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Old 09-16-2007, 11:22 AM   #1
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Sportsmobile vs Quigley

Is the SM 4x4 worth the extra $$?
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Old 09-16-2007, 04:42 PM   #2
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For me it was. I have an Atlas II that was in a cherokee and is going in my wrangler, and the lower range and being strong (along with the dana 60 up front). Also, I'm used to being bigger than everyone else offroad (the downsized cherokee wheelbase compared to short wheel base wranglers that I wheel with) so the turning radius was an issue that was also important.

I feel like the system is more bomb proof and designed to do something more, bigger, better than Quigley.

If you're just using it for snow and dirt roads, the occasional trip down a questionable riverbank or on a beach, I don't think it's necessarily worth it. If you're going mountain goating or have a yen to know what's down every dirt road no matter how small... probably.

I like being able to put it in 2wd low range too, only because it keeps me checked on hard packed dirt roads that I otherwise would go too fast on and find out at a chuckhole or drop off.
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Old 09-16-2007, 04:56 PM   #3
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For the record, Salem Kroger isn't as expensive as SMB's 4x4 for their regular upgrade, and they will build pretty much whatever system you want?
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I'll be poking through mtn passes and coast shore line - no moab rock crawling. Just camping with kids and playing. So the Quigley is the best $$ solution?
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honestly, unless you -know-you need 4x4, then you probably don't.
it sounds like you may be talking sand duty, which would make a big argument for getting -some- sort of additional capability...
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I know I need 4x4, 2wd's are useless here in the Canadian Rockies with all the snow and the off-road mtn passes. yen factor!

The Quigley sounds adequate.

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