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Old 06-16-2011, 03:34 AM
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Default 4x4 or 4x2 - which one to buy - Toronto area

Hey guys,

Prices on the Ranger are very attractive right now here in the Toronto (Canada) area. Looking to get a Ranger super cab sport. Need opinions on what I should get. 4x4 or 4x2? I would get a limited slip diff either way.

I live in the Toronto area, would use it in the winter but I would most likely get snow tires.

Also I am looking for a dealership or sales rep that will give me the best deal.

Thanks in advance,

Rob.
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Old 06-16-2011, 03:38 AM
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Welcome to FRF, I currently live in ottawa so our climates are similar and I have a 2wd with the traction control only (no limited slip) and I was able to surviv winter with no issues with just 200 lbs riight at the tailgate. If you dont need 4wd, then I wouldnt recommend it, but thats me.
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Old 06-16-2011, 05:35 AM
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Default Re: 4x4 or 4x2 - which one to buy - Toronto area

Thanks for the reply.

I am not into four wheeling or off roading, just thought the 4x4 might help out in the winter but 4x2 works well too with snow tires.

Anyone have a dealer in the GTA they would recommend for a great deal?

Thanks,

Rob.
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Old 06-16-2011, 05:36 AM
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i'd go with the 4x4... personally i love having 4x4, not just for driving in the snow but for everything from crawling up the trail to my buddie's cabin to bringing a load of firewood up to the house from the back of my property in 4 foot deep snow.

plus a 4x4 truck should have better resale value, and for the most part it seems like most 2WD ranger's i've known of don't get much better fuel milage than the 4x4's.
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Old 06-16-2011, 05:38 AM
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get the 4x4 if youre driving in snow, youll thank me later.
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Old 06-16-2011, 05:50 AM
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Thanks for the reply.

I am not into four wheeling or off roading, just thought the 4x4 might help out in the winter but 4x2 works well too with snow tires.

Anyone have a dealer in the GTA they would recommend for a great deal?

Thanks,

Rob.
I didnt even use winter tires this winter just the OEM G/Y Wrangler. I just had my weight in the back and I never got stuck.... I even went through a 2 ft snow bank and the traction control bailed me out. I do appreciate the fuel econo that my 3.55 rear has to offer over the standard 3.73 or the optional 4.10 you find in the 4x4 sometimes. But I agree 4x4 have better reasale value.
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Old 06-16-2011, 06:05 AM
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Default Re: 4x4 or 4x2 - which one to buy - Toronto area

I had the same issue... which one to buy. I decided to go with 2 wheel drive. Initial cost was the main motivating factor for me. I had trouble the first and second winter with all seasons and weight. Last season I put on snows and as luck would have had to drive to Shelbourne just after a snow storm. I went up without the weight because I needed the box. I was so impressed that I left the weight out for the rest of the season. By the way I built a platform out of wood to keep the weight over the wheels. I don't use it anymore if anyone wants it.
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Old 06-16-2011, 06:06 AM
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yeah im going to say since you in canada, you BETTER get 4x4 lol
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Old 06-16-2011, 06:07 AM
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if there's snow get 4x4 you will love it!!
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Old 06-16-2011, 06:09 AM
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yeah im going to say since you in canada, you BETTER get 4x4 lol
Lol and where do I live Scott, heck I live more north of him . 2WD FTW
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Old 06-16-2011, 06:11 AM
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Old 06-16-2011, 06:14 AM
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LOL. In 6 months you might see this thread "I know youre going to say I told you so, but I got stuck in the snow with my 2wd today FML!" :P
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Old 06-16-2011, 06:16 AM
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pretty much
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Old 06-16-2011, 06:31 AM
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this is the way i see it, ive never heard any one say or thought to myself as im driving through the snow in my 4x4 "man i wish this was only a 2wd right now" but i can tell you that many many times ive heard friends with 2wd trucks say as they are struggling to get around in the snow "man i wish i had gotten the 4x4".
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Old 06-16-2011, 06:33 AM
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this is the way i see it, ive never heard any one say or thought to myself as im driving through the snow in my 4x4 "man i wish this was only a 2wd right now" but i can tell you that many many times ive heard friends with 2wd trucks say as they are struggling to get around in the snow "man i wish i had gotten the 4x4".
I do drive through the snow and say, man this 2wd impresses me, I am glad i bought it
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