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Central Florida Bronco owners dedicated to sharing and enjoying off-road excursions and discussing all things the Ford Bronco has to offer.
Woodlow
Just got our Bronco yesterday, loving it already.
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jrustyasl
Hey guys! Long time user/reader of bronco6g, but just got my bronco after 3 long years of waiting (order, wait a long time, cancel, order, and wait more). Anyways got my two door Badlands, and my family and I reside in Lakeland.
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bgcfman
Congratulations.
KC2023
KC2023
Hey I live in Lakeland also. Got my Bronco in July 2023 from
Jarrett Scott in plant city.
BroncoFrogs
BroncoFrogs
Just checking in ... Way late but we just snatched up a Bronco from Weikart out in LW. Bartow Ford put us with a brand new sales guy that didn't really answer questions or know the product- but knows about Jeeps. LOL. Anyway... waiting to get a winch installed then hoping to hit something muddy one day. Awaiting a Croom trip when I am not busy or Bull Frog Creek- heard that is difficult, and not to be done alone.
My boyfriend and I waited for our Bronco almost 2 long years (during Covid) and had to opt out of some upgrades in order to get our Bronco earlier. We have been on a few trails and looking to find more fun spots and trail runs with our fellow Bronco owners
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voxel
voxel
Florida Trail Stompers have weekly events. Beachin' Broncos of Ormond Beach is another club. 904 Jax Broncos is very active.

These FB groups have organized trails rides in Citrus, Croom, Richloam (outside of hunting season), or the dedicated off road parks - Hard rock and Ol' Florida Park.
Dansyl
@voxel Thank you so much for the info. I’ll go check them out 👍🏼
Dansyl
Thank you so much for the info. I’ll go check them out 👍🏼
tyrobronco
tyrobronco
Ol' Florida has 4th Annual Blueberry Jam May 3rd - May 4th. https://fb.me/e/1KuvDu73T

Lots of Broncos show up (as well as all kinds of other off-road vehicles). You can camp or just come for the day. If you can only make it one day, for your first time, I'd recommend going on Sunday. It's a bit less crowded. Still a great time regardless of the day.
WTSasquatch
Just picked up our Wildtrak Sas on Labor Day!

Anyone do the Off-Roadeo when they got their Bronco? Which place did you go and what did you think?
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bgcfman
We did the Off-Rodeo in NH. We loved it, and learned a lot. Beautiful place at a beautiful time of the year. The instructors were great!
bryaneaton13
We just did Off- Roadeo in NH as well. Amazing experience, beautiful scenery this time of year! Highly recommend!
Moshwithyacat
What dealer are ya'll using? Interested in a Bronco but i've always went to Carl Black for cars.
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Dan D.
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Dan D.
Getting soggy out here... 🙃



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Dan D.
Brochure for Fall FAR 2023 will go out next week. Be sure to register at:

www.far-adventures.com

This is important to get the trail map before the event.

We have added links to the brochure also, and some vendors are offering exclusive discounts to participants. Some of these discounts will expire a week after the event, and others will continue. Some are active, and some are pending... stay tuned.

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Dan D.
ROUTE DETAILS & WAYPOINT MEANINGS... FOR FALL FAR 2023
(NOTE: "Link to Map" will be posted at a later time. This is just a placeholder for now)

https://fb.me/e/33GUJcuyl

www.far-adventures.com


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ROUTE COLORS:

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BYPASS ICON:

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Dan D.
Dan D.
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Fall FAR 2023 - FLORIDA ADVENTURE ROUTE - an Overlanding BRONCO Event

September 15th,16th and 17th, 2023
Crescent Beach, FL to Steinhatchee, FL and then back (to Palatka, FL).

This is an Overland Group Ride (OGR) event. This is over paved and unpaved roads through some of Florida's most scenic areas.

This OGR has one of the lowest finisher ratios of almost any ROUTE out there . Fewer participants complete this entire OGR than finish the Dakar Rally as a percentage of those that start versus those that finish. Now, just to be clear, while the ROUTE can be challenging, the biggest hurdle for most to completing the entire OGR is blocking out the time and logistics to ride the entire route for 2 full days. So, make the most of your time and plan accordingly.

This time we are not going to make you take pictures or keep track of points (except for the beginning and end) so be honest and show some integrity.
All you must do is COMPLETE it and make it to the finish to earn a FAR decal.

We encourage/prefer that all participants team up with at least one other person if not more. Remember conditions on these dirt roads can change with the weather. It is important to travel with others in the event you encounter tricky spots where you might find yourself stuck in one spot for the foreseeable future unless you get some help from someone.
It is for this reason we will have a group of sweeps, and any new riders, who do not have a group to ride with. This way you will be able to follow along and go at your own pace. Since this group will likely have not ridden this route either, you will see how we deal with closed gates, bridges out, angry farmers or any of the other potential deviations to the “route”. It is all part of the adventure, which we call fun.

