Ford Explorer Sport Trac and Ford Auto Replacement Parts Take You to the Next Level

Written by Jenny McLane


"Withrepparttar addition of a number of new competitive offerings,repparttar 137665 sport utility truck segment is red hot, and itís time forrepparttar 137666 original to raiserepparttar 137667 bar again for everyone else to try to follow," said Chris Feuell, Ford Motor Company SUV group marketing manager. "This concept magnifies all ofrepparttar 137668 aspects of Sport Trac that customers already love and introduces some street- savvy cues."

The Explorer Sport Trac isrepparttar 137669 first sport utility vehicle withrepparttar 137670 versatility of four full doors, a roomy feature-filled interior and a pickup truckís cargo box. Todayís Explorer Sport Trac isrepparttar 137671 only vehicle in its segment to offer a durable color-coordinated cargo box and an available swing-over tubular bed extender that dramatically increases its capability to haul oversized cargo. The Explorer Sport Trac conceptís interior is larger andrepparttar 137672 cargo bed is about 30 percent bigger than todayís model for increased cargo capacity.

Fordís exclusive Roll Stability Controlô technology features roll-rate sensing and correcting capability, assistingrepparttar 137673 driver in maintaining vehicle control during extreme maneuvers. Ifrepparttar 137674 system detectsrepparttar 137675 possibility of a rollover, within milliseconds, it automatically engages counter measures to helprepparttar 137676 driver maintain maximum control and further reducerepparttar 137677 risk of rollover.

A micro-machined gyroscopic sensor determinesrepparttar 137678 vehicleís body roll angle and roll rate. This information, along with Ford-developed algorithms embedded in advanced software is used with other vehicle sensorsí inertial information on yaw rate, lateral and longitudinal accelerations to monitorrepparttar 137679 vehicles roll stability condition approximately 150 times per second.

Customizing your Car- Pinstriping Basics

Written by Carlo Morelli


Did you know pinstriping has a long history? Even beforerepparttar invention of automobiles, pinstriping was used as an ornamental decoration for horse and buggy carriages. Custom pinstripes started appearing on automobiles inrepparttar 137504 mid-1950s. Although pinstriping had been on cars long before that,repparttar 137505 last American car to appear with auto pinstriping had been made by General Motors inrepparttar 137506 late 30ís. For those individuals with muscle or sports cars, customizing their ride is an important part of owning and showcasingrepparttar 137507 vehicle, and pinstriping is a final touch.

Pinstripes are commonly painted in two colors: one that sets offrepparttar 137508 body color, and another, thin line, in a color contrasted withrepparttar 137509 stripe to make it stand out.

Mechanical pin striping isrepparttar 137510 best way to stripe larger vehicles- trucks, vans, or station wagons. The benefit is it lays down stripes of constant width, letting you focus attention on gettingrepparttar 137511 stripe oriented properly along your working surface. You can set up your stripe lines using magnetic pinstriping strips with center grooves designed to be paint templates. They hold fast to steel surfaces, and can also work as guidea for your hand.

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