New Bronco spied testing with hidden suspension setup

  1. Welcome to GM Inside News Forum General discussion forum for GM

    Welcome to GM Inside News Forum - a website dedicated to all things GM.

    You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, Join GM Inside News Forum today!
     
Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 47

Thread: New Bronco spied testing with hidden suspension setup

  1. #1
    GMI Staff Member Premium Member nadepalma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    10,598
    Thanks
    340
    Thanked 1,776 Times in 894 Posts
    My Ride
    2007 Ford Fusion

    New Bronco spied testing with hidden suspension setup

    New Ford Bronco spied testing again with hidden suspension setup
    Ford definitely doesn't want us to see what's lurking behind the camo
    JEREMY KORZENIEWSKI
    Mar 11th 2019
    autoblog.com

    There's no question that the upcoming Ford Bronco is one of the most hotly anticipated new vehicles coming soon. But there are a lot of questions about the vehicle's specifications, and this latest round of spy shots will only serve to add fuel to that raging fire of debate.

    We know that the Bronco will be based on the Ford Ranger midsize pickup truck. It's going to have serious off-road chops, with what appears to be excellent ground clearance to go along with short front and rear overhands to provide good approach and departure angles. Our best guess is that it will retain the reborn Ranger's 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which makes 270 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque in pickup guise.

    But what we don't know is why Ford has gone to such great lengths to camouflage this Bronco mule's rear suspension setup. Is it hiding leaf springs or a unique set of links and coilovers? A Watts link for the rear end? A custom set of shocks similar to what's offered on the Raptor series? We can't say for certain.
    CONTINUE AT LINK ABOVE

    Images courtesy of, and credited to, autoblog.com:



    "La vita come un albero di Natale..c' sempre qualcuno che ti rompe le palle!"

  2. The Following User Says Thank You to nadepalma For This Useful Post:

    DequindreToo (03-21-2019)

  3. Remove Advertisements
    GM Inside News
    Advertisements
     

  4. #2
    GMI Staff Member Premium Member nadepalma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    10,598
    Thanks
    340
    Thanked 1,776 Times in 894 Posts
    My Ride
    2007 Ford Fusion

    Re: New Bronco spied testing with hidden suspension setup

    These pictures make me excited --- and sad.

    This makes me excited because it seems that Ford will pull no punches in getting an excellent product to market. They have some financial issues looming and can't afford to get it wrong. They're going to do what is necessary to not only revive a legend (the Bronco was a legend in it's own day), but steal some attention away form Jeep and the Wrangler.

    But these pictures also make me sad, because I know that GM is unlikely to chase the same customers. Or worse yet, GM will make a half-hearted attempt at doing so (insert complaints and/or criticisms of the new AT4 series of products at GMC).

    Ford is so determined to make the Bronco a hit, they're hiding pieces of the suspension on a test mule.

    GM, on the other hand, cannot even hide the fact that they're hardly trying. Even the new GMC Acadia AT4 is merely sporting off-road tires while calling itself an off-road vehicle (with no changes to springs, suspension set up, or otherwise).

    Last edited by nadepalma; 03-21-2019 at 03:53 PM.
    "La vita come un albero di Natale..c' sempre qualcuno che ti rompe le palle!"

  5. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to nadepalma For This Useful Post:

    Anthony Evans (03-22-2019),eklauss (03-22-2019),sfbreh (03-22-2019)

  6. #3
    Firebird Concept (the turbine one) VS Ute 5Litre's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Wagga NSW
    Posts
    11,656
    Thanks
    499
    Thanked 1,861 Times in 1,215 Posts
    My Ride
    MY16 Holden Colorado LS-X Man

    Re: New Bronco spied testing with hidden suspension setup

    I'd be supprised if it doesnt share Suspension with Ranger Raptor

    THats an all Coil Fox shock setup
    Who the hell approved this abomination? Hidden Content

    I bet it was some dumbarse in Detroit Hidden Content

  7. Remove Advertisements
    GM Inside News
    Advertisements
     

  8. #4
    5.3 Liter Vortec V8 fastrehotrods's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Queen Creek, AZ
    Posts
    1,480
    Thanks
    308
    Thanked 1,506 Times in 709 Posts
    My Ride
    2014 Ram Sport 4X4

    Re: New Bronco spied testing with hidden suspension setup

    I'm definitely looking forward to this. I've been working with the Ford Performance group a lot more lately, they're a passionate bunch (gearheads for sure) and I look forward to getting to work with one of these soon. And that's all I'm allowed to say about that.

