My Bronco sucks off-road! Terrible rock chips after 80 miles on county dirt roads.

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To Ford and anyone who will listen. The Bronco Sasquatch is terrible. The tires, fender design destroy the vehicle.

My family has some land and I have to drive 40 miles each way down a county dirt road to access it.
After just driving around town I already had two chips in my door due to the tires picking up rocks so I had PPF installed on all four doors, this cost me almost $1,000
After traveling to my families land this last weekend I was appalled at what I found when I returned home and washed my Bronco. My rear fenders are trashed, one door handle torn up and my PPF is destroyed. I also took a rock chip on the front of the door even ahead of where the PPF is located on the passenger front door.

How can Ford sell a vehicle that literally rips its self apart driving down a county dirt road??

For reference, I've owned a 2011 FJ Cruiser, 2015 F-150, 2017 F-250 and 2018 Ford Raptor. These vehicles all took dozens of trips down the same road and never took any damage at all. One trip with my Bronco and I'm sure I have hundreds, if not thousands of dollars in damage to the vehicle.

Ford, How I am supposed to take this vehicle off-road without destroying it?!

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So sorry for you.....and me in a sense as I still did not receive any production date for an 2nd August 2020 reservation! Waiting this long and having your type of quality issues is not good. I also owned an FJ and still miss it! Had Toyota had an updated version that would have been my first choice by far! Hope Ford does well by you!!
 

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That’s the main reason I ordered my wildtrak with running boards. You may want to consider them I’m sure it would help some
 

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To Ford and anyone who will listen. The Bronco Sasquatch is terrible. The tires, fender design destroy the vehicle.

My family has some land and I have to drive 40 miles each way down a county dirt road to access it.
After just driving around town I already had two chips in my door due to the tires picking up rocks so I had PPF installed on all four doors, this cost me almost $1,000
After traveling to my families land this last weekend I was appalled at what I found when I returned home and washed my Bronco. My rear fenders are trashed, one door handle torn up and my PPF is destroyed. I also took a rock chip on the front of the door even ahead of where the PPF is located on the passenger front door.

How can Ford sell a vehicle that literally rips its self apart driving down a county dirt road??

For reference, I've owned a 2011 FJ Cruiser, 2015 F-150, 2017 F-250 and 2018 Ford Raptor. These vehicles all took dozens of trips down the same road and never took any damage at all. One trip with my Bronco and I'm sure I have hundreds, if not thousands of dollars in damage to the vehicle.

Ford, How I am supposed to take this vehicle off-road without destroying it?!

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If your paint and fenders matter that much install some mud flaps. Thanks to your post I will be installing them when I get mine... Yes, it matters.
 

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My Jeep sucks off road too!! I’m returning this shit to the dealership for a full refund, this is just inexcusable. SMH.












yes it’s sarcasm.
Man you can make fun of him all you want, but that fender flare picture he posted should not look like that no matter how many dirt roads he has driven down. Looks like it is made of mild cheddar.
 

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i can't imagine routine fire road driving without mudflaps. It's the very first mod I'm doing on mine when I get it. Long before lighting and katzkins, i'm getting mud flaps.
be very very careful interjecting common sense into this conversation. I mean holy crap.....when you drive this 4x4 with fatty tires on the gravel road it throws rocks. How dare Ford design such a travesty......
 

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Man you can make fun of him all you want, but that fender flare picture he posted should not look like that no matter how many dirt roads he has driven down. Looks like it is made of mild cheddar.
about any vehicle equipped like that , driving down those roads, will look exactly the same way. BUY MUD FLAPS.....helllllooooooooo
 
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about any vehicle equipped like that , driving down those roads, will look exactly the same way. BUY MUD FLAPS.....helllllooooooooo
My 2011 FJ Cruiser, 2015 F-150, 2017 F-250 and 2018 Raptor never displayed such damage and I drove the raptor at much higher speeds than I would ever drive this on a dirt road.
 

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I have a 2005 LJ Rubicon. It does great. None of my other vehicles ever took any damage off-road though.
Swap the tires to the Territory’s and see if still does great…if it does, then it’s the Bronco, if not, it’s you! lol
 

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Man you can make fun of him all you want, but that fender flare picture he posted should not look like that no matter how many dirt roads he has driven down. Looks like it is made of mild cheddar.
It’s just a joke lol.
 

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Why in hell are you wasting everybody’s time with this foolishness?!!! You should not even be allowed to own an off road vehicle! Most of us are early reservations and just dying to have our rides and we keep getting passed up by people that don’t even have reservations!!! You should sell it and buy a Tesla! Freakin ridiculous!!! Scratches on an off road vehicle! Really?!
You really could’ve used a Snickers at this moment, b/c there’s no way this post caused you to be this annoyed😂
 

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To Ford and anyone who will listen. The Bronco Sasquatch is terrible. The tires, fender design destroy the vehicle.
The typical responses to all threads;

1. You should have known better and are stupid for buying a Bronco.
2. You should have known Ford is a compulsive liar and went to a high volume dealer and had the brains to have a contract signed in blood under a full moon.
3. I did (insert whatever pure luck move) to prevent this because I be smart.
4. (my personal favorite) I came on here to complain that you are wasting everyone's time, even though I am adding a worthless extra post myself and took the time to compose and post it!
5. Ford Sux!
6. It's not Ford's fault, none of it.


OP wants to vent because he laid out a fair chunk of change for something new and supposedly rugged. It got chewed up worse than expected under the most mild use imaginable.

My brother, vent away, we all need an ear to vent sometimes. Half of the folks responding believe it was a gravel road instead of dirt, 99% appear to assume you meant the vehicle was destroyed when you obviously meant it was a design flaw that would beat it to death eventually, and you even put that disclaimer about anyone who would listen.

They are too busy trying to be clever to actually read and comprehend. Pay them no mind, get some mud flaps and enjoy the ride!

(personally, I have no problem with chips and scratches I earn, but a door ding in a parking lot that I did not see happen will bother me forever.)
 

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I had a 2015 pickup with kinda the same issue, I live on a gravel road, was getting tons of stone chips, If you looked at the tires when I would get home, each one was loaded with stones, Had mud flaps installed solved the problem, so you really can't blame it on the Bronco, its the choice of tires, which now has me thinking of selling the 35" tires and wheels off of mine when I get it, and get some nice aftermarket.
 
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