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post #1 of 34 Old 07-12-2011, 06:58 PM Thread Starter
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2WD off road?

Anyone dared to take the 2WD GC out into the wild? Just wondering how it would handle etc... Obviously there are no skid plates on the 2WD that are worth a damn so you would have to use common sense. Just wanted to hear some real world experiences.

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post #2 of 34 Old 07-13-2011, 11:44 AM
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If you're planning on taking it on a mild dirt road, I'd think no problem.

Anything more than that and I'd suggest trading up to a 4x4.

Sure my rig has seen the trail, but I wheel it like a soccer mom looking for a parking spot at Nordstroms.
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post #3 of 34 Old 07-13-2011, 11:53 AM
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I've been thinking about this myself. My frame of reference is my ATV (Kingquad 750axi). I've been on some seriously rough trails, and I've never needed 4 wheel drive, yet. Now, I'm not a deep mudder, nor do I "swim" my quad, but for everything else, 2wd is all I've needed.

Also, in 1992 I owned a new Cherokee, 4x4, never once did I ever find myself in 4wd. Again, I'm not a serious rock climber or any of that---but I did routinely take it up quite rough mountain gravel roads and never had an issue.

I'll be picking up a 2011 soon, and I've been wondering if I should bother with the 4x4 version....
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post #4 of 34 Old 07-13-2011, 01:06 PM
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4x4 is only about $1500 extra
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post #5 of 34 Old 07-13-2011, 01:28 PM
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4x4 is only about $1500 extra
It's nearly 3K extra for the Overland, so I ordered a 4X2. I don't off road, and I will most likely never need the 4x4 here in sunny SoCal. Plus, I get better MPG, lower insurance, and less mechanical things to worry about. But I know many on here would NEVER buy a Jeep without 4X4 and I understand that too.
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post #6 of 34 Old 07-13-2011, 01:32 PM
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It's nearly 3K extra for the Overland, so I ordered a 4X2. I don't off road, and I will most likely never need the 4x4 here in sunny SoCal. Plus, I get better MPG, lower insurance, and less mechanical things to worry about. But I know many on here would NEVER buy a Jeep without 4X4 and I understand that too.


A jeep that isnt 4wd is just a normal CAR

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A jeep that isnt 4wd is just a normal CAR
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post #8 of 34 Old 07-13-2011, 05:10 PM
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I'd say, if you're even asking this question, you may want to spend the extra money. It was only a $1,500 option on the Laredo.
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post #9 of 34 Old 07-13-2011, 05:44 PM
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With all the benefits AWD offers in even bad weather, better cornering, and the confidence to go off road if you ever need to, and maybe even go off roading in bad weather, why wouldn't you just get it? I can't think of a single reason in the future you would regret it, and I can think of alot of situations you sure would wish you did get it.
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post #10 of 34 Old 07-13-2011, 07:24 PM
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As long as a buddy with a real Jeep goes with you I guess you'd be fine taking a 2wd offroad =/
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post #11 of 34 Old 07-13-2011, 09:16 PM Thread Starter
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I tried three dealers in my area for a 4x4 and the only one I found was a 41k overland v6. I wanted a v8. Either way just wondering what the 2wd will handle should the SHTF and I find myself off the beaten path. I'm a firm believer in its better to have it and not need it then to need it and not have it but I just couldn't find 4x4. It's the only part of my purchase I regret.
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Do you or have you gone off road if not who gives a **** if 4x4 or 2 wheel drive it will be sweet jeep
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post #13 of 34 Old 07-14-2011, 08:45 AM
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if you want a 4x2 get a Durango. "Jeep" shouldn't even offer a 2 wheel drive option. It kinda goes against the Jeep history and name IMO.
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Ok sweet as
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post #15 of 34 Old 07-14-2011, 04:14 PM Thread Starter
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if you want a 4x2 get a Durango. "Jeep" shouldn't even offer a 2 wheel drive option. It kinda goes against the Jeep history and name IMO.
Yeah very true. All jeeps should be 4x4.
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