After a long wait you’ve finally secured your Bronco! Now it’s time to build it out with awesome Bronco mods and accessories. Luckily the 6th gen Ford Broncos have an amazing modular design to pack on all kinds of improvements. We’ve upgraded plenty of them and this one is a great example of some simple changes you can make. We started with a 2022 Bronco Outer Banks trim before lifting it and adding some sweet new gear.
|Rough Country 5-Inch Lift Kit||Retro Hockey Pinstripe|
|Window Tint||Bronco Lettering Overlay|
|37″ Mickey Thompson Baja legend Tires||18″ Black Rhino Chase Wheels|
|Rough Country Ditch Light LEDs||Baja design Fog Light Pocket LEDs|
|Rough Country Brake Light Extension||Rough Country Spare Tire Reinforcement|
5-Inch Lift Kit
First things first, to attach bigger parts requires more room, so we invested in a Bronco lift kit. Not to mention the extra ground clearance would be beneficial while off-roading.
Using a lift kit like the 5-inch one we got from Rough Country works great, and it adds to the style of the vehicle. After the Bronco gets lifted it has a solid stance and a powerful presence on the road.
Lift kits like this one come with an instruction manual but can be difficult to install. If you haven’t done anything like this before we recommend going to a professional to install it correctly and protect your investment. If you end up installing a lift kit on your own, be mindful of any harsh scraping noises or tire rubbing that would indicate an issue.
After we made space with the lift new wheels and tires can get attached. The factory rim design on this Outer Banks Bronco isn’t providing the impact our client wanted. To replace the factory wheels with something cooler that would support larger tires we found the Black Rhino Chase wheels.
Gunmetal gray wheels like these have a tougher look than generic chrome rims, but still keep the traditional metal look. This hefty old-school appearance looks great underneath modern Broncos!
The design of the wheels has 10 mid-sized spokes and thick outer layer. It brings to mind support I-beams that hold together large structures. They look great against the Area 51 blue paint job.
Having nice new wheels meant time to trade up on the tires. Our go-to Bronco offroad tire is the Mickey Thompson Baja Legend. When you go to select larger off-road tires for your Bronco, keep in mind traction and fuel economy. Try to tailor your purchase more toward the kind of driving you’re doing.
The 37-inch tire size of the Baja Legend delivers an impressive look and is the same size used on the Bronco Raptor trim level. These tires are pretty burly with a grippy staggered edge.
Brake Light Extension and Spare Tire Reinforcement
Because we upgraded the wheels and tires the spare rack needs a bit of adjustment. Huge 37-inch tires weigh a lot more than the tiny factory standard ones. To account for the extra weight a bolt-on reinforcement plate provides more surface area and stability. The Rough Country tailgate reinforcement we used is made from durable powder coated steel that evenly distributes weight to reduce the strain of the new tire.
Larger tires also cover up the original brake light, so an extension piece is necessary. This bumps the brake light back up to a visible position above the new tire to withhold public safety laws. It’s a super easy part to install and you don’t have to mess with any wiring.
Offroad LED Lighting
Installing some simple offroad LED lighting allows for more utility on the trails. LED lights are also great for illuminating your campsite or running offroad trails at night. Aside from their practical uses LED accessories give your Bronco a capable and rugged custom look. The cube LED ditch lights for this build were sourced from Rough Country.
The other lighting addition goes in pockets of the front bumper. These cube LEDs are from Baja Designs, and they pack a punch when illuminating the road ahead.
Retro Hockey Stripe Graphics
Given the Broncos rich heritage, we created this retro pinstripe graphic. The decal runs across the hood and down each side of this custom Bronco creating modern take on old-school Bronco hockey stripes.
American Flag Bronco Overlays
Another way this bronco was personalized is with a lettering overlay on the grille. Colorful overlays help the bronco branding pop while adding some personality. Customizing the branding of your ride makes it more than just another Bronco.
Last on the list of accessories is 3M window tint installed on the two front windows. Tint rejects solar energy which keeps your ride cooler in the blistering heat of summer. Having tinted windows protects you and your interior from UV Rays. It also has a timeless aesthetic to it that gives the car a mysterious alluring mood.
Tints are measured using a % of VLT (Visual Light Transference) which quantifies how much light comes through the film. The lower the number the darker the tint and the opposite is true when you have higher number. Keep your local laws in mind when selecting tint to avoid getting ticketed. We always recommend a professional install to keep it from getting bubbles and discoloration over time!
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