Building the Expedition Vehicle Outfitters Bronco (Part 1)
The Team at Expedition Vehicle Outfitters in Michigan are no strangers to the New Ford Bronco Platform having built up some really great ones in the past. But as luck would have it we were able to get our hands on our very own shop Ford Bronco to use as a test vehicle and showcase to our clients the capabilities of a Ford Bronco after the Expedition Vehicle Outfitters treatment. From Bronco lift kit installation and Bronco suspension upgrades to Bronco skid plate installation, Bronco bumpers and even Bronco axle upgrades Expedition is your one stop shop.
Let’s jump into some of the specs and long term plans for this New Ford Bronco. This is a 2022 Bronco Big Bend Model non-Sasquatch package. Now fortunately this is the truck we could get our hands on but it is very close to the package that makes for the best truck for us to convert to our Stage 5 Package. Sasquatch package trucks are great and have some really nice features, but in our Stage 5 Package we are removing most factory suspension and axle parts so it becomes a non-decider for what model is needed to start with. But first things first this little Bronco needs to grow up quickly, it needs a little more ground clearance and a little more off road capability.
That is where the Expedition Vehicle Outfitters Stage 1 Package is a great fit. This Bronco will spend the first part of it’s life with a Stage 1 Package before it is disassembled for a full fitment of the Stage 5 Package. Being a non-Sasquatch model the Bronco has small tires and minimal off road ground clearance. The Expedition Vehicle Outfitters Stage 1 package will provide a 2” of suspension lift and 35” tires, you can choose all terrains or mud terrains. For this little build up we chose the New Milestar Patagonia X/T extreme all terrain tire, this is a blend between mud terrain and all terrain. Providing us great on road drivability and minimal noise, matched with ample traction off road and grip in the winter ice and snow this provides a great solution for daily duties.
The Team at Expedition Vehicle Outfitters then wrapped the Milestar Patagonia X/T Tires around a set of the New TeraFlex Nomad Deluxe Wheels. Expedition Vehicle Outfitters is a TeraFlex Dealer and Installer with a great relationship with the company, we are very excited to be one of the first ones running these wheels on a Bronco. The huge draw to the TeraFlex Nomad wheels is the deflation valves integrated into the wheel allowing for quick air down at the trail head. The deflation valves allow for preset air down pressures all the way down to 10psi.
Now if you had another wheel in mind for your Ford Bronco Expedition Vehicle Outfitters can always customize your Stage 1- Stage 5 Package to fit your needs and style.
Once the 2” suspension lift kit was installed onto the Bronco by the Team at Expedition Vehicle Outfitters the wheels and tires are fitted. Finally added to the Bronco were TeraFlex Rash Rings to protect the bead of the wheel from rocks and debris on the trail.
The Stage 1 Package makes for a great Bronco with increased off road capabilities and refined on road driving characteristics, that being said the Team at Expedition Vehicle Outfitters will always curate the perfect package for your vehicle to match your needs. Let’s discuss your long term goals and match them with the Expedition Vehicle Outfitters Package that meets and exceeds them.
Now be sure to follow along because this Bronco is no where near done. The Fall of 2022 brings on something very special for this Bronco, but before then it will experience a full disassembly and installation of the Expedition Vehicle Outfitters Stage 5 Package. After all you wouldn’t want to go racing a stock truck would you?