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I won’t get into to much detail, because enough good reviews have been posted. But I will try and hit on a couple of themes from the forum.

1. I took delivery yesterday at noon.
2. The dealer was great, Z plan honored, good deal on Ford warranty (first time I have bought one since the 90s).
3. Fit and finish is good. Top is definitely not the highlight of said fit and finish. Works well, quiet, but definitely gave away the headliner to cover the finished product IMO.
4. 2.7 is solid. Feels like the F150 acceleration and shifting wise. 10sp is not noticeable already. It should get even better in 1k miles or so.
5. Screen and cameras (High Package) are awesome. I would have been disappointed personally if I didn’t get them. I was torn, because the 8” screen was adequate, but wow, the 12” and cameras are the bomb.
6. No mirror whistle yet.
7. Had the front section of top off, got a pop up shower and the seats got wet, wet dogs, interior definitely seemed built for it. Popped the tops on, jumped in and good to go.
8. Took it on some seasonal roads, played with the modes (was in sand and used sand mode). Used trail turn assist to do a donut. The modes were cool, worked well and made sense. I think they will be better than I expected.
9. 18.6 mpg per the computer in mixed driving 100miles.
10. Stereo is just OK. Not as bad as I expected. It won’t be as high on my list of add ons as I initially guessed.

I can try and answer other questions if you have something Badlands specific?

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After a few days.

1. Golf clubs fit.
2. It’s a beast off road (not much challenging terrain, but a few mud holes and sand hills, two tracks etc.)
3. It’s awesome as a daily driver. Good sight lines, brakes, rides very smooth. Around town computer average MPG 19.6 so far. Driving fairly conservatively for break in.
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Awsome, super jealous. But mines supposed to be in production today! Blend date on Wednesday.
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Awesome resource! Thanks for that. Will definitely consider it.
If you go the Lowes route note that the website always says out of stock but they do a special order if you go in person directly from the manufacturer and it comes in a couple of days. It is much nicer having something locked to the hitch that doesn't have to be stowed like a folding ramp.
 

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I don't care for the standard wheels and tires at all. Looks like a mall crawler. Ford could have at least put an All Terrain tire on it.
Having said that I plan on an OBX myself and will use the stock tires to drive back and forth to our vacation home 1200 miles or so round trip until they are wore out and then put some Toyo Open Country AT's on it. Then buy another set of wheels/tires for off road use and winter. When I get to our place and want to go off road just stick it in my shop and swap them out.. This way I get the best fuel economy on the back and forth trips and have better tires for off road
The standard tires on Badlands are 33" BFG K02 All Terrains on 17" wheels. Quite different than the stock OBX tires (don't know off the top of my head what they are) on 18" wheels.

In fact, quite a few people have mistaken the 33" with the optional wheels and K02s (very similar to the Sasquatch wheels) for a Sasquatch ride.
 

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Hello! I have several dogs...ranging from 35 pounds to 210...and the BEST solution I have found so far is one of these: https://www.lowes.com/pd/PortablePET-TWISTEP-Dog-Step-for-SUV/1002628808

You have to order in person at a Lowes (if you want the best price...although other places sell them). It attaches to the hitch, and it does this:

https://twistep.com/ it rotates and stores under the vehicle. Super convenient for loading dogs or to stand on to put stuff on the roof.
What breed is 210 lbs????
 

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The twistep is super important for giant breed dogs because their growth plates typically do not close/reach full strength until about 18 months...and jumping in and out of a car (especially a lifted one) can easily end up creating a spiral fracture. My plan is to remove the back seat from the 2 door Bronco (whenever it arrives) and fabricate a flat panel with hinged doors over the footwells (for storage spaces for a recovery kit/first aid/dog treats/etc.) and then have a textured mat glued to that panel so my dogs can move freely about the cabin.
 
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Awsome, super jealous. But mines supposed to be in production today! Blend date on Wednesday.
It goes pretty fast once you have the blend date (depending on transportation). Enjoy!
 

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Mattwings, congrats on the Bronco! What happens to the 360 degree view when you fold in a side mirror?
 

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I have driven two current Gen Broncos. Mine (2.7 Badlands 33" BFG KO2s) and 2.3L Big Bend Sasquatch with the 35" "Multi-Terrains".
What tire pressure are you running? I'm curious if I could run my 33" Badland tires at 35 psi for a little help on ride comfort for daily driving?
 
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What tire pressure are you running? I'm curious if I could run my 33" Badland tires at 35 psi for a little help on ride comfort for daily driving?
I have left them at 40. Ride seems excellent, but everyone’s perception is different. I am sure you could gain some compliance with 35psi. I should probably do the chalk test and see where the tires will wear best.
 

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What was your blend date and delivery date?
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