My wife wanted an awning for our bronco sport, and I found this.
Setup is a cinch. The included suction cups look like they'll work fine in calm conditions, and I threw some paracord into the bag so I can lash it to the roof rail if need be. There are...
I'm getting 22 city and 29 highway.
Haven't broken 30 at any point, 29.9 is the best I've seen.
I upgraded my tires to Falken Wildpeak A/T trails (225/65R17) almost as soon as I got the car, so I don't have a before/after, but I can't imagine I've lost too much to such a small...
These are a bit pricey for what they are, but they're waterproof and cinch closed. I still deal with the occasional bomb, but I'm not cleaning a poop massacre off of my car three times a day anymore, and I'm not constantly throwing out shredded plastic bags...
These tires are fantastic in rain and snow. I haven't had a chance to get them dirty yet, but I presume they're going to be a great compromise between getting to the backroads and getting to the trail.
Probably 235/65R17s, but even then I'd imagine that they could get all gaumed up with mud or snow in the fender wells. I stuck with 225/65R17s, at least until a lift kit I trust comes along. Even with a lift, though, 245/65R17 is gonna be the limit unless you want to start doing some trimming.
Subaru's CVT transmissions (and likely any CVT,) have issues with cutting power with excessive spin. They do really well with a running start, but precise maneuvering at low speeds is absolutely easier with a more traditional transmission.
...and it's still gonna eat that forester, if the forester isn't lifted, etc.
And if it is? The baby bronco aftermarket will catch up eventually, and if that's the route you wanna take it'll eat the forester then, too. There's no replacement for a solid gearbox.
The Badlands IS a great vehicle. People who can justify the markup will point to the extra inch of clearance and the rear clutch and attribute the performance to those things, but the truth is, my base and your big bend are going to be just as capable in any situation these cars would see short...
No, my new warranty is with Ford through a different dealer. My loan is through my local Ford associated Credit union.
The original dealer just mailed a check to the credit union less a $75 processing fee. Took 2 weeks, no worries.
From what I understand the rear 12v doesn't have a fuse, so you might not want to use it with something with high current draw. I just bought a Viair 88P on Amazon; it's still a lighter duty compressor, but it connects directly to the battery.