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Hey Guys!

Im looking at purchasing a Ford Ranger to replace my honda accord that has just passed away ....I've been looking at geting in the the "Big wheels" scene for a while and now is my chance! The specific Ranger Edge im looking at is a 2x4.....i'd give it a 3" body lift and either some Pro Comps or BFG....but I was wondering if there's a significant difference in a 2x4 and a 4x4!! It'll be a daily driven Ranger....but when time comes for muddin, I don't wanna be stuck! Do any of you succesfully go off-roading in a 2x4?

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Go w/ a 4x4. I regret 2wd every day of my life.
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you can offroad a 2wd look for griggs(n3zls) profile. but i would get a 4x4. youll regret getting a 2wd and offroading it unless you go through a .5 inch of mud
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If your looking to go any sort of moderate to hardcore, go with a 4x4. It can be done with a 2x4 (griggs is a great example of that), but you need a lot experience to pull it off. That or a friend that always comes with. Haha...

EDIT: Haha... apparently Griggs is the infamous 2x4 wheeler now. Haha... great minds think alike ranger.
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get 4wd. I have had both, trust me
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Perfect, thanks for the quick reply guys...Any of you try those Pro Comp or BFG Tires in the Snow? Up here in Montreal we're covered in snow half the year...wondering if I could keep those badass tires all year round :P
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Hey Guys!

Im looking at purchasing a Ford Ranger to replace my honda accord that has just passed away ....I've been looking at geting in the the "Big wheels" scene for a while and now is my chance! The specific Ranger Edge im looking at is a 2x4.....i'd give it a 3" body lift and either some Pro Comps or BFG....but I was wondering if there's a significant difference in a 2x4 and a 4x4!! It'll be a daily driven Ranger....but when time comes for muddin, I don't wanna be stuck! Do any of you succesfully go off-roading in a 2x4?

Any feedback would be great!

Thanks,
Marc from Canada
Hey... I can atest to these guy's comments on regretting a 4X2! I can go off roading, mostly mud, but I NEVER venture out unless Grewe02 is out with me to rescue my truck. Get a 4x4, save yourself the trouble and have more fun! trust us when we say that 4x2 is not as fun as it may seem!
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Im 4x2 and I can succesfully go through mud pits that stock 4wds with open difs cant. Just lift it and put some big mud terrains on and don't forget the locker and youll be fine. As for the bfg m/t or the procomp m/t they are boh basically the same but if you want to spend a little more get the bfg.

I also regret not getting the 4x4.
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As far as the tires go, Get the MT Baja MTZ's! Forget BFG M/T (they suck). Also, IF YOU MUST GET a 4x2, LOCK THE DIFF and get 4.10 Gears MINIMUM!
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Hey Guys!

Im looking at purchasing a Ford Ranger to replace my honda accord that has just passed away ....I've been looking at geting in the the "Big wheels" scene for a while and now is my chance! The specific Ranger Edge im looking at is a 2x4.....i'd give it a 3" body lift and either some Pro Comps or BFG....but I was wondering if there's a significant difference in a 2x4 and a 4x4!! It'll be a daily driven Ranger....but when time comes for muddin, I don't wanna be stuck! Do any of you succesfully go off-roading in a 2x4?

Any feedback would be great!

Thanks,
Marc from Canada
It it were me when purchasing a Ranger, I'd only purchase a 4x4 version with the 4.0 liter motor. You're cheatin' yourself with anything less.
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With all due respect to John's setup, he's making the passes based on speed, hieght and tires and yes, some driving experience. If you're not willing to mod your rig to the extreme, the 4x2 isn't getting you there and even then you'll always be at a dissadvantage to a 4x4 version.
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If you can afford it get the 4x4 4.0 but modding it will be more expensive than a 2wd would would be. I have nothing against my 2wd because its still capable to do what I need it to do. If you get a suspension lift+body lift on 35'' mud terrain with a full locker in the back you will be set and it will cost less than if you do it to a 4x4.
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Go w/ a 4x4. I regret 2wd every day of my life.
I couldn't have said it better.

Let's see:
3" Lift - check
32" Mudders - check
Limited Slip Diff- check
4.10 Ring and Pinion - check

Still not being able to back out of a easy situation =

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I was wondering if there's a significant difference in a 2x4 and a 4x4!!
yeah one is a piece of wood and the other is a truck
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Im 4x2 and I can succesfully go through mud pits that stock 4wds with open difs cant. Just lift it and put some big mud terrains on and don't forget the locker and youll be fine. As for the bfg m/t or the procomp m/t they are boh basically the same but if you want to spend a little more get the bfg.

I also regret not getting the 4x4.

you say dont forget the locker like they are cheap... i have only really looked at prices of lockers and i remember them being kinda hefty in price, am i right? btw, i have had both as well, if you are gonna use it fairly often or just want to have fun every once in a while get 4x4. you wont regret it.
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I wish I got a 4x4 to be honest, actually I wish I got a lightning or a 4x4 f150. Basically money was tight and I really needed something new.
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In your sig i see u are from canada , probably lots of snow , so if thats the case u will want 4x4 with both ends locked. I have a rear locker and when it snows here it may as well be a open diff, u know when when u kick in the 4x4, because u arent stuck any more.
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get a 4X4. being from canada, thats your only real choice.
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If you plan to go off road GET A 4X4.


This is the truck some were refering to. He is locked in the rear and knows how to drive his truck very well. I think if I got in his truck I would prolly get stuck going through something I could make with my 4x4.



He made it through this small pond. It was amazing.

The 4x4 behind him didn't but that was because he hydrolocked. No one else tried that day.
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Stuck 2wd

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I got some more, just can't seem to find any "stuck" pics. But basically thats why I want 4wd. I get stuck in the stupidest spots that almost stock 4wds can go through. It's all either b/c of ground clearance or lack of 4wd.





I mean, I'm no John Griggs, but I can drive a truck. And both those pics were with a fully locked rear end. No differentiation.

BTW, Kevin went through in 2wd, but I believe he had to use 4wd to get out of that first pic.
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^^^I don't know if griggs would have made it through that but he would have tried at 50mph.

But how right you are 4wd gets you out of that quickly. Heck with 4x4 I don't think there is the time to snap that pic.
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Get a 4x4 without a doubt if you plan on doing ANY offroading.

This is what happens when you use 2wd offroad
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Enough examples? GET A 4x4. ANNNND actually use your 4wd, dont do what i do and try everything in 2wd!
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another vote for 4x4
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Haha, kevin you are the f'ing man!!!!
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kevin why is that truck with the boom on the top in a mud pit?
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