What did you do TO your Bronco Sport today?

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Installed a Redline Hood Lift kit to my BS Badlands today:

2021+ Ford Bronco SPORT Hood QuickLIFT PLUS (redlinetuning.com)

Redline has been around for a while and I've bought their kits for past rides (a 2001 Ford Escape XLT and a 2008 Honda Ridgeline) so I had been keeping an eye out for a Bronco Sport kit and they are now shipping them.

As with past kits from Redline, the engineering and quality, right down to the packaging and instructions were excellent. Took less than hour to install, including the time I took to take pictures and video.

This kit is also being discussed in this thread as well if anyone wants to specifically talk about it:

Hood Struts | 2021+ Ford Bronco Sport Forum - Broncosportforum.com

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Installed a Redline Hood Lift kit to my BS Badlands today:

2021+ Ford Bronco SPORT Hood QuickLIFT PLUS (redlinetuning.com)

Redline has been around for a while and I've bought their kits for past rides (a 2001 Ford Escape XLT and a 2008 Honda Ridgeline) so I had been keeping an eye out for a Bronco Sport kit and they are now shipping them.

As with past kits from Redline, the engineering and quality, right down to the packaging and instructions were excellent. Took less than hour to install, including the time I took to take pictures and video.

This kit is also being discussed in this thread as well if anyone wants to specifically talk about it:

Hood Struts | 2021+ Ford Bronco Sport Forum - Broncosportforum.com

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i want one too! btw your BS hood has an underhood cover, my bigbend doesnt have one, did you buy that or was it included in the purchase of the BS?
 
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i want one too! btw your BS hood has an underhood cover, my bigbend doesnt have one, did you buy that or was it included in the purchase of the BS?
The underhood cover was OEM on my Badlands. Didn't realize that Ford wasn't doing it on all models.
 

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The underhood cover was OEM on my Badlands. Didn't realize that Ford wasn't doing it on all models.
Thanks for the info, now i want to know if other BigBend owners dont have underhood cover/insulations too. If im the only one, im going to :explode::curse:...
 

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Thanks for the info, now i want to know if other BigBend owners dont have underhood cover/insulations too. If im the only one, im going to :explode::curse:...
Your not the only one. My BB no cover.
 
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Still knocking off a number of "checklist" items on our little Badlands. Today it was joining the Curt Trailer Hitch club:

Took about a month the get the hitch (ordered it from realtrucks.com, which at the time had the best price) but that was far better than the Ford Dealer Kit, which still seems to be completely mythological in nature.

Since installation has been covered elsewhere by others I won't go into a lot of detail in this post. Just a couple of quick comments:

* Best installation video I've found is the U-Haul video. Better than Curt's instructions (which aren't that bad, but leave some key installation tips out) and my installation experience lined up well with it:
* As mentioned in the U-Haul video, you will have widen the hole in the frame to fish the bolts in. Because of this, I did take a bit of extra time/effort to paint the hole with a rust-sealing frame paint as well as coated the frame bolts for the hitch for just a little additional protection.

* You are definitely going to want something to raise the hitch into place and hold it there while securing the bolts. I used a hydraulic floor jack, which worked surprisingly well.

No wiring yet as I plan on installing a 7-way wiring set-up and I'm still doing the research on that.

But overall, I'm happy with how the installation went.

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