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Old 12-08-2011, 11:25 AM   #1
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Deference between a 95 to 96 gt?

Does anyone know if there is any major differences between a 95 and 96 other then the tail light?
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Does anyone know if there is any major differences between a 95 and 96 other then the tail light?
If your referring to the GT. The 95 was tge last year of the 5.0. 96-98 was the non performance improved 4.6l v8. Are you looking to buy one or the other. Also I believe the manual trans is a t5 in the 95 and the 96 to mid 01 used the t45.
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95 was the last year for the 5.0. In 96 they went to the 4.6. I'm sure there are more. That's the biggest different I know of, along with the taillights.
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Yea iam looking at a 95 and a 96 gt both around the same price. If u had to pick which one?
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Yea iam looking at a 95 and a 96 gt both around the same price. If u had to pick which one?
96 gets much better mileage but is a bit slower.
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Old 12-08-2011, 12:47 PM   #6
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Yea i was leaning towards that one to with the smaller engine for gas but how slower is it?
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Yea iam looking at a 95 and a 96 gt both around the same price. If u had to pick which one?
I'd get the 95' I love the 5.0
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Old 12-08-2011, 03:00 PM   #8
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Yea i love the 5.0 engine but 4.6 has the same specs and it wieghs less
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Re: Deference between a 95 to 96 gt?

the 4.6 that year is a SLUG !!! It couldn't get out of its own way and its expensive to MOD IMO , 5.0 Parts are cheap ,and it didn't take much to make them quick unlike the 4.6 back then ..........
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Old 12-08-2011, 03:39 PM   #10
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Yeaa that is a good point iam lookimg to mod it after i get one. What is the best upgrade for it
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Get the 5.0 for sure. If u got a little extra money to mod it with start with gears amd then a head/cam/intake swap and u would c a major improvement
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Had two 95 GT's one with bolt ons and 5spd and this one auto with minimal mods. Love them both...! 5.0L! FTW!
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Id get the 95 for sure!..all previous posts have stated the reasons and I agree with them all!..5.0!!!..
If you're going to be doing mods just price cams for the 5.0 and the 4.6!!...that should give you an idea of what you're dealing with!.
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Yea i was leaning towards that one to with the smaller engine for gas but how slower is it?
Its just off the line grunt mostly. I loved my 96. That being said it wasn't stock.

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Id get the 95 for sure!..all previous posts have stated the reasons and I agree with them all!..5.0!!!..
If you're going to be doing mods just price cams for the 5.0 and the 4.6!!...that should give you an idea of what you're dealing with!.
I wouldn't call that a fair comparisin... lot cheaper to buy a cam for a pushrod compared to a pair of cams for a ohc engine...
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Its just off the line grunt mostly. I loved my 96. That being said it wasn't stock.

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I wouldn't call that a fair comparisin... lot cheaper to buy a cam for a pushrod compared to a pair of cams for a ohc engine...
Im not bashing at all on the 4.6 just stating a fact of the older 5.0 being cheaper to mod...IMO if he's looking at bang for the buck the 5.0 is cheaper!..but I have respect for all mustangs!...
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Yea i love the 5.0 engine but 4.6 has the same specs and it wieghs less
The 96 weighed more than the 95 by a few pounds so the 5.0 has that advantage too.
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Imo stay away from the first year of any engine production to many bugs and rough edges that need smotheing out example would be the 4.6 not to bash it i love the later 4.6 but 96 and 97 had a few lets say issues (like any new engine design lol just look at the first yr of lt1 with alloy heads and cast block what a nightmare). I think most mustangers will admit the 4.6 didnt start getting really good till 98-99 and everybody will agree the 03-04 termies are prolly the cats meaooooow of 4.6l engines. Not to mention that the last production yr of a body style/ engine option has good collector appiel (not saying an average gt will fetch much in 20 but u never know. So by a dudauction of ludgic the 95 is just a more appielling car you have more parts for mods there cheeper and easier to do its the last yr of that engine need i say more?
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Re: Deference between a 95 to 96 gt?

