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  1. Next Gen 2023 Ford Ranger Spied in First Look! [Updated with closeup pics]

    I postponed my Bronco purchase until MY22 or 23 (painted modular top, some different interior and exterior color choices - maybe a nice Boxwood Green????). Seeing this, now thinking a 2022 Ranger may be the way to go. Presumably shares Bronco powertrain, suspension, GOAT modes. Likely a...
  2. Article: Is the 2021 Ford Bronco the Overlander You’ve Been Waiting For?

    And the Lexus GX460 (Land Cruiser Prado in other markets). And am I a Toyota fan boy? Yes, Absolutely.
  3. What do you do when you don't want 35's on a daily driver...(Speedo Gear Changes)

    I voted "OBX" but don't feel the need to lift and change out painted flares. I'm equipping for park roads/fire roads in all weather conditions - no serious rock crawling. Just about every decent off road tire is available in 255/70R18 on 18 x 7.5 rim size - BFG All-Terrain T/A K02, Firestone...
  4. Gear Ratio / Speed Calculator - 2.3L, 2.7L, Manual and Auto

    Thanks for feedback. Point taken. :) I've updated the spreadsheet to display calculated speeds with no limits. In reality we can expect Ford to apply a fuel cutoff to limit over-rev as well as overspeed. Making this up, but wouldn't be surprised if limited to 110 mph; same as other Ford...
  5. Current truck owners.

    If you can hold onto the truck AND get the Bronco, do it! In my experience it's difficult to find one vehicle that does it all. And no fun to be without a truck. I still have my '03 F-150 for just this reason. Take good care of it and it goes and goes and goes. :)
  6. Why are you choosing the Bronco over competitors like 4Runner and Wrangler?

    Love the Bronco. However, have made the final determination that MY21 isn't going to cut it for me and just now cancelled my reservation. Most everybody moves up one! I am not the least bit down on Ford or the Bronco. This is a really exciting vehicle. Confident I will be more satisfied...
  7. So what exterior colors actually match Navy Pier interior?

    Thinking it will be "safe" to choose any of the four First Edition exterior colors that are available on OBX: Cactus Gray, Area 51, Rapid Red and Cyber Orange. Despite opinions here don't believe Ford would offer color combos that will put your eyes out. Me, living on hell's front porch, I'm...
  8. Gear Ratio / Speed Calculator - 2.3L, 2.7L, Manual and Auto

    Thanks for feedback. Correcting spreadsheet to limit displayed speed to less than or equal to 120 mph. No theoretical speeds :)
  9. Happy Veterans Day ??

    Well said. I add my sincere thanks to all for your service. Special thoughts and prayers for our wounded warriors, and those that gave the ultimate sacrifice. p.s. great photos, JAGSarge!
  10. Aviation Photo and BS thread

    On the subject of the mighty B-17 Flying Fortress, If you haven’t read it yet, can highly recommend Donald L. Miller’s history of 8th AF in Europe, “Masters Of The Air”. Is the basis for upcoming Spielberg / Hanks miniseries follow-up to “Band of Brothers” and “The Pacific”. Great book -...
  11. Best brand car cover

    I’ve had great results with Covercraft over the years - both outdoor and indoor covers. Their UVS100 sunshades are really good too. And no, I don’t have any connection to these guys. ?
  12. Hill Start assist on the manual?

    On every MT I've driven with hill assist, it only works when you are on an incline, depress the clutch pedal, and put the transmission in gear. In that condition, when you take your foot off the brake pedal, Hill Assist holds it. If the vehicle is in neutral, no hill assist - vehicle rolls...
  13. Aviation Photo and BS thread

    YES! Was thinking the same thing. Sign me up!
  14. Gear Ratio / Speed Calculator - 2.3L, 2.7L, Manual and Auto

    Wife and I are already going to wait until MY 22 to get a white modular roof. Might be inclined to wait another year if it get us a just-as-powerful and more fuel efficient hybrid.
  15. Gear Ratio / Speed Calculator - 2.3L, 2.7L, Manual and Auto

    Just right with that beautiful fam. (y)
  16. Gear Ratio / Speed Calculator - 2.3L, 2.7L, Manual and Auto

    Relatively speaking, 2.3L and 2.7L EB fuel economy should to be pretty good! Bronco is just not optimized to go down the road at 90 mph.
  17. Gear Ratio / Speed Calculator - 2.3L, 2.7L, Manual and Auto

    A lot. That nice boxy front end and things like big wheel wells, roof racks, brush guards, etc. are not friends of going fast. Feed in lots of fuel. :)
  18. Why not 18s

    Good call. That's what I'm doing - auto on-demand 4x4 with 4.27:1 and locker.
  19. Why not 18s

    Would also need to consider changing rear gears along with increasing tire diameter by three inches. Ford has optimized rear axle ratio and tire dimension to accomplish the model's "mission". OBX, which leans toward street use, has 70-series 32" and relatively tall 3.73:1 rear axle ratio...