The Perfect Fox Body Mustang Fastback Build With Twin-Turbo

TWIN TURBO FOX BODY MUSTANG – THE PERFECT STREET ROD

If you ever found yourself awake at the witching hour, tossing and turning, dreaming of the perfect Fox Body Mustang street performance build – let me introduce you to your sleepless night’s desire, the apotheosis of muscle car modification.
Nestled in the garage of a particularly ambitious gearhead, a vibrant red Ford Mustang Fox Body reigns supreme; a street rod possessing a symphony of mechanical might that would put an orchestra to shame.

With meticulous effort, the owner of this automotive marvel has combined the very best of the aftermarket with his own custom enhancements, breathing life into a twin-turbocharged street rod that effortlessly blends mind-blowing performance with classic Fox Body aesthetics.

Modified Foxbody Mustang in vibrant red color
Stunning Vibrant Red color makes this Foxbody a real attention grabber.

About the model

The Fox Body Mustang – a third generation member of the Mustang lineage that graced our roads from 1979 to 1993 – carries a distinctive 80’s flair that induces nostalgia-induced goosebumps in any car enthusiast. Such is the reverence held for this model, the reverberations of its design DNA have echoed through time, influencing the SN95 and New Edge Mustangs that followed.

“There’s just something about the Fox Mustang that makes it special: it’s drivable, balanced, nimble, and carries an impressive power-to-weight ratio with it’s 5.0 V8”.

Modified Red Fox body Mustang with beefy rear wheels and lowered suspension

“With a little elbow grease and some clever engineering, a FoxBody can be tuned into a road-hugging beast that would make Carroll Shelby himself nod in approval”.

The Feature Car

Performance

Emerging from this tapestry of history and potential is our feature car, a custom-built Fox Body Mustang equipped with a menacing Twin Turbo system. Powered by a 427w Dart SHP Block with 9.5:1 Compression, and Borg Warner S366’s Twin Turbo, this Mustang packs a punch that would make a heavyweight boxer flinch.

“this Mustang packs a punch that would make a heavyweight boxer flinch”.

Twin Turbo Fox Body Fox Mustang with custom cowl hood

Ultimate Header Clamps, a 4″ Intercooler, a Griffin Radiator, Mark VIII Electric Fan, and a slew of other high-performance parts combine to tame and refine this beast’s fiery heart. The Snow Performance Water/Meth Kit and the NX Express Nitrous System give it a sharp kick, turning the performance dial up to eleven.

Transmission & Drivetrain

The transmission and drivetrain didn’t escape the owner’s expert touch. A Lentech Strip Terminator 4R70W with OD and Precision Industries Torque Converter manage the Mustang’s raw power. The 8.8 Strange S-Trac Differential and 35 Spline Strange Axles keep the car grounded and balanced, while Stifflers Transmission Mount and DS Safety Loop lend an extra layer of safety.

Maximum Motorsports Suspension, Front Coilovers and Brembo 4 Piston Front Brakes.
Maximum Motorsports Suspension, Front Coilovers and Brembo 4 Piston Front Brakes.

Suspension

A Maximum Motorsports Suspension, replete with HD Torque Arm, Panhard Bar, Extreme Duty Adjustable LCA’s, Front Coilovers, and Rear Torque Arm Springs form the underpinnings of this steed, ensuring precise handling, even in the most extreme conditions. This, coupled with Koni Yellows Adjustable Shocks & Struts and Team Z K-Member and Front A-Arms, deliver an unparalleled driving experience, blending comfort and performance in perfect harmony.

Wheels

Signature One Flagship 2 Piece Wheels with custom offsets, wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport 4S Tires, command attention. The Weld RT-S Wheels and Mickey Thompson ET Street R Drag Radials are the perfect combination of form and function, providing the necessary grip and stability to harness this car’s awe-inspiring power.

Exterior Mods

Though the exterior has largely been kept in pristine, original state (save for a cowl hood that hints at the beast beneath), the interior is a different story. A custom-made 2017 Mustang Steering Wheel presides over the cabin, coupled with 2014 GT500 Recaro Seats that provide comfort amidst the thrill of speed. SpeedHut Gauges keep the driver in tune with the beast, while the Alpine ILX-W650 and Alpine Type R 6.5″ Component Speakers turn the car into a concert on wheels.

