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hi, i'm a pt member :)i decided to pop in here :) hope you all don't mind. ok, as far as the 1stgen turbos, i'm aware both cars have the same engine, turbo, tranny? what else are the same? eca? ecu? drive train? pls educated me :D thx
 

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ummm....

Basically everything is the same except the body. The floorplan and suspension on both cars dates back to the early-mid 80's 626, as does the engine. Ford designed a different top half of the unibody for the Probe, but it's a 626 underneath. There are probably many wiring differences and such, but mechanically its the same as far as I know.
 

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If the Probe is heavier, then why did it do better in all the contemporary performance tests? Like Car and Driver got 7.0sec to 60mph in the MX6, but 6.7 in the Probe. Don't say aerodynamics because I think the CD is the same on both cars @ .32 even though the Probe appears sleeker.

Perhaps the extra wieght helped traction off the line.

[Edited by antiSUV on 11-28-2000 at 02:53 AM]
 

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The years for the probe were odd. 1989 Gt's were 2870lbs. 1990 3000lbs., 1991 back to 2870lbs., and again 1992 3000lbs. dunno what they changed between years that made 130lb. diff.
 
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