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2020 Ford Explorer ST | Finally, a Real Performance SUV from Ford

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  1. CobraBob

    CobraBob Authorized Vendor Premium Member Established Member

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    Good question, Kaz. From what I've read and heard, it's simply Ford's attempt to keep the chromed exhaust tips looking clean. I guess it's too much to expect that owners will periodically clean the lip. :rolleyes:
     
  2. Merlin77

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    Explorers are a lot different now, but the new ones I have been in are so good on the highway.
     
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    Digging the longitudinal drive train. That aside totally underwhelming.
     
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    Wonder how this will compete with the Mach E
     
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    Test drove one a couple weeks back and loved it - will definitely be replacing my '14 Sport soon. The new chassis and suspension is so much better, and the 2.7/3.0 ecoboost engine(s) are beasts. Sure the touch screen is a bit goofy, but once you play with it and realize how much easier it is to use (and see), it's not a big deal. The exhaust tips are also designed the way they are for a good reason, but for the complainers, Borla can fill those needs. Will also be nice when Ford Performance comes out with a ProCal for it, especially if there are no warranty issues.

    Just to compare, priced out a Durango SRT will similar options, and it's $10-$15K more - easily. No thanks. With some of the deals that will coming soon, it will be a cinch to get one of these below $50K with the Tech and Street packs (must-have's for sure). It's definitely a great bang-for-the-buck. Not even remotely close to being a Millenial, but will be glad to have one of these in my driveway soon.

    As a bonus, this will be a fun perk to take advantage of: ST SUV Experience – Ford Performance Racing School
     
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  6. Livernois Motorsports

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    The 2020 Explorer ST is an extremely promising platform! With limited time on the dyno we actually managed to squeeze over 400 WHP out of one using an E30 fuel mixture. We hope to get our hands on another soon, so that we can continue to research and develop some performance parts. Check out the video in the link to see what we can do for your 2020 Explorer ST!

     
  7. SID297

    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

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    Not bad for a 3.0.
     
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  8. CobraBob

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    What are your new plans for the Edge ST?
     
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    We don't have any major plans in motion for the 2019+ Edge ST, just yet. As of now, our only offering for the Edge ST is our multitude of tuning options. Below is the dyno from the original tune we developed using 93 Octane. We do hope to develop something in the near future, but don't have a timeline because we don't have an Edge ST readily available for R&D.


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  10. SID297

    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

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    Does the ST seem a bit more detuned than the old Edge Sport?
     
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    Not necessarily, in fact we noticed the opposite.
    The Edge Sport with just a 93 octane tune had gains in the neighborhood of over 100whp, which is insane for a tune! When it comes to "bang for the buck" the Edge Sport remains undefeated.
     
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    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

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    I think I worded that improperly. What I was trying to ask is does the ST have less potential than the Sport? And if so, what is holding it back?
     
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    Good article and info...
     
  14. Livernois Motorsports

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    Ahh, I see. I would be willing to bet the ST has more potential than the Sport , since it came from the factory with a bit more power.
     
  15. CobraBob

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    100+whp gain with the 93 octane tune? With your Livernois tuner? I had a Livernois tuner and with the 93 octane tune that is almost double what you advertised for my '16 Edge Sport. Is there a radically new tune for the Sport?
     
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    There is a good chance that you may be running an older tune, as these gains were achieved through revision. Do you have your device serial number handy?

    Below is the Dyno Graph from the 93 octane tune on a 2017 Edge Sport.





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  17. CobraBob

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    I no longer have my '16 Edge Sport. I sold the tuner last summer. Hopefully the new owner will check with you folks for revisions. You don't notify owners of the Livernois Tuner about tune revisions? If not, you should IMO, because a horsepower gain of that amount with a revision would be big news to a Tuner owner. I, personally, would have jumped on a revision of that magnitude.
     
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    damn, you guys are making me want to trade my 16 Sport in, but Im lining up an F150 this go around i think.
     

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