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RE: 2021 Ford Bronco

LOL Shiner... Just a reminder that I'm not your boy Ryan so I'm not going into your endless back and fourth circle jerk. We're looking for my wife's next vehicle and for now the Bronco looks like it could be a good fit for her and our needs. Also the Bronco looks like it has better leg room which is important for me but will have to verify and I would have liked to see electric seats. Then why did you quote me in the first place when all I was explaining was why this thing was not ideal for me due to IFS and why IFS is not good for the the type of off roading I do. What does you and your wife's needs/wants have to do with how I use my vehicle off road? I basically said I was excited about this thing until I found out it was IFS and then explained why IFS is not ideal for the type of off roading I do in a subsequent post. I even stated that IFS is better for high speed off roading in that post. Then you quoted me talking about how IFS is good for you and your wife(which has nothing to do with me), and you also stated that the Bronco had a long travel suspension which I refuted. Not trying to argue here, but I fail to understand what you and your wife's wants/needs has to do with me knowing that IFS is not good for the type of off roading I do. I don't know what type of off roading you do, but I'm sure you know what's best for you. As for long travel suspension this reflects stock configuration.
FishOnOne 07/15/20 08:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2021 Ford Bronco

For our off road and daily driver needs a IFS could be the ticket, but will need to test drive to confirm. I would like a soft long travel suspension which it appears how the Bronco is setup. We came close to pulling the trigger on a Jeep Wrangler but with a few things we didn't like about it, and knowing the Bronco was coming we decided to hold off. Based on what I've seen we made the right decision. The Bronco doesn't even have a mid-travel suspension let alone a long travel suspension. Heck, even the Raptor doesn't have a mid-travel suspension, but it is very close. If you are gonna use this vehicle as a daily/mall crawler that is not going to do any heavy rock crawling then IFS is the way to go. It will be noticeably smoother than a solid axle Jeep that you would have to throw a grand or so into for the same smoothness. If you do decide to take it on some serious trails, then make sure you bring along spare parts and/or upgrade to stronger materials if they have a lot of miles on them. I'm sure there's plenty of Rubicons at the malls and I'm sure this Bronco will be more than capable of handling my dirt roads and pulling my 22ft bay boat. This vehicle will be my wifes daily driver as well so no routine rock climbing here. :W I never said there wasn't Rubicons used as mall crawlers. Heck, Jeepers made up the term for other Jeepers that had bought off road rigs, but never take them off road or use them for what they were built for. Just like people who buy trucks that never haul anything, sports/muscle cars that never go to the track, or sedans that never carry more that two people. All I said was IFS is a better choice if is is going to be used as a daily/mall crawler because of its comfortable that a sold axle(in stock form). This has nothing to do with brand, and I am not sure why everything boils down to brand in these conversations. It is like you are taking me saying that IFS is not ideal for my kind of off roading as a personal assault to your preferences or how you will be using this vehicle. Is it because I pointed our a flaw for my preferences in a Ford product and you feel that you have to defend your brand? If this is the case I assure you I say the same about other IFS vehicles meant to go off road like Jeep Cherokees and Ram Rebels. Per this video the Bronco will have class leading suspension travel with 10" in the front and more than 10" in the back. So I would say this has long travel suspension IMO. Link So this is why you are taking it personal? Because I said something that didn't go along with what your brand's marketing department said? Long travel suspensions generally start around 17+ inches of travel in the front/rear and are very hard to drive on road. Mid travel is around 14-16 inches of travel in the front/rear which depends on the vehicle. In order for this Bronco to have a long travel suspension, it would have have to have a wide footprint because the control arms would have to be much longer(probably longer than what can be legally driven on road). This is why all long travel vehicles have wide and tall fenders to keep the tires from hitting them as they travel up. If the Bronco had a long travel suspension on it, it would tear those stock fenders up seeing how close they are to the tire especially on the 35 inch tire models. I also don't care too much about the stock specs of anything because I like to modify my vehicles which is why my JK Rubi has over 22" of travel with it's Metalcloak suspension that cost me around $2,600 and I was able to put it on in a day. It would cost more than three times that amount to do the same on an IFS system and would require some major modifications. All I had to do is trim my fenders a little our buy new ones for about $300-700. Here is the amount of travel that just a 2.5 inch lift can add to an solid axle for just $2,600 on a very minor obstacle (LINK). An IFS would be teeter tottering with only one tire on the ground up front on a simple obstacle like that. If you want to see what it takes to make the Raptor a mid-travel(from 13 to 16 inches) and what it does for the truck, then you can look at the parts and video in this LINK. The Bronco would have to replace its hood and fenders(like the stock Raptor has) to get the same type of travel because the longer control arms would make the tires stick out much further. On a solid axle, you don't have to widen the whole suspension in order to get more travel like you do on an IFS. LOL Shiner... Just a reminder that I'm not your boy Ryan so I'm not going into your endless back and fourth circle jerk. We're looking for my wife's next vehicle and for now the Bronco looks like it could be a good fit for her and our needs. Also the Bronco looks like it has better leg room which is important for me but will have to verify and I would have liked to see electric seats.
FishOnOne 07/15/20 06:10pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2021 Ford Bronco

