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If Ford really wants to hit the hard core Bronco crowd, the new Bronco will need a solid front axle, manual hubs, a two speed selectable t-case, front and rear locking axles, and a manual transmission.



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Those specs match my '89 Bronco except for the solid front axle....perfect if you also include the removable top!!
 

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Those specs match my '89 Bronco except for the solid front axle....perfect if you also include the removable top!!
Lots of calls for a removable top here and that's definitely a vital feature. If I had to guess that's one of the first features the designers and engineers will build in.
 

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If Ford really wants to hit the hard core Bronco crowd, the new Bronco will need a solid front axle, manual hubs, a two speed selectable t-case, front and rear locking axles, and a manual transmission.
Roger that!
 

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I agree with the OP but it also needs a V8. I'm thinking 5.0 Coyote. :cool:
 

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I agree with the OP but it also needs a V8. I'm thinking 5.0 Coyote. :cool:
That will be the SVT Raptor version coming out a year or two later!

Although, I'm not sure a V8 would fit, probably the new bigger 6cyl eco-boost. From what I hear, that's a tough motor and what the next Raptors are using.
 

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Agree even turbo V6 powering the Ford GT now. It's the wave of the future for Ford. I bet, sadly, the next Mustang is going to have it as standard too, hopefully in addition to and not as a replacement for the Coyote. Hopefully being a relatively small volume vehicle as the Bronco is sure to be, it won't need the turbo V6 in the same way as the F150 needs it for avg fuel economy reasons since it's such a huge chunk of their sales.
 

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Agree even turbo V6 powering the Ford GT now. It's the wave of the future for Ford. I bet, sadly, the next Mustang is going to have it as standard too, hopefully in addition to and not as a replacement for the Coyote. Hopefully being a relatively small volume vehicle as the Bronco is sure to be, it won't need the turbo V6 in the same way as the F150 needs it for avg fuel economy reasons since it's such a huge chunk of their sales.
I understand that manufacturers are all going turbo to meet increasingly stringent emissions requirements, but that's calculated as an average of fleet wide, which means that if companies really wanted to they could still putting V8's in their cars but just limit it to more special cars or models. For example, the Mustang and F series trucks would not be the same if they weren't offered at all with a V8. What Ford could do (and I hope they do) is continue to offer the V8 in highest trim performance models like a Mustang GT350 or Raptor level trucks.

Anyone think this will happen, or is all hope lost for at least a NA V8 option in the next generation of Ford cars?
 

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