Why does Bronco (Ford) have lower front stance?

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It is, kudos for pointing that out.
In our case, when towing a bale of hay, three cats, or a small chair. (shots fired at the tow rating, don't ban me) :LOL:
Tow rating, be damned, I don't care, I'm hauling a fourth cat! 😄 I know Ford has secretly over-spec'd it and there's capacity for five, even. (I won't even mention how many cats I got in the back of my F150, despite it's payload spec.) 😄
 

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BECAUSE FORD KNOWS HOW TO BUILD TRUCKS!!! Geez its like talking to a dog dragging its ass on the carpet. It doesnt care about right or wrong just how it makes its butt glands feel :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO:

Sorry just ribbing yall. But for real did yall grow up drawing doodles of hot rods on your place mats at restraunts, because I did and they all had the Broncos stance. I am very glad it does because it looks cool. Unlike some other brands across the other pond.
 

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Just curious: Why is the Bronco's stance lower in the front as compared to the rear? Ford's F-150s are the same way. Ford and aftermarket companies even sell leveling kits. But the stance is intentional, right? So why is it designed that way? I guess I should ask Levine. I think it looks bad. I put a leveling kit on my F-150 and the 1-1.5" higher (now level) front makes it look a LOT better (IMHO).
Rake does seem to be excessive compared to other photos...by chance did the truck have a winch mounted? Unladen truck with a winch mounted on factory springs would most likely exaggerate the rake.
 
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@95bronco It's not the consensus, it's the answer.

Trucks are built to "haul" something and if you add a few hundred pounds, maybe 1k or even 1.5k, you're going to level the vehicle. This won't point the headlights to the sky, this will drop the rear by an inch or two. Most body-on-frame vehicles are built this way. Your F-150 was designed specifically for this. A leveling kit defeats the purpose and when the F-150 is used as designed, to haul a 1k lbs in the bed, the headlights, after adding a leveling kit, shine directly into oncoming driver's eyes (not to the sky).

If you really don't know this and really wanted the answer, that's it. The vehicle is designed with a "cargo" area and if you throw a few hundred pounds in the cargo area/bed, you're going to level the body-on-frame vehicle. It's raked for a reason.
TRUCKS?! "Trucks are built to 'haul' something" -- really, that ignores (1) my question about BRONCOS, and (2) the fact that we are all on a Bronco site. The Bronco is raked (I even included a picture for you) and it is not designed to HAUL anything but people and some gear. In fact, Ford does not even list a payload capacity among the Bronco specifications on the Ford.com. As for towing - maybe - but like I said, tongue weight is not the equivalent of tow weight. I can tow a 5000 lb camper trailer without dropping the rear of my truck much at all (seems logical that the same applies to the Bronco).
 

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@95Bravo Read, body-on-frame. Yes, the Bronco has a payload. It's discussed ten times a day on this site. Yes, it is designed to tow, with a 350 tongue weight (on the rear of the vehicle). Max payload is 1170/1370 lbs (2D/4D).

You asked a question and seem all bent that you got the correct answer (by several).

The truth is.
 

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I love the natural rake of trucks and real SUVs.

Leveling any truck is for aesthetics. Which sometimes does look really good. But if you haul anything you’ll be SoCal Bro leaning it. Yep I said it.
 
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I'm glad you know how I load my trailers, thanks Miss. Cleo...noted.

In the last 10 years pickups have become daily drivers for more people who were never truck people, so the rear springs have become softer to allow for a better ride. in turn when you load them up you get more squat, typically 2-3" on a correctly loaded trailer with WD hitch. Even putting a load in the bed will cause a leveled truck to sit nose high and blind oncoming traffic. If the truck was stock that 2" rake would allow the truck to sit exactly level and not nose high. I know this is all complicated geometry so I understand it being hard to understand.
Does not explain a raked Bronco. The WD hitch is designed specifically to avoid sagging the rear. Gee, if only I could understand the difficult geometry. :rolleyes:
 

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Does not explain a raked Bronco. The WD hitch is designed specifically to avoid sagging the rear. Gee, if only I could understand the difficult geometry. :rolleyes:
And, you are, again, wrong. WD hitches are not designed to avoid sagging the rear. They are designed to evenly distribute the load to a trailer and its vehicle's axles.

The rake is by design for times when a payload is added to the vehicle, whether that load is in the vehicle or off the rear and through the hitch.
 

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