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Old 12-06-2010, 04:33 PM   #1
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has anybody heard of them?
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Old 12-06-2010, 04:48 PM   #2
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Old 12-06-2010, 04:48 PM   #3
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yeppers is it a fox body?
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Old 12-06-2010, 04:51 PM   #4
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They did foxes as well as sn95's



Here's a little history:

DECH Motorsports was founded in 1985 by DEREK HANSON, seeking to provide an attainable high performance vehicle for racing enthusiasts, at an affordable price, the search was focused on the FORD MUSTANG and the CHEVEROLET CAMARO. The Mustang proved to be the victor, chosen for durability, weight and value, it would prove to be the ideal candidate for Derek's suspension tunning ability. Starting out with just a few dedicated customers, DECH set out to change the face of affordable high performance automobiles throughout Canada, and eventually all of North America.

Utilizing a vast knowledge of suspension, DECH set out to analyze all the performance parameters of the car, and evaluate which modifications would best elicit the desired level of handling neccassary to out perform everything else on the street, and the track. Designing and testing numerous types of coil springs ( using spring rate test equipment not just seat of the pants testing ) and combing the damping attributes of Koni struts and shocks, the net result was a car that could lap the track with ease and still comfortably convey their owners to and from the course, without shattering vertebrae. These early DECH Mustangs were custom built to owner specifications, and came with a base horsepower rating of 240 HP, many were destined for S.C.C.A. roadcourse events that DECH was soon to be dominant in.

Around this same time in the United States, a man named Steve Saleen was starting to put together his own SALEEN Mustangs, he had also recognized the potential of the FORD ponycar and with a background in scca racing he attacked the Mustang converting it into a world class super car. Although suspension, braking and aerodynamic modifications set the car apart from the rest of the pack, the car still lacked any significant power improvements. These were to be the cars directly compared to DECH Mustangs, and many would go head to head in competion. In fact DECH would provide Steve Saleen with a pit crew for his first race at Mosport Park in Toronto, ONT and DECH would use a modified version of the Saleen ground effects package on their first run of production cars for dealer distribution.

Soon afterward DECH decided to invest in designing, wind tunnel testing and producing their own aerodynamics system for all future production and customer vehicles, to further differentiate themselves from other aftermarket Mustang companies. The look alone would set the cars apart from the now very popular crowd, but what lay beneath the surface would elevate the car to cult stature in the circles of performance automobiles. Regularly whipping past exotics and other performance cars at open roadcourse events put on by DECH and other companies and car clubs. One ride around the course at Shannonville's Fabi track with Derek or his son, and cheif of research and development, Van Peter Hanson and all the potential of the cars become glowingly apartent. Continueous research and development through on track and on bench testing led the team at DECH to develope the SPEEDDRIVE Spring package, GRABBERS, Strut tower mount bearing assembly, Lower chassis stiffening member, and the DECH ASG rear suspension system , along with their own front disc braking system (unfortunately very expensive and soon outdated by the FORD Motorsport Cobra R m-2300-k package ) all proving their determination to produce the best possible machine and products without re-inventing the wheel.

The philosophy of the development team was " less is more ", by allowing the car to work as designed, they didn't need to rebalance the car for every small change applied to it (ie; no eurathane bushings on sway bars etc.. too tight in front means changes needed in rear to compensate and rebalance car) thus allowing the parts to be of highest quality since not every part on the car would be replaced and overall cost could be controlled. Typically the 1987-1993 DECH Mustang could be purchased for around $35,000 Canadian, very reasonable compared to vehicles of equal or lesser capabilities. Serviceable by any FORD dealer while being completely emissions legal, these performance machines became very popular on the SCCA circuit in CANADA and the United States.

Selling both complete cars, through their select dealers, and individual parts for customer improvement the team at DECH soon moved their sites to the new SN95 chassis of the 1994 redesigned Mustang. A briefing by FORD representatives showed all the improvements that would allow DECH to further refine the car into a totall thoroughbred. New capabiliteis built into the car allowed the fine tunning of the chassis to a new level while keeping the drivealilty exceptional. A new concept was utuilized in the design and production of a rear wing for the car, the AFD-IV would improve air flow aound the vehicle while improving traction at speed, by eliminating high speed lift. Complementing the wing was a new splitter style air dam, the AD-I would help hold the front tires to the road and deflect air towards the front brakes. Of course it looked great as well, a selling point all on it's own. The DECH ASG debued on the track with this car and would soon go into full production for the 1997 product year. Customers raved about the systems ability to control the rear axel, and the body weight transfer during braking, acceleration and cornering.

Power was also a important part of the development team's plan to elevate the car's status. The well known K&N air filter leads the list of modifications on all cars, DECH designed underdrive pullies, either a Walker Dynomax or Borla cat-back exhaust system, retooled stock exhaust headers, ported stock heads, 1.6 ratio roller rockers and modified intake track boosted power on the 5.0 Litre engine. The new 4.6 L cars soon got similar modifications with the SVO/Borla side exhaust kit being very popular. A supercharger from VORTECH would further enhance power producion for those so inclined.
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Old 12-06-2010, 05:21 PM   #5
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ya my boss has one and was telling me about it and just wanted to see if anybody on the forum had one or knew about them
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Old 12-06-2010, 05:53 PM   #6
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theres a coupe in pitt meadows with a dech kit on it. I think it was put together by killer. Was being driven by some old lady.
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Old 12-06-2010, 05:59 PM   #7
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lol ya my boss car is an 88 all origonal dech mustang white only 28 made of his car
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almost as rare as the Venon mustang......
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whats the venon mustang?
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There's only like 2 in the world ever made, super rare

If you find one for sale, buy it!
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there is a black one with centerlines thats been out on a few of my cruises
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Too funny, I bet he bought that 88 Dech if its the GT setup from Richport Ford, I used to go there and drool on it 20 something years ago.
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They were around from 1985-2000

There is a facebook page if you want to check it out:

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=5751909670
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