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February 2009 4x4 Ford Bronco Rides - Readers' Rides

Posted in Features on February 1, 2009 Comment (0)
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Oval Cut
Vehicle: '79 Ford Bronco
Owner: RP Redding, Palmyra, MO
Tires & Wheels: 37-inch Claws on 15x10 589s
Suspension: 4-inch Rough Country
Drivetrain: Stock
Performance Mods: Stock
Other Doodads: Cut fenders
Does everything work the way you want?: Works well
Anything you would change?: Longer radius arms and a traction bar

Noah's Arc
Vehicle: '79 Ford Bronco
Owner: Jim Noah, Gaston, OR
Tires & Wheels: 39.5x15 TSLs on 16.5-inch American Racing steel
Suspension: 6-inch Skyjacker
Drivetrain: C6, NP205, Dana 60 axles
Performance Mods: 460ci
Other Doodads: 3-inch body lift
Does everything work the way you want?: It does the job, but there is always room for improvement
Anything you would change?: Better brakes, steering, and lockers

Horse Tamer
Vehicle: '70 Ford Bronco Sport
Owner: Stuart Dorman, Pensacola, FL
Tires & Wheels: 33-inch BFG M-Ts on 15x10 Challengers
Suspension: 5.5-inch Wild Horses, Rancho shocks
Drivetrain: C4, Dana 20, Dana 44 front, 9-inch rear with Auburn Locker, 4.10 gears
Performance Mods: 5.0L
Other Doodads: Hanson bumpers, Warn winch, Painless wiring harness
Does everything work the way you want?: Yes
Anything you would change?: Adding fuel injection and rear disc

Simple & Tough
Vehicle: '84 Ford Bronco
Owner: Rick Fourroux, Fayetteville, NC
Tires & Wheels: 35-inch Pro Com Xterrains on 16-inch Xtreme Alloys
Suspension: 4-inch Tough Country
Drivetrain: Stock
Performance Mods: 351ci
Does everything work the way you want?: Yes, for now
Anything you would change?: Solid-axle swap

Don Wagon
Vehicle: '75 Ford Bronco
Owner: Don Irvine, MI
Tires & Wheels: 35x15.50 Claws on 15x10 Wagons
Suspension: 3.5-inch lift, Superflex radius arms, RS 9000 shocks
Drivetrain: Detroit Lockers, 4.56 gears
Performance Mods: 351ci
Other Doodads: 2-inch body lift, onboard air
Does everything work the way you want?: Yes

Budget Bucker
Vehicle: '78 Ford Bronco
Owner: Bill Lowe, Kearney, MI
Tires & Wheels: 35x12.50 BFG A-Ts on 15x10
Suspension: 4-inch, Rancho shocks, 7-degree bushings
Drivetrain: C6, NP205, Dana 44 front, 9-inch rear
Performance Mods: 351ci
Other Doodads: Suburban seats and custom tire rack
Does everything work the way you want?: Works great
Anything you would change?: Rear locker, 'cage, and a better suspension
Anything to add?: I've spent less than 800 bucks getting it to where it is now, and I drive it to the trail and home every time without a problem.

SLO 'Co
Vehicle: '66 Ford Bronco
Owner: Jimmy Vukelich, San Luis Obispo, CA
Tires: 35x12.50x15 BFG M-Ts
Suspension: 3.5-inch Wild Horses with Bilstein 5125 shocks
Drivetrain: NP435, Dana 20, Dana 44 front with Yukon shafts, 9-inch rear, Lock-Rights
Performance Mods: 289ci bored 0.030 over, K&N intake
Other Doodads: Onboard air, custom rear bumper, F-150 power-steering upgrade
Funniest Wheeling Incident: Blowing up my manual steering box and having to use a BFH to steer it off the trail
Does everything work the way you want?: So far, so good
Anything you would change?: Add cage arms
Anything to add?: My father and his best friend used to drive the Bronco when they were in high school.

Brondum Bronco
Vehicle: '76 Ford Bronco
Owner: Daniel Brondum
Tires & Wheels: 38-inch TSLs on 15x10 Outlaw IIs
Suspension: 4-inch Rough Country
Drivetrain: C6, Dana 44 front, 9-inch rear, 3.50 gears
Performance Mods: 289ci
Other Doodads: F-150 steering box, Warn winch
Does everything work the way you want?: Yes

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