New Ford Bronco may use solid axles

Last Updated: November 30, 2018By Tags: , , , , , ,

It seems like Ford is truly doing good with planning to remake the Bronco nameplate. It is not only bringing back the off-road SUV. There are rumors about that the Bronco will maybe pretty well rather use solid axles than a fully-independent suspension.

As Toledo Blade says, Ford tapped the axle provider Dana to supply axles for the Bronco.

While Dana and Ford has confirmed if the Bronco will have solid axles, the provider will make axles for both the Jeep Wrangler and the Bronco in the same factory. That proclamation leads to widespread speculation about solid front and rear axles for Bronco’s suspension.

Solid axles are easy to modify, so as simple and robust

That’ may be for off-roaders such a great news. Solid axles are easy to modify, so as simple and robust. Moreover, they allow for considerable articulation that lets the vehicle’s tires stay in contact with the road (or lack of a road, in some cases). But they’re increasingly unusual since they’re harder to tame for street use than an independent suspension setup.

Now only the Wrangler and Mercedes-Benz G-Class have solid front and rear axles and only a handful still keep a solid rear axle like the Toyota 4Runner.

Ford has offered few things about the Bronco beside from confirming that it will come in 2019. It’s unclear if it will be a two-door like it has been in the past or if Ford will make it more of an SUV version of the Ranger pickup set to be made at the same Michigan factory (which would mean a four-door SUV given the pickup’s ineluctable length).

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