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Florida Highway Patrol SSP Mustang Hits The Dyno

Created by Jude Horstman
Date Created: 5/17/2022
Last Updated: 5/17/2022

For this dyno, we take Jared's 1989 Florida Highway Patrol SSP and find out how much power it makes!

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The Mustang SSP stands for "Special Service Package" and was a special edition Mustang created after a special project for the California Highway Patrol in 1982. In the early 1980s, the CHP reached out to Ford to test the Mustang as a high-speed enforcement vehicle. After a rigorous 18-month test of the 1979 Chevrolet Camaro, the California Highway Patrol chose not to utilize the Camaro as part of their fleet and make the Ford Mustang police car official. Florida was the second state to use the SSP Mustangs, starting in 1983 and continuing through 1993.


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Dyno Technical Data

  • Stock 302 W/ Unknown Cam (Possibly Ford Racing Letter Cam)
  • GT40 P Heads
  • 75 mm TB/Mass Air
  • Factory CAI w/ 24lb Injectors
  • 4.10 Rear Gears w/ T5 Transmission | Pull Will Be Made In 4th Gear (1:1 ratio)
  • Trick Flow Track Heat Intake Manifold
  • Contour Electric Fans
  • SVE Radiator
  • Aluminum Driveshaft
  • Ford Racing Shorty Headers
  • Off-Road Mid Pipe
  • Cat Back Exhaust & Flowmaster Mufflers
  • Stock Fuel System | 93 Octane
  • Timing Is Set At 14 Degrees
  • 225/55/16 Rear Tire

Dyno Results

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Here are the results! This 1989 FHP SSP Fox Body Mustang produced an impressive 257 RWHP at 5000 RPM and 294 RWTQ at 3900 RPM. It's safe to say that this car could catch any criminal in the late 80s! If you're interested in modifying your Fox Body Mustang, be sure to check out our engine modifications! Until next time, keep right here with the real Fox Body Enthusiasts at LMR.com.


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Florida Highway Patrol SSP Mustang Hits The Dyno!

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Published on 2022-04-19
How much power will this SSP Fox Body Mustang make?

The Mustang SSP stands for "Special Service Package" and was a special edition Mustang created after a special project for the California Highway Patrol in 1982. In the early 1980s, the CHP reached out to Ford to test the Mustang as high-speed enforcement vehicles. After a rigorous 18 month test of the 1979 Chevrolet Camaro, the California Highway Patrol chose not to utilize the Camaro as part of their fleet and make the Ford Mustang police car official.

Florida was second to use the SSP Mustangs starting in 1983 continuing through 1993.

Here's the mod/spec list for Jared's SSP Mustang:
P heads
FRPP shorty headers
75 mm TB/Mass Air
24lb injectors
410 gears
Trick Flow Track Heat Intake Manifold
Contour electric fans
SVE radiator
aluminum driveshaft
Flowmaster mufflers
93 octane

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What Is A Mustang SSP?
https://lmr.com/products/what-is-an-ssp-mustang

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