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Unread 10-02-2011, 05:31 PM   #46
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Being 16 years old + having a 4x4 = higher insurance rates. If the OP is trying to save for college and wants the top down experience of a Jeep, I'd say go for the 4x2 Jeep. Just keep in mind your limitations w/o 4WD or mother nature will kindly remind you. You can make it a mall crawler with larger tires and nobody will know better. There are many soccer moms out there who would buy a 2WD Jeep later when you want to sell it.

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Unread 11-13-2011, 07:00 AM   #47
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Yup. My wife wants one.

We have had many many jeeps, the two recent ones are my current 87 yj and her 93 yj that she sold last winter. I have never put mine in 4x4 and neither had she hers. We live in south Texas where it's all flat fields and beach. What I have learned ( in 20 years of driving) is that if you need 4x4 then you have gone farther then your driving ability can handle. I have been through mud, sand, and snow in 2wd vehicles and 4x4's were stuck because the driver didn't know what they were doing
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Unread 12-15-2011, 03:33 PM   #48
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2wd Jeeps are an abomination. I'm building a CJ based 2wd pick up. There is something wrong with me. I know. Why would anybody even read this thread? Prcaticality & common sence have no place on either side of this issue. 2wd Jeeps? Really? Where did I park my DJ?
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Unread 06-03-2013, 11:04 PM   #49
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The first mistake it was a 4 doors wrangler, now 2 wheel drive, is like have a fat chick with an ugly face, two strikes. i hope mopar stops this abomination, i dont wanna be mean and rude, but i just hope no one with that thing come to join us to hang out.
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Unread 06-03-2013, 11:15 PM   #50
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The first mistake it was a 4 doors wrangler, now 2 wheel drive, is like have a fat chick with an ugly face, two strikes. i hope mopar stops this abomination, i dont wanna be mean and rude, but i just hope no one with that thing come to join us to hang out.
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Unread 08-12-2013, 09:25 PM   #51
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At first, I didn't like the idea of a 2wd jeep, but I'm ok with the idea now. I understand the cost savings to get the look if you don't off road. If you want the tough look do a cheap lift and bigger tires. It will hurt your resale value some, but I guarantee you will have plenty of buyers when you want to sell it. By the way, have you ever seen a 2wd ranger pick up with a rear locker off road? You'd be surprised what they can do.
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Unread 09-21-2013, 12:16 AM   #52
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I have a 2wd and it looks exactly the same. Ours is a family vehicle that wont be off-road. It has better pick up than our 4wd that we sold and appears to get more mpg. I understand the way of life for MOST jeep owners and respect it but why spend 30,000+ on a vehicle and destroy it on the weekend.? Older jeeps are perfect for that, unless your rich and can afford really expensive toys..lol I love the look of my 2wd and unless you lay down in front of it, you cant tell. Again i respect the true/full time 4x4 nation but do what you want and whats right for you and your situation.!!!

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Unread 09-21-2013, 01:45 AM   #53
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I have a 2wd and it looks exactly the same. Ours is a family vehicle that wont be off-road. It has better pick up than our 4wd that we sold and appears to get more mpg. I understand the way of life for MOST jeep owners and respect it but why spend 30,000+ on a vehicle and destroy it on the weekend.? Older jeeps are perfect for that, unless your rich and can afford really expensive toys..lol I love the look of my 2wd and unless you lay down in front of it, you cant tell. Again i respect the true/full time 4x4 nation but do what you want and whats right for you and your situation.!!!

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Less weight and components of the front axle setup, plus no transfer case. You're getting better power and fuel economy.
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Unread 09-21-2013, 08:59 AM   #54
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did anyone (other than Capt Picard in post #50) notice this thread is from 2009 and the OP likely is not looking for advice on this topic any longer. but just for sake of argument, a 2wd JK is THE PERFECT candidate to build from. trash the stock axles, add in some rock jocks and an atlas and you still have the insurance rates of a 2wd.
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