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Old 06-22-2014, 05:39 PM
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Re: RWD vs 4X4

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You may find it hard to believe, but yes it is better.

Couple of reasons...

- It helps fight hydroplaning.

- Water has a degree of slipperiness all by itself. Water also has a tendency to make some of the oil in asphalt rise to the surface. That can make a road as slick as driving on ice.

That effect is more pronounced on newer asphalt and in more arid parts of the country that don't get frequent rainfall.
Yes I understand that 4WD will be better in inclement weather but I do not see the "Need" for 4WD during rain events. I took a 40 mile trip yesterday during a rain storm in my GC with RWD and managed quite fine. And since the discussion was started about the "Need" for 4WD I find that it is not necessary and therefore at least for me unneeded.
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Old 06-22-2014, 06:00 PM
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Really, as the OP asked if they needed a 4x4 or not and this post is a continuation of that discussion.
The question is whether he should buy a 4x4 or not, not whether he needs a 4x4. Very few people actually NEED 4WD.

Your original post said nothing about snow tires, you just said 4x4 wasn't worthwhile because it didn't help you stop. Well snow tires won't help you offroad, in the rain, in the sand, etc...and a 4x4 Jeep with snow tires will be better in the snow than a 2WD Jeep with snow tires...whether a 2WD one with snows would be better than a 4WD without...
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Old 06-22-2014, 06:50 PM
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Re: RWD vs 4X4

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Yes I understand that 4WD will be better in inclement weather but I do not see the "Need" for 4WD during rain events. I took a 40 mile trip yesterday during a rain storm in my GC with RWD and managed quite fine. And since the discussion was started about the "Need" for 4WD I find that it is not necessary and therefore at least for me unneeded.

You stated, "And really...a rain storm is a reason for having 4WD??"

You made this part of the discussion. I specifically answered to the statement you made. You may feel you don't "need" it, which is fine. That still doesn't alter the truth in what I said.
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Old 06-22-2014, 07:05 PM
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Re: RWD vs 4X4

LOL... I don't know where you guys think the thread is about the "need" for 4WD or not.

The Op stated that they had a choice of getting a 4X2 or a 4X4 for a $XX price difference and that he was deciding between them. He made no mention of a "need" either way.

He stated that he has a 4X4 truck, that he used 4WD on ocassion and that it was "nice to have when you need it."
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Re: RWD vs 4X4

I decided to go with 4x4 because it's nice when you need it. I have a 4x4 truck, and I don't use it 100% of the time, but I use it enough to justify having 4 wheels pushing/pulling. I will feel better knowing my wife has it when she might NEED it. Will she ever need 4x4? Who knows, but I feel better knowing she has it.

I got caught in an ice storm last year and I am glad I had 4x4. I could have made it home with a 4x2, but I felt more in control with my 4x4. I just took it slow and easy.

Going to the deer lease, she can just cruise along and not worry about how to drive in the mud/sand with a 4x2.

I take my truck in more risky situations than she will with the jeep, but hell I might be driving the jeep more often than my truck!
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Re: RWD vs 4X4

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I decided to go with 4x4 because it's nice when you need it. I have a 4x4 truck, and I don't use it 100% of the time, but I use it enough to justify having 4 wheels pushing/pulling. I will feel better knowing my wife has it when she might NEED it. Will she ever need 4x4? Who knows, but I feel better knowing she has it.

I got caught in an ice storm last year and I am glad I had 4x4. I could have made it home with a 4x2, but I felt more in control with my 4x4. I just took it slow and easy.

Going to the deer lease, she can just cruise along and not worry about how to drive in the mud/sand with a 4x2.

I take my truck in more risky situations than she will with the jeep, but hell I might be driving the jeep more often than my truck!
Awesome I think you made the right choice and I can tell you are excited about it which really is the most important thing! Congrats!!
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Re: RWD vs 4X4

I opted for a RWD one because I live in Los Angeles and am not offroading in this truck. Also only really planning on going snowboarding a few times a year and thus far have never needed 4wd once in the last 3 years I've gone. Also, the towing capability is higher with the RWD.

BUT...not gonna lie...I wish it had 4x4 at times, mostly because...it's a jeep and should have 4WD! It's like buying a ferrari with rain tires on it and you can never change the tires to high performance ones.
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I might have mentioned the "Subaru in a ditch" syndrome before...

I'll take a '14 GC with Nokian Hakka 7 SUV studdeds over pretty much ANY 2wd/fwd/rwd vehicle you can come up with, although even that ignores the importance of the braking/driving skills of the biggest issue--loose nuts.
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Re: RWD vs 4X4

Just drove home with the new jeep. Holy cow! There are sooo many electronic features, it's going to take awhile to figure them all out. I'll post a pic and I need to update my member status.

The first accessory on the jeep will be mud flaps. And, WTH was jeep thinking about the location of the def injector!? After some research on the injector topic, going to have to buy some type of skid plate, that will be the second update.

Anyhow, BADASS vehicle!
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When you say "some type of skid plate," are you aware of this one? DEF INJECTOR and Harness protection group buy
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Congrats on the new Jeep.

Check out this thread for def injector protection.

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I might have mentioned the "Subaru in a ditch" syndrome before...

I'll take a '14 GC with Nokian Hakka 7 SUV studdeds over pretty much ANY 2wd/fwd/rwd vehicle you can come up with, although even that ignores the importance of the braking/driving skills of the biggest issue--loose nuts.

Never heard of it or seen it before.

Glad you finally recognize that AWD doesn't help you stop any faster.


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