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And that factory spare stayed on for 5 days of racing. Think of the jumps and bumps that thing took.

There were doubters on that spare staying on without extra support...I think this proves that all will be fine with the spare back there.





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I was wondering, are these " Dana 44 AdvanTEK M220 rear axle and M210 independent front suspension with Spicer Performa-Trak electronic lockers. " what come on the stock Badlands or are they different then what a cutomer would get with his badlands order? I'm not super knowledgeable on axel and locker stuff like this. If this is what a Bad Land gets I will deffinately make my self smarter with some research on it. Thanks in advance.
Yeah thats the stock suspension and axles. It was a stock bronco outside the mandatory safety harness and roll cage.
 

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I'm hoping someone here will clear this up. The one that raced was not put together on the assembly line, so that's not as if this win validates the build quality of anything we are going to receive. It has a safety cage, which I can understand is a requirement for the race, but that takes this vehicle even further from anything I'd consider stock. I've also seen upstream in this thread a reference to a different suspension than stock Badlands, but I have not tried to confirm which is the case.

I'm not trying to diminish this victory. It's a great win for Ford, and an awesome showing for a vehicle I am looking forward to having in my driveway in July (BL 2.7 w/33s). I'm just trying to figure out how much of the racing truck I'm actually getting.
The roll cage doesn't add any capability to the truck beyond making it safer in a roll over. It could be argued the cage stiffens the frame preventing frame damage but the images of the stock frame make it look beefy. I dont think this is a concern.
The suspension was stock. This was a close to a stock bronco as you can get and be legal to race.
You can yank your seats, get recardo front seats, harness, and roll cage installed in your bronco.
 

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The roll cage doesn't add any capability to the truck beyond making it safer in a roll over. It could be argued the cage stiffens the frame preventing frame damage but the images of the stock frame make it look beefy. I dont think this is a concern.
The suspension was stock. This was a close to a stock bronco as you can get and be legal to race.
You can yank your seats, get recardo front seats, harness, and roll cage installed in your bronco.
Colintrax, that's great news. Glad to hear it.
 

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this is awesome! Too bad Im not a youngster anymore! I used to race desert on motorcycles back in the day! Now I hope I just live long enough to get get my new Bronco! I did have an old VW that we cut up and put a fiberglass baja kit on. I plan on using mine to go 4 wheeling in the back country of northern Idaho hunting and fishing for retirement. congrats to ford crew!
 

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And that factory spare stayed on for 5 days of racing. Think of the jumps and bumps that thing took.

There were doubters on that spare staying on without extra support...I think this proves that all will be fine with the spare back there.
The worry, from pretty much every bronco before, is how that 'hinged corner" holds up with no (or soft) top, and the weight hanging off it when open (after 10-15 years).
 

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Oh come on kids
The worry, from pretty much every bronco before, is how that 'hinged corner" holds up with no (or soft) top, and the weight hanging off it when open (after 10-15 years).

JB weld, Duct Tape, Bailing Wire the old standards for fixes for years
 

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