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kharrington
02-09-2010, 11:02 PM
does everybody here only drive a cool 4x4?
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theheisk
02-09-2010, 11:07 PM
For the most part 4 wheel drives are the common choice for a truck around here. Pay a little extra but if you need it it's there. Used my yesterday day to pull a trailer our of a muddy ditch.
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kharrington
02-09-2010, 11:10 PM
sounds cool!
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The-Other-Side
02-09-2010, 11:11 PM
Same here. When I do need it, I have it, and it has been used on more than one occasion. I tried a 2wd once and decided to never go that route again.

kharrington
02-09-2010, 11:21 PM
thinking it's about time I get one, any suggestions??
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theheisk
02-09-2010, 11:28 PM
Love my Dodge 2500 with the cummins engine. It would pull down the gays of Hell!
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kharrington
02-09-2010, 11:31 PM
So Dodge is the best truck for a LCO?
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mowerbrad
02-09-2010, 11:41 PM
I wouldn't consider my 4x4 truck "cool", its more of a "chick magnet". :)

But yes I do drive a 4x4 truck.

kharrington
02-09-2010, 11:52 PM
sounds like a Dodge for me.
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DuallyVette
02-09-2010, 11:53 PM
Of course, A GM 4x4 with a Duramax diesel is the top of the line.

As for buying a 4x4, Its better to have it and not need it; rather than need it and not have it. You'll also get a good part of the upcharge for the 4x4 back when you sell it. And you'll sell it quicker.

theheisk
02-09-2010, 11:54 PM
So Dodge is the best truck for a LCO?
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I really like mine , but you wiil get alot of differnt opions on here.
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CowboysLawnCare
02-10-2010, 12:27 AM
Heck yea son!!! I won't ever buy a 2 wheel drive again. My Ole 1996 Gmc Z71 4x4 has 318,000 miles on it and still runs strong. I used my 4 wheel drive today to go through a ditch because traffic wouldn't let me out of the school parking lot!

bamamike
02-10-2010, 12:50 AM
Here's mine. Playing at a jobsite down the street from my house

kharrington
02-10-2010, 12:52 AM
Wow! I need a truck like that!
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Richard Martin
02-10-2010, 08:48 AM
Nope, not everybody needs a 4X4. Here's my '95 F-150 5.0 with 3.55 Traction-Lock. Plenty of mods to enhance it's towing abilities. The heaviest load pulled so far was over 10,000 pounds and the heaviest load put in the bed was 1,900 pounds.

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb56/RMartin631/truck6.jpg

Mike Blevins
02-10-2010, 10:20 AM
I have had a 4 wheel drive of some type for the last 18 years. Mostly jeeps but now its just trucks. :usflag:

Hoy landscaping
02-10-2010, 11:10 AM
i used mine on Saturday and today to plow. and pull cars out of the snow.

markahurley
02-10-2010, 12:25 PM
hoy, check your spelling on your state. :)

Hoy landscaping
02-10-2010, 05:19 PM
dude. in this state we never spell it out. hell we never even say it. we say "PA" because its a big word. and i have no clue how to spell it. south Carolina is an easy one!

markahurley
02-10-2010, 06:07 PM
you got me there. :) i just saw it and thought it was funny. i couldn't spell it either. :)

DoetschOutdoor
02-10-2010, 06:55 PM
2wd absolutely does not work for me. Boat ramps get iced up November through Feb. when hunting and its always a blast having absolute perfect traction when we have good snow amounts. Also nice to have 4wd to helpo out the old lady and my friends when they need it. Plus I cant stand the look of a 2wd versus a 4wd.

punt66
02-10-2010, 07:03 PM
hahahahah
Pensylvania now fix it.

Richard Martin
02-10-2010, 07:12 PM
hahahahah
Pensylvania now fix it.

I wasn't going to touch this one but you got it wrong too.

PENNSYLVANIA

punt66
02-10-2010, 07:32 PM
i know, it was a joke :) hahah

STIHL GUY
02-10-2010, 09:49 PM
i would definitely recommend a 4X4

Hoy landscaping
02-10-2010, 10:03 PM
i honestly think the only people in the state who can spell it right are politicians and nerds. i dont know 1 person that can spell it right (from here) so we usually just say/write PA

kharrington
02-10-2010, 10:18 PM
You guys pulling with 3/4 tons mostly, cause it sure is hard on my Nissian I'm driving now?
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Hoy landscaping
02-10-2010, 10:24 PM
3/4 or 1. even a 1/2 does ok.

SMB
02-11-2010, 12:43 AM
A lot of this depends on where you are and the kind of stuff you do (or plan to do) with your truck. If you're pulling a single axle trailer or a light tandem on mainly flat area, then a 1/2 ton in a 2wd will most likely suit your needs. However, if you plan to pull heavier loads, a 3/4 ton would be a good investment, and if you even think you might need 4wd, then by all means, shoot for it.

All my whole family had ever known (Grandpa, Dad, myself...) until 5 years ago or so was 2wd, and I'll say I've definitely never regretted 4wd at all. Then again, it's all mountains around here, so I use the 4x4 several times a week in the summer just to get up a couple of driveways...

One thing I'd recommend...don't go for a diesel unless you really need/want it, the cool factor will wear off quick in the face of the higher maintenance costs!

kharrington
02-11-2010, 01:01 AM
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kharrington
02-11-2010, 01:02 AM
Thanks for that advice. I need to buy something soon!
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Hawg City Lawns
02-11-2010, 01:14 PM
i have a 1/2 ton 2wd and i love my little ole truck but when it gets tired ill sit it aside and get me a 1/2 ton 4wd

BTM Lawn Maintenance L.L.C
02-11-2010, 07:20 PM
One thing I'd recommend...don't go for a diesel unless you really need/want it, the cool factor will wear off quick in the face of the higher maintenance costs!

You just had to throw that in there huh ?? :hammerhead::laugh:

Sweet Tater
02-11-2010, 10:38 PM
Love my Dodge 2500 with the cummins engine. It would pull down the gays of Hell!
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are those really that hard to pull down? :laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:

bamamike
02-12-2010, 01:54 PM
I've owned two 2wd trucks. One was an old F250 gas. The other was a newer 2wd F350 dually.

That F350 dually would get stuck in grass fields, with weight or not. Since then I've had 4wd trucks and love it. One was a 4wd dually with a terrain tires and it was hard getting that stuck

Note: I have to drive offroad alot on dirt trails, flat grass fileds (soft) and grass with steep grades.

2 or 4wd... just depends what you're using the truck for. My brother has a 2wd Tacoma Prerunner and that thing impresses me (rear locking diff).