How Much Does an Early Bronco Weigh?

At Kincer Chassis, we’ve had the opportunity to weigh several Early Broncos and found that the average weight ranges between 3850 lbs. to 4800 lbs. But what contributes to how much an Early Bronco weighs? Let’s find out.

How Much Does an Early Bronco Weigh?

What Weighs the Most?

Unsurprisingly, wheels and tires contribute significantly to the weight of a Bronco. However, other factors include the type of frame series, drivetrain, bumpers, the presence of a top, tire carrier or cage, body lift, suspension lift, and fuel level.

Wheels and Tires:

The choice of wheel and tire size can significantly affect the overall weight. Larger, more aggressive tires and larger steel wheels will weigh more, contributing to the overall weight of the vehicle.

Choice of wheel and tire size can affect the weight of your Bronco


The type of bumpers, especially if they include a winch or other accessories, can add to the weight. We’ve seen some pretty awesome plate steel bumpers that added a lot of weight to the vehicle but they were well-built and well worth the added weight.


The type of top (soft vs. hard), and the presence of a roof rack, can also add weight. In our heaviest Bronco, the hard top with a roof rack was a notable contributor. If you’re an overlander, then the rooftop tent can also add to the weight.


Heavier engines and transmission systems will also contribute to the overall weight.

Lightest Bronco We Weighed at Kincer Chassis Weight Test

The Data: Lightest to Heaviest Classic Broncos

We weighed four early Broncos that were in our shop, each with different configurations, and the results are below. The weights ranged from 3,850 lbs to 4,774 lbs. You can see the specifications and weights for the lightest and heaviest Broncos in our study:

The Lightest Bronco We Weighed

The lightest Bronco we weighed came in at 3840lbs. Here are the specifications

  • Frame Series: OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer)
  • Drivetrain (Engine, Trans, T-case): 2.3L Ecoboost, 10R80, FR T-case
  • Bumpers: Stock Front and Rear
  • Top: Hardtop
  • Tire Carrier: No
  • Cage: No
  • Wheel/Tire Size: 305/70 R16
  • Body Lift: 2
  • Nominal Lift: 0
  • Fuel Level: 3/4 Tank
  • Front Right Weight: 1021lb
  • Front Left Weight: 1002lb
  • Rear Right Weight: 902lb
  • Rear Left Weight: 915lb

This Bronco also had a floor-to-front wheel well measurement of 38.375 inches, a cut rear wheel well, and a height of 77 inches at the hardtop’s highest point.

Heaviest Bronco We Weighed at Kincer Chassis Weight Test

The Heaviest Bronco We Weighed

On the other end of the scale, the heaviest vintage Bronco we weighed was a hefty 4774lbs. Here are its specifications:

  • Frame Series: Freeway Series by Kincer Chassis
  • Drivetrain (Engine, Trans, T-case): R2.8 6R80 Atlas
  • Bumpers: Plate Steel w/winch
  • Top: Hardtop with roof rack
  • Tire Carrier: No
  • Cage: Yes (Krawlers Edge Sport Cage)
  • Wheel/Tire Size: 285/75 R17
  • Body Lift: 2
  • Nominal Lift: 2.5
  • Fuel Level: 9/16 Tank
  • Front Right Weight: 1354lb
  • Front Left Weight: 1401lb
  • Rear Right Weight: 993lb
  • Rear Left Weight: 1026lb

This Classic Bronco had a floor-to-front wheel well measurement of 40.125 inches, a cut rear wheel well, and a height of 78 inches at the hardtop’s highest point and 83.5 inches at the roof rack’s highest point.

Conclusion On Early Bronco Weight

As you can see, the weight of an early Bronco can vary quite significantly based on its specifications and modifications. Whether you’re planning a restoration project or just curious about your own Bronco’s weight, we hope this information helps you gain a better understanding of what factors into the weight of these iconic vehicles.

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