5 Ford Bronco Accessories You Didn't Know You Needed

5 Ford Bronco Accessories You Didn't Know You Needed

The Ford Bronco is not just a vehicle; for many, it's a symbol of freedom, a taste of the wild, and a canvas for personal expression. While most of us are aware of the classic mods and accessories that can be added to this rugged beauty, there are many lesser-known gems that can amplify both its aesthetic and functional prowess.

#1 - Recovery Shackles


close up of archetype racing's red bumper shackle on ford bronco left side of the car

In the unpredictable terrains the Bronco thrives in, getting stuck is always a possibility. Recovery shackles are your lifeline, offering robust and reliable tethering points for rescue. They're not just functional; they add a touch of rugged elegance to your vehicle, exemplifying preparedness and strength.

SITH Modular Bumper Shackles

For Bronco aficionados seeking distinction, the SITH Modular Bumper Shackles stands apart. While the market is flooded with generic bumper shackles, the SITH offers a unique promise, boasting an aircraft-grade 7075 T6 aluminum alloy construction – akin to what’s used in structural aircraft components. This is more than an upgrade from the prevalent 6061; it's a commitment to unparalleled excellence. 

These shackles aren't just for show – it's a workhorse when towing and recovery beckon. Its seamless integration with the Bronco’s modular front bumper ensures there's no disruptive clanking, promising a fluid off-road experience. The counterbore feature, accommodating a 3/4" 316 stainless steel bolt, and the meticulous post-machining finish, accentuate its refined yet robust character.

SITH-R Rear Recovery Shackle and Receiver

The SITH-R is a tribute to balance - harmoniously blending rugged durability with inventive design. While it borrows the robust spirit from the SITH shackles, it introduces a new flair with its 7075 black powder-coated receiver. The precision-crafted 316 stainless steel bolt, similar to its front counterpart, is a testament to strength and finesse. 

What truly distinguishes the SITH-R is its pioneering spring-loaded pin detents. No more does the shackle sway aimlessly; with these detents, it stands resolute, whether you're cruising smooth highways or navigating treacherous terrains. Designed for a 2" hitch, it melds effortlessly, becoming an intrinsic part of your Bronco. With a spectrum of finishes to choose from, there's a color tailored for every taste.

#2 - Dash Rail Accessories

interior of ford bronco's dash with archetype racing's accessory rail

While the Bronco's dashboard is iconic, there's always room for personal flair. Dash rail accessories range from mounts for your gadgets to decorative elements, letting you design a cockpit tailored to your needs and style. It's not just about aesthetics; it's about creating a space that feels uniquely yours.

TAP Rail Trail Accessory Picatinny Rail

For the Bronco enthusiast who values both form and functionality, the TAP rail mount is a must-have. While it shares the robustness and single OEM mounting point of its larger counterpart, the BAM, the TAP's compact design makes it more visually discreet. It's crafted from high-quality 6061 billet aluminum and provides modularity without compromising the aesthetics of your Bronco.

Whether it's your phone, dash cam, or toll pass, the TAP rail is designed to secure your accessories during your everyday commute, giving you the perfect balance of visibility and accessibility. It's precision-machined, ensuring durability and a sleek look.

Fitment isn't a concern; the TAP rail is designed to perfectly fit all model year 2021+ Ford Broncos. Its compatibility with threaded RAM mounts or any other 1/4-20 threaded accessories means endless possibilities for customization. Not only is it durable and functional, but its anodized finish also adds a touch of elegance to your vehicle.

BAM Rail

Every Bronco owner knows the limitations of the standard dash mount. But with the BAM Rail, those limitations become a thing of the past. Designed from custom-forged 6061 aluminum alloy, the BAM rail provides a versatile mounting space for a multitude of devices. From GoPros to cell phones, its expansive 30-inch span accommodates up to 15 devices, maximizing utility without compromising style.

Its varied finishes—from the eye-catching Burnt Titanium Cerakote to the sleek Tarmac Black—ensure that there's a BAM rail to match every Bronco owner's unique taste. Plus, it's easy to install and comes with all the necessary mounting and assembly hardware.

B.A.L.L.S. - Billet Aluminum Longitudinally Locking Sphere

Sometimes, it's the details that truly set a vehicle apart. Introducing B.A.L.L.S., a modular ball-and-socket base mount system that redefines convenience and style. Machined from 6061-T6 billet aluminum, these ball mounts are designed to perfection. They offer a true 1” ball surface for mounting a range of accessories, from cell phone holders to camera monitors.

What sets the B.A.L.L.S. system apart is its impeccable design and the quality of materials used. It employs 316 stainless steel hardware, ensuring durability, and its mounting system offers unmatched versatility. And for those who prioritize organization, the B.A.L.L.S. - S.A.C.K. is the perfect storage solution for unused accessories.

#3 - Side Steps

a close up of archetype racing's side step/magnum stirrup is attached to the driver side of a ford bronco

Getting into a lifted Bronco might seem like a small challenge, but with side steps, it becomes a breeze. These additions aren't just practical; they accentuate the vehicle's lines and lend an added layer of protection to its sides. Elegance meets functionality in every step.

Magnum Stirrup

Introducing the MAGNUM, a full-length billet aluminum step designed for the '21+ 6th Gen Bronco OEM Rock Slider. Suitable for overland builds, trail rigs, or daily drives, it provides a solid 5-inch platform for easy Bronco access and safeguards against dents. 

Its seamless fitment uses 4 clamps and stainless fasteners, available for both 2 and 4 Door Broncos. With choices between black powder coat or a raw aluminum look, each MAGNUM includes the MAGNUM clamp bracket for easy integration.


The Stirrup is a versatile billet aluminum step for the '21+ 6th Gen Ford Bronco with OEM rock sliders. Ideal for reaching roof racks or protecting seat edges, it offers hassle-free fitment for all 2021+ 6th Gen Ford Broncos. Choose between a Raw Aluminum and Graphite Black finish, with the latter revealing a raw billet contrast.

#4 - License Plate Mount

close up of a license plate holder by archetype racing attached to the front of a ford bronco

Your license plate doesn't just have to hang there; it can be a statement. With the right mount, it can either subtly blend into the vehicle's design or proudly stand out. Beyond aesthetics, a solid license plate mount ensures your plate remains secure through every bump and grind.

CALL SIGN License Plate Mount

Designed for the Modular Bumper, the CALL SIGN is the no-drill license plate solution every Bronco owner needs. Made of 6061 billet aluminum with 316 stainless hardware, it is robust and fits existing bumper holes. This USA-made mount complies with 50-state DOT standards, won't affect headlights or sensors, and soon, will accommodate accessories like lights and antennas. Finished in RAL 7043 Traffic Grey, it complements the OEM bumper.

#5 - Custom Steering Wheel

The driving experience is as much about feel as it is about the journey. A custom steering wheel does more than just steer; it connects the driver to the vehicle's soul. With options for personalization, from materials to colors, it's an intimate touch that enhances every drive.

Custom Carbon Fiber Steering Wheel

Elevate your drive! Introducing Archetype Racing’s bespoke carbon fiber steering wheel for your Bronco. From carbon finish to stripe color, thread style, and leather type, the design is entirely in your hands.

Elevating Every Expedition

front grill view of a ford bronco on the highway somewhere in the pnw

The Ford Bronco, with its rich heritage and modern innovation, is an exceptional machine. But with the right aftermarket accessories, it becomes an unstoppable force in the wilderness. Whether you're a seasoned off-roader or a weekend warrior, investing in quality, tailor-made accessories is the key to unlocking the full potential of every expedition.