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Old 07-22-2005, 08:16 PM
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If you love Quadrasteer, you'd better buy one quick. It's on the chopping block - I heard the last year is '06. I thought it was the greatest thing, especially on the 3/4 ton Suburban. Aparently too expensive of an option - it's been touted as a market failure.

Only a few years in production won't help having spare parts in stock when you need them. Ford was on schedule to include the same Delphi quadrasteer system by 06/07 but it doesn't look like it now - especially with large SUV sales tanking. The drop in sales has prompted GM to push the full size SUVs up a year, forgoing an independent rear suspension in effort to beat the fullsize refresh/redesigns from Ford and Toyota. I was hoping to get Quadrasteer on a new model GM - not now unless I go used.
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Old 07-23-2005, 05:32 PM
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Old 07-23-2005, 07:00 PM
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If you love Quadrasteer, you'd better buy one quick. It's on the chopping block - I heard the last year is '06. I thought it was the greatest thing, especially on the 3/4 ton Suburban. Aparently too expensive of an option - it's been touted as a market failure.

Only a few years in production won't help having spare parts in stock when you need them. Ford was on schedule to include the same Delphi quadrasteer system by 06/07 but it doesn't look like it now - especially with large SUV sales tanking. The drop in sales has prompted GM to push the full size SUVs up a year, forgoing an independent rear suspension in effort to beat the fullsize refresh/redesigns from Ford and Toyota. I was hoping to get Quadrasteer on a new model GM - not now unless I go used.
I have quadrasteer on my 03 Denali pickup. It really helps with maneuvering and backing up with a trailer, and it almost totally eliminates trailer sway - a good thing when my wife is pulling her 7000 lb top-heavy horse trailer.

It's too bad it's going away, but I can understand how it would end up being a market failure.

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Old 07-23-2005, 07:01 PM
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Sweet Steveo! Nice to see another new 4Runner on here. I have an 05 black SE V8 4x4. I can't get a good enough look at your trailer hitch to tell if that's a V6 or V8...and is that an 04 or 05?
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Old 07-23-2005, 07:04 PM
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Bigmac, that is a great looking truck! What color is your boat? You'll have to add your whole rig to your gallery for us.
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Bigmac, that is a great looking truck! What color is your boat? You'll have to add your whole rig to your gallery for us.
Thanks. It's been a great vehicle.

boat is white/yellow with black striping. Could match better, but the only time I tow it is to put it in the water at the beginning of the season, and taking it out.

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Old 07-24-2005, 01:38 AM
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I have quadrasteer on my 03 Denali pickup. It really helps with maneuvering and backing up with a trailer, and it almost totally eliminates trailer sway - a good thing when my wife is pulling her 7000 lb top-heavy horse trailer.

It's too bad it's going away, but I can understand how it would end up being a market failure.

Those trucks are SWEET!! 03's had the 6.0 liter right?
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Old 07-24-2005, 07:22 AM
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Those trucks are SWEET!! 03's had the 6.0 liter right?
Yeh, 6.0 liter - averages around 14.5 mpg according to the driving computer. It has a 10,000 lb towing capacity, and with the one-button shock stiffener and quadrasteer, it's a GREAT tow vehicle. We use a load equalizing hitch for the horse trailer - it's already wired for a 7-pin connector. Adding a Tekonsha Prodigy for the electric brakes is plug-and-play. I was puzzled by the 5 pin connector for the Mastercraft trailer, but the Mastercraft dealer gave me a simple adapter for the 7-pin to 5-pin and it works fine.
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Old 07-24-2005, 09:02 AM
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Sweet Steveo! Nice to see another new 4Runner on here. I have an 05 black SE V8 4x4. I can't get a good enough look at your trailer hitch to tell if that's a V6 or V8...and is that an 04 or 05?
Ryan, She is an 05 V8 2x2. That V8 was a big factor in my purchase decision process. I started looking at 02 because I liked the old body style, but the ride of the new body style and V8 option sold me. The new body style is growing on me.
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