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4runner vs the new Ford bronco

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by Ozzy52, Jul 10, 2020.

  1. Jul 27, 2020 at 12:45 PM
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    Ditto.
     
  2. Jul 27, 2020 at 12:51 PM
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    Obviously they did not compare high speed offroading. After building an FJC and a JK wrangler they are virtually the same at all things, except the FJ was far better at higher speed offroad, better on the road, and quieter.
     
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  3. Jul 27, 2020 at 12:55 PM
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    My Dad was a Ford guy through and through but I have always had Toyota's as my primary vehicles. I wouldn't be against buying another brand if it's something really cool that I wanted. The Bronco has got my interest a little but just bought a 2020 4Runner so that will be some years down the line.
     
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    They never consider higher speed offroading. Almost no one does, to be honest.

    Comparisons always seem to directed towards the Moab crowd for some reason.

    Maybe that's what the majority of what the market does? I don't know. It's not the type of offroading that's popular in my region.
     
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  5. Jul 27, 2020 at 8:33 PM
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    A lot of high speed of roading in Socal desert. I've never been into it myself. Open desert is for my Husky. Slow, mountain trails in the Eastern Sierra is where I wheel to remote camp sites.
     
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    True dat! I’m in a Subaru Forester now, lots of road and wind noise. Sounds like I’m driving with a window down. Can’t wait to trade it in for the next generation 4Runner. Hopefully Toyota doesn’t get cheap and skimp on sound deadening materials.
     
  7. Jul 28, 2020 at 4:58 AM
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    True, there is only one Moab. I'll be going there the end of September for my 7th time. But there are many places where you can go fast around the country. Living in Las Vegas and Utah I get to do both, so I'm selling my Jeep and going back to Toyota so I can do that.
     
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  8. Jul 28, 2020 at 3:03 PM
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    Same. I actually REALLY wanted a JLU, but they were just too spendy, and too new to have used examples outt here. I decided to really look at my priorities and wants vs. needs, and I reluctantly realized the T4R was prob the better I fit. I found my 13 TE used last year for about half what a new one or JLU would have cost.

    After this, I doubt I'll ever be motivated to buy another Toyota.

    If I'm brand loyal to anything, it's Jeeps and classic GM cars/trucks. (I loved my old ZJ Grand Cherokee, and my first vehicle was a squarebody Chevy pickup, and I've also owned a string of F-Bodies).

    I still hope to own a JLUR one day. Maybe when everyone's jumped ship to the Bronco the resale will be lower, haha.
     
  9. Jul 28, 2020 at 6:51 PM
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    Most of the photos out there show the Bronco with the Sasquatch package which is about a 3” lift and 35” tires. It looks cool, and the vehicle proportions are what you’d expect. However, when you see the Bronco on a standard suspension with standard tires, it looks out of scale with itself, sort of top heavy. Definitely ugly. At least stock Tacos and 4 Runners look ok. They look best with mild lifts, but they’re ok stock. Not the Bronco. Check it out.
     
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  10. Jul 29, 2020 at 9:21 PM
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    I just took my girlfriend and her parents out huckleberry picking in the mountains on extremely dry, rough, and dusty roads. We did 100 miles, with 50 of them on USFS roads. It was 90 degrees out. We went everywhere we needed to go in comfort with no dust, no breakdowns, and no worries. We drove down a couple of roads/trails where we were scraping brush and narrowly made it through. The new Bronco is 4" wider than my 4Runner. No bueno. The dust was so fine that it coated the inside of my door jambs. If there would have been a leak, it would have been a miserable day.

    I drove a similar route with my brother last year in his Jeep and at the end of the day, was completely worn out, covered in dirt, sweaty, and we had to do a minor repair to the exhaust.
     
  11. Jul 30, 2020 at 6:22 AM
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    For sure, MountainMan, similar experience here in Canada. Up north on gravel roads we used to use duct tape to seal the doors on Suburbans to keep the dust out and drove with windows closed and the fan on high to pressurize the cabin. It’s a new era when you’re in a Toyota!
     
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    Not sure if it’s mainly due to the factory rack and exhaust on my Pro, but the wind / road noise / loud cabin in my 2020 is EASILY my least favorite thing about it.

    My tundra with exhaust and on 33’s is like a coffin comparatively.
     
  13. Jul 30, 2020 at 5:09 PM
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    My wife likes to listen to classical music as we cruise on the highway, and even with K02s, and a 4Runner roof rack our 2018 ORP is quiet and serene. With the windows open at high speed it’s noisy for sure.
     
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    I am a Bach, Wagner, Rachmaninoff et al fan also, my wife, not so much, my love of classical music (Jazz also) just irritates her. Classic music does bring out the emotions in people. :)
     
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    Vivaldi fan here... :cheers:
     
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    Factory installed wind noise drives me crazy. I'm guessing its because of the glass thickness. Even after sound deadening all the doors, its annoying.
     
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  18. Aug 1, 2020 at 6:27 AM
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    I’m guessing that the Pro roof rack would be bound to create more noise than other systems. It’s not exactly aerodynamic. My 3/4 Front Runner rack would be noisy too without the air dam. That little section of sheet metal makes quite a difference.
     
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    Agreed. My basket is noisy, but I chose it. And, I can remove it easily for road trips where I won't need it.
     
  20. Aug 1, 2020 at 7:00 AM
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    I have a custom roof rack from Westcott designs, makes no noise highway speeds or lower.
     
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    True! I don't understand why anyone would want a rack without an air dam. I had that situation briefly and it was like driving around in an old timey tornado movie.

    Side note: I saw an FJ the other day. I was looking at the roof rack and couldn't help but think that it looked completely useless. I wonder if the PRO racks are as bad.
     
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    I guess the Pro roof racks would carry an extra spare tire ok, but they’re not exactly a flexible design.
     
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    Yep. My GoRhino rack came with an air dam and I was getting a bit of noise and reduced gas mileage, so I thought if I took the air dam off, it would allow air to flow through it and reduce wind resistance. Took it off and above 35 mph, it was like a helicopter was landing on my roof. Crazy loud! It went back on ASAP.
     
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    Its not useless by any means. Carry's a massive cargo bag just fine. I can see why other racks are better and that will happen down the road some day but its better than having no rack, and I will swap it over to the sienna some day to make it a Sienna Pro
     
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    Lol! You better start a build thread for that Sienna.

    I think my biggest issue with the FJ rack was that it was curved to the contour of the roof. And, the front half is just side rails. It looks neat, but it doesn't look like it would hold much. Of course, I'm just considering how I would want to use it. It might work fine for some.

    That said, my giant Jurassic Park basket is not as useful as I had hoped, either. Maybe I'm just picky.o_O
     
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    The exhaust on the '20 Pro sucks. The Nitto's are trash also. They whine on the highway and break loose easily in the rain. I'm ready for a small lift and 285 KO2's or Falkens.
     
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    So I guess you decided to keep the 4R after all?
     
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    Don't have a choice. I'm so upside down I can't get out of it yet. Plus I'm not sure I will ever own another new vehicle again so I want to enjoy this one as long as I can.
     
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