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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-07-2000, 05:03 PM
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Mods for a Bronco II

My buddy has had this '89 Bronco II for a while now... I got my Jeep and started to make mods to it and get it ready for summer (3.5" lift, 32" BFG A/T, and 33" Thornbirds) Anyways, he's interested in starting some mods to his Bronco II..

What would be some good ideas for lifts and engine swaps?

Also, he's trying to keep the project from putting him in the poor-house, so the best and most expensive mods are out.. just need to make it bigger and a little more powerful.

I'm familar with the Jeep drivetrain and mods to it, but not the Bronco II... Will the tranny, t-case, and axles need replaced if he goes to a larger engine??

Any help would be appreciated...


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post #2 of (permalink) Old 02-07-2000, 08:17 PM
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Re: Mods for a Bronco II

My brother in-law had 32's under his Ranger with a 3" body lift, 2" front springs and add a-leafs in the back. It only cost him a little over $300 or so.
I'm guessing you have the 2.9, not much you an do there.

I'm trying to remember what my friend told me, so I'm not positive about this part.
Fox something? (do a search) sells wiring kits for 5.0's if you want to go that route, pretty $$ though. My friend is doing a 302 w/carb. swap right now, I'll ask where he got his swap kit next time I see him (may be a while). I think you can get an adaptor for your current tranny, but it is pretty weak for a 5.0 (assuming auto). I do know the stock 7.5 rearend will not hold up to a V8 unless you stick with stock tires and don't abuse it too much.

post #3 of (permalink) Old 02-07-2000, 10:36 PM
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Re: Mods for a Bronco II

I have a 1990 bronco2 with the standard 2.9L engine, standard trans, and push-button transfer case. I have added a 3" lift kit which cost $90. I have put 30" tires on it and it looks pretty sweet. I also removed the front and rear sway-bars which makes off-roading sooooooo much better. In the past I had a 3" custom suspension lift with blocks in the rear and custom made spacers and drop brackets for the front suspension - all told it cost around $50. The 30" tires aren't that large but give a good deal of ground clearance - and anything bigger would probably require a gear swap in the differentials.

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