How to Bronco with Vaughn Gittin Jr. and Loren Healy
When Vaughn Gittin Jr. and Loren Healy aren’t competing in Ultra4 they enjoy taking their Ford Broncos out on the trails. With their combined knowledge and success in the off-road space, they have put together a series of videos to educate you on the off-road features and capabilities of the Ford Bronco. The first video in the series goes over all of the technological features that are packed in the Hero Switches. Vaughn’s personal Bronco RTR was used in this video. It is equipped with the Badlands trim so it has all of the Hero Switch features included.
What are the Ford Bronco Hero Switches?
The Hero Switches are located on top of the dashboard and include up to 5 features that allow you to quickly access them while you’re out off-roading. Depending on what trim level your Ford Bronco is, you may or may not have all of the Hero Switch features listed below. The following features are included in the Hero Switches:
- Front Sway Bar Disconnect
- Front Differential Locker
- Rear Differential Locker
- Trail turn Assist
- Electronic Stability Control
Check out the video below to learn more about when to use the Ford Bronco Hero Switches.
The Sway Bar Disconnect feature allows the stabilizer bar to be disconnected in off-road scenarios. This feature can only be used when you’re going under 20 mph. When the Sway Bar disconnect is engaged you’ll instantly get more articulation from your front wheels.
How to Lift Your Ford Bronco w/ Vaughn Gittin Jr. & Loren Healy
In the second video of the How To Bronco series, Vaughn and Loren share their knowledge on how to lift your Ford Bronco. They go over the types of lift options and encourage you to select the best option that best suits your lifestyle. Check out the video below to learn more about the lifting options for your Ford Bronco.
Vaughn and Loren go over several styles of lift options such as spring perch collars, coilover suspension and the RTR Spacer Lift Kit. Below you can see the RTR Space Lift Kit installed on a non-SAS Bronco Black Diamond equipped with factory wheels and tires. The first image is before and the second image has the RTR Bronco Spacer Lift Kit installed.
How To Bronco: G.O.A.T Modes
For the third video in the HOW TO Bronco series, Vaughn Gittin Jr. and Loren Healy go over G.O.A.T Modes on the Ford Bronco! Each driving mode has different characteristics that allow you to maximize the use of your Bronco on a wide range of terrains. Below are the 8 driving modes that you can select on the G.O.A.T mode dial. GOAT stands for Goes Over Any Terrain.
- Normal – perfect for everyday driving
- ECO – designed to help you save fuel
- Sport – adds an extra kick of power
- Slippery – for driving in rain, snow, and slushy road conditions
- Sand – for specifically driving over sand and loose surfaces
- Baja – for navigating deserts
- Mud/Ruts – make muddy trails no match for the Bronco
- Rock Crawl – for mountain climbing and super rocky areas
The 2021 Bronco is available in seven trim levels. Each trim level includes varying numbers of GOAT modes.
- Base Model: Normal, ECO, Sport, Slippery, and Sand. The base gives you the essentials with plenty of options for customization.
- Big Bend: Normal, ECO, Sport, Slippery, Sand, and Mud/Ruts. Added “creature comforts” liven up the standard features.
- Black Diamond: Normal, ECO, Sport, Slippery, Sand Mud/Ruts, and Rock Crawl. The Black Diamond is prepared for adventuring outdoors with a wash-out interior.
- Outer Banks: Normal, ECO, Sport, Slippery, Sand, and Mud/Ruts. Off road meets high tech in the Outer Banks trim.
- Badlands: Normal, ECO, Slippery, Sand, Mud/Ruts, Rock Crawl, and Baja. This trim level is where the off-roading capabilities of the new Bronco really begin to shine.
- Wildtrak: Normal, ECO, Sport, Slippery, Sand, Mud/Ruts, and Baja. The Wildtrak is designed for high-speed off-roading, not for the faint of heart.
- First Edition: Normal, ECO, Slippery, Sand, Mud/Ruts, Rock Crawl, and Baja. This is a limited edition SUV that combines the best of all the other trim levels.
How To Bronco: Hard Top Removal
On the latest episode of How to Bronco, Vaughn Gittin Jr. and Loren Healy go over step by step on how easy it is to remove the hardtop on your Ford Bronco.
In the video below, they demonstrate the process on a 4-door Bronco RTR. Check it out below and enjoy some top off driving in your Ford Bronco.