Foxbody Buying Guides
Fox Body Mustangs are popular choices for people interested in a versatile project car. With the right modifications, third-gen Mustangs can be a drag car, drifter, or simple daily driver. These are some of our favorite modifications to improve your Fox Body Mustang’s horsepower, suspension, interior, and brakes/wheels.
Swapping a Coyote engine into a Fox Body Mustang is a great way to get 420 horsepower in a car that weighs less than 3,000 pounds. Putting a new engine in a car involves swapping out a few more pieces than just the engine though. From the transmission to the exhaust, these are some of our recommendations for what you should look at to have a successful Coyote Swap. Put a little Coyote in your Fox and get the ride of your life.
If you’re wondering what wheels and tires your Fox Body Mustang originally came with or what size you can upgrade to, this guide will walk you through wheel and tire selection.
If you’re considering turning a Fox Body Mustang into a drift 'Stang then there are a few things to consider. While most of these are improvements you’d make to any performance build, there are a few drift-specific modifications. From how to stiffen your chassis to what your suspension should look like, we’ve collected some of our top tips for making a Fox go sideways.
The Fox Body Mustang carried 4-lug wheels which were very common for compact cars in that era. Unfortunately, most aftermarket wheel options are offered only in 5-lug patterns. This CJ's guide shows you how to upgrade from a 4 lug pattern to a 5 lug pattern, opening the door for many more aftermarket wheel options.
From the first stages of research and preparation to applying those final finishing touches, our Fox Body Mustang restoration guide walks you through the restoration process. Though you’ll have a lot of choices to make, it’s tough to go wrong with a Fox Body as long as you plan out your restoration in advance.
One problem that commonly affects Fox Body Mustangs is broken door handles. A broken handle is an eyesore and can be dangerous as well. Protect your hands and your Mustang’s good looks by installing replacement door handles. This is an easy install you can do in just a couple of hours.
The Mustang's third generation ran from 1979-1993, the longest stretch for any Mustang generation. Because this Mustang ran on the Fox platform, it's earned the nickname "Fox Body Mustang." These Mustangs are well-known for being a modders dream, and with just a few upgrades these Mustangs can hold their own.