427w Dart SHP Block 9.5:1 Compression and Borg Warner S366 Twin Turbo on Foxbody Mustang

Ford Mustang Fox Body Mod List:

Engine & Performance

  • 427w Dart SHP Block 9.5:1 Compression
  • Twin Turbo Borg Warner S366’s
  • 3″ Downpipes Ultimate Header Clamps
  • 4″ Intercooler
  • Griffin Radiator
  • Mark VIII Electric Fan
  • Pro-M EFI Engine Managment
  • Coil Near Plug Ignition
  • FireCore50 Wires
  • Trick Flow 205 11R Heads
  • Trick Flow Box R Intake (Ported) Ed Curtis Custom Cam
  • 90mm Accufab Throttle Body Pro-M Blow Thru MAF Sensor DynoMax UltraFlo Mufflers
  • NX Express Nitrous System
  • Snow Performance Water/Meth Kit
  • DeatschWerks 1500cc Injectors
  • Glennsperformance Sleeper Tank / Fuel Rail
  • Glennsperformance FPR
  • Jones Racing PS Pump
  • TuffStuff 225amp Alternator
  • Edelbrock Water Pump
  • March Pulleys
Signature One Flagship 2 Piece Wheels 19×8.5/19×9.5 with Custom Offsets wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport 4S Tires 245/35/19 up front and 275/35/19 on the rear.
Signature One Flagship 2 Piece Wheels 19×8.5/19×9.5 with Custom Offsets wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport 4S Tires 245/35/19 up front and 275/35/19 on the rear.

Transmission & Drivetrain

  • Lentech Strip Terminator 4R70W w/ OD Precision Industries Torque Converter
  • Hurst Quarter Stick
  • Remote Mount Transmission Cooler / Fan
  • Ford Racing Aluminum Driveshaft
  • 8.8 Strange S-Trac Differential
  • 35 Spline Strange Axles
  • Ford 9″ Ends
  • Stifflers Transmission Mount / DS Safety Loop

Suspension

  • Maximum Motorsports Suspension
  • HD Torque Arm
  • Panhard Bar
  • Extreme Duty Adjustable LCA’s
  • Front Coilovers
  • Rear Torque Arm Springs
  • Caster Camber Plates
  • MM Steering Shaft
  • SN95 Spindles
  • Koni Yellows Adjustable Shocks & Struts Team Z K-Member and Front A-Arms

Modded Foxbody Mustang on coilovers and lowered suspension.

Wheels

See Also
Modified Wide-body 2006 Ford Mustang S197 V6 With Air Suspension

  • Signature One Flagship 2 Piece Wheels 19×8.5/19×9.5 with Custom Offsets
  • Michelin Pilot Sport 4S Tires 245/35/19 up front and 275/35/19 on the rear
  • Weld RT-S Wheels 17.4.5/17×10.5
  • Mickey Thompson ET Street R Drag Radials
  • Mickey Thompson Front Runners

Brakes

  • Brembo 4 Piston Front Brakes
  • Full Tilt Boogie 13″ Rear Brakes Hydroboost System

Interior

  • Custom Made 2017 Mustang Steering Wheel
  • SpeedHut Gauges
  • 2014 GT500 Recaro Seats
  • Alpine ILX-W650
  • Alpine Type R 6.5″ Component Speakers
Custom Made 2017 Mustang Steering Wheel, SpeedHut Gauges, 2014 GT500 Recaro Seats.
Custom Made 2017 Mustang Steering Wheel, SpeedHut Gauges, 2014 GT500 Recaro Seats.

Questions & Answers

Why did you choose a Foxbody Mustang for your project? Is there an interesting story behind it?

– No real cool backstory on the car, I just had enough money and stupidity to build what I envisioned as a streetcar, technically it is I guess, but if I could do it all over again I would have gone with an 8.2 deck and kept it naturally aspirated.

What was the most difficult part of the build?
– Trying to fight the heat created by the turbos has the biggest headache, there is no blueprint on how to do this, it’s trial and error and there was tons of error, I’ve pretty much sorted out all the issues.

What do you love the most about this car?
– What I love most is that it’s not like anything else you’ll see out there when you look below the surface, the engine, the interior, the wheels, the hood, nothing cookie cutter on this car.

Conclusion

In conclusion, the charm of the Fox Body Mustang lies in its blend of past, present, and future. Its unmistakable 80’s design makes it a time capsule, while its penchant for customization turns it into a canvas for gearheads to project their dreams onto. And in this case, those dreams have been realized in a symphony of steel, rubber, and roar – a twin-turbocharged wonder that has taken a legendary canvas and turned it into a masterpiece.

This Fox is Currently FOR SALE!

Now, hold on to your driving gloves because there’s an exciting twist in the tale. This custom-built marvel, this glorious testament to the art of modification, this very Fox Body Mustang, is up for sale. Yes, you read that right. If your heart’s pounding a little faster and your hands are itching to grip that custom 2017 Mustang steering wheel, reach out to the owner directly on Instagram @jhracingelectronics.

Modded Ford Mustang Fox Body supercharger and cowl hood

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