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Any Explorer Sport intercoolers available?
« on: March 06, 2020, 01:10:46 PM »
Iím seeing aftermarket intercoolers for every ecoboost platform except the explorer. Does anyone know if they make better ones for these? Iíd like to get a little more power out of this puppy.

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Re: Any Explorer Sport intercoolers available?
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2020, 01:12:30 PM »
I would ask Matt at Gearhead if the SHO intercooler would work.
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Re: Any Explorer Sport intercoolers available?
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2020, 02:56:58 PM »
I would ask Matt at Gearhead if the SHO intercooler would work.

It does not. No current aftermarket intercoolers that bolt in for the explorer
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Re: Any Explorer Sport intercoolers available?
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2020, 04:21:45 PM »
Well thatís a bummer. Iím getting about 14.5 psi now with the tune but the IATís are definitely climbing.

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Re: Any Explorer Sport intercoolers available?
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2020, 11:27:22 AM »
My buddy sho has 2014 explorer sport actually looking for one, found this guy,  http://csfimports.com/tag/intercoolers/
On eBay they go for $175 shipped

This is same company that makes intercoolers for Gearhead as well,
I just don't know if GearHead tune will benefit out of this IC

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Re: Any Explorer Sport intercoolers available?
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2020, 11:22:35 AM »
Really wish the Gearhead intercooler would work as I want one for my sport as well. What is the big difference as to why it wonít work?
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Re: Any Explorer Sport intercoolers available?
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2020, 07:21:18 PM »
I'm wanting the same!! Spoke with Gearhead the other day and they are apparently in the R&D stages of making a custom fit IC for the Explorer Sport (16-18). Unfortunately, they couldn't give me any time frame, which is disappointing. However, I have had a few good conversations with a very serious Exp mod guy who has installed the Mishi J universal intercooler with minimal bracket mods. Waiting to hear about the performance results to see if I wan t to try this.

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Re: Any Explorer Sport intercoolers available?
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2020, 09:03:56 PM »
I'm wanting the same!! Spoke with Gearhead the other day and they are apparently in the R&D stages of making a custom fit IC for the Explorer Sport (16-18). Unfortunately, they couldn't give me any time frame, which is disappointing. However, I have had a few good conversations with a very serious Exp mod guy who has installed the Mishi J universal intercooler with minimal bracket mods. Waiting to hear about the performance results to see if I wan t to try this.
Matt has been talking about this intercooler for a very long time, lol. I'm not holding my breath....there are a few folks doing some Frankenstein/DIY ones but haven't heard how they are working out just yet.

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Re: Any Explorer Sport intercoolers available?
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2020, 09:06:44 PM »
Really wish the Gearhead intercooler would work as I want one for my sport as well. What is the big difference as to why it wonít work?
They are completely different in size, shape, hose routing, bolt up locations. Believe it or not, real estate is at a premium in the XSport...its pretty tight behind that bumper...

Yes, the smaller one is actually the XSport. One of the reasons our IATs are more difficult manage than in the SHO.

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Re: Any Explorer Sport intercoolers available?
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2020, 11:59:34 AM »
So I did discover the 2019 2.3L Ranger has the stock intercooler as the Explorer Sports. Levels makes an upgraded intercooler for the Ranger. I'm awaiting a reply to see the dimensions to see if we have a possible fitment.

I also have my 2.0L EB Fusion Steeda intercooler that I will see how much of a difference it is compared to the stock Sports.
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Re: Any Explorer Sport intercoolers available?
« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2020, 12:08:00 PM »
So I did discover the 2019 2.3L Ranger has the stock intercooler as the Explorer Sports. Levels makes an upgraded intercooler for the Ranger. I'm awaiting a reply to see the dimensions to see if we have a possible fitment.

I also have my 2.0L EB Fusion Steeda intercooler that I will see how much of a difference it is compared to the stock Sports.
Hmmm very nice find...let me know what you find out.

EDIT: I just checked out their IC for the Ranger..I'm trying to think how it would work without some included plumbing as the in/out isn't at the same angles to accept OEM couplers.  But went to Tasca to cross-refernce part numbers and you're right, they both have the same number and will fit on each others platform...

The radiator core support looks very different than the XSport one so maybe it won't fit simply because of everything in the way...hmm...really interesting though...

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Re: Any Explorer Sport intercoolers available?
« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2020, 12:26:44 PM »
Doing more research and starting to wonder if this won't actually work.  Although Tasca lists the parts number are interchangeable..here is a pic of the stock Ranger IC (on the right):



This isn't what the inlet tube of the stock XSport looks like at all, not at all.  Different angles. So I wonder what is going on here...hmmm...

BTW, turns out there a few options out there for upgrade Ranger ICs. Just a few:

https://www.mountuneusa.com/1400-IC-AA-p/1400-ic-aa.htm

https://www.garrettmotion.com/racing-and-performance/performance-catalog/intercoolers/3-2l-ford-raptor-ranger-everest-mazda-bt50-performance-intercooler/

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Re: Any Explorer Sport intercoolers available?
« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2020, 01:26:17 PM »
Getting it coupled up would seem to be the easy part. If that IC could be mounted in the factory spot. You can cut weld buy etc.

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Re: Any Explorer Sport intercoolers available?
« Reply #13 on: July 24, 2020, 04:55:14 PM »
Well thatís a bummer. Iím getting about 14.5 psi now with the tune but the IATís are definitely climbing.

The explorer platform from what I've seen with them apart would be incredibly easy to DIY. It would be almost similar to the set up I have a few others like 802 and Aaron, and It didn't look like it would require cutting but I could be wrong. We might end up with one next year and if that's the case, it will go on at the same time as the tune.
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Re: Any Explorer Sport intercoolers available?
« Reply #14 on: July 25, 2020, 05:36:16 AM »
Doing more research and starting to wonder if this won't actually work.  Although Tasca lists the parts number are interchangeable..here is a pic of the stock Ranger IC (on the right):

This isn't what the inlet tube of the stock XSport looks like at all, not at all.  Different angles. So I wonder what is going on here...hmmm...

BTW, turns out there a few options out there for upgrade Ranger ICs. Just a few:

https://www.mountuneusa.com/1400-IC-AA-p/1400-ic-aa.htm

https://www.garrettmotion.com/racing-and-performance/performance-catalog/intercoolers/3-2l-ford-raptor-ranger-everest-mazda-bt50-performance-intercooler/

Raptor Ranger intercooler? That one looks a bit better than stock and looks like it would fit. The Garrett looks like it would be a bit thick.

The Mountune dimensions look like it's only an inch thicker. Gearhead is designing one currently and will release it in late summer if it makes it to the market. Either way it looks like we may have sort of an upgrade.
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