Hey CF gurus.
Sorry to dig up a thread from the '09 era (
), but I was wondering what's so "bad" about the 44re.
Now, I have done some minimal reading, and have read that the 44re's are "bad news", in that they require rebuild or swap out (rebuilt or swap for AW4) at about 100-150K.
I'm currently looking at a 94 GC I-6 4x4 limited w/ 175K for $3350, which seems to be in very clean clean condition! Hardly off-roaded - previously owned by a "older" couple about 60yrs old. I know the 93's were the last year to have the AW4 in the I-6 drivetrain. But finding a 93 is a bit hard ( a nice one that is).
So, to build off the OP's post, I was wondering what and how people drive in their 44re's that make them break down so "fast"?
-Off-roading? Mall crawling? Hillside ascents?
-towing? car towing? dirtbike towing? furniture towing?
-basic commuting? highway? mud? snow? gravel? rock?
-dare I say it? "racing"?
I'm basically going to use it for occasional towing of light furniture - never to exceed the 2ton tow limit, or my motorcycle to the track. Definitely will see some snow, but I doubt anything crazy... more like 5" of snow MAX on a plowed highway. and basic commuting
Thanks In advance for any input, everyone!
<- saw this, and was amused.