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Posted By: ready_on_the_right

Bronco - 07/08/20

Waiting and waiting and waiting....
Posted By: ready_on_the_right

Re: Bronco - 07/09/20

7-13-20 8pm
Posted By: hunter4623

Re: Bronco - 07/09/20

I’ve been waiting for many, many years. Hopefully ford doesn’t fuucck it up.
Posted By: woods_walker

Re: Bronco - 07/09/20

Check out their Bronco web site and you will see you have nothing to worry about. FoMoCo know's the market is dominated by Jeep and that's the competition and owners that will judge the engineering of this product launch. We shall see in a few days.
Posted By: NVhntr

Re: Bronco - 07/09/20

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Here's the video

Ford Bronco Trailer
Posted By: OldmanoftheSea

Re: Bronco - 07/09/20

Not impressed by the silhouettes..

And hate the lumo ring as much as the lumo outline on the Audi Q5 several generations ago.

Still hoping tho
Posted By: mtmuley

Re: Bronco - 07/10/20

That thing is really fugly. Does no justice to the early Bronco at all. Soccer moms will be lining up though. mtmuley
Posted By: Kodiakisland

Re: Bronco - 07/10/20

Interested in the 2 door. Hope top is removable.

I had a 2011 FJ I regret selling. Wouldn't mind having something along the same size with removable top. I hope they have a base model designed to get dirty. Maybe even a solid front axle and ability to run 33in tires (at least) with no lift.
Posted By: K1500

Re: Bronco - 07/10/20

That pic looks like an animated version of an FJ in a movie like cars.
Posted By: NVhntr

Re: Bronco - 07/10/20

I agree. It reminded me of an FJ also and I never liked the looks of those. I don't get the tiny window thing. If I'm out 4 wheeling I want to see the scenery and a lot of it is above the roof line. I'm fairly tall so I'd have to scrunch down to look up.
Glass, more glass!
Posted By: BKinSD

Re: Bronco - 07/10/20

I'm glad they are reintroducing the Bronco. I doubt their ability to catch lightning in a bottle, again, with this nameplate but I respect their attempt. I feel like they're trying to do too much with it, but its their deal, not mine.

I'm glad I've got my own early Bronco, took it for a spin last night and loved every second of it.
Posted By: JPro

Re: Bronco - 07/10/20

I'd rather have seen them build a full-size unit off the F150, keeping the wheelbase short, like they did from '77 to 96'. An XL-grade Bronco with the current 5.0L and 10spd auto would be nice with the vinyl floors and a wheelbase around 110 inches. My dad had an 84, 87, 91, 92, and a 96. They were a useful style of vehicle in the woods.
Posted By: Kodiakisland

Re: Bronco - 07/10/20

I guess it depends on the woods you’re in, but I find the smaller vehicles more user friendly. My Tacoma is better than a full size for many of my applications. I’m glad the Bronco is smaller than full size. The 7speed manual looks great. I like the option of 2lo.

As far as the older Broncos, I really liked the 77-78 models. If I had a full size, that would be the one.
Posted By: Rock Chuck

Re: Bronco - 07/11/20

They can't duplicate the old Bronco. They have all those high priced designers and engineers on their payroll who have to earn their keep.
Posted By: Kodiakisland

Re: Bronco - 07/12/20

Originally Posted by Rock Chuck
They can't duplicate the old Bronco. They have all those high priced designers and engineers on their payroll who have to earn their keep.



That, and the fact they want to sell enough to actually make a profit. If you want a better old Bronco, they're out there. https://www.gatewaybronco.com/

They will make a modern, capable offroad vehicle that appeals to enough people to justify the expense of making it. For those who don't like it, there's plenty of SUV and minivan choices to please.
Posted By: Rock Chuck

Re: Bronco - 07/12/20

It doesn't much affect what they make it to look like on the surface, but underneath it'll be very different from the original. Safety and pollution rules alone require major changes.
Posted By: Kodiakisland

Re: Bronco - 07/12/20

Originally Posted by Rock Chuck
It doesn't much affect what they make it to look like on the surface, but underneath it'll be very different from the original. Safety and pollution rules alone require major changes.


Modern is not necessarily a bad thing. I like power brakes, power steering, etc. Safer in crashes is nice too.