For our off road and daily driver needs a IFS could be the ticket, but will need to test drive to confirm. I would like a soft long travel suspension which it appears how the Bronco is setup. We came close to pulling the trigger on a Jeep Wrangler but with a few things we didn't like about it, and knowing the Bronco was coming we decided to hold off. Based on what I've seen we made the right decision. The Bronco doesn't even have a mid-travel suspension let alone a long travel suspension. Heck, even the Raptor doesn't have a mid-travel suspension, but it is very close. If you are gonna use this vehicle as a daily/mall crawler that is not going to do any heavy rock crawling then IFS is the way to go. It will be noticeably smoother than a solid axle Jeep that you would have to throw a grand or so into for the same smoothness. If you do decide to take it on some serious trails, then make sure you bring along spare parts and/or upgrade to stronger materials if they have a lot of miles on them. I'm sure there's plenty of Rubicons at the malls and I'm sure this Bronco will be more than capable of handling my dirt roads and pulling my 22ft bay boat. This vehicle will be my wifes daily driver as well so no routine rock climbing here. :W I never said there wasn't Rubicons used as mall crawlers. Heck, Jeepers made up the term for other Jeepers that had bought off road rigs, but never take them off road or use them for what they were built for. Just like people who buy trucks that never haul anything, sports/muscle cars that never go to the track, or sedans that never carry more that two people. All I said was IFS is a better choice if is is going to be used as a daily/mall crawler because of its comfortable that a sold axle(in stock form). This has nothing to do with brand, and I am not sure why everything boils down to brand in these conversations. It is like you are taking me saying that IFS is not ideal for my kind of off roading as a personal assault to your preferences or how you will be using this vehicle. Is it because I pointed our a flaw for my preferences in a Ford product and you feel that you have to defend your brand? If this is the case I assure you I say the same about other IFS vehicles meant to go off road like Jeep Cherokees and Ram Rebels. Per this video the Bronco will have class leading suspension travel with 10" in the front and more than 10" in the back. So I would say this has long travel suspension IMO. Link
FishOnOne 07/14/20 09:16pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2021 Ford Bronco

For our off road and daily driver needs a IFS could be the ticket, but will need to test drive to confirm. I would like a soft long travel suspension which it appears how the Bronco is setup. We came close to pulling the trigger on a Jeep Wrangler but with a few things we didn't like about it, and knowing the Bronco was coming we decided to hold off. Based on what I've seen we made the right decision. The Bronco doesn't even have a mid-travel suspension let alone a long travel suspension. Heck, even the Raptor doesn't have a mid-travel suspension, but it is very close. If you are gonna use this vehicle as a daily/mall crawler that is not going to do any heavy rock crawling then IFS is the way to go. It will be noticeably smoother than a solid axle Jeep that you would have to throw a grand or so into for the same smoothness. If you do decide to take it on some serious trails, then make sure you bring along spare parts and/or upgrade to stronger materials if they have a lot of miles on them. I'm sure there's plenty of Rubicons at the malls and I'm sure this Bronco will be more than capable of handling my dirt roads and pulling my 22ft bay boat. This vehicle will be my wifes daily driver as well so no routine rock climbing here. :W
FishOnOne 07/14/20 08:19pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2021 Ford Bronco

Here's some comparisons of the Bronco vs the Jeep. Also Jeep advertised hinting with adding a 392 Hemi to the engine list. Link
FishOnOne 07/14/20 05:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2021 Ford Bronco

