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Old 05-07-2013, 11:26 PM   #1
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Which year fox body to purchase

I am looking into purchasing a fox body as a project type car. Ive been looking at the 88-93 gt and lx 5.0's. When it comes to fox bodies, I'm clueless. Can anyone give me any tips on which year to go after?
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you could always buy mine

Jk, in all honesty there isn't much differnce between the 88-93's I think the earlier ones have forged factory pistions, but your probably going to throw them out anyways due to mileage. (and you won't be making the power to make any difference for a while either unless your using nitrous)

90 up i believe is when they started airbags.. which is sometimes a pain.
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Thanks for the info. What year do you have?
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93 and it is for sale, but its pretty much a finished project
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If It were me is go for anything 91-93. Earlier models had smaller front wheel wells making it a pain to put wider tires up front.
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Personally I like the 89's. they are pre airbags so you don't have to worry about the airbag sensors and things, and they also are mass air cars so they pretty easily accept mods.
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Personally I like the 89's. they are pre airbags so you don't have to worry about the airbag sensors and things, and they also are mass air cars so they pretty easily accept mods.
I have one sensor in front of the radiator. It's easier to swap steering wheels than to fight with wheel clearance.
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Well if you like T-tops like I do, 87/88, convert to MAF and swap to the bigger fenders.

But honestly for a first time fox buyer, get a 91-93. 91 if possible as it is guaranteed to have the forged pistons. Ford swapped to hyper pistons in late 92 and some 92s have the hypers too. IIRC you can look at the oil pan and tell if they are hypers or forged but I'm not 100% on that.

If you're going to pull the motor and swap it all out then honestly... the cleanest least molested one you can find is your best bet.
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Well if you like T-tops like I do, 87/88, convert to MAF and swap to the bigger fenders.

But honestly for a first time fox buyer, get a 91-93. 91 if possible as it is guaranteed to have the forged pistons. Ford swapped to hyper pistons in late 92 and some 92s have the hypers too. IIRC you can look at the oil pan and tell if they are hypers or forged but I'm not 100% on that.

If you're going to pull the motor and swap it all out then honestly... the cleanest least molested one you can find is your best bet.
I can tell you the oil pans are the same between the 2.
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Well if you like T-tops like I do, 87/88, convert to MAF and swap to the bigger fenders.

But honestly for a first time fox buyer, get a 91-93. 91 if possible as it is guaranteed to have the forged pistons. Ford swapped to hyper pistons in late 92 and some 92s have the hypers too. IIRC you can look at the oil pan and tell if they are hypers or forged but I'm not 100% on that.

If you're going to pull the motor and swap it all out then honestly... the cleanest least molested one you can find is your best bet.
^^^^ 91 for for forged pistons
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79-86 bc their just so cool
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79-86 bc their just so cool
I do love a clean 4eye.
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I agree, a clean 4 eye is pretty sweet!
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^^^^ 91 for for forged pistons
Not trying to be a dick but he right about late 92 swap over
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93 and it is for sale, but its pretty much a finished project
How much you want for your fox
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I hear this argument alot about the forged pistons, and honestly hyper pistons are better on the street unless your going over 4-500 hp then at that point, your not going to want to run 100K pistons... or if your spraying or going boosted route, then again probably don't wanna re-use 100-150K mile heavy arse stock pistons.
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Eh, hypers have tighter tolerances but will shatter on you even with a little detonation if you eff up. With that said, there are PLENTY of 92.5-95 cars running big power on superchargers/whatever on the stock rotating assy and ones out of 96-99 Exploder motors. As long as your tune is good, agreed Hypers are fine but, IMO, if you can get the forged pistons for the same money, get the forged ones.
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