2 wheel drive or 4 wheel drive? - ATVConnection.com ATV Enthusiast Community

Go Back   ATVConnection.com ATV Enthusiast Community > Brand Discussions Area > Suzuki

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-22-2004, 09:26 PM
Range Rover
Join Date: Nov 2000
Posts: 105
Default 2 wheel drive or 4 wheel drive?

I am going to buy an atv next year and I have decided on the the suzuki Z400 or the Arctic cat 400 manual. I have never owned a sport bike but they look fun and my last atv Arctic cat 400 auto 4x4 went threw anything I wanted it to! I sold the bike because it was an auto and i want a manual. I plan on riding trail in Wva +Canada and I am worried that the Z400 would get stuck in the mud or trails that are slippery. I am not into mud bogging but will a 2wheel drive go just about anywhere a 4x4 will? I know the 2wheel drive should really sling some mud with some good tires! What's you thought between 2 and 4 wheel drive? I know the 4 wheel machines have more ground clearance etc. etc.
I don't know how a 2 wheel drive bike handles the trails. IF you have owned both, I would like to hear from ya! THanks!!
Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2004, 09:37 PM
Pro Rider
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 594
Default 2 wheel drive or 4 wheel drive?

90 percent of the time u can get by in 2wd....but it depends where u ride
Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2004, 01:19 AM
Pro Rider
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 1,285
Default 2 wheel drive or 4 wheel drive?

a skilled rider can get through almost anything a 4x4 can go on with a 2x4.
Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2004, 07:18 AM
Pro Rider
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 464
Default 2 wheel drive or 4 wheel drive?

I ride poker runs with a lot of mud. With Spider-Tracs on the rear end I don't get stuck that often. Four wheel drives can just go through at a slower pace. The key to not getting stuck is a little more momentum. Also, purchase a rain suit. Sport bikes will get you muddy in a hurry. Fenders are just for show.
Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2004, 07:20 AM
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 48
Default 2 wheel drive or 4 wheel drive?

I own both. A Z400 and an Eiger. In my experience 4 wheel drive just means when you get stuck you'll get REALLY stuck.

You're looking at 2 completely different machines. If you can't get both you have to decide which type of driving you want to do most. Personally I think the Z is awesome on the trail. I have gone through some pretty nasty muck with mine. But one thing you will notice right off, you will be wearing a lot more of the muck on yourself with the Z!

If I had to pick just one machine it would be the Z in a heartbeat. I ride ATV's for fun. The Z is just way more fun!
Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2004, 10:12 AM
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 31
Default 2 wheel drive or 4 wheel drive?

I remember riding back a few years ago when i had a 98 blaster i wentr riding with a bunch of Utes for a long long ride. I had more mud,dirt,and water on me than all of them put together. I did get stuck in a few mudholes and had to be pushed out by a 4wd. It reall depends on what and how you plan to ride. I now own a 400Eiger 4wd. I love the Eiger, this has been my first 4wd quad i have owned. I like the option of being able to carry loads of stuff with me if i decide to cook or camp out for the night. Bigazz cooler full of (SODA) to stop and have a drink. You will have to pack light on the sport quad. The 2wd should go about anywhere a 4wd will. If you have any problems it will be muddy hills, or deep mudholes. You may be happier with the sport quad since you wanted a manuel shift. If your concerned about getting stuck, buy a winch. Guarenteed to get you out of about anything.
Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2004, 11:07 PM
Pro Rider
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 240
Default 2 wheel drive or 4 wheel drive?

either get the z400 with a winch or a 4 wheel drive that swiches into 2 wheel also .then youll have best of both worlds.suzuki vinson 4x4 offers foot shift. or yamaha wolverine but i think thats full time 4 wheel drive but its supposedly sporty.sport bikes are fun but definetly require alot more work.where as a 4x4 just gas and go. i always say sport quads are like corvettes and 4x4,s are like cadillacs.
Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2004, 08:29 PM
Pro Rider
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 1,220
Send a message via AIM to ZillaRider87
Default 2 wheel drive or 4 wheel drive?

get the Z400, youll love it for everything
Reply With Quote

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Any Northern California folks on here????? jrubicon Where to Ride 5 10-08-2015 01:05 PM
2006 polaris sportsman 450 battery not charging and other issues cody500ho Polaris ATVs - Ask an Expert! 14 08-14-2015 05:03 PM
Changing out front lower boot with some questions toonces Buying an ATV 0 08-05-2015 05:55 PM
2004 Polaris Sportsman 700, check engine, hot/oil light KimSJoh Polaris ATVs - Ask an Expert! 14 07-18-2015 07:20 PM
bayou tires rcappie4 Kawasaki 4 07-18-2015 07:51 AM

2004, 2wheel, 4wd, 4wheel, atv, atvs, dr, drive, eiger, make, put, stuck, time, whats, wheel, wolverine, yamaha

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:06 PM.

This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company