Towing capacity??

Lcubed

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One thing I haven’t seen mentioned in this thread; the fact that Bronco has no rear sway bar. I don’t know a whole lot about towing, but just from a basic knowledge perspective that could be something that would make towing heavy loads unstable right?
it depends...
 

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The more I look at the Bronco and the more reasons I hear why it probably can't tow squat, the more I believe that Ford could easily have the 4dr Bronco tow 6000lb+ and the 2dr 5000+.
For every reason given why a Bronco can't tow, there is a vehicle out there that tows 5k+ despite that same said "reason". I don't believe it's wheelbase, width, height, removable top, suspension type, motor, tranny, axles, shocks, frame strength, etc, etc.

The only thing I am now unsure of is cooling.

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Aside from that, maybe the MT tires compound the issue. If that's the case, I'd take different tires; even if it meant the Sasquatch option wasn't available with the tow package (as long as I got a minimum rear locker option....but front/rear locker option would be preferred)

Ford, if you're listening; please increase your customer base and offer a decent tow package. ?
It seems backwards at first but if cooling is an issue then a max tow package may actually only be available in, or have a higher rating in, the 2.3L rather than the 2.7L. Which is just fine by me personally since I want it with the 7 speed. Same as how the Gladiator tows better with the gas engine than the diesel, which seems crazy at first glance.

To your final point I wouldn't be surprised if a max tow package was restricted to four door BB, BD, and OB without Sasquatch. The taller and softer Badlands/Sasquatch suspension likely is the opposite of what you need for such a package. I'd also be worried about the brake size and if they could fit in the 16" wheels of the Base.
 
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