Ford Unveils Six SEMA-Bound Broncos

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After a 2020 without The SEMA (Specialty Equipment Marketing Association) Show, SEMA is back November 2-5 in Las Vegas, NV!

To celebrate SEMA’s return, Ford just announced that four custom Broncos and two Bronco Sport SUVs will make their debut in booth #22200 at SEMA to demonstrate the endless possibilities for enhancing and personalizing your own Bronco build. These builds were designed and brought to life by noted vehicle builders like RTR Vehicles, BDS Suspensions, Tucci Hot Rods, LGE-CTS Motorsports, and CGS Performance Products. Each build features examples from the growing list of Genuine Ford Parts, Ford Licensed Accessories, and Ford Performance Parts – as well as many more aftermarket and custom fabricated parts and accessories. The entire catalog of Bronco parts and accessories can be found at Accessories.Ford.com.

“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.”

Here’s a few of the new accessories to be unveiled:

  • A new Ford Performance Parts front drive unit that supports up to a 5.38:1 gearset – a significant off-road performance upgrade in the first year of Bronco production.
  • Ford Performance Parts also developed several new Bronco chassis components for the Bronco two- and four-door SUVs, including new severe-duty steering rack and tie rod ends to further improve steering system durability under high loads. The team also created performance tuning for the 2.3-liter EcoBoost® four-cylinder engine that can be uploaded via a Pro-Cal 4 scan tool to the OBDII port. 
  • Ford Performance Parts is also unveiling new aftermarket wheels available at Ford dealers with the 17-inch Method Race Wheel® sets for Bronco. The Bronco-specific 17 x 8.5-inch Method 703 Bead Grip® wheels are made from solid T6 heat-treated A356 aluminum with patented Bead Grip technology for increased tire bead security when running at lower pressures off-road.

Here’s a rundown of the six Bronco builds headed to SEMA!

2021 Bronco RTR Fun-Runner by RTR Vehicles

Builder rendering of a 2021 Bronco built for SEMA

The RTR Fun-Runner was built by legendary Ford Performance driver Vaughn Gittin Jr. based on the 2021 two-door Badlands series Bronco with custom RTR and Ford Licensed accessories as well as a sound bar, paint protection film and doorsill plates. The Sport exhaust with twin black chrome tips give the 2.3–liter EcoBoost a more powerful sound and look.

Built for capability and performance, the Fun-Runner features 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.

Suspension upgrades include Fox Performance Elite 2.5 coilovers and fun-haver off-road long-travel suspension kit. The rig rides on RTR Tech 6 forged bead-lock wheels and 37-inch off-road tires.

2021 Bronco by BDS Suspensions

For those who wanted to drive a fire engine as a kid, rejoice! BDS Suspensions (a subsidiary of Fox) created their offroad first-responder vehicle based on a two-door Black Diamond series Bronco in fire engine red featuring equipment inside and out to help fire crews take to the trails.

Featuring a BDS 4–inch UCA system with Fox 2.5 coilovers, BDS rear adjustable control arms and track bar, a swaybar disconnect, and 37-inch BFG KM3 Tires.

The CrawlTek Revolution bumpers include recessed winch mount, recovery hooks and belly skid up front, plus winch mount and recovery hooks in back. Both winches are WARN Industries ZEON® 10s units. Other updates include a modified half-truck hardtop, CrawlTek slider steps, a CargoGlide custom CG1000XL slideout tray and ARB® TwinAir underhood air compressor.

2021 Bronco by Tucci Hot Rods

If snow-bound adventures are on your bucket list, you’ll love the 2021 four-door Bronco Badlands built by Tucci Hot Rods to help you take on deep snow and ice.

Equipped with a 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine and 7-speed manual transmission, this SUV features Mattracks 88-Series quad tracks for ultimate off-road adventures on snow and sand. It is outfitted with Ford Licensed Accessories swing gate storage, flat snowboard rack and Yakima LockNLoad platform roof rack system. 

Lighting is augmented with Rigid® Light Shop Adapt Light Bar, Radiance Pods and Rock Light Kit. A WARN Industries ZEON® 10s winch is added up front along with retractable running boards for easy entry and exit. 

2021 Bronco BAJA FORGED by LGE-CTS Motorsports

Probably my favorite build – because it isn’t overly-ostentatious – is the four-door Outer Banks series Bronco built by Theresa Contreras of BAJA FORGED.

The vehicle mixes overland needs with modern amenities like an onboard fridge, premium sound bar, cargo organizer and BAJA FORGED bumpers front and rear. 

The vehicle’s suspension is upgraded with an ICON Vehicle Dynamics® 3.0 suspension lift. Exterior upgrades include Ford Performance Parts off-road rock lights, Ford Licensed Accessories tailgate folding table, and BAJA FORGED fender flares and spare tire carrier.

Cabin features include a JBL® sound bar, premium interior organizer, under-floor safe and cargo organizer, all from Ford Licensed Accessories, plus GFA cargo area protector and all-weather floor mats. 

2021 Bronco Sport BAJA FORGED by LGE-CTS Motorsports

Get ready rally fans!

Sara Morosan, co-owner of LGE-CTS Motorsports, created a rough-and-ready version of a 2021 Bronco Sport Badlands series, adding tons of items from Ford Performance Parts and Ford Licensed Accessories for enhanced capability off-road. From a 2-inch suspension lift and rock sliders, to off-road rock lights and fender flares, the vehicle is equipped for trail adventures.

The exhaust note of the upgraded 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine is enhanced with a Borla® cat-back performance exhaust system. Suspension enhancements include ICON Vehicle Dynamics suspension system and Hellwig Suspension Products front and rear sway bars. 

This BAJA FORGED Bronco Sport wears Rigid Light Shop LED lighting, BAJA FORGED front and rear tubular bumpers, plus a Ford Performance Parts roof mounted light bar. A WARN Industries VR EVO winch and Factor 55 hook and aluminum fairlead are prepared for any recovery situation.

2021 Bronco Sport by CGS Performance Products

If you’re looking for a mall-crawler, look no further than this 2021 Bronco Sport Badlands series built by CGS Performance Products with a host of interior upgrades and underbody lighting to make your trip to JCPenney (or your nearby fire road) ruggedly comfortable.

This Bronco Sport is outfitted with a CGS Performance Products cold air intake and a black ceramic coated cat-back exhaust. Rigid Light Shop rock lights assist nighttime trail running. The vehicle rides on Reserve Forged wheels and 17-inch Toyo® Open Country® A/T III all-terrain tires.

Design touches include Air Design fender flares ad rear spoiler, Rigid Light Shop A-pillar LED lights, custom paint by Flyin’ Irons Designs and Cerakote ceramic coating. 

We’re excited to see these builds in person!

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