Explorer ST (2020-2024)

Unleash the full potential of your Ford Explorer ST from 2020 to 2024 with the precision-crafted performance and style of WELD Drag Racing, Forgestar, and Vossen Street Wheels, available exclusively at

The Ford Explorer ST, produced from 2020 to 2024, is a powerful and versatile SUV, blurring the lines between family hauler and performance machine. It boasts a twin-turbocharged 3.0L EcoBoost V6 engine that pumps out a thrilling 400 horsepower and 415 lb-ft of torque (figures based on premium fuel). But even the most discerning driver might crave a touch of personalization and an extra edge in performance. Upgrading your Explorer ST's wheels is a fantastic way to achieve both.

At, we understand the passion behind the Explorer ST. We offer a curated selection of premium wheels from industry leaders like WELD, Forgestar, and Vossen, allowing you to tailor your SUV to your specific needs and preferences.

This guide delves into the world of aftermarket wheels for the Ford Explorer ST (2020-2024 models), exploring the unique benefits offered by WELD drag racing wheels, Forgestar lightweight options, and Vossen street-focused designs.

Finding the Perfect Fit: Understanding Wheel Specifications.

Before diving into specific wheel options, it's crucial to understand the key factors that determine perfect fitment for your Explorer ST:

  • Wheel Diameter: Measured in inches, wheel diameter refers to the entire diameter of the wheel, including the rim. The stock Explorer ST comes with 20-inch wheels, but you can opt for larger or smaller diameters depending on your goals (larger for a more aggressive stance, smaller for potentially lighter weight).
  • Wheel Width: Measured in inches, wheel width refers to the distance between the inner and outer lip of the rim. Wider wheels can enhance handling and accommodate wider tires for improved grip. However, excessively wide wheels might require modifications or impact suspension clearance.
  • Bolt Pattern: This refers to the number of lugs on your vehicle's hub and the diameter of the imaginary circle they form. The Ford Explorer ST has a 5x114.3 bolt pattern, meaning there are five lugs spaced evenly around a circle with a diameter of 114.3 millimeters. Ensure any aftermarket wheels you choose match this bolt pattern for proper fitment.
  • Offset: This number (represented in millimeters) indicates how far the mounting surface of the wheel sits relative to the centerline of the wheel. A zero offset means the mounting surface is perfectly centered. A positive offset positions the mounting surface closer to the outside of the wheel, pushing the wheel outwards for a wider stance. Conversely, a negative offset positions the mounting surface closer to the inside of the wheel, potentially pushing the wheel inwards and requiring careful consideration to avoid rubbing against the fender.

WELD Drag Racing Wheels: Unleashing Raw Power (2020-2024 Explorer ST).

WELD wheels are synonymous with drag racing dominance. Their legacy of crafting lightweight, ultra-strong wheels translates perfectly to the 2020-2024 Ford Explorer ST. Here's what WELD wheels bring to the table:

  • Unmatched Strength and Durability: Constructed from high-grade aluminum alloys, WELD wheels offer exceptional strength-to-weight ratios. This translates to quicker acceleration, improved handling, and the ability to withstand the stress of performance driving, especially beneficial for unleashing the full potential of the Explorer ST's 400 horsepower engine.
  • Functional Beadlock Design: Select WELD wheel models feature functional beadlock technology, which mechanically locks the tire bead to the rim. This eliminates slippage during hard launches, maximizing traction and optimizing power transfer, crucial for maximizing the Explorer ST's impressive torque figures.
  • Race-Inspired Design: WELD wheels boast a bold and aggressive aesthetic, perfectly complementing the Explorer ST's sporty character.

WELD wheels are ideal for drivers who prioritize drag racing performance and a no-nonsense approach. However, their focus on functionality might come at the expense of everyday comfort, as some WELD options may have a slightly harsher ride quality.

We'll continue exploring wheel options for the Explorer ST in the next section, focusing on Forgestar wheels that offer a balance of performance and aesthetics.


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