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Old 11-16-2012, 10:27 PM
 
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i have an AWD denali which has 6.2 403 hp

and my friend has normal yukon 5.3 320 hb but with a 4WD ?

my question is which one of these trucks has better off roading and why ?

if it s the 4WD better , dose my 6.2 engine remove the difference or give me the upper hand ?
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:32 PM
 
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What kind of off roading?
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:33 PM
 
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Generally speaking, AWD is a full-time system whereas 4WD is selectable, meaning the truck operates as a RWD only until the 4WD system is engaged.

When it comes to serious off-roading, 4WD is usually better because you can lock the differentials. That said, some trucks with full-time AWD can also lock at least the center differential if not the center and rear or all three differentials.

But when it comes to just scooting down a dirt or gravel road or across a grass field, IMO AWD is better because it allows some differential slip whereas with locked differentials on a 4WD system you'll get front-end push in turns.
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:38 PM
 
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i have an AWD denali which has 6.2 403 hp

and my friend has normal yukon 5.3 320 hb but with a 4WD ?

my question is which one of these trucks has better off roading and why ?

if it s the 4WD better , dose my 6.2 engine remove the difference or give me the upper hand ?

IMO you have the upper hand because more power. BUT

In reality, it all boils down to what kind of awd or 4wd system we are dealing with, such as what type of center diff, limited slip or open diff.

turning off the 4wd and making it a rwd will not help in offloading so rwd is useless. 4 spinning tires can do a better job than 2 spinning tires.
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:40 PM
 
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boxus

sand....
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:44 PM
 
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4WD vs. AWD on sand... I'd say it depends on whether it's loose or hard-pack. Loose/deep sand i'd go with 4WD. Hard-pack I'd go with AWD.
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:45 PM
 
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The driver is the biggest factor. The power difference at this scale will not make a difference, it is not like you are both turning 38 inch mudders, or are you?
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:47 PM
 
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boxus

sand....
Both will do the same, both have enough horsepower to churn the tires. Biggest factor will be the driver, assuming everything else is the same. I played around the dunes a lot, I am no stranger to them.

Any other differences?
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:15 PM
 
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actually am planing 2 claim a sand hills such as these in the video ,,,, but i dont like 2 be Embarrassed as him , if my AWD

denali dose not do it as the other trucks , i will stay at home ...





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Old 11-16-2012, 11:40 PM
 
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Depends on tires. Also, a locking rear differential is optional on the Yukon, which would help.

Get a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon and dominate.
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