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Old 09-04-2013, 01:52 PM   #1
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has 140k miles, 5 speed, t-tops, and exhaust. rest is stock besides dropped and cc plates. would this be a good trade for my 02 gt auto?appreciate any opinions
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Trade for a 140hp v8? You're not really serious about trading are you? I would say no, looks in good condition but i don't really like how it looks
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im bored with my car and it had a ticking sound coming from the left side. my guess is it could be my headers or something. and i like how this fox looks.
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Dat interior though.. Get youreself into an ls1 if you want something different or a 4v
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if i could afford one or sell my gt for a decent price. everyone sells gt's dirt cheap here so its gona be hard to get a decent price
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Oh ok. Maybe a 96-98 4v
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I'd pass, and find a better deal if you want a Fox. Its really clean, but every newer camry and civic will spank you. Granted you could mod it, but an 86' was still speed density, and didn't have any grunt to it. The amount of work and money to make it decent would probably be well spent on an 87-93 Fox. That is, if you want to stick with a Fox.
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Old 09-04-2013, 05:48 PM   #8
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so these cars are really that slow? do they respond good to mods at all?
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15-17 sec 1/4 mile runs all day!

A good H.I.C. will wake them up, or a supercharger. But your gonna spend some cash either way.
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Old 09-04-2013, 05:55 PM   #10
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damn lol i really love this fox. im not a drag racer anyway but i dont wana get overpassed by hondas either.
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If you really really love it, then go for it. It is really clean, and its not often i see one like that around me. You can always make it quicker, just depends on your budget.
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Old 09-04-2013, 06:01 PM   #12
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im just lookin for a loud cruiser stang with 5 speed and this is a beauty imo
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I personally love the fox body but the speed density will hold you back.find a 90's fox.its a little cheaper to put mods on as well

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And I assure you it will sound better than any Honda or rice burner
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Old 09-04-2013, 06:08 PM   #14
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I personally love the fox body but the speed density will hold you back.find a 90's fox.its a little cheaper to put mods on as well
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Got my 90' for 1500 bucks. Spend alittle over 2K on a supercharger and a t-5 swap. I couldn't be happier with it.

Well maybe if it was a Termi.........
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this is the stock motor right?


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Ok, so they aren't 140hp.... From the factory they're rated at 200 vs the 225 of later foxes. The 86 has junk heads... They're E6's and have a turbo swirl combustion chamber that is garbage for performance. They do have true flat top pistons which make higher compression but have no valve relief, so you are very limited to roller rocker and cam choice. Any clean 4 eye car is hard to find and there really aren't that many cruising around any more.

The speed density is going to be a mod killer. You are safe with full exhaust, gears, and other bolt ons. You can get away with with a set of GT40 or GT40p heads and a cobra, explorer, or tubular GT40 intake but that is pretty much the absolute most you can increase airflow without totally throwing the computer out of whack.

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I've seen similar 86's go for around the 4k price range. Some a little more some a little less. I'm not sure the math would totally work out on a straight up swap.
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Ok, so they aren't 140hp.... From the factory they're rated at 200 vs the 225 of later foxes. The 86 has junk heads... They're E6's and have a turbo swirl combustion chamber that is garbage for performance. They do have true flat top pistons which make higher compression but have no valve relief, so you are very limited to roller rocker and cam choice. Any clean 4 eye car is hard to find and there really aren't that many cruising around any more.

The speed density is going to be a mod killer. You are safe with full exhaust, gears, and other bolt ons. You can get away with with a set of GT40 or GT40p heads and a cobra, explorer, or tubular GT40 intake but that is pretty much the absolute most you can increase airflow without totally throwing the computer out of whack.
thank you for the info !! what year is ur fox
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Ya thats all stock, except i dont know about the stabilization bars, pretty sure its not. Engine is though. Unless that fox is in MINT condition its not worth your 02GT outside looks nice, inside doesnt look as good and its high miles. U would have to get $2 - $3k on top. As far as that tick you are hearing, u said u thought it could be ur headers, thats quite likely. Listen around until u locate it, it could be something easier. If u want a good fox i recommend 89 or earlier 87 and 88 didnt have a MAF sensor.
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has 140k miles, 5 speed, t-tops, and exhaust. rest is stock besides dropped and cc plates. would this be a good trade for my 02 gt auto?appreciate any opinions
It may be slow but it's a beauty imo
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Looks like everything is stock on it.you could always change it to mass air but you be better off getting something 90's or newer

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+1

Got my 90' for 1500 bucks. Spend alittle over 2K on a supercharger and a t-5 swap. I couldn't be happier with it.

