Looking at this rear spoiler for my 08 Escape hybrid... Would a spoiler like this one clean up the rear end areo , or make it worse? Its a genuine Ford accessory, so it won't be this gaudy thing that looks out of place...
Looks like it would help at least, and not hurt. It looks like it would encourage air to detach at the tip instead of rolling down the back window.... how much does it cost? I doubt with the size of it that it would ever pay for itself. It would have to solve a serious drag issue to pay for itself quickly. I'd think that ford would have put it on from the factory on all models if it helped aero that much.
Maybe google it and see if anyone has done the tuft testing already?
Buy it and test it out. Compare it to your baseline gaslog. If it doesn't work, remove it and sell it on e-bay. I'm thinking it will probably help. The VX had a rear spoiler similar to that one. Why would Honda have put one on there when it was trying to save all the weight possible on that car. It must have done something.
You might be able to find it through www.car-part.com and see what parts yards have them. Make sure you have them send you a piccie of it before they ship!
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