Spied: possible Bronco mule seen testing in Detroit

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The top of the line Wrangler, actually is the 'worst' ride because it is the most off-road capable. Most vehicles are the opposite, the higher the trim-level/cost the better the ride.
Untrue, we specifically bought a 17 escape, as you could still get the 2.0 ECO
without going Titanium, that mandates lower profile tires and 18' rims. They handle better,
but definitely ride worse than 17's with more sidewall (also bend rims easier, which was
a bigger concern, since she seems to aim for those monster potholes).





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Most of the off road trim pickups also have more compliant suspensions and taller sidewall tires, so they would have a softer ride as well.
 

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Most of the off road trim pickups also have more compliant suspensions and taller sidewall tires, so they would have a softer ride as well.
Agree, but usually come with slightly, to much larger/weight wheel tire packages, and that's usually the biggest
ride killer (and handling with larger sidewalls, worse MPG, longer braking, etc..) of them all.

But I still love me some big tires (43 SX stickies) and crazy axle clearance (Mog 404's), which allows you to do some interesting stuff...:)

 

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But would the 4 door version be the suicide door type??? Based on the second car.
 

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But would the 4 door version be the suicide door type??? Based on the second car.
The body on that mule is probably just a supercab Ranger which comes with that type of door arrangement. I wouldn't put too much stock in it.
 

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But would the 4 door version be the suicide door type??? Based on the second car.
Man, I hope so.....l-o-v-e the "look"

so unlike Mommies "soccer van" look …..just downright sportier !

name your price Ford :like:
 

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At the Cleveland Auto Show the Ford rep I talked to told me to keep googling Bronco's in Australia. Hopefully more images start to pop up.
 

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I would generally expect it to have 4 standard hinge-forward doors like the Everest it shares a chassis and wheelbase with.
I hope so, currently have the suicide door arrangement, it’s all fun and games until someone closes the forward door before the back one.

Edit: Suicide door wouldn’t fit the removable door patent we’ve seen
 

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I hope so, currently have the suicide door arrangement, it’s all fun and games until someone closes the forward door before the back one.

Edit: Suicide door wouldn’t fit the removable door patent we’ve seen
why not.....hinges would just be on the opposite side

they can keep their regular doors …..
 

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Those are also much smaller tires, and maybe wheels. This vehicle is sitting much lower to the ground ... like a crossover. The rear axle would have to pass through higher than the rocker panel.
 

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Those are also much smaller tires, and maybe wheels. This vehicle is sitting much lower to the ground ... like a crossover. The rear axle would have to pass through higher than the rocker panel.
yeah....the 4 door is sitting lower on the rear axle then the 2 door.....they're probably just mules to keep everybody guessing…..

they're killing us, this is torture :D
 

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why not.....hinges would just be on the opposite side

they can keep their regular doors …..
Suicide doors don’t latch into a pillar, it’s a whole different latching system than just mounting hinges on the opposite side, not saying it’s “impossible”, but it would have definitely been in the patent paperwork.
 

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