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I am curious about how everyone would build a car/fox body to be a top end car.

I am considering putting in for a Fed job in Germany(Land of the Autobahn), and was thinking of setting the car up for top speed. I want something that could maintain a speed of 120MPH for maybe 80-100 miles at a time.

I would want to stay with a 5.0L, and wouldn't want anything one-off as whenever you break anything it is at least 1 week for the mail to get there, plus order time..waiting for money time/payday..etc.

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If it were me, I'd install:

-subframes
-strut tower
-k-member (g-load) brace
-panhard <-- important!
-17-18" rims w/ good tires
-maybe some bolt ons for power, but not really necessary

This is the setup I used on the Texas World Speedway @ 140mph. It was very stable.
 

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Thanks, this is along the lines of what I was thinking. Something to stiffen up the chassis.




Severisth said:
If it were me, I'd install:

-subframes
-strut tower
-k-member (g-load) brace
-panhard <-- important!
-17-18" rims w/ good tires
-maybe some bolt ons for power, but not really necessary

This is the setup I used on the Texas World Speedway @ 140mph. It was very stable.
 

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If it were me, here is what I'd want.

Engine:
Forged rebuild.
AFR 165's
Mild cam
Cobra Upper/Lower
Police Fan Clutch
FlexLite Fan
T56 tranny
3 core aluminum radiator
And a really good SAFE tune.

Tires/Brakes
Upgrade to bigger brakes all around.
Wider tires/wheels

Suspension
Tube K
5way shocks all around
Good springs

That would make a really good autobahn car :)
 

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Oh yeah, bigger brakes and a shocks/struts/springs package would be a good addition.

Personally, I'd make sure the car is stable and safe before adding a whole lot of power. From the factory it's good for sustained 120. :D
 
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