Posted: December 02, 2013
EGR’s Ford Explorer Shows Off More Than Window Visors And Side StepsBy Dan Sanchez
EGR is an aftermarket manufacturer that is known for its hood shields, side steps and window visors. But the company has been exploring the possibilities of creating restyling components that make it easy to enhance the appearance of many popular vehicles. So they built a 2014 Ford Explorer, designed to showcase the company’s matte black Superguard hood shield, side steps and in-channel window visors. But they also manufactured new front and rear bumper fascia, and spoiler winglets that easily enhanced the Explorer’s overall appearance.
The fascias have a race-inspired design that set the tone for the Explorer’s new appearance that was also enhanced by lowering the SUV two-inches with a set of H&R coil springs. The winglets are designed to adhere onto the Explorer’s rear spoiler. They easily accentuate the vehicle’s aerodynamics, without looking like an overly sized wing.
A set of TSW 22-inch wheels and Toyo 265/40R22 Proxes ST tires complete the aggressive stance, while a set of MPG caliper covers, makes the Explorer look as though it’s got at set of big-caliper racing brakes.
Under the modular-looking rear bumper fascia, two stainless exhaust tips peer through, from the Magnaflow cat-back exhaust system. The exhaust combined with a K&N air intake, give the Explorer’s sporty theme a bit of extra performance to go along with it.
The interior of the Explorer remained stock with the exception of some minor leather upgrades from Katzkin, and a set of Husky Liner floor mats. Solar Guard window film keeps the heat out and protects the interior from damaging UV rays. Finally, the two-tone paint scheme was applied by famed street-rod builder Barry White of Barry’s Speed Shop in Corona, CA.
The Explorer debuted at the 2013 SEMA Show and had many restylers and truck accessory retailers wanting to know more. Perhaps EGR’s vision of making easy products to install that offer both function and vehicle enhancement, is quickly becoming a reality that both retailers and restylers can utilize to their advantage.