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GMC Quadrasteer. Hot new swap for Blazers?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Sandman, Oct 15, 2002.

  1. Sandman

    Sandman 3/4 ton status Author

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    How long untill we can pull one from the Boneyard?

    Quadrasteer (Then select "QUADRASTEER" on the left)

    Love to have this. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    design news write up Complicated and $$$$. Plus same toaster oven, aka rock magnet, issues. Now with some rework...
     
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    Oyyyyy. That would be a mess. If I was going to mess with 4ws I would go Rockwells or if I had some cash get Jact at CTM to build one of thos Ford 9 inch/Mog hybrid portal axles like the JR's Bronco (aka Fat City) has under it. Mog axles (the diff) don't like high speed but with the 9 inch center that is taken care of and gives you the gear options. Then just run hydro steer on a joy stick and not mess with the electronic Wizardry. For what we do that would be the way to go. you would want total manual control and not what some idiot a GM decided it should do. Driving sideways at 50mph would be fun too /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
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    A rear Dana 60 might be an idea also...
     
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    who is CTM and do they have a web site?
     
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    CTM

    I have a 14 bolt w/ a bad spindle, and I got some 60 inner and outer knuckles off ebay. Going to see how that works for rear steer set up. Have always wanted rear steering. Don't know why. /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
     
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    i believe the new quadrasteer rear axle is a dana 60 from what i've heard.good luck finding one in a bone yard,not to mention the price.but all in all it would be cool to have 4 wheel steering.then i could keep up with those damn "heeps" in the real tight trails.
     
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    doesn't turn very far, expensive, and most of all, it's computer controlled. i'm kinda sketchy on what these people are going to do when they're towing a trailer at 70 on the interstate and the rear axle decides to make a right turn.
     
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    The rear steering only works below 25 mph /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    afroman006 check out the design news piece linked in the second post. Tells you how it works and all the failsafes. The quadrasteer works at all speeds.

    twiztid, how was backing up with it? (that tv ad with guy backing up doing figure 8s with a trailer)
     
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    Thanks. That was good info. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    </font><blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr />
    The rear steering only works below 25 mph

    [/ QUOTE ] Actually, the rear steering changes it's method of operation at either 25 or 40 mph. In "towing" mode, the rear steer changes from negative rear steer to positive rear steer at 25 mph. In "normal" mode, it changes at 40 mph. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif The change isn't made instantly though. Negative rear steering is gradually reduced as the truck approaches the changeover speed, then gradually introduces positive rear steering as the truck exceeds the changeover speed. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I think your right. Low speeds it turns the oppicite way for a sharper turn and high speeds it turn the say way so ur trailder dosent move like a snake and more like 1 peice
     
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    Oh... Cool thx
     

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