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Designated to take over for the Bronco II, the Ford Explorer ended up taking over the entire segment. The legendary SUV premiered in 1990 based on the Ranger with both a four-door and two-door body style. For the first generation, it was equipped with a 4.0L V6 engine capable of around 155 horsepower and came in two trim levels, the XLS and XLT. 1992 welcomed in the arrival of the Eddie Bauer edition, which featured a more upscale interior with the unique accessories and special badging but the Limited, which debuted for 1993, took it a step forward with such Ford Explorer parts as automatic headlights, fog lamps, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and a front-end grille painted to match the vehicle's body. Horsepower was elevated slightly for the Eddie Bauer and Limited models, but not by much. Also in 1993, antilock brakes became standard on all versions of the Explorer. Another variant, the Explorer Sport, was offered in both rear- and four-wheel drive and was also marketed as the Mazda Navajo.

The second generation of the Ford Explorer rolled off the line for 1995. Trim levels were virtually the same, with the XL, XLT, Eddie Bauer, and Limited. The two-door Sport was also still available. Three engine configurations were offered. Standard was a 4.0L V6 similar to the first generation, which in 1997 was upgraded to an optional V6 with 210 horsepower or a 5.0L V8 capable of the same. Also in 1997, the Eddie Bauer and Limited models were equipped with all-wheel drive. In 2001, the Explorer Sport Trac was introduced, showing off a small truck bed matched to the four-door SUV body. In 2002, the Explorer parts were given a redesign, with Ford installing independent rear suspension and offering a 4.6L V8. A third row seat also was thrown into the mix, allowing for seven passengers. Several other updates to the Ford Explorer parts took place over the next few years, with another redesign of the accessories coming in 2006 that saw the addition of a heftier 24-valve V8.

More recently, the Explorer has been the beneficiary of added technology such as the Sync music interface and GPS navigation. The model has always been known as a strong seller, as it averaged over 345,000 units sold per year from 1999 to 2006 with the high being 445,157 in 2000. As for awards, the Ford Explorer has received its more than its fair share of industry praise. It has been a Consumer Guide Recommended Buy, Consumer Guide Best Buy, and an Automobile Magazine Reader's Choice All-Star (1998). The model was also named one of Motor Trend magazine's Top Ten Sport Utility Vehicles (1999) as well as an Edmunds.com Most Wanted SUV (2004) and MotorWeek's 2006 Drivers' Choice Award recipient.

When drivers need a no-nonsense, "go get 'em" SUV, the Ford Explorer is the vehicle that still commands attention. Burly yet smooth, the Ford Explorer is the rare type of vehicle that not only accommodates all of your transporting needs, but also looks pretty good doing it. Solid acceleration along with responsive handling makes driving this machine nice and easy, a fact not lost on all who own one. Simply put, this is the vehicle that remains at the top of the list.

CARiD.com showcases a full line of Ford Explorer Accessories and Parts for any driver who is enthusiastic about their vehicle. Whether you're on the hunt for sporty accents that drip with style or improved protection against the rigors of the road, our lineup of Ford Explorer accessories and parts is sure to have just what you need. Grilles, wheels, custom floor mats, wood dash kits, chrome trim, and more are highlighted right here daily at the best prices around. When the time comes to dress up your SUV, trust our inventory of Ford Explorer accessories to get it done. You'll also find anything you need for the repair or upgrade in our selection of Ford Explorer aftermarket parts.

Whatever you expect from your Ford Explorer, a bold look, mind-boggling performance, greater ride comfort, or safer driving, CARiD goes the extra mile to meet all your needs. Our extensive range of premium accessories and parts covers all the bases, whether you want your vehicle to be more powerful, smarter, fun to drive, or just need to restore it to original condition. We know how to throw a classy appeal into your Ford Explorer and keep it providing the best performance, so trust us and get the greatest bang for the buck!

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Replica Rim
The replica rim is a very good product at a great price and it looks great.
Posted by Steven Shelley (Snohomish, WA) / September 7, 20182007 Ford Explorer
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