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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-30-2010, 08:47 AM Thread Starter
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2wd vs 4wd

How many people drive in 2wd or 4wd [not locked]?

I always drive in 4wd, Just seems safer that way. I tried 2wd on a dirt road with ups and downs, curves and had to get out of the trottle a few times. But tried it in 4wd and felt alot safer. My teryx is pretty slow compaired to others i can't see it being safe with a engine kit. But i was surprised that i went up a sand hill in 2wd and made it no problem.

I will be doing a bed delete soon and don't think i will ever have it in 2wd. Except on ashfault.

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always do 2wd in the woods unless we run up on something pretty difficult.

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I switch between 2 and 4wd depending where and what I am riding.
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always do 2wd in the woods unless we run up on something pretty difficult.
i don't know how fast u go threw the woods but I'll be doing 30 and the ass end will be jumping around and start sliding around in 2wd.

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I drive mostly in 2 wd, very seldom need 4 wd. plus it steers better in 2 wheel.
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I run 2 wheel only unless I get something really bad, When you talk about the ass end coming around on dirt that how we handle the turns at high speed, the rear end has to drift in the turns once you get to a certian speed but that just might be my youth still trying to relive the good ole days when we raced. LOL

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I prefer 2wd on hard pack and 4wd in the sand or technical trails. It doesn't hurt anything to leave it in 4wd but it will make it a little harder to turn.
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We race in 4wd most of the time, seems to help turn better when going fast



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Depending on what kind of racing, I have seen alot of guys racing 4WDs take the front axles and front drive shaft completley out to gain HP and lose wieght, it takes a few more HP to turn front end

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After hitting a few trees, some racers decide they like to turn and miss them.
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