    It's insane that as someone who grew up only GM, that GM no longer has anything for me to look forward to. FCA and Ford, however, they've got a lot of current product that I like, and future stuff I'm anxiously awaiting. All GM has is a Corvette that's increasingly trying to price itself out of my range, and a Camaro that I can't fit into.
    The Stable: 2014 Ram Sport 4x4 with 18" Method Racing MR310's wrapped in 35's, 71 Firebird Formula 455 Ridetech equipped, 57 Ford Custom 300, 66 GTO 4 speed, 67 Camaro LT1/T56, 70 El Camino, 71 Camaro future LSX, 82 Z28, 63 Thunderbird, 75 Pontiac Astre GT 406, 65 Dart 318, 87 S10 Blazer, 88 Silverado, 58 Edsel Pacer, 64 Volvo 544. Past: 98 Trans Am 6 speed-432 rwhp, 71 Chevelle SS 454, 71 Camaro 350/4 speed, 66 Mustang 393/T5, 86 GMC Jimmy

  9. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to fastrehotrods For This Useful Post:

    377Z (03-23-2019),canadian.bacon (03-22-2019),Mr.Buttons (03-21-2019),RedSkyBlackDream (03-22-2019)

  10. #5
    3.0 Liter SIDI V6
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    SE MI
    Posts
    556
    Thanks
    301
    Thanked 205 Times in 121 Posts
    My Ride
    2008 HHR SS

    Re: New Bronco spied testing with hidden suspension setup

    Gosh, it looks homely. Maybe it's just excellent camo. Looks like a turd, though.

  11. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Chassis Guy For This Useful Post:

    Evo69 (03-22-2019),Greg.Botts (03-22-2019),jzchev28 (03-21-2019)

  12. #6
    5.3 Liter Vortec V8 fastrehotrods's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Queen Creek, AZ
    Posts
    1,480
    Thanks
    308
    Thanked 1,506 Times in 709 Posts
    My Ride
    2014 Ram Sport 4X4

    Re: New Bronco spied testing with hidden suspension setup

    Quote Originally Posted by Chassis Guy View Post
    Gosh, it looks homely. Maybe it's just excellent camo. Looks like a turd, though.
    Are you serious? It's a regular Ranger cab and bed cut down to cover the Bronco platform. All automakers do similar things when testing new platforms.
    The Stable: 2014 Ram Sport 4x4 with 18" Method Racing MR310's wrapped in 35's, 71 Firebird Formula 455 Ridetech equipped, 57 Ford Custom 300, 66 GTO 4 speed, 67 Camaro LT1/T56, 70 El Camino, 71 Camaro future LSX, 82 Z28, 63 Thunderbird, 75 Pontiac Astre GT 406, 65 Dart 318, 87 S10 Blazer, 88 Silverado, 58 Edsel Pacer, 64 Volvo 544. Past: 98 Trans Am 6 speed-432 rwhp, 71 Chevelle SS 454, 71 Camaro 350/4 speed, 66 Mustang 393/T5, 86 GMC Jimmy

  13. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to fastrehotrods For This Useful Post:

    377Z (03-23-2019),Extreme4x4 (03-21-2019),RedSkyBlackDream (03-22-2019),richmond2000 (03-22-2019)

  14. #7
    3.0 Liter SIDI V6
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    536
    Thanks
    80
    Thanked 119 Times in 59 Posts

    Re: New Bronco spied testing with hidden suspension setup

    Quote Originally Posted by fastrehotrods View Post
    Are you serious? It's a regular Ranger cab and bed cut down to cover the Bronco platform. All automakers do similar things when testing new platforms.
    Hopefully it's just a troll comment and nothing more. Anyone who knows anything about this business knows what you wrote is correct.

  15. #8
    Firebird Concept (the turbine one) VS Ute 5Litre's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Wagga NSW
    Posts
    11,656
    Thanks
    499
    Thanked 1,861 Times in 1,215 Posts
    My Ride
    MY16 Holden Colorado LS-X Man

    Re: New Bronco spied testing with hidden suspension setup

    Quote Originally Posted by fastrehotrods View Post
    Are you serious? It's a regular Ranger cab and bed cut down to cover the Bronco platform. All automakers do similar things when testing new platforms.
    The nose and grill look a little bit different to the Ranger I'd say the panelwork from the A pillar forward is all Bronco
    Who the hell approved this abomination? Hidden Content

    I bet it was some dumbarse in Detroit Hidden Content

  16. #9
    6.2 Liter LS9 Supercharged V8
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    St. George, Ut.
    Posts
    8,104
    Thanks
    9,813
    Thanked 2,627 Times in 1,729 Posts
    My Ride
    2016 Nissan Rogue SV AWD

    Re: New Bronco spied testing with hidden suspension setup

    I await the real deal with bated breath.

