2020 Ford Explorer ST Performance Upgrades


Welcome to AED Racing, the epicenter of Ford performance and modification. Our passion is to transform your 2020 Ford Explorer ST into a powerhouse, capable of leaving a lasting impression both on the road and the track. With over two decades of expertise in the Ford racing community, we’ve curated and developed a range of 2020 Ford Explorer ST performance upgrades that cater to every kind of enthusiast. Whether you’re seeking to enhance your daily drive or dominate the race track, we’re here with the knowledge and the parts to make it happen.

2020 Ford Explorer ST Performance Upgrades

Induction and Exhaust Upgrades

One of the first steps to unlocking the full potential of your Explorer ST is upgrading the intake and exhaust systems. These enhancements not only improve airflow to and from the engine but also add a satisfying growl that turns heads. Our selection includes high-flow cold air intakes and performance exhaust systems designed specifically for the 2020 Explorer ST. These upgrades are not just about sound and fury–they significantly contribute to increased horsepower and torque, making your ST feel like a brand-new beast.

Tuning and Calibration

With today’s advanced vehicle technologies, the power of tuning cannot be overstated. Custom ECU tuning can unlock the full potential of your Explorer ST, optimizing the air/fuel ratio, improving throttle response, and increasing overall performance. At AED Racing, we provide custom tuning services that are tailored to the specific modifications of your vehicle. This bespoke approach ensures you get the most out of each upgrade, providing a driving experience that is uniquely exhilarating.

Suspension Upgrades

Improving your Explorer ST’s handling is crucial for those looking to enjoy a spirited drive or tackle the track. We offer a variety of suspension upgrades, from lowering springs that reduce body roll and improve aesthetics to adjustable coil-over systems that let you dial in the perfect setup for any situation. Upgrading your suspension not only enhances cornering capabilities but also improves the overall stance of your vehicle, giving it a more aggressive look.

For those who push their vehicles to the limit, we also recommend upgrading to performance sway bars and chassis braces. These additions further reduce body roll and improve the structural rigidity of your vehicle, allowing for sharper, more precise handling.

Braking System Overhaul

No performance upgrade list would be complete without addressing the brakes. Upgrading your braking system is essential for safely handling the increased power and speed of your modified Explorer ST. We offer high-performance brake kits that include larger rotors, upgraded calipers, and high-friction brake pads, significantly improving your stopping power and reducing fade during spirited driving or on track days.

A proper braking system isn’t just about stopping quicker–it’s about providing you with the confidence to push your vehicle harder, knowing you have the stopping power to handle it safely.

Performance Cooling Systems

As you start to increase the power output of your 2020 Ford Explorer ST, maintaining optimal engine temperatures becomes critical. High-performance cooling systems, including upgraded radiators, oil coolers, and transmission coolers, are designed to keep temperatures in check during intense driving conditions. These upgrades are especially important for those looking to take their Explorer ST on long spirited drives or into the competitive environment of a racetrack.

Tyres and Wheels

Upgrading your tyres and wheels is not only a surefire way to improve the aesthetics of your Explorer ST but also its grip and handling. Selecting the right set of performance tyres and lightweight wheels can drastically affect your vehicle’s responsiveness, cornering, and braking capabilities. At AED Racing, we assist our customers in choosing the optimal wheel and tyre setup to match their driving style and performance goals.

Aesthetic Enhancements

Performance is not just felt–it’s also seen. To complement the mechanical upgrades, we offer a range of aesthetic enhancements that make your Explorer ST stand out. From custom body kits and spoilers that reduce drag and increase downforce, to LED lighting upgrades that give a modern touch, we help you personalize your vehicle to reflect your unique style.

Why Choose AED Racing?

At AED Racing, we believe in a holistic approach to vehicle performance. It’s not just about making your 2020 Ford Explorer ST faster or look better, but transforming it into a vehicle that excites you every time you get behind the wheel. Our team of experienced professionals is driven by a passion for Ford performance, ensuring that every upgrade meets our high standards of quality and performance.

With our deep understanding of modern Ford performance, we’re not just a supplier of parts; we’re your partners in performance. By choosing AED Racing for your 2020 Ford Explorer ST performance upgrades, you’re tapping into decades of expertise and a commitment to excellence that is unmatched in the Ford racing community.

Let us help you unleash the true potential of your Explorer ST, creating a driving experience that is truly exhilarating. For those looking to take their vehicle to the next level, AED Racing is the destination for all things Ford performance.

Performance Cooling Systems

Why Should I Upgrade My 2020 Ford Explorer ST’s Intake and Exhaust Systems?

