So who's going to be the first one to run 40-inch tires on their Bronco Raptor? I wonder how much lift it will take to clear 40s? I think the standard Bronco guys are running 40s with a 6-inch lift?
That would be the ultimate build right there!If I had unlimited funds, I'm thinking 44's with the GT500 5.2 blower motor, ...and... bigger axles, hubs, trans, etc... Now I think about it I would start with just a base bronco and replace everything but the doors and windshield.
39's would be some massive and it's probably pretty doable on the Bronco Raptor!
39's or 40's may really help visually balance the proportion of the fender flares. But that's a lot of extra weight. For performance considerations 1 lb extra of unsprung weight is equivalent to adding 10 lbs extra in a vehicle. Below Goodyears are "C" load range, but still very heavy. Note that the 39's above and the 40's would fit on the OEM wheels but clearance is unknown.39's would be some massive and it's probably pretty doable on the Bronco Raptor!
While 40-inch tires would be cool, I'm not sure these tires are that visually appealing...39's or 40's may really help visually balance the proportion of the fender flares. But that's a lot of extra weight. For performance considerations 1 lb extra of unsprung weight is equivalent to adding 10 lbs extra in a vehicle. Below Goodyears are "C" load range, but still very heavy. Note that the 39's above and the 40's would fit on the OEM wheels but clearance is unknown.
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Maybe I’m crazy, but I think the Raptor fenders would look better with the 40’sHere's what the standard Bronco looks like with 40-inch tires.
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Over the past few weeks, Ford Authority has spotted the brand new 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor in a variety settings, showing off multiple color options like Code Orange, Velocity Blue, Eruption Green, and the front license plate bracket. Now, our spies have captured something entirely different: the Dana Ultimate Ford Bronco, giving us our first real-world look at this fully built SUV.
Just one glance makes it obvious that the Dana Ultimate is no ordinary Ford Bronco. For starters, the bright livery and heaps of prominent branding makes the four-door, soft-top Bronco stand out, and that’s not to mention all the upgrades to its exterior and mechanicals.
At the front, the Dana Ultimate Ford Bronco features a blacked-out “BRONCO” script grille and unique headlights, with the former offsetting the vibrant exterior paint. There’s also a fiberglass hood, constructed by Advanced Fiberglass Concepts, with a prominent horizontal air intake. A Ford Performance Rigid light bar can be seen above the windshield, complemented by a set of pillar lights. An AFN front bumper with an integrated WARN winch rounds out the front end.
A set of fiberglass fenders bookend metallic ARB rock sliders door-to-door. Under the fenders are a set of massive 40-inch Milestar Patagonia mud terrain tires wrap a set of beadlock capable wheels with a red bead ring. The rolling stock gives this wild horse quite the tall, wide and confident stance.
At the rear, the Dana Ultimate Ford Bronco features a rear tire carrier delete plate from BodyGuard set above the AFN rear bumper.
When it comes to mechanics, the rugged SUV continues to impress. With an independent front suspension, this build also incorporates Dana Spicer Extreme 32 spline front half shafts, the AdvanTEK Front-Drive Unit (FDU) and a locking differential with a 5.38 gear ratio.
This same ratio is replicated at the rear with the Ultimate Dana 60 Semi-Float rear axle, boasting 35 spline chromoly axle shafts and dual taper row bearings with thicker, square wheel brackets – enabling a better fit on the Bronco. The built SUV also comes equipped with Steer Smarts rear track bar, an upgraded 1350 series model drive shaft, as well as EVO Manufacturing suspension paired with coil overs from King Shocks.
For over a century, Dana has been building a variety of drivetrain components, and the Ohio-based firm is the official supplier of front and rear axles for the reborn Bronco.
I talked with OMF Performance Wheels yesterday and possibly doing a set of their wheels on the Bronco Raptor.Wasn't seriously considering until you posted the above "I think I gotta have it visual". It's a big weight and performance penalty but would look damn good just driving on the street. Maybe offset some of the extra tire weight with cast non-beadlock wheels.
Wow those wheels look sweet! I was sorta considering it pretty hard but trying to see how everyone felt. I have always went up 2 tire sizes in tires on my trucks without an issue an I just didn't see where this would be any different. I have never ran anything over 35's though!