Bronco vs Jeep Wrangler mega thread

With the Bronco launch, what team are you in?

  • I will stay with team Jeep

    Votes: 700 61.1%
  • I may jump to Team Ford

    Votes: 234 20.4%
  • I am staying out of this one for now. (in Eric Cartman’s voice): Screw you guys, I am going home.

    Votes: 110 9.6%
  • Is “both” an option because I am loaded and can afford both?

    Votes: 102 8.9%

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Oh you have a Gladiator? That’s great. If I had one I’d definitely fabricate something to hold the doors.
Tube doors are great on a Wrangler but they’re really only good for local driving or a same day trip. I’d love to take the 3 hour drive upstate “naked” for the weekend but it gets cold, it rains suddenly, animals could make a bed out of your Jeep etc. The best I can do is drive up with doors, take em off up there, drop on some mirrors and go. But at night doors go back on.
You’re gonna think I’m crazy but I love an open Jeep so much I actually considered buying a trailer to haul/store my doors for the trip.
I had my doors and roof off til very late October on my JLUR, only reason I put them back on was because I went on vacation and park it outside. This year I plan on riding naked as soon as spring start and have them off til winter starts, ill add tube doors and a mesh/shade on top to make it a little more comfortable.

I also commute very early and it's a tad bit chilly but still bearable for me. Just got to layer up and turn on the heater full blast along with the heater seats and steering wheel. Lol. I also use my motorcycle as my daily driver so driving naked is like a luxury to me lol.





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Yeah, doesn't exactly strike me as being "class leading".
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But not to worry folks, Ford will carry this over to the bronco.
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haha....to be fair, I'm not a Ford fanboy, but we did get a 2016 Explorer for the the wifey and it currently has 84K on it and it still looks and drives like the day we drove it off the lot....Don't know if it is luck, but I'll take it....recently I got the Jeep bug tho and want to ditch it for a new JLU Rubi and would love it if the Jeep would hold up as well as the Explorer did....funny thing is I took her to the local Jeep dealer today to look at a couple JLU Rubi's and she gravitated towards the Gladiator's
....Now I'm starting to look into those now lol

Today I went on the Ford site and built a nicely equipped Base Sasquatch for $44.6K and if it wasn't for the long wait, I'd probably be getting one to tell you the truth.

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I had my doors and roof off til very late October on my JLUR, only reason I put them back on was because I went on vacation and park it outside. This year I plan on riding naked as soon as spring start and have them off til winter starts, ill add tube doors and a mesh/shade on top to make it a little more comfortable.

I also commute very early and it's a tad bit chilly but still bearable for me. Just got to layer up and turn on the heater full blast along with the heater seats and steering wheel. Lol. I also use my motorcycle as my daily driver so driving naked is like a luxury to me lol.
I hear ya JS, you’re lucky enough to live in that gorgeous climate. Here in NY you’d ruin your Jeep in about a month if you just left it open. I included a screenshot of our 10 day forecast. You’ll see 2 snow, 3 rain and the rest ok. That’s 50% inclement weather.
There was an interesting thread about a year and a half ago. A Jeep owner brought his vehicle in for service with the roof down. A flash thunderstorm came in while the customer was at work. He assumed the dealership would go in the lot and close his Jeep. They didn’t, Jeep got soaked, radio and other electronics stopped working etc.
There was a long debate on who was wrong.
Here’s our weather, decent for us but nothing like sweet California.....

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haha....to be fair, I'm not a Ford fanboy, but we did get a 2016 Explorer for the the wifey and it currently has 84K on it and it still looks and drives like the day we drove it off the lot....Don't know if it is luck, but I'll take it....recently I got the Jeep bug tho and want to ditch it for a new JLU Rubi and would love it if the Jeep would hold up as well as the Explorer did....funny thing is I took her to the local Jeep dealer today to look at a couple JLU Rubi's and she gravitated towards the Gladiator's
....Now I'm starting to look into those now lol

Today I went on the Ford site and built a nicely equipped Base Sasquatch for $44.6K and if it wasn't for the long wait, I'd probably be getting one to tell you the truth.

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It's not luck, explorer and edge are very reliable in their segment. I push mine hard with aftermarket tune and it still did not give a middle finger (14 Sport, 3.5 EcoBoost).
 

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I’ll be trading the wife’s ‘17 Expedition for the 4 door when it comes out, and on second thought, maybe two years after release to get the version with the bugs worked out. As for a two door Bronco, I would have to get hands on before it traded in the JL.
 

