Ford Bronco Severe Duty Steering Upgrade Kit Revealed

As Ford Authority reported last August, 2024 Ford Bronco Badlands and Sasquatch Package-equipped models now come equipped with the beefed-up steering steering gear present in the H.O.S.S. 3.0 suspension system as standard equipment, a move that reportedly stemmed from customer feedback regarding concerns over tie rods breaking out on the trails, as well as Trail Turn Assist causing modified Broncos to suffer from broken axle welds. Ford later clarified that customers installing things like larger wheels and tires and other modifications on their Broncos should ensure that they’re upgrading every aspect of their suspension along with it – or if they don’t plan on doing so, it’s best to avoid using Trail Turn Assist. Now, those that own a Ford Bronco without this beefier equipment can order it directly from the Ford Performance catalog, too.

Listed under part number M-3200-WT, what’s officially called the “Ford Bronco Severe Duty Steering Upgrade Kit” is available to purchase now for $1,300, and includes a higher torque motor and the improved/reinforced steering gear casing present in the Bronco Raptor, along with stronger inner tie rods with improved articulation and reinforced outer tie rods with increased deflection ball joints.

According to Ford, this beefier steering upgrade kit “significantly reduces steering efforts in various off-road conditions,” and it’s also comparable with all 2021-2024 Ford Bronco models – including the 2021-2022.5 four-door Wildtrak – except for 2021-2023 Bronco four-door Base, Big Bend, Outer Banks, Black Diamond, and Badlands trimmed SUVs that aren’t equipped with the factory Sasquatch Package.

However, installing this part also requires owners to purchase the Ford Pro-Cal 4 tool to program and configure the new steering gear, a process that must be done before the original part is removed. That tool can be purchased from Ford under part number M-12655-F for a cost of $495.

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Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

Brett Foote

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.