How to Get Your Car to Make Sharper Turns (Steering Angle Mod)

5 Spa 2017
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Learn how to get more steering angle so your car can make sharper turns by removing rack limiters in the steering rack. That way you can make a U turn instead of a K turn. This works for cars that have steering rack limiters (spacers) and can be quick and easy to do.
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  • I am going to post some short videos on Instagram (@ChrisFixit) answering some questions like if I was able to make a U-turn instead of a K-turn now. Also I am almost at 100k followers on Instagram so be sure to follow! Once I hit 100k I am doing a giveaway of ChrisFix swag with 7,000 winners!!!

    ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 3 metus
    • @ChrisFix you have no tools hahaha

      Exlipse YTExlipse YTPrieš mėn
    • Great video. Do you know if a 2006 Nissan Altima has rack limiters? Thanks in advance.

      T LT LPrieš 6 mėnesių
    • So. Important question. How do I fix the steering after shortening the wheelbase? Got and 86 toyota pickup w/camper. Camper was no good so it got ripped off and it was awesome. Then it got cut and shortened about 4ft. And the overhang cut off entirely. Now the wheel base is the same as your mustang. I know how Ackerman steering works, I just dont know how to adjust it

      Ben GreeneBen GreenePrieš 7 mėnesių
    • @Sidemen Fan980 Good joke man about wheels and about Chrisfix -James M. Padre Juan

      Jeffrey Padre JuanJeffrey Padre JuanPrieš 10 mėnesių
    • @Retro GOD Chrisfix is now your teacher of car fixing he will make you proud -James M. Padre Juan

      Jeffrey Padre JuanJeffrey Padre JuanPrieš 10 mėnesių
  • be careful don't do that you can get fucked

    hiba zenatihiba zenatiPrieš 14 val
  • Hey Chris do you consider yourself a master Mechanic?

    Ray BatoRay BatoPrieš 4 dienas
  • Great info and presentation thanks

    Tony SajkowskiTony SajkowskiPrieš 20 dienų
  • I like the driftstang

    Kekeluv_uKekeluv_uPrieš 26 dienų
  • I like your car the driftstang

    Kekeluv_uKekeluv_uPrieš 26 dienų
  • Reminds me of when I drive to work with a broken tierod. Good times. Peace ✌🏻

    Jay DuronJay DuronPrieš 26 dienų
  • However, by installing the wheel extension disc you also reduce the turn circling diameter. Means that you make it sharper turn but then you re-unsharp it again by widening the wheel distance.. but perhaps in this video case you still sharpen the turn a little bit.

    Real TrollReal TrollPrieš 27 dienų
  • Why not get a angle kit

    Yata MiataYata MiataPrieš mėn
  • @chrisfix the Ford CMax by far has the worst turning radius

    SDAVI1027SDAVI1027Prieš mėn
  • Your Mustang wheels are very cool

    Slavic ComradeSlavic ComradePrieš mėn
  • I have a question

    Ricardo CoronaRicardo CoronaPrieš mėn
  • Power steering pump moaning

    Emilia MontoyaEmilia MontoyaPrieš mėn
  • I know this videos really old but I recently bought an 02 Chevy avalanche, is it possible to add a rack limiter to keep the turning not as sharp? When I turn sharp my truck “skids or slides” if I turn to sharp

    Skylar RustSkylar RustPrieš mėn
  • this is what i was looking for since many days

    Manoj HegdeManoj HegdePrieš mėn
  • Joseph “Stalling”

    ZavalaZavalaPrieš mėn
  • Dude this guy really explains everything so detailed and he tries his best

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    Huma AkhtarHuma AkhtarPrieš mėn
  • Wait why is left has less angle than right?!

    lets talk aboutlets talk aboutPrieš 2 mėnesius
    • Ackerman angle!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Verified ✔ ChrisFix video! You used medium strength threadlocker!

    DenzyPlayzDenzyPlayzPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • if that was 90 degrees then that circle has like 420 degrees :)

    dDawiddDawidPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • my school board be blocking ChrisFix videos, I go on a alt acc and start watching for 3-5h straight of vids. then school be like, what did you watch? Me: ChrisFix. School: H O W? I got alt acc.

    Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE Track PackageChevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE Track PackagePrieš 2 mėnesius
  • First person to comment on this video during the era of President-Elect Joseph R. Biden!

    NoLordNoLordPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Hi Chris, my steering wheel on the SN95 mustang is sloppy like an old truck, it turned around but the wheel doesn't really move, how to fix this issue? I can't find anything good on youtube

    C RichiC RichiPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • TÜV sagt nein

    harostarharostarPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • everyone : *something breaks* oh nooo ChrisFix : *Something Breaks* YESSS new video

    Kathlene Buskirk McartorKathlene Buskirk McartorPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Never, and I mean, NEVER do that. Your car is the result of many years of development, researching and testing to get to the desired results. Those wheel adapters do nothing good for your car. They're increasing the distance between wheels, which means a lot of downforces on them and the wheel assembly, the wheel are causing more drag, because they've been placed outside the optimal line and the worst thing is that you have no clue about how much the forces acting on the wheels are gonna be increased, proportional, with the speed. Falks, don't do that to your cars !

    Minea LucianMinea LucianPrieš 2 mėnesius
    • I'll be making a video about all that soon, but thanks for sharing!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Me while watching the start. Bruh use the mustang and do a J-turn

    North House TvNorth House TvPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Does anyone know if it is safe to do this on FWD cars?

    Nathan BorcheltNathan BorcheltPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • 3

    Roblox MediaRoblox MediaPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Will this work on a volvo s60R

    Matthew MurphyMatthew MurphyPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • ...I'll bet that tire still rubs on the sway bar in hard cornering where the tire deforms from weight transfer of the body. Yes? Maybe?

    NorthernChevNorthernChevPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • If you think 25mm spacer is bad, whistlin diesel has 4ft spacers

    Silent OutlawSilent OutlawPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • You can also put the tie rod ball joint closer to the lower control arm balljoint.

    Charlie SmithCharlie SmithPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • I wish i live in the alternate reality where chrisfix works on gm models.

    UndeadWelderUndeadWelderPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • 🙌🏽

    Jose Sebastian CuevasJose Sebastian CuevasPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Great channel! But please... Get rid of that bad habit and don't reverse grip the steering wheel! ;)

    Adam MaciejowskiAdam MaciejowskiPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Now that's an improvement ~ chris fix 2018

    Tobias WestTobias WestPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Still haven't gotten a video on wheel spacers

    Brendan CrossBrendan CrossPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Awesome Man!!!

    Adam CoeAdam CoePrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Hey guys Chrisfix here today I am going to show you how to REDUCE the steering angle on my car 🤣

    Mehrnoush KolahdoovMehrnoush KolahdoovPrieš 4 mėnesius
    • :p

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • 1:46: Chris’s Mustang 1:53: Parent’s Fiesta

    ThatCarGuy54ThatCarGuy54Prieš 4 mėnesius
  • In some countries wheels cannot stick out of the car's contour. And usually the stock wheels are already all the way outside as they can. So using spacers would be illegal...

    dismayer666dismayer666Prieš 4 mėnesius
  • u mean more positive offset not negative

    vproductionvproductionPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • watching this two years in the future. sucks that wheel spacers are illegal in australia.

    Shaun SmithShaun SmithPrieš 4 mėnesius
    • @alliwantedwasapepsi 👍

      Shaun SmithShaun SmithPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Is there any way to decrease braking distance and make them more “sensitive?”

    Robin Hood was a socialist.Robin Hood was a socialist.Prieš 4 mėnesius
  • Get spacers and space them out

    williamgamingwilliamgamingPrieš 4 mėnesius
    • 7:25

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Haha I guess I'm screwed if I want more steering. I have so much negative offset that I had to use a half inch spacer just to get my rims to fit😂

    Crew ZeroCrew ZeroPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Just use the handbrake lol

    chris cschris csPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Zzzzzzzzzz That's why they make mechanics.

    RS AndrewsRS AndrewsPrieš 5 mėnesių
    • A mechanic also called a fucking bastard, would charge you 500 for see if there are those little plastic shitd

      Soviet ComradeSoviet ComradePrieš 4 mėnesius
  • ChrisFix:enjoys the sound of mustang. MamaFix:Think it’s a lion in the yard. 🤣🤣😂

    Bob BobibobBob BobibobPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • Mate please stop killing the safety features

    STANSTANPrieš 5 mėnesių
    • It's not a safety feature

      Soviet ComradeSoviet ComradePrieš 4 mėnesius
  • 👍

    Doug WilliamsDoug WilliamsPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • Can I do this on my frontwheeldrive car?

    Waleed172Waleed172Prieš 5 mėnesių
    • Yes, if it has a rack limiter

      youknow ididyouknow ididPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • Can you do this with a Fwd car? I have a Mitsubishi Eclipse with a terrible turn radius!

    Rogue EntertainmentRogue EntertainmentPrieš 5 mėnesių
    • If there are limiters, yes

      Soviet ComradeSoviet ComradePrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Chris: *modifies/tunes/fixes cars* vehicles: *IM A CELEBRITY!!!*

    The AsianThe AsianPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • Ever make that video about spacers? Tried to look through your videos but didn’t see anything.

    ak Dak DPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • I would a assume those rack limiters are there to protect the steering rack seals when at full lock?

