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Old 10-09-2011, 12:33 AM
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Guess you could try it and see. I've heard the same thing about Fox Mustangs. We have an '86 with the grill opening that somewhat resembles what you cut out of your bumper. I rather thought the "must have airdam" thing applied only to the 87+ cars where Ford about sealed off the front. So at some point during car work I was driving around with the dam off. Temps stayed higher than normal. New radiator and electric fan brought it down tolerably well but putting the stock dam back on is what immediately brought operating temps back into line. The stock one isn't even that much to look at, just a long plastic flap. The Mustang guys claim I can get even better flow by fitting the longer wrap-around style dam from a Ranger pickup. I'm not doubting them this time, I got one. It will be a pain to custom mount I'm sure but it's on my to-do list as a worthy upgrade.
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