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If it’s a cute Ute without a 1” lift. It’s a cute Ute with a 1” lift. The good news is it’s a sports utility vehicle not a cute utility vehicle. A vehicle that can be utilized both on and off road.

There are negative effects to lifting. You are changing the structure and adding stress to critical components. My question is.. if ground clearance is more important than intended fuel economy and handling, why not get a base 4 door and sasquatch?
I can't answer for others... but for me:

1) Sound isolation... Anything that has multiple panels that can be taken off will undoubtedly have more points of noise penetration.

2) Timing... Car died.. Need car soon.. Can't wait until 2022.


But to answer a non question... I'm looking for more lift not because I want to off-road. My answers are stoopid.. a) Stance Mannnnnn... and b) I just want to survive Houston Floods and every inch counts... TWSS



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I know others will disagree, but I think our Bronco Sports look better than the 4 door Bronco does (especially from a side angle photo...)
 

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I know others will disagree, but I think our Bronco Sports look better than the 4 door Bronco does (especially from a side angle photo...)
Personally I like them both.

The Bronco's not-going-to-be-released-Donut-Doors is kinda sexy to me.
 

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Alright, I will say it again... When you can get a fully loaded BL + BL for the price of a base Bronco and it still fits your off-roading needs, then I think that should answer your question.

The answer is MORE options and luxury for the same price and still very capable. That's why.
I will say it again... why the slight lift? And receive more drawbacks than advantages?

Fully loaded badlands is an obvious choice for me instead of a 2/4 dr will the same amount of option. So many drawback to the 2/4 dr it only begins with price.

Not lifting the bronco sport is also an obvious choice for me. Not only am I happy with the stock height and look but I also am not trying to add stress. Apparently the only reason one would do this if for looks.

What options can you get on the sport that you wanted to get on 2/4dr that brought the price to high. Yes again I understand the BL sport is fully loaded at a cheaper price than the fully loaded 2/4dr. They are different vehicle though with different options. With saying that you can still get decent options on a 2/4 dr for a good price. Fully loaded 2/4 dr and fully loaded sport is comparing apples to oranges when it comes to their optional equipment.
 

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I can't answer for others... but for me:

1) Sound isolation... Anything that has multiple panels that can be taken off will undoubtedly have more points of noise penetration.

2) Timing... Car died.. Need car soon.. Can't wait until 2022.


But to answer a non question... I'm looking for more lift not because I want to off-road. My answers are stoopid.. a) Stance Mannnnnn... and b) I just want to survive Houston Floods and every inch counts... TWSS
Are you saying their will be flooded roads your 1” lifted sport will go and if I were to follow in my non lifted sport I would stall. So far I’m seeing look as the main reason. The way to survive Houston floods is to not park on low streets during predicted floods or drive through flooded ones, not slightly lifting vehicle 1” ha
 

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I will say it again... why the slight lift? And receive more drawbacks than advantages?
Yes, looks.

What options can you get on the sport that you wanted to get on 2/4dr that brought the price to high. Yes again I understand the BL sport is fully loaded at a cheaper price than the fully loaded 2/4dr. They are different vehicle though with different options. With saying that you can still get decent options on a 2/4 dr for a good price. Fully loaded 2/4 dr and fully loaded sport is comparing apples to oranges when it comes to their optional equipment.
Literally everything...

Heated steering wheel, wireless charging pad, outlets in back, remote starter, front camera, reverse sensing, automatic transmission, hard top w/sound deadening, roof rails, bash plates, keyless entry, etc..

And you can't even get the mid-package with the base bronco. So will all of that you are up to $37k and are still out of the remote start, leather heated seats/steering wheel, etc.

Haven't you looked at this stuff yourself? Why are you asking these questions? It sounds like you're trying to sell me a regular Bronco right now. lol
 

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Are you saying their will be flooded roads your 1” lifted sport will go and if I were to follow in my non lifted sport I would stall. So far I’m seeing look as the main reason. The way to survive Houston floods is to not park on low streets during predicted floods or drive through flooded ones, not slightly lifting vehicle 1” ha
Yes...? But I was never asking only for 1"... just saying... I believe my original comment was about lifts higher than 1". Honestly I'd like about 3-4" but that would require probably a custom set of CV axles and probably a whole new suspension setup.