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haha....to be fair, I'm not a Ford fanboy, but we did get a 2016 Explorer for the the wifey and it currently has 84K on it and it still looks and drives like the day we drove it off the lot....Don't know if it is luck, but I'll take it....recently I got the Jeep bug tho and want to ditch it for a new JLU Rubi and would love it if the Jeep would hold up as well as the Explorer did....funny thing is I took her to the local Jeep dealer today to look at a couple JLU Rubi's and she gravitated towards the Gladiator's
....Now I'm starting to look into those now lol

Today I went on the Ford site and built a nicely equipped Base Sasquatch for $44.6K and if it wasn't for the long wait, I'd probably be getting one to tell you the truth.

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I'm really not a Ford hater. Only reason why I make these posts, is because of all the bronco die hards that flooded over from their own forum right after the reveal. Nothing but pointed comments that did nothing but tarnish this forum and the overall vibe around here.

Generally, as long as I get what I pay for, I don't care much about the name of the company that's getting my money.

My wife made a reservation for a 2 door Badlands, so hopefully Ford knocks it out of the park.
 

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This topic is why I am here. Just moved from Commiefornia to Arizona and after a few months here cancelled my reservation on my Badlands and bought a 21 Rubicon 4dr. I've never owned a 4x4 and a Jeep or old Bronco was always my dream truck growing up. I just got tired of waiting for the Bronco so I bought a Rubicon, pick it up in 2 days. Couldn't be happier. Just sad I waited till I am 55 to pull the trigger
 

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This topic is why I am here. Just moved from Commiefornia to Arizona and after a few months here cancelled my reservation on my Badlands and bought a 21 Rubicon 4dr. I've never owned a 4x4 and a Jeep or old Bronco was always my dream truck growing up. I just got tired of waiting for the Bronco so I bought a Rubicon, pick it up in 2 days. Couldn't be happier. Just sad I waited till I am 55 to pull the trigger
Better late than never! Welcome to the community and your new addiction! Hahaha! Oh, and congratulations on the recent location upgrade!

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I'm really not a Ford hater. Only reason why I make these posts, is because of all the bronco die hards that flooded over from their own forum right after the reveal. Nothing but pointed comments that did nothing but tarnish this forum and the overall vibe around here.

Generally, as long as I get what I pay for, I don't care much about the name of the company that's getting my money.

My wife made a reservation for a 2 door Badlands, so hopefully Ford knocks it out of the park.
Lucky! My wife is in the market for a car but thinks it's ugly. I do too on some of them, but the higher end ones look a tad better. I'm not real impressed with dial a trail technology of these new metro-sexual 4wd rigs, but I am interested in a 2.7 or 3.5 eco-boost. That has go to be fun!
 

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Yeah, doesn't exactly strike me as being "class leading".
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Not sure what you're trying to say here. That video was just demonstrating the swaybar disconnect. the idea here being that you can use the disconnect, even when the suspension is under load.
 

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Not sure what you're trying to say here. That video was just demonstrating the swaybar disconnect. the idea here being that you can use the disconnect, even when the suspension is under load.
I think with the sasquatch package, literally the ONLY reason to get the Badlands is the pushbutton swaybar disconnect. Looking at the swaybar connections on the Bronco it seems like a manual disconnection would be much easier than what I do with my Jeep.
 

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Lucky! My wife is in the market for a car but thinks it's ugly. I do too on some of them, but the higher end ones look a tad better. I'm not real impressed with dial a trail technology of these new metro-sexual 4wd rigs, but I am interested in a 2.7 or 3.5 eco-boost. That has go to be fun!
Originally, my wife wanted a 2 door Punk'n Rubicon. I let her drive mine, back when I had my 2" lift and 35's. I had it completely dialed in and riding much better than stock, but her main complaints were directly related to the nature of a solid front axle. She also didn't like the longer throw of the brake pedal.

She's always had more sport oriented cars, like civics and her current awd Nissan Juke. Since she mostly wants to be able to go on the beach and some light to moderate trails, coupled to what she's used to driving, I suggested the Bronco. It's car based, not truck based like the Jeep, so it should be "easier" for her.

She really liked what she saw in the reveal movie, and not just it's exterior styling and what I explained about the drive train differences. She also liked how low the a-pillar grab handles were and the easier to use t-case control knob. Also, in my opinion she's the perfect candidate for set it and forget it 4wd.

I'm still smirking about your metro sexual comment! It also reminds me of a comment I made about it being designed for the pink handed. :CWL:

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Not sure what you're trying to say here. That video was just demonstrating the swaybar disconnect. the idea here being that you can use the disconnect, even when the suspension is under load.
That it's not exactly a class leading amount of flex. And even on that small dirt mound, the tire still doesn't reach the ground after being disconnected, hence the bounce.
 

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It's car based, not truck based like the Jeep, so it should be "easier" for her.
Bronco Sport maybe... the Bronco itself is based on the Ranger frame.
 

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