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Old 04-07-2012, 03:47 PM
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this is not a "hater" question, more of a guy up north question who uses 4x4 often in the winter months. is there a reason to lift a 2wd truck other than looks? just curious. tks if it matters, they do look better lifted.
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I personally like lowered trucks. Hot rodding and drag racing have always been my thing. With that being said I think lifting a 2x2 to get the look you want is cool. Think about this, there are a lot of front wheel drive cars that have a spoiler or a wing on the rear deck lid. It really serves no purpose back there but looks good anyway. I lowered my truck. It didn't make it faster,but I like the way it looks now. Life's too short to be bothered by haters.
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Hey man its all to what style you like people here are mean just some are strongly opinionated lol. But its your wallet paying for whatever you wan to do to your truck. Hell im lowering my 4x4 cause i loved a low truck but need the 4x4 for these New England winters. Either way you do you and as long as your happy with the end result that's all you need
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That says it all. A wise person once told me when I was 18: "Don't ever let someone else steal your joy". That has stuck in my head and been very helpful to me
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. is there a reason to lift a 2wd truck other than looks? .
Yeah, 4wd is useless when you're actually trying to get somewhere:

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Cool shots, but lets see any one of those trucks make it up a sand dune

~Nothing against 2WD, just saying different intended use
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Cool shots, but lets see any one of those trucks make it up a sand dune

~Nothing against 2WD, just saying different intended use
Uh, are you serious? Go on youtube and search "Prerunner dunes" and a few hours of 2WD Vehicles doing just that. Here are some lowly 2WD's playing in the sand:






Here's mine out at Imperial.



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Ok, try climbing rocks!

But seriously, Toyota even made a factory pre-runner and it's 2WD and I've never seen a 4WD sand rail.

But they DO have different purposes. My truck having 4WD is mainly to get my camper into spots I couldn't with 2WD. It's really to big and long for any serious 4x-ing.
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Ok, try climbing rocks!

But seriously, Toyota even made a factory pre-runner and it's 2WD and I've never seen a 4WD sand rail.

But they DO have different purposes. My truck having 4WD is mainly to get my camper into spots I couldn't with 2WD. It's really to big and long for any serious 4x-ing.
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And toyota's "pre-runner" isn't a prerunner at all. It's just a name they gave it. It is no different then every other 2WD toyota pickup offered in that generation.

Pickup trucks are not off road vehicles. No matter what anyone says, that is not their purpose.
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We lift our baja bugs and they are 2wd. Clearance is clearance and there are a lot of places you can go in a 2wd that a little more room underneath would be helpful, even in the snow. I've lived in NH my whole life (we get a little bit of snow here) and my current Ram is my first 4x4 truck. With studded snows and 10 cinder blocks in the bed, my old 98 1500 Ram didn't do too bad in the snow. My Suburban? Not so much but a lot of that had to do with the diesel's torque. When the snow is 18+ inches deep, a little lift can be the difference between going to work and taking a 'sick day.'
Crap.
Maybe all these years I should have LOWERED my trucks...
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