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YOU CAN BUILD YOUR OWN FORD BRONCO R SUSPENSION SYSTEM

Fox Racing Is Currently Selling The Parts A La Carte

Ford Bronco R Suspension

The Ford Bronco R was a major head turner when it made its official debut this time a month ago, heavily teasing what’s to come from the factory. The racing SUV also represents the 50 year anniversary of Rod Hall and Larry Minor famously winning the 1969 Baja 1000 in a Bronco. And as far as we know, the Bronco R is a one-off build, but if you wanted, Fox Racing is selling most of what you need to replicate the suspension system of this retro-inspired racer.

Here’s an overview of the Fox Factory Race Series Parts on the Ford Bronco R:

2.5 Bump Stop: $304.95
2.5 Coil-Over Springs: $639.95
3.0 External Bypass Reservoir: $1,199.95
3.0 Coil-Over Internal Bypass Reservoir: $3,399.95
4.0 External Bypass Reservoir: $2,059.95

Many of these parts were originally made as race components for the Ford F-150 Raptor, but seem to fit on the Bronco R just as well, although Fox does mention that there was custom suspension tuning involved for this application. Total suspension travel is 14 inches up front and 18 inches in the rear.

Ford Bronco

Considering the Ford Bronco R utilizes the production frame of the T6 architecture that’s shared with the Ford Ranger midsize pickup truck, it’s easy to imagine taking this racing suspension system plugged onto a Ranger with minimal effort. But with a total of $7,604.75 worth of parts, you better get ready to pay for it.

Even though the Ford Bronco R didn’t finish the Baja 1000, Fox Racing still enjoyed a slice of glory with the Class 2 win of the SCG Boot. The retro-inspired racer features 22 inches of suspension travel front and rear, using FOX 2.5 front and rear coil-overs and 3.0/3.5 bypass front and rear shocks.

Ford Performance commissioned Geiser Bros Design and Development to build the Bronco R, and is powered by a twin-turbo EcoBoost engine that heavily reflects what the production SUV will offer from the factory. Engines that have been rumored for the production Ford Bronco are both the 2.3L EcoBoost four cylinder as the base motor, with a 2.7L EcoBoost V6 as the upgrade.

Written by Manoli Katakis

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

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    1. As amazing as this is… that front is what I’m loving the most! I love the custom grille lights and skeletonized-like appearance that just makes the entire vehicle so menacing. We may be able to replicate or surpass the suspension setup… but I’m sure it’s harder and more expensive to pay a custom shop to replicate that beastly front. It’s definitely one of a kind.

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