No wonder Sasquatch package became constrained...

GeoBig
Feb 03, 2023

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Feb 03, 2023

Looking at production line images on this site and on the "other site", no joke, at least 75% of all pictures have the Sasquatch package. I'm starting to feel like I missed the memo when I stuck with the standard 33"s.
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Feb 03, 2023

#1
Looking at production line images on this site and on the "other site", no joke, at least 75% of all pictures have the Sasquatch package. I'm starting to feel like I missed the memo when I stuck with the standard 33"s.
You did what????

Totally kidding, zero issues with 33s. You will have just as much fun as every one else. The "original" true offroader came with 27s or 28s...๐Ÿ˜Š
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Feb 04, 2023

#2
Looking at production line images on this site and on the "other site", no joke, at least 75% of all pictures have the Sasquatch package. I'm starting to feel like I missed the memo when I stuck with the standard 33"s.

I really like the 33's and we still have the suspension. I guess I would prefer Squatch Pac if I had ordered a 4dr but I have seen 4dr's with the 33's and they are great. I think the big difference is the width and we have to be getting better acceleration and gas millage, i would bet there will be less wear and tear all around as well.
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Feb 04, 2023

#3
I skipped Sasquatch because the pricing didn't make sense for the manual transmission. I was kind of upset at the time. But in hindsight, glad I did. I have always liked the KO2s, the 33's look great, and the Goodyear Territory tires have proven to be "okay" but not really all that desirable.

And perhaps most of all, dropping Sasquatch probably allowed me to get my Bronco in 2022 rather than being pushed 2023.
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Feb 04, 2023

#4
I noticed the same thing. Honestly at the last 3 outings I've been to with the broncos I was the only non Sasquatched bronco. Makes me feel more special๐Ÿ˜ lol
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Feb 04, 2023

#5
I skipped the squatch. I didn't feel it was necessary for the type of driving I'll do. It was a huge expense. If i want bigger rims and tires I can always add a lift.
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Feb 04, 2023

#6
You did what????

Totally kidding, zero issues with 33s. You will have just as much fun as every one else. The "original" true offroader came with 27s or 28s...๐Ÿ˜Š
Horse carriages had 27s?
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Feb 04, 2023

#7
Horse carriages had 27s?
Yes, yes they did.
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Feb 04, 2023

#8
Yes, yes they did.
My horse had the spinner hub caps from Walmart
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Feb 05, 2023

#9
I skipped Sasquatch because the pricing didn't make sense for the manual transmission. I was kind of upset at the time. But in hindsight, glad I did. I have always liked the KO2s, the 33's look great, and the Goodyear Territory tires have proven to be "okay" but not really all that desirable.

And perhaps most of all, dropping Sasquatch probably allowed me to get my Bronco in 2022 rather than being pushed 2023.
I still donโ€™t understand how the Sasquatch would restrain us more than the Standard Badlands. We get everything except for the 35โ€™s? Iโ€™m thinking you are right that we got 22MY because of that. I had a late Reservation 2/24/21 but (only) waited for a year and a half. ๐Ÿ˜‘
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Feb 05, 2023

#10
I also skipped the Squatch. For the price of it, I will keep my 33's for winter and purchase a unique set of wheels and tires for less money and a very unique Bronco.
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Feb 12, 2023

#11
You did what????

Totally kidding, zero issues with 33s. You will have just as much fun as every one else. The "original" true offroader came with 27s or 28s...๐Ÿ˜Š

To be fair, the "Original True offroader" is outclassed in every way by the new Sasquatch equipped version.
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Feb 13, 2023

#12
Much easier to down size tires from Sasquatch (although not seen anyone do it) than trying to make Sasquatch from lesser model (seen hundreds try).

Itโ€™s also a lot cheaper and comes with a warranty.
EGBronc

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Feb 13, 2023

#13
I think the Bronco is very capable without the SAS.
That said, its a lot more than tires and wheels:
You get 4.7 gears
And front and rear electric locking diffs
And an Iron front diff not aluminum
Wider fender flares
A lift
No crash bars
Bilstein shocks
I'm probably missing a few things I think it just sucks though that Ford makes you decide whether or not you want to wait a year more to get it. If you're not in hurry, my advice is to wait and get what you want regardless of what that is.
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Feb 13, 2023

#14
Much easier to down size tires from Sasquatch (although not seen anyone do it) than trying to make Sasquatch from lesser model (seen hundreds try).

Itโ€™s also a lot cheaper and comes with a warranty.
You've seen hundreds of G6 Broncos?
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Feb 13, 2023

#15
I think the Bronco is very capable without the SAS.
That said, its a lot more than tires and wheels:
You get 4.7 gears
And front and rear electric locking diffs
And an Iron front diff not aluminum
Wider fender flares
A lift
No crash bars
Bilstein shocks
I'm probably missing a few things I think it just sucks though that Ford makes you decide whether or not you want to wait a year more to get it. If you're not in hurry, my advice is to wait and get what you want regardless of what that is.
Aside from non-functional equipment, isn't that a Badlands?
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Feb 13, 2023

#16
I think the Bronco is very capable without the SAS.
That said, its a lot more than tires and wheels:
You get 4.7 gears
And front and rear electric locking diffs
And an Iron front diff not aluminum
Wider fender flares
A lift
No crash bars
Bilstein shocks
I'm probably missing a few things I think it just sucks though that Ford makes you decide whether or not you want to wait a year more to get it. If you're not in hurry, my advice is to wait and get what you want regardless of what that is.
I think that the discussion was about SAS or no SAS on a Badlands? People were suggesting that with the Badlands, that the only difference was the 35" tires. While that's CLOSE to correct, it's not quite true, but it's pretty close. An example of this is the 4.7 gears. It's absolutely correct that you get 4.7 gears with the SAS package. However, you also get 4.7 gears with the manual transmission. So, if you're getting the automatic, you get smaller tires and different gearing on the Badlands without the SAS package. The non-SAS Badlands also comes with Bilstein shocks, but is about 2" shorter in lift than the SAS Badlands. Also, as stated above, the crash bars are removed from the SAS Bronco, but those are easy to remove yourself.

So, in the end, in my case, I ended up ordering the Badlands with the SAS package, but if it weren't available/constrained like it is right now, I'd definitely just get a Badlands and then "upgrade" with after market parts. Adding a lift, and 35" or 37" tires for starters.

BTW, those larger fender flairs on the SAS package aren't helping much. mud and rocks still end up all over the side of the Bronco, and rock chips are a real issue for those that don't add mud flaps.

Bottom line is that in my opinion, for what I want to use it for (off-road baby!) I think that the Badlands is the most capable of the Bronco's as it rolls off the assembly line.
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Feb 13, 2023

#17
Aside from non-functional equipment, isn't that a Badlands?
Almost, but as the poster said, as long as we are talking automatic trans (which the VAST majority of people are ordering) the SASA gets 4.7 gears and the non-SAS doesn't it has 4.46. Not a LOT of difference, but it's noticeable in the final crawl ratio. BTW, the best final crawl ratio is defiantly with the manual trans. it's just that, as I stated above most people opt for the automatic. Sitting in traffic daily with a manual gets old quick.
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Feb 13, 2023

#18
I never got stuck with the stock 33s, just gave the skid plates some extra love. Now have my added "35s" and the stock 4.7 gears. Looking forward to see how much of an improvement it is.
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Baus67

Rank VI

Feb 13, 2023

#19
You're right. I was thinking manual trans, since that's the way I originally spec'd my Badlands.

Also, I thought the difference in lift was 10mm, but you lost articulation, with the Sasquatch package. That's a remembrance, so it may not be correct.
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