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i have two friends one with a stock 97 mark 8 and the other with a 87 stang 5.0. The stang has 3.73's, shift kit and a cold air intake and maybe someother minor stuff that wouldnt make to much of a differance, not sure. I know stock the mark 8 is listed at 280 hp and the stang is listed at 225 hp. But who will win this race and by how much?

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I'll bet 100 on the M8. Its a little heavier than the Mustang, but it has like 80hp and a lot more torque. If the M8 knows how to launch, he will DEFINENTLY win.
 

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I'll bet 100 on the M8. Its a little heavier than the Mustang, but it has like 80hp and a lot more torque. If the M8 knows how to launch, he will DEFINENTLY win.
ill take that bet, my money is on the stang. hands down. 3+ car lengths
 

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This would be an interesting race. It will depend on the running condition of the mustang. The mustang is significantly lighter and the 3.73's are going to help it a lot in making up the hp difference. The Mark viii is going to need to be driven perfectly to beat a well tuned and maintained mustang.

I don't know which one to guess, my gut says the mustang will win but it will be close.
 

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88 - 93 LX 5.0 5 spds are capable of mid 14's stock. Auto's are not that much slower. Last time I checked mk viii were 15 cars. That LX has the potential to run in the 14's, I don't think a stock mk viii can. It really depends on how that mustang was maintained. The more I think about it, I am with Keith, 3+ car lengths for the mustang if the mustang is in good running order otherwise it will be close.
 

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That mustang is 16 years old. If a kid is driving it I betya it has rustholes out the a$$... sure it COULD have ran HIGH 14's... back in 89 (when I was 4!)

God knows what kind of engine problems it has. =)
 

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the mustang is automatic, he has the b&m hammer shifter. it seems to be in good running order from what i can tell.

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Mustang will pull it out of the hole and the Mark VIII will have to top end it to have a chance. I only see the stock MK8 as being a mid 15sec car @ 93-94mph.
My money is on the Mustang.
 

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The 87 Mustang (automatic) has no chance against the Mark VIII
My '88 Mustang LX AOD ran a 14.6 @ 93MPH bone stock with 2.73's and everything stock as it came from ford. Car was in excellent tune. 87-88 cars are the strongest running 5.0s from the factory.

My '93 Mark VIII ('93's are the fastest year for Mark VIII's) ran 14.9 @ 93MPH bone stock. Again no mods, well maintained and yes i can drive on the track pretty well. 2nd Gen Mark VIII's are a little slower than the 1st gens so they might be mid-to-low 15 second cars.


My money is on the Mustang. The Mustang is lighter and has more torque (300 vs 285) than the Mark VIII. A well driven Mustang should beat a Mark VIII, but there are always exceptions to the rule. If the kid can't drive and proceeds to bake 2 gears of rubber off the line, then the Mustang is toast. But if he can drive he should take it. The mark 8 is slower getting off the line. It really needes steeper gears. The mustang's low end torque with the 5.0 really gets it moving fast. It's the top end that the Mark 8 begins to come back. Mustangs are good 0-90MPH cars and Mark 8's are good 60-130MPH cars. All that's just based of what i know from owning one of each.

They are two different cars so i'm not gonna go into a comparision on which is better in what areas and such, because they were not designed to compete with each other. But in a straight line, my Mustang is faster than my Mark VIII.
 

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stang by 2 1/2 car lengths... ill put a case of corona on it...
 

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I will take on any 5.0 Mustang LX or GT AOD (stock) any day of the week and give it a spanking with the Mark VIII. The 5-speed maybe a little different, but an aod stock stang is a dog. I've had both.:thumbsup:
 

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I will take on any 5.0 Mustang LX or GT AOD (stock) any day of the week and give it a spanking with the Mark VIII. The 5-speed maybe a little different, but an aod stock stang is a dog. I've had both.:thumbsup:
money talks bs walks, bring it and the title to the southside of chitown and we will settle this once and for all
 

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My buddy mike has a 94 5.0 GT, 5 speed. Trickflow Intake, Flowmaster exhaust, MSD Ignition and 3.23's. I wasted his a$$! raced from like 45- on one time.. I pulled ahead quite quickly. 0 - 100 was a joke... I got a nice head start, then when I hit 3k in first gear.. I was GOOOOONE. probly 6 car lengths when i hit 106.
 

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Vic, looks like I struck a nerve. Did you get spanked by a Mark VIII and still pissed about it. As you would say, DON'T SING IT BRING IT PUNK A$$. You bring so sorry a$$ to Norman and will treat you like the little beyotch you are.
 

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hmm never lost to a mark, so no ya didnt strike a nerve.

ive been around these cars for along time, so i can tell ya what a 4200+ pound car vs a 3200lb car can do.

i bet ya i can take that stang to a 13 sec 1/4 time slip, that stock mark, mabey a high 14.


take a look at rule number one and three.
 

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Goody said:
Are we still talking about a stock aod 5.0 lx? 13 sec. timeslip?????
no were talking about the one stated in the first post...

87 stang 5.0. The stang has 3.73's, shift kit and a cold air intake and maybe someother minor stuff
that one and a 13 isnt impossible.

im done with this thread, never to return.
 
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