Saying that there was a stampede of new Ford Broncos at this year’s SEMA Show isn’t just a clever pun because they were everywhere. With Bronco availability still limited and aftermarket parts just hitting the market, a lot of that herd looked similar. Most only had wheels, tires, and a couple of other modifications as companies that were lucky enough to get a Bronco rushed to build them. While there is nothing wrong with a Ford Bronco off the factory floor, the SEMA Show isn’t known for lightly built vehicles. Still, there were some Broncos that completely stood out from the others. After wandering through the vast halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center, we bring you eight highly modified Broncos from the 2021 SEMA Show.
Track Attack Bronco
Tucci Hot Rods started with a 2021 Ford Bronco Badlands and went to work transforming it into a showstopper. First to go on was a Fox coilover suspension that clears the way for the attention-grabbing Mattracks 88 Series tracks. We doubt a Bronco on mini-tank tracks would ever get stuck, but a Warn Zeon 10-S winch mounts to a custom front bumper just in case. A mixture of Rigid Industries Adapt and E-Series lights also reside in the front bumper. On top of the Bronco sits a Yakima rack with Exo Snowback mounts for four snowboards and more Rigid Lights. A custom vehicle wrap makes finding the Bronco in a parking lot even easier.
Maxlider Brothers Customs Bronco
Maxlider Brothers Customs is well-known for making extremely clean, functional, and absolutely beautiful Early Broncos. It took that same approach with this 2021 Ford Bronco Wildtrack, tastefully modifying it without going overboard. Providing extra altitude is a BDS 4-inch suspension system with Fox 2.5-inch Performance Elite Series reservoir shocks. The new suspension system and Maxlider’s Vintage fender flares clear the way for 37-inch BFGoodrich KM3s on 18-inch Maxlider wheels. Guarding the front of the clean Bronco is a Maxlider bumper that incorporates the factory sensors and houses a Warn Zeon 10-S winch. Additional protection comes from Rock Slide Engineering sliders and a rear Maxlider bumper that carries a full-size spare. Other unique modifications include an Advanced Fiberglass Concepts cowl hood, a backlighted grille, Maxlider’s windshield-mount light bar, and a custom leather interior.
DelFab Solid-Axle Swap Bronco
Using an independent front suspension hard in gnarly terrain can result in lots of broken parts. With hard use in mind, DelFab Fabrication decided to ditch the Ford Bronco’s IFS to gain more strength and extra articulation. With limited space to work with, a new radius-arm suspension was fabricated front and rear with Fox coilover shocks. Axles from a 2008 Ford Super Duty with 5.38 Yukon gears and lockers are attached to the flexy suspension. Screwed to the ends of the axles are bulbous 40-inch Mickey Thompson Baja Pro XS tires wrapped around 17-inch KMC beadlocks. The rest of the big Bronco features a 4WP front bumper with a Smittybilt winch, 4WP sliders, and a Racktec roof rack with Rigid Industries lights. And, you have to dig that retro-themed paint job, too.
Calling Loren Healy’s full-tilt, tube-frame Ultra4 racer a Bronco might be a bit of a stretch, but it does use a Bronco-inspired body and is damn awesome, so it’s included on this list. Underneath that fiberglass hood rests a very healthy Ford V-8 big block that pumps out 780 horsepower and enough torque to reverse the rotation of the Earth. A Holley fuel injection feeds the beast of an engine race gas while twin Optima Yellow Top batteries make sure it always cranks over. Like the rest of the chassis, all the suspension is custom fabricated (including the sexy billet upper A-arms) using Fox coilovers and bypass shocks for 20 inches of front wheel travel and 25 inches in the rear. Massive 42-inch Nitto Trail Grappler M/T tires on 20-inch Weld beadlocks attempt to put all that power to the ground.
BDS Fire Command Bronco
Built by BDS Suspension, the Fire Command Bronco’s mission is to get rescue and fire personnel into remote areas and rugged terrain. BDS started with a two-door Bronco and then converted it to a half-cab as a nod to the original Broncos. Other custom touches include a drop tailgate conversion, a fabricated roll cage, and a one-off tonneau cover. A CargoGlide tray provides easy access to gear, first aid equipment, and radios while a chainsaw, axe, and ARB Jack reside in a Yakima basket. Helping the Bronco go anywhere is a BDS Suspension 4-inch suspension with Fox 2.5-inch Performance Elite Series coilovers. The extra altitude clears 37-inch Nitto Trail Grappler M/T tires on 17-inch Method beadlock wheels. A full suite of armor includes Crawltek bumpers and sliders to protect the Bronco wherever it responds.
Havoc Off-Road Bronco
With massive 40-inch Nitto Trailer Grappler M/T tires on 17-inch Black Rhino wheels, the Havoc Off-Road Bronco turned lots of heads. A 6-inch Superlift Suspension Black Diamond system makes room for the big tires while adding flex. N-Fab sliders with built-in steps help the vertically challenged climb into the big Bronco and protect its rocker panels. Additional protection comes from Havoc Off-Road front and rear bumpers with Bushwacker Trail Armor guarding the corners. The Bronco’s very clean looks come courtesy of a Bushwacker Fender Delete system, an AVS light shield, a Rampage Fastback soft top, and a Havoc Off-Road Spare Tire Delete.
The Fun-Runner is the result of a collaboration between RTR Vehicles and the Fun-Haver off-road team of Vaughn Gittin Jr. and Lorean Heally. Fun-Haver composite front and rear fenders give the Fun-Runner an aggressive look and provide clearance for 37-inch Nitto Trail Grappler M/T tires on 17-inch RTR wheels. Other visual upgrades include an RTR grille with integrated lighting and an RTR graphics package. The Fun-Runner isn’t just for show as a Dana Ultimate 60 rear axle and Spicer Extreme CVs add lots of strength. Rock sliders and a rear bumper from RTR along with a Fun-Haver front bumper allow the Fun-Runner to cruise the trails without crunching its unique body.
Camburg is known for its high-quality suspension systems but has a knack for building clean and functional project vehicles. With just the right amount of mods, Camburg’s Ford Bronco follows that trend. Fox 2.5-inch Performance Elite Series shocks and coilovers paired with Camburg’s swanky billet upper control arms help absorb the bumps. Providing additional traction and puncture resistance are 35-inch General Grabber X3 tires on 17-inch Methods. Two Baja Designs LP9 lights on the front Warn bumper and 7 XL lights on the roof allow the Bronco to keep exploring after dark. Extraction from any stuck is possible via the Warn Evo 10-S winch. After a long day on the trail, the Go Fast Camper deploys rapidly for a comfortable place to spend the night.
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