Capable front bumper ?

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Am I missing the capable front bumper or did it not get added to 22MY?
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It's there. It's the standard bumper on BD and BL, but Ford has stopped calling it the capable bumper (at least in the order guide and B&P). You can't add it as an option to other trims.
 

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It's there. It's the standard bumper on BD and BL, but Ford has stopped calling it the capable bumper (at least in the order guide and B&P). You can't add it as an option to other trims.
which sucks. I thought it would have been available as an option for other trims.
 

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which sucks. I thought it would have been available as an option for other trims.
Seems to just be a cheaper steel bumper to save a few bucks. I wonder if they were taking losses on the HD Steel bumper by including it by default on BL and BD.
 

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Seems to just be a cheaper steel bumper to save a few bucks. I wonder if they were taking losses on the HD Steel bumper by including it by default on BL and BD.
I look at the capable as the beefy older brother of the standard plastic bumper. Considering that Ford showed it off a long time ago, I think it was always intended to be the standard bumper on rugged trims, but wasn't ready in time for MY21.
 

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I look at the capable as the beefy older brother of the standard plastic bumper. Considering that Ford showed it off a long time ago, I think it was always intended to be the standard bumper on rugged trims, but wasn't ready in time for MY21.
Perhaps. I get easily offended by marketing and the name alone makes my skin crawl. 'Capable' of what, exactly?
 

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Perhaps. I get easily offended by marketing and the name alone makes my skin crawl. 'Capable' of what, exactly?
Capable of taking a bump without cracking and falling apart? Capable of seeing through fog? I dunno, it makes more sense than "Eruption Green".
 

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Capable of taking a bump without cracking and falling apart? Capable of seeing through fog? I dunno, it makes more sense than "Eruption Green".
Eruption green is the color of the stuff that comes out when your stomach erupts
Why am I getting this color again?
 

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It's there. It's the standard bumper on BD and BL, but Ford has stopped calling it the capable bumper (at least in the order guide and B&P). You can't add it as an option to other trims.
I tried adding it to my '22 reorder (the only "change") and even with the supposed "price protection") the price was $771 higher than my '21 order. While I would prefer the Modular over the Capable, in part because the ends seem less obtrusive, it's not worth that much to me.
 

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I tried adding it to my '22 reorder (the only "change") and even with the supposed "price protection") the price was $771 higher than my '21 order. While I would prefer the Modular over the Capable, in part because the ends seem less obtrusive, it's not worth that much to me.
I agree, I left it off my order this time, plan going aftermarket bumper/winch combo anyway.
 

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I tried adding it to my '22 reorder (the only "change") and even with the supposed "price protection") the price was $771 higher than my '21 order. While I would prefer the Modular over the Capable, in part because the ends seem less obtrusive, it's not worth that much to me.
Price Protection is a certificate you get from Ford to apply to the cost of a '22. The amount is designed to maintain your MSRP cost for equivalent model. On the two door BD it is $975 which is the $400 price increase plus the $575 Modular Bumper cost. You get the same amount no matter which '22 Bronco you actually order. So, you could effectively reduce your original order by $575 by ordering a BD with the standard 'capable' bumper.
 

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Price Protection is a certificate you get from Ford to apply to the cost of a '22. The amount is designed to maintain your MSRP cost for equivalent model. On the two door BD it is $975 which is the $400 price increase plus the $575 Modular Bumper cost. You get the same amount no matter which '22 Bronco you actually order. So, you could effectively reduce your original order by $575 by ordering a BD with the standard 'capable' bumper.
I heard those numbers on this forum before, but missed the part about it being in the form of a certificate from Ford. Any idea on when the certificate gets issued/applied?

It doesn't really matter to me since apparently there is zero chance of getting a '22 anyway and I'll be bailing way before '25 or whenever Ford gets around to telling me they don't just not want my business like they have done so far, but that they REALLY don't want my business and cancel my 5 year old reservation and any price protection still in place at that point.
 
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