The size of the tires that you get is highly dependent on the Ford Bronco trim you have. When it comes to choosing tires for your Bronco, you need to ask yourself one major question. That is, what Ford Bronco tire size works best for how you intend to use your Bronco?
The 6th generation (2021) Bronco offers at least six different tire choices, so keep reading our complete guide to know all about them.
Ford Bronco 2021 – 2022 Tire Size Chart
This size comparison chart shows you all you need to know about the different Ford models and their standard tire sizes. It is designed to give you information on what the different tires for each model can do best. Whether they are good for off-roading or on-road adventures.
Let us look at the different tire options and wheel sizes for the 2021 – 2022 Ford Bronco.
Let us look at the different tire options and wheel sizes for the 2021 – 2022 Ford Bronco.
|The base model||Highway terrain or all-terrain tires (30 or 30.4 inches).||P255/70 R16 (16 inches steel wheels).|
|Big Bend||All-terrain tires (32 or 32.05 inches).||P255/75 R17 (17 inches aluminium wheels).|
|Black Diamond||All-terrain tires (32 or 31.7 inches).||P255/70 R18 (18 inches aluminum wheels).|
|Outer Banks||All-terrain tires (32 or 32.1 inches).||LT315/70 R17 (17 inches aluminum wheels).|
|Wildtrak||Mud-terrain or all-terrain tires (35 or 34.3 inches).||LT285/70 R17 (17 inches aluminum wheels).|
|Badlands||All-terrain tires (33 or 32.8 inches).||LT315/70 R17 (17 inches aluminum wheels).|
|Sasquatch Package||All-terrain tires (35 or 34.3 inches).||The tires will come equipped with LT315/70 R17 (17 inches aluminum wheels).|
|First Edition||There will only be 3500 First Edition Broncos made. They will come standard with the Sasquatch package. That is, mud-terrain or all-terrain tires (depending on your dealer), 34.3 inches or 35-inch tires.||17 inches beadlock forged wheels or 17 inches aluminum gloss black.|
|Bronco Raptor||All-terrain tires (37 or 37.0 to true 37 inches).||315/70 R17 (17 inches Dog-Dish aluminum wheels).|
|Everglades||Mud-terrain tires (35 or 34.3 inches).||315/70 R17 (17 inches carbonized).|
|Heritage Limited Edition||Mud-terrain tires (35 or 34.3 inches).||P255/75 R17 (17 inches aluminum wheels).|
Wheel Weight, Wheel Size, and Offset
This list gives you all the information you need to know about the Ford Bronco (6th generation) offset, wheel size, and weight. Knowing your tire size is essential but it is not all that you should know.
Being aware of your Bronco’s wheel weight, wheel size, and offset will give a better understanding of stance and tire rubbing issues. It is also a great way to ensure vehicle safety and performance.
|Wheels||Wheel Weight||Wheel Size||Offset|
|Carbonized Aluminium Wheels (grey-painted and 17 inches long).||17X8.||35.5 lbs.||55mm offset. |
|Bright Machined Aluminium Wheels (black high gloss painted and 18 inches long).||18X7.5.||37 lbs.||55mm offset.|
|High gloss painted aluminum wheels in black (17 inches long)||17X8.5.||37 lbs.||30mm offset.|
|Steel wheels (steelies and 16 inches long).||16X7.||22 lbs.||55mm offset.|
|Steel wheels (steelies and 17 inches long).||17X7.||31 lbs.||55mm offset.|
|High gloss painted aluminium wheels in black (17 inches long)||17X8.||35.5 lbs.||55mm offset.|
|Black or white dog dish wheels (17 inches long).||Not stated.||Not stated.||Not stated.|
Keep in mind that Black Rings, Carbonized Grey, and Warm Alloy share the same wheel specifications.
What do the Letters and Numbers in the Tire Size Chart Mean?
From the 2022 Ford Bronco tire size chart, you can see certain letters under the wheel size. This immediately tells us that the tire sizes on the Bronco models are in a metric format. This means that the Bronco tires are in LT metric and P metric sizing.
Surely that does not give us as much information as we need so let us take a closer look. The letter P on the size comparison chart lets us know that the tire is built for passenger car use. P-designed tires are made to carry less load than LT-designed tires.
So, a P tire is perfect for Bronco owners who will not be carrying or towing heavy loads. These types of tires have a less aggressive tread pattern and provide a better ride. They are a lot quiet than Lt tires and their design allows for better fuel economy.
The LT-designed tires stand for Light Truck and they are the perfect option for off-roading adventures. These tires are made to carry heavier loads than the P tires, are a little bit noisier, and do not assure great comfort or fuel economy.
