Looking for a new truck and can’t choose between a 4×4 or 4X2 drivetrain? Sometimes that can be a tough decision. Both drivetrains have pros and cons, but in the end, the best choice for you depends on budget, environment, hauling needs, and if you plan to off-road. Check out the pros and cons of each below to help make your decision easier!
4×4 and 4×2
4×4 and 4×2 are two different types of drivetrains. 4×4 simply means the vehicle has four wheels and torque can be delivered to each of the wheels. 4×2 means, as you can probably assume, a vehicle with four wheels in which the torque gets delivered to only two wheels. Different types of 4×2 drivetrains include rear-wheel drive and front-wheel drive.
- Higher resale value.
- Off-road capable and less likely to get stuck off-roading.
- Added safety due to the higher height and better visibility in a 4X4 drive truck.
- Increase in traction and stability allows for a more secure driving experience, especially when in slippery weather conditions like snow, ice and rain.
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If a Jeep Jamboree event is on your bucket list, make this year the year you finally cross it off. This year there are a several Jeep Jamboree events and three are located within a day’s drive (Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina). But before you go, make sure you have the required equipment to participate.
Required Jeeping Equipment
There are a few items each vehicle is required to have at each Jeep Jamboree USA event. The items are required for safety and if you have a Jeep and usually off-road, there is a good chance you already have them. If your Jeep doesn’t have the equipment, don’t worry Jeep Jamboree makes it easy and has compiled all of the required and recommended items here.
- A CB radio is required to communicate with other drivers especially the trip leaders for important safety and route information. If your Jeep doesn’t have one, you can purchase one for $50.
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Celebrate Valentine’s Day today or this weekend with these lovely ideas for your special someone who is also a Jeep fanatic. Check out these four Jeep-related date and gift ideas and feel free to share any you may have with us as well on Facebook.
If your darling loves their Jeep and loves camping, you should definitely get them the tools and materials they need to turn their Jeep into a bed or a tent. There are definitely a lot of ready-to-purchase tents that are built specifically for Jeeps and prices range from $200 to over $1,200.
But if that is out of your price range, you can buy them the things to make a DIY bed in their Jeep, and that is an exceptionally cool idea if they have the panoramic sunroof or a Wrangler. All you need to buy are some blankets, pillows and fold the seats down to createa flat space. You can go out any night of the week and enjoy the night sky without getting all of the camping gear.
There are two local Jeep tours we recommend checking out for a date! Whether you want to see the Everglades like you never have before or tour Miami in a different light, there is a South Florida Jeep tour for you. Read the rest of this entry
The Jeep Wrangler is an American icon. Though not called a Jeep Wrangler at the time, the Wrangler was originally designed for combat in America’s battle to remain a free country in World War II. Though the Wrangler is no longer used in combat today, it is still seen as a figure of freedom. Here’s a recap of its history.
Before the Jeep Wrangler was called the Jeep Wrangler, it was called the Willys MB and was commonly referred to as a Jeep. The Willy’s MB was a four-wheel drive utility vehicle created by Willys-Overland in 1941 for use in combat in World War II., Read the rest of this entry
Do you know the difference between ground clearance and the different off-roading related angles? If not, pay attention! If you off-road it is important to know your vehicle’s ground clearance and its three main angles. If you have or want the “king of off-road vehicles”, the Wrangler or Wrangler Unlimited you are in luck, we not only teach you about angles and ground clearance, but give you those specs on a Jeep Wrangler as well.
Running Ground Clearance
Running ground clearance is usually just referred to simply as “ground clearance”. Whatever you call it, it is important to pay attention to it. Ground clearance is the measurement of the space between the lowest point of your vehicle and the ground. This information is particularly useful for those that plan on driving through uneven terrains because it is easy to drive over something too high and have it scrape the bottom of your vehicle.
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