Improved off-road ability, unique styling elements, and a custom exhaust note form part of this pricey package.
Roush Performance has announced a new package for the 2021 - 2022 Ford Bronco, dubbed the R Series kit.
Available for both the 2.3-liter and 2.7-liter derivatives, this $8,400 upgrade lends the off-roader more style thanks to subtle enhancements. A Roush front banner above the windscreen lets passers-by know this is no ordinary Bronco. Other hints include a hood cowl graphic, Roush badges for the front fenders, and a variety of body graphics. The side decals are limited to the four-door model, though.
The R Series kit also blesses the Bronco with 17-inch Roush wheels painted in a satin-finish Iridium Gray. As you may have guessed, there's more to the upgrade than looks. Those stylish alloys are wrapped in 35-inch General Tire Grabber X3 mud-terrain rubber, providing improved traction when off-roading.
Other off-roading enhancements include the recovery kit comprising a recovery strap, D-Rings, and a custom Roush case. Four-door models receive a floor protection kit, but all variants gain the lightweight exhaust with R-etched black tips. Roush says the exhaust system provides a greater angle of departure and also lends the SUV a throatier growl.
Should you find yourself traversing trails when the sun goes down, the Diode Dynamics SS3 Pro pillar lights will come in handy. Roush says these three-inch LED lights have a greater output density than any comparable product on the market.
Lastly, your Roush-fettled Bronco receives a steel console vault, Roush key fobs, and Roush-branded license plate holders.
Whether this seems worth the substantial $8,400 price tag is another question. Still, it does at least come with a certificate of authenticity, a three-year/36,000-mile warranty on the components, and a lifetime exhaust warranty.
If you're interested in upgrading your Bronco, why not spring for Ford Performance's suspension lift kit? For $2,100, you're given an additional two inches of ground clearance and consists of Bilstein and Ford parts. If it's more grunt you seek, the automaker also offers a Performance Calibration tune that boosts the four-cylinder model's outputs to 330 horsepower and 385 lb-ft of torque.
Of course, this all depends on whether you can get your hands on a Bronco in the first place. Customers who placed orders allege they're facing absurd delivery times, with one reporting a 76-day wait.