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  1. Aftermarket steel wheels for Bronco Sport

    Please take a look at the inside of the wheels that came on your BL and confirm the stock wheel offset. The number with the ET next to it. I’m pretty sure that Escape wheels have greater offset than the Bronco Sport. If so, the wheel track on your BL will be reduced and may look a bit off...
  2. AT vs Winter Tires, Real World Experience

    5 x 108 (4.25"). Wheel offset is +37.5mm on the stock Big Bend wheels. I assume the Badlands offset is the same.
  3. Reliability and Recalls

    It's not quite the rosy picture noted here. Firstly, the 2001 Escape was jointly designed with Mazda which contributed greatly to the solid reliability of the first gen. Escape. Secondly, the 2020 Escape has been anything but a shining star of reliability. Last month, Consumer Reports rated...
  4. Tire Options for Bronco Sport with 1" Lift

    For the Big Bend, the stock wheel offset is 37.5mm. Being that the track width and wheel size are the same for both the BB and BL, it is likely that the wheel offset is also the same.
  5. 1.5L Ecoboost Dragon Engine Review by Car and Driver

    I would be surprised if any modern Ford engine was non-interference. Is there a source for your non-interference comment on the 2.0L? I don't know the quality of the website below, but it's the only thing I could find for the 2020 Escape. The site says that both the 1.5L-3 and 2.0L-4...
  6. Back Up Plan if the BS Does Not Work - Explorer FX4

    You can still use a work vehicle for personal use, it just has to be >50% work and prorated as such. Of course, I don't know your situation. I was wrong about the weight though, a 4 dr Bronco would not fly. The 6000 lb weight is vehicle weight, not GVWR. Nevertheless, there is a significant...
  7. Back Up Plan if the BS Does Not Work - Explorer FX4

    This vehicle is to be used for your job, correct? Don't you want to buy a vehicle with >6000 lb GVWR such that you can write off the cost in your taxes? I would imagine that some 4dr Broncos meet this 6000 lb GVWR. Certainly a 4WD truck would, but a Bronco Sport would not.
  8. 2021 Bronco Sport MPG (23 Combined) Revealed in Actual Window Sticker

    Did you find out anything with your dealer? When the BS Badlands build and price first came out, the "steelies" were $300 with an automatic upgrade to the larger tire when selected. This exactly matches with the window sticker posted here. So this price was honored? To this day, when you...
  9. How good will the non-Badlands trims be at off-roading?

    The stock BL tire is the same size as the Base and BB (225/65-17). The 225/60-18 in the OB is a tiny bit larger. This means that the BL is getting it's 0.75" added clearance from the modified rear knuckles and likely a different front strut perch. As you stated, the larger optional tire just...
  10. How good will the non-Badlands trims be at off-roading?

    The stock BL and non-BL tires are essentially the same diameter. You can get 8.8" clearance for a non-BL with tires alone, but the tires would have to be 2" larger in diameter. They would highly likely rub. You can use the larger 235/65-17 BL option tire without issues, but you would only...
  11. Tire Options for Bronco Sport with 1" Lift

    I hope the Bronco Sport will come with a PHEV version based on the Lincoln Corsair. 266 hp total, so it should be competitive with the RAV4 Prime and should be <7 seconds to 60. All the 4WD PHEVs in this class have the rear wheels driven by electricity only, I assume for cost savings. In the...
  12. Wheel and Tire plans?

    Not from the photos. The stock Badlands tire is a Pirelli Scorpion ATR. It’s not as aggressive as the All Terrain Plus nor as good. The 235 Falken tire upgrade is more than just bigger tire, it’s a better tire.
  13. Bronco Sport Wins Off-Road Race at Rebelle Rally

    Exactly. It would be great if Ford released such insightful info. The Kia paid hosts seemed like they were only interested in enough information to subtly implicate. For example, the Telluride helped pull a Bronco Sport out of the sand, the 202 Bronco Sport team lost transmission fluid in the...
  14. Bronco Sport Wins Off-Road Race at Rebelle Rally

    Congrats to all the girls. I hope to see the rookies back next year to see how they improve. I wonder if Ford is looking at any improvments after this rally? I heard that team 202 had a transmission leak after an "event" on the dunes. Could this have been avoided with better bash plates? In...
  15. 1.5L Dragon Reviews and Impressions in other Vehicles

    You can listen to Consumer Reports opinions of the 2020 Ford Escape with the 1.5L. As it stands, they think the 1.5L would be better replaced by the hybrid motor. This is inline with other auto magazine opinions. This is not to say the 1.5L is hopeless, because the vibration/booming issues...
  16. 1.5L Dragon Reviews and Impressions in other Vehicles

    60,000 to 105,000 miles (7-10 years max.) is the scheduled replacement of a "dry" timing belt from different car manufacturers’ service manuals. My point is that Ford does not schedule replacement of the oil bathed, "wet", timing belt. Indefinite mileage, as if it was a long life timing...
  17. 1.5L Dragon Reviews and Impressions in other Vehicles

    Unfortunately, this video is of the 2019 escape, which has an older chassis and a 1.5L, 4-cylinder, not a 1.5L, 3-cylinder. Actually, the 3 cylinder is an improvement as long as the engine is not bogged down. The primary issue with the 3-cylinder is the programing of the cylinder deactivation...
  18. California to End Sale of Gas Powered Cars by 2035

    Yeah, but denialism is easy to grasp. Classic symptoms verified. https://sunwatts.com/400-watt-q-cells-q-peak-duo-l-g5-2-mono-xl-solar-panel/ https://www.chiliconpower.com/index.html#Info%20Microinverters%20CP-720 https://www.chiliconpower.com/index.html#Info%20Cortex%20GATEWAY...
  19. California to End Sale of Gas Powered Cars by 2035

    So the environment is not a problem and certainly not your problem. All fake news. If that is your stance, there is no argument. Nevertheless, even in Texas, a customer pays a whole lot more than raw power costs for power at their door. I am saving $1,500 a year from solar that cost me...
  20. California to End Sale of Gas Powered Cars by 2035

    Recycling happens right now for Tesla batteries. With the value and the long life, there will certainly be market for them to be cashed in or reused. The large battery cells will only make recycling more efficient. The battery day presentation was pretty clear that this is not just for autos...
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