jofer

Badlands
Active Member
First Name
Joe
Joined
Apr 3, 2021
Messages
41
Reaction score
126
Location
Houston, TX
Vehicle(s)
Bronco Sport, Subaru Forester
The Honda Rescue Garage channel just posted a really neat offroad video pitting the badlands against a modified 1998 Explorer.



The "$500 vs $500/month" title is a bit clickbaity, but the video's really well done and there are some pretty darn cool bits to watch.

The nice thing about it is that this directly tests something that has what the sport deliberately sacrifices -- articulation and clearance -- vs the fancier drive system in the sport. The basic idea is take an old Explorer (solid rear axle, body on frame, traditional part time 4wd transfer case, and 4-low) that's been moderately modified, but still has open diffs and compare it to a lightly modified badlands (independent suspension, unibody, fancy AWD/full-time 4wd, no low range) on some really pretty tough trails.

Also major kudos to them for calling out the "pack it in, pack it out" part at the end!
Advertisement

 
Last edited:

Milehifireguy

Big Bend
Well-Known Member
First Name
Matt
Joined
Aug 26, 2021
Messages
122
Reaction score
155
Location
Highlands Ranch
Vehicle(s)
2021 Bronco Sport Big Bend
Additionally, show me where you can get a RELIABLE modded out Explorer for $500… like said earlier a bit clickbaity
 

AndyMac204

Base
Well-Known Member
First Name
Andy
Joined
Jun 27, 2021
Messages
191
Reaction score
289
Location
Canada
Vehicle(s)
2021 Bronco Sport Base / 1988 Dodge Power Ram w150
great vid, legit.

technology has improved so much since 1998.
from what i see, up here, those old exploders are reliable to boot, but they are rust magnets.
if you can find one, get the 5.0 with awd. tanks, say no more. but also rust magnets.

still tho, great vid.
 

Osco

Base
Well-Known Member
First Name
Marty
Joined
Dec 19, 2020
Messages
695
Reaction score
1,209
Location
North Carolina
Vehicle(s)
2021 Ford Bronco Sport and 2004 Ford Escape AWD
Finally a guy with the funds to risk the Bronco Sport on trails that actually show what the BS can do with the right mods and a skilled pilot !!!!
Kudo’s boyz !
You are the first to do it right !
The rest of the off road videos I’ve seen,,,
Well those owners can just stay on the porch :,P
 

AndyMac204

Base
Well-Known Member
First Name
Andy
Joined
Jun 27, 2021
Messages
191
Reaction score
289
Location
Canada
Vehicle(s)
2021 Bronco Sport Base / 1988 Dodge Power Ram w150
Finally a guy with the funds to risk the Bronco Sport on trails that actually show what the BS can do with the right mods and a skilled pilot !!!!
Kudo’s boyz !
You are the first to do it right !
The rest of the off road videos I’ve seen,,,
Well those owners can just stay on the porch :,P
couldn't agree with you more.
 
Advertisement

 
Advertisement
Top