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Hi All. I just recently got my first bronco. I've driven mostly Fords my whole life with a few exceptions- 68 Camaro (first car I restored with my dad and still have, 97 F150, 2000 F150, 2002 Expedition, 2002 Focus (needed a commuter), 1994 Explorer, 2013 Colorado (inherited it), 2005 Grand Cherokee hemi, 2012 Grand Cherokee hemi (current) and now added a 1993 Bronco 5.8l xlt.

Its got some miles on it-210k- and a major steering box leak but overall it runs and drives pretty nice. I have a desolate motorsports 1.5" lift and heavy duty steering coming as well as a redhead steering box, full ignition maintenance parts, seat covers (drivers seat is thrashed, passenger seat is missing the arm rest), stereo and speakers, window and door weatherstripping and some LED lights.

Next up after maintenance and lift is to remove those sweet side graphics and step bars, get some new wheels, and change the exhaust (aftermarket muffler with dual side exits but with TINY pipe)
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Yo MadMaxwell87,
A belated Welcome to you!

As much as I can see, your 93 apoears straight and rust free in usual places which is good.

Find out if speed control, if equipped, recall work completed by a dealership. Call local dealer or register and view status @ https://owner.ford.com; or @ Recalls Look-up by VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) ... have VIN ready.
The affected vehicles were previously repaired using a wiring harness that is not compatible with the vehicle circuit polarity. As a result, the fuse is located in the output circuit rather than in the intended input power feed circuit, and may not offer the intended protection in the event of an electrical short to ground. This could result in an underhood fire. Dealers will install a new wiring harness, or replace the mating electrical component. east302 provided following for his 93 "I found the recall information on alldata...didn't know it was even there so that's a plus. Mine has the updated harness with two fuses instead of one, so it looks like the recall was addressed correctly."
Use this guide by jowens1126 @ 93 & 94-96 Cruise Control Recalls Repair
Note that the 93 recall is different that the other years.


Here is the 1993 Bronco Dealer Brochure in Google Drive @ 93Bronco.pdf

1993 Bronco Dealer Training Video via silver70 @

1993 Bronco, Venezuela Commercial @

Look through Baba Looey's Favorite FSB Links (lots and lots of tech links) @ Baba Looey's Favorite FSB Links (lots and lots of tech links)

As you've done in otger posts, d or any Bronco questions or to chat about desired modifications or build, it's better to post each seperately in Noobie Bronco Tech Questions. Flame free zone. This will get more attention and you can build up your post count to get into other sections such as Bronco and Ford Parts/Accessories (75 posts required to view).

To save you time and for better responses, please fill out your Bronco info with location, year, engine size, transmission type, transfer case type (manual or electric shift), locking hub type (automatic or manual) info & major mods such as a Lift, etc. .
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Click your profile button in the top right and go to account settings.


On that first page, named Account Details, scroll down to "Vehicle Info" and type in up to 100 characters.

Now you can simply enter your information in the text editor and click save.

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Updates:
  • Got the readhead steering box and Desolate Motorsports heavy duty steering put on.
  • Leveling kit with 5100s is on, step bars removed, rear window key made and functional, new cap/rotor/plugs/ wires/coil installed.
  • Ordered some PRP Daily Drivers and the Solo mounts to get rid of the ripped up, blown out foam drivers seat. I know there are better brands out there but for the money and with free shipping and 10% off they were pretty reasonable and its a toy, not a long distance road tripper.
  • Got a air filter, fuel filter, and all the PCV stuff. There was a bunch of oil under my filter coming from the valve cover breather so gotta clean that out and see if the new PCV helps reduce that. If not I might just get a cheap catch can like I run on my Hemi Jeep.
  • Next up is new heater hose from the firewall to the water pump as its cracking and new battery cables as they have been mangled by previous owners. Seems like its cheap parts store replacements or high end custom made ones that are expensive. Time to go research as I know a lot of people upgrade these cables.
 

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Welcome to the site..great looking Brocno, gotta love those Cali rigs.
 

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Rear 4600s are in as well as the PRPs. 3 of the 4 wheels and tires are mounted but Vision sent me a wrong wheel so after that gets swapped it'll be time to mount them up.

The PRPs are awesome. You sit a little lower than stock but the support and cushioning is perfect. Gonna make it harder to get into the back but this isn't really meant to be a people hauler.
 

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Digging the wheels, are those the "faux" beadlocks? New seats...nice..only thing that would bother me is they don't fold forward..guess it's not an issue if you don't have anyone climbing in and out of the back..
 

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Thanks. Yeah they're faux.

I thought of the same thing but the reality is that there will very rarely be anyone back there and the rear seat will probably be removed so it's not a huge issue. The Solo brackets mount it to the stock sliders so at least it goes forward all the way. The support and comfort and cost made them a much better choice than fully redoing the driver seat and getting an arm rest for the passenger seat.
 

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Keep it white and claim it is the original run a way Bronco.

In 1995, Cowlings' 1993 Ford Bronco from the low-speed chase was purchased by Simpson's former sports agent Mike Gilbert and two other men, then ended up sitting in a parking garage for the next 17 years (1995-2012), where it was rarely used.


Your vehicle list resembles mine. Too many Fords

1983 F 150
1986 F 150
1993 Ford explorer. 4 door 5 speed. I drove this thing from Florida,California, Washington, Utah, Idaho, Colorado. Took a year off after college and solo back packed like 10 National parks.
1993 Bronco Still have
1996 Bronco Still have
2008 focus Still have motor and trans
 

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Thanks! The seats are great. They're the 2" wider version so it rubs a little on the door panel but in terms of comfort its great. Haven't driven very long in them but they're supportive and have some decent cushion to them (nothing like a stock padded seat but they're not supposed to be).
 

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Yo Max,
Someday soon when you achieve 35 posts here describing your upgrades, let me know and we can work on moving some to the build section or elsewhere.
 

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Over the weekend I got the oil changed as well as replaced the PCV. There was a ton of oil underneath my air cleaner coming from the tube in the side so hopefully that will clear that up. Replaced the air filter while I was in there.

Next up is the Solo Motorsports front bumper. I pick it up today so Ill try to get it mounted and then paint it next week.
 
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