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Old March 14th, 2017, 11:48 AM
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I'm STILL not second choice; I'm STILL pure awesome

Sorry the old thread died. I don't know what caused that thread to lock up (other than Jack's Bronco talk causing the EE Board software to have a seizure).

That thread was too much fun to let it die like that, so I started this thread. Please feel free to post whatever you like (including Broncos).
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Old March 14th, 2017, 02:11 PM
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I'll start:

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Old March 14th, 2017, 02:43 PM
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Bronco.
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Old March 14th, 2017, 03:59 PM
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Old March 16th, 2017, 06:16 PM
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Old March 27th, 2017, 05:16 AM
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Old March 27th, 2017, 11:54 AM
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AAAAHHH!!! THAT'S IT! THAT'S IT! THAT'S IT!
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Old March 27th, 2017, 01:04 PM
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Check out that front suspension:

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Old March 27th, 2017, 01:14 PM
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AAAAHHH!!! THAT'S IT! THAT'S IT! THAT'S IT!

That one looks really nice. I'd hold out for the 5.8 and a floor shift t-case, but its hard to argue with one that is so clean and has records.

FYI, there was a 5-speed manual available but only with the 5.0 motor, and maybe with an earlier I-6. The E4OD auto trans was also installed behind some of the diesel engines, so its plenty stout.
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Old March 27th, 2017, 03:15 PM
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Full disclosure: I'm not about to buy a Ford.

I've been fired up about Bronco talk because a good friend of mine and member of our quail lodge is looking to change out the truck he uses for our Mexico bird hunting runs. He has a JK unlimited and as nice as that Jeep is a fourwheeler, it sucks as a hauler. Basically, there is no good way to make dog crates and the rest of our gear fit in it. It's always a junk show.
He's really enamored of Marcus' and my 110s but this dude is just not a good fit. He's a commercial real estate broker who runs around to buddy buddy meetings all over town and doesn't have time to be nursing some half-broken labor-of-love Defender. He can have a car and a truck, but neither of them can require too much work.
He made the mistake of thinking an FJ60 would be a more reliable substitute for the 110 but he's coming to realize that's not true. Also, none of these imports really fit his style. He's no slob, but he's kind of an all-American boy. If the Wagoneer wasn't such an awful piece of junk it would be the perfect match for him.
So in the course of discussing options, I brought up the Bronco or K5 Blazer. I think the Bronco is a really good fit for Mexico and for him. As I mentioned in the post that broke the EE bbs, the Bronco has a ton of room for two guys and their dogs, has a tailgate, can blast on the highway at 75mph, does decent offroad and has a lot of stealth factor for traveling out of the country. There are also a lot of them around and they're not expensive (although prices are creeping up).
Money isn't an issue for my friend so he'd be totally cool paying $15-20K for a minty perfect Bronco instead of paying $8K for a solid truck that needs love.
I forwarded him the BaT auction.
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Old March 27th, 2017, 03:29 PM
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Money isn't an issue for my friend so he'd be totally cool paying $15-20K for a minty perfect Bronco instead of paying $8K for a solid truck that needs love.
I forwarded him the BaT auction.

$15-20K will buy him a beautiful, cream-of-the-crop truck. I'm as picky about my Broncos as you guys are with your Rovers. I'd hold out for a '94-'96 with the 5.8 since it has a roller cam.

Todd Z.
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Old March 27th, 2017, 05:59 PM
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Check out that front suspension:


Even though I prefer Fords to GM, that TTB front end is why my preference (price dependent!) would be a Blazer/Jimmy/Yukon instead. That and the fact that you have a 4 door option and even the 6.5 GM diesel option.
It's not that the TTB is bad, it's not good either and I prefer the D44 or 10-bolt front.
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Old March 27th, 2017, 07:42 PM
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I was a GM man first. I can't help but think that a late 90s Tahoe or Yukon would be as stealth as could be in Mexico. The four-door has tons of room.
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Old March 28th, 2017, 11:16 AM
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I was a GM man first. I can't help but think that a late 90s Tahoe or Yukon would be as stealth as could be in Mexico. The four-door has tons of room.

The suburban is the national car of Mexico.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9D0Epdye_W0
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Old March 30th, 2017, 11:42 AM
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You guys sound like the old guard that I hunt with. Lots of GM SUVs have met their demise at the hands of these veterans in the wilds of Mexico. I personally had to abandon ship on suburban I was tasked to drive and I was by no means the first one to do so.

I don't know enough about American trucks to argue their specific technical merits from one component to the next, but from my cursory experience GM transmissions of the 90s and 00s are a fucking liability at best.

Also, the two door - large cargo - tailgate layout is the whole point. It's the middle ground between an SUV and a pickup with a camper shell and has a nice medium 100"ish wheelbase. Two guys and two to four dogs with plenty of room for luggage, gear and guns.

Think of a two-door RRC with no back seat. That's kind of my dream machine hunting layout.
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Old March 30th, 2017, 11:43 AM
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The suburban is the national car of Mexico.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9D0Epdye_W0

That is pure gold.
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Old March 30th, 2017, 01:45 PM
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Old March 30th, 2017, 01:49 PM
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Old March 30th, 2017, 02:33 PM
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Old March 30th, 2017, 02:59 PM
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Old March 30th, 2017, 03:16 PM
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I don't know enough about American trucks to argue their specific technical merits from one component to the next, but from my cursory experience GM transmissions of the 90s and 00s are a fucking liability at best.

I think most common AT in the Bronco is the E4OD and I have that same trans in our old '98 Ford E350. I wouldn't note it for ultra reliability as ours required a complete rebuild at about 150k miles of mainly freeway driving. Even the crappy VW Eurovan transmission made it to 180k before needing rebuilding.

On the other side the 4L60 in 90's GM trucks is considered by many as being one of the best autotransmissions ever.
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Old April 5th, 2017, 03:18 PM
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Here's a nice Wagoneer:

http://bringatrailer.com/listing/198...nd-wagoneer-3/


Be interesting to see what it sells for.
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