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Gunna be moving back to Long Island(NY) from Florida. I origonally came from Long Island back in 03. I have an 05/Hemi/2WD. My question is: being my truck is only a 2wd, should I keep it when I move back to NY, or would it be more practical to sell it privately and buy a new hemi 4wd? Will the 2wd be able to navigate the hash snows safely enough, or would it be a joke to have a 2wd up in NY?

Also, I need to change my plugs on the truck. What would be a better replacement than the factory plugs, and do I need to replace the wires also?

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Put some weight over the rear axle and you should be fine for day to day driving in NY
 

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I live in connecticut and there is no way I would ever own a 2WD truck. You could always do what RAM3500 said by putting weight over the rear axle. My friend had a 2WD truck and we do alot of hunting together. The majority of the winter we use my truck because his is all over the place and cant make it up most hills. I love my 4X4 :D. I would go with the 4x4 but it is all personal preference.
 

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I think i'm going to put it up for sale in a month or two and get a 4x. One prob is that I dont like the styles of the 06's&7's. I checked on dodge.com to see if any of them may have some 05's left, but nothing. So I guess I need to look on trader. I am just a little apprehensive to buy used, even if low mileage. I just think 05 body styles rule!
 

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well personally I would never buy a 2wd truck even if I lived someplace without harsh weather and I never planned to take it off the road. I just feel that 4 lo gives you a lot more torque to the wheels and control when you need it such as pulling a boat out of the lake on a steep ramp. I don't know NY as I've never been there, but I would say a 2wd truck in snow is an accident waiting to happen. Sand bags in the rear will help, as will tire chains, if you decide to not get the 4x4.
 

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Have you considered buying a used beater to drive in the snow and ice? That way when someone runs into you (or vice versa) it's not your nice truck that's getting hurt. Also my understanding is they use salt on the roads there, better to put salt on a $3,000 vehicle rather then a $30,000 vehicle.
 

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I have driven 2 wheel drive dually's in the snow for the last 16 years and haven't had very many problems. A dually will get stuck twice as fast as a 2 wheel drive. I also live in "The Great White North" out in the country on a farm. My wife has always had a 4 wheel drive just for my piece of mind.
 

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After living in places like eastern Washington, central Kentucky, Germany, even the Twin Cities in Minnesota, I've only had 4X4's a few times. Unless you need to go deep off-road, I don't find them a necessity.
 

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MrMischief said:
Have you considered buying a used beater to drive in the snow and ice? That way when someone runs into you (or vice versa) it's not your nice truck that's getting hurt. Also my understanding is they use salt on the roads there, better to put salt on a $3,000 vehicle rather then a $30,000 vehicle.

Definitely the way to go! Maybe even buy a used Subaru or something.
 

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Granted we don't get as much snow as other places I would never get a 2wd living where I do. We have had a major storm at least once every season for the past few years and the 4wd is great. Never have to worry about shoveling out the truck. Last year I was a a relative's house when we got 28" of snow. I went out the next day cleaned off the truck,put it in Low lock and drove right out of the snow. It was great.
I also like the extra height of the 4wd for getting through floods. Just my opinion
 

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Like mostly everyone else said its really personal preference. LI doesnt get much snow anyway. Now where I am it is almost a must have especially to get to my camp in the woods in the Adirondacks but then again thats what i have my Jeeps for... :rck:
 

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My brother is stationed at Ft. Drum and used a 2wd s10 with out any problems and he just had a/t tires and some wait in the back. Since then he has now upgraded to a 4wd Ford Ranger but he says that was just for hunting and such. They have the clearing of the roads down so well that there really isn't much need for the 4wd if you stay in town. But if you want it get it you sure will get chances to use the 4wd even if it isn't always a must.
 

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I love your rig, I say if you can get a cheap 05 4x4 to feel secure then go for it, but as said it would be nice to buy an old 4x4 chevy or ford to use for the winter with some big gripping tires.
 

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MrMischief said:
Have you considered buying a used beater to drive in the snow and ice? That way when someone runs into you (or vice versa) it's not your nice truck that's getting hurt. Also my understanding is they use salt on the roads there, better to put salt on a $3,000 vehicle rather then a $30,000 vehicle.


Ok , i see your point about the $30 k vehicle , but this is where i draw the line, Its a truck, made for rough terrain and snow, people who want to get a WINTER beater for the snow when they own a truck is hilarious, since when did trucks become trailor queens anyways????
 

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VengefulHemi said:
Gunna be moving back to Long Island(NY) from Florida. .

I'm on Long Island as well, since you lived here b4, you know the deal, the winters are hit or miss with the snow, the last 3 years before last have been real bad as far as snow. You can get by with a 2wd and some sand bags or blocks in the bed, but my personal perference would be a 4x4.. but either way depending on how much driving you will be doing, you should be fine!!!
 

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Ok , i see your point about the $30 k vehicle , but this is where i draw the line, Its a truck, made for rough terrain and snow, people who want to get a WINTER beater for the snow when they own a truck is hilarious, since when did trucks become trailor queens anyways????
well if you happen (god forbid) to slide off the road because some a$$ () hits you then why have your truck ruined?
 

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well if you happen (god forbid) to slide off the road because some a$$ () hits you then why have your truck ruined?

you have a point, but i buy it to drive it, i had more fun driving in my truck in the winter , snow, Ice , then in the summer, but its all just an opinion..
 

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Tommyboy1 said:
you have a point, but i buy it to drive it, i had more fun driving in my truck in the winter , snow, Ice , then in the summer, but its all just an opinion..
I agree tommyboy1. I drive my truck an exhaustive amout of time. To pay even 2 or 3 g's for a poser to me would be a waste of money only because that is extra maintance and money(ins) even w/basic liability. And if some totals the crud car, i'm out of money and the crap car and I would have to drive the hemi anyway's. So what's the sense? That would be more money spent. If the truck gets damaged, it would be covered and repaired, or new(depending on severity). Man, you guys here at DT are a fantastic bunch. Drinks on the house!!!!!!!!!! :drinkn: :drinkn: :drinkn:
 

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Tommyboy1 said:
you have a point, but i buy it to drive it, i had more fun driving in my truck in the winter , snow, Ice , then in the summer, but its all just an opinion..
I completely understand, I love driving my truck, its just a certain feeling that you have but it would be a shame to lose that good feeling if your truck ends up totaled and you have to start from scratch.
 
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