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NEW 4WDs VS OLD 4WDs - Ronny Dahl


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No one here wants facts based on the results of real world testing, especial with proof of testing provided via picture.

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Looks like the sand is pretty hard packed underneath to me.
 

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Looks like the sand is pretty hard packed underneath to me.
That particular spot was yes. I just snapped a pic on a piss stop
 

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"Uncle" Tom McCahill said many years ago in his column in Mechanix Illustrated that the best all-around off-road vehicle in his experience was the 1928-1931 Ford Model A, partly because of ground clearance. And there was no factory 4WD version. Later Marmon-Herrington made the 4WD conversions for Ford pickups until Ford decided to make 4WD versions in normal production in the early 1960s. There was a time when 4WD was rare, even on farm tractors. People managed.
 

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"Uncle" Tom McCahill said many years ago in his column in Mechanix Illustrated that the best all-around off-road vehicle in his experience was the 1928-1931 Ford Model A, partly because of ground clearance. And there was no factory 4WD version. Later Marmon-Herrington made the 4WD conversions for Ford pickups until Ford decided to make 4WD versions in normal production in the early 1960s. There was a time when 4WD was rare, even on farm tractors. People managed.
I think about this frequently..

So much of this country was discovered/settled/built by the model-t..

Yet every soccer mom who lives in a location where it might snow 1/2" a year absolutely NEEDS a giant 4x4 lol.
 

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I think about this frequently..

So much of this country was discovered/settled/built by the model-t..

Yet every soccer mom who lives in a location where it might snow 1/2" a year absolutely NEEDS a giant 4x4 lol.

I knew a guy who tried to explain to me he needed to sell his Toyota Camry and buy a full size truck with 4WD because there were some pot hole on his street.

What if you just drive around the pot holes?

Yeah, but what if it snows and they don't plow it right away?

You sit at your kitchen table and send your emails from there?
 

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I knew a guy who tried to explain to me he needed to sell his Toyota Camry and buy a full size truck with 4WD because there were some pot hole on his street.

What if you just drive around the pot holes?

Yeah, but what if it snows and they don't plow it right away?

You sit at your kitchen table and send your emails from there?
Most of my first winter driving was in a 94 corolla with bologna skins for tires.. did just fine apart from ONE instance where I got stuck during a blizzard at the bottom of my buddys driveway.

As soon as I got another buddy to come pull me up the hill... we immideately drove to the mountain and went snowboarding all day lol. No more stucks.
 

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Most of my first winter driving was in a 94 corolla with bologna skins for tires.. did just fine apart from ONE instance where I got stuck during a blizzard at the bottom of my buddys driveway.

As soon as I got another buddy to come pull me up the hill... we immideately drove to the mountain and went snowboarding all day lol. No more stucks.
In the snow even a good RWD with good tires and a couple hundred pounds does fine.
 

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The thing about the good old days of discovery and settlement is that the people doing it left all the whiners and chickens behind. Unfortunately there is very few places where one can go to find the same. Maybe the Yukon and Alaska...
 

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I knew a guy who tried to explain to me he needed to sell his Toyota Camry and buy a full size truck with 4WD because there were some pot hole on his street.

What if you just drive around the pot holes?

Yeah, but what if it snows and they don't plow it right away?

You sit at your kitchen table and send your emails from there?
It depends. How big is this pothole? Is it like this? :LOL:



"Is that a Camry I see at the bottom? Maybe he needed a 4WD."
 

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It depends. How big is this pothole? Is it like this? :LOL:



"Is that a Camry I see at the bottom? Maybe he needed a 4WD."
Hit it fast enough a camry could handle that
 

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I'm glad I don't live in an area where sinkholes are common.
 

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"Uncle" Tom McCahill said many years ago in his column in Mechanix Illustrated that the best all-around off-road vehicle in his experience was the 1928-1931 Ford Model A, partly because of ground clearance. And there was no factory 4WD version. Later Marmon-Herrington made the 4WD conversions for Ford pickups until Ford decided to make 4WD versions in normal production in the early 1960s. There was a time when 4WD was rare, even on farm tractors. People managed.
And if I remember correctly, the differential was open. There was no such thing as a locker or a limited slip differential then.
 

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And if I remember correctly, the differential was open. There was no such thing as a locker or a limited slip differential then.
I think lockers came before limited slip. Sometime in the 40's
 

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