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Lost my Bird last month (stolen). I was just test driving a '95, it really seemed to be down on power compared to my '97.

Is there a big difference in power between the years?

Right now I'm leaning toward the '96 with the better gagues. Is there a power diference here as well?

Main conciderations, #1 '96, gauges; #2 '97, newer (power?); #3 sport handling package.:leftright
 

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Your '95 Probably had a 3.08 as opposed to the 3.27's in your '97 and a crappier intake.
 

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'96 and '97 cars are the same power and torque wise. '94-97 are all factory rated by Ford at 205 bhp, but that may be a tad high for 94 and 95 cars.

If I got another N/A MN12, I'd look for a '96 Sport, but I sure as heck wouldn't turn down a '97. The gauges can be swapped out after all. And the '97 has cupholders stock ;)

I'd say get whatever is the best deal you can find, either a 96 or 97. Can't go wrong.
 

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the 96-7 are a little more friendly mod-wise, but if equipped right a 94-5 can be just as quick from the factory. my 95 ran 15.76 bone stock, so they're not all slouches.
 

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the 96-97 's had like 20 more foot pounds of tq over the 94-95's because of the different intakes
 

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96/97 Heads can accomadate PI cams without any change in springs. Plus you can swap the PI intake straight on as well.

I'd opt for a 96/97 if possible. But you can swap 96/97 heads onto a 94/95.
 

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SCsmo said:
the 96-97 's had like 20 more foot pounds of tq over the 94-95's because of the different intakes
And because the pre-96 heads SUCK!! :D

(Somewhere there's a post/article with photos to prove it!) :thumbsup:

I'd recommend a 96 Sport if you can find it. You get the improved power, updated looks, but keep the gauges.

Just MHO. :D
 

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So a 95 factory freak ran 15.7...I've seen a stock 96 run a 15 flat.

The 15ft-lbs and 3.27s makes a big difference.
 

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The sport option is a big plus.
When I went from a 95 to a 96 sport there was a world of difference.
 

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just to throw it out there...
Il sell my car for




















Eleventy billion dollars. j/k, good luck chief go for the 96 sport, maybe you get luck and find an early 96 with the smaller 10.8 brakes and have to excuse to get PBRs:) Just remember, It aint a Sport if JJJJ aint the spring code.

joseph
 
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