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FORD BRONCO RTR FUN RUNNER GETS SOME BIG UPGRADES

Most Notable Are The Massive Tires

Ford Bronco RTR Funrunner

The Ford Bronco RTR Fun runner is a beautiful vehicle, equipped with an assortment of aftermarket parts that look great and improve the SUV’s capability further. Last year, we saw the Fun runner at the 2021 SEMA Show, and another build has arrived for 2022 with some significant upgrades. This build has been dubbed the Bronco Fun runner LT (Long Travel) and was built by RTR in collaboration with Vaughn Gittin Jr. and his Fun-Haver Off-Road Team.

Ford Bronco RTR Fun runner LT: Details

With the help of portal axles, the new Bronco Fun runner can fit massive 42-inch tires under the large wheel wells, taking the capability to another level. The billet portal axles are the same ones from last year’s 2021 Fun runner Bronco. The LT trim is an upgrade to the brand’s “Standard” Fun runner, and RTR owner, Ford Performance ambassador and Formula-D-champion-turned-off-road-racer Vaughn Gittin Jr. says that the products and packages are developed for “hardcore off-roaders.” Most of the new Bronco’s design is bespoke to the Fun runner, like its fiberglass flared fenders, modular front bumpers with integrated lights, high clearance rear bumper, and welded-on rock sliders.

Ford Bronco RTR Funrunner

A new RTR grille and tire carrier were also added to the Fun runner at the front and rear. You may also notice a set of five roof-mounted pod lights, which RTR says is plug-and-play with the help of a new “Ghost Box.” The idea behind the box is to make installing wired accessories easier by running all wires to the Ghost Box. From there, the box and its now-attached accessories can be controlled via a wireless control panel in the cabin or through an app. Finally, RTR also tossed the stock Bronco seats in favor of new Recaro Cross Sportster buckets. The Fun-Haver team developed these seats for use within the Ford Bronco.

That’s also translated to the Fox Elite 2.5 coil overs behind those meaty wheels. Unfortunately, the Fun runner Bronco build came to SEMA incomplete due to supply shortages. In addition, RTR says that a new hydraulic steering solution to combat the weight from the 42-inch tires didn’t make it into the car in time. However, you’ll still be able to order any of these parts found on the Fun runner for your own Bronco, though some delays may occur. Not that it’s something Bronco owners aren’t used to by now.

Ford Bronco RTR Funrunner

Written by Zac Quinn

Zac's love for cars started at a young age, after seeing the popular Eleanor from Gone In 60 Seconds. From there, fascination and enthusiasm blossomed and to this day the Ford Mustang remains a favorite. His first job started out detailing cars, but also provided the opportunity to work on restoration including an 1968 Ford Mustang, Ford Firebird, and a C3 Corvette, though he left that job before further work and experience could be had. From there, he was a detailer at a car dealership before quitting that job to try and finish college.

Much of his free time while studying was spent watching YouTube videos regarding new cars, or off-roading. 4WD247 is a personal favorite channel which rekindled a dying flame in car enthusiasm, now tailored towards trucks and SUVs and the fun that can be had building up an overlanding rig, and going on adventures, though, that chapter remains unwritten for the time being.

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