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I have an 04 tundra w 4wd. Am looking at 07 Tundra. I use 4 wd only on wet streets and when pulling a boat up a steep launch ramp. It seems to me that w the anti skid feature I don't need 4wd. But what happens on the boat ramp when there isn't enough traction on back wheels.
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I have an 04 tundra w 4wd. Am looking at 07 Tundra. I use 4 wd only on wet streets and when pulling a boat up a steep launch ramp. It seems to me that w the anti skid feature I don't need 4wd. But what happens on the boat ramp when there isn't enough traction on back wheels.
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You sink. I guess it depends on the weight distribution on the toungue when pulling the boat out of the water. If most of the weight is on the back of the boat, your truck will tend to balloon at the rear wheels. Then it's imperative to have 4wd. If you're pulling out a small bass boat, a 2wd should be fine.
 

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I'm in the same boat (I just had to) as you.
After agonizing for weeks given that they had the 2x CrewMax with all the bells and whistles on the lot in front of me, I decided to go for the 4x4 for the "just in case I need it" factor. Hell, you're already spending nearly 45,000 g's - You might as well.

And I'm still waiting for it to arrive.
 

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I finally got a chance to pull the boat out last week and it did fine with my 07
2wd DC. Granted the boat is only an 18ft flats boat but none the less saltwater boat ramps can become pretty darn slippery, especially at low tide. I engaged the ALS and the tires didnt even spin a bit.

In Florida 4WD is almost useless unless you have a very large boat. How many new Tundra owners are actually going to take their brand new trucks down an old trail and get it all scratched up? My last truck had 4WD and I locked it in maybe 6 times on the beach at high tide in the past 5 years. Not to mention the lower gas milage.

It all depends on where you live and what you plan on doing with it. My father lives up north and buys every truck with 4WD for the snowy winters, but down here I have yet to find a determining factor for me to buy one.
 

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I finally got a chance to pull the boat out last week and it did fine with my 07
2wd DC. Granted the boat is only an 18ft flats boat but none the less saltwater boat ramps can become pretty darn slippery, especially at low tide. I engaged the ALS and the tires didnt even spin a bit.

In Florida 4WD is almost useless unless you have a very large boat. How many new Tundra owners are actually going to take their brand new trucks down an old trail and get it all scratched up? My last truck had 4WD and I locked it in maybe 6 times on the beach at high tide in the past 5 years. Not to mention the lower gas milage.

It all depends on where you live and what you plan on doing with it. My father lives up north and buys every truck with 4WD for the snowy winters, but down here I have yet to find a determining factor for me to buy one.
can you explain what you mean by "lifetime warranty" you show in your signature?
 

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I have a 19 ft bay boat I'll be towing with my 07 2wd Tundra. I have been waiting to click over 500 miles (per owners manual) before towing. My last truck was a 4wd Frontier that I had for almost 5 years and never used the 4wd except to exercise it occasionally. (I also live in Florida.) I was torn between a 4x4 Tacoma or a 4x2 Tundra but I wanted the bigger truck with more power. I think the Auto LSD should be enough for my needs.

can you explain what you mean by "lifetime warranty" you show in your signature?
It's probably what I got when I bought mine. Some dealers are offering lifetime unlimited mileage powertrain warranties. Provides a little piece of mind if you plan on hanging on to it.
 
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