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  1. Who wants 40s? THE OFFICIAL 40 INCH TIRE THREAD!!!

    Also, when a solid axle suspension compresses, you don't lose ground clearance at the lowest point. On a IFS you do.
  2. 🙌 Bronco OKTB Issued and Shipments Begin as Ford Celebrates Bronco Production at MAP!

    Hmm. Ok. Well, it does show off how nice a body colored roof would look. Ha. But then again, I'm colorblind.
  3. Who wants 40s? THE OFFICIAL 40 INCH TIRE THREAD!!!

    I think a lot of us are buying the Bronco because it will drive better on road than a Jeep and in stock form is just as good off road. If you are going to build a rock crawler that requires 40s you are simply better off with the solid axle Jeep.
  4. 🙌 Bronco OKTB Issued and Shipments Begin as Ford Celebrates Bronco Production at MAP!

    Did anyone notice this one? it appears to be a base model with body color Sasquatch flares and a BODY COLOR hardtop. Hmm. Or maybe an outer banks Sasquatch with temporary steel wheels on it and body colored hard top? Could it be a '22. I've heard the '22 will offer hard tops in black...
  5. Decisions to Make.... wait or buy alternative?

    Prime convertible time is spring and fall anyway. Though the nice thing about a Jeep or Bronco is you can leave the top up and take off all the doors and windows.
  6. Decisions to Make.... wait or buy alternative?

    I was thinking of a 2 year lease on a Wrangler 4xe. Then seeing if they come out with a Bronco pickup, which I'd prefer. Because of the almost $10,000 back in federal and state tax incentives, a 2 year lease on a 4xE is practically free.
  7. I would rather have a nonremovable roof.

    the Defender is very slick. And a bit bigger. But I tend to keep my cars for 10+ years so I'll never own (or lease) a Land Rover of any kind. Unless they are purchased by Honda or Toyota. Ha.
  8. I would rather have a nonremovable roof.

    If you want an off-road capable truck/suv, there are lots of better riding, faster, and less expensive options. The whole point of a Bronco or a Wrangler/Gladiator is that the doors and top come off. And you pay dearly for it.
  9. Things that are overrated...

    I'm always astonished at how people drive around with their dash lights up at full brightness. I have always run mine as dim as the car would go. This is actually something I'll check once I can drive one at night. To me its something I have addressed in the past with essentially window tint...
  10. Things that are overrated...

    1) As someone who owns a convertible I can tell you the sun on your head can get old in certain circumstances. To me the ability to remove the doors and leave the top up is a preferable way to go open. 2) A good car entertainment system can SIMPLIFY things. If you are running Apple CarPlay...
  11. How important is swaybar disconnect ?

    First, I"m not in any way saying that brake based traction control is a one for one substitute for a locked differential. What I'm saying that it is enough for 90% of all people who will ever buy a jeep or a Bronco. For most people who drive on trails or in bad weather, it works very well...
  12. How important is swaybar disconnect ?

    One thing to remember is that all modern cars have brake based anti-slip. If one wheel is spinning, the brakes will be applied to that wheel and torque will naturally transfer to the wheel that has grip. While its certainly not as good as a locked diff. Its probably 75% as good, which makes...
  13. How important is swaybar disconnect ?

    A vehicle's tendency to oversteer (fishtail) or understeer (plow ahead while you are turning the front wheels) is a function of among other things, the roll stiffness of each end of the vehicle. If a car is relatively balanced then removing roll stiffness from the front will result in a car...
  14. Question about orders and allocation.

    Zack, Thanks. But I'm still trying to understand one thing. lets say based on sales volume or whatever metric Ford uses to set allocation a dealer is getting X number of broncos through allocation. Now I come along and order one and somehow get a MY 21. Will the dealer get X+1 or will...
  15. Pros and cons of factory hitch vs. aftermarket?

    There are a lot of things that go into a tow rating. The fact that this is based on a truck, has a solid rear axel and plenty of power suggest to me that the truck is very very underrated. Maybe some $100 airbags and a transmission oil cooler will be needed. But that stuff is easy. I'm not...
  16. Pros and cons of factory hitch vs. aftermarket?

    Its only poorly installed if you pay a hack to do it. I've always installed my own hitches. The reason to get a factory "tow package" is usually to get a larger alternator and/or larger ATF cooler. If its just a receiver hitch and a wiring harness, there is less reason to go factory. One...
  17. 2.3 VS 2.7 when going with automatic transmission?

    This is a good point. But remember one other thing. In 2005, many of us were driving around in 3500 lb cars. This thing can weigh north of 5000 lbs. My old Passat with a 1.8T made 150 hp stock and 200 with an APR tune. It weighed 3200 lbs. My next car a 2004 Subaru STi, made ~400 hp with a...
  18. Broncos Visit New Hampshire.

    I saw the same trucks in MA on Saturday. The optional wheels looked fantastic. If there wasn't a Sasquatch sitting next to it, I'd have been thrilled with the 285/70-17s. (or 32.7s, ha) Those 32s would look even better on a 2 door. Since the badlands already gives you a locking rear diff and...
  19. Question about orders and allocation.

    If I order a Bronco and pick a dealer. Does that truck count towards their allocation? I don't think so but want to confirm. Nexts question. If the answer to above is NO. Then do lots of orders directed to that dealer increase their allocation of vehicles for inventory? Thanks, Don
  20. Saw the Bronco in person. Some thoughts and observations.

    Ford doesn't really offer seat coverings that I like, so I'm just going to expect to spend $1000 and a weekend installing Katzkins once I get it. My wife and I like our luxuries and this will be a daily driver, so its worth it. I'm sticking with Cactus grey. I liked the color of the gas can...


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