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Old 05-22-2012, 11:37 AM   #1
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Express Van with Quigley 4x4 or AWD

Hi. I am new to this forum. Hoping for some help. I am looking into purchasing a Chevy Express Van. I show dogs and am on the road sometimes in inclement weather. Presently, I have an AWD Astro Van but it is really too small for my needs but does a great job in the snow and mud. There is a nice Express Van with a 4X4 Quigley for sale nearby. Is this overkill for me or should I order an Express Van with AWD. The Quigley is a 2500 and the AWD is a 1500. Please give me your input. Also, in the future, I may want to tow a small RV. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Also, is there a big difference in the two with gas mileage.
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Old 05-22-2012, 12:41 PM   #2
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Re: Express Van with Quigley 4x4 or AWD

Can you give some more specifics of the used Quigley you are contemplating? Engine, solid front axle or IFS, price, age & mileage? My sense is if you want to do any towing the 2500 is going to be a minimum. The Quigley setup is probably overkill for onroad inclement weather driving but I imagine will be a much better value than building/buying a new van.
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Old 05-22-2012, 02:00 PM   #3
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Re: Express Van with Quigley 4x4 or AWD

If I wasn't going to do any true off roading or go anywhere that additional clearance was required I would hands down opt for the AWD system. No hubs to lock in, no transfer case to engage, no drivetrain binding when in between patches of snow/ice/etc. I would guess that you would get better MPG with the 1500 too simply by being lower to the ground all other things considered equal. Check the tow rating and payload of the 1500, but I'll bet it would take care of what you need.

FWIW, I don't have any personal experience with the AWD van, but drive a Chevy 1500 pickup that has an AWD mode as part of its 4x4 system and it is so nice for driving around town without having things bind up as they would when in true 4wd.
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Old 05-22-2012, 05:44 PM   #4
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Re: Express Van with Quigley 4x4 or AWD

"If I wasn't going to do any true off roading or go anywhere that additional clearance was required I would hands down opt for the AWD system. No hubs to lock in, no transfer case to engage, no drivetrain binding when in between patches of snow/ice/etc. I would guess that you would get better MPG with the 1500 too simply by being lower to the ground all other things considered equal. Check the tow rating and payload of the 1500, but I'll bet it would take care of what you need."


What he said.... AWD for sure if all you are worried about is inclement weather on the road.
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Re: Express Van with Quigley 4x4 or AWD

I think Quigley only does IFS on the Chevies now, so it won't offer much better clearance, or articulation, then the AWD system.

That said, a 1500 may not have enough payload for a full conversion, which kinda leaves Quigley as the only option for a Chevy.
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