Street Racing & Kill Stories - Stock '98 A4 Z28 vs. '01 Cobra with mods




LS WON A4
05-30-2012, 10:47 PM
2001 Cobra convertible: MGW shifter, lowering springs, O/R X, Flowmaster cat-back, and 3.73 gears + exhaust leak. Driver mod.

1998 Z28 coupe: K&N air filter, otherwise bone stock.

Note: I wasn't really paying attention to speeds through any of the races, so these are just estimates.

Race 1: 45-?. Cobra honks, still jumps, and leaves me a good four or five cars back. However I did slow his pull dramatically. Cobra wins.

Race 2: 20-100. Cobra gets on it getting back onto the interstate and I stay glued to his bumper the whole way (I'm talking 10-15ft).

I know this isn't much guys, and probably doesn't even excite a lot of you, but me and my buddy agreed to some runs and these were the outcomes. Keep in mind his car is a convertible and has an exhaust leak, but I was still impressed to hang with him like I did.


HioSSilver
05-30-2012, 10:58 PM
Did he have a mean look on his face???/ Could've been stoppy

LS WON A4
05-30-2012, 11:06 PM
No lol. He's a friend of mine. He obviously wasn't happy with the fact that I could hang with him pretty much stock (and with an automatic no less), but what can you do? Said his best time/trap is something like an 8.8 @ 85MPH or so.

Made a edit up there. Forgot to include his 3.73 gears.


S8ER95Z
05-31-2012, 02:04 PM
8.8 @ 85? He definitely does not have the driver mod then.

Redfire 03
05-31-2012, 03:04 PM
What does "8.85" translate into 1/4 mile approximately?

willys srt8
05-31-2012, 03:15 PM
What does "8.85" translate into 1/4 mile approximately?

High 13s

Redfire 03
05-31-2012, 03:18 PM
K Thx! It definitely should go faster than that w/ the little mods he has.

LS WON A4
05-31-2012, 04:38 PM
By driver mod I mean he gets through all his gears cleanly and quickly, not that he's the next Evan Smith. And by quickly I don't mean it sounds almost like an automatic. So maybe I threw driver mod out there inappropriately, sorry.

And the way it is around here...

'03/04 Cobra's: 8.0-8.2's.
5.0 GT's: 8.1-8.3's.
Stock LS1's and 4V's: anywhere from 8.6-9.0.
2V PI GT's: 9.3-9.6.
2V NPI GT's: 9.8-10.5

It's not as unlikely as some of you think it is. Even though my best pass is only an 8.9, I've achieved close to 84MPH despite my 80.9MPH on my 8.9 pass. The best I can do for y'all is ask for a rematch and I'll record it. :)

willys srt8
05-31-2012, 07:58 PM
And the way it is around here...

'03/04 Cobra's: 8.0-8.2's.
5.0 GT's: 8.1-8.3's.
Stock LS1's and 4V's: anywhere from 8.6-9.0.
2V PI GT's: 9.3-9.6.
2V NPI GT's: 9.8-10.5

It's not as unlikely as some of you think it is. Even though my best pass is only an 8.9, I've achieved close to 84MPH despite my 80.9MPH on my 8.9 pass. The best I can do for y'all is ask for a rematch and I'll record it. :)


Those times look pretty on par. Are you inferring that it is a slow track?

LS WON A4
05-31-2012, 08:48 PM
I'm indicating that's the times those cars run around here stock/lightly modded. I think it's a pretty fair outcome, but maybe he should have put a car or two between us? Maybe I beat the driver? Either way I wasn't really expecting the outcome to be much different. :)

And most of us know 4V's love a steep gear, which a 3.73 is not. Not to mention he doesn't have any real power adder either, it's basically just a Cobra with gears and a drop-top.

projectX
05-31-2012, 09:07 PM
Nice run

whytryz28
05-31-2012, 10:05 PM
I did 8.4 with my bolt on and 3.73 lt1, 2.1 60' even, thats a slow time for the cobra.

S8ER95Z
05-31-2012, 10:52 PM
Wasn't trying to start shit at all.. My bone stock camaro ran 8.5 @ 85mph in the 1/8th with a shit driver (2.1 60ft banging off the rev limiter on multiple shifts). When I hear driver mod I expect Evan Smith results. :)

Theblacknightls1
05-31-2012, 10:58 PM
Nice runs

LS WON A4
05-31-2012, 11:20 PM
Thanks guys!

Wasn't trying to start shit at all.. My bone stock camaro ran 8.5 @ 85mph in the 1/8th with a shit driver (2.1 60ft banging off the rev limiter on multiple shifts). When I hear driver mod I expect Evan Smith results. :)

It's all good! And that's exactly why I retracted the driver mod statement. :) He's by no means a pro, but he's definitely quick and consistent through the gears!

