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Old 12-04-2009
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ic ic... wow thats one long *** post!!
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i have made it through some deep holes, pulled out a few trucks that double my weight, all with a 7.5 open on 33's, but then again i have been buried in areas that i should of made it through, so u get some u lose some, i jus see if i get stuck its a beer break
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man i wish we had places like that to go in NC
go to uwharrie, they have some kickass trails there
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yeah my only purpose of this thread was to get pics and mods of peoples 2wd rides so please no more input from 4x4 people.
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i think its good that those of us with 2wd's attempt and sometimes succeed with offroading. its fun and we like it.
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shud i repost pics of the mazda tearin it up?
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I'll make a contribution here:

Silver Lake sand dunes in Michigan- First time I majorly went off road. I messed around on little trails while she was stock before.

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All about mashing the pedal and trying to keep the thought of breaking something in the back of your mind lol.



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my 1st set of 33's, ugly a$$ turbine wheels on yok-ur-mama at/s
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my 1st flex
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broward county's awesome drainage system
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new rims and new buckshots, my favorite tire i ever owned, tore up a construction site the nite b4
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muddy!!!!!
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god i am one ugly fat kid in that pic
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yes sir you are. nice ride and pics
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i bought my 2wd edge because i knew it would get better gas mileage than a 4wd(and slightly cheaper) i soon found out that it didnt really like "offroading" i got stuck in a few cornfields and it just makes you nervous when your trying to wheel and you know you have no recovery point.....i love my 2wd and dont want to mess it up either, so my suggestion to everyone who wants to wheel in thier 2wds is just this go buy a POS 4x4 like mine! $375 and runs. it looks and drives like garbage but you can beat the heck out of it and who cares!
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I really want to lift my 2wd!
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yeah my only purpose of this thread was to get pics and mods of peoples 2wd rides so please no more input from 4x4 people.
good luck with that, there will always be sh*t talkers who cop out on "I'm just stating my opinion"

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my suggestion to everyone who wants to wheel in thier 2wds is just this go buy a POS 4x4 like mine! $375 and runs. it looks and drives like garbage but you can beat the heck out of it and who cares!
If I had the money to register and insure another vehicle I'd do that in a heartbeat. I'd get an old 4x4 Taco and tear it up like there's no tomorrow lol

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I dont think anyone on here is really question that 4 wheels turning is better than 2 in certain situations, however I am really surprised this is even a discussion on a TRUCK forum.

This thread was great kept as photos of 2WD off road rangers. I enjoy seeing what other off road capable 2wd rangers looks like, as I have a 2WD. I don't ever anticipate, rock crawling, mudding, or even serious trail riding, however I do want an off road capable truck, which isn't unrealistic for 2wd.

