UPDATE: I got the dreaded call today from the dealership stating the engine has failed and will need to be replaced. I have heard of this happening with some of the 2.7s but not many 2.3s. I have owned it for less than a month and babied it the whole time. Only had 625 miles on it.
I disagree. Wheels and tires alone likely put you around the price of squatch. And you get a lot more with squatch (front + rear lockers, bilsteins, proper gearing, etc). Going aftermarket is going to cost much more. I went squatch OBX for that reason.
I ordered a few accessories through accessories.Ford.com back in early July and still have not heard anything. The status shows “processing” when I login to the Ford accessories website. I’m not sure if that type of delay is common but you may want to order ASAP of you want to get it any time soon.
Looking forward to the Doug DeMuro review. They gave him a prototype pretty early on and I would expect that he will be getting one of the first to roll if the line. His prototype review has 4.5 million views so he can definitely get a lot of eyeballs.