<DIV>I have a 2WD. I have almost no regrets. I don't have a great need for off-road capability and it is just plain easier to work with at the lower ride height. I never needed anything more than the 2WD living in Denver or Chicago either, I forged through plenty of snow with no trouble.</DIV>
<DIV>Less complexity, less maintenance, and probably cheaper insurance has always been a plus. I guess I only regret not having the 4WD at the track for those good launches and low 60' times but that does not factor in for most folks.</DIV>
<DIV>I see very few other 2WD HD's on the road though.</DIV>
I have 2003 3500 D/A C.C. 2WD and have had no problems as yet.The reason I went with 2WD was the weight difference in towing capabilities. I realize it isn't a lot, But when you are towing a 30 ft 5th wheel camper at about 10,500 lbs with a pin weight of 2100lbs and load up with fire wood and everything else needed for a good camping weekend it can add up quick.
I also realize I am no where close to the max for this truck but, Who knows what my next 5th wheel will be.
As far as not having 4x4, There may be a time when I wished I had it but for the extra expense of 4x4, I can pay for a lot of tows if I need one, which I have never needed. I have alway's had 2 wheel drive
I guess it depend's on what you plan to do with your truck.
I've had no regrets with my 2wd. With the locking differential, it has done a very good job of keeping me going in poor traction conditions. When I purchased the truck, I knew how much I could afford to spend, and it was either the Duramax or 4wd, but not both. When I replaced the tires recently, I did go with a much more aggresive tread pattern than the OEM Firestones and it has been great so far this winter.
Yep, that's the track at Reynolds, GA near Byron. The always get a kick out of the Silverado running and they are a nice group of folks there.
I usually post something when I am going to be running there to see if I can scare up some guys that want to run their trucks too. Let me know if you are interested and maybe we can get a group to make some smoke!
2 WD is fine by me....2001 EX/SB, no plans to go off roading or run it on the beach or slide down a snowbank......am I missing any fun???? LOL ha ha ha
Didn't see any need for 4 WD, but understand re-sale is higher as more demand for 4 WD used.
My son does a lot of snowmobiling and has 4WD on his D&^%$.......it does real well in the snow when I drove it, but ice is ice and makes no difference, in snow works great. If I was into that type of adventures I would surely get the 4WD.
Mine is 2wd, and like others, it was mostly a choice made by costs of purchase, insurance, and maintenance. But I tell you what, I learned real quick to keep that nose heavy sucker off wet grass where the only way out is uphill!!!!!!!
Long Biker & MDMAX, I see you are both in GA, and MDMAX is less than 30 mi from me . Some of us are talking over on the off topic forum titled "Georgia Boys". Come and join us, we may be able to get up a meeting!
My dad and I both have 2wd extended cab long beds duramaxes. He has no regrets what so ever. Actually I don't think he has ever owned a 4wd vehicle (except his IH Scout). My previous 3 trucks were all 4wd and I hardly ever used it. But since I have had this truck, I could have used 4ws at least 4 times. 1.) Getting stuck at Lowes Motor Speedway with the 5'ver in tow getting out of the camping spot. 2.) Hauling a load of brick fill for my barn in my dump trailer and not being able to pull the trailer back over the edge of the fill (ruined a tire there.) 3.) Helping to persuade a tree down in my backyard whent he yard was a little too wet. 4.) Same as #2, but with fill dirt and no ruined tire.
Since getting the Duramax, I have bought a house. This had changed how I originally bought the truck for (mainly hauling the 5'ver on pavement.) If I had to do it over, 4wd.
Money and my wife said it keep me from driving the truck where it doesn't belong (jeep trails).
I have been stuck twice. Once at the fireworks stand in the ditch after 2 days of rain. The last time was at my sister's house. Had to park in the grass (actually more mud than grass) and got stuck. This time I did not have to be towed out. I rocked the truck forwards and backwards, then finally got pissed, turned up the juice, and floorboarded it. I came out pretty quick. Wife said I had 50 ft. rooster tails of mud. Next set of tires will be an aggressive all terrain tread.
ALWAYS HAD 2WD, IF YOU PLAY IN THE BOONES THEN 4WD IS GREAT. I JUST GOT 2500HD CC D/A 2WD. ALSO 2WD SEEMS TO RIDE A LITTLE BETTER. I'M AN OLD MAN AND LOWER HIEGHT IS GOOD FOR THE OLD BONES. STILL HAVE TO PUT STEP BARS ON MONDAY.
My first 2 wd in over 10 yrs. For our 1 snow a year, I put a 55 gallon drum full of water on the back and go where ever I need to go. I won't hardly drive on a dirt road for fear of gettting it dirty, so I don't really need 4wd. But on the other hand, if I win the lottery and buy another where money is no object, I'll probably get 4wd just in case.
Almost all of my old GMC trucks ('60 to '62) are 2wd & I never had problems out on the farm - but with my Crew cab long box, I got 4wd (& am glad I did, as it's so heavy), it's a tank in the mud at times. But if I lived in a more "asphalted" area, 2wd would be just fine.
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