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I hear this a lot from people who haven’t driven the 2.3L. You have to remember the 2.7 only has 30 more HP than the 2.3.

As someone who’s driven both, they feel almost identical, unless you’re on a steep hill. Acceleration and speed is pretty much the same.
I suspect that won't be the case once you flash a tune to the ECU.
 

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Not a fan, sorry. I am a product of the 80's. 🤘🤘
Big hair bands rock too, but it's practically the law to like grunge in the PNW.
 

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I’d prefer the roof bars be painted black on these bright colors. Otherwise looks great.
 

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Big hair bands rock too, but it's practically the law to like grunge in the PNW.
Well i'd be breaking the the law daily then. IMO, the only good thing that came out of that era was Chris Cornell. And that didn't end well either. 🙁 Audioslave's self titled Album is in my top 5 all-time.
 

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It doesn't perform anything like Sport. Baja on the street is not good.
Can you explain? As best I’ve been able to surmise, the only difference in the settings is 4H for Baja versus 2h/4A for sport. I’m probably wrong as usual though.
 

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Can you explain? As best I’ve been able to surmise, the only difference in the settings is 4H for Baja versus 2h/4A for sport. I’m probably wrong as usual though.
My experience is with my Raptor. The Raptor has both Sport and Baja. In Baja you can switch to 2wd. However in Baja the RPM's are held high to keep the turbos spooled. Sport on the street is fun and useful. Baja on the street is no fun. The shift points are very high and when you let off the gas it holds the RPM rather than shift to the next gear. Off road Baja is useful and fun as long as you have an open area to utilize the speed.
 

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@Silver-Bolt ok... Baja in your truck sounds like sport in my truck... granted, mine is just a regular 150, so maybe it’s tuned differently. Thanks for explaining.
 

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@Silver-Bolt ok... Baja in your truck sounds like sport in my truck... granted, mine is just a regular 150, so maybe it’s tuned differently. Thanks for explaining.
Sport for mine hits all 10 gears rather than skips gears, holds the RPMs higher, quicker throttle response, firmer shifts. Baja does all that plus holds the RPMs up when off the throttle rather than shifting to the next higher gear. On top of that all of the traction control nannies are very different from Sport to Baja. Driving the two back to back on the road I can tell you that Baja on the street is not good. I wouldn't use Baja on the street and I wouldn't use Sport off-road.
 
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Thanks so much for sharing your experience with the new Bronco. I'm really glad to hear that the 2.7 is not the dog as reported in the 0-60 video!
its not a race car. Its bordering on being too heavy for its class. anybody sad at 8 seconds or whatever it is can rip half the stuff out and tune the engine i bet you can get this to like 4-5 seconds easy
 

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Is this Bob Davidson's demo unit? Like will they have this on display until further notice? I'm in MD and would like to check it out. Not sure if they'd let me drive it since I ordered through another dealer though...
I also drove this and the guy told me that they are planning on putting 4k miles on it and then after that its a bid war to see who will pay the highest for it and take it home.
 

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Great right up.

My wife have an Explorer with the 2.3L and it has sport mode...which makes a huge difference in driving experience. I love driving in sport mode, she doesn’t...so a person can really tell.

I was hoping that since we ordered the Badlands with 2.7 that sport mode wouldn’t be missed...sad to here it will be.

Guess I am gonna have to tune it! Darn...😂
 

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Never understood the hate for those digital camo seats. Those are the nicest cloth seats I’ve seen.
It must be a generational thing - either the influence of Call of Duty, or coming of age after 911, IDK.

I still can't understand why the Navy threw out the traditional dungarees instead of just modernizing to say Wranglers, Levis, Lee or even Polo jeans and a dugaree shirt, over blueberry, and now desert digital camo. Now they are even proposing untucked shirt designs for other uniforms. The reason is recruiting and generational preferences.

But hey, I am older ...

And so, not my thing, but two of my sons think it's really nice.
 
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