The normal awd system is pretty impressive. I have the badlands and have been in a lot of different terrain short of rock crawling and haven’t needed to use any of the goat modes yet. I suspect the badlands is overkill for what I need and I could have gone with a lower model.
There is a sensitivity setting in the software where you set approximate car lengths to react to. I think normal is two, and the least sensitive is 1 car length. I currently have it set to two, but as getting alarms when there isn’t anything around me.
Your wife’s incident is how I would...
I do the same as I tend to prefer a slower fan speed than any of the auto modes give when there is a large temperature difference. I swear that the fan has a mind of its own even in manual mode though, sometimes level one seems to put out way more air than others, I don’t find it consistent.
The 4 wheel parts custom build has rock sliders on it, but not available commercially yet.
I have a BS badlands with the standard system. The sound is good to me. There is a setting on the settings page that sets up the Staging with the sound quality prioritized for the driver or for all occupants. I have it setup for the driver, it made a big difference, the other setting is a...
The traction of the wildpeaks in dirt is fantastic. I‘ve driven through loose trails in Joshua tree and Sedona and the Bronco has been impressive with them. So good on normal mode that I question whether I will ever get to try any goat modes!
You know, I didn’t even think of looking at videos, that’s a great idea. Looking at the videos, it does look like something the badlands should be able to do, but I agree on the spotter and recovery vehicle. Given that I am going alone with the family I will probably take a pass.