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Posted: 05/08/19 02:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Like most optional equipment, 4wd will mostly pay for itself on trade-in/resale. If you do the math of up front cost of many options like higher trim packages,a more powerful engine, a diesel engine over gas in an HD, or even 4wd and calculate how much more you get on resale with these options than without, you really aren't paying that much for them in total ownership. Not only that, but it makes the vehicles much easier to sale.

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Posted: 05/08/19 05:16pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

old idaho guy wrote:

I can get stuck way better with 4wd!


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Had to use mine last night to park it. Let clutch out in reverse, nothing but wheel spin.

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Needed 4 wheel twice in the last two weeks soggy gravel RV park pads. First time I've needed it with this truck and trailer.


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rightlaneonly wrote:

old idaho guy wrote:

I can get stuck way better with 4wd!


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I can attest to that. Although I got stuck because I did not have it in 4wd until I was already slowed down to a crawl because I forgot to turn off traction control.

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ShinerBock wrote:

rightlaneonly wrote:

old idaho guy wrote:

I can get stuck way better with 4wd!


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I can attest to that. Although I got stuck because I did not have it in 4wd until I was already slowed down to a crawl because I forgot to turn off traction control.

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ShinerBock, wow this truck has traction control and I did not think to turn it off. This truck is very different than the F150 it replaced and I am obviously still learning... Thx !


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When I bought my first 4x4, I thought now I can get to better hunting areas. I talked to a landowner about driving across his snow covered property, to get to where I intended to hunt. He said okay, if you want to walk across the snow covered mile. I said, I have 4x4 to cross, and then plan to walk sloughs and trees on the next section over. I've always remembered his words, and found them true, in many cases. "A 4x4 only gets you in deeper, before you get stuck".

Anyway, getting stuck in the snow...no big deal, takes a little work, before getting out. Now getting stuck in the MUD, like ShinerBock, is going to be a much bigger deal, and a few passes through the underbody spray, at the car wash, before that mud turns to cement. [emoticon]

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ShinerBock, wow this truck has traction control and I did not think to turn it off. This truck is very different than the F150 it replaced and I am obviously still learning... Thx !


Yeah these trucks have traction control. All vehicles made after 2012 are required to have some form of stability control program. My 2012 F150 also required me to hold it down for about 10 seconds to completely turn it off. If not, then the computer would start braking and reducing engine power every time the wheel slipped because it is thinking I am loosing control on the highway. Turning it off or putting the truck in off road mode made a huge difference in how far I can go since the computer is not slowing down my forward momentum.

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I routinely forget about that feature too. Luckily I've never been stuck by it.


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Just used 4 wheel drive up by Leadville Colorado yesterday, they had 8 inches of snow on the ground when we left. Would never buy a truck without it.

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