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Unread 05-15-2013, 12:38 PM   #31
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I mean I drive a 2wd 1998 zj 5.2 limited and I always ask myself what should I do with it fortunately I live it florida so it never snows and is super flat and I don't wanna get rid of it cause it was my grandfathers pride and joy so right now it's all stock but I would love to do some kind of mods to it but idk what haha

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Unread 05-15-2013, 06:09 PM   #32
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Heres a built 2wd:

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Unread 05-15-2013, 06:22 PM   #33
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Is that your zj?!?
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Unread 05-15-2013, 10:01 PM   #34
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There's nothing wrong with driving or wheeling 2WD SUV's and trucks. The first three trucks I had were all 2WD and boy did we have some fun in em. Heck, I used a '79 t-bird for a trapping vehicle for a season and hunted coyotes thru heavy snow with an '85 bird with good all season tires, posi rear and 3 or 4 sand bags in the trunk.

Now if you're wanting a honest to goodness wheelin rig than ya, 4WD is the only way to go. But honestly, even with all my outdoor activities, winter storms, plenty of muddy roads and fields, etc etc, there's not much around here I'd fear with a properly set up 2WD. It be better on gas, less parts to break and you know dang well what ya got from teh time you leave home to the time you get back.

All that being said, I have a truck and an SUV sitting in the drive, both are 4WD. Dang it's nice when I wonder if I'm doing something I shouldn't be. But I'm leaning towards finding a 2WD for a daily driver and GP outdoor rig project. And like in my younger years, not much I'd be afraid of.
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Unread 05-15-2013, 10:20 PM   #35
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Is that your zj?!?
Nah just one i eye ****ed a couple times. Looked like a straight forward swap
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Unread 05-16-2013, 05:12 PM   #36
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Mines 2wd so much fun, plenty of mud is thrown around, might get a little tricky in some places that a 4wd would walk but it's so much more fun with 2wd!
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Unread 05-16-2013, 06:51 PM   #37
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But it takes alot of skill to drive 2wd off road and it will get me ready for when I get a 4x4 hahah
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Unread 05-16-2013, 07:02 PM   #38
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I like to push the limit in 2 then when I hit the limit pull the lever and keep on wheeling in 4.
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Unread 05-16-2013, 07:04 PM   #39
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Wish I had that option lol
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Unread 05-16-2013, 07:57 PM   #40
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Wish I had that option lol
I second that. Could've used it several times this last winter
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