over the entire 5" of suspension travel. This leads to a very stable and comfortable feeling vehicle. 

  • 7.What is camber gain and why should I be concerned about it?
    Camber gain refers to the rate of camber change the spindle will see through the range of suspension travel. With most OEM cars [especially older musclecars], the OEM suspension geometry will lean the compressed wheel OUT when turning. [Take a look at an early Chevelle or Camaro taking a hard turn] With the Tru Turn suspension the compressed wheel will lean INTO the turn, keeping the tire squarely on the ground thereby offering more lateral grip AND offering a more stable turning experience. 

  • 8.Will I sacrifice any turning radius? 
    No loss of turning radius! An 18x10 wheel with 5.75" of backspace and a 275/35-18 tire will lightly kiss the framerail or the swaybar at full lock under full compression...just enough to clean the paint off...no damage to the wheel, tire, or other components. 

  • 9.Is the Tru Turn system compatible with my OEM control arms, or other brands of control arms? 
    We have only done fitments with the RideTech StrongArms. While it is possible that the OEM arms, or another brand of tubular control arm could work, we cannot guarantee fit or performance. 

  • 10.Is the new Tru Turn system compatible with previous RideTech Camaro components such as the StrongArms, tall spindle, or ShockWaves?
    Yes...the Tru Turn system can be added to your existing RideTech suspension. If you already have RideTech spindles, the upgrade package would include the steering arms, draglink bracket, and the tie rod assemblies. 

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