Friday Night we will be meeting at 7:00pm at the Azalea City Brewing Co. This is located at 120 S. 7th St, Palatka. This is just a couple of blocks from the Hampton Inn. They have a food truck there on Friday Night. Also, since the place does not serve food, you can bring your meal in. Some folks will be getting pizza delivered. There are also some other good restaurants nearby. Hope to see all the early birds come and enjoy the evening.

GPX files are distributed the week of the event, and someone will be on site Friday evening and Saturday morning to help upload the route to your device if needed (Garmin, GaiaGPS, etc). Please bring the appropriate USB cord for your device to connect to a laptop on site (I will have USB A, C, etc).

COMMUNICATION WILL BE ON GPRS CHANNEL 22 (for high-powered, long-range communications) as well as FRS CHANNEL 7 (for those without GPRS radios). There will be sweepers equipped with “channel scan”, so don’t worry if you do not have GPRS, we can hear you on both channels if needed.


If you're coming from out of town, the host hotel for the start of the event is the Quality Inn & Suites Riverfront in Palatka. We have rooms blocked off in groups of 25... so once that fills up, they will block another 25 (if available). So don't wait to reserve your room if needed. The rate is currently negotiated at $109 for the night.
Ask for Melanie and tell her you are with the Fall FAR group or event.

Quality Inn & Suites Riverfront: (385) 328-3481

(They currently have 1/4 of the hotel reserved for a family reunion going on that same night or weekend.)

The Saturday Rider's meeting is from 8:00 to 8:30 (sunrise is projected to be at 7:10 am on 9/16, so don’t be late!). This is next to the Quality Inn Parking Lot in Palatka. On the corner is a vacant lot we can assemble in. However, the route begins at the Atlantic Ocean, in Crescent Beach, but I prefer not to use my laptop in the sand.

You will need to capture a picture of the sunrise (depending on weather) that morning in Crescent Beach and an additional picture of the sunset over the Gulf of Mexico in Steinhatchee to get a FAR decal.

Saturday's Dinner will be at 7:00pm at Fiddlers Restaurant - We are looking for donations to give as door prizes, and I will reach out to vendors to support our group with donations as well. Must be present at dinner to win. We will use tickets to draw for the winners.

Fiddler's is the main place to stay in Steinhatchee.

Fiddlers Restaurant and Resort: (352) 498-7427

Ask for Shelby, she is a real joy to talk with! Tell her you are with the Fall FAR group or event... you can't miss her accent! They allow pets, but there is a pet deposit or fee assessed to the room... ask them for more details.

Sunday morning rider meeting will be at 8:00am in Front of Fiddlers.
Finish is 4.00pm to 5:00pm at Azalea City Brewing in Palatka. Must be present to get awarded your FAR decal.

Information for newer Adventure enthusiasts. We encourage/prefer that all participants team up with at least one other participant if not more. Remember conditions on these dirt roads can change with the weather. It is important to drive with others in the event you encounter tricky spots where you might find yourself stuck for the foreseeable future unless you get some help.
It is for this reason the "meeting leader" that morning will try to drive out last with a group of sweeps and any new participants who do not have a group to go with. This way you will be able to follow along on your own and learn how to figure out navigation using GPS tracks. Since this group will likely have not ridden this route either, you will see how they deal with closed gates, bridges out, angry farmers or any of the other potential deviations to the “OGR”. It is all part of the adventure, which we call fun.


As we get closer, we will post up more details in this post.


This is a free event, and any donations will be raffled off on Saturday night.


WHOS' IN?

-Dan D.
-Claire D.
-Jess S.
-Jess L.
-Alex K.
-Kristine H.
-Donna C.
-Juan C.
-Michael L.
-Stacey O.
-Darren M.





MEET YOUR TEAM:

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Claire D.

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Jess S.

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Jess L.

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Bear

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SUNRISE IN CRESCENT BEACH:

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SUNSET IN STEINHATCHEE:

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TYPICAL ROUTE CONDITIONS... (NON HURRICANE SEASON ;) ):

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POTENTIAL WILDLIFE ENCOUNTERS:

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Dan D.
Dan D.
We've had a lot of interest so far, so bear with me if I don't keep the names list updated. I will post a link to a website eventually (still working out the kinks) and there you all will be able to officially register (keeps numbers accurate for the reception hall and hotel and restaurant staff), as well as a "hold harmless" agreement... You know, the legal mumbo jumbo that says stuff like, "if you run over your dog because you left your vehicle in neutral, it's not our fault" kind of stuff. 👍

Glad to have you all... It's going to be a great weekend!


If for some dumb reason I forgot to post the link to the website, or it's not ready yet, just come see me... You're all welcome and there will be a stack of hold harmless agreement there anyways. 👍

GPX files won't be posted here, they'll be sent through email to registered individuals... Or by QR code on Friday and Saturday at the event. 👍

We will help anyone who can't get their route loaded, it's ezpz and will display right on your vehicle sync 4 head unit.
Dan D.
Dan D.
Website is somewhat active at this point... This is the best way to sign up for the event.

