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2020 Ford Explorer ST Tuned By 5 Star Is Fast: Video

One of the coolest SUVs that Ford offers for shoppers who want performance, but need room to haul people and stuff is the 2020 Ford Explorer ST. The 2020 Ford Explorer ST comes from the factory with a 3.0-liter EcoBoost V6 that makes 400 horsepower and 415 pound-feet of torque. Back in August, the gang over at 5 Star Turning took a 2020 Ford Explorer ST and tuned the beast to get 412 horsepower at the wheels.

We wondered at the time what the 2020 Ford Explorer ST would be able to run at the drag strip. The 5 Star guys appear to have taken the same Explorer ST that they tuned last month to the track and the big SUV runs some nice times down the 1320.

5 Star has a video of the Explorer ST in action running down the strip, and it puts in a 12.4251 at 109.46 mph. That’s not a quarter-mile time that will beat some of the sports cars out there. However, considering this is a big and sporty people mover, the time is impressive. One thing we don’t know about the Explorer ST that 5 Star Tuning massaged is what the SUV ran down at the track before the tune.

We see from the video that the Explorer ST launches impressively and hooks up well. We also don’t know if this is the same street fuel tune that we saw back in August. It’s nice that Ford makes their engines and transmissions strong enough that someone inclined to take an SUV not meant for the drag strip out to the strip can do it with low odds of breaking it.

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Shane is a car guy with a fondness for Mustangs and off-roading.

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  1. Kenneth Vradenburg

    I’ll still give you a $1.50 for one and that’s pushing it anything below an 85 is better

  2. AaronH

    That performance is incredible, but I would stay away from Explorers. Significant galvanic corrosion problems and Ford has not stood behind their product (speaking from first hand experience). Not much value if the paint peels off after 3 or 4 years.

  3. Joseph cameron

    I have a 2000 model v8 ford explorer Eddie bower I paid almost nothing for it I pull a trailer every day. I have worked on it a bit. Like front end and waterpump . But for whet I put my vehicle threw it’s remarkable it’s still running. The 302 holds it own and the transmission is unbelievable the punishment I put it threw. This ford is one I will never forget it has feed my family for awhile. Thank you ford for your great automobile.

  4. Leslie Wilson

    Explorers can do no wrong in my estimation. My first one I owned for 22 years with over 250k miles. It still ran when I purchased my second one. I love it.

  5. Thomas Brace

    My red 2005 Explorer has 253,000 and still going strong. V8 gets up to 20mpg and can pull 5 tons of trailer and skid loader. Rust just starting to pop after a lifetime of MN winters and salt.

  6. bob

    Hey mylo
    even though the room system is on i can’t be in there???????

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  8. Mike

    this video is fairly polished

    1. bob

      Oh yeah definetally. Great video….. NOT

  9. Mike

    No fighting

    1. bob

      yeah, thats true. We didnt do cats or dogs but we did have fighting

  10. Mike

    ours is better than everyones so far

    1. bob

      yup. Obviously. Whats new?

  11. Mike

    I’ve got a flu shot and i’m not waking up early anymore

  12. bob

    intersesting. Whys that? Very random.

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  15. Mike

    well, i have no reason to wake up now that youre gone=( hit this link: a guy writes a manifesto and misspels everything!!

  16. bob

    interesting. I know, this sucks. I hate it!!!

  17. Mike

    love both the barnfinds!!! i want both of them NOW!!

  18. Mike

    that dude who wrote the manifesto misspelled the title and america. he spelt it amarica


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