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Old 08-27-2012, 12:17 PM   #1
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87-93 foxbody power differences

I have been in the market for a 87-93 5.0, and upon looking at http://www.zeroto60times.com/Ford-0-60-mph-Times.html and reading some material elsewhere I've noticed the years vary for performance.

Recently I have been checking out a nice looking 91 gt.. And was surprised to see that 91 was the slowest year for the foxes 87-93 by A WHOLE SECOND IN 0-60!

Are these cars worth putting bolt ons? My 2002 v6 currently pushes more horsepower than the foxes. I wanted a v8 car for more power and better sound, and I am stunned by the facts on paper.

Please enlighten me as to what someone with a limited budget can do to the car, because I doubt I will ever have the money to turbo or supercharge the mustang without feeling guilty. I just really want someone to tell me that the 5.0 can be a real beast without a turbo/supercharger/engine swap. The particular car I'm looking at has a new transmission and 4.10 gears and a posi rear end.


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The 5.0 does have a lot of potential to be a animal , that's what I am running in my fox it's fully built , but the front end comes off the ground
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Don't take to heart what those times say. They are all very close. You got to remember, those times are done on different climates, by different drivers etc etc etc. The only major difference is 89 up are maf, except California cars 88. You also got to remember that a fox is a realy light car. That's where is get a lot of its speed. As for sound, its a pushrod v8! These 302 motors suffer from restrictive heads. You can easily throw nice set of aftermarket aluminum heads with supporting mods and gain near 50% power increase.
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Re: 87-93 foxbody power differences

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Don't take to heart what those times say. They are all very close. You got to remember, those times are done on different climates, by different drivers etc etc etc. The only major difference is 89 up are maf, except California cars 88. You also got to remember that a fox is a realy light car. That's where is get a lot of its speed. As for sound, its a pushrod v8! These 302 motors suffer from restrictive heads. You can easily throw nice set of aftermarket aluminum heads with supporting mods and gain near 50% power increase.
Very nice. Is this what you were referring to? Ford Racing Mustang Turbo-Swirl GT40X Aluminum Head 64CC Chamber (82-85 5.0L; 87-95 5.0L) M-6049-X306 - Free Shipping! . What kind of mods should I be doing with that?

Thank you very much for the helpful post.
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Very nice. Is this what you were referring to? Ford Racing Mustang Turbo-Swirl GT40X Aluminum Head 64CC Chamber (82-85 5.0L; 87-95 5.0L) M-6049-X306 - Free Shipping! . What kind of mods should I be doing with that?

Thank you very much for the helpful post.
I would look into a top end kit like this. They are matched to work together.

http://www.latemodelrestoration.com/...op-End-Kit-Slv
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Very nice. Is this what you were referring to? Ford Racing Mustang Turbo-Swirl GT40X Aluminum Head 64CC Chamber (82-85 5.0L; 87-95 5.0L) M-6049-X306 - Free Shipping! . What kind of mods should I be doing with that?

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More along the lines of what slowstang posted. That kit nets great gains. But those are decent heads.
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Old 08-27-2012, 05:35 PM   #7
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More along the lines of what slowstang posted. That kit nets great gains. But those are decent heads.
The kit is definitely more money than I'm willing to spend. The heads would be more in my price range. If they fix the problem of the restrictive stock heads shouldn't that be enough?
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The kit is definitely more money than I'm willing to spend. The heads would be more in my price range. If they fix the problem of the restrictive stock heads shouldn't that be enough?
It's all about what you can afford. The heads are definitly the biggest play maker. And you could add supporting mods as you go. I would at least try to throw a cam in it while you had it apart. A good cam could be had for around 200$. But you have the option to buy used or save as you go. The possibilitys are endless.

It's just always nice to get a perfectly designed/matching kit. For the heads I would look into trickflow, edelbrock, or afr.
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Re: 87-93 foxbody power differences

does a 92 lx 5.0 really run a 14.6 stock? bc a guy has a lx near me and ran a 15.1 and he claims it has work not sure whats in it nor the year

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**i shouldnt say he claims just what people have said but i thought a stock time would be more towards high 15s
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does a 92 lx 5.0 really run a 14.6 stock? bc a guy has a lx near me and ran a 15.1 and he claims it has work not sure whats in it nor the year

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**i shouldnt say he claims just what people have said but i thought a stock time would be more towards high 15s
It has alot to do with track and weather conditions aswell as driver skill. You and i could make a pass in the exact same car with the exact same conditions and you might run a 14.5 and i could run a 15.3. Driver skill plays a big part
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I wouldn't brag about high 15's if I was him I would claim I spun lol... That's Honda territory
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A Nice set of ported GT40x heads and a Explorer/Cobra Intake manifold lower and upper will change that lol
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It has alot to do with track and weather conditions aswell as driver skill. You and i could make a pass in the exact same car with the exact same conditions and you might run a 14.5 and i could run a 15.3. Driver skill plays a big part
True true. But I still think a 14.6 is pretty good for a car being all stock

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I wouldn't brag about high 15's if I was him I would claim I spun lol... That's Honda territory
Lol Hondas..
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does a 92 lx 5.0 really run a 14.6 stock? bc a guy has a lx near me and ran a 15.1 and he claims it has work not sure whats in it nor the year

---------- Post added at 12:08 AM ---------- Previous post was at 12:05 AM ----------

**i shouldnt say he claims just what people have said but i thought a stock time would be more towards high 15s

No way..
well to be honest Ive seen a Foxbody with just a CAI and Full exhaust run a 14.8 but expreinced driver
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