I'm just hoping for a good, modern, utility grade vehicle that me and my dog can enjoy for the next 10 years or so. I'm hoping crank windows and rubber floor mat.
Posted By: hunter4623

Re: Bronco - 07/12/20

“Supposedly”
3 models. Sport is a small model that looks like the Ford Escape.

Bronco models with 2 door and 4 door is based on the new ranger platform. Removable top. 35”s from the factory. Removable doors that store in the back. Available with a 6 speed manual With crawl gear. Diff lockers. This is a direct competitor to the wrangler. Great approach/departure angles. It checks the boxes for the off road crew. The leaked pics look pretty good. Supposedly an assortment of grill choices including a retro grill that looks like an Early Bronco

The bad is they’re only offering it with the 6 cylinder eco boost. Be nice to see the 5.0 coyote in it. They’re going to sell a million of these if the price isn’t totally off the wall.

If they offer them decently outfitted at $50k you can sign me up.
Posted By: Kodiakisland

Re: Bronco - 07/13/20

Originally Posted by hunter4623
“Supposedly”
3 models. Sport is a small model that looks like the Ford Escape.

Bronco models with 2 door and 4 door is based on the new ranger platform. Removable top. 35”s from the factory. Removable doors that store in the back. Available with a 6 speed manual With crawl gear. Diff lockers. This is a direct competitor to the wrangler. Great approach/departure angles. It checks the boxes for the off road crew. The leaked pics look pretty good. Supposedly an assortment of grill choices including a retro grill that looks like an Early Bronco

The bad is they’re only offering it with the 6 cylinder eco boost. Be nice to see the 5.0 coyote in it. They’re going to sell a million of these if the price isn’t totally off the wall.

If they offer them decently outfitted at $50k you can sign me up.


I'm hoping for less than $40K for what I'm wanting. All I want is the low gears with diff locks, 7sp MT, and not a whole lot else. I don't want extra speakers. I don't want plush carpet. I don't want Corinthian leather. I want utility. Hopefully for $35K. We'll see.

I'm planning for a 2dr in grabber blue.
Posted By: Bay_Dog

Re: Bronco - 07/13/20

Originally Posted by Kodiakisland
Originally Posted by hunter4623
“Supposedly”
3 models. Sport is a small model that looks like the Ford Escape.

Bronco models with 2 door and 4 door is based on the new ranger platform. Removable top. 35”s from the factory. Removable doors that store in the back. Available with a 6 speed manual With crawl gear. Diff lockers. This is a direct competitor to the wrangler. Great approach/departure angles. It checks the boxes for the off road crew. The leaked pics look pretty good. Supposedly an assortment of grill choices including a retro grill that looks like an Early Bronco

The bad is they’re only offering it with the 6 cylinder eco boost. Be nice to see the 5.0 coyote in it. They’re going to sell a million of these if the price isn’t totally off the wall.

If they offer them decently outfitted at $50k you can sign me up.


I'm hoping for less than $40K for what I'm wanting. All I want is the low gears with diff locks, 7sp MT, and not a whole lot else. I don't want extra speakers. I don't want plush carpet. I don't want Corinthian leather. I want utility. Hopefully for $35K. We'll see.

I'm planning for a 2dr in grabber blue.


I like your idea of a utility grade vehicle, but they don't sell outside of fleet sales and I doubt you're going to see one in the Bronco line.
Posted By: Rock Chuck

Re: Bronco - 07/13/20

They make most of their profit from extras. I wouldn't be surprised to see no available models with rubber mats and manual window cranks. I think backup cameras are required by law now but that's a nice thing to have when you're trying to back into a canyon.
Posted By: Kodiakisland

Re: Bronco - 07/13/20

Originally Posted by Rock Chuck
They make most of their profit from extras. I wouldn't be surprised to so no available models with rubber mats and manual window cranks. I think backup cameras are required by law now but that's a nice thing to have when you're trying to back into a canyon.


yeah, I don't know. Lot's of speculation out there right now. They did file for a patent on a floor drain plug, so maybe.
https://www.bronco6g.com/forum/thre...ssible-dual-uses-for-hood-tie-down.1744/
Posted By: jpb

Re: Bronco - 07/13/20

Originally Posted by Kodiakisland
Originally Posted by Rock Chuck
They make most of their profit from extras. I wouldn't be surprised to so no available models with rubber mats and manual window cranks. I think backup cameras are required by law now but that's a nice thing to have when you're trying to back into a canyon.


yeah, I don't know. Lot's of speculation out there right now. They did file for a patent on a floor drain plug, so maybe.
https://www.bronco6g.com/forum/thre...ssible-dual-uses-for-hood-tie-down.1744/

Silly!

