The Ford Bronco has been a darling of the automotive aftermarket since the moment the reborn SUV arrived back on showroom floors. While any number of companies offer upgraded components and full packages for off-roader, the folks at Roush Performance are finally ready to join the foray. The Michigan-based tuner has just pulled the cover off of their Bronco R Series Kit for 2021 and 2022 SUVs. Here’s everything you need to know about the upgrade package.
The Roush Bronco R Series Kit includes a host of upgraded components that aim to enhance the Bronco’s stout off-road performance. The package is available for both 2.3-liter and 2.7-liter models. That really starts with the 17-inch Roush wheels, which come finished in the company’s signature Satin Iridium gray hue. Those wheels come wrapped in a set of 35-Inch General Tire Grabber X3 Mud-Terrain tires, which also includes the full-size mounted spare. The kit also includes a unique high-capacity air-filtration system inspired by Roush’s off-road racing experience. This system includes a dust, debris and water-repellent pre-filter, as well as clear housing elements to ensure you always know your filter status. The new hardware doesn’t increase the truck’s impressive 33.5 inches of water fording capability, but Roush maintains it will increase durability and longevity when dealing with deep water. The R Series Kit also includes a 50-state legal intake, as well as an axle-back exhaust with a removable R-etched black tip. The exhaust layout actually improves the Bronco’s departure angle, which is always welcome off-road.
Roush will also install a set of Diode Dynamics SS3 Pro LED Pod Lights for improved trail vision past sunset. Other exterior tweaks include the obligatory Roush graphics packages, including a front cowl, fender, and interior set. A front banner, American Flag body graphics and a Jack Roush USA decal round out the visual adjustments. Four-door customers will also receive unique body graphics. An off-road recovery kit comes installed inside all models, while four-door customers also receive a unique floor protection kit.
Roush notes that the Bronco Series R Kit requires garage tools for installation, and lists the job as advanced on its site. The tuner estimates that it will take about 8 hours to get everything buttoned up on your own time. That said, nothing included in the kit looks all that difficult to install should you have a decent set of tools handy. Buyers probably will however, considering the package rings in at $8,4000. That’s a lot of cash to not gain any tangible performance over the stock truck, but everything does come backed by a 3-Year/36,000-mile limited warranty. The exhaust itself is backed by a limited lifetime warranty and can be purchased separately alongside the intake kit.
Hopefully we don’t have to wait much longer to see what Roush Performance has planned for the Bronco Raptor.