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  1. Bronco towing vs Ranger, why the difference?

    That's where we differ. I truly believe the Bronco could tow more despite being designed to be an off road vehicle. IMO, for it to tow more, it only requires Ford to make some easy part changes, which could be an Option. I see the glass as half full. The Bronco could be both what you want...
  2. Bronco towing vs Ranger, why the difference?

    How does this make any sense? The Bronco and Ranger are two completely different vehicles, in case you haven't noticed. My #1 preference is a Bronco. Unfortunately they don't tow as much as I expected them to, so I am forced into a different vehicle segment. Not sure why you (or anyone) is...
  3. Bronco Pickup Hinted by Sighting of Ford Testing a Jeep Gladiator?

    For the removable top/doors. I've always wanted a Jeep, but would never go back to a SFA, so I patiently waited for the Bronco. Unfortunately, the Bronco horribly disappointed me with the towing capacity. I hate the looks of a stock Gladiator, but with a lift and 37's it is completely...
  4. First Look: All Black Leather Interior On First Edition Bronco

    Same thing in the Rangers. My Ranger seats were loose before it even left the lot. Tons of complaints on the Ranger site about this. I wish Ford wouldn't force you into leather just to get some of the better options, because the leather seats are total junk
  5. How to handle this off-road situation?

    It doesn't help you regain traction. It stops you. If you need to continue down the hill, you may have to slide, reverse, hammer it again. Repeat as necessary to make it down. To help reduce the chance of this being required, I always go down snow covered hills in neutral. Being in neutral...
  6. Confused about the high towing rating on new Rapter vs Bronco

    No we're not. :) We're asking for 5000 for 2D and 6000 for 4D MINIMUM. Both of which I see as doable.
  7. How to handle this off-road situation?

    Ding. Ding. Ding. We have a winner! This is the best downhill snow maneuver if you can't stop. I'd go down the hill while in neutral (but in 4wd). You'll have much better braking control because there will be zero forward drive input from the engine. If you start to slide uncontrollably...
  8. Bronco Warthog or Heritage Edition? Ford will reveal a never-before-seen Bronco model on Wednesday

    Why isn't this a headline? Did I miss something? Possible Warthog release?
  9. Next Gen 2023 Ford Ranger Spied in First Look! [Updated with closeup pics]

    As a 2019 Ranger owner, coming from a 2014 Sierra, I can tell you that it is definitely smaller. I'm liking it more and more as I drive it. Soooo much easier to drive. I would not buy it though, if it was smaller. I need to tow, but don't want a full-size. My only complaint (other than the...
  10. Is this partly why the Manual is not available for the 2.7L Engine?

    Well I'm north of you, across the border, so our driving environment is fairly similar. What is it about stop/start that you feel increases the danger? The only thing I can think of is that you feel there is a delay before you can take off, but I don't find that a problem because it starts...
  11. Is this partly why the Manual is not available for the 2.7L Engine?

    Personally, I don't really notice any of these issues. Auto stop/start is not specific to this transmission. It's a big topic on Ranger5g, but I really don't see what all the fuss is about. I agree it's mildly annoying when in heavy stop & go traffic and it's going off/on every 5 seconds, but...
  12. What are you buying instead of a Bronco?

    Would love to get a Bronco. It's the first release I've ever anticipated. Sadly, I can't get one because it won't tow what I need it to. The interior options are making it somewhat easier to walk away from, though. Those 2-tone high contrast interiors are horrible imo. So, would love to get...
  13. Photos: Antimatter Blue 2-door Outer Banks Sasquatch Rock Crawling!

    So that's rock crawling? Could probably do that in a Honda Civic. Guess I don't need a Bronco after all. :p
  14. Is the towing capacity really that bad?

    It's not as much about whether it can do it or not, it's whether it is rated for it. I'm fairly confident a 4dr Bronco would have no problems towing well beyond its 3500lb rating, BUT, if you are in an accident and it comes to light that you are using the vehicle beyond its rated ability, you...
  15. Rivian colors are something

    I really like the Rivian and have been following the progress for years, but I just can't get over those headlights. It's the one thing that will keep me away.
  16. Is the towing capacity really that bad?

    I agree Ford has done an amazing job, and was built from the ground up to be a super capable off roading rig. I think everyone here that wants more towing understands that. Again, that is why no one is asking for 7000+ lbs towing. It's really very simple. Ford has set the tow capacity of every...
  17. I just purchased a Colorado ZR2 so l'm out

    I really like the redesigned front end. Didn't know they did that for 2021. If that was available earlier, I would have bought one. Way nicer than before and now looks better than the Ranger IMO. I was shopping both the ZR2 and Ranger. Didn't really care for the looks of either, but I liked...
  18. Any chance the tow capacity gets increased?

    This guy did: https://www.ranger5g.com/forum/threads/pulled-at-around-max-capacity-1-800-miles.8979/ I never understand why people are afraid to tow at max capacity. If the vehicle is rated to tow it, you can be damn sure the factory has tested and re-tested the vehicle at max rating and well...
  19. Bronco towing vs Ranger, why the difference?

    Sorry, but don't really understand this. It's an unnecessary fear. As Lakelife said, it's pretty simple to add a Max Tow package that won't affect the current options. Personally I haven't seen anyone ask Ford to cancel the Sasq package and change the Bronco completely to reduce it's off-road...
  20. Bronco towing vs Ranger, why the difference?

    The only place you'll get a definite answer as to why the Bronco has a pathetic tow capacity is from Ford engineering. No disrespect to anyone, but any answer one way or the other is speculation. Myself, I NEED the Bronco to tow more and don't see why it can't. For every reason why it can't...
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