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  1. Rocketeer Rick

    Base Model Rear Locking Differential

    It would, but as I've noted in a couple places, the hang up with be with the ring & pinion gearing. On open-diff equipped axles, the ring is welded to the diff case (instead of the traditional bolts). So, installing the LSD means replacing the ring gear with one that can be bolted to the...
  2. Rocketeer Rick

    Effectiveness of Traction Control with open diffs?

    We've talked about traction control compared to lockers a few times. Here's an example: https://www.bronco6g.com/forum/threads/base-model-rear-locking-differential.6693/#post-242403 https://www.bronco6g.com/forum/threads/is-locking-rear-differential-something-i-want.7420/#post-294456
  3. Rocketeer Rick

    Dana 44 Locker Sensor Problems

    Generally, an e-locker will be designed to default to an unlocked position if faulty. But that doesn't account for a condition where wear or damage might leave it stuck in lock mode, physically unable to release (or a position sensor giving bad readings). Dana may or may not sell Ford the...
  4. Rocketeer Rick

    Stock 190mm front axles tough enough to turn 35s?

    Yes, traditionally the overall axle assembly size is named based on the ring gear size, specifically the ring gear pitch diameter (with some liberties taken). Dana was the only major exception, as they had their own naming scheme (28/30/35/44/60/etc). But obviously, even they are modernizing...
  5. Rocketeer Rick

    Official Wallpapers and Video: Bronco Badlands Sasquatch 2-Door SEMA Concept

    I've been waiting for someone to come up with a roadster door insert. The donut doors were neat, but not what I'd want. Also cool that they changed the wheel openings to more resemble the original Bronco's shape.
  6. Rocketeer Rick

    Re-gear of rear differential for base + 33" tire upgrade

    Anything not locking is open. Ford seems to have given up on LSDs in trucks, going back to the introduction of P552. My '13 F150 offered both LSD (which I have) or locker as options, but when the generation changed over, the LSD option disappeared. Ranger was introduced with the same choices...
  7. Rocketeer Rick

    Front Axle - M190 vs. M210

    Personally, I think the 33s look great and the 35s look overstuffed. At least at the stock ride height, they just don't look they could possibly articulate well under those flares. That looks fine on a Unimog, but somewhat comical here IMHO.
  8. Rocketeer Rick

    Re-gear of rear differential for base + 33" tire upgrade

    Yeah, see, that's the issue here. There are a lot of terms thrown around in this business. "Carrier" is used for the entire pumpkin assembly, the differential assembly and also for the differential casing depending on who you talk to. Even within Ford, the terms are mixed around...
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    Front Axle - M190 vs. M210

    I would think that 33's are about the limit for the M190, based on everything I've heard to this point. Even then, I there'll probably be asterisk on "how you drive it".
  10. Rocketeer Rick

    2021 Bronco Parts & Accessories Guide (Including Pricing & Part Numbers)

    Right, that's why I said that you'll have till you work out the transaction with the dealer to determine what you might want added. The dealer should be able add whatever DIOs or other accessories you require to the price of the Bronco regardless of when you ask for them, as long as you haven't...
  11. Rocketeer Rick

    2021 Bronco Parts & Accessories Guide (Including Pricing & Part Numbers)

    That full original thread is 21 pages long. I'll get right on it. What you posted right here matches up with what I said where you quoted me. I would be surprised that a dealer would refuse to sell you a DIO if it wasn't available or didn't have to be included in the original order. After...
  12. Rocketeer Rick

    2021 Bronco Parts & Accessories Guide (Including Pricing & Part Numbers)

    OK, that's interesting info. However, they are still dealer installed, which means that they'd be handled when the vehicle gets it post-sale prep. So it'll still come down to what is available at the time you actually make the transaction, which is after it arrives at the dealer. Don't...
  13. Rocketeer Rick

    2021 Bronco Parts & Accessories Guide (Including Pricing & Part Numbers)

    I don't think they actually said that, specifically. I think that would be a nightmare to all be on B&P...
  14. Rocketeer Rick

    2021 Bronco Parts & Accessories Guide (Including Pricing & Part Numbers)

    Probably theoretically, but it would block access to the latches for the removable roof panels. I think it would depend on how they attach to the windshield header. If they use the same connection points as the hard top, then it won't work.
  15. Rocketeer Rick

    2021 Bronco Parts & Accessories Guide (Including Pricing & Part Numbers)

    If that's how it'll be structured, I can see the inconsistency in that. I have been interpreting dealer-installed accessories to be more of something that's between you and the dealer. What they do behind the scenes with Ford is another matter. To a degree, some of the popular stuff will...
  16. Rocketeer Rick

    2021 Bronco Parts & Accessories Guide (Including Pricing & Part Numbers)

    Introduction was July. Vehicle launch is Job 1 - when official, salable production starts.
  17. Rocketeer Rick

    2021 Bronco Parts & Accessories Guide (Including Pricing & Part Numbers)

    Ford promised 200 accessories at the time of launch. Launch is still, what, 7 or 8 months away? They have lots of time to get more stuff ready. This is just what they have ready to announce now. Y'all need to relax a bit... :rolleyes:
  18. Rocketeer Rick

    Slide Out Tailgate availability? Standard or option?

    I expect that some of these things are still being developed. Anything that's a late option or an accessory that might sold at the dealer probably doesn't have to meet the same advanced timing as the actual J1 production parts. So there should be a lot more stuff (outside aftermarket aside) in...
  19. Rocketeer Rick

    Front lockers, aftermarket? Disco bar?

    To say that a sway bar is "just another spring in the suspension" is a little misleading. Yes, the are springs and they are in the suspension. But that statement ignores the fact that their job is entirely different than the other (coil) springs. The coil (or leaf as appropriate) springs'...
  20. Rocketeer Rick

    Is Locking Rear Differential something I want?

    Well, that depends on the stuck...


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