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racer17j
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Total posts: 1565
posted December 27, 2002 10:49 PM UIN: 54865418
what year mustang would be good for a bone stock mini class rules don't alow any mods only a cage and other safty stuff or any other car you guys might suggest for this class only realy guidlines is 4 cyl,104 max wheelbase and only us cars can be rear or fwd would be running on 4/10th and 1/2 med bank tracks this will be the first year for theses in our area so not sure what to look for

trey_#23
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 141
posted December 31, 2002 01:40 PM UIN: 348044304
79 mustang fox body

gotmilk
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 29
posted December 31, 2002 03:35 PM
Yep, thats what I run exectly! #12

4cylinder.net
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 10
posted January 01, 2003 01:01 AM
Largely, there only three different Mustangs to choose from. Mustang II's were made from 74-78, Fox Body Mustangs were made from 79-93, and SN95 Mustangs were from 94-now. The Mustang II has a leaf spring rear suspension with with a double a arm front suspension. The Fox Mustangs have a simplified 4 link rear suspension with a MacPhereson Strut front suspension. The SN95s are basically an updated verion of the Fox Bodies. Over the years there are many subtle differences, but it should be noted that almost everything is interchangeable between the different Fox cars and the SN95s. There are different advantages to all of these cars.

Although I personally race Mustangs, there are much better choses for racecars. A lot of it depends on personal preference and what is available to you. A Ford Probe may be a good choice. If you want to stick to a RWD, a Pontiac Fiero would make for a unique and interesting project. The GM Quad 4 engine is fairly common and from what I've heard is popular in pure stock type classes. If you want to really confuse your competition, you could show up with a 3L Chevy II. A Dodge Conquest would be a good choice, too. Be creative and you might find a winner.

Nate Stevens
4Cylinder.net

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1565
posted January 01, 2003 02:21 AM UIN: 54865418
i found a 89 daytona i might go look at it's race ready for 500 so not to bad a deal just needs some body work and has lots of spares i'm just looking for something to dink around with for my brother or dad to drive

MINI2.3DIRTRACER
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 73
posted January 25, 2003 09:30 AM
i would go w/ the stang 2300. i know the rules say "stock" so do mine. but thier is alot you can do to the 2.3 to "beef it up" and still look "stock". you'll see it when your on the track, you'll say "there'S no way that's guy's stock" and you will be right. well-good luck, and have fun
mini 2.3

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