It is advisable to move with a higher air pressure if you are carrying heavy loads with LT-designed tires. They have a deeper tread pattern and stiffer composition than the P tires but will handle off-road use better.
The numbers, on the other hand, tell us the size of a tire in overall height, width, and sidewall height. They refer to the tire’s overall height, giving us measurements of the width, height, and more.
For example, the Sasquatch package on the chart shows us LT315/70 R17. LT tells us that it is a great choice for off-road use (Light Truck specs). 315 tells us that the tread of the tire is 31.5 centimeters or 315 millimeters wide.
70 is the aspect ratio of the tire. The aspect ratio helps us to know our tire and wheel combination’s overall height. 70 is the tire’s width percentage so the sidewall height will be 70% of 315. This is because the Sasquatch tire’s width is 315mm.
Lastly, the R refers to the tire’s radial construction and 17 refers to the rim size or wheel size the tire is made for in inches.
Brands of Tires That are Perfect for Your Bronco
Now that you know all about the different Ford Bronco tire options, let’s look at the different tire brands that are suitable for your vehicle (front and rear options). The sixth generation Bronco has seven sub-models and each trim comes with a specific tread and brand type.
- Bronco Raptor: BF Goodrich All-Terrain (37×12.5 R17) T/A KO2.
- First Edition: Goodyear Territory (315/70 R17) Mud-Terrain M/T.
- Base Model: Bridgestone Dueler H/T (255/70 R16) All-Season A/S.
- Big Bend: Bridgestone Dueler A/T RH-S (255/75 R17) All-Terrain A/T.
- Outer Banks: Bridgestone Dueler A/T RH-S (255/70 R18) All-Terrain A/T.
- Badlands: Goodyear Territory Mud-Terrain M/T and BF Goodrich KO2 All-Terrain A/T (285/70 R17).
- Black Diamond: General Grabber A/Tx (265/70 R17) All-Terrain A/T.
- Heritage Limited Edition: Goodyear Territory (315/70 R17) Mud-Terrain M/T.
- Wildtrak: Goodyear Territory (315/70 R17) and Wrangler Duratracs occasionally.
The BF Goodrich tires are extremely long-lasting and very common among Bronco vehicles alongside Goodyears and Generals. These three brands are high-end and they make quality tires from the best rubber compounds you can find.
Ford Bronco Sasquatch Tire Size
What are the Biggest Tires You Can Put on a Model With the Sasquatch Package?
There is a common question of how big your tires can be if you have the Sasquatch package. Every Ford Bronco stock tire size varies and the latest Bronco generation has an off-road Sasquatch package. This package allows for many tire sizes.
For most Bronco non-off-roading trims with the factory Sasquatch package, you can use up to 37-inch tires. You should keep in mind though, that the tires may rub against the vehicle’s steering and suspension components in the wheel.
What are the Biggest Tires You Can Put on a Model Without the Sasquatch Package?
Almost every non-off-roading Bronco trim that does not come with the Sasquatch package can handle up to 32.8-inch tires without the need for modification. This also includes the Base Bronco model.
Also, for a non-sasquatch Bronco, a 35-inch tire will work if you take out the vehicle’s crash bars. But if you do not take them out, you will have to settle with about a 33-inch tire without modification or rubbing.
What Tire Size is Right for Ford Bronco for Off-Road Use?
If you are the type of person who loves to go on crazy off-road adventures, you need to know the perfect tire size for your Bronco. And that is the 37-inch tires which have an expected MPG of 15-18 and weigh 68.2 lbs (the BFG KO2 weight).
The Ford Bronco and the 35-inch tires are extremely suitable for each other which is why it is widely used among Bronco owners. It is a fantastic choice for off-roading. You are sure to clear more obstacles than you will with a 33-inch tire.
Since it is a considerably big tire, you can be sure that your off-road performance will be a lot better. These tires are also a popular choice because they create a balance between on-road and off-road use. You should know that the tire road noise will become louder and the MPG will be affected.
For you to use these tires, you need a suspension lift of at least 3.5 inches.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
The Ford Bronco comes with a variety of tire sizes 255/70 R18, 285/70 R18, 255/70 R16, and 315/70 R17 tires.
The Bronco Sport comes has a variety of tire sizes depending on the mode and trim level. These include 235/65 R17, 225/65 R17, and 225/60 R18 tires.
Yes, you can. Adding bigger tires on your Bronco will require some modifications but it will affect wheel horsepower.
The 2021 Bronco Sasquatch package uses Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac and the 2022 comes with Goodyear Authority.
This concludes all you need to know about Ford Bronco tire sizes. There may be other questions apart from the ones written above like is a 295 tire the same as a 33? To answer that question, the former is slightly bigger than the former.
Make sure to read through our article for more information on Ford Bronco tire sizes and what they are suitable for.