I was excited about it until I learned it was IFS which is not ideal for the kind of off roading I do. I will stick with my JK. The Hummer H3 was another IFS with front lockers and it was even worse than the FJ. Folks seem to love the Toyota 4Runner, FJ and Tacomas just fine, not reason this can't be a performer offroad. Its less of a compromise to live with than a Solid front axle rig. Not all of those had front lockers. The only one of those that had a front locker with IFS was the FJ and they were known for busting axle shafts which even the FJ guys will tell you (LINK). In the kind of rock crawling off roading I do, you see broken IFS front end parts all over the trails especially ones with front lockers. These parts(which are much smaller and weaker than SFA) will wear a lot quicker and are not as reliable off road as the solid axles. The problem gets worse when you start adding larger and heavier tires. I can't tell you how many times our group has had to go around an obstacle because an IFS with lockers grenaded trying to go up. Then there is the fact of less traction on technical obstacles. IFS's will generally have one tire off the ground to where a solid axle will have both on the ground aiding traction. This is also one of the reason why they grenade. Since only one wheel has traction, the driver has to apply more throttle and starts to hop because the components are in a bind. This hopping and acceleration is not good for axle shafts since only one tire has all the weight and traction on the front end. IFS's without lockers do not tend to grenade as often, but cannot go up the really technical obstacles that lockers can. Not saying it can't do it, it is just not ideal and is better suited for fast off roading where IFS shines over solid axles. For our off road and daily driver needs a IFS could be the ticket, but will need to test drive to confirm. I would like a soft long travel suspension which it appears how the Bronco is setup. We came close to pulling the trigger on a Jeep Wrangler but with a few things we didn't like about it, and knowing the Bronco was coming we decided to hold off. Based on what I've seen we made the right decision.
FishOnOne 07/14/20 04:38pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2021 Ford Bronco

Here's another... Link
FishOnOne 07/13/20 08:54pm Tow Vehicles
2021 Ford Bronco

Enjoy... Link Chevy Blazer... your next? Oh never mind!
FishOnOne 07/13/20 08:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford running out of diesel engines

I just looked at the dealer inventory online for 2500/3500 and here's the mix: Cummins: 8 trucks Hemis: 3 trucks It's clear the dealer inventory has dropped significantly since I was there.
FishOnOne 07/12/20 02:23pm Tow Vehicles
2020 Ram 2500 Hemi 8 Speed vs the Ike Gauntlet

For your viewing entertainment... Link Summary: Ram 6.4 Trailer Weight: 14k lbs Brake Applications: 14 Time: 10:29 Fuel Economy: 2.6 mpg Ford 7.3 Trailer Weight: 16k lbs Brake Applications: 9 Time: 8:42 Fuel Economy: 2.2 mpg Chevy 6.6 Trailer Weight: 16k lbs Brake Applications: 10 Time: 11:53 Fuel Economy: 2.4 mpg
FishOnOne 07/12/20 08:58am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford running out of diesel engines

Sounds like they need to go back to the Cummins for the 650 and up. Exactly. We just passed on ordering 3 new F750 dump trucks at my work in large part because of the Ford 6.7L being the only diesel engine available in them. We went with Freightliner M2's with the 6.7L Cummins. :) Cummins welcomes you and your company to the CP4.2 world. Also your shop better switch over to 10W30 oil and not run the standard 15W40 that everybody and their brother runs. Back in early March I was on a Ram/Jeep/Chrysler lot looking at a Wrangler and noticed that 50% of the RAM HD trucks were gas powered. If you only include SRW trucks they're were more Hemi's than Cummins powered trucks. I never in the history of looking at HD trucks have I seen so many gas engines in HD trucks. Later walked over to the Ford lot next door (same dealer) and they were all Power Strokes. Well that just shows you, people are buying the RAM/Cummins off the dealers lots while the Ford/Powerstroke go wanting for a buyer. To know this one would have to have access to the dealer purchases and sales. As what is setting on any one lot is meaningless. Your scenario would be true if the lot was partially or somewhat empty, but it was full which tells me the dealer ordered the trucks this way for a reason. Like I said in the past this dealer lot used to be ~ 95% Cummins and ~ 5% Hemis, but now it's 50% Cummins and 50% Hemis.
FishOnOne 07/12/20 07:27am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford running out of diesel engines

