Vintage is in. The Ford Bronco is getting its own heritage look, giving tribute to its 1960’s roots. Even the Bronco Sport is getting in on the action obtaining its own Heritage model as well. Supplying a vintage look isn’t something exclusive to a major manufacture though. The aftermarket can oftentimes be the best place to add on pieces of trim or other accouterments that allow you to create your own retro ride, especially when it comes to the Ford Bronco. All this is to say that the new fender flares from Bestop have arrived and take inspiration from the Bronco’s humble beginning back in 1966. Take a close look at this new angled design, opposed to the rounded ones found on the stock Bronco. There’s no wrong answer when it comes to preference between the two.
Bestop, in case you weren’t familiar, is known for their premium soft tops and automotive accessories, with deep foundations in the Jeep community only until recently. Their most recent addition to the catalog, 2021-2023 Ford Bronco fender flares offer a subtle retro visual upgrade to your off-road SUV. The fender flares which are available for both two and four-door models are priced at $599.99 and $649.99 respectively. They are also backed by a limited warranty should anything bad happen.
In terms of construction and installation the Bronco fender flares feature a two-piece design made of UV-stable thermoformed material that is flexible but also shatterproof. They are made to fit the OEM fastener locations and come with easy to use stainless steel clip-on hardware. The flares come natural with a Matte black finish, but can be painted to match your Broncos exterior color. Installation is an easy DIY project, the flares utilize ultra strong 3M double-sided tape to assist in the process.
Bestop showed off the new Bronco fender flares during the 2022 SEMA Show at booth 55101. The fender flares are a unique offering to the Ford Bronco and not the smaller Bronco Sport. That said, the Bestop website does tease the fact that they are working on more Bronco parts for the future, so stay tuned for more ways to upgrade the off-road pony in the future.