Top 5 Modern Ford Bronco Upgrades (According to Bronco Owners)

Top 5 Modern Ford Bronco Upgrades (According to Bronco Owners)

Last Updated April 15, 2022 | Meghan Drummond

One of the best parts of getting a new ride is modifying it to meet your needs. And despite being well-equipped from the factory, the new 6th-gen Bronco is no exception. If anything, the variety of terrains it can conquer and the utility it provides make picking out the best mods and upgrades even harder.

Whether you’re gearing up for your next camping trip or just want a more comfortable ride, the right upgrades can make your Bronco perfectly equipped for any scenario.

These five mods have emerged as favorites among new Bronco owners. Here’s why each is so popular and some alternatives that offer the same benefits (that your buddy might not already own).

1. Rubber Cargo Liner with Bronco Horse Logo

A rubber cargo liner in a new Bronco

The Bronco is made to haul. Whether it’s fresh fish or muddy boots, bringing the great outdoors inside can leave some stains (and smells), you’d rather not live with. That’s why cargo liners are so great.

Rubber cargo liners, or those with cargo holders, grip your gear so it doesn’t go tumbling. They also clean up easily. When you get home from your adventure, grab the hose, spray it clean, and you’ll be ready to head to the office on Monday.

The Bronco horse logo is a nice touch that shows this cargo liner is custom-fit for the Bronco. It also comes in both a four- and two-door style.

If you want something different, there are cargo liners fit for a variety of styles, including Carhartt ones, carpeted ones, and many other options.

2. Black Aluminum Side Steps

Black side steps with footholds for a Ford Bronco

It’s nice to have a step to help you get into your Bronco. Especially if you’re planning on lifting it or investing in a big, grippy set of tires. That’s why these black side steps are so popular. Your shorter passengers will also appreciate it.

The added texture makes it harder to slip off, even if your boots are wet. That’s a feature you’ll really appreciate the next time you’re balancing on ice or trying to escape a rainstorm.

Alternatives are available in a variety of materials and finishes. Whether you prefer rugged steel or light aluminum, you can find side steps that perfectly suit your ride. Some options are even powered for the ultimate in style and luxury.

3. Mirror Mounted Off-Road Light Kit

off-roading light kit components for Bronco set

Off-roading fun doesn’t have to stop when the sun goes down. At least not if you’re equipped with some off-road lights. These bright lights are designed to fully light up the trail ahead.

In particular, people love the Ford Performance/Rigid 360 Series off-road lights. These two round lights mount conveniently on each of the side mirrors. They’re easy to adjust so you can point the light exactly where you need it.

There is no shortage of great off-roading lights. Spotlights, underbody lights, and lightbars are all perfect for different types of off-roading. Combining a few of these can help you create the ultimate off-road lighting setup.

4. Rubber Floor Mats

Rubber floor liner for Ford Bronco

Floor mats really should be one of the first purchases for any new vehicle. Not only do they add a little bit of flair, but they also protect your interior. Floor mats are much easier to clean than carpeted flooring and can be replaced if damaged.

If you plan on getting out in the mud and snow, you need floor mats with a grippy surface. This 4-door set includes textured liners for both the front and back seat areas that’ll help you keep your footing. With Bronco lettering for the front set and a bucking Bronco logo for the rear, these mats will add a custom look to your interior.

5. Hub-Centric Wheel Spacers

Two black wheel spacers

Wheel spacers are a great way to get bigger wheels on your Bronco. Whether you’ve got your eye on a set of 18” or 20” wheels, a set of spacers can help create the stance you want and give you a little extra clearance.

While the wheel spacers will alter your Bronco’s looks, the real mod you should spend time checking out are the wheels themselves. There’s no “most popular” here. Wheels are one of the more unique items you can select for your Bronco, and there’s no shortage of options.

Check out our guide to the best wheels for 6-th gen Broncos and then pick up a set of hub-centric wheel spacers for the perfect clearance.

Notable Mentions

While the upgrades above are the most popular, there are a few more worth mentioning.

Emblems are a great way to add a personal touch to your new Bronco. In particular, customers love the gloss black bucking Bronco tailgate emblem. It’s an iconic logo in a color that looks great against any of the Bronco’s paint schemes.

Splash guards are another popular (and useful) modification. Front and rear splash guards are a much-needed addition for any Bronco planning to spend some time in the mud. Splash guards won’t just keep your Bronco clean, they can also keep small rocks and debris from damaging your brand new paint.

Given how much time people want to spend under their Broncos’ hoods, it’s no surprise that hood struts are a common addition. These easy-to-install parts make it a pleasure to pop your hood.

Spare tire covers have always been a place where off-roaders love to add a little character. The cover keeps your Bronco’s spare tire in good condition, and the design shows off your personal style.

Build Your Bronco Your Way

So, which upgrade is going to be your favorite? Hopefully this list got your gears turning about how to better equip your Bronco. But ultimately, some of the best accessories are the ones that surprise you.

A retractable awning or a table that comes out of your swing gate are two add-ons perfect for campers, overlanders, and tailgaters. Likewise, if you’re an avid biker or kayaker, a gear rack is going to make your Bronco even more exciting than it is right now.

Whatever you’re into, check out the wide variety of Bronco accessories available and start equipping your ride to suit your needs.

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Top 5 Modern Ford Bronco Upgrades (According to Bronco Owners)

Each of these upgrades can improve your Bronco experience substantially. Here’s why each mod or accessory is the best, as well as some alternatives that offer the same great benefits.