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post #1 of 8 Old 08-11-2013, 10:58 PM Thread Starter
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Questions/suggestions about my new WK.

So, i just recently got a 2010 jeep grand cherokee for my 16th birthday. Unfortunately it did not come with 4 wheel drive. I am looking into lifting it and making it look nice, but i don't know if i should since it is 2wd. I would still like to go mudding in it, i'm guessing i'll have to go with someone who could pull me out. I have saw the 2wd to 4wd conversions, is that possible for the wks? And considering i would not go mudding/offroading a lot and don't receive much snow is it even worth it?

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Anything is possible with enough time and money. For me, it would not be worth it and I live in MI (more snow.)
Do you really want/need 4WD? If you do, could you sell the one you have and just buy a 4WD?
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post #3 of 8 Old 08-12-2013, 09:27 AM
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Converting to 4wd would be a waste. If it were worth it you'd see folks doing it on a regular basis.

Put a budget boost on it, upgrade the tires, some new wheels or spacers w/ stock rims. It'll look good.

I really wouldn't mess with mudding in a 2wd rig - actually me personally I wouldn't mess with mudding in any rig, trails is where it's at - but to each their own.

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Shortly after buying my CJ5 (many many moon ago), a buddy and I drove it down to the Baja 500 course over spring break (it was the only offroad trail I knew of). I was the ONLY 4WD rig on that trail.

Granted, it's not a difficult trail at all. But IMO you can do a lot of high-speed offroad driving with 2WD, and the "yeehaaw" factor is still there.

Congratulations on your new rig!
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I live in NC, so we never really get much snow. We average probably 3-4 in or less a year. The most i can remember having is 1 ft and a half. So i don't really need it for snow. I just would like it just to say i have it. The most i would use it is mudding, which probably wouldn't be much. It just feels kinda poser like driving in a 2wd jeep haha. I almost got a 2006 wrangler x, but i couldn't because of safety issues :'(
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Shortly after buying my CJ5 (many many moon ago), a buddy and I drove it down to the Baja 500 course over spring break (it was the only offroad trail I knew of). I was the ONLY 4WD rig on that trail.

Granted, it's not a difficult trail at all. But IMO you can do a lot of high-speed offroad driving with 2WD, and the "yeehaaw" factor is still there.

Congratulations on your new rig!

Thanks! I love it, and that's really funny! That's pretty much all i want is a little yeeehaaw! haha!
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Anything is possible with enough time and money. For me, it would not be worth it and I live in MI (more snow.)
Do you really want/need 4WD? If you do, could you sell the one you have and just buy a 4WD?

I live in NC, so we never really get much snow. We average probably 3-4 in or less a year. The most i can remember having is 1 ft and a half. So i don't really need it for snow. I just would like it just to say i have it. The most i would use it is mudding, which probably wouldn't be much. It just feels kinda poser like driving in a 2wd jeep haha. I almost got a 2006 wrangler x, but i couldn't because of safety issues :'(
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Converting to 4wd would be a waste. If it were worth it you'd see folks doing it on a regular basis.

Put a budget boost on it, upgrade the tires, some new wheels or spacers w/ stock rims. It'll look good.

I really wouldn't mess with mudding in a 2wd rig - actually me personally I wouldn't mess with mudding in any rig, trails is where it's at - but to each their own.

Yeah thats what im planning to do! I just know some people wonder why you lift a 2wd.. i don't wanna look like a poser haha! But true, how would it do on trails, could i make it okay?
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