Installation Time: Shop Install
September 18, 2011
Plenty of ground clearance...after the new roush springs installed.
OK, the Roush dealer has added the Roush suspension kit.. including front/rear springs, anti roll bar/sway bar, bump steer kit/etc, etc. My previous clearance BEFORE the roush suspension was added was aprx 5.25" between CDC chin spoiler and grnd. After the Roush suspension kit was added... the clearance increased to 5.75" !! After a few days [then rechecked a month later]... the springs have settled....and clearance is back to 5.3" However, the Roush rear springs really dropped the rear end though.. abt 1". I still ended up with a slight rake when all is done, [and still eliminated the 4x4 look].
We also tested it very carefully....when going down STEEP underground ramps, late at night..and when stopped at the bottom, we got out..and measured 2.5" clearance.
The CDC chin spoiler is vastly better in appearance, imo, than most of the other front chin spoilers. Aerodynamically, it's miles ahead of the stock ford oem unit. The CDC chin spoiler is an 'overhang'... vs the oem ford... 'under hang' . Less air beneath the car, more down-force, far more air now.... into the low temp SC rad, AC rad, eng rad, and transmission cooler.
So the CDC front chin spoiler is a winner, does the job, is functional, and plane looks good.