Get Your Bronco Faster: Commodity Ordering Tips for 22MY February Scheduling
Ford sent out a dealer communication today: While production volumes will continue to increase into February, there are ways to improve odds of being scheduled within that month. Ford says customers may want to remove these constrained items from their order and install them later:
1. Trailer Tow
If you’d like to DIY the tow package with Ford-authorized parts, see our How-To on ordering and installing the option yourself. Parts are comparable in cost to the $595 factory price. The difference here: Factory comes with a 4-pin/7-pin wiring harness prewire, while there is just a 4-pin available on accessories.ford.com currently. However, accessories.ford.com has the trailer brake controller not included with the factory tow package.
2. MIC Hard Top
If you have a 4-door on order and are not committed to owning a hard top immediately (or at all), switch to the soft top w/ prep package. Many customers who have done so have reported receiving a VIN after. Ford will offer hard tops separately, but likely not until 2023. Price has not yet been named, but they will cost more than the $695 factory price.
3. Paint Protection Film
If you’d like to avoid this commodity constraint, Ford has an alternative to the $295 factory option, available here on accessories.ford.com starting at $399.
From where we’ve been until now, as Bronco Nation community member @Cable Guy puts it: “I’ll take this as positive news. This list is considerably SHORTER than in the past. Hopefully this means fewer critical path items and more build can get through.”