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WOW!!! That is sick. Can you remove that much metal forward of the strut towers with the stock frame members and upper fender supports?? i like the idea on the doors and definitely like the way you did your tunnel and dash....BUT several people said remove the E brake stuff...How the hell do you keep the thing from rolling around so much...oh i have no drive train installed right now.
1987 GT. 13.7:1 408 with TW "R" heads, Probe SRS Flat Tops, custom pro systems 950 carb. .671/671 comp cam. Rollerized C4 w/brake 4800 stall, Strange 31 splines w/spool. 10 point cage, Subframes, 4Cyl springs and 90/10's, 50/50's and lakewood uppers/lowers. 325/50/15's
thanks everyone for the compliments.
but the stuff i've done doesn't take alot of money. i have less then $100 in the front clip setup.
all i did was buy the tubing fromthe local steel place and went to the shop and set it up.it is super easy to do.i did it all in about 8 hours. by myself.
i only put my car up here to give you guys ideas. if you look closely to the details you'll se what i mean. all it takes is a little time and creativity.
if you're serious about shaving wieght then you'll find ways to do it.
Oh and jasper the brakes are $1100 for the complete setup. it's the best money you'll spend on your foxbody gauranteed.
just an example.
i have a 100% bonestock 89 hatch. i converted it over to 5 lug so i could put nice wheels on it. and then i used the earospace breaks all the way around. just changing the breaks front and rear i saved over 60 pounds and gained 3/10ths in the 1/4
it ran 14.2 before and 13.9 after. and the brakes was all i changed.
heres the car just before i put the brakes on it.
Last edited by killerkx327; 01-26-2009 at 10:17 PM.
im checking into strange brakes myself. what do you think about them killer?
strange brakes are excellent choices as well. but the aerospace brakes are considerably less expensive.not too mention they look real pretty.
the reason drag brakes work so well and you can pick up E.T. with them, is that they are designed to back off when you let of the brake pedal.
unlike stock brakes that are always draggin.
when you let off the brake pedal with aerospace brakes or most other drag brakes,the pistons suck back into the caliper and pull the pad away from the rotor. factory brakes don't do that. and not to mention you save a ton in rotational wieght and unsprung wieght.
when aerospace told me i would pick up at least 2/10 in the quarter with thier brakes i didn't beleive them.
they gauranted i would pick up 2-3 tenths ,so i said send them to me.
and they did exactly what they said they would.
and in reference to the other guy that posted that his wieght savings measures were the best ones, i will argue that.
the best wieght savings you can have are the ones that are free. buying a fiberglass hatch and hood are very expensive. i don't have either on my car and i gaurantee it's lighter then 98% of the foxbodies out there.
then all you have to do is order the front and rear 5 lug brake kit from aerospace. and if you shop around you can find them pretty cheap on ebay, or some that have been used for mock up on the nmra forums.and thats it. so for about $1400 or less you can swap over to 5 lug and have a sweet brake setup, that looks and work much better then stock. and then you're open to a whole lot more wheel choices as well.
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