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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-04-2000, 10:33 PM
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I know the hardcore 4x4 enthusiast deplored the advent of IFS. Now with the announcement of the Quadrasteer rear-wheel steering for some 2002 models, do you think this will weaken the rear drivetrain? Do you think is more of a gee whiz thing or a good option to wait on? Also, is the composite bed going to be offered in the near future? I am interested in trading my 97 GMC Z-71 on a four door, but may wait for the 2002 models. This truck has been flawless with the "old" 5.7L V-8. I want to go with the new engine, but not the smaller V-8, but the 5.3L, I think. Any comments are appreciated. Thanks for the replies.


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The four wheel steering will really help with the turning radius, but I'm sure that durability will become an issue if you put bigger tires on it. For some reason I doubt that lift kits are going to be available for the quadrasteer trucks, seems like there is just too much going on back there. I would steer clear (no pun intended[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img]) of it if your going to use it as a real truck, I think it's aimed more at the people who want a truck, but want all of the comfort and convienience of a luxury car to go along with it. The same people who won't put anything in the bed because they're afraid of scratching the paint.

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Thanks Shaggy. I had a GMC Jimmy with 44" Gumbo mudders and an "old" Warn 8274, a 6" lift, and blocks (I know they are not so safe, now) and the 97 Sierra I am driving has a Warn 8000 lb winch and 285/75-16 Maxxis Buckshot Mudders. I can go most places I need to to hunt and ride ATVs with this truck without the cv joint problems I used to deal with on the other 4x4. I was considering the Quadrasteer as I thought it would make getting around trees in the woods, where there is not much room and backing the ATV trailer where parking may be cramped, easier.
What do you think about the engine? Would you go with the larger V-8 for more power/torque, instead of the entry level one? Or, would you go with the biggest V-8 offered?
ps-This truck is also my car as I have no use for a car. I had a bad experience with a Merrcedes dealer who could not fix an air conditioner and had to go 200 miles to a dealer who fixed it with an ohm meter and screwdriver. I have a Hummer and it is my "real" 4x4, I guess. But, I would never own anything but a GM truck.
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well, ya gotta be expecting this answer from this board: BIGGER IS BETTER [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img] haha. but really, i would go with the larger one. with the new fuel injection and all, they get pretty dang good gas mileage too. but damn son, you got a hummer??? thats my dream!! sorry i just had to pipe in my opinion

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Yup, bigger is better! If I were going to buy a new fullsize Chevy, I'd get a 3/4 ton with the 6.0, but if you're driving in cramped woods, you probably want the standard cab shortbed?

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Hmmm, sounds like something you use the sawzall on when you get a lift...
Its mainly for soccer moms who need easier parking at the mall.

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I wonder if many people will get in wrecks because they arent used to driving something with 4 wheel steering. I drove one of John Deere's 4 wheel steering mowers (we may get one in a year or two[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]) at the John Deere Impliment and it felt crazy... your backend is swinging out so it feels like your sliding.... the pivot point you turn around with a 4 wheel steering jobby is farther forward.... .. what GM needs to do is put in left and right brake pedals to make slide'n around them tight turns easier.... I've been practicing that in the barn while scraping [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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Really? Cutting brakes on a pick-up. That would be a kick, seeing some poor old man pivoting his truck on his left rear tire outside of Furs, Hometown Buffet, (Enter your own all-you-can-eat), etc.

I think the concept of quadrasteer is a good thought. I am skeptical about adding additional complexities to pick-ups, but I have driven track-tractors, articulating loaders, and forklifts and all show that traditional lock-to-lock steering on pick-ups leave a lot to be desired. Hopefully GM can really get a quadrasteer out so that they can begin getting all of the reliability bugs out of it.


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You want a hummer 'eh? There was an article in Four Wheeler a few months back about a kit called the Bum-V or something, it was a fiberglass body shaped like a Hummer and could fit 38" tires WITHOUT a lift. The whole kit including doors, lights, and some interior stuff was like 6k total.

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Do you mean the "Bummer"?... there's one in this years Top Truck Challenge.... I dont think I have any really usefull info on it because I didnt subscribe to any 4x4 mags until this month I sent in a subscription form... but the problem is I havent gotten my first issue yet and cant remember what magazine I subscribed too.. Off Road or Four Wheeler? [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif[/img].. .hopefully I'll find out soon.. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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