Let’s dive straight into it. The heart of your Explorer ST, the engine, is essentially a big air pump. It’s all about moving air in and out as efficiently as possible. Upgrading the intake and exhaust systems enhances this airflow, leading to better combustion and, ultimately, more power. Think of it as allowing your Explorer to breathe freely, maximizing its performance potential. Plus, there’s that irresistible growl you get with a high-performance exhaust system, which, believe me, is quite a head-turner.

Imagine pushing your ST a bit harder on an open road and hearing that deep, powerful sound–it’s not just about performance; it’s about the experience. And from a technical standpoint, these upgrades can significantly improve horsepower and torque, giving you that extra edge whether you’re on the daily commute or taking a spirited drive down the coast.

Is Custom ECU Tuning Really Necessary After Modifying My Vehicle?

Absolutely, and here’s why: when you modify any part of your vehicle’s intake, exhaust, or even suspension, you’re changing the way it performs. The factory settings on your ECU (Engine Control Unit) were designed for the original specifications of your vehicle. Custom ECU tuning adjusts those settings to match your modifications, ensuring everything works in harmony.

Think of it like this: you’ve just given your Explorer ST a new pair of lungs with that intake and exhaust upgrade. Now, custom tuning is like teaching it how to use those lungs to their full potential. It’s about refining and optimizing every aspect of its performance, from throttle response to fuel efficiency. Plus, it ensures reliability–something we all care deeply about, especially when pushing our vehicles to new limits.

How Do Suspension Upgrades Enhance Driving Experience?

Upgrading your suspension is like giving your Explorer ST a new set of legs–stronger, more capable, and ready to take on whatever the road throws at you. It’s not just about lowering your car for a more aggressive stance; it’s about fine-tuning how it handles the road. Lowering springs and coil-overs can reduce body roll, improve cornering, and even enhance the look of your vehicle. But there’s more to it.

Adjustable systems allow you to dial in the perfect setup for your driving style and conditions, whether it’s a day at the track or a leisurely drive through the mountains. Plus, performance sway bars and chassis braces solidify everything, reducing flex and ensuring that your Explorer ST reacts precisely to your inputs. It’s a transformation that you can feel every time you get behind the wheel–a tighter, more responsive ride that makes driving an absolute joy.

Why is Upgrading the Braking System Crucial for Performance Vehicles?

When you add power, you need to add control. Upgrading your braking system is about enhancing your vehicle’s safety, not just its performance. High-performance brake kits are engineered to handle the increased speeds and demands of a modified vehicle, offering shorter stopping distances, improved pedal feel, and reduced fade under heavy use.

Imagine descending a steep mountain road or closing in fast on a sharp turn on the track. That’s when the difference between stock and upgraded brakes becomes not just evident, but crucial. And it’s not about stopping on a dime; it’s about the confidence to push your Explorer ST further, knowing you have the stopping power to back up its performance. Upgrading your brakes transforms your vehicle’s capabilities, making every drive safer and more enjoyable.

How Critical are Performance Cooling Systems in Modified Cars?

As you push your 2020 Ford Explorer ST to higher levels of performance, heat becomes your number one enemy. High-performance cooling systems are designed to keep that enemy at bay, ensuring your engine runs at optimal temperatures, no matter the conditions. It’s like having a personal cooler for your engine, protecting it from the dangers of overheating, especially under strenuous conditions like racing or spirited driving.

An upgraded radiator, oil cooler, and transmission cooler work together to maintain lower temperatures, vastly improving your vehicle’s reliability and longevity. Think about taking your upgraded ST for a long, hard drive on a hot summer day. With a performance cooling system in place, you can enjoy the journey without worrying about pushing your vehicle too hard. It’s about peace of mind, knowing your car can handle whatever you throw at it.

How Do I Choose the Right Tyres and Wheels for My Explorer ST?

Choosing the right tyres and wheels is about finding the perfect balance between form and function. It’s not just about the aesthetics–though, let’s be honest, that’s a big part of it. Performance tyres and lightweight wheels can dramatically improve your vehicle’s handling, acceleration, and even fuel efficiency.

The key is to consider your driving habits and what you want to achieve. Are you looking for better grip on the track? More comfortable ride quality for daily driving? Or maybe you’re aiming for that perfect look to complement your vehicle’s upgraded stance. Whatever your goals, it’s about matching the wheel and tyre setup to your specific needs, ensuring you get not only a great-looking vehicle but one that performs at its peak. Remember, it’s an investment in both your vehicle’s capabilities and its identity on the road.


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