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Old 07-31-2018, 11:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ever seen an Independent Rear suspension on a chevy pickup truck?

I came across this truck the other day and have never seen anything like this suspension before. The truck is on 46's and it appears to have been setup for rear steer at one point in the past. The whole truck only had 54k miles on it though so I'm assuming this is an older build and not really driven much since.

Looks like it's just stock front a arms setup in the rear, but what's the dif? and I can't believe those cv shafts can handle the tire size.

I can't get the pics to embed, but here's the links. Maybe somebody else can

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No, still haven't even after reading your post.


And who is seriously concerned about what's on the odometer on a completely custom truck with unoriginal axles?
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Old 07-31-2018, 11:53 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Old 07-31-2018, 11:55 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Old 07-31-2018, 11:55 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I can see it now.

Nifty. For what that truck likely does I'm sure it's fine. It's not as bad as a lot of show truck crap honestly.
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Pretty sure that's Chevy/GMC front arms and knuckles with a Ford Expedition 9.25" center section. Not set up for rear steer, but it's possible. And when you're a pavement princess, even a Dana 30 can handle 46"s...
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Some of those Canadian snow wheelers do similar suspensions. Four wheel IFS, big wide tires and big cubic inch motors for snow runs.
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I like it, but I've been wanting to do basically the same thing in the rear of a geo tracker for a while. Looks well done for what it is, and the CV angles look fantastic which is unusual for lifted IFS stuff.
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I came across this truck the other day and have never seen anything like this suspension before. The truck is on 46's and it appears to have been setup for rear steer at one point in the past. The whole truck only had 54k miles on it though so I'm assuming this is an older build and not really driven much since.

Looks like it's just stock front a arms setup in the rear, but what's the dif? and I can't believe those cv shafts can handle the tire size.

I can't get the pics to embed, but here's the links. Maybe somebody else can

https://ibb.co/iXW41K

https://ibb.co/gJQmFe

https://ibb.co/iWyTTz

https://ibb.co/fasoTz

https://ibb.co/kAp2oz

https://ibb.co/kqkLae

https://ibb.co/fqNNoz
Yes, around those years GM was offering a rear steer option on their trucks. It worked in tandem with the front at slow speeds if memory serves me correct.

Actually seen one stock form yesterday same color too.
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I like it, but I've been wanting to do basically the same thing in the rear of a geo tracker for a while. Looks well done for what it is, and the CV angles look fantastic which is unusual for lifted IFS stuff.
Ive been wanting to do the same. I'm thinking front Toyota stuff from free blown headgasket 3.0 toyotas front and rear on a sidekick. 4 wheel steering and 33s with the diff clearance ifs offers
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Ive been wanting to do the same. I'm thinking front Toyota stuff from free blown headgasket 3.0 toyotas front and rear on a sidekick. 4 wheel steering and 33s with the diff clearance ifs offers
That would be sick! If I could find another pair of calmini lower A-arms I'd dive in right now.

The long term plan though is to use 9 inch diff's narrowed and do trailing arms in the rear of the white one setup just like a rzr. I need to lower the diff ratio to 6.20:1 and 9 inch is the only/cheapest solution.
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Yes, around those years GM was offering a rear steer option on their trucks. It worked in tandem with the front at slow speeds if memory serves me correct.
And obviously you have no clue about it. Totally different system.
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And obviously you have no clue about it. Totally different system.
It was a solid axle that steered a few degrees. Direction of turn was dependent on the speed you were going, slow speed it turned opposite and higher speed it turned the same direction as the front tires. I don't recall the exact specs on how far it turned though. I also remember it being a ridiculously expensive option.
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Yes, around those years GM was offering a rear steer option on their trucks. It worked in tandem with the front at slow speeds if memory serves me correct.

Actually seen one stock form yesterday same color too.
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It was a solid axle that steered a few degrees. Direction of turn was dependent on the speed you were going, slow speed it turned opposite and higher speed it turned the same direction as the front tires. I don't recall the exact specs on how far it turned though. I also remember it being a ridiculously expensive option.
It's called quadrasteer. Using a Dana 60 axle in the rear.
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Truck is gay. Those are all front end parts grafted to the rear. As if the ball joints on a chevy front end were the greatest, now they have them on the back of the truck too. At least they didn't throw the steering components in.
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It was a solid axle that steered a few degrees. Direction of turn was dependent on the speed you were going, slow speed it turned opposite and higher speed it turned the same direction as the front tires. I don't recall the exact specs on how far it turned though. I also remember it being a ridiculously expensive option.
Right, and electrically actuated. A student here has a gmt800 3/4ton suburban with quadrasteer. Pretty rare I think.

The rear steer the OP is referring to is done with the hydraulic cylinder ziptied to a bed mount.
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Right, and electrically actuated. A student here has a gmt800 3/4ton suburban with quadrasteer. Pretty rare I think.

The rear steer the OP is referring to is done with the hydraulic cylinder ziptied to a bed mount.
rare as in, people didn't want to pay for the denali package on the pickups?

I have seen a few. Probably as rare as a cavalier still being on the road. You see them, but not too often.

Bedsides on the denali's are a dead giveaway.
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rare as in, people didn't want to pay for the denali package on the pickups?
Rare as in I don't think it was automatically on the Denali package, IIRC it was an add on option on top of the Denali. So you had to really want quadrasteer.
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