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Old 10-20-2011, 07:28 PM   #1
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Thinking About Getting a Stang..

I currently have a '97 BMW 328is as my DD, and I'm seriously thinking about selling her and getting a fox body GT. I fell in love with them after seeing a couple on this forum but I'm not quite convinced yet..
what are the pros and cons to these cars? Ex. Gas, Tuning Costs, etc.
I'm currently working on an Eleanor project, so it only make sense for me to get a DD stang anyways. (;
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The best car ever.the parts for a Fox body are so plentiful its unbelievable.because of that the parts are relatively cheap.its pretty simple to make these cars fast.as for gas mileage you should have no problem getting over 20+ mpgs with a properly tuned car of course unless you drive like me .hope I could help you make the right decision.btw I saw your project.nice job.
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The best car ever.the parts for a Fox body are so plentiful its unbelievable.because of that the parts are relatively cheap.its pretty simple to make these cars fast.as for gas mileage you should have no problem getting over 20+ mpgs with a properly tuned car of course unless you drive like me .hope I could help you make the right decision.btw I saw your project.nice job.
huh, that's good cause' trying to tune this BMW is putting a huge dent in my pocket. -_- what were the first mods you decided to put on yours and how much did they relatively run?
I just want something that's somewhat easy to mod, go fast, and look good. the fox body sounds like a good candidate for that, yeah?
& thanks on the compliment about the eleanor!
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Pros...parts are cheap and easy to find,they're light,they're easy to work on,tons of options for mods,no emmissions(where im from)and as they've been around for a long time there's no lack of knowledge on how to fix any finiky problem you may have(someone somewhere will know how to fix it)..
Cons...unibody lap welds BLAH!..(just find a rust free car)...fox's really need subframe connectors in my mind,power window switches,10 pin connectors,tps,wondering idle,hmmm..all easy fixes btw!..

Funny because my mustang is my dd and I just bought a 93 bmw 740i as my "new" daily driver!...and if you've dealt with your bimmer then I think the fox will be one of the best bang for the buck dd's you can go for!...
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Re: Thinking About Getting a Stang..

I would agree with the window switches statement my drivers window in my new fox only rolls down a little bit and I have no A/C
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huh, that's good cause' trying to tune this BMW is putting a huge dent in my pocket. -_- what were the first mods you decided to put on yours and how much did they relatively run?
I just want something that's somewhat easy to mod, go fast, and look good. the fox body sounds like a good candidate for that, yeah?
& thanks on the compliment about the eleanor!
Perfect candidate
I bought mine already mildly built.I did the clutch and rear end a few other things.most of my build has been cosmetic.I definitely agree with steveo.subframe connectors are a must.I believe there is a thread for beginning mods.gotta love ME.

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Re: Thinking About Getting a Stang..

You won't be unhappy with whatever year Mustang you choose. Parts for all of them are widely available even the older ones. The newer ones the parts are there but not quite as cheap, yet. Plus they will become collector cars eventually. A well done Fox can be an amazing car. They are kind of regarded as misfit outside the Mustang world. Fox bodys are awesome. You won't be unhappy.
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Definitely get a fox, I've loved working on them from V4s to 5.0 GTs they are one fun ride! And lots of mods you can do, I've had no problems with them as DDs and parts are more plentiful than you could imagine, gas is okay as well, not a sipper and not a guzzler..

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Woops my bad, was a 4cyl shadow blue manual, had only 10k miles in it, was a fun little thing to mess around with.
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Re: Thinking About Getting a Stang..

I had a 4cyl fox... I don't think I could do it again, there so underpowered
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I had a 4cyl fox... I don't think I could do it again, there so underpowered
Yeah they are, but I cleaned up that thing so nice you could eat off if it.

The 5.0 GT vert I would kill to work on again.
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Re: Thinking About Getting a Stang..

I love working on preformance vehicles I'm actually planning on making a semi career out of it if that makes sense lol
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That's like what I'm doing! My dream is to open a customs shop. I'm going to college for art, but my entire life and passion is devoted to these cars
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man, reading all this makes me want one so bad. -_- if I DO get one, it's definitely going to be a 5.0 GT. i need to drive one first though..just to be sure.
how's the pull on a stock fox?
& how is it taking turns? there's probably a lot of body roll, but does it help to slap on some stiffer/lower springs?
..I definitely need to get behind the wheel
of one of these.
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Man, I wish I could bought a Fox as my first car but they were still too expensive for me back then. You'd get a lot more bang for your buck tuning a Fox then you would tuning a BMW.
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Re: Thinking About Getting a Stang..

I had a 91 so I can relate to this subject. you will LOVE IT IF....... You keep your patience and do your research. Look for a lower milage one that some 50 year old women is selling that is not all moded out. Check craigslist on like your entire state and dont be afraid to travel a couple hundred miles to get a good one. and remember little to no mods, you dont want some frankenstang that you cant fix when it breaks becuase you cant tell what its put together with. Good luck!! you will love a 5.0, you will become part of a die hard group of fellas when you get that car.
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Re: Thinking About Getting a Stang..

man this is really making me miss those foxes..
as you can see they're easy to get super attached too, i know i'm a die hard fan!

get one! you wont regret it! i guarantee you will have a lot more unforgettable memories in a Mustang (DD or not) than some beamer look long and hard for the right one, don't settle for one that's not perfect.
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Love my fox, a few well researched upgrades and it changes the car drastically. Plus they are easy to work on and modify at will, provided you have the funds.
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As for your turning question they do all right cornering but they are definately better at straight line driving lol good enough turning to be a DD in my opinion
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