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Old 07-09-2017, 04:08 PM   #1
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Heard a rumor from a vendor that transit wil lbe offered with 4x4 stock?

Anyone else hear this? I would take it with grain of salt....but still, it supposedly is going to happen..Anyone else heard anything? If so when?
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Europe already has a 4x4 Transit. From what I've seen of it, I'd rather have an aftermarket 4x4 system. I know we're not going to stop development of a robust 4x4 conversion even if Ford decides bring the euro model over.
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Europe already has a 4x4 Transit. From what I've seen of it, I'd rather have an aftermarket 4x4 system. I know we're not going to stop development of a robust 4x4 conversion even if Ford decides bring the euro model over.
Curious to know why you dont like the stock 4 x 4 system on the European Transits ?

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Curious to know why you dont like the stock 4 x 4 system on the European Transits ?

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Because it is designed for the European market with smaller drivetrains and less focus on off-road. It is also an intelligent AWD, not actually selectable, hi/lo 4x4. Complex german engineering with tons of electronic nannies. If I were into 2.0L low clearance sedans with just enough capability to make it to the mountain slopes on groomed roads, then I'd be all over it. I am however, not into that.
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Because it is designed for the European market with smaller drivetrains and less focus on off-road. It is also an intelligent AWD, not actually selectable, hi/lo 4x4. Complex german engineering with tons of electronic nannies. If I were into 2.0L low clearance sedans with just enough capability to make it to the mountain slopes on groomed roads, then I'd be all over it. I am however, not into that.
Summed up my feelings exactly.
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This would be on top of already having the Quigley 4X4 systems available as a factory authorized option on the Transits?


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This would be on top of already having the Quigley 4X4 systems available as a factory authorized option on the Transits?


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I dont think the Euro version will ever come over. Like i said above, it is designed around smaller drivetrains and also much different drivetrains than the US version. If they ever do make a factory system, it will probably be like the Explorer AWD. Thats just a guess. Ford does run the entire gamut from totally awesome (engineering in the Raptor, Focus RS, GT) to completely idiotic (the Transits rear heat/A/C design) so who really knows what they'll do.
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If I were into 2.0L low clearance sedans with just enough capability to make it to the mountain slopes on groomed roads, then I'd be all over it. I am however, not into that.
Hey Now, Ya know not all 2.0L sedans are created equal.

After all the adventure and abuse that car was put through it ended up being a distracted driver that destroyed it a block from the house.

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Hey Now, Ya know not all 2.0L sedans are created equal.
Subarus are far more capable off-road than people might think. I saw two on a knarly jeep trail in Sedona a few weeks ago. I have respect for the 'roos. The desire to own one... no.
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