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Old 05-09-2012, 12:47 AM   #1
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1989 Mustang LX 5.0

I'm new to this forum. Just wanted to ask a rookie question. What is the difference between my LX 5.0 and a GT 5.0?
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Less weight no body Kit. Someone else will chime in but I think that's it. Same motor/trans. I think different seats as well.
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Less weight no body Kit. Someone else will chime in but I think that's it. Same motor/trans. I think different seats as well.
Just like 90 fox said its just less options
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No fog lights. Just minor stuff.
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the gt was supposed to be the more sporty version with the body kit. should be same engine if im not mistaken. either one is a winner for me. i personally LoVE the coupe foxxes
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Re: 1989 Mustang LX 5.0

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I'm new to this forum. Just wanted to ask a rookie question. What is the difference between my LX 5.0 and a GT 5.0?
The main difference like the guys said is that it is lighter and minus some of the fancy add ons.
Given equal mods your LX should be faster than a GT because of the weight difference.
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Why are they lighter? What was used that was different
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Old 05-09-2012, 06:02 PM   #8
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All the added features like the body kit.
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Old 05-09-2012, 08:04 PM   #9
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To be specific bigger front bumper with fog lights, side skirts , bigger rear bumper , bigger wing and things like cruise control ican't seem to remember anything else but I missed something I'm sure someone else will fill in the blank
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To be specific bigger front bumper with fog lights, side skirts , bigger rear bumper , bigger wing and things like cruise control ican't seem to remember anything else but I missed something I'm sure someone else will fill in the blank
+1. It's all pretty much body oriented. Don't think cruise control was a factor between the 2 though. If I remember right, my fog light bracket tipped the scales right at 50lbs.
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I wasn't 100% sure on cruise control being only offered on the gt model I haven't seen a lx model with it my gt has it and it actually still works lol but the fog light brackets are pretty heavy
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Re: 1989 Mustang LX 5.0

I think only the GT's were available with white leather interior and LX's didn't have it as an option
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The 7up edition had white leather interior
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Learn something new didn't know no cc available in lx, and holy cow batman 50 pounds for fog lights. Guess I'm not adding any later
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Learn something new didn't know no cc available in lx, and holy cow batman 50 pounds for fog lights. Guess I'm not adding any later
Cruise was an option for both models, my steering wheel was out of an lx with cruise control. The lx's have a tilt option that I wish my car had though.

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Oh and it surprised me how heavy the brackets were, almost thought about just leaving it out.
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Cruise was an option for both models, my steering wheel was out of an lx with cruise control. The lx's have a tilt option that I wish my car had though.

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Oh and it surprised me how heavy the brackets were, almost thought about just leaving it out.
The lx has tilt option ? Where
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The lx has tilt option ? Where
It was an option so if you have it the lever would be on the bottom of your steering column by the button to release your keys.
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It was an option so if you have it the lever would be on the bottom of your steering column by the button to release your keys.
I guess I don't, weird to have little options like that I figured it would bc I do have cc on mine. (lx)
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I guess I don't, weird to have little options like that I figured it would bc I do have cc on mine. (lx)
My old 89 had cruise without tilt too. Part of the reason I parted with it.
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My gt has both tilt and cc
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the foglight brace sucks i almost got knocked out by it when i was removing it. i had my hand on it and pulled it off and didnt expect 50lbs barely stopped it before hitting me in the head.
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My gt has both tilt and cc
Lucky.

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the foglight brace sucks i almost got knocked out by it when i was removing it. i had my hand on it and pulled it off and didnt expect 50lbs barely stopped it before hitting me in the head.
That wouldn't have been good, it really doesn't seem like it would weigh that much till it comes off.
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Re: 1989 Mustang LX 5.0

Ya' know what? At first I thought you had miss typed the weight of the fog light brackets......until I looked at one closely. What an over engineered hunk of steel.


I don't know if mine is still under the front end as it has no fog lights, but if it is it will be gone as soon as I can handle some wrenches again.


Thanks, I learned something new today.
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Ya' know what? At first I thought you had miss typed the weight of the fog light brackets......until I looked at one closely. What an over engineered hunk of steel.

I don't know if mine is still under the front end as it has no fog lights, but if it is it will be gone as soon as I can handle some wrenches again.

Thanks, I learned something new today.
Me to. Consider it gone.
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Ya' know what? At first I thought you had miss typed the weight of the fog light brackets......until I looked at one closely. What an over engineered hunk of steel.

I don't know if mine is still under the front end as it has no fog lights, but if it is it will be gone as soon as I can handle some wrenches again.

Thanks, I learned something new today.
It's surprising isn't it?
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That was one of the first things is did. Such a waste of space and weight. Plus I think they look better without fog lights.
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pretty sure the little brackets could just have been made to attach to the bumper support and saved the 50lbs
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It's surprising isn't it?
Quite surprising.
My passenger's side fog light hole in the bumper will be feeding a fabricated "ram/cold air" system leading to my supercharger, so it won't be a total waste.
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Dam.. 50lbs.. I will have to fab something mine will be coming out soon.. I like my fog lights..
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Dam.. 50lbs.. I will have to fab something mine will be coming out soon.. I like my fog lights..
I like mine too, but I think they are going bye bye when I do the cobra grill on mine. Probably going to run ducts to my brakes.
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Trojan..I knew someone who fabricated a cai to come out where fogs should be. Sounded like a good idea then and still does. If u do it..do tell how it was Done. Id like to try but sure ill mess something up.
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I wonder if the bracket weighs the same in the 86 stangs, since there was no body kit added to the GT's
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Trojan..I knew someone who fabricated a cai to come out where fogs should be. Sounded like a good idea then and still does. If u do it..do tell how it was Done. Id like to try but sure ill mess something up.
I'm going to fab up a "takeoff boot" out of aluminum to direct the air flow from the fog light cut out up to the air filter. I will probably use some of the aluminum flexible duct to direct the air flow upwards.
Because of the supercharger air intake and the size of my air filter (Anderson Power Stack 10" Long, 6" Clamp-On Air Filter), my MAF and the filter will have to be mounted inside the fender well. Because of that I intend to partially seal off the area between the inner and outer fender so it becomes pressurized a bit at speed, leaving provisions for drainage if it is driven in wet rainy conditions.
If it appears that the single fog light hole will not be large enough to feed the supercharger, then I will duct air from the driver's side over to increase the air flow using the flexible aluminum ducting.
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I will have to look into that also my filter is in the same location..
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