So... Squatch means no roof rack. Changing your mind?

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So it clearly not a GVWR thing, as you can't get a roof rack on a Squatched base 4 door with 2.3, same as you can't get it with the V6 on any other squatched trim. So a dynamic vehicle weight/center of gravity thing?
You can add rack to a Squatched 2 door though!
Canada doesn't get the FE... Did I read that you can add roof rack to a 4 door FE?


So...are you adding your roof rack after ordering? Giving up on Squatch? Going 2 door instead of 4?





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So it clearly not a GVWR thing, as you can't get a roof rack on a Squatched base 4 door with 2.3, same as you can't get it with the V6 on any other squatched trim. So a dynamic vehicle weight/center of gravity thing?
You can add rack to a Squatched 2 door though!
Canada doesn't get the FE... Did I read that you can add roof rack to a 4 door FE?


So...are you adding your roof rack after ordering? Giving up on Squatch? Going 2 door instead of 4?
Not sure why anyone would change their mind over a roof rack, just put it on after you get your Bronco, problem solved!
 

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Ya a roof rack would not be a deal breaker for me, too many aftermarket options. But I’m going with a 2 door WT and I get to add the rack as an option... so there’s that
 

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Lol. Well I know it won't be a deal breaker for anyone...
I guess I just wanna know Fords reasoning in it...
Pretty stupid, yes...
You know honestly don't think Ford even knows, there is obviously a problem here and they don't seem to want to correct. I mean seriously, there are problems in the B&P and they say they will fix next year, what the heck, it's a computer problem, fix it!
 

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So it clearly not a GVWR thing, as you can't get a roof rack on a Squatched base 4 door with 2.3, same as you can't get it with the V6 on any other <4-Door> squatched trim.
I made your statement less confusing by adding <4-Door> to it. As you later state it works (and I verified) with all 2-door configurations.

The 4-door weighs right at 200 pounds more than the 2-door. It also has an additional seat which means another (guessing 170lbs) of calculated person weight over the 2-door. That is 370lbs of extra GVWR used up right there.

You have it backwards, it is not the theoretical weight being too high up, otherwise it would not be offered at all, it makes far more sense that it is the total weight. the 2-door can automatically carry 370lbs more of accessories than the 4-door right out of the box if the limit, as Ford has stated in the FAQ, is related to going over the GWVR. (in Sasquatched form)
 
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I made your statement less confusing by adding <4-Door> to it. As you later state it works (and I verified) with all 2-door configurations.

The 4-door weighs right at 200 pounds more than the 2-door. It also has an additional seat which means another (guessing 170lbs) of calculated person weight over the 2-door. That is 370lbs of extra GVWR used up right there.

You have it backwards, it is not the theoretical weight being too high up, otherwise it would not be offered at all, it makes far more sense that it is the total weight. the 2-door can automatically carry 370lbs more of accessories than the 4-door right out of the box if the limit, as Ford has stated in the FAQ, is related to going over the GWVR. (in Sasquatched form)
That makes more sense... But it also must be partially a dynamic center of gravity issue as well, as the 4 door non-squatch can have factory roof rails...? Confirmed on 4 door BL
Edit: oops... forgetting the additional weight of the Squatch pack
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Don't worry. Ford will address the roof rack on 4 door squatch next year at the updated build and price.

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Just how heavy are the HD bash plates??
On a 2 door WT, you can not also add roof rack with the bash plates! Jeezus Ford
 
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I wish Ford would give us a very clear and exact answer as to why. This is the part that pisses me off. Tell us exactly WHY? Is it GVWR or something else? Same with sound deadening, pain’t protection, etc. This is just REdiculous.

Rant over - Anyways, I’m just getting the rack from parts and putting it on myself.
 
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I wish Ford would give us a very clear and exact answer as to why. This is the part that pisses me off. Tell us exactly WHY? Is it GVWR or something else? Same with sound deadening, pain’t protection, etc. This is just REdiculous.

Rant over - Anyways, I’m just getting the rack from parts and putting it on myself.
Yeah, really... Paint protection film weighs that much? Exactly how close is this thing to Max GVWR out of the box? 3lbs?
 
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So a 2 door WildTrak can't be had with bash plates and roof rails... Can't be a weight issue because you can add roof rails to a Squatched Badlands! (with auto and 2.7)
Crazy
 
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Not changing. We're currently planning on going with the soft top, and waiting to see what the aftermarket comes up with for a removable rack solution. We will only occasionally need a rack, so a non-permanent rack mount would allow us to continue to use the soft top most of the time.
 

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As in no roof rack installed from the dealer or they recommend no roof rack at all?

Roof rack is a must for me as a tent (GFC ultralite) is going on top.
 

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