B2swiss’s 1989 Ford Bronco II

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Chances are, if you’ve searched online very much for Bronco II photos, you’ve probably seen a photo of this one.

This Bronco II has been online for quite sometime, and is owned by internet user B2swiss. After rolling a previous Bronco II in Moab, he decided to build another one. This 1989 Bronco II XLT 4X4 features the stock 2.9L V6, and a 5-speed manual transmission.

It uses a combination of 3-1/2 inch lift coils and a 2-inch spacer for the front lift, and Ford Explorer rear springs with GM lowering shackles for the rear lift. GM lowering shackles will actually lift the rear of a Bronco II 1-1/2 to 2-inches. The Ford Explorer leaf springs are also used for another 1-1/2 inches of lift. A 3-inch body lift and fender flares gives it the extra room needed to clear the 35×12.5×15 Wrangler MT/R’s.

After breaking the transfer case….

The Bronco II was upgraded with a replacement transfer case, and a custom T&M BW1350 Doubler. The 5.13 gears and 5-speed manual transmission results in a 120:1 crawl ratio.

The axles have been upgraded as well. The Dana 28 front axle, and Ford 7.5 inch rear axle, were swapped out in favor of a Dana 35 front axle, and Ford 8.8 inch rear axle. Both are equipped with 5.13 gears and an ARB air locker.

Other upgrades include James Duff shock hoops, a Ford Explorer radiator, ARB compressor, 3.5 gallon air tank, and a custom front winch bumper. For ALL of the modifications, check out the list below:


  • 1989 Bronco II XLT 4×4
  • Engine: 4.0L from a 92 Ford Explorer rebuilt with 40k All Synthetic Fluids
  • Kurtz Kustomz Motorsports True Rev Kit
  • Explorer Radiator
  • Optima Blue Top Battery
  • Mitsubishi 5sp Transmission
  • Borg Warner 1350 Transfer Case
  • Borg Warner 1350 Doubler 120:1 crawl ratio
  • Front Dana 35 Yukon 5.13’s ARB Rebuilt in and out Rear
  • Ford 8.8 Moser 5.13’s ARB Rebuilt in and out
  • All Synthetic Fluids
  • (5) 35×12.5×15 Wrangler MT/R’s
  • (5) 8.25×15 Blade Style Rims
  • Front Rancho 3-1/2″ Lift Coils
  • 2″ Spacers
  • Trail Master Radius arms for fullsize bronco, modified to fit application
  • Explorer Rear Leaf Springs
  • Tuff Country Chevy Lowering Shackles
  • James Duff Dual Shock Hoops in front
  • ARB Air Compressor
  • 3.5 Gallon Air Tank
  • Custom Front Bumper
  • Custom Transfer Case and Doubler skid
  • PIAA Rally 80 series lights
  • Diamond plate tool box
  • Explorer seats and arm rest
  • 48″ High Lift Jack
  • Kenwood Excelon KCD X879 Head Unit
  • Kenwood Excelon Speakers all around
  • Kenwood 12″ Subs
  • 1800W Legacy Amp
  • Sealed Box All wired with 4 GA wiring
  • Bearcat BCT4 Scanner
  • Cobra 40 ch CB
  • 48″ K40 Antena
  • Garmin GPSMAP 60CS


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Welcome to the Bronco Corral. As a long time Ford Truck enthusiast, I've been a fan of the Ford Bronco and Bronco II. In fact, I've completely rebuilt a Bronco II of my own. The Bronco Corral originally started as the Bronco II Corral, but in 2020 I decided to expand it to include all Ford Bronco's, and welcome the upcoming 2021 Ford Bronco. Thanks for stopping.

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