When Ford planned to revive the Bronco and add the smaller Bronco Sport, it also planned to have more than 200 parts and accessories ready for customers to customize their rides when the vehicles launched.
The company plans to show off some of the more impressive aftermarket components at the SEMA show in Las Vegas early next month with six new concept vehicles.
“Bronco and Bronco Sport customers love parts and accessories that emphasize performance and off-road lifestyle, so we worked closely with Bronco design and vehicle engineering to deliver the products to match their individual lifestyle,” said Eric Cin, Ford global director, vehicle personalization, accessories and licensing.
“Since the reveal last year, we’ve expanded the line to more than 350 Bronco and Bronco Sport parts and accessories and growing.”
To that end, Ford will show the newest products at the show, including a new Ford Performance Parts front drive unit for the Bronco that supports up to a 5.38:1 gearset. Ford Performance Parts is also releasing performance tuning for Ford’s 2.3-liter EcoBoost 4-cylinder engine that can be uploaded through the OBD-II port, as well as a new severe-duty steering rack and tie rod ends. And that’s just for starters.
To give consumers some ideas, Ford has teamed with leading builders in the off-road industry to produce six custom rides that will debut at this year’s Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association show in Las Vegas. Here’s what to expect.
2021 Bronco RTR Fun-Runner by RTR Vehicles
Created by professional drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr. started with a two-door Bronco Badlands, and upgraded its capability with an Ultimate Dana 44 FDU front axle, fun-haver long-travel spec Ultimate Dana 60 semi-float rear axle, RCV Performance CV axles and performance intake system.
The suspension was enhanced with Fox Performance Elite 2.5 coilovers, and fun-haver off-road long-travel suspension kit. Dubbed the Fun-Runner, it rides on 37-inch off-road tires.
2021 Bronco by BDS Suspensions
This red-hot fire truck was crafted by BDS Suspensions, a longtime Ford builder. BDS started with a 2021 two-door Bronco Black Diamond model, amending the suspension with a BDS 4-inch Upper Control Arm System with Fox 2.5 PES coilovers, BDS rear adjustable control arms and track bar, a swaybar disconnect and 37-inch BFGoodrich KM3 tires.
But they didn’t stop there. BDS added CrawlTek Revolution bumpers with a recessed WARN ZEON 10 front and rear, along with recovery hooks and belly skid, CrawlTek slider steps, a CargoGlide custom slideout tray and an underhood air compressor.
2021 Bronco by Tucci Hot Rods
If you live in cold climes, you’ll appreciated what Tucci Hot Rods has done with this 2021 four-door Bronco Badlands. Equipped to help you traverse now and ice, this Bronco wears Mattracks 88-Series quad tracks in place of tires. It’s accessorized with a flat snowboard rack and a Yakima LockNLoad platform roof rack system. A Rigid Light Shop Adapt Light Bar, Radiance Pods and Rock Light Kit augments the Bronco’s standard lights, while a Warn ZEON 10 winch and retractable running boards complete the package.
2021 Bronco BAJA FORGED by LGE-CTS Motorsports
BAJA FORGED Parts founder and veteran SEMA builder Theresa Contreras returns with this four-door Bronco Outer Banksbuild that adds indulgent modern conveniences while preserving tis outdoors allure. So you’ll find an onboard fridge, JBL premium sound bar, cargo organizer, tailgate folding table, under-floor safe, and all-weather floor mats.
BAJA FORGED bumpers, off-road rock lights, BAJA FORGED fender flares and spare tire carrier complete its wardrobe updates. The suspension is enhanced with an ICON Vehicle Dynamics 3.0 suspension lift.
2021 Bronco Sport BAJA FORGED by LGE-CTS Motorsports
For those who think that the Bronco Sport is wimpier than its larger sibling, check out this bad boy, put together by Sara Morosan, co-owner of LGE-CTS Motorsports. Starting with a 2021 Bronco Sport Badlands, the company added a 2-inch suspension lift, rock sliders, off-road rock lights, fender flares and a Borla cat-back performance exhaust.
And it proves to be trial-ready thanks to an ICON Vehicle Dynamics suspension system, and Hellwig front and rear sway bars. It’s finished with LED lighting, BAJA FORGED front and rear tubular bumpers, a Ford Performance Parts roof mounted light bar, and a Warn VR EVO winch.
2021 Bronco Sport by CGS Performance Products
Knowing that CGS specializes in air intake and exhaust products, you won’t be surprised by CGS added to this 2021 Bronco Sport Badlands. Specifically, CGS added a cold air intake and a black ceramic coated cat-back exhaust.
Rigid Light Shop rock lights were added for nighttime trail running and it’s shod with 17-inch Toyo Open Country all-terrain tires. It’s finished with a rear spoiler, A-pillar LED lights, and a custom paint job. But they didn’t stop there. Inside, they fitted unique seat covers and installed a rear seat vault.
Overall, the six Broncos show what can be done with a judicious use of accessories.