Those looking for official Blue Oval parts and accessories for their Ford Bronco certainly don’t lack for options, as the automaker’s catalog has recently expanded to include a bevy of goods including the Sasquatch Package fender flare kit, red and orange beadlock trim ring kits, a Dyno Gray 17-inch wheel kit, a two-inch lift kit, Power Packs for the SUV’s Ford 2.3L I-4 EcoBoost and 2.7L V6 EcoBoost, a roof-mounted off-road light kit, a tire pressure monitoring kit, tube doors, a functional bead lock ring kit, an axle-back exhaust system, and an air induction system, to name just a few. Now, that catalog continues to expand with the addition of the new Ford Bronco Badlands 17-inch wheel kit.
Listed in the Ford Performance catalog under part number M-1007K-DC178B, the Ford Bronco Badlands 17-inch wheel kit includes a grand total of five beadlock-capable wheels and fits both 2021 and 2022 models of all types. The wheels – which are the same units found on the Badlands trimmed SUV – are finished in gloss black and come with Carbonized Gray trim rings, and measure in at 17×8 inches.
Beadlocks have become popular with off-roaders in recent years because they lock the bead of a tire to the wheel, which offers a number of advantages. Beadlocks allow owners to drop the air pressure in a tire to a very low level without having to worry about the tire slipping off the wheel, increasing the tire’s contact patch and improving traction on a variety of slippery surfaces such as rocks, sand, and snow.
Suitable for off-road purposes, this wheel kit also comes with five tire pressure monitoring sensors, an activation tool, and five wheel center caps bearing the Bronco logo. The kit retails for $2,670, but isn’t yet available for purchase as of this writing.