I have not seen pictures of one yet. I ordered mine with the black roof as the simulator on ford.com made it look like the roof and body were a shade off. I thought that might look bad so I ordered the black roof.
I've seen Waldoch conversion vans and large SUV's around for many years. Wish I had seen this yesterday. Was just in MSP this morning dropping my wife off at the airport. Going to have to see if they would do custom mods. My Badlands already has many of the interior mods.
I'm sure the dynamic weight on the roof has to do with crash testing also. A crash would put the most stress on the roof system. Solution is simple, never get in a crash when you have the rails overloaded.
You don't need to put it in sport mode. I just start the engine, hit the cancel button, put it in drive every time. It will be off until you start it the next time. If you just like driving in sport all the time, well I can see that would be fun.
It may fit on the platform but the Badlands power train is much different. It is possible the 2.3 EB may be to much power for the power train to handle. I don't know that as fact but I know that the 2.0 can already overheat the power train.