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Sold the IROC-Z, now what???

Discussion in 'Car Forum' started by hotrodtba, Oct 8, 2005.

  1. hotrodtba

    hotrodtba Jr. Ammo Whore

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    Well I got bored with my IROC-Z, so I sold it. Now I am looking for something different. Thinking about going Mustang this time. 94-98 GT 5-speed. Or a 94-97 LT1 car, Camaro or Firebird. Would like a 6-speed, but they go for a lot more than an automatic car. Looking to spend about $5000. Any input or ideas would be cool.
     
  2. bac1023

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    Wow, that was quick! Did you have it a month?

    I vote for the Mustang.;f
     

  3. hotrodtba

    hotrodtba Jr. Ammo Whore

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    Had it about two months. It was my 3rd IROC, so I got bored with it really fast.

    I am leaning towards the Mustang GT too. I know the 94-98 were not that fast, but I love how they sound, and the aftermarket is huge for them. I think I am going to look for a 94 or 95, so I can get the 5.0 pushrod motor.
     
  4. bac1023

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    Good luck in your search. There should be plenty of cars to choose from.
     
  5. Asha'man

    Asha'man eat the eat!

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    '94-'98 are sloooow when stock, especially the 4.6 cars. Do the basic 5.0 aftermarket on the '94-'95 and it should be fun, or a PI headswap and a blower on the '96-'98 and you oughta be set.

    Brian
     
  6. hotrodtba

    hotrodtba Jr. Ammo Whore

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    Thats what I have heard. I have even heard the late 80's GT's were faster than the 94-95's, but I don't care for that body style.
     
  7. Asha'man

    Asha'man eat the eat!

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    Foxes are indeed faster than SN95s. They weigh less and were rated at 225fwhp rather than 215fwhp in the later cars. And how can you not like the Fox?!

    [​IMG]

    (Yeah, I'm pic whoring ;) )

    Brian
     
  8. hotrodtba

    hotrodtba Jr. Ammo Whore

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    I don't mind the look of the older ones, I just prefer the 94+ ones better. As far as the older ones go, I like the GT's better than the LX's, although yours does look pretty sharp.
     
  9. PistolWhip

    PistolWhip Ammo Whore

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    Add $10k to the amount you want to spend and you can have the monster in the link in my sig. 36k miles, 500+ RWHP, $18k in receipts and Ice cold A/C. What more could you ask for.;)
     
  10. hotrodtba

    hotrodtba Jr. Ammo Whore

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    Nice car, but only in my dreams. ;Q
     
  11. DaisyCutter

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    I bought a 95 Mustang GTS a couple months back. It's clean and looks nice, has 126,000 miles, and cost me $4150. It's a toy that I get to drive daily (instead of my less efficient 3/4 Ram Hemi). The Mustang has been getting 19.8 mpg so far.

    It's no blazingly fast, but it sounds good and it's quicker than the average car.

    The reason I chose this one it because the owner was original, 47 years old, and hadn't "modded" it.

    All the Fox Mustangs that were for sale were pretty ratted out, had been modded by 3-4 clueless teenagers, minimum, and had A/C that wasn't originally designed to work with R-134a freon. I've heard of few long term success stories with converted A/C units, and I've always had bad luck with them myself.

    Plus I really wanted the last 5.0 Mustang, Kinda like my bike is the last CR500 (2001).

    Fast is relative, there is always somebody faster and always somebody slower. If it's fast enough to make your balls tingle, than that should be enough.
     
  12. hotrodtba

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    I am looking for basically the same thing you bought. I found a 95 with 98,000 miles for $3400, but it needs repainted, and some other small stuff fixed. Have not made up my mind if I want it or not.

    I also agree that most of the foxes I have seen are trashed.
     
  13. epsylum

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    You sound like a muscle car guy, if that is tue, then I also vote for a mustang.

    Personally I would get a second generation Supra turbo. I have wanted on of those since they were new.
     
  14. BigC3031

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    camaros prices have jumped since the general dropped them. It pains me to say it but go with a fox body, just keep looking till you find a good one.

    patience is a virtue.
     
  15. Clem Eastwood

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    my 94 6 speed hardtop.

    stock it ran 13.80s@101 w/ a 2.2 60'

    after pcm tuning, cold air kit, headers and catback it runs 13.30s@105 w/ a 2.1 60'. a 12 bolt rear end with 4.10s might put it in the 12s.
     
  16. hotrodtba

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    Nice Car!!

    I am torn because I want to try the Mustang, something different, but the mid 90's F-Body's look so good, especially the Trans Am's. And they are soo much faster than the Mustangs. I am really looking for a Trans Am, 6-speed, and t-tops. I may just save my money and keep looking for one.
     
  17. Clem Eastwood

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    this is my first f body, but ive had 2 fox bodies. the mustangs are better 'hot rods' but the camaros are better 'road cars'. mine has subframe connectors and is so much more stiff then my mustangs with the same subframe connectors, its sick. if i were you id just go put the 5K down on a LS1 car and make payments. i love my lt1, i bought it for a daily driver. but my Z is a fast one, stock it went 101mph in the 1/4. most lt1s run 96-98mph. so....this LT1 has been a really good car. but it was a one woman owner car, so it hasnt been abused or wrecked. the optispark went out at 70K like they all do, and i put a DS window motor in it and a fuel pump. but its an 11 year old car, **** happens.
     
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  18. hotrodtba

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    Yea, that sounds like all common LT1 problems.

    I have thought about saving my money over the winter and buying an LS1 car next year. They have been going relativly cheap lately.
     
  19. Clem Eastwood

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    the fuel pump and window motors will go out in LS1s as well. the LS1 shortblocks (namely main and rod bearings, rod bolts) and valvetrain arent as durable as the lt1 in stock form. they both have their pros and cons.
     
  20. bac1023

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    Looks great.