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Old 04-29-2011, 11:40 PM   #29
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I've had seven pick ups...all 2wd, never had a need for 4wd. One thing for sure, if you have a 4wd and get stuck you'll be farther in the boonies than if stuck with a 2wd!
That senario is true. It is also true that a prudent person uses 4WD to get OUT of being stuck, not to drive INTO being stuck. No one here is talking about off-roading in their tow vehicle.
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Like everyone else has said- it is a matter of usage. As for slipping on wet grass, I have a friend whose truck seemed to hate wet grass- he had a std diff. His new truck has a locking diff and he rarely gets stuck on grass anymore. My truck has both 4wd and locking diff - I try to go as far as I can in 2wd and use the 4wd as needed. There are some places where I go to 4wd right off the bat - like going over the dunes at my favorite beach access. I also use it in the snow and the occasional muddy campground. As far as running in 4wd on dry pavement - it is hard on the universial joints (ind front axles) if you try and make a tight turn - you can actually hear and feel the axles bind (don't ask me how I know). I have not used the 4wd while my TT was attached - I once got backed in to a site that had a layer of mud on top of the pavement - without the TT I almost needed 4wd to move the truck by itself.

As for resale, I think you will find that most HD trucks here on the west coast are going to be 4wd so you might as well go along for the ride.
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Old 04-30-2011, 07:31 AM   #31
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I am in Canada 4x4 I My choice wet grass with the 5er needed it a few times.Going south this past winter again needed it 2 times.Had a 1996 2 wheel drive stuck without a trailer first trip hunting up north Ontario yup 1st trip north lucky to get out that day middle of no where.Got home ordered a 1997 4X4 and also a Desiel never been 2 wheel drive or Gas unit now in the last 5 pick ups lol just My idea of a Truck 4X4 Oil burner all the way. Bushman Eh
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It's with what ever you feel comfortable. I've owned lots of pickups...half ton, 3/4 ton, diesel dually...and even an import...but never a 4 x 4. And, although I bought my first truck in 1972, never needed a 4 x 4 except for one time I refused to shovel my driveway, again, and got stuck there.
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Another advantage of 4wd over 2wd is that cool looking Z71 sticker on the side of my truck

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Another advantage of 4wd over 2wd is that cool looking Z71 sticker on the side of my truck

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Excellent point!

The OP should go buy one of those stickers or one that says "4 X 4''...thus saving the expense of actually buying a 4wd truck.
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