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4x4 or 4x2

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by StarGazer, Aug 29, 2010.

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What do you drive?

Poll closed Sep 28, 2010.
  1. A 4x4

    182 vote(s)
    65.7%
  2. A 4x2

    95 vote(s)
    34.3%
  1. Aug 29, 2010 at 6:09 AM
    #1
    StarGazer

    StarGazer [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I've done so many mods to this truck it turned out to be a Dodge Ram 2500! WOW was that expensive!!
    It seems like the majority of Taco owners on this web site drive a 4x4. So I'm curious how many drive what. :) And of coarse of voted first.
     
  2. Aug 29, 2010 at 6:16 AM
    #2
    supadave888

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    ill never go back to a 2 wheel drive!
     
  3. Aug 29, 2010 at 6:19 AM
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    brutalguyracing

    brutalguyracing BIG DADDY

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    F.U> GUYZ
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    4 x 4 or get a mini van :stirthepot:
     
  4. Aug 29, 2010 at 6:25 AM
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    choptop

    choptop Molōn labe!

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    This time I bought a Pre-Runner, suits my needs perfectly. Not to dis 4x4 Tacos, but for serious 'wheeling I'd prefer a 4x4 with a solid front axle and a very short wheelbase. Like an FJ40 for example.
     
  5. Aug 29, 2010 at 6:46 AM
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    Larry

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    I got to give Toyota credit...if it wasn't for the Prerunner model, they would lose a large segment of their buyers.

    The Prerunner is the best looking non 4x4 small/mid-size truck out there.

    Having said this...I bought a 4x4.

    I could have bought a Prerunner with more goodies for the same money as my SR5 4x4...but it's a truck and I wanted maximum utility.

    That, and I spotted this Pyrite Mica SR5 at a local dealership and bought it the next day. :D
     
  6. Aug 29, 2010 at 7:08 AM
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    paintdiddy

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    4x2 isnt an option living in jersey with a shitty winters
     
  7. Aug 29, 2010 at 7:33 AM
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    crazyman

    crazyman Not bothered....

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    Love having a truck for all the versatility.

    As to 4x2 or 4x4, I don't see a need for it as I don't really go off road. Then again, I'd be hesitant to take an expensive and nice truck off in the mud. That's just me though.
    It's all good. I'd have it if I lived somewhere where it would be useful.
     
  8. Aug 29, 2010 at 7:38 AM
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    Zombie Runner

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    prerunner here. No need for 4x4 around here. with enough momentum you can get through pretty much anything you need to around here its all _______flat
     
  9. Aug 29, 2010 at 7:49 AM
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    Lonewolf

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    I am an amateur paleontologist (fossils) so I use mine to get to remote places in the desert and mountains to go fossil hunting.

    The farther I can drive, the less I have to hike. :D
     
  10. Aug 29, 2010 at 8:12 AM
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    STravis

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    Definitely 4x4. I've needed one ever since i started driving.
     
  11. Aug 29, 2010 at 8:14 AM
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    Capita

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    Needed a 4x4 so I got rid of my 4x2 Ford. I'm never buying 2wd again. This climate requires a 4x4 in the winter
     
  12. Aug 29, 2010 at 9:01 AM
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    1337Taco

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    4x4. I couldn't live without it.
     
  13. Aug 29, 2010 at 10:29 AM
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    mattleegee

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    I will admit the pre-runners do look nice, and as stated before the best looking 2wd trucks i think out there

    But for me, using all the time or not, i would skimp on options to get 4x4 instead, or buy something older to get everything i wanted (note owning the 1st gen but paid off)
     
  14. Aug 29, 2010 at 10:38 AM
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    PA452

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    4x4.

    If snow is a possibility, 4WD is good to have, and in some cases a necessity.

    If I lived in an area with no snow, I might consider a Prerunner. It's fairly rare that I use 4WD outside of winter.
     
  15. Aug 29, 2010 at 10:40 AM
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    Incognito

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    Didn't really have a need for 4x4. Going hunting, a 2wd with a limited slip has never failed me so Prerunner it was.
     
  16. Aug 29, 2010 at 10:42 AM
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    hansonian

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    With a good set of tires and some smart driving I can get everywhere in my Prerunner that I did in my 4wd Jeep. If I ever need to get further back in the woods I'll find an old Land Cruiser or FJ and use that. As for a DD 4x2 is all I need.
     
  17. Aug 29, 2010 at 10:56 AM
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    Larry

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    There's an old saying..."a 4x4 truck just gets you stuck further from help"
     
  18. Aug 29, 2010 at 11:42 AM
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    tx_shooter

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    That is the truth - my first truck was a '73 F-250 2wd that had an aftermarket limited slip (from previous owner) and it was a great beast for general running the rivers and regular mudding. There was more than a couple times I would help pull someone out of the mud or give them a ride to the nearest farmer for a big John Deere.

    As for me now, I'm enjoying my SR5 PreRunner. While it may not be the "cool 4x4" - I can count the number of times on one hand that I've seen enough snow to make me need a 4x4 in Central Texas. Generally, if there is that much snow around here nobody is open anyways. So, for the 50k highway miles a year that I do, I chose the PreRunner.
     
  19. Aug 29, 2010 at 12:02 PM
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    surfsupl

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    Depends on my needs...............I know longer live in snow country so I have switched back to a 4x2.........
     
  20. Aug 29, 2010 at 12:07 PM
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    judd94

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    i have had 3 previous tacomas, all 4x4s. the only time i ever needed 4wd wqas when i lived in virginia. never needed it here in louisiana, so i went to a prerunner with more options and a sexy red paint job and haven't hesitated once. i figure the rear diff locker and auto lsd should suffice for me.
     
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