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Old 05-21-2013, 07:25 PM   #1
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Does anyone know what modifications needs to be done for a 5.0 coyote engine and transmission to be installed in a 1988 fox mustang?
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There are many how to threads if you Google. It is a lot. Also a lot of money if you are buying the swap kit. Like $10k worth.
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Old 05-22-2013, 10:30 AM   #3
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Yea 10k sounds right that what I got when I looked up the engine/transmission/pcm by any chance do you know if I have to upgrade the suspension or can I keep the original one?
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If you have 1987 original suspension you should be upgrading no matter what you are doing.
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Word on the street is that if you used a MaximumMotorsports Modular K member when you do the swap then the stock coyote oil pan will fit. If you dont want a aftermarket Kmember then a custom oilpan will be needed and while its more expensive im not sure it would even fit with stock k-member. Also different brand k-members are still requiring custom oilpans.

I guess moral of the story is go ahead and use the MM modular k-member.
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Old 05-23-2013, 09:24 PM   #6
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I will look into the mm K member thanks for your help any other upgrade that you guys think I should do like reinforce the chassis to the car?
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Well if you have a vert like in your avatar you should be aware that the front and rear bumpers of all Mustang convertibles were twins separated at birth and forever trying to get back together. Full length subframes and strut tower brace are required items for a vert. Also battle boxes and get rid of the junk 4 link rear suspension setup for a torque arm/panhard bar setup or an IRS from a Cobra.
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Well if you have a vert like in your avatar you should be aware that the front and rear bumpers of all Mustang convertibles were twins separated at birth and forever trying to get back together. Full length subframes and strut tower brace are required items for a vert. Also battle boxes and get rid of the junk 4 link rear suspension setup for a torque arm/panhard bar setup or an IRS from a Cobra.
I agree, even reguardless of vert/hatch/coupe the chasis stiffness of the fox body stang is a issue to be aproached with the utmost care. Battle boxes are a REQUIREMENT at 275+ RWHP. Past that full length subframes are also important to helping the cars chasis system. Furthermore a roll cage/bar WELDED to the full length sub frames will greatly improve your cars chasis system and ensure that your unibody stay straight and does not flex allowing for future issues with your cars straightness. The sooner you give your mustang the reinforcement of a cage/bar welded to subframes the better the chance you have of keeping the body straight, even if you have no mods. This is true as even stock fox body stangs have trouble keeping their bodies straight. As far as using IRS suspension, it is a mistake. The only reason the Terminator cars use IRS is to help balance the weight of the forged iron 4.6 power plant that weighs as much as a 460. The terminator to IRS swap to solid axle rear end is a .2 sec ET improvment (in stock form) over the IRS system, so you know IRS is a mistake from the get go. A panhard bar is more suited towards road racing, what keeps your car straight in the 1/4 with slicks/radial tires is using wishbone bracing as UPR offers.
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If I was going to stick with a SRA for road racing I'd probably actually go with a Watts setup from Griggs. I am personally going with IRS because my car is going to be street first and racing second. Also Max Motorsports has done tests on their own race cars and found that the IRS is better although you have to take that vs the Griggs, Agent 47 and others who are running SLA setups that MM doesn't for some odd reason.

I guess I'm getting old and I want the comfort of the IRS which can be done for a pretty low price with the FTBR kit.
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Yea I have a convertible it it has a 1995 mustang suspension and it has a roll cage as well all around disc brakes and thanks for all your advice I appreciate it from everyone
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