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10/13/2021 7:44 PM  #1


Have you heard of "Crab Walk" steering?

Watch this Jay Leno video for the "crab walk" maneuver.  Fascinating.


 


1968 T-code Coupe with a 302.  Nice car, no show stopper for sure, but I like it.
 

10/13/2021 8:06 PM  #2


Re: Have you heard of "Crab Walk" steering?

I’ve seen the monster trucks and some all terrain lifts like a Lull crab walk. Drove a couple of the lifts, they were fun. If the truck can do that, it should be able to turn the back wheels opposite of the front for a shorter turn radius too.


John  -- 67 Mustang Coupe 390 5 speed
 

10/13/2021 9:06 PM  #3


Re: Have you heard of "Crab Walk" steering?

Just more stuff to go wrong🥵


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10/13/2021 9:14 PM  #4


Re: Have you heard of "Crab Walk" steering?

Does everything the big diesel powered Hummer does except charge its batteries in the woods(that's the whole point behind an off-road vehicle...right?!)
I wouldn't have one if it was free! Certainly couldn't afford one with out 'Uncle Sugar' paying half-the-freight!
Where's that stink'in eye roll imogee?!!!!!!
6sally6


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10/13/2021 9:21 PM  #5


Re: Have you heard of "Crab Walk" steering?

...but did you watch the video?  I don't like the Hummer either; it was that scene with it side stepping in the canyon that was new to me. 

Last edited by Rufus68 (10/13/2021 9:22 PM)


1968 T-code Coupe with a 302.  Nice car, no show stopper for sure, but I like it.
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10/14/2021 7:06 AM  #6


Re: Have you heard of "Crab Walk" steering?

Yep! I watched it. Anything with Jay Leno deserves a watch by me!
I 'thought' they stated the rear steer was used to have a shorter turn radius??!..
I'm kinduva  grumpy-old-man sometimes about "Off-road"/all-terrain vehicles.
Living where I do its so flat and urban and snow- free that most of them I see are just commuter trucks that block any view from behind. Prolly most of the drivers haven't used the 4WD option more than a couple times.
Of course....the lifted body and the heavily treaded/big 'mudder' tires do contribute to the owners "macho-image" they so desperately crave!
Possibly to mask their other....inadequacies maybe?!   Wooo-nose
I'm impressed................
Jus say'in!
I wonder what the range would be fully loaded with gravel-mulch-equipment-other "truck stuff"?
I bet NOT the 300+ miles range the video mentioned.....
6sal6
PS.............Yes the 'crab-walk' feature was cool!


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10/14/2021 7:28 AM  #7


Re: Have you heard of "Crab Walk" steering?

If I’m not mistaken, most times I am, some high end European had those features,
Four wheel steering as well as all wheels “crabbing” depending on vehicle speed.


Good work ain't cheap, Cheap work ain't good!   “Never trust a fart”
 

10/14/2021 10:18 AM  #8


Re: Have you heard of "Crab Walk" steering?

Nissan had a system called HICAS in the Skyline and 300ZX platforms that added some measure of rear steer to help handling.  I think it only move the wheels like 5 degrees, but it made a difference, especially with the AWD system they had in the Skylines.

I bet my CJ5 that I bought for $350 would own that Hummer off road.  3.15:1 low range.  It will almost crawl up a wall. 

 

10/14/2021 12:01 PM  #9


Re: Have you heard of "Crab Walk" steering?

I seem to recall that there were quite a few experimentals touting that feature that made Popular Science back in the days of old when I wasn't old and the days were made to play.  The ones I remember were shown parallel parking in a space little bigger than the length of the vehicle by rotating all 4 wheels so the car could translate sideways.


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10/14/2021 12:09 PM  #10


Re: Have you heard of "Crab Walk" steering?

A Honda Prelude model circa, 1990'ish, had all wheel steer.

 

10/18/2021 3:22 PM  #11


Re: Have you heard of "Crab Walk" steering?

GMC Denail Truck had it around 2002 till about 2005


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10/18/2021 3:32 PM  #12


Re: Have you heard of "Crab Walk" steering?

Four wheel steering and crab walk are two different things


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10/18/2021 3:38 PM  #13


Re: Have you heard of "Crab Walk" steering?

Rudi wrote:

Just more stuff to go wrong🥵

One of my dad's favorite saying!!!


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