2 door base Sasquatch 2.3 vs. 2.7?

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Like my brother from another mother Dave @AzScorpion I have the 2.3L in a Ranger. It's a damned impressive engine. I went backwards, and forwards at least a million times on which engine I would get in my Bronco. I went with the 2.7L just because that's want I wanted. There was no rhyme, or other reason for my choice. If the 2.3L was the only engine choice in the Bronco I would be fine with that.
You know Jim I've was going back and forth on this for a while but after seeing the numbers I just don't see the real value in it. I'm still having a hard time deciding between the Base SAS (now that I've seen some here) and my original Badlands order. Forgoing the 2.7 I can move up to the High package which for me gives me added value. But that Base SAS looks so damn good! 🧐
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Just today I was at a local Ford dealership, which had a 4-door Outer Banks, w/ the 2.7L auto. I test drove that and then a Ranger with the 2.3L auto. I didn’t really notice much of a difference in acceleration between the two. The 2.3L had a more aggressive sound than the 2.7L. My original build was a 2 door, 2.7L Basesquatch, but after today I’ve decide to update to a 2 door 2.3L auto Badlands.

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You know Jim I've was going back and forth on this for a while but after seeing the numbers I just don't see the real value in it. I'm still having a hard time deciding between the Base SAS (now that I've seen some here) and my original Badlands order. Forgoing the 2.7 I can move up to the High package which for me gives me added value. But that Base SAS looks some damn good! 🧐
I get it brother. Every day I think of something to change. Ford needs to hurry up, and get my order going before I go completely nuts. :)

BTW, I think the 2.3L will be a fine choice for the 2 door Broncos.
 

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2.3 because manual. If 2.7 Manual we’re option, I would go with that.
 

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You know Jim I've was going back and forth on this for a while but after seeing the numbers I just don't see the real value in it. I'm still having a hard time deciding between the Base SAS (now that I've seen some here) and my original Badlands order. Forgoing the 2.7 I can move up to the High package which for me gives me added value. But that Base SAS looks some damn good! 🧐
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I get it brother. Every day I think of something to change. Ford needs to hurry up, and get my order going before I go completely nuts. :)

BTW, I think the 2.3L will be a fine choice for the 2 door Broncos.
I can usually decide on things fairly quickly but it's harder with all this time on my hands. Now I know what my gf goes through trying to find something to wear. Thank God this is a one time thing because I don't know how they do this every day! 🙃
 

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So, I just got back from driving a 2DR Wildtrack which has Sasquatch and 2.7 and then I drove the 2DR 2.3 MT Badlands. The 2.7 was super torquey but I honestly had more fun driving the 2.3 manual. Both accelerated really well but the 2.3 badlands felt more nimble. The 2.7 in sport mode had the throw you back in your seat torque but felt heavier. The 2.3 was obviously not as fast but it is still faster than everything else I drive (5.4l F150 supercrew and Acura MDX). At this point i'm thinking I should drop the 2.7. The only thing keeping me with it now is the idea that the compact graphite block will last longer than the aluminum block and the port injection will keep it cleaner.
 

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i am buying my bronco is it is available with a manual transmission. there are plenty of other choices, but the bang for your buck on the base with a manual transmission is great. starting at just below 30K for a base 2 door. this is a bargain. adding a v6 takes away one of the primary factors for my purchase. this will be the replacement for my 2017 Fiat 124 Abarth. this will be replacing the role of my toy car. i want a vehicle which is going to be fun to drive, whether it is between the cones of an autocross track or a twisty stretch of road, or off the paved world as we know it, this is going to be my toy, and a manual transmission is a necessity. i have owned a car with a manual transmission since i got a license. if this vehicle was not available, it would have received absolutely no consideration.
 

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Just today I was at a local Ford dealership, which had a 4-door Outer Banks, w/ the 2.7L auto. I test drove that and then a Ranger with the 2.3L auto. I didn’t really notice much of a difference in acceleration between the two. The 2.3L had a more aggressive sound than the 2.7L. My original build was a 2 door, 2.7L Basesquatch, but after today I’ve decide to update to a 2 door 2.3L auto Badlands.

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The sound you hear is piped out of the speakers on the 3.5 eco in the F150 so I imagine the same for the Bronco
 
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