Ford claims the upgrade brings an additional 30 horses at 5,000 rpm, with 430 hp (peak power) produced at 6,000 rpm. The torque figure benefits too, with an additional 25-35 lb-ft arriving between 2,000-4,000 rpm. That will certainly come in handy when passing slower-moving traffic on the highway. Peak torque is now rated at 467 lb-ft and kicks in at 3,500 rpm.
As with the Bronco, the part is available in both Canada and the United States, with the exception of California. Unfortunately, the upgrade cannot be legally used or registered in the Golden State. While that’s a shame, customers in the remaining 49 states can rest in the fact that the Explorer’s reliability should remain unaffected.