Here is the proper way to drain water from a vehicle. Only 17 seconds



John
Posted By: Rock Chuck

Re: Bronco - 07/13/20

I said they make the most money on the extras. I'll bet that floor drain is a very expensive option. They wouldn't patent it if they weren't worried about China stealing it and selling cheap aftermarket drains.
Posted By: Whelenman

Re: Bronco - 07/13/20

My wife’s cousin was in on the design on this. He couldn’t leak any information on it.
Posted By: walt501

Re: Bronco - 07/13/20

Countdown to the live reveal tonight! Reveal is 8:00 Eastern. Here's the youtube page -

Posted By: ready_on_the_right

Re: Bronco - 07/14/20

Well I like it!!

I wish they would have a big enough model for a 5.0 Liter.


Will wait and see trim packages and the 200 plus options available when it gets a little more info.

I think it will be a success....Might have a 2011 Wrangler to sell laugh



Mike
Posted By: ready_on_the_right

Re: Bronco - 07/14/20

Posted By: ready_on_the_right

Re: Bronco - 07/14/20

https://www.ford.com/suvs/bronco/2021/
Posted By: Kodiakisland

Re: Bronco - 07/14/20

Put a deposit on a 2dr Black Diamond edition.
Posted By: ready_on_the_right

Re: Bronco - 07/14/20

Posted By: hunter4623

Re: Bronco - 07/14/20

Put my deposit down too
Posted By: Oldelkhunter

Re: Bronco - 07/14/20

Originally Posted by Rock Chuck
I said they make the most money on the extras. I'll bet that floor drain is a very expensive option. They wouldn't patent it if they weren't worried about China stealing it and selling cheap aftermarket drains.


Since when has China worried about a US patent?
Posted By: Rock Chuck

Re: Bronco - 07/14/20

The Explorer came from the need for a 4 door version of the Bronco II. I've had my fill of 2 doors.
Posted By: JPro

Re: Bronco - 07/14/20

While I would like to see the F150-based, big-body Bronco return, I will admit that Ford exceeded my expectations on this 2021 model. They gave it some good hardware and design, not just a few badges slapped on Mom's grocery-getter SUV (Bronco Sport fills that role). Depending on packaging and pricing, they will sell a lot of these. The factory 35" tires, the Eco-Boost 6cyl option, and the two transmission options are kind of surprising, but in a good way. They did some homework here.
Posted By: greydog

Re: Bronco - 07/14/20

My old Jeep has floor drains. They are a rubber plug you pop out. You will probably get your hands dirty which makes this a no-go for the modern driver. This new Bronco will be saddled with every limp wristed, candy-ass, option they can dream up. Nothing will be manual if there is any way to run it through a computer instead. Throttle response will be sluggish. Expensive plastic panels will be plentiful. Hitting a deer will cost north of $15,000. Still, the name will sell it to some people and there are utility vehicles available for those who really want them.
The original Bronco was conceived as a utility vehicle for rough use. Simple, relatively inexpensive to buy and maintain. Better than the Scout or the Jeep. Not quite as good as the Toyota Land Cruiser. GD
Posted By: BKinSD

Re: Bronco - 07/14/20

I think they did good work here. I'm going to wait a year or two for this to sort out. My experience with buying the first year of, well anything, isn't the best. As is often the case with Ford, I thought that the color palette is weak. Really weak. Anybody else think that? I sure did. Where's the Grabber color? There isn't one.
Posted By: Bighorn

Re: Bronco - 07/14/20

It's a Bronco in name only...

Makes me long for my old '69 model!
Posted By: RIO7

Re: Bronco - 07/14/20


The old Bronco's were nothing to brag about, If you were under 5' 10 you could drive one, but if you were 6'4" you had to put it on and wear it. put one on a narrow 2 track that was a muddy side hill and you were going down hill no matter what you did. this new Bronco, was designed by Lawyers for Walmart parking lots, don't think you will see many of them out in the woods, after a couple of years . Rio7
Posted By: ready_on_the_right

Re: Bronco - 07/14/20

The website shows the street tire version on the "models" list they look horrible. They should show the ones on 33's and 35's laugh

The engines and transmission are all proven in other vehicles so may go against my inclination on getting a 1st year model.


