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Another Bronco mule sighting

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Sounds like a modular V8 starter! I haven't been around the 2.3L starter (unless its the same as the 2L?) to tell if its different. 

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I was down in Dearborn this past weekend.  I deliberately drove all around the engineering campus but saw absolutely nothing.

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Would have been nice to actually hear the engine as it goes by without the music overdub or the guys talking. Also, seems a bit suspicious that they were able to drive onto the parking lot that close with the test mule driver in it as well as follow it without being spotted. Then there's the camera on the road that the mule driver had to have seen. I have seen spy photos where there were security guys or test mule drivers chasing the photographers away. It appears as though either the driver was oblivious or just didn't care. I'm wondering when the video was made because we already saw the T6 Ranger-based test mule photos a few months ago.

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14 minutes ago, mackinaw said:

I was down in Dearborn this past weekend.  I deliberately drove all around the engineering campus but saw absolutely nothing.

The prototypes are probably still only out at night

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1 hour ago, pffan1990 said:

Would have been nice to actually hear the engine as it goes by without the music overdub or the guys talking. Also, seems a bit suspicious that they were able to drive onto the parking lot that close with the test mule driver in it as well as follow it without being spotted. Then there's the camera on the road that the mule driver had to have seen. I have seen spy photos where there were security guys or test mule drivers chasing the photographers away. It appears as though either the driver was oblivious or just didn't care. I'm wondering when the video was made because we already saw the T6 Ranger-based test mule photos a few months ago.

TFL's is headquartered in Boulder, so I suspect it was around there.

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1 hour ago, fuzzymoomoo said:

The prototypes are probably still only out at night

Friday I drove by in the evening, Saturday about 11:00 PM.  I knew chances were slim I'd see anything, but hope springs eternal.

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1 hour ago, pffan1990 said:

Would have been nice to actually hear the engine as it goes by without the music overdub or the guys talking. Also, seems a bit suspicious that they were able to drive onto the parking lot that close with the test mule driver in it as well as follow it without being spotted. Then there's the camera on the road that the mule driver had to have seen. I have seen spy photos where there were security guys or test mule drivers chasing the photographers away. It appears as though either the driver was oblivious or just didn't care. I'm wondering when the video was made because we already saw the T6 Ranger-based test mule photos a few months ago.

 

Might have been a wink wink nod nod thing from Ford to keep the excitement levels up for the Bronco-then again this thing has been more or less white hot since the name got shown off in January 2017 LOL

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2 hours ago, fuzzymoomoo said:

I believe this one has been photographed before.

Surprised we haven't seen the actual prototypes pictured yet

The way they have the rear wheelhouses covered is new...had the "brush cover" on the other prototype spyshots...,man...they really don't want you to see the rear suspension bits...

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35 minutes ago, mackinaw said:

Friday I drove by in the evening, Saturday about 11:00 PM.  I knew chances were slim I'd see anything, but hope springs eternal.

Yeah weekends probably aren't your best shot 

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5 minutes ago, twintornados said:

The way they have the rear wheelhouses covered is new...had the "brush cover" on the other prototype spyshots...,man...they really don't want you to see the rear suspension bits...

I think they've had that on all the mules we've seen so far.

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17 minutes ago, rmc523 said:

I think they've had that on all the mules we've seen so far.

They didn't have the camo over the wheel arches on the other mules

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12 minutes ago, fuzzymoomoo said:

The ones with hacked up Ranger bodies/beds do 

Splitting hairs again-they don't have the camo wrap on them

Ford Bronco Prototype

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55 minutes ago, silvrsvt said:

They didn't have the camo over the wheel arches on the other mules

I thought the reference was to underneath, which is what I was talking about.

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3 hours ago, silvrsvt said:

Sounds like a modular V8 starter! I haven't been around the 2.3L starter (unless its the same as the 2L?) to tell if its different. 

Sounds like the starter on the 2.3 in our MKC

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7 hours ago, MY93SHO said:

TFL's is headquartered in Boulder, so I suspect it was around there.

If you actually watch the video, it was in the mountains of Colorado.

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11 hours ago, jasonj80 said:

No one is going to mention the new F-150 at about a minute into the video?

You just did. 

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13 hours ago, jasonj80 said:

No one is going to mention the new F-150 at about a minute into the video?

You know.  I thought that yesterday and meant to post it in my initial response and completely forgot.  I thought about it on the way to work this morning and was like "oh I forgot to post that thought", and you beat me to it.

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I think it will be interesting to see how well the Gladiator performs. If it does well, might Ford see potential in their own off-road super (Compact/midsize) pickup?  And would that take the form of a Ranger Raptor, or a Bronco Raptor?

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Saw my first gladiator on the road in metro Boston.  Bright red with the doors and roof off.  Should sell well with the Bros. 

Wonder if  it will be cross shopped with the mid size pick ups or cannibalize sales from the four door jeep or a little of both.  Maybe next time I go to Kauai maybe they will be available at the car rental.  Jeeps are a popular car rental choice on Kauai.

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IMO, as hot as Wranglers are, there is still finite demand for extreme styling. I don't see Gladiator doing a consistent 100k per year for the future. It will sell well for a time then level out to something much lower.

 

See Beetle, Mini and Fiat 500 for those lessons in demand.

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