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4WD vs. Chains

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by trdchic, Dec 18, 2010.

  1. Dec 18, 2010 at 9:09 AM
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    trdchic

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    I still can't decide if I should get 4WD or a Prerunner. I am trying to think of scenarios where I would need 4WD. What is the comparison between chains and 4WD? I would go up to the mountain to snowboard...thats probably it...not go off roading in snow or anything like that.
     
  2. Dec 18, 2010 at 9:21 AM
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    If you are going to the be in the snow several times a year, I would go with the 4X4. I went with the Prerunner because I didn't think I would ever have it in the snow, well twice in the last couple of years I had to turn back trailing due to snow:(
    If I was to do it again I would go 4X.
    My .02 :notsure:
     
  3. Dec 18, 2010 at 9:32 AM
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  4. Dec 18, 2010 at 9:35 AM
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    4WD = Confidence, Safety, Good Insurance.
     
  5. Dec 18, 2010 at 9:37 AM
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    apples and oranges my friend, 4wd is for your safety as well, and is on at the push of a button. chains means stopping to chain up and chain down...
     
  6. Dec 18, 2010 at 9:40 AM
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    4x4! So worth it.
     
  7. Dec 18, 2010 at 10:27 AM
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    just go ahead and get the 4x4 or u will regret it later for sure
     
  8. Dec 18, 2010 at 10:32 AM
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    If your asking, then that probably means you may need it. Go for it . 4WD ftmfw!
     
  9. Dec 18, 2010 at 10:38 AM
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  10. Dec 18, 2010 at 11:27 AM
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    yea im not one for 2wd trucks
     
  11. Dec 18, 2010 at 11:34 AM
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    Aside from what eveyone else has said..... I'd get the 4WD.

    However, If money is an issue and you don't or can't afford the extra cost of the 4WD, then atleast get the Prerunner TRD Offroad (with the locker).
     
  12. Dec 18, 2010 at 11:51 AM
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    4WD so worth it even if used only a couple times a year!
     
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    If money is enough of an issue having to choose between 4x4 and 4x2, person probably shouldn't be buying a new truck.
     
  14. Dec 18, 2010 at 2:29 PM
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    4x4. Although I don't use it that often, when I do use it I am happy to have it. It is better to have the option that to just be stuck.
     
  16. Dec 18, 2010 at 2:37 PM
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    4x4, don't know when you need it, then you got it :D!!!
     
  17. Dec 18, 2010 at 2:41 PM
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    2wd are not real trucks :crapstorm: :infantry:
     
  18. Dec 18, 2010 at 3:04 PM
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    There is nothing I hate more than chaining up on the side of interstate 80, in a snow storm, in the dark watching people in 4WD pass me. That said I only did it once in a friends car because I always have owned 4WD.
     
  19. Dec 18, 2010 at 5:19 PM
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    4wd. Bring chains in the mountains as a precaution.
     
  20. Dec 21, 2010 at 10:15 AM
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    I have 4wd and chains. its a sick combo. when NO ONE else can make it. I can.
     
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