The Ford Bronco Raptor is the beast of the offroad machine we have all been waiting for since the 6th generation Bronco was reintroduced. With its 418hp 3.0L twin turbo Ecoboost engine, this is screaming to be touched and unleash its hidden potential. With an entire line of Plug and Play tuning box kits available for turbocharged cars, trucks, and SUVs, one of VR Tuned most successful sales product has been for the Ford Bronco 2.7L Ecoboost. Well now its time for the Bronco Raptor 3.0L Ecoboost to choice in with the gains!

Being lucky enough to have the Ford Bronco Raptor here at Vivid Racing, we were able to strap this thing down to our Mustang Dyno and see what it made stock. Once we got our baseline test of around 334 rear wheel horsepower, we could start the development of the tuning box map. The tuning boxes are universal and get preprogrammed to the customers vehicle before they are shipped. And the harness for the Ford Bronco Raptor is one already available as its used in the Bronco 2.7L as well as the Ford F-150 3.5L Ecoboost engine. Connecting the harness to the Manifold Pressure and Boost Pressure sensor is all it takes to bring this live. The sensors are very easy to access with one being right in front of the throttle body and the other just under the intake tube that goes across the top of the engine. With a 10mm socket just remove a metal bracket to gain access to this sensor.

Utilizing our logging device we were able to test different settings of some base maps that are then preset for the tuning box to be in a safe range for 91-93 octane. Once we were happy with the tweaks made, we were able to complete our after runs to compare to our baseline test. Using setting 6 on the tuning box which is preferred, we saw some pretty strong gains throughout the entire midrange. Both horsepower and torque picked up about 50 to the wheels (70-80 to the crank). Power can be measured to the crank which is standard HP or to the wheels which is RWHP. Dyno graphs will show RWHP. So when Ford says the vehicle makes 418HP, in actuality, on our Mustang Dyno with 91octane and our warm ambient temperature of 90F here in Arizona, we saw about a 20% drivetrain loss giving 334rwhp. But with the tuning box we achieved about 380rwhp. That puts this Bronco Raptor at 480HP to the crank!

The tuning box found a neat home to be mounted right behind the passenger side intake box. Because this is a plug and play device, it can easily be removed for major warranty purposes should you choose to do so. There is not trace or record to the ECU since we are not altering the ECU parameters directly. The best part is the entire kit is Bluetooth operated via an IOS or Android app.

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Dan Mermelstein - Co-Owner, Blogger, Porsche Enthusiast, VRTuned Marketing and Technical Support. Available to make your car faster!

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