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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-24-2000, 12:06 AM Thread Starter
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Rear Wheel Steering on 2002 GM\'s????

Has anyone seen the little blurb about GM having rear wheel steering in this months issue of FourWheeler? up untill just tonight when I read it I hadn't heard of GM coming out with it. It the artical it says it will be an option for all GM/Chevy trucks in 2002. The steering is electric in the back with what looks like a normal rear axle only with steering knuckles on it. There are some sensers that pick up how far the steering wheel has turned and what speed your going and then turn the rear wheels acordingly. At slow speeds the rear wheels will turn in the oposite direction as the fronts. At medium speeds the back wheels will stay straight just like on a normal truck and at fast driving and sever cornering they rear wheels will turn in the same direction as the fronts.

Is this at all true and has anyone else heard of this other than from FourWheeler??? Sounds pretty strange to me that this would come out in trucks that will be on the market in exactly one year from now.

What do you all think? Ryan

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Re: Rear Wheel Steering on 2002 GM\'s????

As awesome as that would be, I dont think something that radical would have gone unheard of for a car that would be coming out in a year.
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exactly what I think!!!!!!!

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Re: Rear Wheel Steering on 2002 GM\'s????

I heard about it several months ago in the magazines. Several other non-truck mags too. I think Popular Mechanics too, I'm not certain though. The big draw would be for people who drive them in town a lot (i.e. soccer mom and her Tahoe). Make it A LOT easier to park.

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I know that Honda has a system similar to this and RX7's had a system that "pigeon toed" the rear for better handling in corners...seems to me that if it was "all that" it would debut on Caddie's, Buick, or some other Luxo Barge...I can't see it on a truck...Betcha Frod comes out with something like maybe two Fiestas with each Excretion to help park the dang thing...in the same issue tho, that Scorpion had trick steering...also, could any of y'all read that side bar thing printed in red on a gray background?? Man!...talk about eyestrain, but then I'm old and usually in the way...JD

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I had seen that in a couple of other magazines that I get too. The cool thing was that one of them said that this little option gave a the silverado the turning radius of something like a Honda Accord. I like that idea.

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Re: Rear Wheel Steering on 2002 GM\'s????

I think it dropped the turning radius by about 10 feet.
I don't like the idea of electric anything controlling steering. Hydaulic maybe.
Does this mean we get to change REAR balljoints now? Yay.
I'm keeping my straight axle 14bolt FF forever. If your turning radius is too wide, just gas it and run over whatver's in your way.
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