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2024 Bronco Raptor. What a weapon!!!

Hey Bronco6G. First post here. I’ve been lurking for a while and Im thankful for all the great information and insight provided here. So I thought its time join up now that I own a Bronco and contribute as this journey unfolds.

Im coming over to the Bronco from a Tundra TRD Pro (Frankenstein). I thought the Tundra could take me anywhere but as I continued to up the ante, the long wheel base and size of the Tundra proved otherwise. My Tundra has been heavily modified, but I don’t think the Bronco will need much modification.

I haven’t owned the Bronco long, but boy, in the short amount of time Ive had it…:love:. This truck just goes. Its unmodified currently and has tackled everything thrown at it. It has run with Jeeps on 40s, crawler buggies and everything in between.

I recently took it out for its maiden voyage and broke it in (literally, broke off both fenders). Absolutely thrilled with its performance. It may well be the most capable off-road factory vehicle on the market.

Here it is

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Had to add some essentials real quick, the baby changing station

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When you get to the top of the mountain, youll need to make lunch, so the tiregate table is necessary.

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Need to get all this stuff in the trailer

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Done

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Hooked up the Schutt XV3 and headed for the mountains.

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First night took it easy and just set up camp

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Then we made it go, and it goes



















































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And goes



















































Following the big bois on 40s


















































Kids are wiped

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Nice peice of kit here when youre ready to air back up to street psi. Cuts time to 1/4th

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After shot back home

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Time to get it cleaned up

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Did I say we broke both fenders off? Does Ford have a narrow fender option because I need it.

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Once you get the mud off the damage is revealed

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Something something, chicks dig scars?

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Endless mud

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But finally clean

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2024 Bronco Raptor. What a weapon!!!

Hey Bronco6G. First post here. I’ve been lurking for a while and Im thankful for all the great information and insight provided here. So I thought its time join up now that I own a Bronco and contribute as this journey unfolds.

Im coming over to the Bronco from a Tundra TRD Pro (Frankenstein). I thought the Tundra could take me anywhere but as I continued to up the ante, the long wheel base and size of the Tundra proved otherwise. My Tundra has been heavily modified, but I don’t think the Bronco will need much modification.

I haven’t owned the Bronco long, but boy, in the short amount of time Ive had it…:love:. This truck just goes. Its unmodified currently and has tackled everything thrown at it. It has run with Jeeps on 40s, crawler buggies and everything in between.

I recently took it out for its maiden voyage and broke it in (literally, broke off both fenders). Absolutely thrilled with its performance. It may well be the most capable off-road factory vehicle on the market.

Here it is

20240327_153807.jpg


20240319_153908.jpg

20240320_135103.jpg

20240323_154737.jpg


Had to add some essentials real quick, the baby changing station

20240327_101411.jpg


When you get to the top of the mountain, youll need to make lunch, so the tiregate table is necessary.

20240402_194621.jpg


Need to get all this stuff in the trailer

20240327_095741.jpg


Done

20240328_161012.jpg


Hooked up the Schutt XV3 and headed for the mountains.

20240329_140140.jpg


First night took it easy and just set up camp

20240329_180724.jpg


20240329_181535.jpg

20240329_201118.jpg


Then we made it go, and it goes



















































20240330_165343.jpg


20240330_165358.jpg


And goes



















































Following the big bois on 40s


















































Kids are wiped

20240330_133157.jpg


Nice peice of kit here when youre ready to air back up to street psi. Cuts time to 1/4th

20240331_121349.jpg


After shot back home

20240331_164114.jpg


Time to get it cleaned up

20240401_092557.jpg


Did I say we broke both fenders off? Does Ford have a narrow fender option because I need it.

20240401_090526.jpg


Once you get the mud off the damage is revealed

20240401_090457.jpg


Something something, chicks dig scars?

20240401_102743.jpg


Endless mud

20240401_113608.jpg


But finally clean

20240401_145251.jpg
where did you get the changing table? does that actually slide underneath? awesome looking truck and thanks for sharing
 

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i checked goos gear for this, didnt see it there?
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Thats direct from Ford. The tailgate dropdown is Goose.
Isn't the downside (as with most of these rear storage/roll outs) that it blocks access to the storage underneath?
 

