So I read somewhere one of the Bronco test drivers said drive a crew cab Ranger 4wd if you want to know what the Bronco is like. Did just that today. It was factory lifter with 285/70s on it. Initial impressions are the 2.3 should generate enough power and torque for the Bronco especially once tuned. I was dead set on automatic trans and 2.7 for the Bronco until today, mainly because of transmission. The Ranger slushbox was constantly trying to figure out where it needed to be just pulling out of the parking lot and it got even worse driving backroads. Very disheartening on that front. May be changing my mind to 2.3, manual, non sasquatch (of course), Badlands.