Mike
Posted By: K1500

Re: Bronco - 07/14/20

Originally Posted by BKinSD
I think they did good work here. I'm going to wait a year or two for this to sort out. My experience with buying the first year of, well anything, isn't the best. As is often the case with Ford, I thought that the color palette is weak. Really weak. Anybody else think that? I sure did. Where's the Grabber color? There isn't one.


I agree the color choices were bad.
Posted By: Kodiakisland

Re: Bronco - 07/14/20

I'm not too worried about a first year model. Yeah, there will be issues. They'll figure it out. I'm not going to be kind to mine anyway. Stuff will break. Stuff will get fixed.

I just won't piss and moan about Ford making a new off road vehicle made in the USA, and I am definitely not a Ford Guy. My last Ford was 30 years ago.
Posted By: Kodiakisland

Re: Bronco - 07/14/20

Originally Posted by K1500
Originally Posted by BKinSD
I think they did good work here. I'm going to wait a year or two for this to sort out. My experience with buying the first year of, well anything, isn't the best. As is often the case with Ford, I thought that the color palette is weak. Really weak. Anybody else think that? I sure did. Where's the Grabber color? There isn't one.


I agree the color choices were bad.



Yeah, I was hoping for grabber blue, but will go with velocity blue and paint the top and grill white.


https://media.ford.com/content/dam/.../pdf/2021-Bronco-2dr-4dr-Color-Sheet.pdf
Posted By: BKinSD

Re: Bronco - 07/14/20

Good choices I think. Mine's wind blue and I won't be changing it. As far as this generation, I think I might hold out for a half cab version
Posted By: FOsteology

Re: Bronco - 07/14/20

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Posted By: sigguy

Re: Bronco - 07/14/20

Wow - that is a nice looking truck. Being more of a Toyota guy, and a former FJ Cruiser owner, I think Ford knocked it out of the park styling-wise. Love the 7sp manual. As others have said; wish it had a 5.0 V8 options as the turbo engines seem pretty tightly wound with a lot of HP per liter. Can't wait to see one in person.....
Posted By: duckster

Re: Bronco - 07/14/20

I like the looks of the 2 door version. I think it will be a pretty solid vehicle for the Blue Oval. Also lots of trim levels and options for them as well.
Posted By: harv3589

Re: Bronco - 07/14/20

After all the issues with my F-150 no thanks....
Posted By: horse1

Re: Bronco - 07/15/20

BIL has positively abused 2 different 2.7L Eco-Boosts in 2 F150's with nary an issue. I certainly wouldn't be afraid of that motor.

My F250 has 168K Mi and a rear ELD that's been flawless the entire time, I suspect that have that cyphered well in the Bronco as well.

For the guys wanting "full-sized" Broncos:

Would you want one based on the F150 w/IFS and 5.0L or one based off of the Super-Duty w/solid axels and access to the new 7.3L gas motor?
Posted By: Capt_Craig

Re: Bronco - 07/15/20

I’m interested. I really like the look and removable (sectioned) hard top parts. As I like to row my own boat, I wish there was a manual option for the larger V6 engine as I get tired of having to spool up the rpms in the smaller engines to get any real power from them. Hopefully the 4cyl Ecoboost with a manual makes enough power to move the larger heavier 4 dr without ragging out the motor. That’s one thing which Jeep always got right, having a manual available with their top power plant.we will see once they come out.
Posted By: ready_on_the_right

Re: Bronco - 07/15/20

Cpt Craig

Go to that TFL youtube channel and search Ranger and you'll see the Turbo made a huge difference to the 2.3L engine it pulls like 7,300 LBS I think.



I got my $100 spot reserved but not completely committed yet laugh


Mike
Posted By: Ralphie

Re: Bronco - 07/15/20

In June I ran into a bronco film crew in Wyoming. They had one of the 4 door orange models. I don't think any of the clips in the above video were from the spot I saw them in. They had a little camp set up with RVs and you could tell they were trying to be secretive. When we drove through the area there were several millennial, man bun types trying to act tough like we shouldn't be there. We just drove on through and ignored them.
Posted By: Kodiakisland

Re: Bronco - 07/15/20

Originally Posted by ready_on_the_right
Cpt Craig

Go to that TFL youtube channel and search Ranger and you'll see the Turbo made a huge difference to the 2.3L engine it pulls like 7,300 LBS I think.



