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Jluf

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Jan 13, 2021
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Josh
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Luf
I ordered a 2.7 BD with sas and a bunch other options. It was my favorite trim level do to the stock options and pricing compared to BL. I only wish I could have gotten the high package.
 
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Mandogus

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Supporter I

Jun 14, 2021
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William
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Drzyzga
I originally ordered a big bend. But after comparing what I built and the black diamond they were pretty much the same so I switched. I'm getting a 2.3L mid mic top tow package.
 

Broncadonk MKG

Rank IV

Advocate III

Dec 23, 2020
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Manhattan, KS, USA
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Mikayla
Last Name
Gentine
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2156

BD is my build with 2 door, mid pkg, 2.7 auto, tow, bull bar and roof rails. Non-SAS. A51 color.

I was extremely deliberate when choosing my build because I wanted something that I’ll enjoy taking cross country often for work (hence non-squatch) and something highly functional that will handle getting dirty and hold up over time. I’m going to use it as a daily driver and a workhorse until it rusts apart. I like tech but I don’t want it so technically complicated that it’ll be obviously outdated in 3-5 years, hence why mid pkg is enough for me. Lane-keep and remote start are “musts” for me nowadays. Chose A51 over metallic colors because it’ll be cheaper and easier for me to repaint myself when it gets banged up. Washout floors for obvious reasons, plus carpet and cloth don’t stand up to dirt the same way. Chose the bull bar so there’s less of a chance of getting my front end wrecked by some careless turd in the parking lot. Thought long and hard about doing a 4WP fender delete but I don’t think I will, because those cheap plastics are there to protect the stuff that matters.
Going to add an on-board air compressor and several other bells and whistles when the time comes. I’m tired of traveling cross country all the time without the confidence of being higher up from the ground to see better, without 4x4 and without easy access to change tires like my current situation with my sedan.

Another member here once said the BD is the “blue collar bronco” of the lineup and it’s resonated with me, because that’s exactly what it is.
 

14U

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Mar 3, 2021
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Jerry
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Cook
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Black Diamond was by far my favorite choice.
I’m not knocking anyone else’s selection.
But for me the Diamond in the rough is exactly what I’m looking for. I don’t need or want the extra gadgets, I really like the standard headlight look. The interior is spot on along with the steel bumpers and rock rails .
 

1Five1 Garage

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Promoter II

Apr 26, 2021
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SHAWN
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PATTEN
We got a BD, 2.7L, auto, 4 Door, cactus grey. I bought it to do a full custom build with my wife. suspension, 37's, bumpers, etc.

We have a Badlands coming as well but we don't want to do much to it other then add items that will help overlanding. tent, recovery gear etc.
 
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BDDavidn

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Advocate III

Mar 27, 2021
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David
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Smith
I ordered a 2.3L, 7 speed Black Diamond. I wanted a mid-trim level and I'm a big fan of the steelies. I also understand it to be a good stock set up for off-road. It's mainly going to be a drive around town vehicle for me, but I intend to learn about off-roading with it as well. I've never "off-roaded" before.
 

Mandogus

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Supporter I

Jun 14, 2021
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Massachusetts
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William
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Drzyzga
I ordered a 2.3L, 7 speed Black Diamond. I wanted a mid-trim level and I'm a big fan of the steelies. I also understand it to be a good stock set up for off-road. It's mainly going to be a drive around town vehicle for me, but I intend to learn about off-roading with it as well. I've never "off-roaded" before.
You and me are in the same boat. I want to learn so I can explore more of the outdoors and kick my video game addiction.
 

Cheeselog

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Champion III

Mar 5, 2021
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St. Louis, MO, USA
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Doug
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Schroeder
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104636

There's another in-depth conversation about this in the Black Diamond forum category. I highly recommend checking it out.
But for me, it came down to the cheapest washout interior. The roof comes off. It's going to leak eventually. I'm going to get caught out in the rain without doors or windows eventually. I'm not getting an offroad vehicle only to have stained carpeted floors and stained cloth seats. I want to take my dog places. I want to bring my wet dog back home without the upholstery smelling like wet dog.
I would have gotten the base if the base came with vinyl floors and vinyl seats. I still don't understand why it doesn't. Base models of the F150 come with vinyl seats and vinyl floors.

There's room in the garage for one vehicle. It's got to get me to work in muddy fields. It's got to get me to weddings and funerals. I think the Black Diamond is it.
 

Jonah

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Advocate I

Nov 30, 2020
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Wisconsin, USA
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Matt
Last Name
Voss
I ordered a four door Black Diamond in Iconic Silver, mic top, manual transmission with the 2.3 EcoBoost and the roof rails. I also kept the steelies, but plan to upgrade with an aftermarket wheel. The road salt around here will eat the steel up in a few years.

This will be a third vehicle and dedicated to off-roading, so I chose the the Black Diamond for the price point and the standard features: rear lockers, skid plates and marine grade vinyl seats.
 
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DustyDawg

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Super Supporter II

May 12, 2021
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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rex
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rodwell
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2983

I currently have a Black Diamond on order, no vin yet. I am thinking about changing to the Badlands, waiting for it is not an issue as I'm in no real hurry. Just wonder what other thoughts are on BD vs BL. I might not change...can't make my mind up.
 

Jonah

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Advocate I

Nov 30, 2020
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Wisconsin, USA
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Matt
Last Name
Voss
I currently have a Black Diamond on order, no vin yet. I am thinking about changing to the Badlands, waiting for it is not an issue as I'm in no real hurry. Just wonder what other thoughts are on BD vs BL. I might not change...can't make my mind up.
I've thought about this too. For me and my budget the 33" wheels, front locker and sway bar disconnect are not worth the extra $5,000 to upgrade to the Badlands trim.
 
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JTeerman

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Jun 12, 2021
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Josh
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Teerman
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I ordered a 2.3L, 7 speed Black Diamond. I wanted a mid-trim level and I'm a big fan of the steelies. I also understand it to be a good stock set up for off-road. It's mainly going to be a drive around town vehicle for me, but I intend to learn about off-roading with it as well. I've never "off-roaded" before.
You and me are in the same boat. I want to learn so I can explore more of the outdoors and kick my video game addiction.
I will say my bronco will have me outside way more often than I am now
 

Cliffhanger

Rank II

Supporter I

May 25, 2021
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Florida
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christine
Last Name
Fennelle
Just wanted to know who is getting a black diamond and what made you choose that one?
I was torn between BD & BL because of the MGV but although I was tempted by the added suspension & 33’s on the BL plus the other off road features, I just love the interior colors of the BD the best! I read that the “cyber orange” grab bar & other interior colors on the BL are actually yellow and that sealed it for me!
BD, 2.7, MIC (changed to soft in hopes but may change it back!) , tow, roof rack (if MIC) but I really prefer the matching body color hard top & fender flares so will be doing that as soon as I can! Probably gonna upgrade to 33’s at the dealership before I drive it off the lot lol
 
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Jakob1972

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Champion I

Aug 17, 2020
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Steven
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Jakob
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My original reservation was for a Black Diamond, 4-door, 2.3L 7-speed mid package, A-51. But this will replace my wife's LTZ suburban and she wants the creature comforts so we are going Badlands, But if I had my way it would be the Black Diamond the most bang for your buck in my opinion. everything I need and nothing I don't.
 
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