Ford has a lot going for it at the moment. The arrival of the S650 Mustang has made a big splash. The Ford Bronco remains in high demand and is coming out with new Heritage Editions of both the Bronco and Bronco sport. Ford also just announced the new 2024 Super Duty lineup earlier this month as well. Not to be forgotten, the quick and versatile Ford Explorer ST can also be officially upgraded for less than $1,000.
Ford Explorer ST Performance Calibration Tune
The 2020-2022 Ford Explorer ST Performance Calibration for the 3.0L EcoBoost V6 has recently been added to the Ford Performance catalog. It’s important to note that the Explorer ST is no slouch by any means, as straight from the factory it puts out a commendable 400 horsepower and 415 lb-ft of torque. It’s no Durango 392, but it’s a solid buy for a vehicle with a starting price less than $50,000 ($49,260 USD).
According to the listing on the Ford Performance website, the $825 upgrade will boost engine output by 30 horsepower and provide peak torque of 467 lb-ft at 3,500 rpm using premium gas only. The calibration upgrade is also only 49-state available for 2022 model year vehicles. The state of California won’t be seeing this upgrade on the roads unless it comes from an out of state visitor. Because the governing regime of California hates ICE vehicles.
The purchase also includes a ProCal-4 delivery tool, a $495 value. The tool is necessary to implement the upgrade but doesn’t house the calibration software. The upgrade software itself is downloaded after registering with Ford Performance online. The calibration can be done individually via the instruction manual that comes with purchase, however the upgrade is only warrantied for three years (or 36,000 miles) if installed by a Ford dealer or ASE/Red Seal certified technician.