Mark Houlahan
Tech Editor, Mustang Monthly
July 1, 2014

By now there’s not a lot on your typical Fox Mustang hasn’t been replaced, upgraded, or repaired. When you consider the fact that the newest Fox Mustang is 21 years old the whole generation of Fox Mustangs (1979-1993) is arguably considered “classic car” territory. Upgrading to performance suspension, adding engine upgrades for horsepower, et all, were and still are, very popular. Considering that these upgrades themselves are often over 20 years old and with many miles on them, we often see Fox Mustang owners adding these same upgrades to their Mustangs again due to age of these parts. Just because they’re aftermarket parts doesn’t mean they’ll last forever!

Items such as upholstery, weather stripping, and even electronics/wiring aren’t immune to age and wear due to usage. Our own ’90 Mustang 5.0L hatch has seen several sets of door seals, power door lock actuators, and more in the 24 years we’ve owned. Even our Mustang’s audio system, which was state of the art when upgraded way back in 1994, is ancient by today’s standards. An in-dash AM/FM/Cassette stereo with a 10-disc CD changer was downright “kick ass” but today it just doesn’t cut the mustard. No, today’s audio systems include Bluetooth connectivity (for both audio and phone applications), HD Radio for crystal-clear music, and so much more. We felt it was high-time to upgrade our Mustang’s audio system and step into the 21st century with the help of the folks at Pioneer ( Check out the install in the following photos and see how easy it is.

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