Here's how to hack your Ford Bronco Sport to get a tasty horsepower boost

All it is, is a simple ECU tune...but there is one small problem...

6d ago

Last year, Ford brought out a brand-new Bronco which has since taken the world by storm and has brought old enthusiasts together and created new ones. But, it isn't all that powerful and if you are a power-hungry person then this is what you'll need to do.

From factory, its 2.0L Ecoboost engine produces 250 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque at the crank according to Vivid Racing's all-wheel-drive dyno. This translates to 186 hp and 246 lb-ft of torque at the wheels, which is plenty of power for an off-road vehicle of this size, but you can do better.

With a simple ECU tune, the technicians over at Vivid Racing were able to get the Bronco Sport to produce 305 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque at the crank. At the wheels, this translates into an extra 36 hp and 54 lb-ft of torque for a total of 222 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque.

This tune also spreads the power more evenly through the rev-range to make it easier off-road. However, there is a caveat and that is this tune is only allowed for off-road use only, and the tuner requires customers to sign a waiver acknowledging they understand that. It also means it's unlikely the Bronco Sport will pass emissions tests in the US after the tune has been done.

But, if you would still like to do this tune for your off-road-only Ford Bronco Sport, then Vivid Tuning will charge you $600 for the lot.

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Comments (4)

  • Or you could buy a teal Bronco...

      6 days ago
  • , why would I want to? I can’t get one in the UK and I would kill to. I don’t care about the bhp!

      2 days ago
  • An ECU "flash" should come with a tuning box that lets you install the tune and remove it and re-install the factory settings as you would like. Only an idiot would spend $600 on a non reversible tune without a tuning box. I have a tuning box for my 3.0L V6 Fusion. Not a lot of extra power (no turbo) but drivability and response are through the roof. When I let my son drive the car he gets the factory defaults.

      1 day ago