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Anymore details? This inch is killing me...
I posted more details of the visit on another thread, but not too much more on the lift. I did measure both trucks three times. I was shocked because someone had posted before that they measured the same at KOH. Then a Ford rep had said the difference was a half inch. These two trucks were a full inch different from hub to fender. Maybe they put stiffer springs in the trucks with the 2.7 (the Sas had the 2.7, Badlands had 2.3) due to the extra weight, but that’s just speculation. But, the difference on the tape was real. When I walked up, it did look like the sprung parts of the truck were a lot higher than just the 1 inch of tire diameter difference, but thought it was just an illusion until I measured them.
 

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I am not a big fan of blue cars, but that thing was beautiful in person! That flake in the paint was awesome. I can't wait to see one in person in my color (Rapid Red)
Rapid Red looks fantastic in person, pictures really don't do it justice.

I’m hoping for a two door this coming Friday. I have a 1pm reservation to view at Ball Park Village next to Busch Stadium in St Louis. They are doing something with them for the home opener on Thursday as well. Ford is a big sponsor at the Bakl Park so I’ll bet they will drive one or more of them out on the field during pre-game, after the Clydesdales of course!
I'm going to the one they're doing tomorrow. I'm also really hoping for a 2 door, not holding my breath tho.

Hopefully the 2-door feels less so since the B pillar is behind the driver. Has anybody of broad stature sat in both?
I'm hoping so to, if it's not there's gonna be a lot of missing B pillar trim on mine, lol.

That's what she said. 😂
Beat me to it! 😆
 

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I feel like the only under-utilized space in the Bronco is under the rear seats in the 4 door. The mounting to the floor is fixed and there is enough space for some cargo netting, lockable drawers or lockable compartments. I might have to build a couple of storage boxes for some Yankem Ropes.

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That's where I'm putting my fishing rods! Lol
 

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I posted more details of the visit on another thread, but not too much more on the lift. I did measure both trucks three times. I was shocked because someone had posted before that they measured the same at KOH. Then a Ford rep had said the difference was a half inch. These two trucks were a full inch different from hub to fender. Maybe they put stiffer springs in the trucks with the 2.7 (the Sas had the 2.7, Badlands had 2.3) due to the extra weight, but that’s just speculation. But, the difference on the tape was real. When I walked up, it did look like the sprung parts of the truck were a lot higher than just the 1 inch of tire diameter difference, but thought it was just an illusion until I measured them.
Good info. I guess I have to see it in person. So would you guess 35"s wouldn't fit on the Badlands then? I wonder how much the flares impact the illusion.
 

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I like that silver Badlands model! The side profile picture of it that you took is probably my favorite picture of the Bronco yet! Great photos!

-SG
 

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Saw these two at Battlefield Ford.

1. The wash out floors were a bit underwhelming. I don’t think it would age well.
2. Marine Grade Vinyl were MEH.
3. At 6’ 3” I had knee and headroom.

I’m still on the Bronco wave but I’m not as excited about it as I am my wife getting an Audi R3. Maybe I need to drive it to get excited again.
 

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I feel like the only under-utilized space in the Bronco is under the rear seats in the 4 door. The mounting to the floor is fixed and there is enough space for some cargo netting, lockable drawers or lockable compartments. I might have to build a couple of storage boxes for some Yankem Ropes.

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I think the seat bottom on the 4 dr sinks into that space when folded, so that would be a consideration
 

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I saw these two in Falls Church today. Overall pretty impressed, the Badlands was big but the BD SAS just seemed huge. I'm not a tall guy, 5'6, and definitely made use of the grab handle. I thought the driver seat was very comfortable and all the controls within reach. Like others have said, it's not huge inside. Reminds of my 2011 ranger. Comfortable but not necessarily roomy. Anyway here's some pictures.

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