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Old 12-25-2019, 03:47 PM   #1
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Tight turn trails? - No problem

Here's a distinct advantage if they ever make an electric van. I never even considered this as a possible capability.







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Old 12-25-2019, 03:57 PM   #2
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Easiest flatspins ever...

I’d use that way more for entertainment than its intended use. Pretty dang cool either way.
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I mean, aren't SMB 4x4 conversions equipped with a twin stick Atlas t-case? That's capable of a turning circle only about twice that big with a front burn, even tighter with the use of a cutting brake. Pretty cool to see, but hard on the drivetrain, and hard on the terrain.
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They also did that as a "Suck it" to the cyber truck. Tesla will have one motor to run both wheels (can't remember if its the front or back wheels). So with that, they can't do a "tank turn" like Rivian can.
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J...I've heard a member talk about that too with the 'real' SMB tranny setup (can't in my Quadvan set up) ..engage front wheel drive (only)put emergency brake on (only locks rears) and front wheel drive will pull you around near 90 degree angle tight turns....would love to see a member vid on that!
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That is sweet.....I want one! Not as keen on the cyber truck. keep in mind these things don’t have the typical wear parts like engines and drivetrains, so.....tank turn away!!!
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This reminds me when I had my first van converted by john at Quadvan he offered to put my Quadra steer rear end in it. That old quad steer suburban could spin in its own length in snow. Would be a sweet build. Those were pretty well built units. Kinda miss mine.
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J...I've heard a member talk about that too with the 'real' SMB tranny setup (can't in my Quadvan set up) ..engage front wheel drive (only)put emergency brake on (only locks rears) and front wheel drive will pull you around near 90 degree angle tight turns....would love to see a member vid on that!
Seems to me that would be pretty tough on the u joints in the front axle if the steering is cranked all the way against the stops!
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