Honest question. Short Answer: No.Interesting point. Are people getting more flats with 4wd? Did the jack failure coat the race, or having to use a jack that failed? Honest question.
On the note of flats, it’d be interesting to hear if the power to all wheels is a factor in the flats. Tires delaminating? More front flats vs rears? Vice versa? I’ve seen it in rears, but with 4 wheels working under power, there are more chances to have issues in multiple ways.
On the BFG 40, we can run up to twice as much distance with the AWD. We ran the same tires all weekend last year at Laughlin. I would be confident that we could run the entire Vegas to Reno without changing tires. It's really crazy how much the front tires pulling takes away the load of the rear tires. More traction = less tire spin = tire longevity.