    Protek12Protek12Prieš 5 mėnesių
    • They install them so if you install wider tires (common mustang mod), it won't rub!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • Wonder what the neighbor said while watching this guy just going around with his car

    Just a peace of cakeJust a peace of cakePrieš 5 mėnesių
  • My car steering left side hard turn right side soft turn what should I do ?

    Rare Gamer YTRare Gamer YTPrieš 6 mėnesių
    • Check the fluid level, as it might be low (and if it is, top it off and see if you have a line or something in the system leaking so you can fix it), if everything looks good then check ball joints or strut bearings, and if those are good then the spool valve in your rack might be stuck, and the only real way to fix that is to get your steering rack replaced.

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • Sorry for the offtopic but where can i find the rubber you use for the lifting jack plz?

    Diego RodriguezDiego RodriguezPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • I checked for the wheels spacers video but didn't find it. Is it online or not yet ?

    L'indie GamerL'indie GamerPrieš 6 mėnesių
    • Not yet

      Soviet ComradeSoviet ComradePrieš 4 mėnesius
  • 10:40 we're now turning just as sharp as a compact for fiesta. so uhhh. what if I did this to my ford fiesta?

    GeKo_AcidicGeKo_AcidicPrieš 6 mėnesių
    • You'd probably flip the car in a turn at high speeds or fishtail like crazy🤣

      youknow ididyouknow ididPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • What front tires are those plz tell me Chris and what size and stuff ? Thanks g

    Simran PalSimran PalPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • Where do you put the jack stands. Is there a specific place to place them

    OrganicToker420OrganicToker420Prieš 6 mėnesių
    • Specific? No You can place them anywhere on the frame

      Soviet ComradeSoviet ComradePrieš 4 mėnesius
  • K-Turns SUCK!

    Shane R DiaZShane R DiaZPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • how tf did i come here

    Tahsin Caner BektürkTahsin Caner BektürkPrieš 6 mėnesių
    • @ChrisFix of course😊

      Tahsin Caner BektürkTahsin Caner BektürkPrieš 6 mėnesių
    • Did you at least enjoy the video?

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • ...видно,что ни хера так и не понял,почему у тебя колёса поворачиваются не равномерно.....а причина в не правильном позиционировании рулевой колонки по центру,во время схождения колёс.Ну а всё,что ты сделал-это полная чушь...надеюсь,что никто из твоих зрителей не повторит такую ошибку.

    Ace RAce RPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • Thank you so much for this. Even tho I’m 14 I’m still inspired by you to go buy a drift car when I am older!

    Aarush TiwaryAarush TiwaryPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • Is this a joke?

    mihai_brrmihai_brrPrieš 6 mėnesių
    • No why would it be?

      Soviet ComradeSoviet ComradePrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Ok that begining transition was fire

    Brayden CooperBrayden CooperPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • 10:18, i hear a little kids voice

    Logan Wilson BTS 610LLogan Wilson BTS 610LPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • where's the wheel spacer video?

    ValadisValadisPrieš 6 mėnesių
    • That will be here very soon! Stay tuneeeed!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • 1:47 Grove Street, home

    ZhinanjysZhinanjysPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • Follow the 10 commandments Christians and ask for forgiveness

    DrewDrewPrieš 6 mėnesių
    • What

      Soviet ComradeSoviet ComradePrieš 4 mėnesius
  • I just checked my bimmer doesn’t have rack limiters :(

    THATE46 KIDTHATE46 KIDPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • Hello. I would like to full captions. Many thanks. I love your video. Cheers

    Juan Miguel JavierJuan Miguel JavierPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • nah i love K turn. i have more practice than U turn. for K turn we haw another name. It is swallow s tail rough translation

    Vladimir mehicVladimir mehicPrieš 6 mėnesių
    • U turn is way better

      Soviet ComradeSoviet ComradePrieš 4 mėnesius
  • I wonder how Grove Street families allowed you to shoot video in their hood.. 🤔

    Akmal HaiderAkmal HaiderPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • You could use a lil handbrake and just send it

    Ricky107Ricky107Prieš 6 mėnesių
  • My wheels on my mustang hit my sway bar when I'm not even fully turned, will I need spacers or is there something else I could do? (This without any modifications, just 17 inch wheels instead of stock 16)

    Jordan HolmesJordan HolmesPrieš 6 mėnesių
    • Yes you should put the old wheels back on, or add spacers