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Isn't the downside (as with most of these rear storage/roll outs) that it blocks access to the storage underneath?
pretty much, the Goose Gear floor does the same thing.
 

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Not to take anything away from your BRaptor and it's capabilities, but those Jeeps you were running with didn't look to be super hardcore wheelers. You don't put 20s on a rock crawler unless you're running like 43"+ tires, just saying...
I had to read way too far into this thread to see this. Mounting 40s on what appear to be a 20" wheel is prioritizing "form" over function (if you even like that sort of thing), something seen mostly with mall crawlers. At least the tires are being put to use on what appears to be a decently challenging trail, which is more than most of that crowd can say.
 
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where did you get the changing table? does that actually slide underneath? awesome looking truck and thanks for sharing
As others said, the pull out table is from Ford, used the ford points I got when I bought the truck.

The drop down picnic table with cutting board is from Goose Gear
 

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Thanks for the tip, Ill see about changing it. In hindsight I should have put the black rings back on for off-road and kept the orange ones for grocery getting. Oh well.
Having never used beadlocks before, can I just take off the ring and not lose any air pressure? Can I drive without the ring on?
 
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Isn't the downside (as with most of these rear storage/roll outs) that it blocks access to the storage underneath?
Yeah that is one downside. But I run a Pro Eagle, not the factory Jack. And it will not fit down in the storage area. This way, when there is downtime at camp, I can use the Pro Eagle to bench press (fuckin heavy) and get a pump goin...cause how many times do I really use this dumb expensive jack (my wife thinks I use it every trip though, so dont tell her).

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Quick question on the Goose Gear table and the pull out tailgate. Can you have them both open at the same time or do they interfere with each other? I have a pull out tailgate, and have considered the Goose Gear, but wasn't sure if I could use them together.....
 
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Having never used beadlocks before, can I just take off the ring and not lose any air pressure? Can I drive without the ring on?
Edit: sorry to directly answer your question, yes you can just take off the beauty ring no problem. No worry about losing pressure. But if you are running actual beadlocks no you cannot take the ring off. Lots of debate about whether you should run beads on the highway or not (some say its even illegal, but I dont think thats true)

So these are just beauty rings. Not true beadlocks. If you get the real beadlocks from Ford its quite the process to lock the bead. Involves removing all tires from the wheels to seat the bead and lock it down. I ran 15 psi with no problem, no slipped tire. I run a spare if needed. I also have some starter fluid and lighter if I need to reset a bead (not off-road advice, do not recommend).
 
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Quick question on the Goose Gear table and the pull out tailgate. Can you have them both open at the same time or do they interfere with each other? I have a pull out tailgate, and have considered the Goose Gear, but wasn't sure if I could use them together.....
You can use them together yes. I will try to get a picture later. The pull out sits a bit lower. So you can have your stuff/tools sitting on the pull out and use the fold down for prepping and cooking or cleaning up fish etc.
 

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Thank you for the info!!!! I have been wondering about that for over a year and hadn't seen anyone that had tried it!!! Might have to pull the trigger on a Goose Gear!!!!

Thank You!
 

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Having never used beadlocks before, can I just take off the ring and not lose any air pressure? Can I drive without the ring on?
When running bead locks, you put the tire bead (the hard ring along the inside of the tire) between the wheel face and the bead lock ring, tightening down all the screws until they're torqued correctly. Then you have to maintain the torque. Not advised to run them full time, although people choose to (and have to maintain them). If you remove the ring, you release the air in the tire. If a bolt backs out, you lose air pressure. They're really only supposed to be for low speed. So really, you're wedging the bead between the wheel face and the lock ring.

The Bronco Sas wheel comes with beauty rings, which are NOT bead locks but the wheels ARE bead lock capable; they cover up the wheel face, which is otherwise ugly on bead lock capable wheels. This is why they're missing screws/have gaps. They are not for real bead lock situations. They are also not DOT legal. As Brogan says, if you want to remove the beauty rings (clean, repaint, replace), they are on the outside of the rim and won't lose air.

Now, there's also Method bead grips and Icon Rebound Pros, which are full time bead lock-like (I think Hutchinsons are also, but they are quite expensive) that ARE street legal. If you combine them with low-psi rated tires like Super Swampers, you can run at higher speeds near 0psi, although I wouldn't do it for long.
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