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What's fair is fair. Can't leave out the bowties.

Not what she used to be. Top pic was 4 years ago. Bottom is a now pic. Still not bad for closing in on 256,000!:good2:
 

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2006 GMC 4500 Duramax Topkick Pickup... Almost 7,500 miles!
 

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2006 K1500, bought it used a couple of years ago with 52,000 miles, now 72K. The 2001 K2500HD was up to 160K & I don't need the towing capacity of the 3/4 ton anymore, so I went with the 1/2 ton. 5.3 gets much better gas mileage than th6.0L, unless I'm towing full capacity. Used to tow up to 12-13K, now no more than 7K. ~~ Lowell
 

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Everyones' rigs look good.

The only Chevy pickup I owned was a 1983 S-10 that fortunately was scrapped back in 1995. It should have been scrapped the day it left the factory. :laugh:
 

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Here's my 2003 Silverado Quadrasteer. 77,000 miles


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I always thought those were neat trucks... never caught on, but a very cool idea for those that complain about a pickup un-nimble.
 

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I always thought those were neat trucks... never caught on, but a very cool idea for those that complain about a pickup un-nimble.
I get a lot of questions about it. Often I see people giving it the eye when I'm in parking lots. Their eyes get pretty wide when I crank it around and hit a spot without having to 3 point turn. GM should have pushed it more and had a better marketing campain. It really shines when pulling a trailer. When it came out in 2002 is was only available on the GMC Denali and that thing was $60,000. By the end, 2005/6, you could have it as a $2,000 option on a 2x4 extended cab. Quadrasteer makes my truck work so much better in the city driving conditions. I'd be willing to bet they wouldn't sell a new truck without it had they pitched it a little better. The system is pretty simple and makes the truck feel so much less in a bind when turning. I love it!

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I get a lot of questions about it. Often I see people giving it the eye when I'm in parking lots. Their eyes get pretty wide when I crank it around and hit a spot without having to 3 point turn. GM should have pushed it more and had a better marketing campain. It really shines when pulling a trailer. When it came out in 2002 is was only available on the GMC Denali and that thing was $60,000. By the end, 2005/6, you could have it as a $2,000 option on a 2x4 extended cab. Quadrasteer makes my truck work so much better in the city driving conditions. I'd be willing to bet they wouldn't sell a new truck without it had they pitched it a little better. The system is pretty simple and makes the truck feel so much less in a bind when turning. I love it!

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I never new they made them like that. Can you post some picks of it in a turn? My 97 ext. cab is a pain in the rear to turn. Lots of 3 pt. turns. I think it is crazy how they make certain vehicles or features and don't advertise it very well, then wonder why it doesn't sell and scrap it.
 

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I get a lot of questions about it. Often I see people giving it the eye when I'm in parking lots. Their eyes get pretty wide when I crank it around and hit a spot without having to 3 point turn. GM should have pushed it more and had a better marketing campain. It really shines when pulling a trailer. When it came out in 2002 is was only available on the GMC Denali and that thing was $60,000. By the end, 2005/6, you could have it as a $2,000 option on a 2x4 extended cab. Quadrasteer makes my truck work so much better in the city driving conditions. I'd be willing to bet they wouldn't sell a new truck without it had they pitched it a little better. The system is pretty simple and makes the truck feel so much less in a bind when turning. I love it!

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I didn't know GM made a Chevrolet version of that truck. I was aware of the GMC version, but not the Chevrolet. In a previous life, I was a service technician at a Buick, Pontiac, Oldsmobile, Cadillac, GMC dealership and we had a few of the GMC Denali Quadrasteer trucks come in for service. They certainly were nice rigs.

I used to know quite a bit about how that whole rear steering system worked, but I have been out of the auto repair business for a number of years now and unfortunately have forgotten. When a guy doesn't work with the stuff every day, he tends to forget, which is what has happened to me.
 

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I remember test driving a Quadrasteer at the 2003 GM Auto-in-Motion or whatever they called it show where you could test drive GM vehicles and the competitions' offerings side by side. As I recall the rear steering angles were a fraction of the front axle's, and it did help the maneuverability; but I'm guessing buyers were expecting the tight turning radiuses that monster trucks have with their full AWS capabilities.
 

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I'll see if I can get some pics of the wheels turned.

It helps the turning circle a lot. The stat I remember is that it has the same turning diameter as a 2002 Saturn SC2 coupe. I can pull onto the shoulder of the highway and make the 180 without couching gravel on the other side. It's pretty impressive. The rear wheels turn the oppisite direction under 25 or 35 and then the same direction above. When it's slick out and the front end starts to push the back end still turn. Kind of fun. If you ride in the back it feels a little like the back end is fishtailing.

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Thats pretty cool. I wish my truck did that. That would be just enough to make it into a parking space at work without backing up.
 

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My Dodge and I are insulted we are not included in this thread. It should be less prejudice and more brand sensitive, like "show me your truck." :empathy3:
 

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Well the red truck is my daily driver and does most things well for my needs. The silver trailblazer lives in the garage and comes out when I need a few hundred extra horsepower.
 

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My Dodge and I are insulted we are not included in this thread. It should be less prejudice and more brand sensitive, like "show me your truck." :empathy3:
'Political Correctness' finds Green Tractor Talk! Hey wait, what about the Blue's, Red's, and Orange crowd! :cray:
 

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I think we are all starting to form clans exclusively for our different trucks :nunu: :flag_of_truce: :lol:
 
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