The turning radius of a vehicle is important to any driver. The turning radius determines how quickly a vehicle will pivot on its axles. A higher turning radius will result in better handling and a more mobile vehicle. For a car or similar vehicle, turning radius is measured in terms of its curb-to-curb turning radius (CCR), or turning circle. The CCR of a vehicle measures how far the vehicle's wheels will travel when making a U-turn. In order to calculate CCR, you need to know the schematics of the vehicle for which you wish to find the CCR.

- Skill level:
- Moderate

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## Instructions

- 1
Get the equation for CCR, which is CCR (feet) = WB (inches) * CF/OWC (°).

- 2
Find the number for WB in the equation. WB stands for wheel base. The wheel base is the distance from the front wheels to the back wheels in inches.

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Find the number for OWC in the equation. OWC stands for outside wheel cut. The wheel cut is how great of an angle the axle can turn on the vehicle.

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Find the CF for the equation. CF stands for conversion factor and is a number dependent upon the front wheel base, axle, wheels and tires of the vehicle. This number must be provided by the manufacturer.

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Solve the equation. The ending CCR will be a measurement in feet of how far the vehicle's wheels travel when making a U-turn.