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Old 29 May 2019, 10:15 am
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You can install the newer knuckle in your 01 without any issue. Of course you would need to have a wheel alignment done. I recommend the GT knuckle since you will get a bit better turning radius with them. There really is a noticeable difference. I had installed the knuckle from an 05, non turbo, manual car because, in theory, it would offer quicker steering. While I didn't notice the quicker steering, the turning radius went from "okay" to horrendous immediately.
My '03 GT has stock, original knuckles and the turning radius is horrendous. I can't imagine there is a worse radius out there. I have to make a k-turn on my wife's corner. You can easily do a straight u-turn with the Journey, Caravan, Quest, 200, Dart, my daughter's Civic, son's STI. I believe that even my Dad's Grand Cherokee makes it. I can't remember about the Challenger, but I ususally K-turn that to save the air dam and pricey tires from the dirt.
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Old 29 May 2019, 10:42 am
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Same here. My little PT convertible needs about half a city block to turn around. I think a big diesel truck has a tighter turning radius than my PT.
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Thanks for the confirmation. I'll need to watch for a set. Not much good here in Rhode Island, due to the rust and age of the cars now.
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My '03 GT has stock, original knuckles and the turning radius is horrendous. I can't imagine there is a worse radius out there. I have to make a k-turn on my wife's corner. You can easily do a straight u-turn with the Journey, Caravan, Quest, 200, Dart, my daughter's Civic, son's STI. I believe that even my Dad's Grand Cherokee makes it. I can't remember about the Challenger, but I ususally K-turn that to save the air dam and pricey tires from the dirt.
Oh I agree, the turning radius is not great to begin with, but install either of the non-GT options and it will be worse!
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Same here. My little PT convertible needs about half a city block to turn around. I think a big diesel truck has a tighter turning radius than my PT.
Well, whenever you need to replace the wheel bearings, you should pick up a set of GT spindles on one of your junkyard visits to install the new bearings in and try them. You have the middle of the road option now, but you will still notice an improvement with the GT.
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