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soambah 05-04-2013 01:20 PM

05 –07 Radiator air deflector in an 00-04?
 
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Attached is a pic showing the 05 –07 Radiator air deflector front bumper shield ( Ford part number 8327B). Can this be fitted to an 00-04? Has anyone done it?

Blue5ive 05-07-2013 04:17 PM

You should still be able to get the 00-04 one.......I think.

soambah 05-08-2013 01:01 AM

Thanks for the suggestion but I'd like to have the '05-'07 deflector because it wraps around and helps support the bottom of the bumper cover. The earlier model is just a small rectangle in front of the radiator and it needs side supports that nobody has anymore.

sailor 05-10-2013 05:44 PM

Hmmm...

My '04 ZTS sedan has a "deflector" that fills the whole front bottom area, like the one you pictured for '05-'07

soambah 05-12-2013 06:58 AM

Thanks sailor! Based on what you said and some pm exchange with Will aka “misfire” I think the ’05-’07 radiator air deflector front bumper shield will fit my ’00 wagon. So, along with some other parts, I’ve ordered one from rockauto. It’s ~$20 but the shipping is another $18 YIKES! Well, at least it will be free of “road rash” like those I’ve seen in local scrap yards.

sailor 05-12-2013 07:49 PM

Hope it works out for you.

Sniper Focus 07-31-2013 01:19 AM

How did this work for you? I'm thinking about adding one to my SVT for a little more MPG, it's cheap enough at the junkyard to buy and play with.

I put something like this on my Mustang for more efficient cooling and I got a little more MPG as an unexpected side effect.

qweesy 07-31-2013 10:05 AM

interesting, also wondering if this would fit the SVT

Sniper Focus 07-31-2013 08:44 PM

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Originally Posted by qweesy (Post 4827017)
interesting, also wondering if this would fit the SVT

For the most part, yes. Right now its hanging on by the fasteners in green, those are a direct fit. I suspected it might be too short in the front, and it is, the non-SVT bumper might not have this problem. I also need to make a little clearance for the header.

I can pull it forward and I think the two in yellow will fit in existing bolt holes, but I wont be able to use the three fasteners in the center. On the flipside it will be away from the header. The ones in red are too short no matter what.

I left the little stock deflector up there, it doesn't interfere and it directs air into the radiator.

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/b...P1020017-1.jpg
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soambah 08-02-2013 03:37 AM

@ Sniper Focus,

I got a new one from RockAuto but have not had a chance to do anything with it yet. My lower black plastic grill needs a lot of mending (many cracks from previous owner running into curbs etc) I need to fix those before putting on the deflector.

It’s good to hear that you got an mpg boost from putting something like this on your Mustang. I’m averaging around 30 mpg in this warm weather without any kind of deflector, but it would be nice to get that average up a bit.


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