A51 4dr Wildtrak Delivery and Future Build

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Got the call from the dealer today that the Bronco had been delivered. Got the shipped email last night so I was shocked that the convoy delivery had already been made (I’m in north Jersey), seems the Ford tracker is certainly slow to update.

Here are the order process details
7/13/2020 reservation
2/19/2021 order
6/30 Blend- showed in production 6/22
7/1 Ford CS confirmed it had been built
7/18 received “built” email
7/26 received “shipped” email
7/26 dealer called to let me know it had been delivered during the night

4dr Wildtrak w/MIC, Lux, Tow, Floor liners, and Step rails

I couldn’t wait so I took a ride over to do some paper work and take a look. It was parked right out front. Oddly dirty with a good amount of dirt kicked up and 88mi on the odometer(hmmmm). Full walk around and visual inspection, looking at gaps and specifically the hard top. There was one corner of the rear clamshell marked for a flaw which you can see in the last two pictures. Noted this with the dealer and they’ll advise Ford’s response(obviously a flaw from manufacturing and nothing to do with the dealer handling etc). Other than that everything looked great. New cars smell so good. I’ll update after I take it home tomorrow and get some miles on it

***7/27 Top Update***

From Sales- A new center panel has been ordered to replace this one, 7-10 day quote. Can't pick up today and they'll advise tomorrow if I can pick it up. They believe it was damaged in shipping, they'll be making the repair regardless but internally they're arguing over who is responsible for the cost(Transporter or Ford).

What I think- Looks like a factory defect to me, it would have taken a lot of pressure in the area to create a "dent" like that without damaging any of the surrounding area. I believe(correct me if I'm wrong) the white markings are from the factory(similar to "Bad Top") and not applied by the transporter(cause why would they highlight damage they inflicted), and I was told the car had not yet been inspected by the dealership when I saw it/took the pics. The car also sat for 3wks after being built, presumably because of the bad top. I doubt they can source a replacement top component in 7-10 days based on the lack of material to fulfill retail orders and issues with QC out of Webasto. That doesn't matter to me, functionally everything looked fine so I'd rather pick it up and head back for the 30 second swap when the new one comes in

Plus side- I know the mileage that was on it when I inspected it, will be real interesting to see how many are on it when I pick it up

7/29/2021 Update- took delivery yesterday and logged a few miles on the way home. Finally the sleepless nights and anticipation are over. NOTE when I picked up the odometer read 28.1 miles. Somehow I made a BIG mistake with the 88 miles I thought I saw(and my pic is too blurry) when I inspected it, so all is good


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Updated 7/29

Let it begin.........

So here my background, coming off a 2016 VW Golf R, stock it was more than fast enough, but stock is boring and everyone has it. So my mods were focused on HP, I wasn't worried about suspension tuning(daily driver 22k/year), I went the bolt on route. Intake, turbo muffler delete, turbo inlet, turbo discharge, throttle pipe, downpipe. The biggest "gain" came from the tuning which I did via a piggy back box(Burger JB4). The other mods just supported the tuning.

The JB4 offers more user tuning and fantastic support from the company for manipulating whatever your needs required, or the characteristics of your own build. Plus it was easy to remove when serviced and left no trace. Getting extra HP out of a turbo charged engine via the ECU flashes, tuning boxes etc is too easy. I honestly don't think I'd opt for a naturally aspirated engine in the future unless I knew for sure I wouldn't be chasing additional HP gains.

So #1 on my list once I've put a sufficient amount of mileage on will be a tune. It looks like Burger has a box for the 2.7L in other applications so that would be my first look, otherwise it sounds like 5-Star has some big plans

In doing that I would like to upgrade the down pipe(s). I crawled underneath to take a look at the config, whether its a single "Y" or 2 into 1 set up and couldn't get a good enough look.

So we'll see where things go from here. Driving impressions and thoughts coming up next


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Got the call from the dealer today that the Bronco had been delivered. Got the shipped email last night so I was shocked that the convoy delivery had already been made (I’m in north Jersey), seems the Ford tracker is certainly slow to update.

Here are the order process details
7/13/2020 reservation
2/19/2021 order
6/30 Blend- showed in production 6/22
7/1 Ford CS confirmed it had been built
7/18 received “built” email
7/26 received “shipped” email
7/26 dealer called to let me know it had been delivered during the night

4dr Wildtrak w/MIC, Lux, Tow, Floor liners, and Step rails

I couldn’t wait so I took a ride over to do some paper work and take a look. It was parked right out front. Oddly dirty with a good amount of dirt kicked up and 88mi on the odometer(hmmmm). Full walk around and visual inspection, looking at gaps and specifically the hard top. There was one corner of the rear clamshell marked for a flaw which you can see in the last two pictures. Noted this with the dealer and they’ll advise Ford’s response(obviously a flaw from manufacturing and nothing to do with the dealer handling etc). Other than that everything looked great. New cars smell so good. I’ll update after I take it home tomorrow and get some miles on it

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Congrats! I’d be 😡 about the 88 miles!
 
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Did you say anything to the dealer about the mileage? Curious on their (BS) response.
 
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Did you say anything to the dealer about the mileage? Curious on their (BS) response.
We were discussing the top most of the time, I mentioned it but didn't push it. I take delivery and complete the paper work tomorrow so I'll address it then
 
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Let us know what they tell you. Also, other than the dent, how did the top look?
We were discussing the top most of the time, I mentioned it but didn't push it. I take delivery and complete the paper work tomorrow so I'll address it then
Very curious what the mileage is from.. Tell them to knock $5k off the price since it’s no longer in “factory new” condition.
 

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Sorry about the 88 miles I put on it! We were testing running it at redline for an hour straight. Did great! Enjoy.
 
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