i noticed that too. I haven’t read anything about it. He did mention that the steering wasn’t really effected because of the clutch mechanism. Every front locked vehicle I have driven, that’s how you know the locker has really engaged (the steering is stiff, and it snaps back from near full lock). I’ll see if I can find anything on Dana’s or splicer webpages).Starting at around 18:50 in the video, he talks about a "clutch-type locker" that allows the diffs to slip when needed. This is the first I've heard about that. Anyone have any more information on it? Is it part of the "Advanced 4x4" package that's standard with the BL, FE, and Wildtrack?
It's funny, watching him drive it, I thought, wow, thats why I never want another manual in a 4x4 (I know how to drive one, having had 3 manual Broncos, 1 F-150 (custom ordered) and a Jeep LJ all manual). It's such a pain in the ass, the seating position vs. shifter does not look optimal with a rear passenger and it often makes modulating the throttle difficult, because you can need to shift at the same time you want to alter the throttle. Taking the performance hit with the manual also doesn't add up for me. To each their own, but don't think my choice is based on my inability to drive a manual
Great point, and on that note... during my test ride (which was also with Brian) I asked if any vehicles had experienced issues. He said to his knowledge no issues or failures and went on to say that Ford told all the drivers to put them their paces and gave no restrictions. Ford told them just to bring any issues to their attention but otherwise just pound on them. Pretty impressiveThe most impressive thing about all these videos is that Ford actually allowed this to happen. Think about the risk of running these vehicles constantly over multiple days and abusing them with customers in them and filming. One breakdown, no matter how minor, would be a huge deal.
That shows some serious confidence in the product.
I completely agree, it looks so right. The whole set up and how the they designed the center console and all that. In my bias opinion the two fits better but still cool regardless what door configuration people go with. I learned how to drive manual this past summer so I wouldn't have to learn in my Bronco. I know I'd be settling at this point if I ordered mine with an auto. But to each their own manual or auto, I hope everyone enjoys their Bronco regardless of their transmission or engine choice.
Wondering about this myself. He certainly seemed to turn much tighter and easier with that front locker engaged than I would have expected.Starting at around 18:50 in the video, he talks about a "clutch-type locker" that allows the diffs to slip when needed. This is the first I've heard about that. Anyone have any more information on it? Is it part of the "Advanced 4x4" package that's standard with the BL, FE, and Wildtrack?
The advanced transfer case can alter front to rear differential, but my understanding of the axles, they are electronic locking and when locked, no differential action is possible. Unlocked, the GOAT system can use the abs to simulate some aspects of a “limited slip”. Maybe that’s what he was referring to?Wondering about this myself. He certainly seemed to turn much tighter and easier with that front locker engaged than I would have expected.
If accurate, it leads to lots of questions. How does it determine when it needs to slip? How likely is it to create problems and slip when you don't want it?