Ford Bronco ProRunner: the kit that turns your Bronco into a true desert challenger

Ford has delighted many off-road enthusiasts by launching the Bronco Raptor, the toughest off-roader ever offered ex-factory. It is wider, has more suspension travel, has extended frame bracing and has a lot more power. But if you want an even more aggressive off-road suspension setup, American Performance Group is back with the Ford Bronco ProRunner.

The most capable Bronco yet

APG previously built the Ranger ProRunner, which was the Ranger Raptor we never got. Now APG wants the Bronco ProRunner to be the most capable off-road Bronco yet, while remaining just as capable on the road. So despite the extreme configuration of the ProRunner, APG does not want to sacrifice comfort on the road or ease of use in everyday life.

A suspension that makes the Bronco ProRunner unique

The main trick of the Bronco ProRunner is its suspension, or more specifically, its control arms. To increase the distance between the wheels, APG gave the Bronco ProRunner billet-aluminum upper control arms and boxed lower control arms that are 3.5 inches wider on each side. It’s seven inches wider, about an inch wider than the Bronco Raptor’s wheelbase. Due to its wider track, the Bronco ProRunner offers up to 16.5 inches of suspension travel, which is more than the Bronco Raptor’s 13-inch front and 14-inch rear suspension travel. King Race Series coilovers with triple bypass shocks help handle the longer suspension travel and are mounted on heavy-duty shock towers.

Tires worthy of a true warrior

You can also specify the Bronco ProRunner with wheels up to 40 inches, reducing suspension travel to “just” 14.5 inches. To make sure it can handle the huge new tires, a seven-inch wider Ultimate Dana 60 rear axle and an Ultimate Dana 44 IFS front-wheel-drive unit with RCV HD 300M axles were installed. Carbon fiber front and rear fenders widen the width of the body up to 14 inches to make room for the extra width of the wheels. That brings its overall width to 89.9 inches, more than seven inches longer than a Lamborghini Aventador SVJ.

When will Bronco ProRunner orders begin?

Pricing has not been announced, but pre-orders begin August 1 and production of Bronco ProRunners begins in the fall. Along with the aforementioned mechanical upgrades, you can add other optional extras, such as racks, lighting, performance mods, and even protective armor. Production takes place at APG’s facility in Garden Grove, Calif., and APG will help arrange shipping for your Bronco if you live out of state.

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