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  1. blksn8k

    We might not be missing much by not getting the coyote

    Which is one of the reasons why I replaced the exhaust on my truck in an attempt to disguise all the engine racket. Unless you've actually heard all noises coming from a gen 3 Coyote you can't really compare it to everything else. LOL
  2. blksn8k

    We might not be missing much by not getting the coyote

    It's not actually a dump valve. All I did was close off one of the two outlet or "tailpipes" that exit the back of the Magnaflow Muffler. The exhaust still has to go through the muffler regardless of whether the valve is open or not. When the valve is open, both tailpipes are being used. When...
  3. blksn8k

    We might not be missing much by not getting the coyote

    When I said "noisy" I didn't mean loud exhaust. I was referring to all the racket coming from the valvetrain or where ever. I don't think anyone has really pinpointed exactly why the gen 3 Coyote is so noisy but Ford just says it's normal. Doesn't seem to have any effect on performance or...
  4. blksn8k

    We might not be missing much by not getting the coyote

    I have an '18 F-150 with the Coyote and other than it being a noisy engine at times I have zero complaints. I bought a left-over at the end of '18 but it has all the options I wanted plus. The main things were crew-cab, 4x4, 3.73 gears and E-locker. I pulled my 18 foot enclosed trailer loaded...
  5. blksn8k

    2.7 vs coyote power curve

    Which is exactly why I drive a 5.0L F-150 instead of a "new" Ranger that has actually been on the international market since 2010. I solved the Coyote torque curve issue by buying an F-150 with 3.73 gears. Pulls like hell and doesn't sound like a fart under water while doing it.
  6. blksn8k

    2.7 vs coyote power curve

    I think you are more likely to see the 3.0 than the 2.7 in the Bronco. One of the reasons I say that is because the Bronco will probably be using the same drivetrains as the next gen Ranger and Ford seems to have some aversion to using the same drivetrain in the Ranger as the F-150. Always has...
  7. blksn8k

    States more interested in the 2021 Bronco over Jeep and other competitors

    I have zero interest in any of those other brands. But then again I have bled blue ever since I was 15 years old and my neighbor almost ran me over crossing the street with two paper bags full of groceries while he was rowing the gears in his new '69 428 CJ Mustang.
  8. blksn8k

    what does everyone drive while waiting for their Broncos?

    I had an '86 5.0L Capri the same color that I bought new and then traded for an '89 Thunderbird SC. Mine had the T-tops. The Capri was my daily driver and nearly killed me several times in bad weather. I lost track of how many times that thing went sideways with no warning. Still wish I had kept...
  9. blksn8k

    Spied: possible Bronco mule seen testing in Detroit

    The body on that mule is probably just a supercab Ranger which comes with that type of door arrangement. I wouldn't put too much stock in it.
  10. blksn8k

    2-Door Bronco Previewed to Dealers with Retro Styling, Removable Top and Doors

    Ford hasn't built any vehicles, including Falcons, in Australia since Oct 2016.
  11. blksn8k

    2-Door Bronco Previewed to Dealers with Retro Styling, Removable Top and Doors

    I think some, no - a lot of this depends on Ford's sales volume targets. Sure, a solid front axle might ensure there would be a significant number of sales to hard-core off-roaders and some of those might even be at the expense of FCA (Jeep) but is that the number Ford is targeting? Just like...
  12. blksn8k

    2-Door Bronco Previewed to Dealers with Retro Styling, Removable Top and Doors

    Didn't Ford trademark the name "Timberline" about a year ago? Could that be the new off-road brand name? Or is that just another trim level?
  13. blksn8k

    Spied: possible Bronco mule seen testing in Detroit

    On the possibility of building two very different vehicles in the same plant, Ford did that for years at Flat Rock. The Mustang is RWD while the Mazda 6 and Fusion were both FWD.
  14. blksn8k

    Spied: possible Bronco mule seen testing in Detroit

    Since we are speculating, how about a four-link with coil-overs?
  15. blksn8k

    Spied: possible Bronco mule seen testing in Detroit

    I'm betting this is just a suspension test mule. I wouldn't get too exited about how it looks. Since they are using a modified Ranger chassis under the Bronco it makes perfect sense to use some Ranger bits on this MULE. It probably has the same drivetrain as the current North American Ranger...
  16. blksn8k

    Ford NA President: Bronco Will Be True To Its Roots, "Not Wimpy"

    In regards to the 2.7L EB not fitting into the current T6 frame, is that specific to this engine or all V6's in general? The reason I ask is that my understanding is that the turbos on the 2.7 attach directly to the cylinder heads. In other words, the exhaust "manifolds" are integral to the...
  17. blksn8k

    what does everyone drive while waiting for their Broncos?

    Update: I recently traded my '07 Sport Trac for a left-over 2018 F-150 XLT Special Edition with the 5.0L Coyote V8, 3.73 axle ratio, rear axle E-locker, FX4 package, dual panel moonroof, 36 gal fuel tank, voice activated navigation, etc. Year end incentives were too good to pass up and the Sport...
  18. blksn8k

    2.3L Ecoboost only?

    The 2.3L EB would make a fine base powerplant for a 2wd Ranger but I have concerns about its ability to properly motivate a 4x4 crewcab or a fully loaded 4x4 Bronco. The only reason I can imagine that Ford does not want to dominate the midsize market by offering a suitable engine like the 2.7L...
  19. blksn8k

    Raj Nair: New Bronco Will Live Up To Its Heritage; Be "Different" Than The Ford Everest

    Dude, you're preaching to the choir. Everyone here hopes you're right but at some point reality might just rear its ugly head.
  20. blksn8k

    Raj Nair: New Bronco Will Live Up To Its Heritage; Be "Different" Than The Ford Everest

    Personally, I would be glad to see the Bronco produced with only two doors and solid axles. I'm just saying that from a business perspective it would be hard for Ford to justify either, especially considering that it will share it's chassis with the Ranger and that truck already uses IFS and is...
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