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Shorties show up here quite often used at a $100 or less; just keep checking. I got mine off here for $100 and right after someone sold a set for $75. You know, if someone could fab up a good set of long tubes that would work with our MN12's, I'm sure they could stay stocked up with orders (I dunno, maybe not :zdunno:)! SCP moves quite a few mid-length Kooks, right?

I'm just saying.....
 

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i think its stupid how few parts there are for tbirds and how many there are for mustangs with basically the same motor. its like the companies didnt even try. things like headers and good options for intakes are not only very hard to find but if you do find them they are likely going to cost you 100 dollars more at least than the corrosponding mustang part
 

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i think its stupid how few parts there are for tbirds and how many there are for mustangs with basically the same motor. its like the companies didnt even try. things like headers and good options for intakes are not only very hard to find but if you do find them they are likely going to cost you 100 dollars more at least than the corrosponding mustang part
Unfortunately that's part of the price paid for not having to say "me too".

The companies go where the money is...very few actually have some sort of allegiance to anything other than Camaros, Mustangs, Chevelles, Challengers, Camaros, Mustangs, etc.
 

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Unfortunately that's part of the price paid for not having to say "me too".

The companies go where the money is...very few actually have some sort of allegiance to anything other than Camaros, Mustangs, Chevelles, Challengers, Camaros, Mustangs, etc.
True true, and the 4 year 94-97 run of 4.6L Thunderbird's aren't exactly collector items. Ford should have slapped Rally Sport, Super Sport, or Limited Edition on the sides of these cars, then demand would be higher LOL The SC's are a little more desireable..... Regardless, I like mine and really didn't give it much thought until I got one.
 

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Paint on performance wouldn't have help these cars, they were pretty much marketed as a two door taurus from their inception, not as a mustang alternative.

The problem with the lack of aftermarket is the majority of the owners of these are fickle and run to the hills when they realize their "cheap V8" coupe isnt so cheap to mod. Companies like MAC, BBK, Pypes, ect. that push out huge volumes of headers for the mustang crowd arent about to make a pair for these when theres 4 people who will actually pay the extra cost for them.
 

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I remember the southern talking woman being on TV selling cougars when they were new cars. The marketing campaign for the mn12 was a half a$$ed affair since I can't remember what was selling the birds. I mean its funny how you can sell more cars if you hook people but its like they TRIED to make it sell less and less. Ford was done dumping money into the car after 93. Maybe because the stang was the money-maker-meat-n-potatoes(aka new sn95) they didn't want any public confusion when people wanted a rear drive coupe. I kinda like the fact an mn12 tbird is nothing else but a cat or bird. Interesting cars never stay around for long.
 

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They're bread and butter was the trucks/SUV's, it cost a billion dollars to develop the MN12 and had a puny profit margin, it cost them comparably nothing to develop the SUV's (like putting a roof on the ranger and f150 was complicated) thus having a huge profit margin.

I don't think the MN12 ever was considered by Ford a threat to Mustang sales, especially in the time period when the probe was supposed to be the "new" mustang.
 

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LOL the mazda stang thats right they were really close to that being that stang. However they used that rehashed sn95 to a huge profit as well as the FAD of SUVs blowin up at that point. Even the probe got tossed like the mn12.
 

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They're bread and butter was the trucks/SUV's, it cost a billion dollars to develop the MN12 and had a puny profit margin, it cost them comparably nothing to develop the SUV's (like putting a roof on the ranger and f150 was complicated) thus having a huge profit margin.

I don't think the MN12 ever was considered by Ford a threat to Mustang sales, especially in the time period when the probe was supposed to be the "new" mustang.
Interesting trivia I once heard about the Probe: it was purposely phallic designed and shaped to attract female car buyers..... I'm not sure where I read that; I think one of the Trivial Pursuit games - no lie!
 

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it was purposely phallic designed and shaped to attract female car buyers.....
I can believe that... I sure as heck never cared for them.
 

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LOL the mazda stang thats right they were really close to that being that stang. However they used that rehashed sn95 to a huge profit as well as the FAD of SUVs blowin up at that point. Even the probe got tossed like the mn12.
Well lets agree, Ford turned into major cheap asses in that time period :tongue:

I think there were higher hopes for the Probe than the mn12's, these cars were doomed from the day they went overbudget in development. The probe at least had a complete reskin in its life cycle, the updates with the mn12 were ridiculously marginal, even the '94 restyling (which was basicly a smoother version of the 89 SC and 91 Cougar lol)
 
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