Foxbody Mustang Part Guide

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The table below has been developed to help Foxbody Mustang owners source common, good-quality parts. The purpose of this recommendation guide is not to provide the most expensive or best upgrade possible, but rather, every part featured below has been proven to work very, very well, and not cost an arm and a leg. Any of the parts below will provide excellent reliablity and good value for the cost. Nothing is bottom of the barrel, nor is it super high end. I have used most and sold all of the parts below (to many customers) and I have yet to hear back a bad experience. Mind you, it is of the utmost importance that any part you pick is suitable for the application of which you intend to use it.

Section Breakdown

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Brake parts and upgrades
Engine parts and upgrades
Exhaust parts and upgrades
Ignition & fuel parts and upgrades
Suspension parts and upgrades
Transmission parts and upgrades

If you have a part you would like to recommend to make it onto this list, please email me via the contact page. For any questions or comments regarding any of the parts below, please use the forums.

Ultimate Fox Part Guide

CategoryTypeManufacturerPart NumberComments
Brakes
Pads (front)UpgradeEBCDP21159Greenstuff. Great street pad. Excellent combo with USR7019 rotors (below)
HawkHB263F.650HPS series great for heavy street, light track use.
Rotors (front)StockRaybestos6984RBasic inexpensive replacement
UpgradeEBCUSR7019Zinc oxidized (black), slotted
Stainless linesUpgradeRussell693010Can help increase brake feel
Engine
Cold air intakeUpgradeBBK1557The classic Fox cold air intake. Fenderwell mount
Engine mountsUpgradeEnergy Suspension4.1122GPolyurethane. Also available in red #4.1122R
Head boltsStockARP154-3601Hex, 7/16" standard length. Works with stock E7 heads and most aftermarket 302 cylinder heads
Head studsUpgradeARP154-420112-pt 7/16" standard length. Changes from bolts to head studs (greater clamping and better distribution)
Oil filterK&NHP3001Save a few dollars by using the PS3001 (no nut welded on)
Oil panStockDorman264-006Has provision for oil level sensor
StockTrans Dapt9078Chrome
UpgradeMoroso205117-quart capacity
Oil pan boltsStockMr. Gasket6087MRG
Oil pan gasketStockFel-ProOS34508ROne piece
Oil pan studsUpgradeMoroso38390Unnecessary unless changing oil pan that requires use of studs
Oil pumpStockMellingM68
UpgradeMellingM68HVHigh volume pump
Timing chainStockComp Cams2138Magnum double roller
UpgradeComp Cams3138High-Tech double roller
Valve cover gasketSpectre587
Valve coversStockSpectre5265Chrome. Inexpensive replacement.
Water pumpStockFord RacingM-8501-C50Reverse rotation
Exhaust
Header boltStockTrans Dapt9943Good value. 3/4" long, 3/8"-16 thread
ARP100-120212-pt head. 3/4" long, 3/8"-16 thread
Header gasketUpgradeRemflex3003Excellent gasket. One time use.
Ignition & Fuel
Cap & rotorAccel8234
MSD8482
Coil (TFI)UpgradeAccel140012SuperCoil
MSD8227Blaster
Fuel filterWIX33097
Fuel pumpUpgradeWalbroGCA719EFI 255 lph, best price for performance
Aeromotive11540EFI 340 lph, very high quality
PlugsStockNGK6945Copper plugs work the best on stock or modified (naturally asipirated) Foxbody Mustangs. No need for iridium or anything else.
WiresUpgradeFord RacingM-12259-C3019mm, blue, pre-cut
Ford RacingM-12259-R3019mm, red, pre-cut
Taylor Cable64658Great value. 8mm, blue
Suspension
End linksUpgradeEnergy Suspension9.8121GPolyurethane. Also available in red, #9.8121R
Lowering springsEibach3510.14Front drop: 1.2", rear: 1.0"
Spring Isolator (front)Energy Suspension4.6102GRed: #4.6102R
Spring Isolator (rear)Energy Suspension4.6101GRed 4.6101R
Strut (front)StockKYB235009Excel-G. Good OEM replacement
UpgradeKoni8041 1026SPORTYellow series. Performance upgrade, ajustable
Shock absorber (rear)StockKYBKG5551Gas-A-Just. Improved OEM replacement
UpgradeKoni8741 1121SPORTYellow series, performance upgrade. Adjustable. Works well with lowering springs
Subframe connectorsUpgradeSteeda555-5245Full length, weld-in. Need to be painted
Transmission
ClutchUpgradeRam88794HDHDX series, single disc, 450 HP
FlywheelStockFord RacingM-6375-B302Iron, 157 tooth, 50oz balance. Uses Ford Racing install kit M-6397-A302
UpgradeFidanza186501Aluminium, 157 tooth 50oz balance. Good value
MountUpgradeEnergy Suspension4.1104GPolyurethane mount. Also available in red, #4.1104R
Shift kit (AOD)UpgradeB&M40227Significantly improve shift firmness and speed when on the throttle
Short throw shifterUpgradeSteeda555-7353Tri-Ax shifter. Excellent performance, best price.