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TFI Module Relocation Remote kit for Fox body Mustang

FatFoxx

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Hey guys I just wanted to get the word out to all you TFI Replacers! LOL! Fox Mustang Restorations is selling a kit that will keep you from having to replace those heatsoaked TFI Modules that continue to break down. If you need any info about why you need one of these kits you can contact Matt @ FMR. Here is the link http://www.foxresto.com/products/view/1864/1986_93_TFI_Relocation_Kit . You can also reply on this thread and I can break down any questions you may have. I broke down in Myrtle Beach during Mustang Week due to the TFI failing on me. I had a photo shoot with 5.0 Mustang Magazine and the Foxbody Cruise the next morning and I didn't know what I was going to do. With help we figured out that the TFI Module was smoked probable due to the speedway runs and the heat that day. The car started back up but ran like crap just enough for me to get to a parts store. I had wished that I had a kit like this for sure that day! Just something to pass along to the masses!
 

FatFoxx

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And I'm sure all of us have been there at one point or another.

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Before I put one on my car I had already replaced the Module 4 times. The last one was an MSD. They sent me a New PIP and TFI Module. As soon as I got it I installed it on the kit. My car has never ran this great! A lot of people had no idea that Ford had a lawsuit filed against them for this. The Class action lawsuit was a big deal! This pertained to all Ford with the TFI Module mounted to the distributor. Ford actually started putting these kits on the 94-95 Mustang from the factory. Just a TFI Information class for those who are unaware!
 

FatFoxx

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not a bad kit, but you can do it yourself with nothing more than a little wire and some crimps
Everything is included in the kit. No need to buy wire or crimps! The harness that runs from the distributor to the Remote mounted TFI Module is a three wire twisted shielded cable w/drain wire. The twist cancel out frequencies and the shield (aluminum shield wrap) with the drain wire blocks the RFI going across the wires. When you run a cable without a shield in parrallel the frequencies off the wires transfers to the surrounding wires and in some cases throws off signals going to the computer. This is a well put together kit and the only thing you need to buy will be the Thermal Compound from Radio Shack. The heatsink is also a big factor. If you go to the junkyard to find one (good luck!) you will have problems finding older vehicles that had them on it. The junk yards are crushing these cars because they can't make a profit on them anymore. If you would like to just cut some wire and buy some crimps you will have several places to go to get everything you need. You will need to go to the junkyard for sure, that will take hours to rumage through countless cars, go to the supply house and buy wire and some crimps, to the bolt supply store to get the bolts needed, radio shack to get the heatshrink if they have it in that size. You have spent a whole day just gathering up materials or more. This kit is meant to help people to just get it and put it on instead of running all over town or googling parts to buy. Of coarse if you want to do it by yourself then more power to you bro! Just thought it would help people that don't have the time to go looking for all this stuff. Thanks!!!
 

madspeed

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Im not bashing the kit or its components in any way, but you can also do this yourself with what you likely have lying around the garage, I know I have in the past.

Now, what are everyones thoughts on how necessary this is?
 

FatFoxx

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Cool! Here is why it is necessary. http://www.autosafety.org/ford-tfi-module-national-class-settlement. Ford knew this and that is one reason they started putting them on the 94-95 Mustang just saying.....
Twenty-two million Ford vehicles made from 1983 through 1995 have defective ignition modules that may cause the vehicle to stall and die on the highway at any time. Failure at highway speeds can cause the driver to lose control or even result in a stalled vehicle being hit by a truck. Some models had failure rates as high as 90%. According to Ford, two-thirds of the failures were of the "die on the road" type.
 
Yep, Had that problem with the 86. it was a Pita and costly having it troubleshot to find the problem. Ended up being told car needed other parts until module was finally replaced in the end. Kept having to bring it back for a new part each time. Took 5-months for us to really trust the car on long drives again, but has not been a problem since the expensive repair. Computer contol and fuel injection was still a new thing to many mechanics at the time to troubleshoot correctly. The GT was only a few years old at the time, if I recall.
Thanks, good info to know in the future.
 

FatFoxx

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Yep, Had that problem with the 86. it was a Pita and costly having it troubleshot to find the problem. Ended up being told car needed other parts until module was finally replaced in the end. Kept having to bring it back for a new part each time. Took 5-months for us to really trust the car on long drives again, but has not been a problem since the expensive repair. Computer contol and fuel injection was still a new thing to many mechanics at the time to troubleshoot correctly. The GT was only a few years old at the time, if I recall.
Thanks, good info to know in the future.
FMR has them 15% off this week! http://www.foxresto.com/products/view/1864/1986_93_TFI_Relocation_Kit.
 
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