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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-05-2007, 06:21 PM Thread Starter
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Question 2X4 versus 4X4 mileage

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I am planning to buy the new 6.7. Was going to stick to a 2X4, but in reading several posts it looks like having a 4.4 will not diminish the mpg. I had a 4.4 explorer before and when i needed the traction it was great. Now I have a 5.9l 2001 dodge ram 2500 and am considering upgrading to the new 6.7 because of the quieter engine and low to zero emmisions.

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Id personally keep the 5.9 but anways to your question, the hubs and bearings= some friction but itll be so minimal (2x4 vs 4x4) def want the 4x4 if nothing else for resale

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Don't be affraid of the 6.7L Cummins. Afterall, it's a Cummins. I've talked to my service rep ALOT about what they see as far as problems coming in to fix. It's mostly about the weak *** air conditioners in our trucks. It can be a pita to have an air cond problem during Texas summers. My neighbor has a 2004 2500 Quad cab 5.9 5 speed auto. I let him drive mine and he loves the hell outta it. I average 13-13.5 mpg in town with 1300 miles on it.
As far 4x2 vs 4x4? It's really about need and want. Most people don't need 4x4. I definitely didn't here in tejas. I was just brought up with 4x4s so that's what I get. Not too mention I have lived up north most of my life in the snow and mud where 4x4 is pretty handy to have. My career has moved me around some and I'll probably back to the north country again at some point. So that's the justification I used to get a 4x4 again this go around. Sure you'll get better resale from a 4x4 but you also paid for it too.

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