It would be nice if I didn't have to weed through all the d**k measuring to find it however.
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It's no 4WD, but bigger tires (aired down), a locker, and disconnected swaybars made a huge difference in the off-road ability of my '03 Edge. I've only ever gotten "stuck" in deep rutted soft sand (and by "stuck" I mean requiring the assistance of another truck, I've been "delayed" many times). You'd be suprised how much you can do in a 2WD with a little experience/skill. Surmounting obastacles will put more stess on a 2WD than a 4WD though.
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i wouldnt agree with you fully on the on the little experience or skill, my buddy bought an 01 ranger edgem stock 2wd, 2nd day he got it we took him to a lake we have here thats back in the swamp, he really had no experience off road and it showed, the beginning of the trail is sumerged rocks about a 1ft deep, which requires riding the brake and gas with both feet to fully control the vehicle, and he slammed right into the back of my other buddy's ranger. As the trail goes from rock to sawgrass then to mud, he went right through the middle of the mud trail, which got him stuck repeatedly, but if he would of followed us around the holes, or walked the trail to find out where its bottomless or deep this wouldnt of happend ( i walked the same trail a month ago to see my capabilities and since never been stuck out there) After gettin to the lake i took him for a ride in his truck, walked the trail with him, showed him the nastier holes and drove through the trail telling him what i was doing not to get stuck, i got him to the levee and made him drive back to the lake, he succeded in not getting stuck for the rest of the nite.... experience plays a big part in 2wd.... also as a throw in, my buddy for an 07 4x4 stock and once he started slippin, but it in 4x4 and made it through the holes we avoided.... but if a 2wd is all u got, have fun and shoot up some rooster tails!!!
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It's no 4WD, but bigger tires (aired down), a locker, and disconnected swaybars made a huge difference in the off-road ability of my '03 Edge. I've only ever gotten "stuck" in deep rutted soft sand (and by "stuck" I mean requiring the assistance of another truck, I've been "delayed" many times). You'd be suprised how much you can do in a 2WD with a little experience/skill. Surmounting obastacles will put more stess on a 2WD than a 4WD though.
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i wouldnt agree with you fully on the on the little experience or skill, my buddy bought an 01 ranger edgem stock 2wd, 2nd day he got it we took him to a lake we have here thats back in the swamp, he really had no experience off road and it showed, the beginning of the trail is sumerged rocks about a 1ft deep, which requires riding the brake and gas with both feet to fully control the vehicle, and he slammed right into the back of my other buddy's ranger. As the trail goes from rock to sawgrass then to mud, he went right through the middle of the mud trail, which got him stuck repeatedly, but if he would of followed us around the holes, or walked the trail to find out where its bottomless or deep this wouldnt of happend ( i walked the same trail a month ago to see my capabilities and since never been stuck out there) After gettin to the lake i took him for a ride in his truck, walked the trail with him, showed him the nastier holes and drove through the trail telling him what i was doing not to get stuck, i got him to the levee and made him drive back to the lake, he succeded in not getting stuck for the rest of the nite.... experience plays a big part in 2wd.... also as a throw in, my buddy for an 07 4x4 stock and once he started slippin, but it in 4x4 and made it through the holes we avoided.... but if a 2wd is all u got, have fun and shoot up some rooster tails!!!
sweet... ya the "newbies" need people like you to show them how to go about wheeling a 2wd. its easier once they know what to look for and their not getting stuck all the time and its funner etc because your not always spending your time pulling them out because they hit the biggest hole..
when my front driveshaft u-joint snapped on i was just crawling out of a little hole in a meadow in 4wd, so i had to put it in 2wd and with stock tires i was stuck.. had to get a couple quads to pull me out and i went straight home haha.. the front driveshaft was like a limp noodle resting on the cross member for a few months, i would still go up the mountain in 2wd and it was fine. since wheel mostly by myself i usually dont hit the big stuff. hell even in 4wd i dont hit the big stuff unless someone else is there.
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i wouldnt agree with you fully on the on the little experience or skill...
"Little" is definately a relative term. Nobody should read "little" as "just started driving off-road", it's more like "take it easy, working your way up, and talking to people who know their stuff." It really shouldn't take long for an intelligent person to get the hang of it.

But then what's the definition of "intelligent"...
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i was once there, stock and green behind the ears, but i have learned along the way wut and wut not to do, every once in a while i get over confident, and sometimes i get put in my place for doin it, but its all for fun, unless i get called at 3am to go pull someone out and yea..... but i love my truck, it aint the best, highest, quickest or most capable truck out there but it gets things done, i rarely get ripped on for mudding, and where and when i get stuck, and who pulls me out or vise versa, the most i get ripped on is for having a ranger with down syndrome, but its all bueno
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2wd's can go just as far as a 4wd in some occassions. My friend has a 97 2wd 3.0 ranger on 31 muds and he can follow me just about anywhere even when the hood goes under lol. He doesnt care about his truck as much tho and he gives it h*ll trying. He usually has issues in rocks and steep inclines but if he cant do it he is gonna dang sure try it about 1000 times. In the mud and sand he can follow me for the most part but needless to say he doesnt have the luxury of creeping along. he has been wheeling with the 2wd so long he has become very experience at it and not to mention it is a 5 speed. fun to watch tho. Its a blast!
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I think i'm going to do the 2wd mod. Take my driveshaft out and shiat.
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I got 3 pages into this thread and decided that whippersnapper02 is an idiot. It all comes down to the terrain and the driver, no matter 2x4 or 4x4. Would a good driver make the mistake of taking his stock 2wd to moab and attempt it? No, this good driver would make a smart decision and bring his 4wd. Would a good driver attempt to make it through a silt bed in 2wd? Yes, because they can read the terrain and be confident enough to know they can make it through.

Btw, I have a 2x4, and don't go rock crawling or mudding. For me, there is no need for the added expense of 4wd out here. It can be nice at some points, but thats why we climb into my buddies Jeep, making us the "good drivers."

Sorry about the rant everyone, just sick of the whole, "2wd's are pointless" arguments that I've seen all too often.

its changed since this photo, just a little....
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I got 3 pages into this thread and decided that whippersnapper02 is an idiot.
Thank you moron noob. I'd like to see you go where I have been with my truck. But you wont.
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