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Discussion in 'Auto Industry News' started by Rick, August 10, 2000.

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  1. Limited02

    Limited02 Well-Known Member

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    HOLY OLD THREAD BATMAN!!!!!!! :D Since I am here, I'd say use the Escape with:
    3.5 V6
    Rock sliders
    Straight axles with king coilovers
    4:56 gears with F/R electric lockers
    33" tires
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    Safari rack with 4 flood lights
    Waterproof seats with rubber coated flooring for easy cleaning

    EDIT: Something like this:D
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  3. exsport1211

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    how about add turbo diesel to that for the economy

     
  4. X6StringerX

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    I think the Escape would be the perfect size. However, it would need quite a bit of tweaking. Instead of it being FWD based like it currently is, I would like to see it be RWD based so that 4WD engages the front wheels rather than the rear wheels. A strong frame would also be a must. Ford's 3.5 V6 would provide ample power.

    Another interesting idea would be to slightly lengthen the Bronco concept so that suicide style half doors could be included to make hauling passengers a little easier. I know this will annoy the Bronco purists, but I would absolutely love to have something like this as a daily driver.
     
  5. GJarrett

    GJarrett Elite Explorer Moderator Emeritus

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    Wow, talk about bringing up an old thread! Another problem with the Escape is the low mount alternator.... it can't dive into anything deeper than a small puddle. I did get very excited about that Bronco concept vehicle, too bad nothing came of it.
     
  6. Limited02

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    Dudes, the Escape I described would be a factory built off-roader that Ford would build. So in other words, it would be ready to kick a wrangler's ass in deep mud and tall rocks. Basically it would be better than the Jeep Rubicon which is saying A LOT!!!
     
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    Interesting reading this thread, started before the Bronco concept came out. If they had decided to produce it and make a TDI available, I would already have one with a SAS.

    One funny thing was watching people argue about whether it should be a two or four door, and now it turns out the four door Wrangler is selling like hotcakes.
     

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