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  1. fossil

    If you're Ford, which trim do you tool your line for 1st?

    It takes more workers to assemble more complex content. Based on personal experience, they build a mix to even out the work load. I voted base though they could opt to do FE at a snails pace. :eek:
  2. fossil

    Is the Black Modular Roof worth it on a 2-door? $1,900?? (Already has hard top)

    I worked at a Ford assembly plant for 22yrs, another brand for 12yrs. Including 5 new model launches with Ford and 3 with brand X. And yes I have painted cars, so what? That has absolutely nothing to do with mass producing automotive parts. I also reload ammunition but it would be foolish to...
  3. fossil

    Is the Black Modular Roof worth it on a 2-door? $1,900?? (Already has hard top)

    Smitty's body shop yes. Automotive paint shops all use drying ovens, usually 3 times. https://cabinaslagos.com/analyzing-the-automotive-painting-process-in-the-factory/
  4. fossil

    Is the Black Modular Roof worth it on a 2-door? $1,900?? (Already has hard top)

    Painted tops require a separate (costly) paint line/process imho. unless these tops can survive a trip through a 400 degree paint oven.
  5. fossil

    BWI Bronco Stabilizer Bar Disconnect Technical Information

    beautifully simple, thanks op. I was envisioning rube goldburg.
  6. fossil

    2.3 Modifications from Ford Performance

    Just one minor update Current Mustang High Performance Pack - 330hp 350ftlb From the factory, another version of the RS motor. With a 5% bigger turbo then the 310hp Mustang.
  7. fossil

    2.3L reliability

    Love the sarcasm lol People need to think about this for a minute. Why would a dealer want to stick it to a potential repeat customer or lose a repair fee? It's not the dealer, they live or die on repair money, it's Ford. Whenever a warranty comes in it goes into the Ford computer system by...
  8. fossil

    2.3L reliability

    Exactly. That's where the whole thing started. I haven't seen any explanation as to why VW specifically has/had issues but do know it is/was a problem with more than one particular engine. It's sold thousands of oil catch cans, pretty cheap peace of mind for those that worry about it. I've seen...
  9. fossil

    Independent Suspension vs. Solid Axle Suspension :) (GIF Examples)

    feel free to show a vid of a sfa doing high speed offroading. it's a tough find.
  10. fossil

    Why go 4-door unless you have to?

    Pretty much designed as a 4 door from the start and it shows. If not for the 4dr there would be no 2dr, sales would kill it.
  11. fossil

    Performing engine break in period during long delivery roadtrip?

    Launch control LOL, good one :LOL:
  12. fossil

    Bronco Pickup Truck Renderings (Single and Crew Cab) - Yay or Nay?

    I'm even wondering about the long term viability of the Gladiator currently being discounted as much as $9K and hearing the Dakota is coming back in 2022, sharing the Gladiator chassis. Chevy has the Bison, Ford just announced the 2021 Ranger Tremor so one might expect Dodge would feel compelled...
  13. fossil

    What soap do you use?

    Dawn, all my money goes for important things. Cars, boats, guns etc.
  14. fossil

    Ford Stock

    A Bronco bump might be down the road but for now I'd expect the new F150 or even the Sport that's about to land. For now the Bronco is a cash drain.
  15. fossil

    Just be honest and transparent with us, Ford.

    Considering the trying times I think Ford has done a fair job. Even the seemingly simple thing like reservations wasn't necessary. Ford will sell every Bronco it can build for the first two years and for every reservation canceled another buyer will take it's place. The competition is burning...
  16. fossil

    Testing Testing. Ford Bronco Warthog Teased in Prototype Testing Image

    In 2010 base price on a Raptor was just under $40K, a couple hundred more than a Taurus SHO. Don't remember exactly but I think mine was around $44K with everything but a sunroof. Try to buy a 2010 today with decent mileage/ condition and it's going to be well over 50% of my purchase price at...
  17. fossil

    Locking Diff Question

    Suppose that was true in the past. Modern car computers react too fast to allow the high wheel spin that causes any violent reactions. Well Ford computers post 2005 anyway, can't really respond to other manufacturers shortcomings. The video of the Bronco Sport at Moab shows what a modern TC...
  18. fossil

    Sasquatch comes with matching spare or not?

    If you used photoshop it would be a better fake.
  19. fossil

    Badlands - Seats (manual vs electrically adjusted)

    Do the Bronco electric seats have the memory function? If so I'm all in. If not I don't care. I'm 6'2", she's 5'1". On my 10yr old truck a press of the fob unlock button adjusts the drivers seat, the outside mirrors and even the pedals individually for each of us. Easy to get spoiled.



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