Mustang How-To's, Articles & Write-Ups

Look below to find installation guide on repairing your Foxbody's brakes, suspension, 5.0 L engine, body work etc. If you have your own guide you would like to submit, please contact me through the contact page and I'd be happy to post it on the site.

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Foxbody Steering Repair
Foxbody Suspension Repair
Foxbody Drivetrain Repair
Foxbody Budget Performance Tech

Foxbody Steering

1986-04 Foxbody Mustang Ball Joint Replacement
A how-to, the easy way, on installing new ball joints in place of your worn ones for your Foxbody Mustang. It's actually a pretty easy job, only requiring one special tool - a ball joint press. However, most auto parts stores have a tool rental program where you can borrow the tool for free.
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1986-04 Foxbody Mustang Tie Rod Replacement
A how-to, the easy way, on swapping in new tie rods in place of your worn ones, both inner and outer. It's actually a pretty easy process, only requiring one special tool - an inner tie rod remover. However, these are easily obtainable for free from your local auto parts store (to borrow).
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Foxbody Suspension

1986-04 Foxbody Mustang Front Suspension Swap - The Lazy Man Method
A how-to, the easy way, on swapping in new front struts and coils on your Foxbody Mustang. Should be fairly accurate for all Mustangs from 1986-2004. Later Mustangs (1994+) will have additional brake equipment, such as ABS sensors, to deal with.
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1987-93 Foxbody Mustang Rear Suspension Swap
A how-to, the easy way, on revamping the tired rear suspension by swapping in new shocks, coils and quadshocks for Foxbody Mustangs. Accurate for all Mustangs from 1987-1993. May share similarities with Mustangs from 1994-2004.
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Foxbody Drivetrain

1979-93 Foxbody Mustang Universal Joint Replacement - Manual Transmission
A quick reference guide to how I replaced the universal joints (u-joints) on my 1987 Mustang GT. Please note, this car has a manual transmission. An automatic transmission may differ.
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Foxbody Performance Tech

Converting an Explorer Throttlebody to work on a Foxbody Mustang
Learn how to convert a 65mm Explorer throttlebody to work on a Foxbody 5.0.
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GT40 & Stock Mustang Intake Capabilities
Great information on the stock and GT40, both ported and unported versions, intake for enthusiasts looking at upgrading their 5.0.
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Foxbody Intake Porting
Learn all you need to know on porting stock and aftermarket 5.0/5.8 L intakes.
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Porting a Stock Upper Intake: View PDF : Download .doc
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