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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-25-2002, 09:18 PM Thread Starter
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Quick question

Whats the main reason for making a 2wd prerunner vs a 4x4? For some reason it jsut hasnt hit me.
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 11-25-2002, 10:03 PM
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Re: Quick question

Cost

It is much more expensive to get a lot of travel from a 4x4, due to custom half shafts, possibly driveshafts, having to change front and rear ring and pinion, etc. Travel is also limited due to the fact that the driveline can only take so much angle. The most travel I've seen is a twin I beam F150 with 18 inches. You can get 21-24" out of a two wheel drive, and it costs a ton less to do.
post #3 of (permalink) Old 11-27-2002, 07:23 AM
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Adam has some good points. Ill add that 2wds weigh less particularly up front. No t case, no drive shaft, no drive axles, hubs ect.

WHen your running ablaze at high speeds, you dont need 4wd. Just more things to break down and maintain.

If however, you like mudding,rocking, and climbing sand dunes, then 4wd is a good idea.
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 12-07-2002, 12:33 PM
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check this out: www.mcneiloff-road.com ,TIB/TTB...20 inches on 4wd and 2wd... same price as well....unless that's a typo (well actually you can get as much as 25 with the cage ssetup....but what's 5 inches?(that's what she said) [img]images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img])

anyways...even 18" isnt anything to complain about,show me a production 2wd A-Arm truck that can match that without hacking the frame


I do agree that flying through the desert on a budget,with durability in mind,2X is the sensible choice (plus they are cheaper initially) but if you frequent anywhere extra traction is needed...as security even...the Ford TTB is something to look into. When it comes down to it,it's your money after all...
besides we all know Fords are the way to go anyway...heh heh [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

post #5 of (permalink) Old 12-08-2002, 06:12 AM
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I agree, you have some good points. Except for your last sentence of course!
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