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Old 03-08-2010, 03:09 PM
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Talking My new Chin Spoiler

Well, ford came out with the exteneded chin spoiler to address the poor fuel economy. My truck was a job 1 with the short spoiler however, you can purchase the extended spoiler for $200 from the local ford.

I was not about to spend $200 on something that had mixed reviews as far as fuel economy improvement go. So, I decided that I wanted to build my own.

I built it out of 3/16" scrap checkerplate that I scored for free from a friend.
I used a jigsaw to cut it out of the 14' chunk of aluminum that I was given.
I used my new drillpress to drill the holes...now my cost is about $40 per hold drilled with the press!!!

i used the factory holes in the lip that is just behind the factory spoiler and only had to make 2 brackets to support the ends using some scrap flat iron i had lying around.

I installed it just before a 2000km trip and averages 16.4mpg (canadian). I personally dont think it did a whole lot for my fuel economy, but I think it make the truck look a little bolder. But I do keep religious track of my fuel economy and will report back.

Enjoy the pics...if this works!!!

http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos..._7031690_n.jpg

http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos..._8247501_n.jpg
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Old 03-08-2010, 05:09 PM
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looks really nice, it's not my style but looks great and i love to see these type of things!
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Do you still have the original spoiler? I'd be willing to buy it or trade. I have the later larger spoiler.
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Do you still have the original spoiler? I'd be willing to buy it or trade. I have the later larger spoiler.
The original spoiler is still on the truck as you should be able to see in the picture.

I have considered trading however, i have heard of guys breaking the larger stock spoiler on snow and such, my aluminum wont have that problem.

where are you located?
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that looks pretty good!

are those pocket style fender flares or cut-outs??
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I am pretty sure they are pocket style. There is no cutting required to mount them.
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I'm just outside of Toronto.
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Looks good. I've thought about something like this but I'd rather have the whole thing replaced with a smooth chrome piece the same shape and the newer (bigger) design.

Also considered putting some LED's in in it
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I am pretty sure they are pocket style. There is no cutting required to mount them.
Pocket then.

Looks pretty good, nice install and looks good with the chrome Bull Bar in the front.

Speaking of, what's all the wire holding your bull bar on?
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The wire is just the extension cord for my blockheater. I choose to wrap it around the bar rather than have the hastle of taking it in and out of the truck. I also have a trickle charger wired in as I had a bad set of batteries. But I bought new ones at Costco when I was in Montana last week. Saved myself $50 by buying them stateside.
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