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  1. Captainp4

    Bronco Sport PTU overheating??

    Looks familiar
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    Bronco Sport PTU overheating??

    I'd liken it to the guy that bought a brand new raptor and launched it off a motocross sized ramp right after he bought it then complained he totaled it when it landed. Yeah, Ford advertised it as a desert truck that can jump in the dunes.. but does anyone really think they can jump a production full frame truck that high in the air and be fine? "real" baja trucks are full tube chassis with over double the suspension travel and shocks that probably cost as much as a raptor. Know what you're buying and what it's intended use is.
  3. Captainp4

    Bronco Sport PTU overheating??

    I mean anything is fairly capable if you don't give a fuck about it enough, I've had buddy's run trails in 2wd trucks that I never thought would be possible, but enough speed and disregard for the vehicle will make it do lots of things lol. But you're right, education on the electronics and drive modes and their limitations are important factors. I'd note in all these articles the bronco sport never failed, it just gave itself a break to cool down so it wouldn't fail.
  4. Captainp4

    Bronco Sport PTU overheating??

    Here's the article I was referencing https://jalopnik.com/multiple-ford-bronco-sports-overheated-off-road-lets-t-1846450499
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    Bronco Sport PTU overheating??

    You have to know what you're buying. You can't expect a c car fwd platform to perform like a midsize pickup based utility in the same way I wouldn't expect a midsize pickup based utility to perform the same as my one ton axled 4 linked 78 bronco on one ton axles and 42s... People buying the bronco sport aren't going to be rock crawling and blasting around in the dunes with them. They might see a dirt road or unpaved park road on the way to park somewhere to go hiking or kayaking or whatever those types do. It's a "lifestyle" vehicle and even then, most of the people buying them won't ever leave pavement. Thinking of getting one for my gf to commute in.. but I have no delusions of her driving it on our next off road park trip and doing anything that we do offroad with our dedicated off road rigs. Did see an article on jalopnik about it where the write spoke with a Ford engineer about it.. the conclusion was basically "we built it for who we know is going to buy it and what their expectations are". I'll see if I can find it again.
  6. Captainp4

    Another new V8 ?

    Most of the resistance comes from the compression.. if you assembled correctly it's not much to turn over an engine without the heads on.
  7. Captainp4

    Another new V8 ?

    Thought they were going aluminum with the 6.8?
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    Another new V8 ?

    What I don't get is why they're decreasing displacement to make more power, unless the cylinder walls are too thin on the 7.3... why not make an aluminum block 7.3? We specialize in the older carbed engines at my shop and we've never seen a reason to not have more displacement in various dyno testing with different combinations (to a limit based on what you can fit in the block without hurting reliability). I'm sure it'll be badass either way, and plan on a 7.3 with some boost in one of my personal projects I'm starting on about mid summer. Guess it's still a wait and see for now.
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    Gen 3 Raptor

    What was that? I've been waiting two weeks to rub the v8 announcement in my buddy's face because he thinks they aren't going to do it! lol
  10. Captainp4

    Mustang Mach E Embargo Lifts

    Would probably create loading issues, but a forward folding hood would look pretty cool and maybe eliminate the double latch issue?
  11. Captainp4

    Another new V8 ?

    https://www.thedrive.com/news/38149/fords-7-3l-godzilla-v8-can-make-1100-hp-with-twin-turbos-and-little-else?fbclid=IwAR3qG-024HCiEe81R7yK5YQNOrZiDPvLaOSgldxdQQsEASPpV07HzU7A7FA
  12. Captainp4

    '20 November Sales/Chart

    been like 14 years. you could say things are getting pretty serious 😆
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    '20 November Sales/Chart

    Considering the sport for my gf's next vehicle, curious to test drive and find out about the 1.5. I've always opted for the largest engine in everything I've bought, but I doubt it'll make much difference to her as long as it gets her to work and isn't a vibrating buzzing nightmare like some are claiming. I would probably opt for the 2.0 in a lower trim level, but I'm not spending, what, 35-40k? to get into a badlands on something that is essentially a tough looking escape.
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    Gen 3 Raptor

    Am I remembering correctly that this truck is getting the gt500's 5.2 engine? Will that go away when the 6.8 gets here? Or is there going to be 3 engine options in the raptor?
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    Dirty 289

    If it was mine I'd just send it til it popped and build a 408w, but for a customer some diligent inspection and cleaning never hurt if they plan to keep it.
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