While you are not wrong that the Bronco would more than likely be a better candidate for that type of surgery, I also gave reasons why its not.. most notably its design and unavailability until 2022.

Yea there are other candidates out there from other manufacturers as well, but I like the Bronco Sport looks the best right now for my price range.


About Houston Floods.. You aren't wrong about no driving through flooded streets that's a no brainer. However... with that said, I work in a low area so the while the office garage doesn't flood, the surrounding streets do. We have experienced at least one flash flood a year for the last 5 years.

The difference between a few inches of clearance/water fording can mean.. booking it a bit early and making it home.. or be stuck in the office for 2 days. I didn't have an option to leave when I still had my Subaru Impreza.
 
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Yes, looks.



Literally everything...

Heated steering wheel, wireless charging pad, outlets in back, remote starter, front camera, reverse sensing, automatic transmission, hard top w/sound deadening, roof rails, bash plates, keyless entry, etc..

And you can't even get the mid-package with the base bronco. So will all of that you are up to $37k and are still out of the remote start, leather heated seats/steering wheel, etc.

Haven't you looked at this stuff yourself? Why are you asking these questions? It sounds like you're trying to sell me a regular Bronco right now. lol
I'm sold.. except I won't be able to get one until 2022.
 

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Yes, looks.



Literally everything...

Heated steering wheel, wireless charging pad, outlets in back, remote starter, front camera, reverse sensing, automatic transmission, hard top w/sound deadening, roof rails, bash plates, keyless entry, etc..

And you can't even get the mid-package with the base bronco. So will all of that you are up to $37k and are still out of the remote start, leather heated seats/steering wheel, etc.

Haven't you looked at this stuff yourself? Why are you asking these questions? It sounds like you're trying to sell me a regular Bronco right now. lol
I have looked at it even though I was never interested in the 2/4 door. They are completely different vehicles with completely different options. I want the fully loaded bronco sport because that’s what I want not because the 2/4 door is too expensive.

I’m not trying to sell you the 2/4 dr ha if anything I’m trying to sell the the sport without a lift ha. But you want what you want 👍
 

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I'm not even sure why folks compare the Sport vs the Bronco, they're totally different beasts. If you need a true 4x4 you go Bronco, if you're looking for a capable SUV you're getting the Sport. The only real competition for the Sport is the Jeep lineup and it's got them all beat except for maybe being a bit less capable than the Cheroke Trailhawk, due to Jeep's superior drive ratio.

In every other way the Sport has much better features than the Jeeps.
 

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I'm not even sure why folks compare the Sport vs the Bronco, they're totally different beasts. If you need a true 4x4 you go Bronco, if you're looking for a capable SUV you're getting the Sport. The only real competition for the Sport is the Jeep lineup and it's got them all beat except for maybe being a bit less capable than the Cheroke Trailhawk, due to Jeep's superior drive ratio.

In every other way the Sport has much better features than the Jeeps.
Please forgive my ignorance, but unless you are seriously pushing the limits off roading why does the drive ratio really matter? I just want to be able to comfortable do some mountain passes and light 4x4 trails, and that's about it.
 

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Please forgive my ignorance, but unless you are seriously pushing the limits off roading why does the drive ratio really matter? I just want to be able to comfortable do some mountain passes and light 4x4 trails, and that's about it.
Well you said it, it doesn't matter for that. Which is why they Bronco is such a great alternative to the Jeep offerings.
 

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Well you said it, it doesn't matter for that. Which is why they Bronco is such a great alternative to the Jeep offerings.
Yeah I just don't think the Trailhawk has anything on the Bronco's interrior and options.

Does the trailhawk have many viable suspension lifts available for it? I'm guessing the Bronco will have lots of suspension lifts available in the future, right? Or does a unibody prevent that?
 

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According to all the experts who have posted here and elsewhere, the maximum lift is 1" w/o major suspension revisions.
 

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1" lift should get me through 2" more snow, or allow me to drive through 2" deeper ruts on a field service road( cowpath ).
 

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