  17. #10
    6.2 Liter LS9 Supercharged V8 Premium Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    The land of the hethan
    Posts
    9,696
    Thanks
    1,363
    Thanked 3,106 Times in 2,068 Posts
    My Ride
    The coffin on wheels
    That mule is a long term chassis test vehicle for the four door version, the 2- door is much shorter

    Most likely rear end is watts link from Everest as that version was considered T6 1/2
    Last edited by jpd80; 03-21-2019 at 07:00 PM.

  18. #11
    Firebird Concept (the turbine one) VS Ute 5Litre's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Wagga NSW
    Posts
    11,656
    Thanks
    499
    Thanked 1,861 Times in 1,215 Posts
    My Ride
    MY16 Holden Colorado LS-X Man

    Re: New Bronco spied testing with hidden suspension setup

    Quote Originally Posted by jpd80 View Post
    That mule is a long term chassis test vehicle for the four door version, the 2- door is much shorter

    Most likely rear end is watts link from Everest as that version was considered T6 1/2
    They could use both Everest and Ranger Raptor set up ?

    How similar are those too considering they're both coil , (Watts link?)

    I imaging there is a 2 door and a 5 door version in light 4x4 and heavy duty , hard core 4x4 ala Ranger raptor
    Who the hell approved this abomination? Hidden Content

    I bet it was some dumbarse in Detroit Hidden Content

  19. #12
    6.2 Liter LS9 Supercharged V8 Premium Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    The land of the hethan
    Posts
    9,696
    Thanks
    1,363
    Thanked 3,106 Times in 2,068 Posts
    My Ride
    The coffin on wheels
    Ranger Raptor has outboard Coil springs

  20. #13
    Firebird Concept (the turbine one) VS Ute 5Litre's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Wagga NSW
    Posts
    11,656
    Thanks
    499
    Thanked 1,861 Times in 1,215 Posts
    My Ride
    MY16 Holden Colorado LS-X Man

    Re: New Bronco spied testing with hidden suspension setup

    Quote Originally Posted by jpd80 View Post
    Ranger Raptor has outboard Coil springs
    You'd think they would be mad not to use that already engineered set up?
    Who the hell approved this abomination? Hidden Content

    I bet it was some dumbarse in Detroit Hidden Content

  21. #14
    5.3 Liter Vortec V8 fastrehotrods's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Queen Creek, AZ
    Posts
    1,480
    Thanks
    308
    Thanked 1,506 Times in 709 Posts
    My Ride
    2014 Ram Sport 4X4

    Re: New Bronco spied testing with hidden suspension setup

    Quote Originally Posted by VS Ute 5Litre View Post
    The nose and grill look a little bit different to the Ranger I'd say the panelwork from the A pillar forward is all Bronco
    I've seen snippets of the face of the new Bronco... that front end is not the new Bronco.
    The Stable: 2014 Ram Sport 4x4 with 18" Method Racing MR310's wrapped in 35's, 71 Firebird Formula 455 Ridetech equipped, 57 Ford Custom 300, 66 GTO 4 speed, 67 Camaro LT1/T56, 70 El Camino, 71 Camaro future LSX, 82 Z28, 63 Thunderbird, 75 Pontiac Astre GT 406, 65 Dart 318, 87 S10 Blazer, 88 Silverado, 58 Edsel Pacer, 64 Volvo 544. Past: 98 Trans Am 6 speed-432 rwhp, 71 Chevelle SS 454, 71 Camaro 350/4 speed, 66 Mustang 393/T5, 86 GMC Jimmy

  22. #15
    6.2 Liter LS9 Supercharged V8 Premium Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    The land of the hethan
    Posts
    9,696
    Thanks
    1,363
    Thanked 3,106 Times in 2,068 Posts
    My Ride
    The coffin on wheels
    [QUOTE=VS Ute 5Litre;7134215]

    The nose and grill look a little bit different to the Ranger I'd say the panelwork from the A pillar forward is all Bronco
    That body work is just chopped up current Ranger
    Remember those Camaro mules that we’re VE Commodores with the smallest rear doors ever seen

  23. Remove Advertisements
    GM Inside News
    Advertisements
     

Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-04-2012, 08:25 AM
  2. What I'd like the new Camaro setup to look like...
    By AmericanRevolution in forum GMI Camaro Forum
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 02-13-2008, 10:54 PM
  3. Spy Shots: Corvette Z07 suspension testing with Ferrari 599
    By 91 s-10baja in forum Global Chevrolet News
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 05-23-2007, 02:59 PM
  4. Spy Shots: Corvette Z07 suspension testing with Ferrari 599
    By TuffG929 in forum General Car Lounge
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 05-18-2007, 10:15 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.1.2