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View Poll Results: 4x4 or 2wd?
4x4 98 85.96%
2wd 15 13.16%
buy a car instead 1 0.88%
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Wow... Can't believe how many people actually thought I was seriouse. But not joking around 4x2 is so much better.
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Well first of all, it's a dumb pole. It's a no brainer that 4x4 is better for off-road. If only i knew 3 year ago that i would get so much into off-roading. It's too late now, but i made my truck better by adding a limited slip differential. So that has helped me out allot.
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If i only knew i was going to get into offroading...


I regret getting a 2wd every damn day =(
You're not the only one who regrets it.

4x4 wins hands down. 2wd only wins in gas mileage comparisons.
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I dont offroad much or basically dont haha so I dont have a need for 4x4 besides in winter but hell I made it through couple ohio winters with sand in my bed and hell I went through 14 inches of snow with a 2wd dropped 5/7 its the driver.

New truck I got 2wd If I could of afforded it I prob would of gotten 4wd but then again how often would I use it besides in winter time.

and in time its just more stuff to break.
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oh man...i didn't even read the "for offroading" part. but i voted for 4x4. i think a truck should be driven like a truck, offroad. if you want something street style, just get a car. just makes more sense to me.

altho. "got_dirty", i love those toyota's. they look pretty sweet. i also love the syclones, typhoons and lightnings, which are street trucks and i like..but i'd much rather have a car.
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I won't lie, you can do a bit of stuff in 2wd, and I've done it. But having that option of 4wd when you really need it is what matters.
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2wd = desert racing trophy truck = killer sweet

My 4wd keeps breaking, and I can't afford to fix it anymore, especially since the warranty just ended.
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some new guy around here is looking at a ranger which is 2wd... i believe its an edge, and he wants to know, if he should skip it and look for something with 4wd.. so i figured, id just make a poll, and then everyone can vote on it... instead of each person responding with the same comments.... call it 'trying to be efficient at getting the message acrossed'
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If he lives in Buffalo near you, which gets lots of snow, I would definately go with 4wd. I go to school in Erie which gets a bunch of snow, and I can't go anywhere in 2wd when any amount of snow is on the ground. And, if he plans on going "off road 4-wheeling", which is about all there is in this area of the U.S. get a 4wd.
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...ur serious... wow.
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...ur serious... wow.
What do you mean by "ur serious...wow"? haha.
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What do you mean by "ur serious...wow"? haha.
I'm assuming he's questioning this statement.

"...and I can't go anywhere in 2wd when any amount of snow is on the ground"
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Well it's true, no question about it. Sometimes even in the rain, if I pull out of somewhere on an incline, it will peel tire and not go. I guess that's what you get with a lightweight empty truck bed and wider tires than stock.
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No doubt 4wd. There are some pretty capable 2wd, n3elz for example, but he will tell you that with 4wd he wouldn't be getting pulled out all the time.
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4x2 by far. How could someone actually think 4x4 is better? Stupid people I'll tell ya what.
I love my 2wd offroad...











































NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111
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anyone who claims that a 4X2 is better than a 4X4 for offroading is also going to claim that michael moore should be president. in terms, it means they believe in themselves so much, that they can't see what a fool they've become.
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for the people who have a 4wd daily driver, what % of the time are you in 2wd?
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Well it's true, no question about it. Sometimes even in the rain, if I pull out of somewhere on an incline, it will peel tire and not go. I guess that's what you get with a lightweight empty truck bed and wider tires than stock.
ive only run into problems off roads and in more than 6" of snow in my performance all season tires...
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My 2wd did fine offroad here in AZ. Of course I didnt try anything I didnt believe my truck could handle, however my locker saved me many times. But if I was serious about it I would go 4x4....
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4X4 is the only way to go if you want something 2 wheel drive go buy a car, or to those of you out there with 2 wheel drive trucks I am rather dissapointed with you...
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sorry you feel that way. not everyone lives up north where they need the option of 4wd in the winters. 2wd is fine for most, unless you live in areas of consistent stints of bad weather, or work related such as construction and such. other than that, its a bonus.
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I bought a 2wd (went for the "street" look).. now I have a car.. Really, down here you dont need a 4x4 but for recreation or maybe for your job, that's about it.
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Well, I had a 2wd and it was fine, but now I have a 4wd and its better... I've only needed to use it once so far, but boy was I glad I had it!
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for the people who have a 4wd daily driver, what % of the time are you in 2wd?
99.9 lol, but I tell ya its great just knowing you have it and as I said that .1% of the time I needed it, I was glad I did!
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ive only run into problems off roads and in more than 6" of snow in my performance all season tires...
You have limited slip too, where I'm open, and it sucks.
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