3.0L Ford Explorer Stage 1 Injectors

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WHP Potential on Gasoline:
770 WHP
WHP Potential on E85:
680 WHP
Tune Requirement:
Recommended Tuning Suite:
HP Tuners
Flow Rate Increase Over Stock:
Flow Rate:
14.2 g/s @ 100 bar
Max Operating Pressure:
248bar / 24.8MPa / 3600psi

What sets Nostrum apart:

  • Direct Replacement  
  • OEM equivalent spray pattern 
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty 
  • Installation guide provided 
  • Tuning guide available 
  • 11% Flow rate increase  
  • Ethanol Compatible  

Introducing Nostrum Stage 1 Injectors for the 3.0 Ecoboost platform! Our Stage 1 Injectors give you 11% more flow than the stock injectors, raising the ceiling on how much power you can make. The Stage 1 injector is great for anyone with minor bolt-ons and stock turbos, who is just looking for some more pep out of their daily driver.  These injectors have been carefully developed to fit like factory and have no compatibility issues with a stock 3.0, meaning there’s no need to worry about secondary injection controllers, fitting secondary injector hardware, filling meth tanks, or clogged meth injectors.  

To take full advantage of your new injectors, we would recommend pairing them with our High Flow HPFP, available now as the Stage 1 bundle!  The Stage 1 bundle is great for anyone with minor bolt-ons and stock turbos, who is just looking for some more pep out of their daily driver. If you plan on going with bigger turbos or potentially even a built engine, the Stage 2 bundle is what you are looking for!

Every Nostrum manufactured part is backed by a limited lifetime warranty. Our products are comprehensive solutions that come complete with everything you need inside the box, including detailed installation instructions. Tuning guides are also available for your dealer or tuner. We have customer service and calibration engineers on staff to provide you with any support that you may need, from installation to tuning.


Why is spray pattern important?

While increasing flow rate is critical to making more horsepower, there are other factors to consider when choosing fuel system upgrades. A bigger injector isn’t always a better injector! It can flow a large volume of fuel at WOT, but if the spray pattern is poor, you can expect poor idle quality, poor drivability, increased knock propensity, soot, NVH (noise vibration harshness,) and tuning difficulty. Additionally, the wrong spray pattern can result in liquid fuel impinging in the cylinder walls, causing oil dilution, which increases mechanical wear to internal engine components.

Nostrum has invested significant time and resources into acquiring the equipment and machinery necessary to deliver an OEM level of quality on our injectors. Our engineers design and develop injectors to optimally interact with engine air flow inside the combustion chamber to improve fuel evaporation and create a homogenous air-fuel mixture that results in a higher combustion quality. For you, this means that you can expect our injectors to perform at their absolute best regardless of what you are asking from them, from daily driver duty to setting new ¼ mile records.

Vehicle application list:

  • 2020+ Ford Explorer (ST and Platinum trims)
  • 2020+ Lincoln Aviator 

Recommended tuners: 

Dyno graph sponsorship results: previous record of 707 whp with a Nostrum Stage 1 fuel bundle (among other mods, including custom turbos and manifolds)! 

*Horsepower and Torque numbers are approximate and can vary significantly depending on numerous factors including what supporting upgrades are done to the vehicle, ambient temperature, elevation, road surface, tire selection & condition, fuel octane and quality, vehicle weight, and more.  The advertised numbers herein are based on optimal conditions and utilizing proper supporting modifications.  Your results may vary. 


Frequently ask questions:

Q: What is the difference between the Stages (for injector and bundles)? 

A: The specifications depend on the engine application. Usually the Stage 1 bundles are focused for stock-turbo FBO E85 builds and Stage 2 are focused on big turbo/built builds. In some cases we even expand to stage 3 depending on the capability of the platform, such as the Ford 3.0L EcoBoost and the BMW S55 platforms. The reason we offer stages is to satisfy multiple customer profiles, where the Stage 1 is offering more value and the Stage 2 is offering higher performance capability. This strategy is more customer centric then a one size fits all solution and we have seen very good success in all our other platforms.  


Q: Why do your numbers say I will make less horsepower on E85 than 93 octane? 

A: Great question! The numbers we list in the product descriptions are similar to the numbers a turbo charger lists for air flow. The numbers are the "fuel system capacity to generate power" regardless of the other engine system limitations (air handling, mechanical limitations, knock propensity). Essentially the numbers are calculated assuming "sufficiently large air flow", "sufficiently capable mechanical assemblies" and disregarding knock limits. The equation uses actual observed engine volumetric efficiency (when available from sponsorship vehicles) and fuel capacity (including target pressures) to calculate power. Gasoline has more energy per mass volume than E85. So the higher fuel flow capacity will mathematically generate higher power potential for a gasoline than a high ethanol content fuel. The other variables (air flow, spark, rotating assembly strength, charge cooling, mechanical assembly strength) are highly variable from build to build. This is why we state horsepower capacity for the fuel system – representing the potential of the fuel system if you have all the other aspects of your build addressed!  

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