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1989 Ford Probe GT (red89)

Last updated Aug 31, 2009  

Photo of a 1989 Ford Probe GT (red89)

About

Bought the car Aug. 5th 2008 in KC Missouri
had to replace the fuel pump, distributor, and head gasket to get it running again.
Replaced many worn out parts


Done a few mods so far, still more planned for the future if I don't have to sell the car first..






Next plans are changing out the suspension and exhaust system, could use some improvment.

So far so good considering I just bought it 2 months ago.

Specs

Engine: 2.2 turbocharged F2T
5 spd manual tranny

Factory spec
HP 145@4300
Torque 190@3500
haven't had a chance to dyno it with mods

4 wheel disc brakes

I'm currently averaging close to 30mpg

Factory Options

Variable assist power rack and pinion
programed ride control
premium sound system
flip up sunroof
Unique factory body treatment (89 GT was the only model with this specific body kit)

Mods

Mild port and polish on the head
Aftermarket ECM chip upgrade
Upped the boost pressure on the stock turbo
Short throw shifter
D&S rotors front and back


Deleted the A/C system
Custom refinished tail lights

currently running on a set of 17" Enkei rims
still have a stock set of rims and tires for winter.

Future mods
-Install my factory MX-6 rear strut tower bar
-upgraded exhaust (2.75")
-working on getting a lightweight crank pulley made
-upgrading suspension (hoping for full race coil overs, but we'll see)
-Upgrading to lightweight flywheel and a better clutch
-T3 Turbo Upgrade including hard pipes and a better intercooler



-Finishing my fixed headlight kit

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Plans for more mods

Well if I don't sell the car first, its getting a suspension and exhaust as soon as I can manage it. Ported manifold, either a ported or custom fabbed O2 housing, 2.75" from the O2 housing all the way back. downpipe, no cat, high flow muffler. I'd like the...

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