GSM# 005433




updated: Dec 18th 2006 @ 12:15 PM

1987 Mustang LX 5.0L HO

Additions to MY STANG...


Cowl Induction Hood, Dual Flowmaster Exhaust, K&N Cold Air Intake, Accell 8mm Ignition Wires,  Bosch Platinum Spark Plugs, ACDelco Performance Alternator, ACDelco Heavy Duty Switch Starter Solenoid


Zoom Racing Clutch,  Steeda Adjustable Clutch Cable, Steeda Double Hook Quadrant, Steeda Firewall Cable Adjuster


Steeda Heavy Duty Endlinks


Two Hypnotic Virtigo 12" speakers, 760 watt Pioneer Amp, Mp3,CD,DVD player, 5.0 Pedal Pads

The big news for 1987 was a completely restyled interior and Ford's new "aero-look". Cosmetically, the Mustang received a new front fascia, tail lamps, rear side window, and body-side moldings. The 10-hole cast aluminum rims of the previous year's GT became standard for the 5.0L LX models. The 5.0L engine received a larger 60 mm throttle body and new "E5TE" truck heads with smaller combustion chambers which helped boost power. The CR dropped slightly to 9.0:1 due to dished forged pistons.  Both the manual and automatic transmission for the 5.0L now came with the 2.73:1 rear axle ratio. Suspension improvements, inspired by the SVO, featured a new crossmember, alignment changes and increased wheel travel.

In an October 1986 issue of Road & Track magazine, the Mustang GT edged-out the Camaro 5.7L IROC-Z in 0 to 60 times and Quarter mile speed. The GT sprinted to 60 MPH in just 6.7 seconds while the Camaro was ever so close at 6.8 seconds. Both cars reached the quarter mile in 15.3 seconds, but the GT's trap speed was 93.0 MPH; 3 MPH more than the Camaro's. Better yet, the 2-door 5.0L LX coupe could hammer the Quarter mile in mid-14s right off the showroom floor. WOW! (Mustang 3, Camaro 0)

Horsepower : 225 BHP   @ 4200 RPM
  220 BHP   @ 4200 RPM (4-speed automatic)
Torque     : 300 Ft-Lb @ 3200 RPM
Base Price : $10,165  (2-door LX coupe)
Total Cars Produced : 159,145
5.0L Cars (non GT)  :  16,609
GT Cars        :  47,539

There are few cars which can claim as big an impact on the 1980s muscle-car scene as the 5.0L Mustang. For a bargain price it gave enthusiasts a torquey V8 engine, enough luxury and good handling, exactly what buyers wanted, hence it was a massive hit. Although the 1987-93 GT was touted as the performance version, the base LX model came without the range-topping GT's bodykit, hence it had far greater aerodynamics by allowing the air to also pass under the chassis and was slightly lighter which made it the quickermodel of the 2 mustangs.
Motoring magazines which had the car on test had the T5 manual five-speed versions running low-14-second quarter-miles, surpassing many higher powered muscle cars of the 1960s and 1970s. It was definitely much better in handling too because of progressive rate springs and 'Quadra-shock' horizontal shocks at either side of the axle to prevent wheel hop and therefore improve traction. The LX was so good that the US police chose it for high-speed patrol work. Thats how the foxxes rightfully earned the name "porsche catchers"


Page Listing
Tweetstang4658 views

Last 3 User Comments
Apr 9th, 2008 @ 8:11 PM


got ya ranked. stop by and check out my 03 GT whenever you get a chance

Feb 8th, 2008 @ 5:22 AM


got ya ranked. sweet stang.plz return the favor. if you get a chance check out n4arides site.

Nov 10th, 2007 @ 1:53 PM


Nice ride.  Ranked ya.  Check out mine.

Advertise With GS!
Fuel your mustang love.
gotstang owns

© 2004-2015 Gostang.com

All product names are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies

gotstang.com is not affiliated with Ford Motor Company