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Old 10-07-2011, 08:48 PM
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6-Door F350 4x4

I was working some interdiction (or trying to haha) on highway 287 south of Amarillo, TX when this beauty passed me...so I snapped a pic w/my cell and a short video.

F350 4x4 7.3 w/6 full size doors

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I like. I bet it's a PITA to park. Lol
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thats wicked esp for a large family! there is a guy here locally who has a superduty with 4 full doors and an extended cab. it looks good but for a few more inches he could have another door.

if it were me i would have to do some sort of rear steer. it shouldnt be too terribly difficult, just a bit pricey. cut off the ends of the rear axle tube, weld in some dedenbear inner knuckles and mount a pair of kingpin dedenbear outers and go from there. the tricky part is ordering custom cut and rolled axleshafts. i have seriously considered it, just always have other projects going on

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Looks good. There's an extended crew cab over by my daughters house, but I like this better.

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if it were me i would have to do some sort of rear steer. it shouldnt be too terribly difficult, just a bit pricey.
Bet it would still be cheaper than paying for one of those new trucks. The hard part would be rigging up the counter steer, same direction steer switch. (sharp turn you want the wheels to go opposite, change lanes on the highway and you want them all pointing the same direction.)
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The hard part would be rigging up the counter steer, same direction steer switch. (sharp turn you want the wheels to go opposite, change lanes on the highway and you want them all pointing the same direction.)
ehh not really. rockcrawlers (i have a similar setup) use a return to center orbitrol valve and matching ram. i was gonna go that route on the bronco but it didnt make sense since my wheelbase turned out to be so short. the problem will actually be a legal issue. technically all vehicles require a mechanical steering linkage on the steer axles. not that many cops would care much less know what to look for, but its an issue nonetheless.

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That's too much. It's a little cheesy.
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the problem will actually be a legal issue. technically all vehicles require a mechanical steering linkage on the steer axles. not that many cops would care much less know what to look for, but its an issue nonetheless.

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There's got to be a way around that. Chevy offered 4 wheel steering for a while, but tried to screw the customers, then dealers on price so it died due to no sales.

Too bad really. I was hoping it took off and Ford had to match it. My crew cab long bed is kind of hard to turn around in tight spaces. Then again, the more I read here, the less I want a newer truck anyway. I'm kind of partial to my old 7.3
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There's got to be a way around that. Chevy offered 4 wheel steering for a while, but tried to screw the customers, then dealers on price so it died due to no sales.
well that was a mechanical linkage. they used an elec motor mounted to a rack and pinion to steer the rear axle. so technically it was still a mechanical linkage.

of course it was a flop, it was a $5000 option! who in their right mind would go for that? lol



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ehh not really. rockcrawlers (i have a similar setup) use a return to center orbitrol valve and matching ram. i was gonna go that route on the bronco but it didnt make sense since my wheelbase turned out to be so short. the problem will actually be a legal issue. technically all vehicles require a mechanical steering linkage on the steer axles. not that many cops would care much less know what to look for, but its an issue nonetheless.

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He's right. Rock crawler type counter steer is great in the barn lot or in the woods or parking lot, but counter steer at 70 mph on the highway = flipped over. I worked for a GM dealer then. That was the major flop was that it costs way too much. The system actually worked extremely well. The turn radiuses in the counter steer mode was cut down big time. Above a certain mph (I think it was 10 or less, but don't take that to the bank) it would switch to high speed mode. Once moving the wheels have to turn the same dirrection as the fronts, not opposite... I had a 97 3/4 ton EC, it wasn't terrible to get around in. Fords actually have a pretty decent turn radius usually. You can't really compare the IFS Chevys to the straight axles, or even the TTB for that matter. Apples to oranges. The IFS Chevy's do turn sharp, but I like my solid axles....
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but counter steer at 70 mph on the highway = flipped over.
well ok but you dont need rear steer on the interstate anyways. just leave the rear axle pointed straight (N position) like the other 35 million cars on the road. i wouldnt tie the rear axle in to the existing steering, i would use a seperate control for those tight situations. a small joystick works perfectly for this.

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