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Does anyone know if the Badlands gets a different suspension than Wildtrak? If both models are equipped with Sasquatch, is this a moot point ?

torn between the two ....thanks
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Does anyone know if the Badlands gets a different suspension than Wildtrak? If both models are equipped with Sasquatch, is this a moot point ?

torn between the two ....thanks
Badlands is between stock height and Sasquatch
 
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Wildtrak: comes standard with sasquatch pack (wider black fenders, raised height, Bilstein shocks, 35inch mud terrain, beadlock wheels)
- it has GOAT that includes BAJA mode
- it does NOT have front sway disconnect feature
-think Raptor-like

Badlands: does NOT come standard with sasquatch pack
-it has GOAT that includes BAJA + Rock Crawl mode
-33 inch All terrain tires
-height in between regular trim and wildtrak/FE
-it DOES have front sway disconnect
-steel front + rear bumper
-think Rubicon-like

So Why do ppl have such dilemma?
Because if you are truly off-roading the vehicle and rock crawling (aka will make more modifications), you know you want those steel front + rear bumpers, where it not only serves as stronger protection but also for installing more equipments on it. Also, you'd love to have that front sway bar disconnect for rock crawling

Wildtrak is already a good offroader with standard 2.7L + standard sasquatch pack (Again, think Raptor)
However, you can ALSO go Badland, Add sasquatch pack, Add V6 2.7 = May cost more than Wildtrak at the end, but compared to Wild trak, you get Rock Crawl mode, front sway disconnect, and steel front + rear bumpers (think Rubicon)
 
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So what if you got the Sasquatch package on the badlands? Does that change the trans and the engine as well to the 10 speed and 2.7? Seems silly to me that ford would do that.
 

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Best I can tell is everything is the same except tires, 8 vs 8.5” wide wheels, 4.5 vs 3” fender flares and 1/2” or so of lift (both have position sensitive bilstein coilovers so not sure where this comes from)

Edit: oh and Badlands has 4.7 gearing if 7MT, but not if 10AT.
 

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So what if you got the Sasquatch package on the badlands? Does that change the trans and the engine as well to the 10 speed and 2.7? Seems silly to me that ford would do that.
No, to my understanding, engine choice is independent of sasquatch pack.
In fact, in a 2.3L base trim, you CAN add sasquatch pack. This in fact is a real smart move by Ford, that such an option does not need to be "exponentially built" (instead of making us choose option A,B,C to get to D, you can get to option D without selecting A,B,C)
 

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Interesting. I thought you could not get a manual with the Sasquatch package. I swear I saw a petition going around for Ford to change that.
 

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Wildtrak: comes standard with sasquatch pack (wider black fenders, raised height, Bilstein shocks, 35inch mud terrain, beadlock wheels)
- it has GOAT that includes BAJA mode
- it does NOT have front sway disconnect feature
-think Raptor-like

Badlands: does NOT come standard with sasquatch pack
-it has GOAT that includes BAJA + Rock Crawl mode
-33 inch All terrain tires
-height in between regular trim and wildtrak/FE
-it DOES have front sway disconnect
-steel front + rear bumper
-think Rubicon-like

So Why do ppl have such dilemma?
Because if you are truly off-roading the vehicle and rock crawling (aka will make more modifications), you know you want those steel front + rear bumpers, where it not only serves as stronger protection but also for installing more equipments on it. Also, you'd love to have that front sway bar disconnect for rock crawling

Wildtrak is already a good offroader with standard 2.7L + standard sasquatch pack (Again, think Raptor)
However, you can ALSO go Badland, Add sasquatch pack, Add V6 2.7 = May cost more than Wildtrak at the end, but compared to Wild trak, you get Rock Crawl mode, front sway disconnect, and steel front + rear bumpers (think Rubicon)
Great summary. One addition, Wildtrak has a "Sport" driving mode instead of the "Rock Crawl" on the Badlands.
 

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Interesting. I thought you could not get a manual with the Sasquatch package. I swear I saw a petition going around for Ford to change that.
Correct, you can only get the auto trans with SQ but you can get either engine.
 

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Great summary. One addition, Wildtrak has a "Sport" driving mode instead of the "Rock Crawl" on the Badlands.
So my question is how much better will the Bronco be on the road with the Sport mode vs not having that option? That is the only thing I wish Badlands also had. I want the electronic sway bar disconnect and rock crawl mode along with the sport mode while daily driving,

Does anyone know how much better the 2.7 will perform in Sport mode? My other question is how difficult would it be to mod the sway bar on the Wildtrak? I’m finally going to have a 4WD to start getting off road, but I like my heavy foot on the pavement.
 

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Interesting. I thought you could not get a manual with the Sasquatch package. I swear I saw a petition going around for Ford to change that.
That is true currently. As I see it, the Badlands gives you a “blank canvas” for build flexibility.

If you select the Badlands, you don’t need to select Sasquatch but you still get:
Suspension of the Sas
Manual transmission (although it seems going with the 2.7 changes that...sadly)
Stability bar disconnect
And freedom to do your own wheels and tires in either a rock crawl or Baja build direction.

To me, it’s the “Swiss Army Knife”... you can build your rig as you want... Rock Crawler, Baja, Overlander, MallCrawler...
 

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Wildtrak: comes standard with sasquatch pack (wider black fenders, raised height, Bilstein shocks, 35inch mud terrain, beadlock wheels)
- it has GOAT that includes BAJA mode
- it does NOT have front sway disconnect feature
-think Raptor-like

Badlands: does NOT come standard with sasquatch pack
-it has GOAT that includes BAJA + Rock Crawl mode
-33 inch All terrain tires
-height in between regular trim and wildtrak/FE
-it DOES have front sway disconnect
-steel front + rear bumper
-think Rubicon-like

So Why do ppl have such dilemma?
Because if you are truly off-roading the vehicle and rock crawling (aka will make more modifications), you know you want those steel front + rear bumpers, where it not only serves as stronger protection but also for installing more equipments on it. Also, you'd love to have that front sway bar disconnect for rock crawling

Wildtrak is already a good offroader with standard 2.7L + standard sasquatch pack (Again, think Raptor)
However, you can ALSO go Badland, Add sasquatch pack, Add V6 2.7 = May cost more than Wildtrak at the end, but compared to Wild trak, you get Rock Crawl mode, front sway disconnect, and steel front + rear bumpers (think Rubicon)
Yep and also allows for the 2.3L/Manual with them 33's :)
 

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That is true currently. As I see it, the Badlands gives you a “blank canvas” for build flexibility.

If you select the Badlands, you don’t need to select Sasquatch but you still get:
Suspension of the Sas
Manual transmission (although it seems going with the 2.7 changes that...sadly)
Stability bar disconnect
And freedom to do your own wheels and tires in either a rock crawl or Baja build direction.

To me, it’s the “Swiss Army Knife”... you can build your rig as you want... Rock Crawler, Baja, Overlander, MallCrawler...
Spot on!
 
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