Category Archives: Ford Bronco 2.3L Performance Intake, 2021+

Wild Breath – 2021+ Ford Bronco 2.3L Performance Intake Kit R&D, Part 5 – 2.3L Production Sample

There’s a beauty in simplicity, especially in the automotive realm. In an age where cars practically pilot themselves, the lack of features and frills puts some character back into the driving experience. Our 2.3L Bronco is a prime example of this. Sporting almost no options from the factory other than standard equipment, this baby Bronco left enough of an impression on us here that it’s one of the few vehicles in Mishimoto history to be given a name. Pedro looks great in steel wheels, but this plucky off-roader is still a blank canvas for plenty more modification. 

Wild Breath – 2021+ Ford Bronco 2.3L/2.7L Performance Intake R&D, Part 4 – Airbox Production Sample

Compromise is all about finding balance. From the design studio to the streets, these Broncos have had to compromise on a few topics to make them adequate on the pavement and functional once that asphalt runs out. One of the main topics of contention between the punchy 2.3L and 2.7L workhorse is the airbox for both intake systems. While both parties have reached an agreement, for now, some renegotiation is in order, and we're here to mediate. 

Looking back to our first post, Ford opted to share the intake system's airbox between the four and … Continue Reading ››

Wild Breath – 2021+ Ford Bronco 2.3L/2.7L Performance Air Intake R&D, Part 2 – 2.3L Design Plans

Compromise is a common thread through the Bronco fleet. These towering off-roaders are destined for the great outdoors but will likely spend most of their time cruising America’s interstates. Compromises continue with the shared components between the different engine options found under the Bronco’s hood, which means meeting in the middle in terms of performance. While these trucks aren’t necessarily built for speed, that doesn’t mean they can’t be turned into speed demons.

Intakes are always the first step toward changing the demeanor of your vehicle, with the 2.3L Bronco being no exception. As we … Continue Reading ››

Wild Breath – 2021+ Ford Bronco 2.3L/2.7L Performance Air Intake R&D, Part 1 – Stock Review and Airbox Design Plans

Just like the wild horses these trucks take their name from, every Ford Bronco is equipped with a "go anywhere, do anything" attitude from the factory. No matter which engine is cradled under the hood, each Bronco is more than well equipped for a life of automotive freedom. However, for those serious overlanders lugging heavy recovery or camping equipment or those just looking for some extra shove back in their seat, some more power is needed. The intake system is the best place to start on your expedition for additional power. 

Typically, when a manufacturer … Continue Reading ››