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u need to wheel harder
Ya beat me too it.
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Ya beat me too it.

lol when i read it i figured someone already had said something about it but no one did i was surprised.
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u need to wheel harder
I wheel every day, show me somone who cracked their lower control arm from wheeling too hard
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lol i was messin with ya... i remember that post.

u jsut wheel in differnt terrain than i do.
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for safty reasons in the snow.
Something tells me they don't get a helluva lot of snow in Melbourne, Florida..

If I didn't have to deal w/ snow, I'd probably never own a 4WD or AWD vehicle.. ever..

Although I've yet to have my 4x4 stuck either.. nor do I have any desire to ever have it stuck.

Now my old 4x2.. that would get stuck on wet grass or in the parking lot after a 2" dusting..
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^^ ya i realized that already....a few post below that i typed
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idk my old 4x2 did pretty decent in the snow considering.
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mothers always know best.
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mothers always know best.


'cept when they are drunk...
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This is the problem with being of the younger age. Your insurance will be a consideration when your paying a higher premium for a vehical with a higher value, thats financed and requires full coverage insurance.

Not only that , but the percentage rate of finance over the more expensive 4x4 package can cost you thousands more over the payments then what the difference in actual sticker prices are.

Endless your off-roading daily or its a weekly hobby, why bother? I take my truck hunting in the 'Snows of Buffalo'. John takes his offroad, Wowak hung quite well on ' street tires ' in Centralia...

Its ( more then likely ) a ' want ' then a ' need '. Save yourself the cash and insurance rates, go with a 2wd.

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go get a 2wd and lock it besides you can get a newer model that looks much nicer....the only reason we bought my truck is because we got a deal on it...

gas sucks and ill leave it at that
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dont ask us, if you want a 4x4 and feel that you have a need for it then get it. my family has had 5 trucks in the past 12 years and all of them were 4wd. its all up to you. me personally would never by a 2wd no matter where i live. cause i could always think of a reason to use it. but again everyone has their opinion, follow yours
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You being in Florida doesn't give you the option for the snow traction story. 2wd would be nice, but if you want a 4x4 go for it, it will be YOUR truck.
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well really bud its what you want, not waht your mom wants..my gfs mom went out and bought her an 02 edge 2x4 3.0 and i had it in 2 ft of snow up to the mountain all the time..never ever did i doubt that truck she hated it because she didnt know how to drive it and she didnt get to pick it out so she told her mom and we got a 03 fx4 level 2 with about 40 000kms for extremely cheap..sure the gas mileage is **** poor but its a hell of alot nice in the mud..the insurance of the 4x4 is there. but i have to agree you lift a 2x4 and add a few parts and she'll keep up to any stock 4x4. but whatever you chose just make sure your happy with it and if your mom loves you she will get over it
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I loved my 4wd. It was worth the investment to me. I will say that it's quite an investment though! If you want to play, you've gotta pay. I wouldn't think so much about whether you want it or not, but whether you will get your money's worth out of it. It's much more expensive to have a 4wd vehicle.
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I personally think stock 4x4s look better than stock 2wd trucks because of the ride height and typically the nicer trim features you'll see on a 4x4.

If you live in a snowy/icy area, the four-wheel drive will help in the snow, but nothing can save you in ice. If you don't have traction, 2 extra traction-less tires won't do a thing.

If you go hunting frequently and have to drive off-road, I'd get a 4x4 for the added "what-if" security.

If you plan on playing around or making off-roading a regular hobby, obviously 4x4 is for you.

Gas mileage? What are we talking, like a 2-3mpg difference? Whoop-ee.

If you want it, get it.
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Try 5-10 MPG difference. That's up to a 50% difference! And that's pretty substantial when you consider this kid is probably on a fairly modest income and gas is nipping at $3/gal..

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Have you found a truck or are you still looking?
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Only actually been actually stuck (where 4wd would make a difference) in 2wd. I've been in a couple trucks that have 4wd and got stuck, but they were high centered. Up here in the glacial silt a 4x4 is much better to have then 2wd. I've been stuck in actual silt and mud in 2wd's before.
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