After purchasing the Bronco II the stock 140 horsepower 2.9L engine was replaced with a stock 160 horsepower 4.0L OHV engine, and then later upgraded to 207 horsepower 4.0L SOHC engine. The stock Dana 28 TTB front axle assembly was replaced with a larger Dana 35 TTB assembly that has been upgraded with Dana 44 steering knuckles and manual locking hubs.
One of the coolest aspects of this build are the suspension brackets that locate the front axle. The owner custom built his own suspension brackets using stock STX brackets from the 1987-1988 Ford Ranger STX ‘High Rider’ as a guide. These original STX brackets provided 2-inches of additional lift from the factory.
To improve on the suspension even further, custom radius arms with heim joint ends were built to help improve wheel travel.
The stock front coil springs were replaced with King coilovers that mount to a custom engine cage.
The inside of the Bronco II received a custom cage that also acts as a mount for the rear King bypass shocks. The Ford 8.8-inch axle is located with a set of Deaver F31 leaf springs.
Tires are 33×12.50×15 BFGoodrich All-Terrains on Ford factory Alcoa wheels from a Ford F-150.
Gears are 4.10’s with a Truetrac differential in the rear.
A custom bumper on the front protects the Bronco II and provides a mounting point for three (3) Vision-X HID offroad lights.
This Bronco II is definitely a performer!
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