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Can't go wrong with a supercharger but never recommend putting gears in it.os it a kennybell?
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My current is an 86. I've had two, and a few 89-92's. I'm just partial to the 85-86 front end but I like fuel injection so 86 gets my vote. Once you convert it to mass air it'll be very mod friendly.

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Looks like everything is stock on it.you could always change it to mass air but you be better off getting something 90's or newer

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Can't go wrong with a supercharger but never recommend putting gears in it.os it a kennybell?
I agree, forced induction is the only way to go, but why don't you recommend gears?
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Looks like everything is stock on it.you could always change it to mass air but you be better off getting something 90's or newer

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Can't go wrong with a supercharger but never recommend putting gears in it.os it a kennybell?
No its a Vortech V3. Could you clarify what you meant by gears?
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Just my opinion but when the supercharger gets good power it's already time to shift gears and gears will make high rpm especially 410

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I just think 273 or higher gears would be better with a supercharger unless you are dragging it.just my opinion
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Just my opinion but when the supercharger gets good power it's already time to shift gears and gears will make high rpm especially 410
Oh ok. Mine used to be a auto, so I got the stock 2.73's in there. I'm gonna put in some 3.27's for good highway rpms and decent low end grunt. A roots style will have a broader torque curve than a centrifugal which will kick in around 3000 rpms give or take. I have 4.10's in my 2000 and nitrous too
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I have 373 in mine but no turbo or superchrger.it has stall,shift kit and rebuilt tranny but have a big Christmas list for it.saving up for a trickflow top end kit.hope to start it next year.fingers crossed
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Yeah, if I was doing a purpose build supercharged car I probably wouldn't go more than 3.55's maybe 3.73's but 4.10's would be too much I think.

For a nitrous car 3.73 or 4.10's are great because when you're not on the bottle you still have plenty of low end to get you out of the hole.

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I have 373 in mine but no turbo or superchrger.it has stall,shift kit and rebuilt tranny but have a big Christmas list for it.saving up for a trickflow top end kit.hope to start it next year.fingers crossed
Nice! I really like TF top end kit, they've been proven to make really good power.
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ok so if i go through with this trade, what would i need to make a decent power. like i said im not a drag racer but i do like to step on the throttle when i get a chance.
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Gears.full exhaust including headers and cai

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Why not keep yours and do some mods to it?

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Yeah, if I was doing a purpose build supercharged car I probably wouldn't go more than 3.55's maybe 3.73's but 4.10's would be too much I think.

For a nitrous car 3.73 or 4.10's are great because when you're not on the bottle you still have plenty of low end to get you out of the hole.

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Nice! I really like TF top end kit, they've been proven to make really good power.
Yes I agree with you.im sold on trickflow.i looked at elderbrock but I don't think I would be happy with anything other than tf
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Gears.full exhaust including headers and cai

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Why not keep yours and do some mods to it?

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Yes I agree with you.im sold on trickflow.i looked at elderbrock but I don't think I would be happy with anything other than tf
cuz i dont want automatic anymore. its gona cost me an arm and a leg to have a shop make it a 5 speed
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Agreed, I would at a minimum do full exhaust, gears, and cold air. You can pick up some e7 heads which are an improvement for the 86 for next to nothing if you want to get closer to that 225hp mark.

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Did you already check out the 86?
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no he lives like 2 hrs away. so i wana be sure i want it if i have to drive over there
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I do like the car but don't like the speed density.manual are fun to drive but don't forget about a stall.you could get more hp from mass air.it all in your opinion,gears and exhaust will help.
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So, here's the deal, what's your plan for the car? If you want to keep it stock, it's not gonna do much on the street/track. That goes for any fox. If you are gonna do a swap or stroke it, then you are gonna be putting money in anyway. Speed density has to be changed to maf. The heads have to be changed, any 85 to 93 heads are good except the 86. But if you are gonna do heads anyway, why not do a swap or stroke it? Heads are where bulk of money goes anyway. The bottom end on 86 is great, forged internals, flat tops, roller cam. That's what you get out of 86 motor, the four eye look is great in my opinion. Again, it just depends what you want to do, how much you want to spend and how long you want to work on it. 86 will be a marathon not a sprint. Also, consider age of 86, means more work to routine parts of car, (all the nuts and bolts).
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The interior looks pretty good. There are common problems with the 79-86 interior just like the 87-93's. things to look for.... The center console arm rest, usually broken where the hinge for the arm rest is, the arm rest is usually coming apart to. The electronic display with dummy lights on the center console in front of the shifter sometimes don't work. Check the heater a/c controls... Sometimes the plastic is broken. Upper dash pad is usually cracked especially over the center speaker area.
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