Can 2 wheel drive trucks be taken off road?

I just got a Chevy Silverado 07′ and it is 2 wheel drive, I love off roading and was wondering if it is still able to taken off road, I know 4 wheel is way better with scaling hills, but I am sure 2 wheel can do it also.

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5 Responses to Can 2 wheel drive trucks be taken off road?

  1. dick car guy June 15, 2010 at 7:12 pm #

    you can in a limited way, being able to pull from the front wheels while the back wheels push the weight is a definite advantage, and with a thousand lbs of v8 on top of the front pulling wheels is a big advantage. the vehicles I had that worked great was a older two wheel drive suburban with a posi trac rear end.
    If you have ever seen the truck racing series with different classes, this is why the two wheel drive class has to drive different than the 4 x 4 class, you need a lot of wieghr and you need both tires able to work hard, as you have to use momentum for a lot of stuff, and you will be able to do a lot of stuff that the 4×4 can, but steep up hill off camber loose terrain is going to leave you stuck if your not careful, and mud is not happening if its very deep. you can have a lot of fun if you set it up right, and in order to do what you are talking about, you spend a lot of time going fast and sideways a lot, you almost never go straight just to keep going ( you are driving with the rear wheels and a pickup is 800 lbs too light) some extra weight about a foot ahead of the rear tires is one thing that will help, but if its loose weight and slides over the back of the tires rocketing up a hill it can make things more difficult. also tire selection is super important, and for dirt and mud you need an aggressive heavyduty mud type tire such as a bf goodrich mud terrain, this is a heavy duty tire, that can take some serious abuse, you cannot go everywhere a 4 x 4 can, however, it necessary have a friend with a winch, or a heavy duty strap available can help a lot, the idea is to have fun and learn what the truck can do, and what it cant.

  2. Kev June 15, 2010 at 7:12 pm #

    yes but you may not get back on the road

  3. Store Brand Mayonnaise June 15, 2010 at 7:12 pm #

    Sure. You could take a Miata off road if you wanted to.

    How it performs is another matter altogether, so make sure somebody’s got a winch

  4. DAV0 June 15, 2010 at 7:12 pm #

    Dont you mean one wheel drive,its only two wheel drive if the diffs locked

  5. Titan Man February 6, 2011 at 9:41 am #

    True and not true. I take my 2 whl drive titan offroad all the time and haven’t gotten stuck yet. Heavy duty tires are a plus. And lol if ur like me and ur truck has a supercharger its really difficult to get stuck. U just have to much power unless ur deep in mud like more than half ur tire deep. But that’s just my opinion.