2 or 4 wheel drive?

Discussion in 'OT Driven' started by Wolvrin704, Sep 23, 2001.

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Which do you like best in a truck/SUV?

  1. 2 wheel drive

    8 vote(s)
    47.1%
  2. 4 wheel drive

    9 vote(s)
    52.9%
  3. All wheel drive

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Don't care, I drive my tricycle

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Wolvrin704

    Wolvrin704 Guest

    Which do you have? And which do you prefer?

    I have a 4x4 and will always have a 4x4 unless its a Lightning.
     
  2. spoon-ex

    spoon-ex Active Member

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    i would prefer to have a 4wd truck but if i were to buy another truck i would base rather it would be 2wd or 4wd on what its intended uses were and where i was living at the time
     
  3. flynfrog

    flynfrog Cool isnt Cheap

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    4x4 all the way
     
  4. TriShield

    TriShield Super Moderator® Super Moderator

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    Having a 2WD truck/SUV is like having a Camaro with a four cylinder.

    Only thing 2WD would be good for is strictly towing on the road, other than that you might as well have 4WD.
     
  5. We_Todd

    We_Todd I'm a naughty squirrel.

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    awd owns
     
  6. joedogg

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    depends on what you intend on doing with a truck
     
  7. 86 Bird

    86 Bird eh

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    I agree:) No since having a truck if its not 4x4:big grin: Unless your towing or its a lighting!
     
  8. I have a 2wd for the summer and a 4x4 for the winter. That way i get the best of both worlds, although I am looking for a Typoon as my next project so that will be the best of both worlds!
     
  9. We_Todd

    We_Todd I'm a naughty squirrel.

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    I had awd. Now I have 4x4. This is on same vehicle. Just swapped out the transfer case for one that I can select 2wd when not offroading. Awd + V8...not very fuel efficient.
     
  10. Guest

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    I have a 93 4x4 dodge cummins the only way to go. I also have a1970 2 wheel drive dodge with almost 300 horses but it is like drivin a muscle car not a truck
     
  11. SycoPhant

    SycoPhant Get out my way

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    My Explorer is 2wd, and it's handling OK thus far in all the snow (we got 18" the last 3 days of December, and there's been more) with a little weight in the back, but nothing touches 4x4, my Nissan plowed through snow like I was on dry road, as has every 4x4 I've driven. Being that I'm thinking about a 302 or 351 swap for my Explorer (yea, I'm stupid, so what), I'll probably get a winter beater which is 4x4. If I wanted something fast though, 2wd all the way. Smoke the tires like a bitch :)
     
  12. nucl3ar

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    No neutered trucks for me, thanks.
     
  13. Guest

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    I want 1 of each. One to lay frame and the other to run over other cars.
    Right now just a 2 wheel drive and an AWD car.
     
  14. Guest

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    cart ur baja rules dood
     
  15. Nemesis_152

    Nemesis_152 I'm a delicate desert flower from Arizona.

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    2wd+lots of travel+sand+limited slip= shit-tons of fun


    4wd, when lifted, you still have the same ground clearance, what the hell is that? 2wd-more travel, less gas, better looks when lifted...etc...

    go for 2wd, no matter what (unless its a snow truck or a rock crawler)
     
  16. Guest

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    umm havent you heard of ifs? a few professional racers have used it in desert racing and proved it to be an advantage
     
  17. nucl3ar

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    That is about the most ignorant comment I have ever heard in the Trucks and SUV forum. I would like to see you take a 2wd truck where I take my Jeep. I can guarantee you that you won't get far and I am not even talking about snow or rocks either.
     
  18. SycoPhant

    SycoPhant Get out my way

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    Yea, I agree w/ xtreme... I couldn't do 1/4 of the shit in my Explorer that I could w/ my Nissan, just because the exp. is 2wd.
     
  19. Nemesis_152

    Nemesis_152 I'm a delicate desert flower from Arizona.

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    note- my post said sand.


    sure, there are places a 2wd cant go, but properly set up, it's a better contender for street and MILD off road use.

    ignorant, no, i realize the merits of a 4x4, but also, i realize the merits of a well built 2wd truck.

    i will always have 2wd trucks because i live where there is no snow, and the only off roading i do is in the sands of glamis and ocotillo, and running baja-type trails. and really, as long as you're not out in the dunes, where no jeep could go, either, 2wd w/LS and good tires is sufficient.
     
  20. nucl3ar

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    2wd might be ok for going fast where traction is not as important, however I don't live in the Southwest so all of my off-roading is slow. Oh yeah I also wheel on the beach all the time during the summer. There is a speed limit though so if you tried to use a 2wd truck you would get stuck quicker than I could air down my tires. I see 4wd trucks stuck on the beach all the time, if I saw someone try it in a 2wd truck I would punch them.
     
  21. Astroboy

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    4x4, what's the point of buying a truck that isn't??

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  22. Wolvrin704

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    Whats 2 wheel drive? I thought the only trucks made were 4x4.
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  23. Nemesis_152

    Nemesis_152 I'm a delicate desert flower from Arizona.

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    one more thing, lifted IFS 4x4's look weak. as they have little, if any front diff ground clearance advantage over stock (unless you're full custom staduim truck style, which virtually nobody is rich enough to afford on the street). other than not high centering, what's the point?

    yes, i realize you can run a slightly bigger tire, but the gains aren't that great.
     

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