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Old 01-03-2010, 07:12 AM   #1
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Default Mustang 5.0 88-93 LX vs. GT

Hey im looking to buy a mustang from the years 88-93 and i was wondering if the LX or the GT was faster.. and i want to know the differnece between them.
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Old 01-03-2010, 07:18 AM   #2
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The LX is faster. It is lighter and more aerodynamic. The GT and LX have the same motor and transmissions except that the GT's only have 5.0's. The GT's normally have more options.
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Old 01-03-2010, 12:24 PM   #3
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yeah like he said... not all lx's were 5.0's but all gt's were.

gt's are heavier due to the ground effects, and notchbacks are the lightest of all stangs

obviously a gt vert is the portliest of the bunch, they weigh in almost 3800 lbs with no driver

my notch weighs about 3150 and i have not gutted it at all , still has ac but no smog

every 100 lbs is worth a tenth in the 1/4 mile, or equal to 10 hp, 100 hp will cut over 1 second off your ET get it ?????

my suggestion is get what you like best, you can make up the hp , i used to be a gt guy.. then a vert guy... i like notches by far the best
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Old 01-03-2010, 04:02 PM   #4
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i believe the "cheese grater" tail lights were only available on the gt.
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Old 01-03-2010, 04:07 PM   #5
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i believe the "cheese grater" tail lights were only available on the gt.
Yes they were. But you might find that some guys put the LX tail lights on the gt's because they liked the style, or their cheese graters were in bad shape and wanted it to still look stock.
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Old 01-03-2010, 04:14 PM   #6
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Yep, 87-88 LX's are the lightest because they have the cheap 4cyl seats like mine. My hatch weighed 3180 stock. It has the cheap seats and manual windows, but power locks and a/c. 89-up have MAF (as does the 88 California cars). 89 is the best trade-off. MAF, with GT style seats without the airbag in the steering wheel.
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