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It seems like SCP used to offer a metal air dam that mounted to the bottom of the radiator support for added cooling. This piece was marketed to 89-93 cars but seems like it could be used with later cars as well. There was a photo of this piece on a white car, IIRC.

Anyone remember this? I want to use something like this with my bird. It runs hot with the 95 bird bumper

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http://www.supercoupeperformance.com...spx?partId=589

Not sure if it will work on the 95 bumper but for that price you could have one made.

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that's it...thanks....going to the source (magnum powers) they are a bit cheaper. It might not work with a 94-95 bumper that has the center lower air dam valance piece intact, but that is long gone on my car, which doesn't really affect anything except in the super hot texas weather.

with the cougar bumper on yesterday, the coolant temp did not exceed 205 degrees. The trans temp did not exceed 170. It was 105-110 outside.

Today, the temps outside are the same, however, with the 95 bird bumper, coolant got to 140, trans got to 205

Amazing what a difference a little piece of plastic will make.

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I didn't have that piece on my old front bumper but have it on this one. I'm sure the first tire I ran over on the interstate took care of it. But on the 94/95 front bumper if you have that piece at least you have something to attach a fin/diverter to.

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I didn't have that piece on my old front bumper but have it on this one. I'm sure the first tire I ran over on the interstate took care of it. But on the 94/95 front bumper if you have that piece at least you have something to attach a fin/diverter to.
It was a tire in the desert on my drive to tx a year ago that took care of mine, ripping it halfway off...I tie wrapped it together for the remaininder of my trip, then removed the low valance, but I still had cooling issues in the tx heat, so I removed the plastic crash pad which helped. Cooling was great with the cougar bumper it just looked funny

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In about 2003 I ran over a blown Diesel tire and it ripped the whole lower felt-ish air dam thing that goes under there (on a v6 anyways).

At the cost of about $300 I had it replaced then 2-3 weeks later same thing happened. I just left it on the side of the road and never even considered replacing it again. The 94/95 front end is challenging to get more air flow going especially if you have a trans cooler in the front.

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