1. John Dirks Jr

    John Dirks Jr Active Member

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    Some time in the life of my car before I owned it somebody had used the bottom part of the radiator support to pull the car. Maybe a tow truck driver or somebody pulling the car out of being stuck. Anyway, I got it bent back into the right position basically. It's not perfect but good enough.

    In the repair process I had removed the plastic front spoiler that mounts under the bumper. Since I had installed lowering springs, this plastic spoiler is the only thing that scrapes sometimes. I can live with it scraping now and then if there is a significantly useful reason for it being there. On the other hand, I could omit it.

    What do I loose by omitting it? Too much air under the car at higher speeds? Anything else? Would you live with it scraping now and then or take it off?

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    I would leave it, it helps draw air to the front of the radiator. I have found that without mine it would run warm at highway speeds without the fan running. Now at highway speeds the fan does not run with the spoiler in place.

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  3. madspeed

    madspeed Colonel Mustard Mod Dude Founding Member

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    It definitely helps aid in cooling!
     
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  4. mikestang63

    mikestang63 Mustang Master

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    Do NOT remove that airfoil as it plays an important part in forcing air into the engine bay and cooling the car at highway speeds.
     
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    madspeed Colonel Mustard Mod Dude Founding Member

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    Trifecta! Put it back on
     
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  6. 90lxwhite

    90lxwhite I'm kind of a She-Man

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    Won't overheat just not as cool as before. Not life and death as some are making it out
     
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  7. mikestang63

    mikestang63 Mustang Master

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    So give one reason NOT to reinstall it. You want higher underhood temps? Ford engineers designed it for a reason.
     
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    I rode with out mine for about two years.... I had no cooling problems you speak of. It will probably make the car run a little cooler but I never had issues. I recently put it back on and saw no difference. I run mechanical water and oil temp gauges.
     
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  9. 90lxwhite

    90lxwhite I'm kind of a She-Man

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    Ford engineers also designed the Edsel. I'm not saying it doesn't work I just didnt think it was all caps worthy. It will run some higher but will most likely be in the safe zone. You know all those cats w Mach 1 chins well they block the air from the front spoiler
     
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  10. 90lxwhite

    90lxwhite I'm kind of a She-Man

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    Ps: you always use NOT in all caps?
     
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  11. 90lxwhite

    90lxwhite I'm kind of a She-Man

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    Pss: I doubt ford engineers designed it, fords aren't the only cars that have em. Oh and I also haven't had one for years. T'was also ripped off by a chain... It still ran cool. I now have a Mach 1 chin and it runs a tad warmer but nuttin serious. OP if I had mine if prob put it on but I'm not going to go buy one prolly. Either way you're ok. Worse case scenario ride around w out and see what happens. If its hot out er back on
     
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  12. 7991LXnSHO

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    Install it and enjoy the scrape. Almost all modern cars and trucks have this for cooling. It would be a good addition to my antique too.
     
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    If Ford could have done without it they would have, I would put it back on.
     
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  14. 90lxwhite

    90lxwhite I'm kind of a She-Man

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    Had em for decades now.
     
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    mikestang63 Mustang Master

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    only when I've had a few Jack n Cokes. :nice:
     
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    Grabbin' Asphalt Mustang Master

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    HEY I need that part sell it to me :flag:
     
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    mikestang63 Mustang Master

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    There is a guy on Ebay and the Corral that sells a nice aluminum deflector that holds up much better than the stock one.
     
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    Aluminum down there??? I don't think so... I scrape mine so much on minor stuff, that aluminum would wouldn't hold up in my opinion
     
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  20. Grabbin' Asphalt

    Grabbin' Asphalt Mustang Master

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    could paint it black, hmmmmm :scratch: I may look into this
     
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