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Unread 05-31-2008, 07:18 PM   #1
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Florida JK Unlimited Owners-- 2 or 4 wheel drive?

Being in FL, on most other SUV's it is useless to get 4 wheel drive as Florida is a 2wd state. I am wondering, those who have 4 dr Wranglers, why did you opt/not opt for 4WD?

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Unread 05-31-2008, 07:38 PM   #2
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4wd here. wouldn't own a 2wd wrangler. jmo


nuff said
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Unread 05-31-2008, 10:36 PM   #3
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Also a 4wd. Florida has far too many wildlands areas not to have it. What is your definition of a 2wd state? Is it merely straight roads? No snow? If you go to Maine, they have a ton of 2wd vehicles there. Just curious.
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Unread 05-31-2008, 10:38 PM   #4
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4Dr, 2WD. South Fl, need it for water during rainy season and convertible for dry season. Had 4WD' before, rarely, if ever used it. Jeep weights less, costs less and less maintenance. Some will tell you higher resale value on 4WD, but if I paid less to start with, saved on gas and maintenance.....?
Probably will catch all sorts of jabbings here (won't be the first time), but at the end, it's your Jeep and your $, so do as you see fit. And before any hard cores want to start again, are you running AC, Power anything (including steering) on your rig? Yeah, thought so... Have fun with whatever you decide to get. BTW, I might be looking at a Rubi sometime next year...
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Unread 05-31-2008, 10:47 PM   #5
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Being in FL, on most other SUV's it is useless to get 4 wheel drive as Florida is a 2wd state.
I dunno why anyone would want 4WD.
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Unread 05-31-2008, 11:14 PM   #6
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getting a 2wd Jeep is like getting a vette with a 4cyl ... who REALLY needs 400hp?? You get it because its a Jeep. A 2wd Wrangler is half a Jeep - its almost sacreligious.
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Unread 05-31-2008, 11:16 PM   #7
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BTW, I might be looking at a Rubi sometime next year...
You gonna try and get that in 2WD also??

Sorry, I had to....
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Unread 06-01-2008, 08:24 AM   #8
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i know what you are saying. I live in south florida and rarely use 4wd anymore. All the offroad spots are gone so now i use it for DD. its heavier and cost me more gas money. But i also see what people say when u get a 2wd jeep. But its your jeep, if you know you are not going to use it, dont waste the money just because some people might laugh
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Unread 06-01-2008, 08:43 AM   #9
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At first I thought this was a joke, I didn't know wranglers were being produced with only 2wd. Sad.
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Unread 06-01-2008, 02:44 PM   #10
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4wd here. wouldn't own a 2wd wrangler. jmo


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Unread 06-01-2008, 06:08 PM   #11
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At first I thought this was a joke, I didn't know wranglers were being produced with only 2wd. Sad.
of course they produce 2wd wranglers. it's so the soccer mom's stay happy.
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Unread 06-01-2008, 08:20 PM   #12
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4wd is useful after hurricanes
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Unread 06-01-2008, 08:24 PM   #13
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If youre in florida and dont plan on muddin/wheelin, then might as well just get a 2wd.
But then whats the point of gettin the wrangler, right?
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Unread 06-03-2008, 12:01 PM   #14
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Granted NW FL isn't the same, but we have beach sand here and after a few hurricanes Jeeps were about the only vehicle on the road in some neighborhoods (strike that there were some bicycles, I had AC though :-) ). I have never needed a lift, but I sure have used the 4WD.
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