I got my $100 spot reserved but not completely committed yet laugh


Mike



I'm committed. It's been almost 10 years since I bought my last vehicle and it's been 30 years since I've owned a Ford.
Just doing my part to stimulate the economy.
Posted By: OldmanoftheSea

Re: Bronco - 07/15/20

I don't see this Lyon rings which is a plus.
The base model looks small, but the so did the originals with factory wheel arches..
The biggest issue with looks small is it means the interior could be really tight.

Air bags and all that stuff take up a lot of space..
Posted By: Kodiakisland

Re: Bronco - 07/15/20

Originally Posted by OldmanoftheSea
I don't see this Lyon rings which is a plus.
The base model looks small, but the so did the originals with factory wheel arches..
The biggest issue with looks small is it means the interior could be really tight.

Air bags and all that stuff take up a lot of space..


The outside dimensions are slightly bigger than a Jeep, so it’s not roomy. I’m hoping I can remove the rear seat for more cargo room.
Posted By: Mountain10mm

Re: Bronco - 07/17/20

I don't mind the looks and amenities, but seems grossly under torqued to me. The 2.7L ecoboost boast 310HP and 400ft-lbs or torque - which based on numbers only, is impressive. But it's a turbo-ed engine. I bet it doesn't hit these numbers until 5000rpm. You need low end torque on the trail. You going to rev. it to 5000 to go through a boulder field or technical hill climb? Make no sense. The little diesel is the best option Jeep has ever added, for this reason.
Posted By: JPro

Re: Bronco - 07/17/20

I've not driven the 2.7L, but the performance appeal of the Ecoboost engines is supposedly the lower/midrange torque advantage. Seems counter intuitive, but that's how the have the programming set up. They are torquey engines, not horsepower makers.

My 4.0L Tacoma makes 278ft/lbs at 3,700 rpm. The 2.7L Eco makes 400ft/lbs at 2,750rpm. I wish I had that kind of grunt in my Tacoma.
Posted By: Mountain10mm

Re: Bronco - 07/17/20

That’s not bad. Not as ideal as a diesel, but impressive as it delivers it low-mid range. Might even have some oomph, to pass too.
Posted By: duckster

Re: Bronco - 07/17/20

Originally Posted by Mountain10mm
I don't mind the looks and amenities, but seems grossly under torqued to me. The 2.7L ecoboost boast 310HP and 400ft-lbs or torque - which based on numbers only, is impressive. But it's a turbo-ed engine. I bet it doesn't hit these numbers until 5000rpm. You need low end torque on the trail. You going to rev. it to 5000 to go through a boulder field or technical hill climb? Make no sense. The little diesel is the best option Jeep has ever added, for this reason.

Had a Explorer with the 3.5 liter Ecoboost and the thing with turbos is that they don't need a ton of RPM to make their torque. It comes on low, like a diesel
Posted By: thumbcocker

Re: Bronco - 07/17/20

I have a 2019 ford ranger for a company truck. It has the 4 cylinder eco boost. It is ran on lease roads, mostly in the woods. I am impressed with the torque it has. I would never have guessed it would have that much low end.
Posted By: hasbeen1945

Re: Bronco - 09/05/20

I bought a 69 Bronco with 3000 miles on it. It was practically new. It replaced a 64 Scout with a 4 cylinder engine.
Big upgrade. I replaced the 69 Bronco with a new 78 Bronco. Nice truck but totally different than the 69. The 78 had a/c and automatic transmission. The 78 was more of a road truck where as the 69 was a billy goat off road.
If I was a little younger I would have to try one of the new Broncos. With all the improvements in running gear it will be a beast on and off road. Hasbeen
Posted By: woods_walker

Re: Bronco - 09/06/20

As a young man, I missed my chance for a Bronco and later a Scout (finances). Later in life, owned a Bronco II and then a Jeep. The new Bronco has my attention.
Posted By: tikkanut

Re: Bronco - 09/06/20



too late in life to switch from Toyota
Posted By: thumbcocker

Re: Bronco - 09/07/20

I'm not a ford person by any stretch, but if the new bronco is better at off roading than the new ranger it will be tough to beat. i admit I'm intrigued.
Posted By: jackmountain

