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Old 03-11-2014, 09:09 PM   #15
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We have always run our Quadrasteer Suburbans in one of the two four wheel steering selections. We use the regular setting for general driving and the trailer four wheel steering for towing. We have never used them in two wheel steering.

The Quadrasteer Suburbans are able to turn so tightly that you can go in the wrong direction down an angled parking lot aisle and turn into an opposite direction parking spot directly without having to back up.

In parking lots, people will notice the rear wheels turning to steer and stare at you while you park. Several years ago in a Wal-Mart parking lot, a passing pedestrian was so intent on watching the Quadrasteer in action that he walked into a parked car. Over the years I have been questioned about the Quadrasteer on many ocassions. Most people have told me that they did not even know that such a thing existed. This most often happens in campgrounds while trying to hook-up. If you don't care for people carefully watching you hook-up, you probably won't like having a Quadrasteer.

Having Quadrasteer is like having a "Magic Suburban".

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I'm one of those that have never heard of Quadrasteer and I have owned a Suburban before this one!

It must be rare?

I think it will be fun watching people watching us. Ha ha. Can't wait to find a tight camp space now.
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Old 03-11-2014, 09:12 PM   #16
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Very nice, it even has the tow mirrors. So where are you guys off to. You need to try it out!
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What do you mean "tow mirrors?" I asked about the accordion stuff on the mirror shaft and sales guy thought it was decorative. Do these mirrors go outward?

We will probably be going back to Death Valley first. And just to be a proof run, I think we will take the Panamint Mountain Pass!
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Old 03-11-2014, 09:17 PM   #17
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Look for a button inside to electrically extend and retract the mirrors.
Those are electric extendable towing mirrors.
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Old 03-11-2014, 09:18 PM   #18
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If I think about it tomorrow I will look at one of our Silverados to see where the button is.
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Old 03-11-2014, 09:20 PM   #19
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The ride is definitely firmer than my 2007 1/2T Suburban, and yet I wouldn't call it rough or harsh. And it is marvelously quiet inside. Barely any road noise, only the exhaust note which is not very loud.

Probably tomorrow we will hit the scales and see if we can get the hitch dialed in right away. I have to say, I caught the wife smiling ear to ear at the first stop light. I think her confidence has been restored.
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Look for a button inside to electrically extend and retract the mirrors.
Those are electric extendable towing mirrors.
Get outta here! I gotta go look now.
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Old 03-11-2014, 09:24 PM   #21
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What M Hony said
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Old 03-11-2014, 09:29 PM   #22
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Another case of the salesman not knowing...
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Ok, I found the mirror switch. Excellent! I really like that. I probably have more surprised in store too. Should be fun. This is an LS trim. My '07 was an LTZ and yet this one seems more plush inside.
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The LT were the more decked out- leather, Bose, rear flip down DVD, sunroof-
What options does this one have?
On our Silverados the LS has 3 across front cloth seat and the LT have a center console and leather seats.
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The LT were the more decked out- leather, Bose, rear flip down DVD, sunroof-
What options does this one have?
On our Silverados the LS has 3 across front cloth seat and the LT have a center console and leather seats.
It has leather, Bose audio, and Rear defogger, Power steering, Clock - In-radio display, Satellite communications - OnStar, Rear wiper, Daytime running lights, Compass, Third row seats, Rear heat - With separate controls, Air conditioning, Running boards, 4-wheel ABS brakes, Automatic Transmission, External temperature display, Rear-wheel drive, Front fog/driving lights, Cruise control, Remote power door locks, Audio controls on steering wheel, Tachometer, Dusk sensing headlights, Overhead console - Mini, Power windows with 1 one-touch, Rear air conditioning - With separate controls, Passenger Airbag, 4 Doors, Front air conditioning zones - Dual, Intermittent window wipers, Tilt steering wheel, Privacy/tinted glass.

No Nav, No DVD (which we never once used in the other car. We have no kids).
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That Bose system has an 8" subwoofer in that big ole center console.
It sounds pretty good.
I wonder what options are gained with the LT package.
The LS you describe sounds like an LT.
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That Bose system has an 8" subwoofer in that big ole center console.
It sounds pretty good.
I wonder what options are gained with the LT package.
The LS you describe sounds like an LT.
We never drive with the radio or sound system on. Very rarely we might play a CD. So, that's the least useful option to me.

I looked up the 2005 'Burb on Edmonds, and they only show four different LS models. No LT models. See here: 2005 Chevrolet Suburban SUV Review | Edmunds.com
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Yes, the OEM tow mirrors are extended by placing the side view mirror control mirror selector switch in the center position, and then using the arrows to extend and retract the mirrors.

Also, you will note that all Quadrasteer Suburbans have front roof marker lights, rear fender clearance lights, and rear upper marker lights. These were not decorative items. The Quadrasteer's rear track is five inches wider that the front, and is 82" wide. Federal law requires these lights on vehicles with a track wider than 80". This is the same set of marker lights that are found on dually pick-ups.

Also, be aware that the Quadrasteer's wider track makes it too wide for some automatic car washes. Use caution.

I have attached a couple of photos of my Quadrasteers, The silver on is Daisy. She is a 2004 Chevrolet. The maroon one is Olivia. She is a 2005 GMC Yukon XL. Both are pictured pulling Old Lucy.

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