Ultimate Black Diamond Non-Sasquatch pics thread

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finally a side profile shot!!!!

Just when I had moved on from black Diamond and settled into big bend 2door squatch...ugh this is difficult now. To me the looks are fine here, doesn’t look too squat or “flex-ish” like the outer banks ones. Now it’s really down to whether the improved Sasquatch suspension + ability to fit 35s is worth the sacrifice of the 2 door...decisions decisions!
I am leaning toward the BD nonsquatch. How hard would it be to lift this 2”?
Would that make the tires look too small?
Also would aftermarket lift affect the drive as it will be a daily driver?
any input is welcomed!





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I am leaning toward the BD nonsquatch. How hard would it be to lift this 2”?
Would that make the tires look too small?
Also would aftermarket lift affect the drive as it will be a daily driver?
any input is welcomed!
I don’t think it would be too difficult. You could end up doing what most people with mid and full size trucks, and other off road SUVs do - coil spacer or longer springs in the back, new coil overs in the front for 2” of lift. Coil overs are relatively easy if you have the tools, and most basic Fox coil overs will run you about $1k and be a slight improvement on road. For more money, you can go with coil overs from Icon or King what will probably ride even better, and if you have the money, I’m sure someone will be fabbing up upper control arms soon after Broncos show up.
 

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I don’t think it would be too difficult. You could end up doing what most people with mid and full size trucks, and other off road SUVs do - coil spacer or longer springs in the back, new coil overs in the front for 2” of lift. Coil overs are relatively easy if you have the tools, and most basic Fox coil overs will run you about $1k and be a slight improvement on road. For more money, you can go with coil overs from Icon or King what will probably ride even better, and if you have the money, I’m sure someone will be fabbing up upper control arms soon after Broncos show up.
I'd have someone do it who does this a lot. My mechanic has a fiat, lifted, and one day was pointing out one that had nor been done right. On the lift, you could see the physics and angles involved.
 

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I like the orange.

If I could get my seats (blue trim on BD) swapped with a BL-owner (orange trimmed seats)...
 

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Anyone know if we’ll see a small silver center cap with the bronco logo for the BD Steelies? That seemingly small detail would make a big difference in the look to me. I like the steelies but would add a little refinement and seems like a very simple option.
 

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Anyone know if we’ll see a small silver center cap with the bronco logo for the BD Steelies? That seemingly small detail would make a big difference in the look to me. I like the steelies but would add a little refinement and seems like a very simple option.
I found that very odd, that such a small (and cool!) detail was left out on that rim...it's the ONLY rim to not offer it. Even the 16 inch base steelies have it :(

I don't know if it's a psychological way of Ford trying to upsell you from a mid-trim...but it's rather annoying to get something on the Base and not the Black Diamond, especially when they took all that care to include these small details all over the vehicle.

I'll just end up getting aftermarket at some point, I won't split hairs over it...but it is unnecessarily annoying.

Edit: @Tommy1135 I think you're right! Maybe it's just missing from B&P. I zoomed in on some other production-concept pics and I see it!
 
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I found that very odd, that such a small (and cool!) detail was left out on that rim...it's the ONLY rim to not offer it. Even the 16 inch base steelies have it :(

I don't know if it's a psychological way of Ford trying to upsell you from a mid-trim...but it's rather annoying to get something on the Base and not the Black Diamond, especially when they took all that care to include these small details all over the vehicle.

I'll just end up getting aftermarket at some point, I won't split hairs over it...but it is unnecessarily annoying.
It’s gotta have it. The build and price don’t show the center caps for both the base and BD, but real life pictures of the base have them. No way they leave the BD out like that. Or would they....
 

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It’s gotta have it. The build and price don’t show the center caps for both the base and BD, but real life pictures of the base have them. No way they leave the BD out like that. Or would they....
This picture seems to have the bronco center cap on the steelies. Who knows if it is the final production plan or not. I hope they include it, as it adds a nice final touch to the look.

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I’m torn between Base-Man-squatch loaded with accessories with a 7 speed if it becomes available, or a BD stock with a 7 speed. Or splurge a little bit and get BD with mid package, but I’ll loose the manual 😑.
Too many combos. Wish ford made 3 damn trims with a ton of different options instead of 5 with different shit you can get but not other things you want.
Me too! That seems to be the way they Juice you for more $$$$$
 

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@Gman90 I feel ya. I want the BD for the MGV but want the manual too. My wife wants the heated seats, so I'll have to go mid and lose the manual 🥺
 

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To me the entire point of going up a trim from base model is to get mid package. It still stings to not be able to get manual with mid package. I’m not spending 40k to not have it with BD, I just can’t give up the chance for a manual. If I was getting a Ford F-150 v8 I wouldn’t mind not having a stick because there is no stick. Now I’m leaning towards waiting this out and see what happens in a year or two. Maybe even getting a used bronco after I see what the fall out is on a first launch
 

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To me the entire point of going up a trim from base model is to get mid package. It still stings to not be able to get manual with mid package. I’m not spending 40k to not have it with BD, I just can’t give up the chance for a manual. If I was getting a Ford F-150 v8 I wouldn’t mind not having a stick because there is no stick. Now I’m leaning towards waiting this out and see what happens in a year or two. Maybe even getting a used bronco after I see what the fall out is on a first launch
So, I'm really stressing about mid/manual, now that I'm considering manual again. I haven't been able to tell from the various threads on here,or I just plain suck at searching... well I know I do... but anyway, is it known for sure than man/mid is not an option for the 1st year? I 100% don't treat b&p as scripture so have been hoping that combo not being allowed on the Ford site is a glitch. I remember prior to b&p launch, the flyer with configs said mid/man was an option, though remote start wouldn't be included.
 

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