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Old 02-11-2004, 10:49 AM   #1
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Quadrasteer

Does any one out there have a quadrasteer system on their tow vehicle. I have heard about the low speed advantages , but just read about the high speed advantages. Have been to the Delphi web site to learn as much as possible, but would love to hear from any one with "real world" experience.

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Old 02-11-2004, 11:46 AM   #2
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I Do. I've had my truck since summer 2001.

My opinion: I will NEVER EVER be without quadrasteer. Just around town, it makes a huge difference, like in u-turns. U-turns I wouldn't even attempt in my old truck are no problem with quadrasteer.

As for pulling the trailer, there is no comparison. The the rig moves as one unit when changing lanes and going around curves. And no cutting corners when turning. In short, I will never own a truck again that doesn't have 4 wheel steering. Try it, you'll like it.
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Old 02-11-2004, 11:54 AM   #3
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Glad to hear it. We are almost ready to order a 2500 'Burb. I thought I was all set until I spoke with an existing owner that also loves his burb with Quadrasteer. Can you add any information about the anti-sway advantages that they talk about?

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Old 02-11-2004, 12:22 PM   #4
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All I can say about sway is I have NEVER felt it towing my 25' Safari. To this day, I don't know what a sway attack feels like. I have even tried to experience sway by leaving off my anti-sway bar once but I still never felt it. Trucks go swishing right by without any notice from me and cross winds might push the whole rig but never caused sway.

But with my new 30' Classic, I've decided not to take any chances with the longer and heavier trailer, I ordered the Hensley hitch. Between the quadrasteer and the Hensley, I'm hoping for continued easy towing with the new coach.
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I have Quadrasteer and really think that it's a wonderful feature. The turning radius is incredible and although, I never tried towing a trailer without using it, I would not like to be without it.

For what it costs now, I don't think you'd ever regret purchasing a vehicle with it.
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I too have a quadrasteer Truck and will never have anything else. I had an extended cab Chevy first w/o Quad and now have a four door HD. Both are great but the new one handles like a Honda. As far as towing goes I have only towed boats with both and the difference is huge. Pulling into a boat ramp is very easy now. In pulling my 26 foot single axle Airstream I have never felt any sway even with a full load and my full loads are very heavy.

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I also am interested in Quadrasteer, but from a professional standpoint. Does anyone yet have 100,000 miles on their truck with Quadrasteer? Have you had to have any repairs done? If so, what type, and were you happy with the repair, or did it have to go back again for re-repair, or adjustment?
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That is a GREAT site! I have seen it once before but forgot about it. Really explains how it works.

As for reliability, I can only wonder about 5 years down the line. But Delphi tested, retested, and tested again on every kind of ground for years. I read in an article researching quadrasteer before purchase that Delphi really did excellent field testing. I hope so!
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That is a GREAT site! I have seen it once before but forgot about it. Really explains how it works.

As for reliability, I can only wonder about 5 years down the line. But Delphi tested, retested, and tested again on every kind of ground for years. I read in an article researching quadrasteer before purchase that Delphi really did excellent field testing. I hope so!
Since I am the poor sap that gets stuck with fixing this stuff when it goes out of warranty, I wanted to know what I could look forward to.
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I had the same question about reliability when I purchased my truck. I spoke with some GMC mechanics who were very familiar with the system and was told that although it has been very reliable and they haven't seen any major problems, having Quadrasteer adds some other pieces to the puzzle so to speak that could fail over the long term.

I ended up purchasing the GM extended warranty 6 year / 100,000 for $1,200. With 60 month financing at 0%, I figured an extra $20 a month was a small price to pay to not only cover Quadrasteer but the entire truck.
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I ended up purchasing the GM extended warranty 6 year / 100,000 for $1,200. With 60 month financing at 0%, I figured an extra $20 a month was a small price to pay to not only cover Quadrasteer but the entire truck.
Yea Josh,

That sounds like a good idea. GM will offer me that extended warranty when my factory warranty expires. I think I will take it too.
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Old 02-12-2004, 07:04 AM   #14
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Thanks all...
I have scheduled a test drive today. My local Chevorlet dealer has a 2500 hd truck w/q-s. Too bad I do not have our trailer yet, we could test the back up features. I have to admit I only thought that Q/S was for backing up until I read the delphi site. Will be sure to ask about 100,000+ miles and any other long term concerns.

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