Ford Performance is treating the Ford Bronco to a slew of new off-road parts at SEMA this year. Additionally, Ford just released a major information dump on all of the Bronco and Bronco Sport builds it’s bringing to the SEMA show in November.
We’ll start with the parts you’ll soon be able to buy for your new Bronco. The list starts with a new Ford Performance front drive unit that supports gearing up to 5.38:1 for even better off-road performance. Next, Ford Performance offers a “severe-duty” steering rack and tie rod ends for improved steering durability under high loads. New 17-inch Method Race Wheels (bead lock capable) are also offered through Ford Performance. And finally, a Ford Performance tune will be made available for the turbocharged 2.3-litre four-cylinder. Because it’s a Ford Performance tune, you keep your warranty. However, Ford has not yet described what the tune’s performance gains will bring you.
Now, the SEMA is building itself which you can watch in Las Vegas if you attend.
2021 Bronco RTR Fun Runner
This Bronco is a Vaughn Gittin Jr. RTR special. It is based on a Two-Door Badlands, but some off-road chassis and suspension parts have been added. Below that, you’ll find an Ultimate Dana 44 FDU front axle, Ultimate Dana 60 long-travel semi-float rear axle, RCV Performance CV axles, Fox Performance Elite 2.5 coilovers and a long-travel suspension kit. It all rides on RTR Tech 6 forged wheels and 37-inch off-road tires. RTR also threw in a performance intake system and a Ford Performance sports exhaust system with black tips. In appearance, this Bronco rocks a wrap, special sill guards and a custom RTR soundbar.
2021 Bronco by BDS Suspensions
In case you didn’t know, BDS Suspensions is a subsidiary of Fox Shocks and a long-standing partner of Ford. The purpose of this Bronco was to build a first-responder-type truck, and the red paint betrays it. Based on a Two-Door Black Diamond model, this Bronco largely lacks everything behind the front cab as it has been converted into a small pickup truck. Ford calls it a “half-truck hardtop.”
To make sure firefighters can cross the Rubicon trail (as they often do, don’t they?) BDS equipped with Fox 2.5 coilovers, BDS adjustable wishbones and trackbar, a stabilizer bar decoupler and 37-inch BFGoodrich tires. You’ll also notice new CrawlTek Revolution bumpers, a pair of Warn winches, CrawlTek sliding steps, custom in-bed loading solutions and an air compressor under the hood.
2021 Bronco by Tucci Hot Rods
Here’s your Bronco for snow travel, as the four wheels and tires have been swapped out for a quad-track setup. This Bronco started as a 4-door Badlands with the manual four-cylinder and seven-speed gearbox. Now it has Mattracks 88-Series quad tracks and is full of other accessories. It gets a Rigid light bar, Radiance light pods, a Warn winch, retractable footboards, a snowboard rack and a Yakima platform roof rack system.
2021 Bronco Baja Forged by LGE-CTS Motorsports
This brown/bronze Bronco is a Four-Door Outer Banks and tries to combine luxury with off-road capabilities. The deluxe amenities include a “premium” soundbar, an onboard refrigerator, a folding seat on the tailgate, a luggage compartment protector and a luggage organizer. Meanwhile, its off-road capabilities have been enhanced with a lift (from ICON Vehicle Dynamics), Baja Forged bumpers and fenders, and Ford Performance off-road lights.
2021 Bronco Sport by CGS Performance Products
This is our first Bronco Sport (of which there are two) on this list. CGS Performance specializes in exhaust and intake products, so naturally this Bronco Sport is equipped with a cold air intake and black ceramic coated cat-back exhaust from CGS. It also has Reserve Forged wheels, Toyo all-terrain tires, a lighting kit, “improvements” to the tow bar, Air Design fender flares and a rear spoiler. Inside you will find unique seat covers and a rear seat vault.
2021 Bronco Sport Baja Forged by LGE-CTS Motorsports
This one was made by the same company that did the great Bronco later in this post. It features a Ford Performance 2-inch lift, Hellwig Suspension front and rear anti-roll bars, rock sliders, off-road lights, wheel arches and tubular bumpers. A Warn winch is mounted up front and a Borla cat-back exhaust screams out the back of this Bronco Sport — yes, it comes with the 2.0-liter turbo, not the 1.5.