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JIMNLIN

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Posted: 01/16/14 06:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You either need a 4wd or you don't. Its just that simply.

If you have no need for a 4wd thats great. No one will think less of you for not having one.

Too many folks think everyone else should do it like they do.


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Posted: 01/16/14 06:29pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Regularly. for me, where I live I wouldn't even consider buying a 2wd truck. Since I don't want two full size trucks, towing with the 4x4 is what happens, and I probably have 5000 miles of locked hubs with my previous RV, and 20 or so with the 2014 5er in my sig.
When you need 4x4, really need it, the only other things that work consistently is a winch or a tow.


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Posted: 01/16/14 06:33pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have used my 4x4 many many times. would not be with out it.

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Posted: 01/16/14 06:41pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I didn't 'need' to buy 4wd, and probably would never 'need' to use 4wd... But have used 4wd when exploring some back roads in BLM lands, and Nat'l Forrest Land. We're it not for the 4wd I probably would not have made some of the great scenic discoveries all around the great US West. Need? No, but wouldn't do without for the occasional buzz.


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Posted: 01/16/14 06:51pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I could tow with a 4x2...but elect to stick with a 4x4.

I'm considering an F650, 750, or some other mediumish size truck as a future tow vehicle-most likely will be a 2-wheel drive and I'll adjust some of the situations I'd get myself into accordingly-and probably use a 4x4 for some stuff in town and such that I expect to be in dicey situations.

I have driven most of the eastern seaboard hauling my fiver in 4-wheel, not by choice.

One of the perks today is that dealers tend to stock a lot more 4x4's that 4x2's and I honestly think that some of the late season deals you'll get on a 4 wheeler won't be found on a similar 2 wheel drive simply because the truck doesn't exist.

Maintenance has changed so much over the years-once upon a time you expected to put a lot more money into a 4x4-not anymore.

If I have the choice-4x4 it is...


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I just bought one and didn't know if I really needed it, but a few things that pushed me to it.

-The urban cowboys do need the "cool", and that keeps used prices strong. So, I figured getting it for insurance alone would come back on resale.

-We plan trips out west and it will allow for off road exploration

-We have already enjoyed some NFS roads locally and have had a blast. The prettiest spot we've ever seen near home was available to us because of 4x4. Been here 14 years and have never seen this.

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Posted: 01/16/14 07:06pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

4x4 saved me at least a couple times pulling out of a not so great campsite. Was loading my truck and trailer up with fire wood and the ground was softer than I thought.... Never would have gotten out without 4x4. We don't get much snow but do get the occasional light snow / freezing rain.... With my dually in 2wd on any slight incline it will spin all day with a little snow and ice, throw it in 4x4 and off I go. I don't use it often but when I do I'm glad I have it.


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And, who can look at this photo and not want to get out in the woods with their truck!
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I used to hunt and here in Eastern Oregon, you need a 4x4 even if you don't hunt. sometime getting into a CG parking spot with the pea gravel is a challenge and the 4x4 really pays for it self.

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Posted: 01/16/14 07:16pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Used mine twice today. Its snowing here. I use it quite often, its saved my bacon a few times. Wouldn't have a truck without it. Sort of like having a yo-yo with no string.

But if you don't need it, you don't need it. Everybody's situation is different.


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