Quote: Originally Posted by noob
Quote: Originally Posted by iseeuu
Even here in Missouri, when we have weather like we are currently experiencing, the 4-wheelers soon learn (usually the hard way) that although having two extra drive wheels (as in 4 wheel drive) may get one going in the snow and ice, they still have the same number of "brake" wheels: 4. Going faster on 4-wheel drive only means it is harder to stop in the ice and snow!!
This is so true, yet here in upstate NY, it seems that many owners of 4-wheel-drive vehicles never learn this. I see them often going by on the highway 15mph faster than we are.
The other thing to go along with this, that my uncle taught me many years ago(when I was gushing over his new truck), was that 4-wheel-drive meant that when you got stuck, you would be farther away from home.
I can attest to that, Four wheel drive is capable of getting you stuck better/ worse.
I do not have to go looking for place to go four wheeling. I use my vehicles as tools not play things. If I need to drive on the beach I will drive out there, if I need to get out in a field to collect wood or haul something I go four wheeling, My work truck has 200,000 plus miles on original clutch, It has hauled water 200 gallons of water to fight wildland fires, It has collected coal on the beach etc. but I don't go four wheeling for the sake of making a mess.