What is Adapt-X and what makes it better than the competition?
Our Adapt-X line of calibrations are essentially an improved version of the OEM Ford calibration. We start from the OEM stock map and increase the vehicles ability to target higher engine loads/torque at wide open throttle. The result is a calibration that maintains 100% stock OEM feel and reliability, but maximum power that the car is capable of at wide open throttle. Despite being significantly safer than competitor maps, our calibration allows for maximum power possible, and typically outperforms competitor calibrations.
Specific to the Ford calibration strategy, our Adapt-X tunes work by utilizing the factory octane adjust ratio logic and factory timing model. Our calibration relies on knock based octane learning like factory to get the timing and load curve optimal, then at wide open throttle the car will add in or remove timing using spark based knock advance for maximum power. Our calibration will support 87 through 93 octane like the stock calibration, however if you are not running 91 or higher you will see minimal power gains. We recommend using only premium fuel (91+ octane) in your Ford Explorer ST.
All Adapt-X calibrations are emissions compliant and will pass emissions testing. Removing or tampering with emissions equipment on your vehicle will result in a check engine light and the vehicle failing an emissions test.
One of the largest benefits of Adapt-X is that you can continue to modify your vehicle with out changes to your calibration. Adapt-X will support most bolt on modifications and when a part is changed you can re-flash the calibration or perform a KAM reset using the SCT BDX tuner so that the vehicle can re learn turbo and airflow parameters stored in the KAM table.
All of our Adapt-X calibrations drive as smooth as stock with improved turbocharger response during throttle in conditions as well as offering a driving experience unlike anything offered by the competition.
- 100% Ford Refined OEM drivability
- Factory fuel economy performance
- Factory level reliability with inferred octane learning (Only tune on the market with this functionality)
- Improved engine cooling over factory
- Less knock over competitor tunes with advanced knock control strategy
- Adaptive boost control strategy designed to be compatible with most bolt on modifications, and more responsive than factory controls
- All the power of a pro tune with out the cost or the turn around time
- 1 month of tuning support is included with the purchase
- Same day tune delivery during business hours after receiving the tuning form response
- SCT BDX Tuning Device
- Windows computer
- Premium fuel recommended (91+ octane)
- Stock Turbo
- Stock wastegate actuator
- Stock fuel system (No fuel system modifications or auxiliary fuels like WMI)
- Intake (Stock is recommended for best performance)
- Charge pipes
- BOV or Upgraded BPV
What kind of power should I expect?
The power that you get will be heavily dependent on cooling and fuel quality. We highly recommend keeping the factory airbox (and with the oem lid) as it flows very well up to 600 HP while keeping temps very low, and provides a fresh air feed from the grill. After market intakes may see a reduction in power due to increased intake air temperatures.
Power figures will vary depending on fuel quality and are measured at the engine crankshaft. Multiply numbers by 0.88 for dyno numbers.
- Stock: 400 HP
- 91 Fuel: 480 HP
- 93 Fuel: 510 HP
- E30 Fuel: 570 HP
For fastest acceleration the optimum shift points on our tunes for peak power is 5800 rpm. Shifting later than this will result in slower acceleration.
*** Ethanol Mix Notes ***
The explorer st gas tank is 20.2 gallons. For our Explorer ST E50 tunes we require mixing 10 gallons of e85 to a full tank of 91/93 octane fuel. This essentially comes out to 2.5 gallons of e85 per 1/4 tank which makes mixing fuel much easier and you’ll never need to use a calculator again. Depending on what comes out of the pump this will result in a mix between e45 and e50 which will ensure the car has enough ethanol mixed for safe operation. More ethanol is better than too little ethanol.
When mixing always allow 15 miles of driving for the fuel to mix before going wide open throttle. Failure to allow the fuel to properly mix can result in excessive knock.
For E85 pumps that do not state an e70 minimum statement we recommend testing your fuel at least once a month using an ethanol test kit.
** Computer Required ***
This product requires basic knowledge of how to install an application to your windows computer.
If you are not comfortable with using a windows computer to install sct device updater on your computer to copy devices files and datalogs to and from the sct bdx device, please do not purchase this product.
** IMPORTANT ***
We have seen very undesirable results with the OEM spark plugs when developing our maps.
One step colder plugs are a requirement on our tunes to ensure smooth operation.
Additionally we recommend changing your spark plugs every 12,000 miles when running a performance tune.
We recommend NGK Part # 95605 spark plugs gapped at 0.026.
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** Please note that all tune sales are final and tune or device sales are non-refundable after ordering. **