They must have really messed it up then because the weights with the 2.7 seem to indicate the 4 door is only 2-300lbs heavier...which incidentally is about the same difference as a 2 vs 4 door wrangler.I think they messed up the chart. If you switch 4957/4977 with 4499/4509, it all makes
much more sense. Doing that yields.
2.3 auto adds 180 over man
4 door base adds 638 lbs over 2 door base
2.7 2dr, loaded with everything is only 181 lbs more than stripped 2.3 man 4 door.
2.7 loaded 4 door is only 500 lbs lighter than my 79, with full EXO, cast iron 400 and TC, 800 lbs of 43" stickies/Staz wheels, 1.5 ton mogs (I did remove the doors, TG, and roof ).
No need to reply and tell me all the safety stuff, etc the new one has. I get it, was
just a note to myself that building one of these newer rigs is not going to be any
lighter than what I have now (2 dr wheelbase is way too short for my purposes).
Then if left as-is, it puts base 2dr to base 4 dr @ 180 lbs?They must have really messed it up then because the weights with the 2.7 seem to indicate the 4 door is only 2-300lbs heavier...which incidentally is about the same difference as a 2 vs 4 door wrangler.
I think the chart is correct
He's referring to another test where they took a stripper no-options RWD Ranger down the quarter mile. The Bronco will probably weigh 1000lbs more than it.
Not a power issue as much as an issue climbing really steep ledges (not in the sand paper out west, you can wheel a crown vic out there) and even dragging yourself over terrain. Seen many lighter buggies drag a diff along for quite a ways over large rocks, with one wheel not even on the ground. Much harder @ 5-6000 lbs (I can easily see some built 4 doors @ 6K, UGH!!)My xterra weighs over 4900lbs now w/ its mods and even here in Denver (with the ~15% loss of power due to altitude) it has more than enough power. The only issue I ever have with it is on i-70 hills (which are higher altitude than denver). The bronco should do well up here due to turbos since they lose a lot less power due to altitude, and have more power to begin with on both engine sizes.