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JPLIII
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4 x 4 Truck Owners

I'm considering getting 4-wheel drive on my next truck, but my question for you guys that own them, how often do you really need/use it?


toadmanalcatraz
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p'ville
Member since Oct 2009
447 posts

re: 4 x 4 Truck Owners
hardly ever, but its there if I ever do need it.


FelicianaTigerfan
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Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2009
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re: 4 x 4 Truck Owners
I use mine on a reg basis but if I didnt need it I wouldnt have one. Then again the one time you need it you will wish you had it


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34venture
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re: 4 x 4 Truck Owners
I use it fairly often, but the best thing about 4wheel drive is when you really need it, you have it. You'll know what I'm talking about when the day comes.


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CurDog
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re: 4 x 4 Truck Owners
when i had mine, need had nothing to do with it. there were several times i was glad i had it


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Nodust
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Who cares. This is America. If you want it get it.


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Capital Cajun
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Over Yonder
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re: 4 x 4 Truck Owners
Best to have it and not need it than need it and not have it. My gets used more for snow than mud.


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TigerStripes30
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Member since Dec 2011
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re: 4 x 4 Truck Owners
you dont need four wheel drive until you need it...and you will need it


TexasTiger
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Katy TX
Member since Sep 2003
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re: 4 x 4 Truck Owners
Trucks look better that are 4x4 but it will decrease your gas mileage 1-2 mpg's and it is an extra thing to maintain, but your truck will have a better resale value.

If you want it get it...if you have made it this long without 4 wheel drive there is a good chance you could live without on your next truck but its all about what you want really.

use ours at the boat ramp and thats about it.


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Yeti
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Member since Nov 2011
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re: 4 x 4 Truck Owners
My truck is 2wd and there have been countless times I needed 4wd. I'll never own another 2wd truck


mack the knife
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EBR
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depending on where you live, what you do, etc, it can be handy. i use mine 1-2/mo prob on average. previously i had posi-track rear end and that let me get places normal 2wd couldn't go. if i thought i may have a problem i would use my 4 wheeler.


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olgoi khorkhoi
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use it all the time, but could be because it's a diesel and they get stuck in 2wd like a fat kid in quick sand.


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Judge Smails
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Member since Mar 2008
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re: 4 x 4 Truck Owners
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My truck is 2wd and there have been countless times I needed 4wd. I'll never own another 2wd truck


Similar experience here - now I own two 4WD's.


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4WHLN
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P'ville
Member since Mar 2013
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re: 4 x 4 Truck Owners
Not that often. But like others have said, its there when I need it.


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YOURADHERE
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re: 4 x 4 Truck Owners
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hardly ever, but its there if I ever do need it.



This....my previous truck was a 2wd F350. I like having 4x4 as a just incase thing now.


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laangler21
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On the lake.
Member since May 2012
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re: 4 x 4 Truck Owners
I use it on steep boat ramps (dont launch at those very often) just in case. Haven't been in the mud in a long time though. I run mine every month for about a mile/ mile .5 just to keep things in working order.
Just one of those things I would rather have it, and not need it that need it and not have it.

ETA: Resale value is higher also FWIW
This post was edited on 4/4 at 8:24 am


Langston
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Cenla
Member since Nov 2010
6381 posts

re: 4 x 4 Truck Owners
4x4 and crew cabs are two options that dont drop value from purchase to resale so why not?


JPLIII
New Orleans Saints Fan
Broussard - terd supporter
Member since Jan 2008
20678 posts

re: 4 x 4 Truck Owners
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I use it on steep boat ramps (dont launch at those very often) just in case.


That would be my primary reason. I have a 22'-6" Skeeter that I pull and have had a little trouble at some particular launches with my 2-wheel drive.


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Teyeger
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Smoke Grove
Member since Sep 2011
2392 posts

re: 4 x 4 Truck Owners
I have to use mine a good bit. My job keeps me on different farms and I have to drive offroad alot.


Bama and Beer
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Daphne, AL
Member since Oct 2010
68587 posts

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No one has ever needed it at our current camp. Roads are well maintained


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