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The more I see the Bronco the more I hate everything in the current Land Rover line up.

It's also comical to me guys trying to stuff 32's on the new Ford Flex when the Bronco options 35's stock. If you're trying to turn the Flex into an off-roader, you bought the wrong car.
 

Lake_Bueller

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It's also comical to me guys trying to stuff 32's on the new Ford Flex when the Bronco options 35's stock. If you're trying to turn the Flex into an off-roader, you bought the wrong car.
I was thinking the same thing. You spend $70k+ on a truck that needs another $10K+ in upgrades just to make it modestly off-road worthy. Not worth the time, effort, nor money.

What I hate about the new Bronco.....it's going to be just like every other douchebag "look at me" Jeep build.
 

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What I hate about the new Bronco.....it's going to be just like every other douchebag "look at me" Jeep build.
Unfortunately, that's bound to happen.
But as with the jeep builds - instead of building or buying a Tonka truck, one can be sensible. I'd love to see one with tall and narrow tires and removed fender flares.
 
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Howski

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A skinny 33” should fit fine with stock suspension. With a decent tire and the Black Diamond package with a rear locker and armor that should cover most of the terrain I’d plan to encounter
 

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Love the Chilean border photo. Miss Patagonia already.

Body-colored fenders look good, even on a Jeep:
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I can find very little to critique on that rig. I'm not a big fan of tan but it looks good on that jeep.

I ended up behind one coming home yesterday with some young kid driving it. It looked like they checked every box of every accessory jeep offered. I'm not sure you could have bolted another LED light on it. Whatever, it's his money (or dad's). That's the nice thing about a Jeep, and now the Bronco. With all aftermarket parts available for them you can make it yours, no matter how tacky it may look.
 

SCSL

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I’ve always hated the look of those big UK fender flares. Though I have to say, with
Love the Chilean border photo. Miss Patagonia already.

Body-colored fenders look good, even on a Jeep:
I don't think I've ever seen wheels like that on a Jeep before.
 

AbnMike

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What I hate about the new Bronco.....it's going to be just like every other douchebag "look at me" Jeep build.
I was in Ouray, CO last week which, in addition to being the apparent "Switzerland of the US" is also a major jeep destination city/jumping off point for all the rocky mountain trails, etc.

The number of douchebag jeeps with too much "extreme!" crap on them was laughable. The only thing more laughable was the fact that most of the locals seemed to drive crappy 1950s and 60s 4 cyl Willys or other stripped down light weight jeeps which could go to the same places or more than the 70k monstrosities.

I did see one of those EarthRoamer things too.
 

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I was in Ouray, CO last week which, in addition to being the apparent "Switzerland of the US" is also a major jeep destination city/jumping off point for all the rocky mountain trails, etc.

The number of douchebag jeeps with too much "extreme!" crap on them was laughable. The only thing more laughable was the fact that most of the locals seemed to drive crappy 1950s and 60s 4 cyl Willys or other stripped down light weight jeeps which could go to the same places or more than the 70k monstrosities.

I did see one of those EarthRoamer things too.
On the way to Ampitheater Campground, on the right is a dispersed camping area that is cool. Old Mopar heads hang out there pretty regularly.

Usually driving stuff like 1940-1960 power wagons. I like some of the old stuff you see out there. Met a guy wiht a really sweet FJ55 out there, always thought they were cool.
 

bri

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I’ve always hated the look of those big UK fender flares. Though I have to say, with

I don't think I've ever seen wheels like that on a Jeep before.
Those are cool. The lugs look so tiny.
 
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Howski

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Here are some photos of a stock height 4 door with a 33” tire. Think it’s a good balance of capability and appearance without the xxxtreme look of the Sasquatch package
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Blueboy

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Love the Chilean border photo. Miss Patagonia already.
Thanks. We also really miss living in Brazil and South America in general although right now happy to be in rural W. PA.
Love my Rangie and D1 yet that 110 took us to some very cool places the 5 years we lived there.
Agree - body colored flares work on most any vehicle.