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Ford Teams With Customizers To Create Six Special Vehicles For The SEMA Show

Ford's display at this year's SEMA Show, kicking off tomorrow, will feature a huge range of customizations. It not only features its own online offerings, but, it also shows the wares that have been created by customizers that will highlight offerings for customers.

Tucci Customization Goes Anywhere In The SnowFor the first time in a couple of years, Ford has a full plate of options for its many new vehicles. For example, Ford Performance and Ford Licensed Accessories offer an extensive online catalog of specialty parts that buyers of any of Ford's vehicles can use to customize their vehicles.

Meantime, Wards is scheduled to name its first vehicle of the year at the opening of this year's SEMA Show. The Mustang Mach-E is a contender.

Also, the Mustang Mach-E joins 2021 Ford Bronco Sport Customization by CGS Performance

For example, Ford worked with various customizers to show how customers can customize their Bronco SUVs. The customized Broncos included four two- and four-door Broncos and two Bronco Sport, models. Ford teams up with customizers to create wide range of customized Broncos for SEMA Show attendees.
Bronco RTR Fun-Runner by RTR VehiclesBronco RTR Fun-Runner by RTR Vehicles

Legendary Ford Performance driver and builder Vaughn Gittin Jr. created a Bronco RTR dealer package concept with a host of Ford Performance and Ford Licensed Accessories parts installed. The RTR Vehicles' build features a 2021 two-door Badlands™ series Bronco with custom RTR and Ford Licensed Accessories sound bar, paint protection film, and door sill plates. Sport exhaust with twin black chrome tips from Ford Performance Parts gives the 2.3-liter EcoBoost a more powerful sound and look.

RTR turned the vehicle into the ultimate fun-runner, increasing capability and performance while setting this Bronco apart with its signature styling, attitude, and approach to functional needs. It features an Ultimate Dana 44™ FDU front axle with Spicer® Extreme™ CV shafts, fun-haver long-travel spec Ultimate Dana 60™ semi-float rear axle, and a performance intake system.

Suspension upgrades include Fox Performance Elite 2.5 coilovers and an off-road long-travel suspension kit. Fun-Runner rides on RTR Tech 6 forged bead-lock wheels and 37-inch off-road tires.

2021 Bronco by BDS Suspensions

Long-time Ford builder and customizer BDS Suspensions, a subsidiary of Fox Shocks, created an off-road first responder vehicle based on a 2021 two-door Black Diamond™ series Bronco. With nearly a half-century of suspension experience, BDS Suspensions' creation is outfitted as the ultimate fire truck, featuring equipment inside and out to help rescue crews take on the trails.
The customizer fitted the Bronco with a BDS 4-inch UCA System with Fox 2.5 PES coilovers, BDS rear adjustable control arms and track bar, swaybar disconnect, and 37-inch BFGoodrich® KM3™ tires.

CrawlTek Revolution bumpers include recessed winch mount, recovery hooks, and belly skid upfront, plus winch mount and recovery hooks in the back. Both winches are WARN Industries ZEON® 10s units. Other updates include a modified half-truck hardtop, CrawlTek slider steps, a CargoGlide custom CG1000XL slideout tray, and ARB® TwinAir underhood air compressor.

2021 Bronco by Tucci Hot Rods

Tucci Hot Rods created a tracked vehicle that should be fun in the snow. The quad-track snow adventure vehicle uses a 2021 four-door Badlands series Bronco as its basis. The veteran show-car firm has built a wide range of specialty cars and trucks over the years – from the mild to the wild. With this build, Tucci aims to help drivers take on deep snow and ice, with 8-series tracks in place of all-terrain tires.

Equipped with a 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine and seven-speed manual transmission, this SUV features Mattracks 88-Series quad tracks for ultimate off-road adventures on snow and sand. Tucci has installed Ford Licensed Accessories swing gate storage, flat snowboard rack, and Yakima LockNLoad™ platform roof rack system.

Up front, Tucci installed a WARN Industries ZEON® 10s winch. A Rigid® Light Shop Adapt Light Bar improves lighting. Meantime, Radiance Pods and Rock Light Kit also contribute to brighter lighting. And, there are retractable running boards for easy entry and exit.

BDS Suspensions Offering In Ford's Customized Bronco Display2021 Bronco BAJA FORGED by LGE-CTS Motorsports

Theresa Contreras, a veteran Ford SEMA builder, designer, and founder of BAJA FORGED Parts, is back with a four-door Outer Banks™ series Bronco custom build. The vehicle mixes off-road adventure needs with modern amenities like an onboard fridge, a premium sound bar, cargo organizer, and BAJA FORGED bumpers front and rear.

The vehicle's suspension is upgraded with an ICON Vehicle Dynamics® 3.0 suspension lift. Exterior upgrades include Ford Performance Parts off-road rock lights, Ford Licensed Accessories tailgate folding table, BAJA FORGED fender flares and spare tire carrier.

Cabin features include a JBL® sound bar, premium interior organizer, under-floor safe and cargo organizer, all from Ford Licensed Accessories, plus GFA cargo area protector and all-weather floor mats.

Another Customized Bronco Baja Forged by LGT-CTS 2021 Bronco Sport BAJA FORGED by LGE-CTS Motorsports

Sara Morosan, co-owner of LGE-CTS Motorsports, created a rough-and-ready version of a 2021 Bronco Sport Badlands series. The customization adds many items from Ford Performance Parts and Ford Licensed Accessories for enhanced capability off-road. The customized vehicle uses many items that help your off-roading gets tough. Among the added pieces are a 2-inch suspension lift and rock sliders to off-road rock lights and fender flares.

A Borla® cat-back performance exhaust system gives the 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine an upgraded exhaust note. Suspension enhancements include an ICON Vehicle Dynamics suspension system and Hellwig Suspension Products front and rear sway bars.

This BAJA FORGED Bronco Sport wears Rigid Light Shop LED lighting, BAJA FORGED front and rear tubular bumpers, plus a Ford Performance Parts roof-mounted light bar. A WARN Industries VR EVO winch and Factor 55 hook and aluminum fairlead add toughness on the trails.

2021 Bronco Sport by CGS Performance Products

CGS Performance Products updated this 2021 Bronco Sport Badlands with a specialized air intake system. Also, there is a host of interior upgrades, including seat covers and rear seat vault and exterior accessories such as underbody light kit plus bumper and hitch enhancements.

It's outfitted with a CGS Performance Products cold air intake and a black ceramic coated cat-back exhaust. Rigid Light Shop rock lights assist nighttime trail running. The vehicle rides on Reserve Forged wheels and 17-inch Toyo® Open Country® A/T III all-terrain tires.

Design touches include Air Design fender flares, rear spoiler, Rigid Light Shop A-pillar LED lights, custom Sikkens® paint by Flyin' Irons Designs, and Cerakote ceramic coating.

Marc Stern has been an automotive writer since 1971 when an otherwise normal news editor said, "You're our new car editor," and dumped about 27 pounds of auto stuff on my desk. I was in heaven as I have been a gearhead from my early days. As a teen, I spent the usual number of misspent hours hanging out at gas stations Shell and Texaco (a big thing in my youth) and working on cars. From there on, it was a straight line to my first column for the paper, "You Auto Know," an enterprise that I handled faithfully for 32 years. Not many people know that I also handled computer documentation for a good part of my living while writing YAN. My best writing, though, was always in cars. My work has appeared in Popular Mechanics, Mechanix Illustrated, AutoWeek, SuperStock, Trailer Life, Old Cars Weekly, Special Interest Autos, and others. You can follow me on: Twitter or Facebook.