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Originally Posted by My4Fordtrucks View Post
To each his own but I completely disagree. It should look like a Bronco and not like every SUV in the product lineup but in a different size.
As much as I agree with your sentiment in this, I don't see ford doing this...every suv is getting the trapezoid shaped front grille. the F series are getting the big "bracket light" treatment up front. I am not saying it doesn't look good or bad...

Were it me, I'd rather it be more in line with the 60's to early 70's Bronco.

Hope I am wrong
 
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I WANT A RAPTOR VERSION !!!!!!!!
 
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Manual transmission option, perhaps?

Yes, I know autos are far, far better now, with approaching 10 speeds, but I love shifting my own gears!
 
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Originally Posted by DRVMUSTANGS View Post
I WANT A RAPTOR VERSION !!!!!!!!
The long wheelbase of the Raptor is an asset in that type of vehicle. A Bronco is just a different animal IMO.

I do agree with the sentiment that there needs to be a serious performance version!
 
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Old 02-22-2017, 11:18 PM
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Should have built an Excursion instead!
 
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trouble with the excursion is the market. The Suburban rules.
 
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My bad... I think an EcoBoost four cylinder would be the perfect engine for the new Bronco.
 
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My bad... I think an EcoBoost four cylinder would be the perfect engine for the new Bronco.
Um......no.

Maybe the Ecoboot v6 but the Coyote 5.0L needs to be available.
 
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Adequate power could certainly be made with a 4 cylinder EcoBoost. Imagine popping the hood on your new Bronco and actually being able to see an engine in there!

I am a HUGE V8 fan. Everything I own has a Ford V8 in it! That said, I do really think a 4 cylinder EcoBoost would be an excellent base engine in a new Bronco, the new Ranger too. Want the performance off-road package with 35's? Then you've got to upgrade the engine too.

Keep in mind that even a 4 cylinder EcoBoost would be a SUBSTANTIAL improvement over any engine ever offered in the original Bronco.
 
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i'm hanging onto my current daily driver at least until the final announcement of the new bronco comes out.

the minimum for me to buy one:
removable top
two doors

if it has those two items i will look at the suspension. i really really really want solid axles, if it doesn't have straight axles it will have to have a really good IFS setup to keep me interested, however if it makes it a lot higher priced to have a fancy IFS, i will lose interest.

I really want a simple, base model, low cost bronco that I can go in and pick and choose what options i want. options that i would definitely tick the box on:

5.0 v8 (although i think that both the v6 and four cylinder ecoboost would be great)
manual transmission (i would fork over a lot for this)
manual transfer case
electric axle lockers
an off road package that includes or allows for larger tires, or other off road equipment.
 
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Keep in mind that even a 4 cylinder EcoBoost would be a SUBSTANTIAL improvement over any engine ever offered in the original Bronco.
The 4 cylinder is a SUBSTANTIAL improvement over ANY engine offered in the original Bronco??? So in your opinion it is better than the 289/302 in an EB or maybe the 341W in the FSB? I have driven an Ecoboost Escape and it was peppy but not what I would want to see in a JK competitor. It just doesn't have the low end torque.
 
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My4Firdtrucks,

I don't think a 2.0L EcoBoost would get it done, but a four cylinder EcoBoost in the 2.5L range could. Ford is going to have a BUNCH of gears in the new Bronco and Ranger, just part of the fuel economy thing. As long as they include some serious off-road gears for bigger tires and slower speeds, I think most Bronco owners would be okay.

There's a reason the 5.0L Mustang engine swap was so popular with EB owners!
 
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I have the 2.3 ecoboost in our Lincoln MKC. Same motor you can get now in the new Mustang.


It is a very good motor. At first I thought that it would live most of its life about 3K rpm. It does not.


It does however use a bit of oil. Nothing serious, not enough to add between oil changes. 1/2 qt I suppose.


It think the 3.5 eco would be ok, but the 2.3 would be just a bit under power for the application.
 
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The 4 cylinder is a SUBSTANTIAL improvement over ANY engine offered in the original Bronco??? So in your opinion it is better than the 289/302 in an EB or maybe the 341W in the FSB? I have driven an Ecoboost Escape and it was peppy but not what I would want to see in a JK competitor. It just doesn't have the low end torque.
The 2.0 Ecoboost twin scroll is listed in Wikipedia as being used in the 2015+ Everest...not sure if this is correct, but the Everest is about the size of an Edge although it's a bit heavier.

The 2.0 twin scroll is rated at 245 hp and 275 lb ft of torque, with the torque peak at 3000 rpm. The 351W was rated around a net of 160 horsepower when it went to low compression and net hp ratings in 1972....which is less than the EB. I do not recall the torque of the 351 but it's not gonna be much more than 275 lb ft in those years.

The Jeep Wrangler has the same 3.6 Pentastar that I have in my Grand Caravan. Nice motor, 285 hp and 260 lb ft of torque which is less torque than the 2.0 EB. So it is not a torque monster but the 6 speed trans keeps the engine in a good RPM range. The Pentastar also works well in the Grand Cherokee and Durango, but it's not a torquey engine--it wants to wind out.

Our demands are greater these days, and I'm thinking the 2.3 EB would be a better engine for the US Bronco/Everest--and I'd like to see it in the Edge also. Or the 3.7 V6 would be a nice engine also, with the 2.7 EB being really nice.

George
 
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