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Someone posted recently that the spoiler from a 1998 Dodge ram matches the curves of the 3rd gen escort bumper very well, it just needs to be narrowed. I have looked for quite a while and have never found anything on front spoilers. It you close off all the air leaks above the bumper on the front end, the bumper itself should act as a splitter, creating down force and probably improving the aero profile of the upper front end.. On my 93 tracer wagon I did this and added a 5 inch lawn edging air dam to the bottom of the bumper, closed up most of the air inlet below the bumper too ( left open just enough for proper cooling) and then did a belly pan back to the front wheels. The results were dramatic. The cabin was noticable quieter on the highway, the car was very stable and glued down to the road ( clover leafs were very fast) and with the 1.9 being able to go into lean burn, I could get nearly 50MPG on long trips while holding a steady 62 mph. I need to do something similiar to my zetec swapped 98 I now have.
 

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Someone posted recently that the spoiler from a 1998 Dodge ram matches the curves of the 3rd gen escort bumper very well, it just needs to be narrowed. I have looked for quite a while and have never found anything on front spoilers. It you close off all the air leaks above the bumper on the front end, the bumper itself should act as a splitter, creating down force and probably improving the aero profile of the upper front end.. On my 93 tracer wagon I did this and added a 5 inch lawn edging air dam to the bottom of the bumper, closed up most of the air inlet below the bumper too ( left open just enough for proper cooling) and then did a belly pan back to the front wheels. The results were dramatic. The cabin was noticable quieter on the highway, the car was very stable and glued down to the road ( clover leafs were very fast) and with the 1.9 being able to go into lean burn, I could get nearly 50MPG on long trips while holding a steady 62 mph. I need to do something similiar to my zetec swapped 98 I now have.
Everyone that I have checked out for the Ram is textured plastic. I would like a smooth one to paint to match the vehicle. I don't want or need a carbon fiber one.
Someone posted recently that the spoiler from a 1998 Dodge ram matches the curves of the 3rd gen escort bumper very well, it just needs to be narrowed. I have looked for quite a while and have never found anything on front spoilers. It you close off all the air leaks above the bumper on the front end, the bumper itself should act as a splitter, creating down force and probably improving the aero profile of the upper front end.. On my 93 tracer wagon I did this and added a 5 inch lawn edging air dam to the bottom of the bumper, closed up most of the air inlet below the bumper too ( left open just enough for proper cooling) and then did a belly pan back to the front wheels. The results were dramatic. The cabin was noticable quieter on the highway, the car was very stable and glued down to the road ( clover leafs were very fast) and with the 1.9 being able to go into lean burn, I could get nearly 50MPG on long trips while holding a steady 62 mph. I need to do something similiar to my zetec swapped 98 I now have.
I really want it to be aesthetically appealing more than functional. I kinda want it to look fast when it's sitting still. I hate to say it, but maybe a euro look.
 

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Someone posted recently that the spoiler from a 1998 Dodge ram matches the curves of the 3rd gen escort bumper very well, it just needs to be narrowed. I have looked for quite a while and have never found anything on front spoilers. It you close off all the air leaks above the bumper on the front end, the bumper itself should act as a splitter, creating down force and probably improving the aero profile of the upper front end.. On my 93 tracer wagon I did this and added a 5 inch lawn edging air dam to the bottom of the bumper, closed up most of the air inlet below the bumper too ( left open just enough for proper cooling) and then did a belly pan back to the front wheels. The results were dramatic. The cabin was noticable quieter on the highway, the car was very stable and glued down to the road ( clover leafs were very fast) and with the 1.9 being able to go into lean burn, I could get nearly 50MPG on long trips while holding a steady 62 mph. I need to do something similiar to my zetec swapped 98 I now have.
What's the height of the Ram spoiler? My car is pretty low so I'm not sure I'm going to have a lot of clearance for a front spoiler going in and out of drive ways. Just found one for $40 on Craigslist with minor cosmetic issues.

I also have a Tracer bumper cover so I'm interested to see if this will work for the ride height of the car.

I'm trying to figure out a small rear lower spoiler for the lower edge of the rear bumper. I'm also trying to fit a rear upper spoiler onto the wagon hatch from a 2011 Kia Soul. It needs to be split and shortened to locate the mount points so that it doesn't hit the roof when you open the hatch.

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I am curious.... On my old 1993 tracer the lower grill opening on the bumper was formed with a nice inclined plane that directed air from under the bumper up into the radiator quite effectively. My 98 Escort doesn't have any such air diverting design. I have never seen a new Tracer bumper and was wondering if it is better designed for this function. I am hoping to completely close off the upper bumper opening to improve aero and downforce on the top of the bumper. Can you take a picture of how it looks down there on the tracer bumper so I can see if it is a better design.
 

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Jon, is that kia soul spoiler a stock one.
Yes. The Soul has a radius similar to the rear hatch but the mount points land to close to the edge of the hatch so the spoiler will need to be sectioned around 1 1/2" so the mount points clear anything essential to the operation of the rear hatch. The wing itself is wide enough that the chop will not hurt the aesthetics.

I am curious.... On my old 1993 tracer the lower grill opening on the bumper was formed with a nice inclined plane that directed air from under the bumper up into the radiator quite effectively. My 98 Escort doesn't have any such air diverting design. I have never seen a new Tracer bumper and was wondering if it is better designed for this function. I am hoping to completely close off the upper bumper opening to improve aero and downforce on the top of the bumper. Can you take a picture of how it looks down there on the tracer bumper so I can see if it is a better design.
My '98 has a factory air dam located below the radiator. Is this what you're talking about?

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Yes. The Soul has a radius similar to the rear hatch but the mount points land to close to the edge of the hatch so the spoiler will need to be sectioned around 1 1/2" so the mount points clear anything essential to the operation of the rear hatch. The wing itself is wide enough that the chop will not hurt the aesthetics.

My '98 has a factory air dam located below the radiator. Is this what you're talking about?

John
No, The air divetor was molded into the bumper. Both my 93 had and my 98 have the little air dam behind the bumper, below the radiator. I pulled that air dam off my 93 when I put the 5 inch extension on the bottom of the bumper and then ran my front bellypan back from there.
 

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No, The air divetor was molded into the bumper. Both my 93 had and my 98 have the little air dam behind the bumper, below the radiator. I pulled that air dam off my 93 when I put the 5 inch extension on the bottom of the bumper and then ran my front bellypan back from there.
Do you have a picture of the bellypan? Curious to see what you did around the spare tire.

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Also would like to know about your belly pan. I never liked the idea of the pan sticking out by itself.

A few pics of the Dodge dam. I was thinking about the lawn edging when I found the Dodge part.

It is 5 inches deep and is even with the sub frame.

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Also would like to know about your belly pan. I never liked the idea of the pan sticking out by itself.

A few pics of the Dodge dam. I was thinking about the lawn edging when I found the Dodge part.

It is 5 inches deep and is even with the sub frame.

JC
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What's it made of? Is it flexible so that I don't crack it if it drags up or down a driveway.

BTW looks good!

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The Dodge part is a flexible plastic. It’s hard to see in the pic, it’s pretty beat up. I found it where someone was offroading and ripped it off his truck. I would think you should be able to get one cheap at the JY.

The splice is pop rivets and silicone.


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