• Remove front spoiler?

    From Jim Haight@1:322/757 to All on Sun Oct 25 15:21:04 2015
    Ok, I have one to throw out there. I have a 2012 Ford Escape (Mazda
    Tribute). It has gotten me through some rough winters and has some generous ground clearance. I have Firestone Destination A/T tires on it which are fairly decent offroad, in the wet and in deep snow. My problem is the stupid front spoiler really gets in the way of everything. I hit a snowplowed drift with it and pulled it loose and secured it better. I drove through a small flood a few weeks ago in New Bedford MA (4 inches of rain that day) and
    worked it loose again. So, does it really give any MPG advantage to have it
    in place and does it really increase cooling to the engine? I would just
    like to remove it and put a bull bar on the front to hold of couple of aftermarket lights. Ground clearance would be more than excellent then!

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  • From Leslie Given@1:275/91 to Jim Haight on Sun Oct 25 18:21:12 2015
    25 Oct 15 15:21, you wrote to all:

    So, does it really give any MPG advantage to have it in place and does
    it really increase cooling to the engine? I would just like to remove
    it and put a bull bar on the front to hold of couple of aftermarket lights. Ground clearance would be more than excellent then!

    Negative to both question, the mpg and cooling would show no change. Beside the
    RoadWarrior look is in style these days. See you in Valhalla (:

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