2020+ Ford Explorer ST Differential Mount

AWR Racing

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Product Overview

AWR Racing is beyond excited to release our highly requested Ford Explorer ST rear differential mount. This mount is proudly made in the USA. Designed, machined, built, tested, and shipped from San Diego, California. This one of a kind laser cut and CNC folded part is tig welded at our headquarters, provided with 88 durometer Energy Suspension polyurethane bushings, and powder coated gloss black or gloss red for a very durable finish.  

Why is this part beneficial? Initially Ford mounted the rear differential with 4 large rubber bushings but eliminated the right rear bushing during production of the ST and base model vehicles. Why? Maybe it was a cost cutting procedure but over the years it has created traction launching issues, durability issues, as well as hardware failures for many ST owners. With the possibility of the OEM bolt breaking, this could contribute to a huge and expensive fix. Solve all these problems and worries with AWR Racing’s differential mount.  

AWR’s design is easy to install. There is no drilling or modifications of the subframe or differential housing required! This mount comes complete and ready to install with all hardware included. No lift or jack is required, install this in your garage with the correct tools and you are good to go! 

Included with order: 

  • Gloss black or Gloss red AWR Racing differential mount

  • Energy Suspension polyurethane bushings in 88 durometer

  • Nickel plated nut plate

  • Installation hardware

  • Installation guide

This diff mount is a must have for every Explorer ST owner. There is no substitute for the quality, design, and benefits this piece transfers to your vehicle. Feel the support, smoother launches, security, and additional benefits once the mount is installed. 


2020 - 2022 Ford Explorer ST

Note* AWR Racing’s diff mount can also be used on 2020 and early 2021 ST's with all 4 bushings for added strength during hard launches/acceleration. 

Lifetime warranty on steel fabricated unit.





Warranty Information

AWR believes so strongly in our engine mounts and sway bars that as of May, 2008 we are now backing them with a limited Lifetime Warranty. What’s more, this warranty, excluding bushings, is retroactive to all mounts built previously by AWR. Basically, if it breaks or fails, we’ll fix or replace it at our discretion. The warranty is ‘limited’ in that bushings are considered a normal wear item, so the urethane or rubber bushings are not covered, but if the metal cracks, breaks or otherwise fails, we’ll replace or repair it. As of now, there are no warranties, either expressed or implied for any other items.


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  • 5
    Great Product

    Posted by Chris on 24th Jan 2023

    I installed my brace a few weeks ago. Took me just a little over 30min to get it done. I’m very happy with the build quality. My only critique is that it seems to create a small amount of road noise when driving. That well worth it though considering my differential is now secured properly.

  • 5
    Very clean installation.

    Posted by Gregg Doutrich on 14th Sep 2022

    Very solid part!!!

  • 5
    AWR Racing Explorer ST Differential Mount

    Posted by Brian on 4th Sep 2022

    I installed this today on my 2021 Explorer ST. It took about 30 minutes. I recommend installing the differential housing bracket first, then the frame bracket. Come in from above with the 3 o'clock fastener and it will slide right in. This install is best done with a Gearwrench ratcheting E-18 wrench or similar. You can torque the lower differential housing screw but not the 3 o'clock screw unless you drop the differential. Great piece of kit.

  • 5

    Posted by Marcus Sheffield on 25th Aug 2022

    Best quality on the market!

  • 5
    Explorer brace

    Posted by Michael on 18th Aug 2022

    Beefy solution. If you own a 1 bolt Explorer this brace is a must have.

  • 5

    Posted by William on 14th Jul 2022

    Tony answered all of my silly questions over the phone and was very helpful. I ordered the part and got it within 3 days. I am very pleased with the fit and finish. Install took 25 minutes. Great product, great customer service. I hope AWR releases new products for the Explorer in the future, I will be a returning customer.

  • 5
    Explorer ST Rear Differential mount

    Posted by Travis Ellisor on 23rd Jun 2022

    Way better than the FenFab brace that's currently on the market. Super beefy and all around a way better design. Holds up to hard launches very well!