If u get a 96 the first thing you should do is gears then the PI swap for a 99-04 gt that will get you of of power and a higher compression ration I think from 9-1 to 10-1 so right there you will be pushing about 270-280 at the flywheel. The 5.0 is cheaper to mod and you do get more bang but if you not going FI you won't be any faster in the end cause it would cost just as much as the PI swap would and you still had room to grow after the PI swap do it depends on how much your going to drop. I got a 99 gt for a grand more than the 98 gt once I found out about the PI heads and cams and now I'm almost to 300 at the wheels with about 1500$ invested into mods. Next is stage 2 comp xe 270s cams with beehive springs and a dyno tune and I'll be over the 300 rwhp make na.
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Im not bashing at all on the 4.6 just stating a fact of the older 5.0 being cheaper to mod...IMO if he's looking at bang for the buck the 5.0 is cheaper!..but I have respect for all mustangs!...
Im def not bashing the 5.0. I love a pushrod. What I mean is that its important for some newer modders to know that the difference in cam prices wont be the same for other mods. One factor ill bring up is that the 96 is an obd (2?) System which helps in diagnosis and makes it easy to tune. If mileage is important the 4.6 does a lot better for sure. I hit over 30 mpg regularly.
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I know your looking at a 95 and a 96, but if it's a 4.6 you want I'd save some more and get a new edge(99+). Not a fan of 96-98 4.6L's at all. For what it cost to update a 96 to PI you could just get the new edge.
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I love my 96.. 290-300 rwhp with a little bit of elbow grease
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I know your looking at a 95 and a 96, but if it's a 4.6 you want I'd save some more and get a new edge(99+). Not a fan of 96-98 4.6L's at all. For what it cost to update a 96 to PI you could just get the new edge.
+1. I do kinda like the honesty of the 94-98 body tho... just flows better somehow.... god I miss my 96... and even my 94 v6. But there's no denying the mach 1 for sheer power... the new edge cars are well worth it.
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Re: Deference between a 95 to 96 gt?

I was just about to pull the trigger on a really clean 98 gt for 4800$ with 114k on it looked really clean and everything but I held out and ended up finding a 99 PI gt for 1200$ more and it already had a bunch of mods like Cai bbk throttle intake 78 mm cat back halo head lights sequential tails sct tuner autometer lunar dash gauges deck amp and system with custome box and JL sub so it was a no brainer. I've invested 1500$ more in 3.73 years eaton diff steeda pulleys magnaflow off road x mgw shifter lower control arms mm full sub frames. It came with a ram air hood 18" cz black rims and nitto 555 nt tires black on black with black decals tails and third brake light. So lesson is sometimes if u wait and shop around good deal can be found I looked at over 15 cars before I found this one with 95k on it and in mint condition. Only tho g it needs is a clutch still the stock one and it's almost out of gas. These mod motors only start to really break in around 75-80k on them and last well into the 200k+ they are extremely durable motors
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Invest in the 99-04 stangs if youre gonna buy a 4.6l. I just bought a 01 gt with 89k on it in PERFECT condition. I bought it from the original owner for $4900. It was quite a steal i think and it has all of the upgrade options from factory. It was basically stock with all freeway miles on it. Only upgrades
are cai and a sound system. This christmas I have an exhaust and some other small mods coming. Search the internet and car dealers diligently, you'll find a good deal.
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I bought my 95 GT convertible about 3 weeks ago for 1100.00 it needed a clutch an quarter panel.... So the $$ I saved on the purchase will do my intake, heads, an cam if you look you can find them..... Cheap!
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Thanks every body for the help iam starting to love the sound of getting the 5.0 iam really looking forwards to modding but i just had a minor set back with selling a car i own so might take me a little longer to be buying on o these
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Re: Deference between a 95 to 96 gt?

To the guy who got a 96 don't get upgraded heads and cams for your car do the PI swap and get the heads and cams from a 99-04 gt it will give you so much more gains than getting npi ported heads and cams for your car. You also need a PI intake as well but I'd look into getting a set of PI heads and while they are off your car get a stage 2 or 3 port and polish at the same time and you will really see some big power gains and a 10:1 compression ratio with about a 70+ hp gain.
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