4x4 or 2wd limited slip

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Mark47ak

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2500 with 2wd limited slip 410 gears tow rated at 15700. 1000 # lighter than 4wd. 6.4 hemi. SO is 4wd really needed in most cases. Towing rv on pavement 99% of time.
4wd is a $3000 option, I had to order this truck for towing 5th wheel with Puck mounts for. Goose neck. Paid 36k new Tradesman.
 

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A little hard to follow, but from what I gather, I think you are asking if you need 4x4 or not? From your statements it sounds like the answer is no, you don't need it on this particular truck since you plan on using it for towing and not much else. It also sounds like you are in a warmer climate for most of the year that doesn't see much snow, so that doesn't really factor into your decision either.
 

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Only you know the conditions that you will be driving in , limited slip either way .
 

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As others have said, for towing, nope. 3 of my last 4 trucks were 2WD, all they did was tow. My current truck is 4WD, and I've used it once to get through some wet grass at MoParty last month.

It's also going to depend on where you live. If you get a lot of snow I'd definitely want 4WD. We rarely get snow in the south, doesn't matter around me.
 

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Always get 4x4. Resale value alone is worth it and you only need it once to justify having it. You'd be surprised how easily you can get these trucks stuck. The simple task of backing a trailer up in wet grass can leave you stranded.

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Always have owned 4x4 trucks. When I bought my 2019 1500 I was looking for a 2X4. Could not find one with the right options.

So bought a 4X4 Laramie.

First time I hooked up our 31 foot camper to it and tried to pull out of the gravel driveway at home. It spun the wheels. New gravel and up a slight incline.

Put it into 4X4 and of course it went like it should.

So the moral of the story.

You don't need 4X4. Until you do.
YMMV.
 

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I hunt and fish...a lot. Which means I am regularly not on the asphalt. This truck is 2x4, my last truck was a 4x4 Silverado, the truck before that was a 2x4 Ford.

I got the Ford stuck once, about a week after I bought it when I didn't move fast enough through some loose river rock and had to be pulled out. And if I had just moved faster through that patch of rock I wouldn't have gotten stuck to begin with. I drove that truck for 13 years after that and never needed 4x4. My last truck, the 4x4 Silverado, I drove for 23 years and I can count on one hand the number of times I actually needed the 4x4. And if I had not had the 4x4 I probably wouldn't have put myself into the position to need it to start with.

So, is 4x4 nice to have? Sure. Is it absolutely necessary? Not really, unless you're a rock -crawler. Especially if you pay attention and don't put yourself into situations where you need it. You can almost always drive around.
 
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