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Fox Body Restoration Guide: Ignition System

Created by Jeff Jimenez
Date Created: 2/18/2014
Last Updated: 8/11/2022

Our Fox Body Ignition System Guide includes distributor install, ignition coil replacement and plenty more helpful how to videos and articles.

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  • Fox Body Mustang Restoration Guide: Ignition System

If you are looking to throw some performance parts at your Fox Body Mustang, one of the most important things you can do is make sure your supporting mods are in place. By “supporting mods,” we mean a healthy fuel and ignition system. If you need help with your fuel system, be sure to check our tech guide here: Fox Body Mustang Fuel System Guide.

When it comes to ensuring you have a good solid ignition system in your Fox Body Mustang, you need to remember there are 4 major components:

  • Distributor and TFI Module
  • Ignition Coil
  • Spark Plug Wires
  • Spark Plugs

Depending on your future performance modification or the current state of any of these ignition components will dictate how you should approach your project Fox Body. Regardless of what you need to do to your Fox Body Mustang, you will find full step-by-step installation videos and tech articles below to help you install any of these components. This is perfect for any DIY customer that is looking for a hands-on experience for any Mustang enthusiast. Whether you are trying to squeeze every bit of horsepower you can out of your 5.0L Mustang, or if you are just looking to do a simple tuneup, LMR has your back!

A good rule of thumb for any Fox Body Mustang project is if you want to add some performance parts (cold air intake, exhaust, cam, etc.) to your Ford Mustang, and your ignition system is still the factory components time for an upgrade. If you look at simple bolt-on performance aftermarket parts, you will be fine with upgrading the ignition coil, plug wires, and spark plugs. Unless your distributor is giving you issues, you shouldn’t need to replace it for a bolt-on build Fox Body Mustang. LMR also carries hard-to-find ignition items like connectors, wiring harnesses, and ignition switches to complete your Fox Body Ignition System from start to finish!


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Jeff has written for LMR for 12+ years and has owned multiple Mustangs and an SVT Lightning. His passion for writing comes from a love of the Mustang community & creating a great customer experience. Read more...