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Old 09-08-2008, 07:21 PM   #1  
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I am looking to get a 87-93 foxbody mustang. I am looking to get a hatchback, preferably a GT. I was wondering what would be the best year to get? I know this is completely opinion based. I know the 93 went down a little in horsepower. I also know that they didn't put MAF in most of the cars till 89 I believe. Would it be better to get a 87-88. I also thought they stopped making t-tops in 87 but looking around a few 88's have them. I am looking to get one with t-tops. What are some common problems that I should look for when shopping around. I am not looking to get anything amazing right away, just drivable for a little bit before I start doing performance mods. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
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Old 09-08-2008, 07:40 PM   #2  
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93 dont have forged piston 87 -88 have ttops they leak alot and r pretty hide to find 89-93 would be the best of mods
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89-92 is your best bet, i myself have a 93, but within the first year and a few months i had it i forged the internals. the 93s have hyperutectic[spelling?] pistons. it put out less horsepower than the mass air flow with forged piston motors of the 4 previous years. common problems were things like weak torque boxes[once you start modding the rear these things get weak], motor mounts, power window switches, and motors, and ignition modules. with cars that are 16-19 years old you can't expect them to not have had those problems though.
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i think 89-92 because mass airflow is much easier to modify!
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l like 90-92 but i'm biased
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This might be a dumb question but why is it easier to modify? I have heard this before.
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because sd dont take mods like mass air
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Aahhhh. Thanks guys for all the information.
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Old 09-09-2008, 07:27 AM   #9  
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I like the 91-92 package...16" wheels, forged pistons...
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