Sounds like they need to go back to the Cummins for the 650 and up. Exactly. We just passed on ordering 3 new F750 dump trucks at my work in large part because of the Ford 6.7L being the only diesel engine available in them. We went with Freightliner M2's with the 6.7L Cummins. :) Cummins welcomes you and your company to the CP4.2 world. Also your shop better switch over to 10W30 oil and not run the standard 15W40 that everybody and their brother runs. Back in early March I was on a Ram/Jeep/Chrysler lot looking at a Wrangler and noticed that 50% of the RAM HD trucks were gas powered. If you only include SRW trucks they're were more Hemi's than Cummins powered trucks. I never in the history of looking at HD trucks have I seen so many gas engines in HD trucks. Later walked over to the Ford lot next door (same dealer) and they were all Power Strokes.
FishOnOne 07/11/20 05:23pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 Ram 3500 OEM Rear Air Suspension

I have heard good reports from truck camper owners. I haul 6k pin with ZERO squat. LOVE the system, 5 years with zero issues! Some do fail and I'll bet as they age more will fail Link
FishOnOne 07/11/20 05:21pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 3 valve v-10 vs. new 7.3?

Here's a comparison of the V10 running against a 7.3. Link
FishOnOne 07/06/20 09:02pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Thoughts on this Truck

As we look at FW's - we are simultaneously looking for a truck. I have been focusing on 2015-2019 F350 6.7 l Diesel, under 100k miles and under $39k. While this truck is about 4 hours away, the price seems pretty good for this low mileage, one owner and no accidents. I'd love some input. I plan on heading that way this weekend to take a look. I have been having a hard time finding these closer to home and either the price is right but miles are high, or vice versa. link Based on the pictures I think it would be worth your time to take a closer look in person.
FishOnOne 07/06/20 02:47pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2021 Ford F150 Revealed

Love it... https://i.imgur.com/MRqWcdWl.jpg
FishOnOne 06/30/20 08:24pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 F250XL 6.2 V8

I'm not against higher RPM's or even the noise from a gasser. I'm more pro diesel because I want a relaxing tow with less input from me, the driver. A gasser requires more input, that means pressing a little harder on the accelerator, letting the truck find the right gear, maintaining the right gear, down shifting as required, holding the gear as required. More effort to descend a steep grade. A gasser requires more input. Now some may consider that extra input part of the fun and I get that. Sort of like why some enjoy driving a manual transmission. Personally relaxing and enjoying the ride with little driver input is my idea of idea of a smooth trip. The diesel takes all the work (driver input) out of the equation. Some may consider me a lazy driver because I want the truck to drive itself with out input from me, to some degree you are correct. That's why I paid more for a diesel performance. I would think the new 10 speed would require less driver input since the PCM/ECM has more gears to choose from for the right situation.
FishOnOne 06/28/20 01:15pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2021 Ford F150 Revealed

I Now there need to work on putting max tow and max payload on the same truck so that you handle the tongue weight of the trailer. They did, it is called a F250/F350! The bad thing about that are the gas engine options if you only need to use the max payload or tow rating just a few times a year. It would suck to have to go from 17-18 mpg combined in a 3.5L Ecoboost to 12-14 mpg combined in a 7.3L all year round just to tow 10-11k a few times a year. If someone towed/hauled that amount of weight several times a year then I can see the need for a F250/350, but not for once or twice a year like many of the guys at my summer RV park do. Per Fuelly a 2019 3.5EB F150 averages 15.32 mpg, while a 2019 6.2 F250 averages 11.37. If you drive 12,000 miles a year with gas at $2.50/gal, that's a difference of $680/yr or $56/mo. If that's a deal breaker pulling a camper around may not be a very wise hobby from a financial standpoint. True, but I think I would want to be put out of my misery if I had to drive a F250 6.2L versus an 3.5 Ecoboost towing 10k or even as a daily. I like the Ecoboost for the same reason I like diesels, low end torque and plenty of it. I agree... I would much rather drive a 3.5 EB as a daily driver and towing.
FishOnOne 06/27/20 01:19pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Happy Camper

Yep... You got a good one.
FishOnOne 06/26/20 07:29pm Tow Vehicles
2021 Ford F150 Revealed

I sure like this new truck and I'm glad Ford didn't go crazy with the design. Link Link 2
FishOnOne 06/25/20 08:24pm Tow Vehicles
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