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Unread 05-31-2010, 01:13 PM   #31
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full time 4wd does not help when you have a short wheelbase. Ask any CJ Quadratrac owner.

If you have good tires, you don't need multiple driving wheels in inclement weather conditions on the road, aside from deep snow.

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Unread 06-01-2010, 08:38 AM   #32
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full time 4wd does not help when you have a short wheelbase. Ask any CJ Quadratrac owner.
I doubt Jeep would offer a full time case on the 2 dr Wrangler but the 4 dr has a wheelbase of 116 inches. That's much longer than the Cherokee or Grand Cherokee and the Select-Trac transfer case was nice to have on them.
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Unread 06-01-2010, 09:07 PM   #33
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gas is bad enough and i feel better shifting it into 4wd before i go in the woods
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Unread 06-02-2010, 01:17 AM   #34
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I doubt Jeep would offer a full time case on the 2 dr Wrangler but the 4 dr has a wheelbase of 116 inches. That's much longer than the Cherokee or Grand Cherokee and the Select-Trac transfer case was nice to have on them.
TIRES TIRES TIRES TIRES TIRES.
Come on people. Tires are the issue here. Those craptastic Bridgestones and Goodyears they put on the JK are craptastic.

If they put a decent tire on there from the factory you wouldn't have to worry about it.
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Unread 06-08-2010, 02:24 PM   #35
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TIRES TIRES TIRES TIRES TIRES.
Come on people. Tires are the issue here. Those craptastic Bridgestones and Goodyears they put on the JK are craptastic.

If they put a decent tire on there from the factory you wouldn't have to worry about it.
So there is no need for any vehicle to have all wheel drive on any road surface in any weather condition? Tires can do it all?
I like having the 242 on my Cherokee. Winter road conditions can be patchy, snow or ice areas mixed with dry sections of pavement. Can't use part time in those conditions.
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Unread 06-08-2010, 06:07 PM   #36
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Really, no.

ThunderbirdJunkie has driven in gnarly Michigan winters in RWD Thunderbirds with good tires and never had an issue.

ThunderbirdJunkie hardly ever engages 4wd in his Jeep because of snow on the ground unless it's a foot+ on the driveway.

Tires make 100% of the difference. Without good tires, you should just stay home, regardless of vehicle.

As for the patchy areas...4WD helps you go in inclement weather. All cars have 4 wheel brakes. If you need to put it in 4wd to go over a patch of ice, you're probably going too fast.
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