GOT A 2020+ EXPLORER 2.3L ECOBOOST?
AREAS WE ADDRESS
Fuel tables are modified for either better economy or all-out performance. Depending on your needs is how most tables are set up. We have noticed on the 2020+ Explorer 2.3L that the fueling tables are a little rich in their strategies in stock condition and have moderate delay timers set before allowing additional fuel at WOT. However, some fueling delays are ok as they help with the economy.
Can be increased in most RPM areas for improved Torque and HP. Running a higher octane fuel will net more power and economy from some timing/spark advancement. However, with a 2.3L EB even running 87 Octane fuel can yield some respectable gains in power and torque over stock with the use of no additional timing advance (aka factory tables). The knock sensors and strategy we leave in place just like factory on the 2.3L EB are very good in that they can advance and retard timing while you drive. For best-delivered timing to achieve best power and torque a good quality fuel is needed like 90-94 octane.
The 10 speed transmission that comes standard with the Explorer is a big improvement in driver controls over prior 6 speed transmissions. However, there are still some significant benefits to be had re-calibrating normal daily shift strategies. With the Raptor having many modes, we will just talk about the 2 most used modes here.
DAILY MODE We have noticed that while in normal everyday mode that the transmission will move into 8th,9th, 10th gears really quickly around town with speeds as low as 42 mph this really lugs the engine and when trying to accelerate there is a pretty good delay to build boost and either downshift or accelerate. Also Ford is skip shifting in normal mode as well. We can correct this by moving some shift strategies patterns around in all gears. Our calibrations will have emphasis on shifting at the right mph and rpm as to take advantage of the low torque that is available from the 2.3L EB engine, while maintaining great fuel economy and power to accelerate when needed.
SPORT Mode is a fun mode in factory form but does not have much use in a daily drive except wide open throttle. We have an enhance shift pattern that allows you to take advantage of this sport mode to make use of it during your daily drive when you want both sport and fun with keeping some of your drive ability in mind. Upper gears 8th, 9th, 10th are much more driver friendly after tuning being able to get into these gears at an except-able MPH is key.
At the time of your order if your ECU strategy code is known, we will send your tuner loaded with tunes on your selected tuner. If this information is not known at the time your order is placed you will be provided a blank tuner to acquire the needed vehicle information.
Where do I find my ECU Strategy Code?
If using an SCT or Bully Dog Device: On your device under vehicle information, you will find your ECU Strategy Code. An example of an ECU Strategy Code is PKRK0R2.
Note: If your vehicle is a 2015+ we will also need your ECU SWPN (HL3A-14C204-BPH). For diesel applications we will also need your TCU Strategy (TPCL0HH) and TCU SWPN (HL3A-14C337-HH) in addition to your ECU Strategy and ECU SWPN.
Custom calibrations allow for many choices when it comes to tuning your vehicle. 5 Star Tuning will be offering these popular choices for the new Explorer.
These enhanced calibrations can increase economy and are completely safe to tow/haul your vehicles manufactured recommend weight rating in any mode.
Enhanced Safe Power – Great Drive Ability – Good Economy is our goals with all of our custom maps.
Calibrations will enhance some if not all of these areas depending on Map/Tune developed.
● drive by wire
● grill shutters
● cold/hot start idle
● idle drive
● variable cam
● shifting sport mode
● converter sport mode
● shifting normal mode
● converter normal mode
● shifting Tow/Haul mode
● converter Tow/Haul mode
● cruise/speed control
● variable speed fan
● speed limiters
● tire size
● axle ratio
CALIBRATIONS that are available for the 2020+ Explorer ST are:
85 Daily Street-Tow
86 Daily Street-Tow
87 Daily Street-Tow
88 Daily Street-Tow
89 Daily Street-Tow
90 Daily Street-Tow
91 Daily Street-Tow
92 Daily Street-Tow
93 Daily Street-Tow
94 Daily Street-Tow
Note: Performance/Tow you can tow Fords recommended weight rating.
Performance Tunes are not recommended for towing.