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Old 04-30-2012, 11:03 AM   #1
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So i have a 1998 Mustang GT that runs smooth and has a good amount of power to it and looks good as well. But I've always wanted a later 80s model foxbody 5.0. I love both cars but as far as my my 4.6 liter im tired of spending so much money to make a 4.6 liter 2 valve run just a little bit better but if im wanting to make it a lot better i have to almost replace everything on the internals of the engine to do so and with an old foxbody it is much easier to get the power and torque i want without having to do that. But if i buy an old foxbody i would have to spend a decent about of money to get one that's in really good shape already. I just want to know what you guys think? Should i trade up or just spend the money on my 98?
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Do it!! I get a lot of looks in my fox.. They are a blast to drive..
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So i have a 1998 Mustang GT that runs smooth and has a good amount of power to it and looks good as well. But I've always wanted a later 80s model foxbody 5.0. I love both cars but as far as my my 4.6 liter im tired of spending so much money to make a 4.6 liter 2 valve run just a little bit better but if im wanting to make it a lot better i have to almost replace everything on the internals of the engine to do so and with an old foxbody it is much easier to get the power and torque i want without having to do that. But if i buy an old foxbody i would have to spend a decent about of money to get one that's in really good shape already. I just want to know what you guys think? Should i trade up or just spend the money on my 98?
I like the looks, ride and handling of the 94-98 Mustangs, but the actual performance and ease of modding leaves a lot to be desired.
My personal preference between the 86-93 vs the 94-98 will always be for the 86-93 cars.
Notice, I left out the earlier models of the Fox Body Mustang, that is just because my personal preference is the EFI cars. I had enough experience earlier in life with carbureted engines and now I have no desire to go backwards.


I would probably either trade your car for an older model or swap in a 351W/TKO 500 and the 89-93 EFI system.
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