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4x4 vs. 4x2 ride "quality"

Hello folks,
I am new to the board, and looking to purchase a 2000-2003 diesel Excursion.

Is there anyone out there that has driven, or owned both a 4x4 (non lifted), and a 4x2 model, and can you tell me the ride difference between the two?

I would like to get a 4x4, but I don't want to sacrifice what's left of my kidneys on a bad riding Excursion, after driving my lifted '89 F350 4x for almost 20 years...


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I beam suspension is way more forgiving than the axle. Although there is some pretty awesome suspension systems out there now that I'm sure would rival a 2wd ride.

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I beam suspension is way more forgiving than the axle. Although there is some pretty awesome suspension systems out there now that I'm sure would rival a 2wd ride.
Very true......put stock lets put it this way.....with the 4x4, you will know you are in a 4x4 when you go over bumps and dips where as the 2wd is very very smooth and soaks up the bumps and dips well

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Hello folks,
I am new to the board, and looking to purchase a 2000-2003 diesel Excursion.

Is there anyone out there that has driven, or owned both a 4x4 (non lifted), and a 4x2 model, and can you tell me the ride difference between the two?

I would like to get a 4x4, but I don't want to sacrifice what's left of my kidneys on a bad riding Excursion, after driving my lifted '89 F350 4x for almost 20 years...


Thank you,
The 4x4 ride is not a kidney removing ride. I have no problems with my one ton dually's ride. It's worth it to know that you are 90% assured that you won't get suck somewhere. Plus the low grade will make an animal out of it.
I don't ever want to own a non diesel or 4x4 again. Luckily, I don't think that'll be a problem I need to worry about. Go for the 4x4!

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I have a 99 ford F-250 2 wheel drive and an 02 4X4 excursion. The F-250 is pretty darn smooth. I can tell the differece between them but it's not huge. I wouldn't live without a 4x4 if I had to choose between the two.
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