Got A 2013+ Explorer Sport EcoBoost?
AREAS WE ADDRESS
The Explorer Sport 3.5L to suffers from poor throttle response low to mid throttle. By correcting this issue and a few others; improvements will be much better throttle response, step on go pedal, vehicle will respond quicker… this DBW system is a torque driven system, it works by taking a certain amount of torque via engine and wheel and applies it to what the driver foot say it needs; a better way to explain it is its a torque limiter. It only allows so much torque at a given pedal position. Stock tables are conservative and numb at best and that’s why one would feel some times a lag or a goofy pedal with DBW systems. For a 3.5L V6 this is one of the most critical areas that must be addressed and modified to generate more torque/hp and throttle response. By reworking the OEM strategies makes your 3.5L V6 come to life!
In all Explorer Sport 3.5L V6 vehicles the Torque Converter strategies can be reworked to lock up sooner and stay locked longer at light cruising speeds to also help with economy… A locked converter is power to the ground.
The 6 speed transmission that comes standard with the Explorer Sport 3.5L V6 is a big improvement in driver controls over previous 4 & 5 speed transmissions. However, there are still some benefits to be had re-calibrating normal daily shift strategies.
Shift pressures can be increased and slip timers can be decreased to help keep trans temperatures down and give the vehicle a better overall feel. In a Explorer Sport 3.5L V6 shifts are quick and firm most of the delay between shifts are eliminated when using custom tunes.
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.
If using an HP nGauge: Plug your nGauge into the OBD2 port the vehicle you intend to tune. Use the menu on your device to select TUNING, then proceed to select the PCM type and choose READ VEHICLE. Upon selecting “read” you will see a variety of vehicle options. Select your application vehicle such as: “2017 F150 Ecoboost 3.5L GTDI V6: PCM + TCM” “TC-277A 4M+TCM.”
If using an Diablo inTune or Trinity: For Diablo InTune & Trinity devices please follow the steps included with your device to acquire your stock upload file and last tune written file. The stock file will end in .frg and .grg and will include your needed vehicle information.
Our Custom calibrated tuned devices for the Explorer Sport 3.5L V6 EcoBoost will come with 5 Enhanced Calibrations. These enhanced calibrations can increase economy and are completely safe to drive on a daily basis.
Our approach when tuning an Explorer Sport is that this motor is “NOT” in a truck chassis and on an Explorer Sport chassis, axle shafts and all wheel drive systems need to be taking into consideration when tuning for max reliable safe power. Our custom maps will also maintain that Luxury drive for drive ability. Drive easy and soft and the vehicle with be nice and smooth just like factory and get into throttle and feel the power and torque come on very smooth.
Calibrations will enhance some if not all of these areas depending on Map/Tune developed.
● drive by wire
● cold/hot start idle
● idle drive
● variable cam
● shifting normal mode
● converter normal mode
● variable speed fan
● speed limiters
● tire size
CALIBRATIONS that are available for the Explorer Sport 3.5L V6 EcoBoost are:
Performance tune focus on power and enhanced driving experience; while Economy tunes focus on efficiency city/suburb driving. [stk/eco tune max boost 9-10 psi] — [87/89 performance tune max boost 13-14 psi] — [91/93 performance tunes max boost 15-16 psi]
87 Octane Performance
89 Octane Performance
91 Octane Performance
93 Octane Performance
87 Octane Economy
89 Octane Economy
91 Octane Economy
93 Octane Economy