Not bashing anyone that drives a 2 wheel drive, but I don't see the point of it. If you want it, buy a car or van. Generally when you're buying a vehicle with more ground clearance, it's best to get it with 4 wheel drive.
I have a 2WD (High School Graduation gift) and I have the JBA 2.5" lift kit on it, as well as running boards, the Jet headlights, and a Steelcraft Bull Bar. Since I am still on my parent's insurance, and they would kill me if I took it off roading (still want too) the lift was mostly because I needed a new suspension anyway and like the look better. Regular Limited Edition 17" wheels and tires.
They should. They measure ground clearance from the lowest point, which on any vehicle with solid axles(unless you're running portals....) is the diff.
Technically the only way to gain more is going up in tire size(every 2" you go up in diameter, you gain an inch or lift/ground clearance for the axle), which leads to suspension/body lifts to fit the larger tires. Lifts only help run larger tires and help get ground clearance on the body and chassis.
Anyways, on topic, I have 4wd. Command-trac to be exact. It wouldn't be a Jeep without 4wd
A friend of ours has a 2WD Jeep Grand Cherokee. It's several years old and watching her try to drive up our snow/ice covered driveway cracked me up. She got to a point that she was sliding backwards and all I could think to myself was "hurry up and pull the 4X4 lever up so you can drive up my driveway". Well, she didn't pull the lever up because there wasn't one. When she got out of the Jeep I asked her about it and that's when she told me that her husband bought it for her when they were in Texas and in Texas you don't need 4x4 so the Jeep dealers sell a lot that aren't because they are so much cheaper. So, lesson learned... if you buy a Jeep down south leave it down south when you move to New England.
BTW, mine is 4WD, I wouldn't have it any other way.
.... and in Texas you don't need 4x4 so the Jeep dealers sell a lot that aren't because they are so much cheaper. So, lesson learned... if you buy a Jeep down south leave it down south when you move to New England......
yep - most around San Antonio are 2WD, rarely see a 4WD. I never heard of the Sky Slider roof either. that must be a northern thing. of course it gets so hot 8 months out of the year - you'd never have it open.
bmxer - It wouldn't be a Jeep without 4wd ..... that's not what my VIN says....