And FWIW at this point, my car pulls consistent 2.0 sixty foots and has trapped close to 84MPH, so for whatever reason, it's just my ET's that are off.

S8ER95Z
06-01-2012, 12:06 AM
Do you have 2.73 or 3.23 gears? Your mph and 60ft seem pretty good, I would expect 8.6 or better.

Stopsign32v
06-01-2012, 12:25 AM
Vert and 3.73 gears aren't helping much. Good "kill" I'd say since if you both started clean you would win.

Stopsign32v
06-01-2012, 12:26 AM
Thanks guys!



It's all good! And that's exactly why I retracted the driver mod statement. :) He's by no means a pro, but he's definitely quick and consistent through the gears!

And FWIW at this point, my car pulls consistent 2.0 sixty foots and has trapped close to 84MPH, so for whatever reason, it's just my ET's that are off.

Where in North Carolina are you?

LS WON A4
06-01-2012, 12:42 AM
It's easier if I just tell you the Winston-Salem area lol. Hardly anybody has ever heard of where I actually live (it's a town of less than 1,500 people).

And I have 2.73 gears BTW. And I don't understand for the life of me why my quickest ET so far is also one of my slowest (if not slowest) traps.

Stopsign32v
06-01-2012, 12:44 AM
How far are you from Charlotte?

LS WON A4
06-01-2012, 01:33 AM
About an hour depending on traffic.

Stopsign32v
06-01-2012, 08:15 PM
Same here. Let me know if you want to run my bolt on Mach 1 for fun. I never get to run anyone hardly.

MACH32V
06-01-2012, 09:04 PM
About an hour depending on traffic.

I was hoping he would be closer to Raleigh...

wicked383lt1
06-01-2012, 09:30 PM
The OP should be running 8.8's or better. I ran 8.6 in horrible weather. (2000+DA)
Hey Stoppy...what are your new numbers on the Mach?

Stopsign32v
06-01-2012, 09:56 PM
Hey Stoppy...what are your new numbers on the Mach?

Don't have any. My car absolutely hates this hot weather tho! Runs much much harder in cooler weather. Still I'm going back to the track here soon. Hopefull Zmax.

Love your avatar LMAO! At work we were talking about that yesterday.

Stopsign32v
06-01-2012, 09:58 PM
I was hoping he would be closer to Raleigh...

You vs him vs the 01 Cobra on SVTP vs me :nod:

LS WON A4
06-02-2012, 12:10 AM
I'm always down for a race, win or lose. :)

I'll hit you up when it's a little more convenient for me. :nod:

1_MEANZ28
06-02-2012, 12:18 AM
gl tu future races make sure to record and share

Stopsign32v
06-02-2012, 12:19 AM
gl tu future races make sure to record and share

Hopefully I will have a GoPro by then. I've been saying I'm going to get one but it's for real on the list of to-do's

MACH32V
06-02-2012, 12:28 AM
Hopefully I will have a GoPro by then. I've been saying I'm going to get one but it's for real on the list of to-do's

Just saw the GoPro Hero at Costco now for like $199...I'll bet it will be cheaper in a couple of months.
Might have to put this on the list..

Stopsign32v
06-02-2012, 12:31 AM
But I want the Hero2 with the external mic. Don't worry Mach, I'd put it on the rear bumper so you could get in on the shot. :P OOOOOOOoooooOOOO!!!!!!!

Heater
06-02-2012, 01:07 AM
And I have 2.73 gears BTW. And I don't understand for the life of me why my quickest ET so far is also one of my slowest (if not slowest) traps.


A lot of times traction hurts mph.

willys srt8
06-02-2012, 08:32 AM
A lot of times traction hurts mph.

Uhhh...... what?........

Do you mean as in bogging or spinning?

wicked383lt1
06-02-2012, 11:14 AM
Don't have any. My car absolutely hates this hot weather tho! Runs much much harder in cooler weather. Still I'm going back to the track here soon. Hopefull Zmax.

Love your avatar LMAO! At work we were talking about that yesterday.

Thank you...It's crazy down here.The police has had multiple cases of this happening but not to the extent of this case.

MACH32V
06-02-2012, 05:50 PM
But I want the Hero2 with the external mic. Don't worry Mach, I'd put it on the rear bumper so you could get in on the shot. :P OOOOOOOoooooOOOO!!!!!!!

LOL....Yea..with your 5k holeshots and driver mod, you would take the jump..no doubt...but I promise you, I will come around you on the big end...
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