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    03-14-2012, 01:08 AM
  #11
Weanling
I LOVE my 4 wheel drive. Think of it like this, even if you say you never haul in the snow/mud/muck, etc., when your horse gets sick in the middle of a snowstorm and the vet hospital is 60 (or more) miles away, you're going to be very grateful to have it, even if its the only time you ever use it.
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    03-14-2012, 07:38 AM
  #12
Green Broke
You have a lot of good feedback, a lot of which comes down to 'it depends where you are'. We usually get 1 snow (2") down here that lasts for a day, so that's not a problem for us. When our pastures (with a lot of clay) are very muddy, having good, all terrain tires helps a lot more than 4x4 (which does help also, of course). That packed, wet clay is slick, and even the 4x4s with stock road tires have a hard time.

For insurance, as for any vehicle, the age/record of the driver is a big factor, and the cost of collision repair is actually a bigger factor than vehicle cost/worth.
     
    03-29-2012, 08:28 PM
  #13
Yearling
I don't use my 4 wheel drive often but I can honestly say the times I have I really needed it. I will not buy a truck with out it unless it was a screaming deal. Like someone else said though. I would stck with a 4x4 that is stock. To many things can be gummed up and screwed with by shade tree mechanics trying to lift and "fix" the truck up.
     
    03-29-2012, 08:34 PM
  #14
Green Broke
I'm also 4x4, when you need it, you need it. I can't tell you how many times I've been stuck on just wet grass. I would never buy a 2x2.
     
    03-30-2012, 01:26 AM
  #15
Weanling
Having owned both, it merits mention that I currently have 2 superdutys in the driveway.
Both have the 7.3 diesel, and both are 4 wheel drive.
I have stuck my F350 dually in mud up to the running boards, dropped it into 4 low, and it drove right out.
That goes for 3' deep snow, using it's back end as a plow to get the snow down enough to use a front plow.
I've had it get loose on gravel, caliche mud, sand, rocks, but never fatally stucked it EVER.
I've hauled 10 tons of logs out of the woods, 2 chevys and a toyota (at the same time) out of the beach sand, and a couple Jeeps that high centered.
I adore my truck.
If I had a 2wd, I would have sold it long ago.
4 wheel drive is something that you never miss until that moment you need it, and that's the million dollar moment- you either shine like a champ, or curl up like a chump, and theres no inbetween.
Doing what we do, with horses, feed, trailering, etc, etc, etc, you pretty much are obligated to 4 wheel drive.
Quit dawdling, cowboy up, and get the 4x4.
You'll be so glad you did the first time you lock it into 4 low and pull your idiot neighbor out in their weeniewagon, and you snicker yourself to death all the way home.
     
    03-30-2012, 05:49 AM
  #16
Foal
Morning,

well like to tell you we do have both, a 4x2 Explorer and a 4x4 Explorer. For trailering the 4x2 alswas has done a good service, the real advantage of a 4x4 is winter/snow driving. As long as you will use normal roads a 4x2 will do.

Hope this helps!!
     
    03-30-2012, 08:03 AM
  #17
Weanling
Quote:
Originally Posted by azwantapaint    
Having owned both, it merits mention that I currently have 2 superdutys in the driveway.
Both have the 7.3 diesel, and both are 4 wheel drive.
I have stuck my F350 dually in mud up to the running boards, dropped it into 4 low, and it drove right out.
That goes for 3' deep snow, using it's back end as a plow to get the snow down enough to use a front plow.
I've had it get loose on gravel, caliche mud, sand, rocks, but never fatally stucked it EVER.
I've hauled 10 tons of logs out of the woods, 2 chevys and a toyota (at the same time) out of the beach sand, and a couple Jeeps that high centered.
I adore my truck.
If I had a 2wd, I would have sold it long ago.
4 wheel drive is something that you never miss until that moment you need it, and that's the million dollar moment- you either shine like a champ, or curl up like a chump, and theres no inbetween.
Doing what we do, with horses, feed, trailering, etc, etc, etc, you pretty much are obligated to 4 wheel drive.
Quit dawdling, cowboy up, and get the 4x4.
You'll be so glad you did the first time you lock it into 4 low and pull your idiot neighbor out in their weeniewagon, and you snicker yourself to death all the way home.
thanks for all the info, to all of you guys. Yeah my truck will be a weekend driver, cruiser, and a pretty truck lol. Sorry for all you work truck guys. I have had my s10 since 99, its a 92 model and that truck has been back and forth from SC to ATL some and has really done me a great service. Now its time to get something nicer and pretty. Only have one horse. At the most will have 2 if my dad gets one and keeps to my place. Will just do trail riding sometimes and parades and stuff like that but won't be hauling alot with the truck but I know I will have to sometimes.

By the way, your horse looks just like mine lol. The one in your avatar. Same markings, all black face. Actually just saw your profile and your horse does have some white in face. I wish mine had a white streak running down from between eyes to the nose. I have always liked a horse with that white streak in face.
     

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