Extreme Recon Willys vs Sasquatch

Extreme Recon Willys vs Sasquatch?


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For what its worth I think it is interesting that in every comparison video I've seen it is always a Jeep on 33's against a Bronco on 35s. Seems to me the Bronco is somewhat dependent on the SAS package to be competitive in its market -- probably not but it seems that way. That said, I'd say the SAS is a more 'valuable' upgrade to the Bronco than XR is to a Jeep. Jeep seems quite capable without it.
You are 100% correct. The Bronco must have the SAS package to meet the Wrangler on 33s Off-road specs. The Xtreme Recon blows that notion out of the water for Ford.
 

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My JL Sahara with mopar headlocks and 2inch fox lift (basically Willy extreme recon specs) compared to a Sasquatch package bronco

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These are great comparison pics! It's funny to me that next to each other, especially from the back, I start to think maybe the Bronco isn't really that much bigger. But whenever I see one in the wild my first thought is "that thing looks massive, and almost like a pain to drive."
 

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For what its worth I think it is interesting that in every comparison video I've seen it is always a Jeep on 33's against a Bronco on 35s. Seems to me the Bronco is somewhat dependent on the SAS package to be competitive in its market -- probably not but it seems that way. That said, I'd say the SAS is a more 'valuable' upgrade to the Bronco than XR is to a Jeep. Jeep seems quite capable without it.
I fully agree with you. Without the sasquatch package, the bronco is a 4runner with a more rugged offroad look. And of course all trims need lockers, because it masks the lack of articulation when compared to the Jeep it was designed to compete against.

Many people like a certain rugged look nowadays, but don't want to lose the car like ride that they are used to from their previous cars and suvs. The Bronco was designed for that segment of the marketplace. They added some functional tidbits to give it enhanced capabilities over all the other suvs with the same suspension, but it's not on the same level as a Wrangler. The canned drive modes with their digital graphics of snow and mud are another indication of what type of buyer is being targeted.
 
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I fully agree with you. Without the sasquatch package, the bronco is a Hyundai Sante Fe with a more rugged offroad look.
Disagree here. In terms of capability, a nonSquatch Bronco is basically a 4Runner. Solid rear. Independent front. Body-on-frame. Available rear locker. That’s all 4Runner. Even the sway bar disco is quite comparable to Toyota’s KDSS. Xterra and FJ had basically the same setup.
 

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Disagree here. In terms of capability, a nonSquatch Bronco is basically a 4Runner. Solid rear. Independent front. Body-on-frame. Available rear locker. That’s all 4Runner. Even the sway bar disco is quite comparable to Toyota’s KDSS. Xterra and FJ had basically the same setup.
Yeah, I was just sneaking a little jab in with the Santa fe mention. I didn't think it was enough to discount the rest of the post. I'll change it to 4runner to not taint the main points that I feel are sound.
 

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Good thread for this video.
SAS Bronco crawling with some Jeeps.

 

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It did very well. Once the Bronco stops being vaporware, it’ll provide some solid competition for Jeep.
As much competition as Toyota already does anyway. If Toyota added a front locker option to the TRD Pro they would be in a dead heat with Bronco…
 

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I haven't even had my 392XR for a week and already I have hordes of people who want to have sex with me. Can't say the same for Sasquatch.
 

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I haven't even had my 392XR for a week and already I have hordes of people who want to have sex with me. Can't say the same for Sasquatch.
Bronco fans want to have sex with Sasquatch... 😫
 

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The Bronco did well. I think the driver of the Bronco was a lot smoother in the way he drove over the rocks. I would attribute that to skill, experience, and a capable vehicle. I still like the Jeep more, but the Bronco in capable hands can go places.
 

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There are a lot of capable vehicles out there, there is no question about it. They just aren’t straight axle that’s all. That is a huge difference in aggressive off road. You can put a lift and big tires on anything and pound it through the trails but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s good at at it or capable. We have a young fella in our group with a lift and big tires on Jeep Compass and you’d be surprised where he follows us.
 
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