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Re: Is 4x4 a must? [Re: IKELEVI] #14443571 08/09/22 12:52 AM
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4x4 is a lot like insurance. You don’t always need it and may never need it, but if you are in a situation where you need it, it’s too late to go get it. There will always be a 4x4 in my driveway for those few times I need it. Plus, I think it makes a better looking truck.


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Re: Is 4x4 a must? [Re: IKELEVI] #14444089 08/09/22 03:54 PM
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The price difference is negligible and you will get more for it when you upgrade. I see no reason to own a 2WD truck but I use mine for alot more than just towing a boat.

Re: Is 4x4 a must? [Re: IKELEVI] #14444438 08/09/22 09:48 PM
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I have a 4x4 and rarely used it when towing. A good set of AT tires and a locking diff will handle 99% of things that come your way.

Re: Is 4x4 a must? [Re: IKELEVI] #14444446 08/09/22 09:57 PM
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I don't hunt and all the ramps at the lakes I go to are good, so I have never needed a 4X4 and I like the gas mileage savings over the years I have had by not having one.

All of my 2 wheel drive trucks come with a limited slip differential, I made sure of that. With an open differential you will have issues.

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Re: Is 4x4 a must? [Re: IKELEVI] #14444567 08/10/22 12:11 AM
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Some say you might need it for “the hill” at Squaw creek.


Re: Is 4x4 a must? [Re: LeonSulak] #14445089 08/10/22 05:38 PM
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Originally Posted by LeonSulak
Some say you might need it for “the hill” at Squaw creek.


Might!? As long as there's no rain and someone isn't in front of you slowing your momentum.

Re: Is 4x4 a must? [Re: avid_basser] #14445504 08/11/22 12:13 AM
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Originally Posted by avid_basser
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Some say you might need it for “the hill” at Squaw creek.


Might!? As long as there's no rain and someone isn't in front of you slowing your momentum.



And no ice on the road. Going down the hill to the ramp can be dangerous if there is ice on the road.

Re: Is 4x4 a must? [Re: IKELEVI] #14445540 08/11/22 12:58 AM
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not a must but I have it if needed

don't think I've ever used it on the ramp and I fish a lot

parking on grass it's a necessity

Re: Is 4x4 a must? [Re: IKELEVI] #14447046 08/12/22 04:55 PM
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I have had 3 Tundra's since 07. First was 2 wheel, last two 4 wheel drive. Never needed 4 wheel on a ramp because I made sure I launched at a place I would NOT need it. Since 17, I have had 4WD and launch anywhere I want. It's a matter of convenience for me. If I have 2WD, I gotta drive further to launch.


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Re: Is 4x4 a must? [Re: IKELEVI] #14447859 08/13/22 04:27 PM
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not a must but nice to have if you need it.

Re: Is 4x4 a must? [Re: IKELEVI] #14447892 08/13/22 04:55 PM
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Never needed 4 wheel drive but there were a few times when it would have made pulling out easier and I might have had a time or two that I would have gone places I knew I could not go.

Its not a necessity IMO.


Re: Is 4x4 a must? [Re: ezbassin] #14447902 08/13/22 05:04 PM
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Originally Posted by ezbassin
I don't hunt and all the ramps at the lakes I go to are good, so I have never needed a 4X4 and I like the gas mileage savings over the years I have had by not having one.

All of my 2 wheel drive trucks come with a limited slip differential, I made sure of that. With an open differential you will have issues.


I made the mistake of not verifying the differential on my last Chevy truck (2001). I had problems pulling my boat up wet, slimy or very steep ramps. Had people tell me to lightly put the break on and it would engage the limited slip. I tried and then let them try, then we put people on the back bumper to get the truck to move. My lowly little 2 wheel drive 4Runner has more traction than that truck did.

Re: Is 4x4 a must? [Re: IKELEVI] #14447978 08/13/22 07:36 PM
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This spring I backed my trailer onto the ramp at Highport Marina at Texoma to load my boat. My son drove the boat on the trailer and hooked it. The guy next to me was in a F150 STX and he was pulling his 21' boat out of the water and spinning the tires and couldn't move. He spun and spun and spun. I had never had that problem before. I chuckled to myself as I engaged my 4x4 and pulled my 21' boat right out of the water with no spins. He eventually got his out, but not without some embarrassment I'm sure.


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Re: Is 4x4 a must? [Re: IKELEVI] #14448012 08/13/22 08:31 PM
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A must? No I don’t think it’s a must have, but it’s a preference thing for me and I will always have 4x4.


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Re: Is 4x4 a must? [Re: IKELEVI] #14448033 08/13/22 08:53 PM
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Not a must have and Squaw Creek is still closed.



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