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With the Bronco launch, what team are you in?

  • I will stay with team Jeep

    Votes: 357 54.9%
  • I may jump to Team Ford

    Votes: 159 24.5%
  • I am staying out of this one for now. (in Eric Cartman’s voice): Screw you guys, I am going home.

    Votes: 65 10.0%
  • Is “both” an option because I am loaded and can afford both?

    Votes: 69 10.6%

  • Total voters
    650

BullMoose1776

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Bottom line for me is, it's going to be great, but I wanted and still want a Jeep. Cheers to ford for bringing it back. I can't wait to see one.

I'm especially interested in the Rubicon competitor, as I have a Rubicon.

And if there is any good in this world, please, please please let them make factory half doors so Jeep will too!

I hope this thing has a ton of innovative things and I really do hope the aftermarket gets behind it.

A rising tide lifts all boats.



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My first car was a Ford bronco ii - loved that thing, lots of great memories for sure - looking forward to seeing what Ford rolls out here
 

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Surely to be an unpopular post, but I have seen a lot of posts regarding solid front axle or die. However there are a lot of great off road capable vehicles out there.

The land cruiser hasn’t had a solid front axle since 97 I believe and still tears it up. The 4Runners haven’t had a rear locker (aside from the trail/Trd off road) but the ATRAC system is pretty stout. Was the FJ Cruiser really that bad? I had one and loved it. Never went anywhere that my friends Rubicons couldn’t.

I see the advantage for a solid front axle with trail and rock crawling for flex and suspension travel, but outside of that this thing should do fairly well
 

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My first car was an 89 bronco 5 spd with a 302. I then got a 87 Wrangler that I loved as well. I came really close to buying a 60's bronco but couldn't handle the drum brakes (and didn't think about a disc conversion). I ended up with two expeditions that I high centered too many times. Now have a JK 2 dr with a 6 spd. Love it and was so close to buying a JL but the dealer wouldn't come down $500. Ford is incompetent to have allowed Jeep to own this market for so long. Jeep really should have come out with bigger engine options long ago. I recognize we are living in a fuel economy world but I will be buying a Bronco with a 7 spd and a larger engine. The manual definitely makes me in the minority but the need for power I think is common among us. My '87 wrangler with a 4.2L had much more torque per lbs than my current jk. To bring out a JL with the same issue is inexcusable. I will likely spend more on the bronco but I suspect I will get more vehicle. Hoping for a price war so we all can win!
 

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Initially, Ford kept saying there would be no 2 door Bronco, which is why I went ahead and bought the 2 door JL... As a Blue Oval guy, that looks pretty darn tempting!
2021-Ford-Bronco-Renderings-3-1.jpg
Hard to deny that looks just about right, and 2drs FTW!

Hoping the JT eventually comes out in a 2dr version, just to give Jeep another 2dr to throw back at this :)

Agree w/ @jeepingib just enough design cues from the bobtail Bronco days to tie this one in, not hating it that's for sure!
 

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Surely to be an unpopular post, but I have seen a lot of posts regarding solid front axle or die. However there are a lot of great off road capable vehicles out there.

The land cruiser hasn’t had a solid front axle since 97 I believe and still tears it up. The 4Runners haven’t had a rear locker (aside from the trail/Trd off road) but the ATRAC system is pretty stout. Was the FJ Cruiser really that bad? I had one and loved it. Never went anywhere that my friends Rubicons couldn’t.

I see the advantage for a solid front axle with trail and rock crawling for flex and suspension travel, but outside of that this thing should do fairly well
The land cruiser does have a solid axle actually. The real land cruiser at least does. It is not sold in the U.S.
 

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I will give it one other positive point from what I've seen. The 2 dr Bronco appears to be better proportioned than the 2dr JL. I always thought that they should have lengthened the 2dr just a tad. The TJ unlimited from 04-06 was a hot ticket item that still sells for a premium today.
 

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I’m a Ford guy. Love the next gen F150 coming out soon. But these pics of the Bronco remind me of a toyota. I’m Very happy with my new Wrangler Recon. Ford does a good job with the turbo engine. I loved my 2016 3.5 Turbo F150. But wouldn’t trade back for anything.
 

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Oh, Brother. That's quite a stretch. I mean, it may all be true, but c'mon "grill designed by Ford".

They may as well say A Jeep is a Ford, but really it's not so buy a Bronco.,
Willys won the Bantam/Willys/Ford design competition for what became the Jeep.

After the initial production runs by the three competitors, the Willys model MB became the standardized Jeep (although design elements from both Bantam and Ford supposedly were incorporated into this refined version of the Willys model MA). However, Willys lacked the production capacity to build all the Jeeps that were needed, so Ford built about 270,000 (of about 650,000 of the total WWII Jeep production) using the Willys design. These Ford-built Jeeps that were built to the Willys model MB design were designated model GPW...the W standing for Willys.

Ford did contribute to the iconic Jeep grill design in that it was Ford that created a stamped grill (with 9 slots) replacing the earlier fabricated bar grill.

The Jeep shown in the earlier post is a GPW.
 

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A lot of the rumors about the Bronco have turned out true. If the rumor of 37” factory tires is true... that is going to be a huge win for ford. I’ve heard a lot of people say it isn’t possible from a fuel economy perspective or that IFS can’t handle 37’s. If they have figured out solutions to both that is going to be pretty insane.
 

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Another thread about a Sasquatch sighting.
 
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The original Bronco was Ford's answer to the International Scout. This new Bronco seems to be aimed at Toyota. It doesn't look to me like like Ford is aiming at the cheap-tough-utilitarian-commercial market, which the original Bronco and Scout were aimed at. "Doll-up" Scouts and Broncos were the exception, not the rule. As far as that goes, a base 2021 JL is a long way from a 1960s Bronco or Scout.... or Jeep.
 

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