Building the Ultimate DANA New Ford Bronco
With the New Ford Bronco has made a huge splash in the off road market in 2021, Expedition Vehicle Outfitters an off road and overland specialty shop located in Michigan is excited to collaborate with Dana Incorporated to modify and upgrade the New Ford Bronco to create a great off road vehicle.
Expedition Vehicle Outfitters knows Ford is no stranger to the off road scene, but we with Dana wanted to welcome Ford back to the dirt, sand and mud by pulling inspiration from Ford’s legendary racing past. What better example of legendary off road racing than the Ford backed Rough Riders Off Road Team. Through the early ‘90s they dominated off road racing, you couldn’t open up a racing magazine without seeing a photo of the red, white and blue livery blasting through the desert dust.
With that incredible inspiration and storied past we all knew that the truck needed to be built for any challenge while pushing the boundaries. The goal set form was to build a great off road capable vehicle with great road manners, que up the New Ford Bronco and some great aftermarket partners.
The Bronco was ripped down to the bones and built back up from the bottom, providing a very strong platform for off road and adventure.
This truck sports the Brand New Ultimate Dana 60 rear Semi-Float Rear Axle upgrade and High Angle Heavy Duty Front CV shafts to handle those massive 40” Milestar Patagonia mud terrain tires. These upgraded huge axles are filled with 5.38 gear ratios and locking differentials to push the New Bronco down the trail and maintain plenty of traction. To provide clearance for those big 40” tires and keep great ride quality we matched the new EVO Manufacturing Bronco Suspension with a set of high clearance Advanced Fiberglass Concepts New high line fender flares. This allows the trucks center of gravity to stay low and drive great. Our friends at Complete Color Auto Collision did a great job mounting and adjusting the upgraded fenders.
Next we needed to armor the truck and have a location to mount the WARN winch. The truck is protected by AFN 4x4’s new front and rear bumpers providing clean body lines with plenty of off road confidence. The sides of the Bronco are protected by a set of ARB rock sliders that double as steps.
The Ultimate Dana 60 Bronco rear axle is a direct bolt in upgrade that is designed to work with the factory Bronco wheels and tires.
The Spicer Extreme Front CV shafts feature extreme high angle joints allowing for much more suspension travel off road while still keeping great road manners.
Soaking up the bumps and helping clear those big 40” tires is the New EVO Manufacturing Ford Bronco Suspension. This system features front upper control arms, rear control arms, King 2.5 Adjustable Coilovers and everything it takes to take your new Bronco to the next level.
This New Ford Bronco needs to be up for abuse so we chose a set fo Trail-Gear Creeper Lock Beadlock Wheels. These wheels are machined from forged aluminum and ready for everything from overlanding to professional off road racing. Wrapped around them are a set of 40” Milestar Patagonia Mud Terrain Tires.
You can’t go off road without being prepared. Pro Eagle 1.5 ton off road jack keeps us ready at all times. With a Spicer cooler full of refreshments.
Finally this beautiful truck was loaded up with our other Spicer Parts Build and shipped off to be displayed in the Ford Performance Booth at the SEMA Show 2021. We are very thankful to collaborate with the Team at Spicer Parts along with so many great industry partners to showcase what can be built using the New Ford Bronco Platform!