Originally Posted by Tack
Heh, that old Fox body Mustang did pretty well @ 5:09
Yes, it did.
Fox body cars are something of a cult now.
I can remember back-in-the-day when I bought my 96 Mystic Cobra a lot of guys took an oath never to abandon their beloved 5.0 Foxes for the new DOHC.
Of course, over time, the Fox cars lost some of their devotees when it became apparent they were only really good for straight line speed.
And eventually, they learned slapping a S/C on a DOHC could make a terrific amount of smooth power (see Ford GT).
I had a 2001 silver Lightening that was a holy terror.
Great torque with its factory 5.4 SOHC S/C engine (which is what the GT had, except with DOHC and more boost), Brembos that could stop on a dime, and was simply a ton of fun to drive.
A sleeper in the best sense of the word....
Originally Posted by BornSlippyZ
My friend with the Supra spent big $$$ just to keep that power level 'reliable'
This is always
the problem with modifying a car (unless you are an expert mechanic).
Having done it with my Mustang Cobra, I learned never to do it again.
The lesson I learned is buy the car you WANT, not the car you hope to some day tweak.
In the end, it is helluva lot less expensive and will save you a tons of aggravation.