Tire Options for Bronco Sport with 1" Lift

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The main benefit to an off-road vehicle is when you have a lift it gives you additional ground clearance to help avoid and drive over obstacles. The second reason is simply to give a lifted vehicle a more rugged appearance.

The only way I would do this if in fact Ford carries through and takes these teaser show vehicle options to production, if they do, and you select it, it may be a factory install or it maybe a dealer installed option. If it is one of those your factory warranty stays intact. If you go aftermarket, there is a chance Ford could deny a warranty claim if you need something repaired that they say was damaged by the lift. For example, your axle CV joints will be running at greater angle then original, this could put additional wear on them. By going with the factory lift, you would know the Ford engineers designed the lift to stay within the original design limits of the axle CV joints.

In this photo, starting from the right, the red and cyber orange Bronco Sports have the 1" lift. The third one in, Area 51 (bluish) is stock, without the lift.

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Good points. The other gain, depending on the vehicle, is allowing for slightly larger tires, and/or increased wheel travel room.
 

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The adventure smuggler concept might
It certainly would be more realistic than Ford strapping rods over the hood. Any shore fisherman will tell you that they would never carry their rods in such a manner where the tips can be broke. The old tried and true in pvc holders on the bumper will continue instead of Ford's concept.
 

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The main benefit to an off-road vehicle is when you have a lift it gives you additional ground clearance to help avoid and drive over obstacles. The second reason is simply to give a lifted vehicle a more rugged appearance.

The only way I would do this if in fact Ford carries through and takes these teaser show vehicle options to production, if they do, and you select it, it may be a factory install or it maybe a dealer installed option. If it is one of those your factory warranty stays intact. If you go aftermarket, there is a chance Ford could deny a warranty claim if you need something repaired that they say was damaged by the lift. For example, your axle CV joints will be running at greater angle then original, this could put additional wear on them. By going with the factory lift, you would know the Ford engineers designed the lift to stay within the original design limits of the axle CV joints.

In this photo, starting from the right, the red and cyber orange Bronco Sports have the 1" lift. The third one in, Area 51 (bluish) is stock, without the lift.

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Ah thanks - it's probably my amateur eye to SUV type things, but I don't see a huge difference - then again we are only talking about 1". Being 5'1", I probably don't want to lift mine up any farther than necessary ><
 

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Ah thanks - it's probably my amateur eye to SUV type things, but I don't see a huge difference - then again we are only talking about 1". Being 5'1", I probably don't want to lift mine up any farther than necessary ><
It’s hard to tell the difference due to the angle of the pic, but you’d be able to see it if you saw them in person.
 

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Does anyone know the maximum engineered lift limit yet? I see a lot of comments about a one inch lift which is not much. I'd like 2-3." I know the lift effects things like safety sensors, suspension wear, etc. I'm sure the dealer lift will not effect the warranty like 3rd party lifts. Thanks.
 
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Does anyone know the maximum engineered lift limit yet? I see a lot of comments about a one inch lift which is not much. I'd like 2-3." I know the lift effects things like safety sensors, suspension wear, etc. I'm sure the dealer lift will not effect the warranty like 3rd party lifts. Thanks.
Zero hard information at this point, we have to wait and see.
 

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Same, I'm curious if dealer can and will do a lift, probably only 1" for me. I only wish I could get larger tires and get some value back from stock tires. :D
 

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Does anyone know the maximum engineered lift limit yet? I see a lot of comments about a one inch lift which is not much. I'd like 2-3." I know the lift effects things like safety sensors, suspension wear, etc. I'm sure the dealer lift will not effect the warranty like 3rd party lifts. Thanks.
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I doubt that Ford will offer a manufacturer lift kit... as they would have to warranty the whole car after it.

I'm not sure about the Safety sensors thing but since the BS is a unibody, the only available lift is a suspension lift. So depending on the type of suspension lift that will be available (spacers.. or new springs and struts/shocks)... most notable parts that may have premature wearing would be lower control arm bushings and CVs (joint, axle, boots). Most likely in the longer run, drive axles but that depends on use case obviously.

With cars, its really hard to prove because no two cars are ever tested the same, there are too many mechanical, physical, and real world variables to prove faster wear or not.

Also since the Bronco sport has a similar suspension to the escape, obviously 1" is easily done but 2"+ is possible if the suspension is based off the 3rd gen 14-19 escape. With that said, I think its based off the 2020 Escape, and with quick googling, I have not yet seen anyone create a greater than 1" lift kit besides the one we see on the concept rig.

With enough time & money, you can do anything.. such as custom built axles, CVs.. etc.. but at that point.. the warranty discussion is moot.
 

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Has anyone heard anything about fitting 31" tires without a lift kit?
 
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