Re: Bronco - 09/08/20

Originally Posted by tikkanut


too late in life to switch from Toyota


This. I'll take a 2-3 year old Land cruiser for the same price all day long. But I'm not a "car guy". I look for reliable, capable and as little depreciation as possible. Can't stand blowing money on depreciating assets.
Posted By: Kodiakisland

Re: Bronco - 02/03/21

Still keeping the Tacoma, but I've got a fairly basic Bronco on order. Ordered the 2DR Black Diamond with no options. Will be replacing the stock suspension with Fox coilovers once they become available. Just happy to have a new manual to drive. First Ford in 30 years. Should look exactly like this:


[img]https://www.bronco6g.com/forum/atta...-blue-black-diamond-factory-1-jpg.84387/[/img]
Posted By: Windfall

Re: Bronco - 02/03/21

I was watching a new Bronco commercial and they said that it has seven traction options!!! Really, you need seven? Water, sand, mud, ice, snow and a few more. I’ve been driving all these years and have only ever needed 2wd, 4wd high and low and I didn’t realize how deprived I’ve been.
Posted By: ready_on_the_right

Re: Bronco - 02/03/21

Originally Posted by Windfall
I was watching a new Bronco commercial and they said that it has seven traction options!!! Really, you need seven? Water, sand, mud, ice, snow and a few more. I’ve been driving all these years and have only ever needed 2wd, 4wd high and low and I didn’t realize how deprived I’ve been.


Computer optimization///something else to break!!

Mike
Posted By: Kodiakisland

Re: Bronco - 02/03/21

Originally Posted by Windfall
I was watching a new Bronco commercial and they said that it has seven traction options!!! Really, you need seven? Water, sand, mud, ice, snow and a few more. I’ve been driving all these years and have only ever needed 2wd, 4wd high and low and I didn’t realize how deprived I’ve been.



Well, you should join us in the 21st Century. Vehicles now have a lot of cool stuff that weren't on the vehicles I grew up with. Power steering, power brakes, A/C, etc. Mostly pretty nice improvements. Also, in the last 30 years or so, the computer handles a lot of stuff and vehicles have regularly had more modes than your simple vehicle of yesteryear. The computer changes throttle response and shift points through different modes such as eco, sport, tow/haul. Of course, I'm sure you only drive a stick like me, because who needs an auto, but it is still nice to find a throttle response that fits since almost all new vehicles are throttle by wire.

I sure do miss adjusting those points though. Gave me something to look forward to.

Posted By: ready_on_the_right

Re: Bronco - 02/03/21

Local place had a Badlands on skinny street tires, Still waiting to see a 2-door in person.



Mike
Posted By: Kodiakisland

Re: Bronco - 02/03/21

Originally Posted by ready_on_the_right
Local place had a Badlands on skinny street tires, Still waiting to see a 2-door in person.



Mike


That was most likely the Sport and not the Bronco that you saw.
Posted By: ready_on_the_right

Re: Bronco - 02/03/21

May have been was from the road driving by. laugh

Mike
Posted By: Windfall

Re: Bronco - 02/04/21

Originally Posted by Kodiakisland
Originally Posted by Windfall
I was watching a new Bronco commercial and they said that it has seven traction options!!! Really, you need seven? Water, sand, mud, ice, snow and a few more. I’ve been driving all these years and have only ever needed 2wd, 4wd high and low and I didn’t realize how deprived I’ve been.



Well, you should join us in the 21st Century. Vehicles now have a lot of cool stuff that weren't on the vehicles I grew up with. Power steering, power brakes, A/C, etc. Mostly pretty nice improvements. Also, in the last 30 years or so, the computer handles a lot of stuff and vehicles have regularly had more modes than your simple vehicle of yesteryear. The computer changes throttle response and shift points through different modes such as eco, sport, tow/haul. Of course, I'm sure you only drive a stick like me, because who needs an auto, but it is still nice to find a throttle response that fits since almost all new vehicles are throttle by wire.

I sure do miss adjusting those points though. Gave me something to look forward to.



Yes, but I’m the same guy who just dropped $1,600. over at my Ford dealer to pay their electrical “expert” to get the radio working again in my Platinum F150. When that computer wasn’t happy, nothing was working right, nav, back up camera, heater, defrost, a/c, radio, heated and cooled seats, automatic adjusting seats and steering wheel... The toggle for the six color options for the cup holders worked fine though. I’m currently a little disgruntled about Ford’s 21st century onboard electronics.
Posted By: ready_on_the_right

Re: Bronco - 02/07/21

Posted By: ruffcutt

Re: Bronco - 02/07/21

Put down a deposit to reserve a 4 door badlands with the 7 speed manual transmission. Dealer said it probably won’t be available until the 2022 models late this summer.
Posted By: ready_on_the_right

Re: Bronco - 02/08/21

Seems they jumped the gun a bit, only been talking about them for 4-5 years now,,,,,

I'm in wait and see mode..

