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M –38
Biloxi, Mississippi
United States


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Apr 11, 2009 at 5:30 pm
wow nice lookin stang man..
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Feb 25, 2009 at 12:06 am
Its different, I like it, 2.3 turbo motors are no joke when built right...Keep it up
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Feb 16, 2009 at 8:27 pm
Wow, that's interesting. What made you decide to go in that direction? How did you get 330 hp out of that little motor?

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1989 Ford Mustang lx (Thunderstang)

Last updated Jun 10, 2014  

Photo of a 1989 Ford Mustang lx (Thunderstang)


1989 LX with a 1986 SVO 2.3 Turbo engine.


1989 mustang lx
Weight with driver: 3085 lbs.
Engine displacement: 2.3 liters 140 c.i.d
Horsepower: dyno at 255hp at 4832 rpm
Torque: dyno at 313.7 tq at 3683 rpm
Aspiration: Turbo
Transmission: Borg Warner manual 5 spd

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Everything else is not stock


Holset HY35 turbo (58mm)
31x12x3 Front mounted intercooler
2-1/2" ic pipes
3" exhaust turbo to tailpipe
water methanol
msd 6al
thunderbird turbocoupe engine 2.3T
converted to manual 5 spd trans
ROH wheels
Nitto 555R 245 45 r16
Gillis boost valve
Porsche 911 boost bypass valve
New headlights and 60% new interior
3.73 gears
power everything

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