The YJ has about 140k on the ole ticker.
I typed this up over on the 392 forum comparing the Bronco vs 392. Honestly, if it was between a Bronco and a regular JLU, I think I might take the Bronco. Bronco vs 392 is no question though. 392 all the way.
I got the Bronco (First edition, not raptor) Christmas eve. Picked up the 392 last Saturday. First impression is that the Bronco will be a daily driver. Not because I necessarily enjoy driving it more, but the bronco won’t be a forever ride, the 392 likely will. I want to extend out the 392 as much as I can in terms of miles I put on it.
Interior: The Bronco interior is a decent amount more roomy and comfortable.
Ride: The Bronco FE’s all have the Sasquatch package. Analogous to XR in a way. Stock tires on that, you ‘feel‘ the road a lot more (more tire noise) than the 392. So win for 392 there. The 392 takes bumps in the road worse, but hey…solid axle. In general the 392 rides better though on flat nice road/highway, but overall the Bronco just seems to handle a bit better when you add other elements into it.
Noise: Geez, no contest. The bronco gets a whistling noise at certain speeds and cross winds. 392 is relatively quiet even with SOT…and I can judge that owning a 95 YJ soft top that I just drove 3 hours on the highway last weekend going to get the 392. I was just telling my friend last weekend about people talking about wind noise with these and Broncos on the forums. I get that these are newer vehicles, but I said “Anytime I see people complain about road noise, I wish I could take them for a ride on the highway at 70 mph in my YJ”. That actually doesn’t bother me at all. I’ve had 2 TJs, a YJ, a JKU, and now these. I know what to expect and am instead pleasantly surprised if wind noise isn’t that much.
Fun factor: Both rock. I’ll have to wait until next summer. I have half doors on the 392 as well as SoT, so 392 win. And I mean…c’mon. 8 cylinder that’s just not even a contest.
Overall, just as expected, the Bronco just feels more like a day to day driver while the 392 is more of a fun blast that I won’t drive every day, but will more thoroughly enjoy driving when I do.