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2014-2015 Ford Explorer 2.0L EcoBoost Gets More HP & Torque with K&N Air Intake

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The Explorer 2.0L EcoBoost is a few ponies shy of being on par with the 3.5-liter base V6, but the Ford 2.0L EcoBoost promises to make up for it with increased miles per gallon

The Explorer 2.0L EcoBoost is a few ponies shy of being on par with the 3.5-liter base V6, but the Ford 2.0L EcoBoost promises to make up for it with increased miles per gallon

K&N improved power for 2014-2015 Ford Explorer 2.0 EcoBoost owners by replacing factory parts with performance designed parts

K&N improved power for 2014-2015 Ford Explorer 2.0 EcoBoost owners by replacing factory parts with performance designed parts

Although the Ford Explorer was not the first SUV, it is perhaps the vehicle that popularized the Sport Utility Vehicle for mainstream American buyers. The first generation Ford Explorer was introduced in early 1990 for the 1991 model year. The first Ford Explorer was based upon the Ford Ranger platform and shared the same 155 horsepower 4.0L V6 engine found in top of the line Ranger pickups. A lot has changed over the course of 20 years in production. Beginning with the 2011 model year, the Explorer shed its body-on-frame truck based platform for a more modern unibody design and transitioned into a Crossover Utility Vehicle (CUV).

Also much different from the first Ford Explorer is the engine found under the hood. The standard engine for fifth generation Ford Explorers is a 3.5L naturally aspirated V6 rated at 290 horsepower and 255 lb-ft of torque. This is almost twice the horsepower of the first Explorer’s engine, with less displacement. More impressive still is the Ford EcoBoost family of turbocharged engines designed to deliver horsepower and torque numbers on par with larger naturally aspirated engines while promising better fuel economy and reduced greenhouse gasses. 2014 and 2015 Ford Explorer models could be equipped with the optional 2.0-liter Ford EcoBoost engine also found in the Ford Edge, Ford Escape, Ford Fusion, and Ford Taurus.

The K&N 2014-2015 Ford Explorer 2.0 EcoBoost intake comes with an air filter heat shield which utilizes the stock fresh air inlet to direct cooler air toward the filter

The K&N 2014-2015 Ford Explorer 2.0 EcoBoost intake comes with an air filter heat shield which utilizes the stock fresh air inlet to direct cooler air toward the filter

In-house dyno testing of K&N air intake 77-2587KS on a 2014 Ford Explorer 2.0 EcoBoost showed estimated horsepower and torque gains of over 11 HP and 11 lb-ft of torque

In-house dyno testing of K&N air intake 77-2587KS on a 2014 Ford Explorer 2.0 EcoBoost showed estimated horsepower and torque gains of over 11 HP and 11 lb-ft of torque

While still a few ponies shy of being on par with the 3.5-liter V6, the Ford 2.0L EcoBoost promises to make up for it with increased miles per gallon. Here to help 2014-2015 Ford Explorer 2.0L EcoBoost owners seeking an extra boost in power is a K&N air intake system 77-2587KS. This air intake system improves horsepower and torque for 2014 and 2015 Ford Explorer 2.0L EcoBoost models by reducing the restriction, as well as airflow turbulence, associated with the stock air intake tract and air filter box. K&N is able to improve power delivery by replacing factory components with new parts designed for performance.

K&N 2014-2015 Ford Explorer 2.0L EcoBoost air intake system 77-2587KS, includes a new mandrel-bent aluminum air intake tube finished in silver powder coat to direct air into the engine more efficiently. To provide high airflow and low restriction, this air intake system includes a large K&N washable and reusable performance air filter. K&N air filter RF-1048 is built with K&N’s famous high-flow technology complete with excellent filtration capabilities and the ability to go up to 100,000 miles between cleanings, depending on driving conditions. The K&N 2014-2015 Ford Explorer 2.0 EcoBoost intake comes with an application specific air filter heat shield which utilizes the stock fresh air inlet to direct cooler air toward the filter.

The design features of the K&N 2014-2015 Ford Explorer 2.0L EcoBoost air intake system add up to impressive gains in performance on an otherwise stock 2014 Ford Explorer 2.0L turbo. In-house dyno testing of K&N air intake 77-2587KS showed estimated horsepower and torque gains of over 11 HP and 11 lb-ft of torque. Increases in horsepower and torque can come in handy even during every day driving; whether it’s for towing, passing, or just making it up a steep hill. What a dyno chart doesn’t show is the improved throttle response, better power delivery, improved drivability, and quicker acceleration that results from installing a K&N air intake system.

K&N air filters and K&N air intake systems are backed by a 10-year/million mile limited warranty to give K&N users confidence in their purchase. Taking it one step further, K&N also guarantees an increase in horsepower with a K&N air intake system. K&N air intake systems are designed to provide a bolt on performance boost without the need for further modifications. Most K&N air intake systems can be installed in 90-minutes or less using basic hand tools. K&N air intake systems typically do not require any cutting or drilling, reuse factory mounting points and hardware when possible, and include step by step installation instructions with photos.

K&N 2014-2015 Ford Explorer 2.0L air intake system 77-2587KS, is designed to increase power, improve drivability, and provide better engine sound for the following Ford Explorer models:

2015 Ford Explorer 2.0L L4 F/I - All
2014 Ford Explorer 2.0L L4 F/I - All

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