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Is 4 wheel drive a must in the mountainous states?

Old 01-06-05, 03:52 AM
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Is 4 wheel drive a must in the mountainous states?

I plan to move to either Colorado, Wyoming, or Montana yet my vehicle is only 2 WD (front wheel drive to be exact)? So would only snow tires and/or chanes be enough?
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No. Er, yes. Damnit_man, don't ask the opposite question in the thread title and the body of the thread!
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Well, it depends, doesn't it? If you live in a metro area, the roads are plowed and the grades are shallow, and everything is paved. If you have a longer commute, the interstates will be closed, or sometimes only open to 4wd vehicles, during blizzards. If you live in an area with unpaved streets cut into a mountainside, 4wd is good.

A friend of mine once had a house in Evergreen CO that came with a snow plow. The driveway was so steep that it had an honest-to-god switchback. You drove half way up the driveway, put it in reverse, and backed the rest of the way to the house. He had a 4wd.

Most people do just fine with a 2wd.
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It's mandatory. You must be 10ft higher off the ground than everyone else.
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It depends on where you're living and driving. The terrain really varies between those three states depending on where you are.

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