View Full Version : Got beat by a Cobra


RedRocketZ28
07-27-2006, 11:09 PM
I was heading down to the WS6store tonight to pick up my new Hurst shift knob. I was just cruising down the highway going the speed limit when I look in my review mirror and see what I think is an older stang because of the round fog lights. He comes up next to me and I creeps by and thats when I notice it is a 99 or 01 Cobra. I cruise behind him for a bit and up ahead there is a set of stop lights that opens up to three lanes because you can get on the interstate up ahead. The light was green and I was begging for it to turn red and it did. The Cobra got into the middle lane and I was in the left. I never looked over, never reved (neither did he) and before I know it the light was green. I hear him take off squeeling his tires and I did the same. I got a little sideways thanks to my bald RSA's and he got a car jump on me. By the end of first he was about 1.5 cars ahead and I got to his rear bumper by the end of second. I was slowly creeping up by the time we shut down at around 85 or so. So it ended up about a car length. I was rather impressed with my car for only having a CAI and cutout as performance mods. I'm thinking he had atleast exhaust cause his car was pretty loud, but I could be wrong though. Anyway it was a good race. This was my first "real" race since I have owned my car and I have had it for almost 2 years. I was all jacked up after it :). The guy was a pretty good driver as well. He chirped pretty hard in second and his car cocked sideways a bit. I gave the guy a thumbs up and went on my way. Does this sound about right for an LT1 that is pretty close to stock? I am positive I started to pull ever so slightly and made up about a half a car or so after my crappy launch. Overall it was a good race and I was happy the way my car ran. If only I would have had my Hurst shift knob, haha.

Silverbulletlt1
07-27-2006, 11:17 PM
good death

that sounds about right to me. if both cars are stock i would say its a drivers race. with some better tires you probably could have stayed even with him or even taken him.

JayplaySS2
07-28-2006, 08:24 AM
Nice runs. So you bought a Hurst shift knob? Wheres the Nawz man. :devil:

RedRocketZ28
07-28-2006, 11:47 AM
Nice runs. So you bought a Hurst shift knob? Wheres the Nawz man. :devil:

Funny dude :). I recently got a factory hurst shifter for pretty cheap and my old shift knob isn't in the best of shape so I figured why not get a new one to go with the new shifter.

JayplaySS2
07-28-2006, 03:58 PM
Funny dude :). I recently got a factory hurst shifter for pretty cheap and my old shift knob isn't in the best of shape so I figured why not get a new one to go with the new shifter.

You bought the leather wrapped Hurst shift knob? Actually I was happy as crap when UPS delivered mine when I had my SS too!

rk_2000_Z/28
07-28-2006, 04:19 PM
Good runs, definitely a drivers race on the N/A Cobra's there right up there with the Mach1s, maybe just a tad slower from what I've heard. Keep on racin' and you'll be launching that car a lot better and he wouln't be putting 1.5 lengths on you out of the whole (and save up for some DRs and a set of 4.10s :devil: ) If you guys had a little more running room you might have cought him around 110, but there's no point in getting stupid and putting lives in danger just to see who is faster. Again good runs, I love them older cobras (N/A or FI)

Does anyone no if the N/A cars had IRS? And when did they start putting the IRS on those cars?

Socalmach
07-28-2006, 05:02 PM
good run. Just another reason to get more mods.
Does anyone no if the N/A cars had IRS? And when did they start putting the IRS on those cars?
'99/'01 Cobra has the IRS but i'm not sure which year they started.
Edit: Ask UNIT213, he should know.

Chris Rowe
07-29-2006, 09:49 AM
I am with rk_2000_Z/28. Practice driving!!!

Remember you can have more power and still lose if you cant aply the power!!!