Difference all wheel and 4x4

onehottip

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May 8, 2006
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Guerms
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18.5 Wahoo cc , Evinrude Etec V6 135 HO
I’m thinking about a vehicle to tow boat in Baja . Maybe do some beach launches. THis would be a very limited occurrence. Would all wheel drive serve that purpose ? I am leaning towards a mid size suv. I don’t want a second truck. 2500 hd
 

PaDDy Killer'

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May 9, 2008
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Patrick
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Parker 2520 & 17' Whaler
With a 4wd vehicle you will have low gear option on the transfer case for the ultimate traction. But since this is not a full time tow truck I would be open also with the awd suv's. My blown Silverado SS is awd and a fucken rocket with little tire slip, My chicks Lexometer and last Audi Q7 awd were great in snow. Both will probably do what you need them to do.
 
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kindafishy

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Jul 21, 2010
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SCOTT
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bayliner cierra express 2452 "RYLEE'S WAVE RYDER"
im not sure what your towing, and how far, but i would stick with a 4x4. if your boats not too big, a old toyota p/u would be great.
 

hawkplayer32

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Aug 6, 2012
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Tony Hicks
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Had the same dilemma a while back. Did a lot of research and there really isn’t much head to head comparison for beach launching. That said, I have beach launched many times in Baja and have been struck before. Not sure I would have gotten out without 4 low. AWD don’t have 4 low. I bought a 4x4 tundra.