Why are trucks rear-wheel drive?
The extent of my knowledge on rear-wheel drive is that you want it for drifting. But then why are most pickup trucks rear-wheel drive?
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Wow, that’s a great question! It all comes down to what pickup trucks are designed to do—carry heavy loads in the back. Rear-wheel drive on pickup trucks also ensures that the back of the truck keeps traction with the ground when the bed isn’t full of heavy cargo.
If a pickup truck has front-wheel drive, the back wheels easily lose traction when the bed of the truck is empty (and lighter)—and the truck becomes much harder to control as a result.
Front-wheel drive on a truck can also cause excessive damage to the front wheels and consequently places unnecessary wear and tear on the whole truck.
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