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1993 mustang lx off road build/ideas

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Re: 1993 mustang lx off road build/ideas
February 21, 2015 09:05PM
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lol. i like the last one best

Well gotta admit a 60 degree V8 is kinda unique..Almost as unique than a 90 degree V6.

But:










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Re: 1993 mustang lx off road build/ideas
February 21, 2015 09:11PM
besides if i wanted a v8 id go with a 4.6 but if i did that id cram in a 5.4. anyway back on track lol
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Re: 1993 mustang lx off road build/ideas
February 22, 2015 12:09AM
You are going to have great time being "unique" until a sixteen year old girl in Suzuki Swift hands you your ass, repeatedly.

Good luck.



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Re: 1993 mustang lx off road build/ideas
February 22, 2015 12:13AM
I could be wrong, but from the first post I smelled troll.
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Re: 1993 mustang lx off road build/ideas
February 22, 2015 12:36AM
no. just a fun idea. see this is why i hate forums. it is a idea. i like it. its my money. how about instead of saying its stupid or pooking holes in it. offer ideas on how to do it. thanks to people like tdrally for the good ideas. and just because it is a convertible dosent mean it cant be a fun car. i want something i can enjoy in the woods were i live. not a pro race car. if i wanted a real pro rally car id still have my impreza
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Re: 1993 mustang lx off road build/ideas
February 22, 2015 02:43AM
The problem is this: You've come to a forum where the majority of folks that are here have been to the edge, want to be on the edge, or have been exposed in some way shape or form to the edge and want to see more.

That cliff edge my friend, is rally racing. And its in the blood of many a person round these parts.

And since the primary goal is getting to the edge again, it might be difficult to get opinions on anything else. Not that there aren't opinions. This place and its members have them in spades. But you need to be uber clear from moment one if you want to talk about something other than the chase.

Its possible! Just understand that while plenty of folks pass through the doors here and are gone after a week or two, and still more start projects aplenty (without leaving word if they ever finished) RARE is the person that comes here, starts the sideways play and then *doesn't* want to rally in the real deal.

In my opinion for what its worth, I <3 the 2.3L old engines almost as much as I love the 2.3 duratecs. If you are just lookin for something to fart around in, drop some stuff in it and go nuts. For your own safety, depending on how much woods you are looking at and how fast you could be going you might want a basic cage and kill switch in it. No need to have relatives finding you weeks later out in the boonies. If you are just lookin to go fast on dirt paths but might see yourself needing a winch to get out, you might throw one of those on. Night time play can always benefit from some lights...

Just a warning though. If you hit the gravel and you find yourself wanting more, you may have to undo alot of what you are about to do to make things legal and legit should you want to go a sprintin or full on rallyin.

But, since you've said this is just for kicks, I have seen both a 4x2 and 4x4 set up from a ranger with the ranger bod removed and an old stang mounted on top. Gets you past a bunch of things that the fox body wasn't good at flex wise by needing to add stuff to it to make it stay on the ranger goodies. Couldn't tell you a lick of any of the technical details but the guy seemed to have alot of fun with it (till he went to hill climbs/thank the gods for safety cages).

With that diatribe out of the way just remember: the more specific you are in your question and intent on this forum the more likely it will grant you positive results.



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Re: 1993 mustang lx off road build/ideas
February 22, 2015 02:57AM
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no. just a fun idea. see this is why i hate forums. it is a idea. i like it. its my money. how about instead of saying its stupid or pooking holes in it. offer ideas on how to do it. thanks to people like tdrally for the good ideas. and just because it is a convertible dosent mean it cant be a fun car. i want something i can enjoy in the woods were i live. not a pro race car. if i wanted a real pro rally car id still have my impreza

First there are no "pro" in North America... There are lots of fan-bois who know nothing and think if somebody spends a ltta money that that makes 'em a "Pro"..
No it makes 'em po.

Second, this is supposed to be a forum around building RALLY cars or things like them..

Not just hacked to shit crapmobiles...

I have been know to ask people why the fuck for many builds---because I've seen 30 years of children trying to assert their uniqueness in dead end ways..

In fact the very argument makes it a sure thing that you probably will never build anything like a rally car,,,because that's not the important thing, massaging the mind, imagining people goin' Who that's soooooo kewl. So unique!!

No you're getting defensive when there is no need to get defensive..
Your idea is dumb in one respect; the convert part....

Go for it, money means nothing, time is nothing...(imagined) image and "uniqueness" is everything But don't expect advice on how fuck-up a car here


But if you persevere on this plaything, good luck..



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Re: 1993 mustang lx off road build/ideas
February 22, 2015 07:18AM
for the fox i would go with a 3.8 v6 from an sn95 1994-2004
check out https://www.v6mustang.com/forums/

if you use the 1994-1999 3.8 bottom end with the top end from the 2000-2004
you end up with a light weight beast, that you can parts for



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Re: 1993 mustang lx off road build/ideas
February 22, 2015 07:21AM




I would rather drive a slow car fast as a fast car slow!
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Re: 1993 mustang lx off road build/ideas
February 22, 2015 09:48AM
i am planing a cage. sub frame conectors and adding lights.

i am building the vert because of several things.

1. i already have it.
b. it is a good car.
c. cheap parts
d. what i learn on the vert can then be used in building another fox.
e. if i do rally then i would use a fox. they are cheap. easy to build. but not a vert

i cam to the rally group because ik that fox bodys have been used and that this would be a good place for help

and tdrally. i have the pics of that car. i liked the front end. looks like a good way to add front lights
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Re: 1993 mustang lx off road build/ideas
February 22, 2015 04:21PM
Based on what you've asked for, I think you will find more answers on the Race-Dezert or Pirate4x4 forums looking at pre-runner builds. 2WD, big tire, moderate to big power with a lot of tubing to make up for soft chassis. Should be fun, but that sort of car isn't really a rally car.



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Re: 1993 mustang lx off road build/ideas
February 22, 2015 05:14PM
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Re: 1993 mustang lx off road build/ideas
February 23, 2015 09:40AM
it is a rally car, but not for a sprint rally more like a cross country rally



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Re: 1993 mustang lx off road build/ideas
February 24, 2015 11:37AM
be unique...build one of these
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Re: 1993 mustang lx off road build/ideas
February 24, 2015 12:08PM
that merc and the Nissan 200sx safari is what inspires me on my fox build



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