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Old 07-30-2006, 03:20 AM   #1
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what is it on a fox body..

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Lx?

4eye lx?
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Old 07-30-2006, 03:41 AM   #2
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not even a clue huh?
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Old 07-30-2006, 03:51 AM   #3
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between 57/43 to 60/40 for a V8, Verts have more rear weight
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Old 07-30-2006, 03:54 AM   #4
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a fox mustang is a 79-93 mustang or mercury capri. the a non mustang fox could be a ltd II, granada etc from the 80's. they were all the same underneeth it all.

the lx v8 mustang is a lightweight/ sometimes base model car. it does not have ground effects that the gt's have.

the gt was the premiere v8 (before the cobra). it was usally power everything, cruise, came with a small wing, and ground effects, fancy wheels, and ugly cheese grater taillights.

the 4 eye foxes are mustangs from 79-86 as they had 4 headlights. you either love them or hate them (im the latter). (post above me is a 4 eye)

87-93 mustangs had wrap around headlights, its a 6 peice kit, corners, headlights and markers.

in 1993 ford made 2 special mustangs, they were the cobra (street) or cobra-r (only sold to licenced racers who were in with ford). they have a different grill opening, lower nose opening, larger wing, shorter rear bumber cover, and smooth gt style side skirts ( the gt's said mustang gt the cobras said nothing) they used a more powerfull motor, only came with beefed up manuals, better suspention rates, and brakes (r version)

you will also see the term vert (convertable) hatch or hb (hatch back) or notch (notchback- has a trunk)

this is a 87-93 gt hatchback with a cobra nose on it

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Old 07-30-2006, 03:59 AM   #5
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a fox mustang is a 79-93 mustang or mercury capri. the a non mustang fox could be a ltd II, granada etc from the 80's. they were all the same underneeth it all.

the lx v8 mustang is a lightweight/ sometimes base model car. it does not have ground effects that the gt's have.

the gt was the premiere v8 (before the cobra). it was usally power everything, cruise, came with a small wing, and ground effects, fancy wheels, and ugly cheese grater taillights.

the 4 eye foxes are mustangs from 79-85 as they had 4 headlights. you either love them or hate them (im the latter).

87-93 mustangs had wrap around headlights, its a 6 peice kit, corners, headlights and markers.
there was an American Cobra that was a decal and emblem package available from 1979 until 1981 (either a V8 or a 2.3L turbo), and the 4 eyes lasted until 1986. Also, any Canadian GT is also a Cobra
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Old 07-30-2006, 04:02 AM   #6
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sorry i ment to put 86 but put 85 instead, i will fix it.
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Old 07-30-2006, 04:08 AM   #7
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hmm... i knew all that but i was wondering if the Weight distribution would differ between the 4 eye(Lx's\ GT's) and the 87-93 (Lx's\GT's) .. but roughly 60/40 is eh not to well..

but this is change-able ..

right?

i mean the closer a car is to 50\50 the better traction is has..
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Old 07-30-2006, 04:17 AM   #8
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50/50 will not give it better off the line traction, it WILL make it turn better. It will take a ton of money to get it to 55/45, your biggest issue is the 425 lump called a 302. The SVO had a weight distribution of 56.6/43.4, and was the best handling FOX. What body style is your car?
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Old 07-30-2006, 04:23 AM   #9
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4eye!...

eh i was readin that isssue of car and driver about the shelby 500 and the vette..

the editor said something about better traction off the line with weight dist close to 50\50... i dunno

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Old 07-30-2006, 04:25 AM   #10
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um, a 4 eye means there are 4 headlamps, you could get them in a notch, a hatchback and a convertible
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Old 07-30-2006, 04:29 AM   #11
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4eye!...

eh i was readin that isssue of car and driver about the shelby 500 and the vette..

the editor said something about better traction off the line with weight dist close to 50\50... i dunno

as for the Vette, the transmission is located BEHIND the driver, and the Shelby has so many custom parts, that it can not be compaired to any other Mustang
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Old 07-30-2006, 11:31 AM   #13
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buy 4 scales and find out!
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Old 07-30-2006, 02:45 PM   #14
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Yep, start removing stuff from the front end. For about every 34# off the front, 1% change in front to rear ratio.
Lotsa stuff can be removed if you are building a racer.
I've gooten about 162# off the front of my '84 but I don't really have a way of knowing what the differance in the stock heads/intake and the aluminum ones I've got now.
BTW, HVAC box and contents was about 34#......
Flaming River manual steering rack saved anothe 30#......
Just some examples.....
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u wanna get off the line quicker get some drag shocks / U&L control arms / subframe connectors


cant forget some big sticky tires in the rear and skinnies upfront
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Old 07-31-2006, 11:44 PM   #16
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Don't even worry, got the 90/10 lakewoods, Moroso trick springs and adjustable uppers and lowers along with the 'anti-roll' kit,
There is some work in the suspension of my car.......
Along with frame ties with a 6 point bar welded to them (not easy), full race type fuel cell system that will flow 900#'s per hour......
325X15 on rear BTW, hoping to make some test hops end of 8/06.........
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