Use the "Contact Us" area at the bottom of the page to register, that way I know who is coming and you will receive the route GPX file the week before. 👍

Thx

www.far-adventures.com
Dan D.
King_Bronco0327
My trail turn assist makes a crinkling sound when I turn the steering wheel, is this normal? Am I doing something wrong? Is it broken?
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vbrad26
vbrad26
If it sounds like a spring/coil unwinding/popping when at full lock while making the turn then yes, this is apparently normal lol.
First time I did it I was like, WTF as well.
NavyBronco75
Hey all!! Just got my VIN yesterday, but no build date yet. In the Leesburg area.
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Mikey D
Hey groupies. Anyone interested in a Bronco Meet Up and Drive? I was thinking meeting on a weekend (some Saturday) at the Michael Crotty Park for a few hours, maybe 10:30am - 12:00pm, bring your own tailgate lunch and bevvies, mingle around and talk all things Bronco.

Then head out for a group drive around the Ormond Loop and Trail. A nice scenic drive on the ocean and then along Old Dixie Highway.

I'm sure we can plan it, if you're interested.

Michael Crotty Bicentennial Park Ormond Beach

Ormond Loop and Trail
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I can't find any Early bronco clubs in Central Florida yet (just got my 71 Bronco) so may I hang with you modern Bronco folks for a while until the Early Bronco crowd gets their crap together? lol
Any events or gatherings coming up to meet at in person?
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Hi everyone just found this page looking to meet ,off-road with other fellow bronco owners got my bronco in late sept and I can’t wait to put it to use
Definitely interested for future events
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Good afternoon everyone. Happy to be about of the group. I just took delivery of my Bronco and was looking to see if anyone knew of any groups or events taking place in Orlando?
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Tripper
Tripper
Ol Florida Off Road Park is doing a weekender right now. Look them up on Facebook. Many Broncos will be there.
sunpro2010
New to the group. I spend my winters in the Lakeland area until April. New BRaptor is being built 9-7 hope to have it by end of the month.
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My Bronco arrived yesterday! Big thanks to Sun State Ford. They honored my price protection. We cruised to our favorite taco truck with the top open and very big smiles!

I’m selling the cargo area storage locker. I ordered it with my Bronco but I changed my mind too late. Anyone local want to buy it? I’ll be posting to Facebook as well.
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jorgem31
jorgem31
Nice ride. Congrats. Feel like trading your painted fenders?
tyrobronco
tyrobronco
Congrats and welcome to the party, pal! Can't help you with the drawer. I did not get the More-Doors - but I will ask some owners I know. What are you looking to get for it?
Ryman
I traded the storage drawer. Thanks for trying.
Anyone from Tampa? My wife and i are New Bronco owner 2 days ago.
Any fun places in brandon rv palmetto beaches to explore?
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Slimpickens
Anyone see this posted on fb? https://fb.me/e/2yT7RAIcX
Been to Ol Florida Off Road park a couple times now and it’s amazing! Would be great to have some fellow Bronco’s out there…
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D190065
D190065
Looks pretty good. I go to the Texas Off-Rodeo in July. After I learn the capabilities of my FE, I will be looking for these events.
Any recommendations for Bronco customization in the Orlando area? Wraps, lifts, etc. I’ve never modified a car and don’t know much about it. I’d like to talk to an expert on wheels, tires, color wraps etc.
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Sandbergo
Sandbergo
4 Wheel Parts is on 50 near Pine Hills. As for wraps there are a few places around, WBC Graphics in Apopka, Wraps for Less I think on 50 near Semoran. Besides 4WPs you have Discount Tire, Tire Kingdom, etc for wheels/tires.
Tripper
Tripper
Empire Auto Spa in Longwood can do a lot of what your looking for. Especially the wrap. They do lifts, wheels and tires too. I had my Bronco ceramic coated and added PPF to the front. They backed their work as there were some issues on the Ppf and they redid all of the problem areas. However, I would get a few quotes from some of the places Sandbergo mentioned too.
Kekov721
Anyone been out to Hard Rock Off road park in Ocala? I'm heading out there on Sunday with some friends around noon. Super excited for my Bronco's first offroad trip!
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tyrobronco
tyrobronco
If I recall, it is 30 bucks a vehicle. I felt it was big and definitely best with small groups. I dig it and would go back again.
lonediver2002
lonediver2002
Anyone living in Brevard county, Started a new Group "Brevard Broncos". For all the 321 folks. check it out on FB
killaz05
killaz05
@lonediver2002 I visit there often since I grew up there and my father still lives in Rockledge. Would be nice to meet up with some fellow Bronco owners while I am there
lonediver2002
lonediver2002
we are planning a trip to Three Lakes WMA on the 21st, come on out, We should be there around 1030-1100 am
Hello fellow Bronco Owners, Great to see a Bronco Club in the Central Florida area. I live in Floral City near withlacoochee Forest. I'd be interested in joining with others to ride in this area. We also travel in our RV and will be heading to Moab this year. Thanks Armando & Ann
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