      Soviet ComradeSoviet ComradePrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Good vid for folks who don't know about cars. ----sometimes, on my own vehicles, I replace the clamps, e.g., when doing a cooling system flush, with regular hose clamps. Not only do they hold better, you can adjust the tension on them, but they are also, to me, easier to work with. ESP., when you put the boot back on, it obviously is not tight anymore. -----Those "Wheel adapters" are wheel spacers. By using them, you are changing the pressure points on the suspension and bearings, wheel offset, adding more pressure to the studs, changing the wheel alignment, and tire wear could become uneven, to name a few. -----It increases scrub radius. This increases pressure on the steering rack. All these changes can make the steering wheel feel jerky over bumps, etc., affecting steering control and the tires no longer have the car's weight in the middle, or as close as possible to the middle, thus in wet or other conditions such as maneuverability can lead to wheel slippage and an accident. -----Eventually, based on my 28 years of experience, the wheel bearings or something wear prematurely and even break, even a steering rack, which ends up costing the customer boat loads of money to fix. They are considered "Safe," if installed properly, but they also can change the reactions of the suspension components, which could potentially lead to an accident. ----

    RobHTechRobHTechPrieš 7 mėnesių
  • Him: “we have plenty of room” Also him: (can’t even fit a finger in there)

    darknin.darknin.Prieš 7 mėnesių
  • My 2004 Acura has the turning radius of a truck- worse than some trucks. I saw that stat before I bought it and didn’t think it mattered ... it does. Lots of K-turns through the years. This video was amazing. So simple! Of course I’m not going to do it. I don’t do stuff- I watch other people do stuff and make K-turns.

    Steven BanksSteven BanksPrieš 7 mėnesių
  • 30 right/25 Left would be completely wrong, it should be the other way around on the left wheel.

    PistonBullyPistonBullyPrieš 7 mėnesių
  • Why is the angle not the same on both sides?

    Leopold TinteraLeopold TinteraPrieš 7 mėnesių
  • I know how chris is gonna die With bad made jackstands

    linuslinusPrieš 7 mėnesių
  • Im still a kid and i love watching his vids hope i can help my dad out with these vids

    Vicente ReyesVicente ReyesPrieš 7 mėnesių
    • @Veni Vidi Vici thank you so very much stay safe out there 😊

      Vicente ReyesVicente ReyesPrieš 6 mėnesių
    • Wow. Here I thought kids like yourself only care about Fortnite. Good job young man. Make your father proud.

      Veni Vidi ViciVeni Vidi ViciPrieš 6 mėnesių
    • @ChrisFix Thank you very much godbless stay safe

      Vicente ReyesVicente ReyesPrieš 7 mėnesių
    • I'm glad you're still watching the videos! I'm sure you will be able to help out soon enough!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 7 mėnesių
  • Are there any kind of shifters that are similar to this style? Hybrid racing only makes them for Honda's and Acuras, so I wanted to see

    Andrew SmithAndrew SmithPrieš 8 mėnesių
  • ??

    Bence CsabaBence CsabaPrieš 8 mėnesių
  • It’s the driftstang, just drift the U turn. LOL

    Logan SaundersLogan SaundersPrieš 8 mėnesių
  • One little note about holding your steering wheel at the lock: RTFM. Your manual usually will spec how long is considered safe. Ford specs 12 seconds.

    Chubby AdlerChubby AdlerPrieš 8 mėnesių
  • Hey Chris, what brand is your rechargeable impact wrench?

    ModsadikModsadikPrieš 8 mėnesių
    • Milwaukee

      Soviet ComradeSoviet ComradePrieš 4 mėnesius
  • O

    oofy Fryoofy FryPrieš 8 mėnesių
  • O

    oofy Fryoofy FryPrieš 8 mėnesių
  • Looks like reverse Ackermann steering which is not ideal for low speed maneuvers.

    Stefan RakuffStefan RakuffPrieš 8 mėnesių
    • You are correct, but because of the increase in steering angle and the positives of reverse ackerman for drifting, that is a compromise I was willing to make, and when I drove around like this for a while, I never noticed a negative from doing this!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 8 mėnesių
  • Is the stock limited a different plastic than the PVC? If so, does that affect anything?

    Alex SnowAlex SnowPrieš 8 mėnesių
    • It wouldn't affect anything!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 8 mėnesių
  • Doesn't this disobey Ackermann steering? According to Ackermann steering, the steering angle of the inside tire should be greater. Meaning when making a left turn, the driver side tire should have a greater steering angle than the passenger side tire, but in this video, its the opposite. Thank you for anyone who replies, this will help me a lot in a research paper I'm writing.

    Daniel TakawiDaniel TakawiPrieš 8 mėnesių
  • ...or if you are crazy just yamg the handbrake

    MufifnMufifnPrieš 8 mėnesių
  • In some states of Australia, aftermarket wheel spacers are illegal. Although wheel spacers fitted from the factory are exempt.

    Ben GrevettBen GrevettPrieš 8 mėnesių
    • Interesting, thanks for sharing!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 8 mėnesių