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Old 12-15-2013, 10:21 AM   #11
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Old 12-15-2013, 10:24 AM   #12
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I wonder if this thread will get interesting like the diesel vs gas threads ?

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Old 12-15-2013, 10:27 AM   #13
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I wonder if this thread will get interesting like the diesel vs gas threads ?

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Old 12-15-2013, 10:28 AM   #14
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I prefer to come prepared and if the 200 lbs is the make or break point, then I think you would be wiser to look at a bigger truck. The thing I would ask is how long you plan on having this before selling it and upgrading again. Check out used prices of trucks with 2 wheel vs 4 wheel drive, I am sure that you will find that 4 wheel drives do hold there price longer and higher in value than 2 wheel. Currently my 10 year old silverado is still worth half of what I paid for it, can't say that for 2 wheel drives.
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Old 12-15-2013, 10:46 AM   #15
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I agree with OldCoot, you don't really need it in the snow but it's sure peace of mind. Also, resale value on 2wd trucks is terrible in snowy areas.
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Old 12-15-2013, 10:52 AM   #16
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Farmers need them, city slickers play with them.
Or people that play in the woods. I don't camp in the city in fact I try to get far away from the city when I camp and play.
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Old 12-15-2013, 10:56 AM   #17
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It all depends on where you use it. Like the early post said, I'm sure you know about sloppy Georgia clay and you'll be wishing you had 4x4 low if your at a campground that's not paved during a spring storm.

BTW, another thread that could go forever: SRW vs Dually.
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Old 12-15-2013, 11:56 AM   #18
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My positraction 2WD 2500HD has served me well 99% of the time and I really needed the increased payload of 2WD.

Having said that, my next truck will be a 4x4 3500HD.

You ain't been stuck till you have been stuck on wet grass while hooked up (or even not hooked up!).

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Old 12-15-2013, 12:29 PM   #19
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I can see a need for 4wd for farmers, but for "city slickers" they are just a toy and totally needless IMO.
That is a ridiculous statement if you live in a snowy climate, but that's your opinion.

But to the OP's question - if you aren't driving in snow, 4wd is probably not needed. My yard is on a pretty steep hill, so I do sometimes find it helpful to use the 4wd when backing the trailer up hill on the grass to position it by the house. Otherwise I just spin and tear up the lawn. Just like on snow - hit the switch and all four tires grab instead of spinnning the rear wheels.

If buying a used truck, I wouldn't make 4wd a requirement, but if you run across a good deal, it wouldn't hurt to have it. Sometimes on used vehicles, the extra features and options like that don't push the price up as much as they did on a new vehicle.
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Old 12-15-2013, 01:05 PM   #20
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My current truck is a 4x4 and I'm sure any future truck will be 4x4. As Herk illustrated in his post, grass will wreak havok on a 2WD diesel. My previous truck was a 2001 F250 7.3L 2WD and wet grass was my
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