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Old 02-04-2019, 12:10 PM
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I'm building a 94 NA and swapping in a 5.0 and T5 from a 89 mustang. I wanted to know if anyone ever used an aftermarket tubular mustang crossmember and just made mounts to attach to the miata. I found someone selling one and it looks like it would work.

Any reason not to go this route?
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Old 02-04-2019, 12:36 PM
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If you can weld up cups to fit over the frame rails it could work. Keep in mind your exhaust will be running over/under or though it. The V8R xmember has half pipe sections for the exhaust to run though. Martin's has bends to run pipes under as well.
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Ya it has two curves in it for the exhaust to pass under it. It looks like a simple solution with a little fab work. I just wonder why more people don't use it.
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The tubular Mustang crossmember takes up more room so the pipes hang down a little more. The half-pipe solution allows for more ground clearance.
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cvx_20 is too modest to self promote, but he makes and sales a very nice tubular sub-frame. No affiliation, just an admirer or his work.

Good Luck, RonR
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Thanks for the replies. I can make something but I just thought that the mustang tubular crossmember looked like a close fit. In my searching and reading I came across a crossmember that is V shaped and bolts to the tunnel. This looks like a good solution with the right reinforcement, does anyone have any info on that setup? Looks easy to make too.
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