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Hey Ontario Rangers,
Any thoughts on wether it's better to go with the 4x2 Sport or 4x4 Sport with the recent rebates being offered? I'll be using this as my primary vehicle, and our winters can be brutal. Didn't get a lot of usage from the 4x4 on my old Jeep Wrangler except with 4x4 at high speeds. It's an extra $5,000 or so for the 4x4. What do you guys think?
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just buy it. it helps. sometimes we get rocked down here and in a lighter truck it's nice to have.
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Thanks. I'll be pickin up the 4x4 this week.
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post pics when you get it. you should be getting one of the last few out there. be sure to post pics when it comes in. i remember when i ordered mine. the dealer said 2 months. it was here in 1.
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Thanks. I'll be pickin up the 4x4 this week.
Good decision. 4x2 in the snow or on ice can be brutal - you'll be glad you have 4x4. The added cost pays for itself; higher resale value and safety wise, and the 4x4 system has been around so long that it's very reliable - no problems with mine, with 450,000 km just turned over on the clock.
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Hey North44, if I'm not going offroad much, is that offroad optionable
package advisable?
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Up to you - I think it's worth the money; upgraded parts (e.g. heavy duty shocks, skid plates - which offer more protection - that front skid plate, though a pain in the *** to take off, offers protection from rocks thrown up off the road, whether on a highway or off-road - a stone or rock through the condenser or rad or oil cooler can be an expensive proposition, and I personally know of people who have had that happen just driving down the street).

As to not going off-road much, I think it's better to have the increased capability, even if you don't/won't use it much - again, the value added will be retained at resale time, even if that's well down the road.

There are people who lift their trucks, with big off-road tires, the whole package, and never take them down a dirt road, and others who lower them, soup them up and make them look like street racers, and never "race" them, and that's all ok - it's up to them.

From my point of view, it's all "value-added" - put something "more" into your truck, and it's "worth" more, even if it's only to you, or for your own personal satisfaction.
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Being in Toronto I wouldn't see 4x4 being really necessary in the snow.... for what you guys get most years I'd just get a 2wd with a set of snows and a limited slip diff and call it a day!
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Thanks boys. I put pics up soon. Happy truckin'
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Being in Toronto I wouldn't see 4x4 being really necessary in the snow.... for what you guys get most years I'd just get a 2wd with a set of snows and a limited slip diff and call it a day!

May be so, but 4x4 is always useful in the snow, whether in Toronto or anywhere else - even if not necessarily "necessary".

FWIW, I've had cars with rear wheel drive, front wheel drive, full time 4 WD, and 4 WD; have driven them all in Toronto winters, and the 4WD is the best in the snow, front wheel drive next best, and rear wheel drive the worst.

Yes, you can get by without 4wd, and as I told the OP, it's really up to him. For my money, it's worth it.
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what happens if he leaves T.O. and goes to barrie and a storm pops up? look at what happened to sarnia this year.
personally i'd rather be prepared and not need it then screwed.
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get the 4x4. Mines an XLT and come stock with skid plates and rancho shocks
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Thanks for the feedback boys. It's appreciated.
Going with the 11 Sport 4x4. Watch them be sold
out now!
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