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The bronco has always had a V8 in it
That's not technically true. When it was originally released in August of 1965, the only engine available in the Ford Bronco was a 170 cubic inch straight 6.

The 289ci V8 was added as an option in March of 1966, 8 months later.

The third, fourth, and fifth generation Broncos (1980 through 1996) all used a 300ci straight six as the base engine, although V8s were available, and it wouldn't surprise me if the 302ci and 351ci V8s had a higher take rate over those years than did the 300ci sixes.

If we're being really picky about what the Bronco should have just because it "always has" (also not technically true, the '78 and '79 only had V8s), then we should be demanding a naturally aspirated inline 6 cylinder.

But we're not any more likely to get that in the 6th generation Bronco than we are to get a V8.
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That's not technically true. When it was originally released in August of 1965, the only engine available in the Ford Bronco was a 170 cubic inch straight 6.

The 289ci V8 was added as an option in March of 1966, 8 months later.

The third, fourth, and fifth generation Broncos (1980 through 1996) all used a 300ci straight six as the base engine, although V8s were available, and it wouldn't surprise me if the 302ci and 351ci V8s had a higher take rate over those years than did the 300ci sixes.

If we're being really picky about what the Bronco should have just because it "always has" (also not technically true, the '78 and '79 only had V8s), then we should be demanding a naturally aspirated inline 6 cylinder.

But we're not any more likely to get that in the 6th generation Bronco than we are to get a V8.
so let's compromise.

in order to meet emissions, and be useful at higher altitudes, lets go with a twin turbo. due to all the V8 talk, we'll add 8 cylinders, and due to the original being a straight six, we'll go with an inline configuration, all about that torque, right?

So, TT I8. I like.
 

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so let's compromise.

in order to meet emissions, and be useful at higher altitudes, lets go with a twin turbo. due to all the V8 talk, we'll add 8 cylinders, and due to the original being a straight six, we'll go with an inline configuration, all about that torque, right?

So, TT I8. I like.
You have my attention. I think we need a longer hood and Bugatti blue. One of my favorite cars ever. skip to 00:45...not bad for a 2.3l straight 8


If you like racing this vid will make you grin

 
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You have my attention. I think we need a longer hood
but we can't change approach, departure, or wheelbase. So we're just going to have to shift the cab back and remove all storage behind the rear seat, or maybe just remove the rear seat anyways and just have some slight storage behind the front seat.
 

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but we can't change approach, departure, or wheelbase. So we're just going to have to shift the cab back and remove all storage behind the rear seat, or maybe just remove the rear seat anyways and just have some slight storage behind the front seat.
So when they said 2.3l Ecoboost they forgot to mention it was a straight 8 turbo 2.3l
 

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so let's compromise.

in order to meet emissions, and be useful at higher altitudes, lets go with a twin turbo. due to all the V8 talk, we'll add 8 cylinders, and due to the original being a straight six, we'll go with an inline configuration, all about that torque, right?

So, TT I8. I like.
Perfect!
 

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The transfer case is likely a similar version that the F150/Raptor have now. The AWD feature comes via a 4A setting. The transfer case has a clutch system that allows the front to free wheel until slipage is detected. It works pretty well. If too much slip is detected it defaults to 4H.
 

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The third, fourth, and fifth generation Broncos (1980 through 1996) all used a 300ci straight six as the base engine, although V8s were available, and it wouldn't surprise me if the 302ci and 351ci V8s had a higher take rate over those years than did the 300ci sixes.
The 300-6 is SUCH a good engine. I've had 3 F-150s with a 300 and they were all ridiculously reliable and got surprisingly good fuel economy. Those things didn't care what you did to them, they just kept chugging along. I'd love to see Ford revive the 300-6 with modern stuff but due to packaging I know - sadly - that it'll never happen.
 
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