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I know about it. The lower lorange is the only reason I want it. Course it's std on badlands and thats the trim I want anyhoo!
Is it standard on BL? I know it is for the WT.
That’s also the main reason I want it.
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I really liked it on my 2018 F150 Lariat. Switched to 4A in any inclement weather. Left it on from November through March. I couldn’t tell you if/when or how often it engaged.

Yeah, I can drive in whatever-wheel drive, I can lock hubs, etc. It is convenient and worked well on my last vehicle. It is a welcome addition on my future vehicle.
 

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Is it standard on BL? I know it is for the WT.
That’s also the main reason I want it.
I believe so. It was one of the items needed to get the 95/1 crawl ratio.
 

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pulled a snowmobile trailer hundreds of miles in 4A with patchy snow covered roads the entire way, will 100% be on my Bronco. It is the one feature on my f150 that I feel is a real safety feature.
 

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Looks to be included in BL to me.
Just by the way, that original flyer had mistakes in it. You have to check out the website to be more accurate. the website contradicts itself in a few different places though.
 

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Just by the way, that original flyer had mistakes in it. You have to check out the website to be more accurate. the website contradicts itself in a few different places though.
That's to be expected this far out. Most folks don't really appeciate how much work Ford has left to get ready for launch at this point in time, and how much can change. So there are typo mistakes, but also changes because things changed...
 

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I guess the general consensus is in downpours or snow, it's worth it.

Thanks a lot for spending another thou of my hard earned money
 

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Wouldn't the anti slippery/traction control help with some of the things you guys mentioned rather than spend more $$ for 4A? I never owned a 4x4, just real time AWD (HONDA), which works the same way, when the computer detects it needs to engage 4WD then it will kick in
 

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It’s not as if the two are being offered strictly exclusively of each other. I’ll happily be using 4A during slick/potentially slick on road conditions, and 4H/4lo when off pavement.
Definitely. The other place it'd be useful is turning around in a tight spot on gravel. I've had sketchy spots where I wish I could make a tight turn and have both axles working at the same time.
 

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Wouldn't the anti slippery/traction control help with some of the things you guys mentioned rather than spend more $$ for 4A? I never owned a 4x4, just real time AWD (HONDA), which works the same way, when the computer detects it needs to engage 4WD then it will kick in
Yes, traction control helps. But think of it this way: traction control works by applying a brake at the wheel that slips. 4A works by detecting (or predicting) rear wheel slip, and engages the front to mitigate it. So, in one case, you're getting a reaction that robs torque & forward movement by putting on the brakes. In the other, you're controlling the slip by applying additional drive wheels. One is a negative, the other positive in terms of system efficiency.
 

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