Oh, but you read me wrong. I meant to ask, why would anyone want an ugly H2 when they can buy a fantastic Ford Expedition with independent rear suspension and real usable cargo space?A lot of things Americans buy are not necessary. Like a 12 disc CD changer, or a V12 two seat power boat
I would buy an Expedition over the Tahoe anyday, leave alone the H2.Oh, but you read me wrong. I meant to ask, why would anyone want an ugly H2 when they can buy a fantastic Ford Expedition with independent rear suspension and real usable cargo space?
I'm sorry, but an SFA is WAY better for articulating.IFS should be used here in place of a SFA for reasons of articulation.
SFA's are indeed cheaper, more rugged inherently, and easier to modify. In extreme off-road applications solid axles are a much better choice since the extreme driveline angles a radical independent suspension requires (think diff to wheels) don't exist with a SFA. Also worth mentioning is that the center differential in an independent suspension is something of an independent variable 'in space' despite being rigidly mounted to the frame, giving superior ground clearance for obvious reason but also increasing your chances of high centering in the really rough stuff, not necessarily good for extreme rock crawling.I'm sorry, but an SFA is WAY better for articulating.
Plus SFA's are A LOT easier and cheaper to lift. And they are more durable, and the original Broncos untill 1980 were all SFA, and a lot of people swapped SFA's into the 1980-1995 Models[/IMG]
Solid axles are #1 on my list of wants for the bronco.Hmmmm. Just took a look and noticed that the Mercedes G Wagon utilizes solid axles front and rear and if that doesn't upset the tea-sippers who pledge allegiance to the three-pointed star I imagine A Bronco could make do. In light of this, and in the spirit of cooperation , I think I'd rather see a SFA, particularly since it simplifies production. You've swayed me Ford Rules.
Expanding on what 2b2 said. If a Bronco revival were ever to occur I have long been a proponent of more than obvious two door models. Ideally I would like to see a two door wagon and a four door wagon at least. A two door pickup would be cool as well, but I'm unsure it would find many takers. I also would like for Lincoln to get a version of that 4-door wagon. I think the Sentinel name would be ideal for such a truck and with Land Rover soon to leave the FoMoCo picture there is certainly room in the Lincoln lineup for such a luxo SUV.
And I too like the idea of a 'city box' suv which mimicks the styling of a revived Bronco....and potential even incorporates a few items which lend themselves to off roading, or at least soft orading. I think Maverick would be the perfect name for such a vehicle...always thought it was abit odd for a car anyway and it fits here carrying on the 'horse' theme of the Bronco.