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Which parts to get aftermarket vs factory?

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I'm wondering what items you would buy aftermarket and what you would stick with Ford (from a warranty saving point)?

The lift and lockers I'm sticking with Ford, Squatch package or options if available.

But things like armour, bumpers, winch etc I see no reason not to go aftermarket, they wouldn't affect the warranty surely?

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The bumpers, winch and some if not all of the armor will be aftermarket, even if licensed to Ford. Know already that Warn is the winch supplier or the big one. They may offer a SmittyBuilt for a bargain option, but I'm sticking with Warn Zeon.

Rock sliders will depend. The factory ones as advertised thus far claim to support most of the weight of the vehicle. I want each to be strong enough to support the SUV, so I'll likely keep the standards for a couple of years while Bronco only does light to moderate duty, then switch to a more serious off road fabrication like from CBI or something like that.

Wheels are up to the buyer. I'm going standard wheels for Sasquatch first, and later on if I decide to go up to 37", may just upgrade the wheels too. This will also be when I jack suspension to 4" and likely upgrade suspension to ICON, SkyJacker, etc.

Whew!! I'm getting a little hot n bothered and need to go splash some cold water thinkin bout all these new toys and possibilities. :giggle:
 

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I wonder if it can come from the factory with a snorkel. I saw that a roof rack and a possible roof tent are options. I hope the roof rack can come on/off easily. I don't want to have it on unless I am going camping / multi-day off-roading. I am going to wait on the holey doors, see if aftermarket makes a better version. The possibilities are endless, loving the hype.
 

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Not seeing the list, it's a little hard to be sure. The only thing I can think of is a spare tire cover and I might as well get it from Ford. Anything like lights would probably be universal so probably Rigid Radiance cubes.
 

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Anything with drive train/mechanically moving parts I'm getting from the factory until I see how it performs off-road. Bumpers, tires, wheels etc will be aftermarket. I don't want to pay interest on a few thousand dollars for things I can get replaced on my own. Badlands w/ 33 M/T's, manual transmission, hard top and calling it a day with Ford! I really like that Warn bumper/winch combo and some lights. I'll have to figure out an enclosed roof case as well so if I have to add the extreme roof rack or however it was worded on the Bronco Sport I will. It gives the cross sections for the roof rack. Not going with a rooftop tent so I'll just need something to keep the dry stuff dry and everything else will go in the back!
 

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I've always struggled with this myself.. when you buy a car they have a laundry list of "add ons" they try and sell you. I've always just flat said no across the board because I basically never trusted them, or the BS they were serving up. Everything from undercoats to extended warranties... no way no how...

But now I wonder... maybe the dealer does offer up decent prices for things.... the problem is I like to do my homework and being cornered in the finance office after fighting with the sales douche for 3 hours is not the time or place to know if you are getting ripped off.
 

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The only thing I can think of is a spare tire cover and I might as well get it from Ford.
Might be a little problematic with the rear camera placement, but I imagine someone will come up with something even if Ford doesn't offer one.
 

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Upgraded stereo? Need to see pricing for B&O...
 

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I see no issue getting lockers or gears aftermarket.
W/ the 7 speed you get 4.46 gears, if I want to move up to 35s or 37s I would be better served to get something steeper than 4.70 of the sas. Possible 4.9X or 5.13; add a rear e-locker for a couple hundred while it’s apart(Honestly for 90% of off-roaders in my area the front locker isn’t worth the extra cost). Have a 5 year warranty unlimited mile through the installer.

Depending on Sas pricing it honestly may make the most sense.
 

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I see no issue getting lockers or gears aftermarket.
You will if they don't make them.

The GMT700 ZR2 has been out for years and Eaton is still the only manufacturer for the AAM200/220. And even Eaton won't sell you direct, you have to get them through GM or a GM licensed supplier.

OEMs have increasingly started trying to capture certain parts of the aftermarket directly, hence the general demise of the car stereo with the rise of the "infotainment" screens.

I think the aftermarket will be robust, but not quite Jeep level of robust, given the ridiculous amount of time that the largest aftermarket in the world has existed unchallenged.
 

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You will if they don't make them.

The GMT700 ZR2 has been out for years and Eaton is still the only manufacturer for the AAM200/220. And even Eaton won't sell you direct, you have to get them through GM or a GM licensed supplier.

OEMs have increasingly started trying to capture certain parts of the aftermarket directly, hence the general demise of the car stereo with the rise of the "infotainment" screens.

I think the aftermarket will be robust, but not quite Jeep level of robust, given the ridiculous amount of time that the largest aftermarket in the world has existed unchallenged.
The Bronco will be much bigger than the ZR2, the aftermarket will make a huge effort to fill all the holes, very fast.
 

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