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Old 04-22-2010, 03:36 PM
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On my ramp at the end of the summer, I need the front wheels pulling. Algae growth builds up on the ramp and the front tires are the only place I can get traction. Whether one or both back tires are spining, the fact remains they are still spining.
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Old 04-22-2010, 09:03 PM
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Wouldn't buy a truck/SUV without 4WD... just one of those things to have even if you never need it, rather than not have the one time you really need it!
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Old 04-23-2010, 09:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Jesus_Freak View Post
Now, 3+ years later, lets get a new round of opinions....

Do we need 4WD for a boat and wet ramp situation? Specifically, would something like a Frontier with LSD do the job?
Originally Posted by trickskier View Post
As a native Floridian I have never owned a 4x4. I have 2 Tahoe's and 1 Surburban all with limited slip, no problem at the ramp.

All I can say is that I have seen a 2WD truck get stuck on a blade of grass, nevermind a wet boat ramp. I won't say who, where, or when.
40th Anniversaary X14

'97 Prostar 190 - LT-1 (For Sale)

Prior boats - 2009 X14, 2008 X14, 2005 197, 1988 Tristar 190, 1989 Prostar.
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Old 04-23-2010, 11:03 AM
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I have two Tahoes. One 4x4 and one 2 wheel with limited slip.. I have had to put the 4x4 in 4 wheel drive to pull the boat out before, but have never had an issue with the 2 wheel drive. I know that sounds strange. I love 4x4's, but I never give taking the LTZ a second thought. If you are thinking of going with a Chevrolet, use the money you would put into the 4x4 and get the LTZ package. I do use the 4x4 for what it was intended, most don't ever. If you get your truck stuck on grass, you have bigger problems than not owning a 4X4

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