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2021 Bronco Vs 1988 B2

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The Bronco II wasn't pretty close in size to the original early Bronco. So it makes sense that the new 2021 Bronco isn't that much bigger.
 


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To me, it looks like they hit the sweet spot in size. Not so small as to feel cramped but not so large that trails access is limited as a result.
 

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To me, it looks like they hit the sweet spot in size. Not so small as to feel cramped but not so large that trails access is limited as a result.
The 4dr has about the same wheelbase as my std cab longbox Ranger, 114" for the Ranger and 116" for the 4dr.

The 2dr is 100", a tad shorter than the old Explorer sport (102")
 

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The 2dr is 100", a tad shorter than the old Explorer sport (102")
And a bit longer than the Bronco II at 94". I like this thing more every day. And in a decade or so, I might actually buy one when there's a good clunker on the market!
 

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And a bit longer than the Bronco II at 94". I like this thing more every day. And in a decade or so, I might actually buy one when there's a good clunker on the market!
I can see it already...

 

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Probably in a truck well like most SUV's.
A lot of cars (35%) these days just have a small "repair kit" that consists of a can of ""Fix-a-flat" and a manual on how to use the can.

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Cool pics; thanks for posting the comparison shots.

I must say, that's a nice looking '88 Bronco II you have.
 

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A lot of cars (35%) these days just have a small "repair kit" that consists of a can of ""Fix-a-flat" and a manual on how to use the can.

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My brother's Mustang has one because the factory tires are too big to fit in the spare tire well.

Not sure if there is a "Good Luck!" note too or not.

With it being hyped as a somewhat offroad oriented vehicle I would be surprised if the Sport doesn't have a spare.
 

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Cool pics; thanks for posting the comparison shots.

I must say, that's a nice looking '88 Bronco II you have.
Thanks! Got in last fall in Spokane WA, had a few mechanical and electrical problems but, after a solid winter of work, a freshly rebuilt motor, and 900 miles now, she’s good as new!
 

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To me, it looks like they hit the sweet spot in size. Not so small as to feel cramped but not so large that trails access is limited as a result.
I fully agree. That's what I loved about doing the TAT across the country in the new Ranger. Big enough to comfortably carry what you needed and not feel cramped. Small enough to negotiate all of the trails and tighter spaces.
 

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I fully agree. That's what I loved about doing the TAT across the country in the new Ranger. Big enough to comfortably carry what you needed and not feel cramped. Small enough to negotiate all of the trails and tighter spaces.
I just hope they didn’t create the huge blind spots with the Bronco like they did with the new Ranger. A backup camera is nice but only if the lens is clean. Not much help if it covered with snow or mud.
 

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I just hope they didn’t create the huge blind spots with the Bronco like they did with the new Ranger. A backup camera is nice but only if the lens is clean. Not much help if it covered with snow or mud.
They have a camera on the nose to help see over hill crests when offroading.

Unless you get the optional winch. Then all you can see with the front camera is the rarely seen back side of the winch. :no2:

 
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