View Full Version : The 2003 COBRAs Are Starting To Show Their Potential


Jahel'98COBRA
09-26-2002, 06:18 PM
http://www.corral.net/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=171546

Not too shabby for a fully loaded 3600 pound pig with stock tires and only 4 modifications. <img border="0" title="" alt="" src="gr_grin.gif" />

With weight reduction, cooler air, an off-road H-pipe, stickier tires, and a better ring and pinion, high 10's and low 11's should be in the near future.

Case and point:

[b]http://www.corral.net/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=170521

These cars are starting to look better every day. <img border="0" alt="" title="" src="graemlins/burnout.gif" />

[b]1998 Ford Mustang COBRA Coupe
_______ # 21 of 5174 ___________

* Vortech V-1 SC-Trim Supercharger
* Walboro GSS342 In-Tank Fuel Pump
* FMS 4.10:1 Ring & Pinion
* BBK Off-Road H-Pipe
* Flowmaster/Dynomax Hybrid Cat-Back
* Torco Fuel Accelerator

<small>[ September 26, 2002, 06:21 PM: Message edited by: Jahel'98COBRA ]</small>

dug
09-26-2002, 06:39 PM
Its just like a supra. Their gonna make mad power. but instead waiting for a turbo to spool up they got a blower so thereis no lag with the power. perfect for drag racing

gut the eaton run an xtrim and c4 tranny. 9's <img border="0" alt="[Burnout]" title="" src="graemlins/burnout.gif" />

VINCE
09-26-2002, 06:59 PM
what about the gas mileage.. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Big Grin]" src="gr_grin.gif" />

Fenris Ulf
09-26-2002, 07:31 PM
Who cares about a fox-body 03 cobra powered car? Thats just showing that the overweight pig that the motor came out of can't put down respectable times for the power its making. I am sure an Rx7 with an LS1 and 4 choice mods could definately run that fast or faster on motor <img border="0" title="" alt="[Smile]" src="gr_stretch.gif" />

titanium barchetta
09-26-2002, 09:34 PM
What exactly was the point your were attempting to make with that statement of ignorance.... <img border="0" title="" alt="[Confused]" src="images/icons/confused.gif" />

JS
09-26-2002, 11:31 PM
Fernis sometimes u say the dumbest things
This last one is a perfect example..

The Cobra is a badass car---->PERIOD

JS

AlonzoVersion 1.0
09-27-2002, 02:28 AM
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by dug:
<strong>Its just like a supra. Their gonna make mad power. but instead waiting for a turbo to spool up they got a blower so thereis no lag with the power. perfect for drag racing

gut the eaton run an xtrim and c4 tranny. 9's <img border="0" alt="[Burnout]" title="" src="graemlins/burnout.gif" /> </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Its not like a supra.Not even close.But it is a bad as car.A guy was at the 1/8 mile track and was running 7.8's at 92mph with some nitto drag radials and a pulley and chip.Not bad at all.

Nine Ball
09-27-2002, 08:12 AM
03 Cobra motors are sweet. Factory forged internals, capable of handling alot of abuse. Similar to a Supra motor, only bigger.

Jahel, you have a supercharged Cobra, how come your Cobra isn't showing us any "potential"?

Time to trade it in? <img border="0" alt="[jester]" title="" src="graemlins/gr_jest.gif" />

-Tony

CHRISPY
09-27-2002, 09:41 AM
Nice times!!
About the same mph I am running with my naturally aspirated ARE 360 and S1 heads <img border="0" title="" alt="[Big Grin]" src="gr_grin.gif" />
Cheers,
Chris

Fenris Ulf
09-27-2002, 11:22 AM
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by JS:
<strong>Fernis sometimes u say the dumbest things
This last one is a perfect example..

The Cobra is a badass car---->PERIOD

JS</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">LOL, but I try so hard to emulate your sage comments <img border="0" title="" alt="[Big Grin]" src="gr_grin.gif" /> <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="gr_images/icons/wink.gif" />

The motor is a nice setup but is stuck behind a pig of a car. My statement was pointing out that having the motor run a good time in a lighter car shows nothing about the original car's potential!

Pro Stock John
09-27-2002, 01:43 PM
People have been boosting Notches with 12 lbs of boost and running fast for years, some of them only weigh like 3000 raceweight... so what's all the hoopla.

Most of the 03's around here are driven by C5 wannabee guys who drive like it's a Thunderbird.

z28man
09-27-2002, 03:18 PM
yeah i think pro stock john has got it down to the tee! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="gr_images/icons/wink.gif" /> ya know i agree with titanium shithouse who really gives a hoot, there fast and thats called good competition! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Big Grin]" src="gr_grin.gif" />

Smoke_ur_5.0
09-27-2002, 03:56 PM
I wonder what a Ls1 would run with a roots type blower and 12#'s of boost? <img border="0" title="" alt="[Roll Eyes]" src="images/icons/rolleyes.gif" />

AlienDroid
09-27-2002, 05:07 PM
I'm about to find out what a forged internal iron block ls1 can run off 12+ pounds of boost on a single t76 setup. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Smile]" src="gr_stretch.gif" />

<small>[ September 27, 2002, 05:08 PM: Message edited by: AlienDroid ]</small>

cantdrv65
09-27-2002, 05:08 PM
My Ls1 ran that fast with ONE mod! <img border="0" alt="[devil]" title="" src="graemlins/gr_devil.gif" />

Jahel'98COBRA
09-28-2002, 11:23 AM
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Nine Ball:
<strong>
Jahel, you have a supercharged Cobra, how come your Cobra isn't showing us any "potential"?

Time to trade it in? <img border="0" alt="[jester]" title="" src="graemlins/gr_jest.gif" />

-Tony</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">I'm very pleased with my car, Tony. 450 HP and 400 foot-pounds at the crank are enough to bring a smile to my face every time I stomp on the gas pedal. All this on only 6 pounds of boost, an off-road H-pipe, and a stock bottom end that has taken a lot of abuse. The car hasn't been to the track yet since the blower install, but with drag radials and good weather this fall, I am hoping for 11.9's @ 116.

I wouldn't trade my car in for anything right now. A forged engine will be in store within the next year to handle more boost. My goal is to run low 11's @ 120+ on 12 pounds.

What's the news on your new motor? <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="gr_images/icons/wink.gif" />

<small>[ September 29, 2002, 01:44 PM: Message edited by: Jahel'98COBRA ]</small>