Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Meridian, Idaho,U.S.A.
I have a buddy with an N/A 427 stroker '94 Cobra and I have a turbo 302 Fox. Performance wise, they are very close at the track. Here's the main differences I've noticed driving the two back to back. His car is much more fun on the street. It has instant torque and makes awesome sounds. However, the huge cam and loud exhaust wear on you. Especially compared to my car. Mine drives like a stock Fox, until the boost hits. It's quiet and very stealthy. There's no hiding the 427. If it's not your DD, you may be happier with a bigger N/A motor. If it's your DD, go turbo.
1989 5.0 T5 LX Hatch - Explorer Short Block with an FMS F-303 cam, TFS TW170 heads, Tmoss Ported Cobra Intake, an On3 Turbo Kit with a 67mm Ceramic Ball Bearing Turbo, and backed by a T56 Magnum 6spd with 3.55's