Since purchasing it in October, I have had to replace the main rear seal, clutch, wiring harness for the engine, driver’s window motor, wipers, a headlight, fan clutch, tires and transmission.
The transmission was a used five-speed from another Bronco and cost half as much as I bought the truck for. Luckily I have a one-year warranty on it because second gear is already starting to give me problems like the other one did.
I need to get two pins for the rear seat—I have been using make-shift ones and they’re driving me crazy with their rattling!
I have 31X10.5 15R tires on it and only get around 11 mpg.
When I let off the accelerator while going above 40mph the entire truck vibrates for some reason. I thought it was the new tires, but it wasn’t. It must either be the drive-line, or the differential (hopefully not--$$$!!!).
My trailer wiring harness is currently wired up under the rear bumper because of tearing it half-way off while offroading.
I love my Bronco! I love taking it out in the dessert, or in the mud. Every time I take it out it impresses me with what it can handle. I have only been stopped by an obstacle once. It was a deeply rutted road going uphill which was made of shale-a very loose material. If I'd had a locker in my axle I'd a made it no sweat!
I've had it in every kind of terrain except for snow-I live in Phoenix, AZ where we don't have "real" winters.
I love how tight these things turn! It really helps while offroading or flipping a U-turn.
The width of them is great for not rolling while offroading, but it makes it very tight on some trails-expect to get some unwanted pin-stripping.
They have an awesome amount of clearance for a stock vehicle-about eight inches at the lowest point (rear differential).
If you take the rear seat out you can fit a full size air mattress in the rear with the tailgate up. This is very convenient for camping if you don't like tents and you can't get a trailer in where you want to camp.
Overall, the Bronco is a great multi-purpose truck with huge capabilities and many uses.