Black Diamond vs Badlands

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I might be upgrading from BD. How much are we looking at with a 4D BL with 2.7 and mid?


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I think it is going to come down to if I can get the 12" screen in the BD (if it is stand alone or only in the high package).

I know, that's probably irrational, but I like my tech stuff..
It's funny how people are different. The screen is honestly the thing I care least about in this car.
 

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It's funny how people are different. The screen is honestly the thing I care least about in this car.
It's interesting to see other people's "must haves."

I wouldn't care if the screen was a 1"
 

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How important is sway bar disconnect to those who don't plan on crazy rock crawling, just fun trails, overlanding, some minor rough terrain, etc?
 

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I don't see why not. That's not a huge difference in tire size.

There's no option for a 33" tire anywhere. It's standard on Badlands (technically, there's an option for a different 33" tire on the Badlands, but it's still only on the Badlands) and not available anywhere else. Base is 30" standard, BB, BD, and OB are all 32" standard.

If you want something other than the standard tire size for a given trim on any of them from the factory, Ford is saying "Squatch it or GTFO." And with the WT and FE, Ford is saying "We done Squatched it for you, so take it or GTFO."
Well said
 

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How important is sway bar disconnect to those who don't plan on crazy rock crawling, just fun trails, overlanding, some minor rough terrain, etc?
Per information/wisdom gained from this excellent article, the front sway disconnect is more important on an IFS vehicle than solid axle. So I would assume the disconnect being more valuable to Bronco with it's limited articulation. Now, for your personal usage, you're going to have to extrapolate when that might come into play.

2021 Bronco: How Big a Deal Is a Solid Front Axle Anyway?
 

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How important is sway bar disconnect to those who don't plan on crazy rock crawling, just fun trails, overlanding, some minor rough terrain, etc?
The more you load down your vehicle the more you’re going to notice every angle your vehicle is at and every thing you go over. The sb disconnect will come in handy in more situations than just extreme rock crawling.
 

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Per information/wisdom gained from this excellent article, the front sway disconnect is more important on an IFS vehicle than solid axle. So I would assume the disconnect being more valuable to Bronco with it's limited articulation. Now, for your personal usage, you're going to have to extrapolate when that might come into play.

2021 Bronco: How Big a Deal Is a Solid Front Axle Anyway?
That was a good article in comparing the systems. For me having done the Straight Axel Swap (SAS) on a couple rigs there is no other option better for the rocks. However, I like the IFS setup for the versatility the Bronco offers across all types of terrain.
 

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The more you load down your vehicle the more you’re going to notice every angle your vehicle is at and every thing you go over. The sb disconnect will come in handy in more situations than just extreme rock crawling.
Yeah, this is the only thing making me doubt BD... BD i feel is a great package for the money. Was gonna do BD + Sasquatch...
 

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Yeah, this is the only thing making me doubt BD... BD i feel is a great package for the money. Was gonna do BD + Sasquatch...
BD + Sasquatch will be right at the BL price with no options.
 

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It's funny how people are different. The screen is honestly the thing I care least about in this car.
Yeah. I don’t have any screen now. Don’t even have a smart phone. Not sure what I’m even going to do with the small screen.
 

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How important is sway bar disconnect to those who don't plan on crazy rock crawling, just fun trails, overlanding, some minor rough terrain, etc?
Not important to me at all. Wish I could deduct it from the Badlands.
 

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Not important to me at all. Wish I could deduct it from the Badlands.
We'll see how the pricing works on Sasquatch, but if you don't want the disconnect, the BD + Squatch may be your better ticket.
 

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Oh shit! Here we go! Its going down! Welcome to the new internal argument that is the equivalent of the mustang v6/ecoboost vs v8 comparison.

Badlands owners are gonna be talking smack on black diamond owners and they're gonna serve it right back. All while the Sasquatch owners are gonna be that guy at the other end of the bar thinking "look at these two idiots" ???
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