Bronco vs Jeep Wrangler mega thread

With the Bronco launch, what team are you in?

  • I will stay with team Jeep

    Votes: 478 57.6%
  • I may jump to Team Ford

    Votes: 191 23.0%
  • I am staying out of this one for now. (in Eric Cartman’s voice): Screw you guys, I am going home.

    Votes: 79 9.5%
  • Is “both” an option because I am loaded and can afford both?

    Votes: 82 9.9%

  • Total voters
    830

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That’s a bit of a silly argument. Ford isn’t forcing you to put them in the cargo area...they just provided a convenient storage option. You can still choose to store them where you store your Jeep stuff. More options are better, no?
Fair point.
 

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Owner experience when the vehicle is actually released will dictate whether or not they improved on the Wranglers weaknesses and “absolutely killed it”. Not the release on Monday.
I'm a Ford guy and love the original Bronco. Hopefully Ford has done a good job and not an FJ cruiser failed attempt. Thinking of trading my 19 JKR for it, or do I spend 4k on an aftermarket steering box and another 2k on draglink, tie rods.... to fix the factory steering on the Jeep?
 

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Whatever happened to all those claims by insiders that there was going to be a solid axle? Remember that? Because some dork saw that Dana was supplying the gear for it, and they completely forgot that Dana also builds Independent differentials.
 

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I'm a Ford guy and love the original Bronco. Hopefully Ford has done a good job and not an FJ cruiser failed attempt. Thinking of trading my 19 JKR for it, or do I spend 4k on an aftermarket steering box and another 2k on draglink, tie rods.... to fix the factory steering on the Jeep?
I agree. If the Bronco turns out to be as good as I think it might, and has a steering system that isn't all over the road like my 2018 JLU, I will think seriously about calling it quits with Jeep. I have never owned a Ford but this may be my first. I have had a number of JEEPs but FCA just isn't doing anything to fix an obvious problem.
 

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I agree. If the Bronco turns out to be as good as I think it might, and has a steering system that isn't all over the road like my 2018 JLU, I will think seriously about calling it quits with Jeep. I have never owned a Ford but this may be my first. I have had a number of JEEPs but FCA just isn't doing anything to fix an obvious problem.
I have owned many fords, 3 F150’s, 2 escapes, two mustangs. I never really had issues at all. Just one issue on a replaced windshield that didn’t seat well and leaked water into the dash area and fried something but that wasn’t fords fault.

Though I didn’t have issues really with my JK’s, the JL is an upgrade in every way except how it handles. Prolly won’t buy the first Bronco that comes out and will wait a minute. But could also see myself considering it a year or so from release depending on how it turns out for being brand new.


I find their service techs seem to stick around a little longer too, used the same tech for my raptor while I had it for all things including oil changes
 

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I agree. If the Bronco turns out to be as good as I think it might, and has a steering system that isn't all over the road like my 2018 JLU, I will think seriously about calling it quits with Jeep. I have never owned a Ford but this may be my first. I have had a number of JEEPs but FCA just isn't doing anything to fix an obvious problem.
If it's IFS it'll be tight. It'll also have limited wheel travel, no forced articulation and be inherently weaker. However most Wrangler owners never really use the benefits of their live front axles

I don't blame people for being frustrated with FCA....
 

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Why would they invest millions in a ICE engine, when Hybrid Electric ( 4 xe) is almost here ? ...
Because they live in reality, not Fantasy Land. ICE isn't going anywhere for decades, and in the meantime the manufacturers want to remain profitable.

Keep in mind the Bronco will likely be the most advanced IFS put into a production off-road vehicle ever. It appears to be easily modified or be able to run 37’s from the factory, which has never been done before. So it’s possible Ford may have some secret trick. We will have to wait until monday
None of the images or info have actually indicated 37's. Not from the factory. This continues to be a fantasy of the overly enthusiastic. Perhaps we'll see otherwise tonight, but I doubt it.
 

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I agree. If the Bronco turns out to be as good as I think it might, and has a steering system that isn't all over the road like my 2018 JLU, I will think seriously about calling it quits with Jeep. I have never owned a Ford but this may be my first. I have had a number of JEEPs but FCA just isn't doing anything to fix an obvious problem.
LOTS dont have a problem with their steering, I sure dont. BUT for sure an otherwise lame IFS will steer and handle better at the mall. ;)

BTW I have had crap fords (a full size bronco) and good fords (my f150). It's probably a crap shoot which you get kinda like the steering I guess.
 

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Did you guys hear about the new poll Ford did with current Jeep Wrangler owners? When soccer moms and dads were asked what kind of front suspension they preferred on their Wrangler 90% said , "yeah, I like nice shiny wheels and such"! When this same group was asked if they preferred a solid front axle or independent front suspension 92.3% responded with ,"huh what, what does that even mean"? :CWL: :CWL:
 

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Which tonneau cover is that & do you like it?
Sorry for the delayed response- been working on the kid's car over the weekend (and man, it is HOT in Dallas these days :^). That is a Rampage tonneau (LINK TO TONNEAU), and I like it a lot. It fits really tightly, but it doesn't make noise and it keeps the water out. I just wish it had a vertical flap in the front (if it rains, you have to park facing uphill or the water will run down and spill over the front edge).
 

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The Ford Bronco looks like the baby the FJ and the JL should've never had.

I still like the looks of the JL way better, but I guess it is a matter of preference. That bronco looks very cartoonish.
 

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