2021 Ford Bronco Announced

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Life' started by N0TZU, Jul 14, 2020.

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  1. N2PQW

    N2PQW Ham Member QRZ Page

    I've witnessed all sorts of high and low speed crash-avoidance tests, and probably this one, too, but I'd never been aware of that phrase associated with any them.
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    Funny, I'd always thought of this as the "moose test". The fundamental design of a Moose (800 + lbs. torso suspended on 2ft legs) puts it directly in the path of a standard car's windshield and "A" pillars, possibly to the great detriment of the front seat occupants. Similar tests are conducted on locomotives, perhaps more likely to be in that situation.
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    https://www.caranddriver.com/featur...moose-volvo-has-a-moose-strike-test-for-that/

    Cheers,
    David / N2PQW
     
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  2. K8XG

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    One Moose Test is to test how well you can maneuver to avoid the Moose. The other is to see what happens when you plow into it blindly best I can tell.
     
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  3. K8PG

    K8PG QRZ Lifetime Member #333 Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    NOT WORTHY to be Called a
    4X4 - Not good for a swamp bog
    Very unstable in the snow 6/18 in.
    Gets stuck easily . And Ugly as ugly
    gets.

    Paul
     
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  4. K4NWD

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    And Ford has the audacity to claim it's a G.O.A.T., i.e. Goes Over Any Terrain. Yeah, right. o_O
     
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  5. K4NWD

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    Update: My friend got his Bronco. He's all gaga over it. I'm like meh. He does a lot of off-roading, and I'm pretty sure he's going to realize fairly quickly that it isn't really off-road capable. He's been driving a heavily modified Jeep he had been using for rock crawling, and traded it in for the Bronco after it finally arrived at the dealership. Get this: he said the Jeep was TOO capable and was no longer fun, as in no challenge to maneuver the Jeep through the rock trails. Well, he's got something now that won't be as easy to navigate the same trails.
     
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  6. WZ7U

    WZ7U Ham Member QRZ Page

    Oooh, I bet he cries at the first jeeping scratch or dent he gets.
     
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  7. N0TZU

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    Uh oh. What version of the Bronco did he get?
     
  8. W4HAY

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    Seen Ford's new electric pickup concept vehicle? LINK.

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  9. WJ4U

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    ^ got an email about the F100 electric. Looks pretty cool.
     
  10. K4NWD

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    I'm not sure of the nomenclature. It's a 2 door with a removable roof, optioned out. Has the G.O.A.T. option. Sport model maybe? I'm not a Ford guy although I have a 2003 F150. Only the third Ford I've owned in 54 years of driving.
     

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