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Looks amazing! Congrats and thanks for the links and write-ups.
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seems like people are digging deep for their preferred wheelset and tires.

cost is over 3k for four of them not including the spare, tax, or installation

the other guy from larchmont is also into his for $3500 for his BD


if i get the BD i will be looking to keep grabbers until they wear out and find an awesome wheelset for under 1k.

i'm in the "i mostly hate all black wheels" camp
That is a lot, as I am a cheapskate, I am adding Nitto Terra Grappler AT 285/75/r16s for about a grand on the existing Base steelies. My only other add so far is the auto emission. May drop 2k for a paint trick to make it look like my old '79.

But then, I'm not from Larchmont...
 

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That is a lot, as I am a cheapskate, I am adding Nitto Terra Grappler AT 285/75/r16s for about a grand on the existing Base steelies. My only other add so far is the auto emission. May drop 2k for a paint trick to make it look like my old '79.

But then, I'm not from Larchmont...

it's expensive. even if you don't go to this 3/3.5 amount

realistically, it's gonna be pretty hard not to spend 2k for 5 tires and a set of five rims as an upgrade and get what you like. pretty sure it's gonna be a minimum of 2 for each tire and going up from there to over 3. wheel prices are all over the place as well

i'm looking for ways to not spend more but spend less....if i get the base at the very least the tires will need to be replaced. at least with the BD i can just buy rims.

i want to spend 1k for five and it will prolly be hard to do that
 

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Hello, my name is Kyle and I live in Virginia. I was a 7/19/2021 build date and received my Bronco on 7/30. I plan on doing some casual off-roading on the eastern shore and out in West Virginia. I will use this thread to post what I have already done to the bronco and update it as I modify it. Once I get her dirty, I will get some good off-road pics. Enjoy :)

Vehicle Specs:
7 Speed Manual
2.3L Engine
2 Door with MIC Top
Black Diamond
Tow Package
All weather mats
Hard Top Sound Deadening(Courtesy of Ford)

Current Mods:
35x12.50x18 Nitto Ridge Grapplers https://www.customwheeloffset.com/buy-wheel-offset2/217130/nitto-ridge-grappler-35x1250r18lt-tires
Fuel Trophy Wheels +1 offset = https://www.customwheeloffset.com/buy-wheel-offset/D55118908350/fuel-trophy-18x9-1
Rough Country 2 in. Lift Kit = https://www.roughcountry.com/ford-lift-kit-40400.html
Cargo Enclosure 2 Door(Ford Accessory, https://accessories.ford.com/compartment-asy-rear-stowage-vm2dz-78115a00-a.html#2021/Bronco)
20% Tint all around

Other Threads of mine with more info:
Info on 35's and the rough country lift kit: https://www.bronco6g.com/forum/threads/35s-on-black-diamond-no-lift-no-rub.21097/
Info on the 2 Door Cargo Enclosure: https://www.bronco6g.com/forum/threads/2-door-bronco-trunk-enclosure-installed-looks-good.20848/

Stock Pictures:
bronco before lift.jpg

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Bronco with 35's installed No lift:
Bronco lift 1.jpg


Bronco with 35's after the 2 in. Lift kit:
bronco lifted 1.jpg


Trunk Cargo Area Enclosure:
bronco trunk enclosure 2.jpg
Thanks for sharing buddy. Great looking build!! Since you are one of the few people that have a Manual / 35’ combo.. I wanted to know what your thoughts are on how responsive the bronco is with the 35” vs. the wheels it came with. Thanks!
 
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Thanks for sharing buddy. Great looking build!! Since you are one of the few people that have a Manual / 35’ combo.. I wanted to know what your thoughts are on how responsive the bronco is with the 35” vs. the wheels it came with. Thanks!
There is not much of a noticeable difference in my opinion. I would say maybe 5% less responsiveness. You can still zip around in sport mode. MPG is a different story, I was averaging 18 mpg with stock tires. Now I am getting 16 mpg. Both of those numbers are primarily highway driving as well.
 
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Went to Peter's Mill Run yesterday to test out the bronco for the first time off-road. It was an absolute blast and the bronco never had any issues.
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Any dislikes on the 2.3/M? I have a 4dr 2.3 manual Badlands being delivered and to be honest, I’m kinda getting cold feet. The 2.7 has a great kick to it, and manual can be so fun, but wonder if I’ll get tired of it overlanding. Any/all thoughts appreciated ;)
 

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Any dislikes on the 2.3/M? I have a 4dr 2.3 manual Badlands being delivered and to be honest, I’m kinda getting cold feet. The 2.7 has a great kick to it, and manual can be so fun, but wonder if I’ll get tired of it overlanding. Any/all thoughts appreciated ;)
I drove the manual at the Austin Off-Roadeo and loved it. Day 1 in an automatic. Day 2 with the manual. Completely confirmed my selection. At first I thought that I'd be missing out on features (one-pedal driving, trail control). But after driving the manual, I wasn't missing any of that. Put it in 4L, use the crawler gear if you need to, the manual is so easy to drive you won't miss the automatic. I guess the trail turn assist is something you can't do with the manual, but I'm getting a 2-door so I'm not worried.

If you're worried about having to work too hard with the manual, don't. It's a non-issue.

And if you *really* don't like it, let me know, I'm sure you can sell it easily. People pushed to 2022 (like me!) would love to talk...
 
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Any dislikes on the 2.3/M? I have a 4dr 2.3 manual Badlands being delivered and to be honest, I’m kinda getting cold feet. The 2.7 has a great kick to it, and manual can be so fun, but wonder if I’ll get tired of it overlanding. Any/all thoughts appreciated ;)
If you like driving manual cars then you’ll love it. I’m sure it would be an easier time to overland or off-road with the automatic, but the joy of whipping around in a manual car can’t be beat. I wouldn’t worry if I were you. You’ll enjoy it. I hope you get yours soon.
 

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Was planning on keeping as spares, but willing to sell if someone made an offer.
Looks really sweet! Do you still have the steelies and are you still open for an offer? Thanks,
 
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Updated the original post with some of the new mods as of today. Here is a photo dump of some of my recent trips with the bronco.

OBX Trip:
bronco obx 3.jpg

bronco obx 2.jpg

Bronco obx 1.jpg

Bronco Off Roadeo in Texas, have a bunch of pics but thought this one was cool:
bronco offroadeo 1.jpg

Bronco Camping Trip:
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Updated the original post with some of the new mods as of today. Here is a photo dump of some of my recent trips with the bronco.

OBX Trip:
bronco obx 3.jpg

bronco obx 2.jpg

Bronco obx 1.jpg

Bronco Off Roadeo in Texas, have a bunch of pics but thought this one was cool:
bronco offroadeo 1.jpg

Bronco Camping Trip:
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bronco camping trip 3.jpg

bronco camping trip 1.jpg

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Nice, I was wondering about the shelf you have in your cargo area. How do you like it and what is the manufacturer? Thanks,
 
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Nice, I was wondering about the shelf you have in your cargo area. How do you like it and what is the manufacturer? Thanks,
I think you are referring to the cargo enclosure. I bought it from the ford accessories website. There is a link in my original post on this thread. It is super useful and fully encloses the trunk area to prevent theft when the doors or roof is off.
 

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Wait, what? You went on a trip and camped in a 2 door??

Super nice rig!!!!
 
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