"New" Front TruTurn #11169500
includes: Steering arms, Draglink bracket, tie-rod assemblies
The early Camaro/Nova frontends have very poor suspension geometry...the tires lean outward around turns, the bumpsteer is bad, and there is little room to run a wide wheel because of the oem steering arm interference with the inside of the wheel. The Tru Turn system resolves ALL these issues...the tires now lean INTO the turn, the bumpsteer is UNDER .050" through 5" of suspension travel, and you now have clearance to run up to a 10" wide wheel with a 275mm tire!
TruTurn - Steering Componants:
1) Steering Arms:
Designed to correct bumpsteer AND allow clearance for up to a 10" wide wheel with a 5.75" backspacing.
2) Draglink Bracket:
Bolts onto your oem draglink to relocate the inner tierod end to minimize bumpsteer
3) Tie-Rod Assemblies:
Integrates with your new steering arms and centerlink to provide a tru "no fab" bolt on steering system.
Frequently Asked Questions:
1) Do I have to modify my OEM frame / sub-frame?
No modifications are neccessary 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) 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.
4) Can I use my stock or other aftermarket brakes with this system?
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.
5) Can I use my exsisting OEM or other aftermarket 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.
6) What is "Bump-Steer" and why should I be concerned about it?
Bump-steer is a term that refers to the control arms and the steering linkage moving in different arcs as the suspension
moves through it's travel. When this happens the tie-rods will move the steering arms [and therefore the wheels] in
directions the driver does not intend. This leads to an "uneasy" feeling car. Some OEM cars [especially older muscle cars]
can have a lot of bump-steer....as much as 1" !! Imagine the toe setting on your car changing unpredictably as you go
down the road! The TruTurn system nearly eliminates this situation...the bump-steer is only .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 muscle cars] the OEM suspension geometry will lean the compressed wheel
OUT when turning. With the new TruTurn suspension the compressed wheel will lean INTO the turn, keeping the
tire squarly on the ground thereby offering more lateral grip and offering a more stable turning experiance.
8) Will I sacrifice any turning radius with this system?
No loss of turning radius! An 18x10 wheel with 5.75" of backspace and a 275/35-18 tire will lightly kiss the frame rail
or the sway bar at full lock under full compression...... just enough to clean the paint off..... no damage to the wheel
tire or other componants.
9) Is this TruTurn 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 would work, we cannot guarantee fit or performance.
10) Is the new TruTurn system compatible with pervious RideTech Camaro componants such as the strong arms, tall spindles, or
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.