it doesnt make it MUCH harder to turn the front wheels, if anything it is only moderately more difficult, and that was with 38.5 boggers with stock XJ steering crap.Yes. They make it much harder to turn the front wheels. Often a ram set-up is needed if you have really big tires. Builds heat in P/S system. It helps to have a twin-stick TC or some other way to easily/quickly disconnect the front axle drive to allow you to turn a little sharper. But yes, you can run a spool, mini-spool or weld the front. Everything has advantages & disadvantages though.