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As I keep browsing this forum more and more. Ive noticed almost everyone here has a 4x4. Im kind of regretting buying the 4x2 for the fact I thought I was getting a good deal. I bought an '08 LE King Cab fully loaded minus navi with side steps, spray in bedliner, tow package, bug deflector, leather, bluetooth,etc.. for $28k otd. Im not a big off road guy. I ocassionally take my quad out to the desert or dunes to play but nothing that I would think I need the 4x4 for. Atleast I dont think so heh. Maybe im just thinking about it too much and should just enjoy what I have. :rolleyes:
 

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4x4 is what you want for resale purposes. I also believe it's better to have it and not use it then to need to use it and not have it.
 

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Unless you go offroading or live and/or travel in snowy areas, you'll probably be ok. I'd never buy a 4X2 but I live where it snows. Resale, to me, is a wash because although you'll get a couple grand more for a 4X4, you pay that much more for it to begin with.
 

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4x4 is what you want for resale purposes. I also believe it's better to have it and not use it then to need to use it and not have it.
You're thinking of a gun. If you're careful enough,and pick your lines, you should be ok.I took my 4x2 to glamis last year, and didn't have probs. i didn't push it though. Bring a shovel in any case. or if you have atv load ramps, those work well too to get you out of a hole.:futwice:
 

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4X2 cost less, weighs less, tows more, get better mileage, performs better and works great with a Detroit Truetrac LSD, seamlessly providing solid traction, without switching to 4X4, and does so all the time. 4x2 is a great way to go! I have no reason to have any regrets. Nope, none...:)
 

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I had a 4X2 F150 but then that one day came and I needed that 4WD and I didn't have it. Well this time I bought mine with a 4WD for that one day when I'll need it.
 

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Don't beat yourself up. My 4x2 gets better gas milage, better ride, less maintenance and less expensive tires.

4x4's are cool but I live in the south(no snow), and I don't go offroad a whole lot.
 

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4X2 cost less, weighs less, tows more, get better mileage, performs better and works great with a Detroit Truetrac LSD, seamlessly providing solid traction, without switching to 4X4, and does so all the time. 4x2 is a great way to go! I have no reason to have any regrets. Nope, none...:)
well put ... I agree
 

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Nothing wrong with a 4X2, especially for your needs!!! I just prefer to have a 4X4 cause I NEED IT......................:cheers:
 

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I very seldom need or use 4 wheel drive..............but the first time you get stuck or see the snow start falling you'll wish you had it.

It's just good peace of mind having it and IMO it's well worth the extra $$.
 

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As I keep browsing this forum more and more. Ive noticed almost everyone here has a 4x4. Im kind of regretting buying the 4x2 for the fact I thought I was getting a good deal. I bought an '08 LE King Cab fully loaded minus navi with side steps, spray in bedliner, tow package, bug deflector, leather, bluetooth,etc.. for $28k otd. Im not a big off road guy. I ocassionally take my quad out to the desert or dunes to play but nothing that I would think I need the 4x4 for. Atleast I dont think so heh. Maybe im just thinking about it too much and should just enjoy what I have. :rolleyes:
Few people really NEED 4x4. If you live in a place that receives frequent snows, then guess what? They have adequate equipment to take care of the roads (meaning snowpack, not ice...since nothing helps w/ ice)
 

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Depends on region for resale. 4x2 is a tough sell up north. Resale on a 4x2 is better down south. If you plan to move north and have an urge to upgrade your truck, don't wait until you are north to trade or sell your 4x2. If you aren't moving, don't worry about it. As for 4x2 in snow, as we are having today, even with traction control is gets dicey at times. You can improve it with weight, snow tires, etc but the 4x4 is the way to go in areas with traction issues.
 

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My last truck was 4x2, lowered, with 10" wide BFG's. I was in a parking lot at a bank and it snowed about 2 inches. I got stuck. Truck just sat there spinning, a little old lady and her husband walked by laughing. That made my mind up for me, 4x4 this time around.
 

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You should get the truck that YOU need...I'm a desert guy who's been running 2wd's all my life. Less things to go wrong...
If I lived in a snowbelt area it wouldn't be a choice, 4wd for sure...
 

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Few people really NEED 4x4. If you live in a place that receives frequent snows, then guess what? They have adequate equipment to take care of the roads (meaning snowpack, not ice...since nothing helps w/ ice)
I live somewhere where it snows a lot. It's also very hilly. The local and state DOT clear the roads eventually, but it generally takes 2-3 days for roads to get semi-normal again. During the worst months of winter, this happens every 10 days or so.

I have a 4wd KC SE with a Truetrac rear. Last week, we got 8 inches of snow. To test my new Truetrac out, I left my truck in 2wd and went for a 5 mile drive before any plows had touched the roads. I made it up the steepest hill, but just barely. It's worth mentioning that I also have new Bridgestone Revo's. Any more snow, and I would have NEEDED to use 4wd to get home.

If you live somewhere warm and sunny, I'm sure your good to go. However, based on my wants and needs, I will never buy a 2wd truck.
 

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4X2 cost less, weighs less, tows more, get better mileage, performs better and works great with a Detroit Truetrac LSD, seamlessly providing solid traction, without switching to 4X4, and does so all the time. 4x2 is a great way to go! I have no reason to have any regrets. Nope, none...:)

4x2 get no play here in Anchorage. You will see one or two( usually in the ditch). I would like to see how a Tru Trac one would do. The roads are maintained here but when it's nothing but ice on ice,a 4x4 is critical. I say get what you can afford and afford what you get. A 4x4 XE is 10x better than a 4x2 LE when it's winter here.
 

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Absolutely, if I was there. I'd buy a 4x4 if I was in Alaska, or the hilly area of PA even. But here is a long ways away!

We rarely get more than 8" of snow at a time. We just had 3-5 last night, and the TT did me fine. Oh, down here, we count and laugh at all the 4x4s in the ditch. Crazy drivers we have. :)
 

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We got 10" of snow last weekend and I'm glad I bought a 4x4. Of course people around here drive 4x2's too but they're mainly used for work contracting.
 

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4x2 get no play here in Anchorage. You will see one or two( usually in the ditch). I would like to see how a Tru Trac one would do. The roads are maintained here but when it's nothing but ice on ice,a 4x4 is critical. I say get what you can afford and afford what you get. A 4x4 XE is 10x better than a 4x2 LE when it's winter here.
I'd imagine the TruTrac would do exactly what my old 73 Nova with POSI would do going up a hill....spin both rear wheels until the rear of the vehicle slid sideways into a ditch. No locking rear end is going to do what 4WD will. But at least you won't be spinning one wheel going nowhere I guess.
 
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