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Can we bully Ford into improving gauge cluster?

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Or at least allow us to change/customize it.

Firstly, the tachometer being a vertical bar is really annoying for those of us that drive manual. Every race/sports car has it as a horizontal bar or some type of horizontal gauge going from left to right as RPM's increase. Every typical stick shift car has it as of course an analog gauge. Either of those would be fantastic.

The fact there is TWO huge speedometers is such a waste of space. I've never looked at either of them.

The amount of useful information that we can have displayed is quite minimal mainly due to the fact that the speedometers take up like 60% of the panel.

Why do they allow certain parameters to be displayed as gauges and others not to be? For example we can see oil temp but not oil pressure which is perhaps much more important. And we can't see exact coolant temp? The old 80's Bronco's had that even. We are going backwards here... Can't see air/fuel ratio either? I am certain that the car has all this info so why is it keeping it from us?

They've already shown that they can make a dash screen that seems to be MASSIVELY better, with the new Ford Bronco Raptor digital gauge cluster. At the very least, that has a radial tachometer.

Maybe Ford could put out an update to at least have the GOAT modes affect the display more. So that when I switch to SPORT mode, I get more useful gauge info, a horizontal tachometer with shifting lights, etc. Like how the new GR86 does. All the Bronco does is just change some colors to red which is useless.

If you look through this forum it's pretty universally agreed that the gauge cluster needs a lot of improvement. And most agree it doesn't need a better chip, faster performance, or a bunch more features. It just needs a way better UI/UX that actually displays the info we want for the thing we are trying to do, and doesn't display the things that we don't care to see.
Agreed. Come on Ford!
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I just don’t think there’s a lot of feel with the Bronco. Maybe if I put in some polyurethane engine mounts it would help. As it is the 2.3 engine is fairly quiet and soft. The feel of it is dampened through the chassis. And it’s not like I focus on the tach, it’s more of a peripheral thing. Which is great when you have a tach that’s easily read in your peripheral without actually having to look at it. The Bronco tach is very low contrast and you have to actually read the number to see what RPM you’re at.
Fair enough. I've only test driven a manual Badlands. I didn't have an issue but that's me and I'm weird.
 

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I hated ours until I rode in my brother in laws brand new F-150. The speedo can be seen from 50 feet away.... Ugh.

And I do Wonder since it's just a digital computer screen anyway, why can't we customize that thing to whatever we want?
 

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Idm the cluster, I just want MyColor

hate is a strong word, but not a fan of Blue, especially when the other pony has MyColor
 

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The digital cluster looks more like the one from the Explorer rather than the one from the Mustang. We're not missing much with our crappy little half-cluster.
 

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Anyone working on a Mustang or Braptor gauge swap?
 

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Anyone working on a Mustang or Braptor gauge swap?
The Mustang digital cluster is completely the wrong size for the Bronco, and would look pretty stupid given that it uses Mustang icons. Your best bet is a Raptor cluster, but the design - as I mentioned - is pretty similar to the Explorer, which IMO makes the Raptor cluster look like a grocery getter.
 

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The fact there is TWO huge speedometers is such a waste of space. I've never looked at either of them.
You've never checked your speed?

I wish the tach was where the speedo is. I always look at the digital speedometer anyway. Silly to have two.
It would be a better use of that space, but I've never used the speedo there and I'd never use a tach there either, because a glance at the digital readout is faster to process than an analog gauge.
 

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The Mustang digital cluster is completely the wrong size for the Bronco, and would look pretty stupid given that it uses Mustang icons. Your best bet is a Raptor cluster, but the design - as I mentioned - is pretty similar to the Explorer, which IMO makes the Raptor cluster look like a grocery getter.
Anyone working on an aftermarket solution with a RGBW lighting option

I’d get that
 

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