- May 15, 2019
- Reaction score
- Gainesville Ga
- City, State
- Gainesville, Georgia
- Year, Model & Trim Level
- 19 Explorer Limited 2.3L
I've got the 35
I've got the 35
Some pressure adjustments and shift tuning would help the 6F35 support more power, but I wouldn't go crazy with it.
I think it has to do with towing. The 3.5L can tow 5000 lbs while I believe the 2.3L is limited to 2000 lbs.Why would the 35 be weaker than the 50 transmissiom? The 2.3 makes a lot more torque than the 3.5 NA. Or why would for put a weaker transmission in the higher power engine. Doesn't make sense.
I think it has to do with towing. The 3.5L can tow 5000 lbs while I believe the 2.3L is limited to 2000 lbs.
From what I've read the type of transmission in large part is determined by whether it has the factory tow package. Have not seen or read that torque is in the equation.
There's not a whole lot you can do to the transmission tuning. I've spent a lot of time trying to make the 6F55 shift faster with the available parameters, but I found that the most effective approach is to raise the shift pressure, more so on the newer Fords because they tend to slip at WOT from the factory, This usually resulted in a weird hesitation at WOT, banging the limiter, or some other odd behavior.
The 2.3 is the standard base engine for the explorer. The engine that will be found in the base, XLT, and limited. Yes, the Platinum and ST will have the bigger, more powerful engine. Those trims start at $55k. Those who purchase those trims will be the minority most certainly.
So, the 2.3 will arguably be the most popular engine sold in the 2020 explorer.
So aside from the risk, was there any improvement noted from these filters? K&n has had a bad wrap in the diesel world too for quite some time due to weak structure on the cone style, poor fitment on the drop ins, and just poor filtering. But there have been several other brands to not have these bad reviews, AFE and s&B come to mind, Afe even has their pro Dry line, no more worries about the oil and the MAF
I somewhat agree, but also disagree based off my past experiences. For power, I agree, its negligible. However I've had 2 vehicles in the past, an 09 focus 2.0 (na) and our current 11 escape 3.0 (na) where all i did was install a better flowing filter, and on both vehicles, saw an increase in mpg, 3-mpg on highway in focus, and a hair over 2-mpg for the escape. I eventually got tired of cleaning and oiling the filter in the focus and went back to OEM filter, and mileage dropped back right at 3 for our road trips. This is all hand-calculated and an average over lots of fill ups, I am religious about setting tripO every fill-up and driving to a specific miles to E (obviously this will be slightly different each time based off proximity to my fuel station). But power-wise, never measured with a dyno, never really felt much with the seat of the pants either, maybe just a hair better at passing on interstate, but agreed, no real power gains from drop in filters.Drop in filters don't do crap. .