Mike
Posted By: Kodiakisland

Re: Bronco - 02/08/21

2DR with Fox coilovers on 37s at King of Hammers this week.

[Linked Image]
Posted By: Kodiakisland

Re: Bronco - 04/24/21

Got a build week date of June 28, so hopefully will have by early August. Planning to use it late August for a back country trip to Montana scouting for goats.
Posted By: ready_on_the_right

Re: Bronco - 04/25/21

Cool!!

Mike
Posted By: BKinSD

Re: Bronco - 04/26/21

as the owner of an early Bronco, to me a lot of the mystique is the size. Small, narrow, nimble. I wish that Ford and the buyers thought about that, perhaps they did and discarded it. Seems like so many want to make their Broncos bigger taller and wider. Must be compensating.
Posted By: ready_on_the_right

Re: Bronco - 04/26/21

Rollover standards forcing it probably.

The local place called me about my order, I said have you got a 2-door with squatch package for me to come physically look at and drive? Nope... then call me when you do my Jeep $$$ is still setting in the safe.



Mike
Posted By: EdM

Re: Bronco - 04/27/21

Originally Posted by BKinSD
as the owner of an early Bronco, to me a lot of the mystique is the size. Small, narrow, nimble. I wish that Ford and the buyers thought about that, perhaps they did and discarded it. Seems like so many want to make their Broncos bigger taller and wider. Must be compensating.


LOL.
Posted By: Kodiakisland

Re: Bronco - 04/27/21

Originally Posted by BKinSD
as the owner of an early Bronco, to me a lot of the mystique is the size. Small, narrow, nimble. I wish that Ford and the buyers thought about that, perhaps they did and discarded it. Seems like so many want to make their Broncos bigger taller and wider. Must be compensating.


Is 76in wide, 100in wheelbase and 174 inch length big? Seemed about the same size as my FJ.
Posted By: BKinSD

Re: Bronco - 04/27/21

Its bigger than 68" wide, 92" wheelbase, and 152" long. Which was my point. I guess if you haven't been in one or driven one, it might not be as noticeable. It sure is to me.
Posted By: Kodiakisland

Re: Bronco - 07/15/21

It's finally built. Just waiting for delivery. Got a set of Toyo 255/80/17s that will be put on at the dealer. Only took a year from reservation to build date.

Window sticker: windowsticker
Posted By: ruffcutt

Re: Bronco - 07/15/21

I hope they live up to the hype, will be interested in your assessment. Also have one on order but with the options ordered might not see it until 2023.
Posted By: Kodiakisland

Re: Bronco - 07/15/21

Originally Posted by ruffcutt
I hope they live up to the hype, will be interested in your assessment. Also have one on order but with the options ordered might not see it until 2023.



I doubt they live up to the hype, but I'm hoping I'm happy with it.

I made the transition from V8s to 4cyl many years ago with my Tacoma. It was certainly a steep learning curve to get everything out of that small engine. I think that will help me with the Bronco. RPMs are your friend in a 4cyl. Took awhile to figure out it did not want to be under 2800rpm except when coasting. I expect the Bronco 4cyl to be the same, although the turbo will make it a little different. I just hope it doesn't have the throttle lag that the Tacoma has.

Hopefully have it in a couple of weeks.
Posted By: ruffcutt

Re: Bronco - 07/15/21

The delivery charges are a joke, there have been several class action suits against Ford, hopefully there will be one filed on the Broncos.
Posted By: Kodiakisland

Re: Bronco - 07/15/21

Originally Posted by ruffcutt
The delivery charges are a joke, there have been several class action suits against Ford, hopefully there will be one filed on the Broncos.



No more a joke than MSRP. All charges are up front when ordering. I was under the assumption Ford would be making a profit. Like anything, the market will dictate what they can charge. People pay $80K for 1/2 ton trucks these days, so an additional $1500 fee isn't hardly noteworthy. They could just do away with it and include the additional price in MSRP though if people feel better about that.
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