While pursuing the Bronco6G forums, we found a thread on a Bronco with 40-inch(!) tires. Normally, we’d mutter something about “modders gonna mod,” and keep scrolling through—but we decided to take a look when we read that it was a 2022 Ford Bronco two door upgraded with a 7-inch lift. Now, we just had to see what this kerfuffle was all about.
Look, this is not the first new Bronco to fit 40-inch tires, as we had seen some at SEMA back in November of 2021, including one on 42s. Nearly all of those Broncos with bigger-than-37-inch tires were four-door models, old full-size Broncos, or a couple of the smaller classics. There are even a few big-tire Broncos in the wild already, built by dedicated owners whose daily lives aren’t inside an off-road shop, but again, they’re usually four-doors with up to 37-inchers like the new 2022 Bronco Raptor. That’s why this stubby two-door caught our eyes.
It’s not just that it has 40×13.50R17 Cooper Discoverer STT Pro tires on its 17-inch Fuel Off-Road Wheels Shok D666 wheels—this 2022 Ford Bronco also sits on a seven-inch lift. The thread doesn’t list the lift kit’s sourcing, but the original poster mentions it was built off a five-inch lift and uses a bumper spacer to get the tires to fit.
For the full story, check out this article from Motor Trend.