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This just in: Ford to stop Bronco production for two weeks https://www.autonews.com/suppliers/ford-stop-production-bronco-ranger-plant-2-weeks

I realize chip shortages are a thing right now, but geez, Bronco just keeps getting hit with one delay after another!

I wouldn't be surprised if it ended up that the only Broncos that Ford delivered this year were the First Edition ones (along with all the pre-production concept vehicles that they have given to various social media influencers to hype up the vehicle). Bummer, was really hoping to see some on the road in 2021.
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I wouldn't be surprised if it ended up that the only Broncos that Ford delivered this year were the First Edition ones (along with all the pre-production concept vehicles that they have given to various social media influencers to hype up the vehicle). Bummer, was really hoping to see some on the road in 2021.
You will. Many in production in May/June.
 

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I'm curious what excuses will be made for the front lower shock mounting stud on the sasquatch package being left to hang as the lowest spot on the bottom of the short a-arms.

I'm guessing that it was conveniently forgotten, like Aldos mention of how cheap the thing was finished.
 

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Hi, thought I’d add another video. I registered at this site a week or two ago to add info. Since then, and even before, I’ve been really looking at all the threads and love how current Jeep owners have been modding their vehicles.
The vid was shot by a Bronco lover so he pretty much cares about his stuff like you do yours.
This ride takes place in Tennessee I believe so it gives you an idea of what kind of conditions people east of the Mississippi routinely deal with.
Keep in mind this is a road embellished by Ford to showcase certain attributes of the Bronco. An example is the rock brought in for the 20 yard rock crawl. It’s not the Rubicon so don’t laugh. It’s a marketing exercise.
Also skip the first 5 minutes to get to the drive. Lots of talk but I like the guys genuine enthusiasm.

 

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I have to add; I think the trail turn assist will be seen as an option that acts counter to tread lightly. If you get a few hundred vehicles doing that on Black Bear Pass or whatever it is in Colorado I feel the turn will get very rutted over time. I can see this ability being frowned upon or discouraged at some point dependent on volume of usage.
 

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This just in: Ford to stop Bronco production for two weeks https://www.autonews.com/suppliers/ford-stop-production-bronco-ranger-plant-2-weeks

I realize chip shortages are a thing right now, but geez, Bronco just keeps getting hit with one delay after another!
FWIW.....

The endless delays are likely due to engineering/design flaws in tops that leak after being removed that have not been resolved before production ramps up.

Also have been reports of technical glitches with trail turn assist and electronic front sway bar disconnect features during ride along events.
 

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I have to add; I think the trail turn assist will be seen as an option that acts counter to tread lightly. If you get a few hundred vehicles doing that on Black Bear Pass or whatever it is in Colorado I feel the turn will get very rutted over time. I can see this ability being frowned upon or discouraged at some point dependent on volume of usage.
Yup - just like the Rivian doing that roundy-round thing (which I can't see being an actual production option = looks out of control to me) You can turn 360 degrees in a skid-steer exactly like that, it will really churn up the ground.
 

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FWIW.....

The endless delays are likely due to engineering/design flaws in tops that leak after being removed that have not been resolved before production ramps up.

Also have been reports of technical glitches with trail turn assist and electronic front sway bar disconnect features during ride along events.
The 2025 bronco will be nice
 

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The window switch locations is an interesting one for those lacking T-rex arms.
 

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FWIW.....

The endless delays are likely due to engineering/design flaws in tops that leak after being removed that have not been resolved before production ramps up.

Also have been reports of technical glitches with trail turn assist and electronic front sway bar disconnect features during ride along events.
It took Jeep 80 years to develop tops that don’t leak.

Ford is starting from zero. Those frameless doors can’t be helping on that regard, either.

Good luck to them.
 

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I have to add; I think the trail turn assist will be seen as an option that acts counter to tread lightly. If you get a few hundred vehicles doing that on Black Bear Pass or whatever it is in Colorado I feel the turn will get very rutted over time. I can see this ability being frowned upon or discouraged at some point dependent on volume of usage.
I was thinking the same thing.
Hi, thought I’d add another video. I registered at this site a week or two ago to add info. Since then, and even before, I’ve been really looking at all the threads and love how current Jeep owners have been modding their vehicles.
The vid was shot by a Bronco lover so he pretty much cares about his stuff like you do yours.
This ride takes place in Tennessee I believe so it gives you an idea of what kind of conditions people east of the Mississippi routinely deal with.
Keep in mind this is a road embellished by Ford to showcase certain attributes of the Bronco. An example is the rock brought in for the 20 yard rock crawl. It’s not the Rubicon so don’t laugh. It’s a marketing exercise.
Also skip the first 5 minutes to get to the drive. Lots of talk but I like the guys genuine enthusiasm.

The video was pretty embarassing. Looked like the road crew came in and prepped prior to paving. lol
 

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I was thinking the same thing.

The video was pretty embarassing. Looked like the road crew came in and prepped prior to paving. lol
I found it hard to believe that they were impressed that they were going about 20 or 30 mph on a smooth trail. I was totally like wow.
 

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Haha, backwater-bro over here using his mask like it's a skid-plate for his chin. Gotta keep the dust off those chin-pubes!

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I have to add; I think the trail turn assist will be seen as an option that acts counter to tread lightly. If you get a few hundred vehicles doing that on Black Bear Pass or whatever it is in Colorado I feel the turn will get very rutted over time. I can see this ability being frowned upon or discouraged at some point dependent on volume of usage.
Oh good lord the haters are reaching now.
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