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Arc00TA
04-24-2008, 09:57 PM
Got my first "call out" race today on my way home from work. I was driving to the highway and I see a white stang pulling out of a gas station to my right, and he points at me as I go by, so naturally I slow down a little and wait. He gets up to me and I see its a cobra, roll down the window and tell him its a clean ride (very nice, lowered). He says thanks, its an '03. Well, I'm thinking to myself that he's missing some things I know of from my buddies terminator -

The 10" wide tires
The hood (he has the earlier cobra V6 carry over one)
The whine :angel:

This is a good setup, a real termi would most likely hand me my ass. We get on the highway and I pace him for a minute, then traffic clears and I get on the left of him, he waves 3 fingers for 3 honks and I nod, drop to 3rd at 60mph. He honks it off and I pull immediately, run 3rd up to 5800 and granny shift to 4th with my bad syncros to a total of about 4 cars by 110-120ish (thats a guess, I could see both his headlights so he was a bit back), and then I had to slam on my brakes to not miss my exit.


We gave thumbs up and split. Good race all in all, but he still had the dealer plate things on it so I'll assume he just bought it and was fed a line about it being supercharged. I'm guessing on the 01 part because it had the cobra back bumper as well, I read on here that the 99 still said mustang or whatever. He had a guy in the car with him, I think they thought they were in for an easy kill. :D


Stopsign32v
04-24-2008, 10:02 PM
I didn't know 03 Cobras came with 10" wide tires. Hmmm, learn something new every day.

Super28Sport
04-24-2008, 10:04 PM
Good kill.


I didn't know 03 Cobras came with 10" wide tires. Hmmm, learn something new every day.

Can't the stock wheels fir 315s? Don't you have to have 10" wide wheels for that?


Arc00TA
04-24-2008, 10:05 PM
I dunno what size they exactly are, I know they looked a little wider than mine side by side though on the stock rims and had said they were 17x10 if I remember right. Definitely not the skinny ones this guy had was my point. I don't know a whole lot about mustangs so correct me if I'm wrong.

Also, this guy had under-axle exhaust when I rolled up behind him at the stoplight before the highway, was that 03-04 only? I'm 100% sure it wasn't a termi, but it did a lot better than a regular GT and sounded like the 32v cars I've heard.

Stopsign32v
04-24-2008, 10:09 PM
There are no 17X10 03 Cobra wheels out there. Your friend is a liar.

Stopsign32v
04-24-2008, 10:10 PM
Also, this guy had under-axle exhaust when I rolled up behind him at the stoplight before the highway, was that 03-04 only? I'm 100% sure it wasn't a termi, but it did a lot better than a regular GT and sounded like the 32v cars I've heard.

99-01 had IRS thus the "under axle" exhaust. Also 99-01 Cobras had 17x8" wheels.

Arc00TA
04-24-2008, 10:10 PM
Ah thanks. I knew they looked narrower to me but I wasn't sure of the size. Does the 03-04 have 9.5 like the SS and WS6?

Super28Sport
04-24-2008, 10:11 PM
They all have under-axle-back exhaust. Looks like 2 big seperate mufflers tihgt up under the body. All those bodystyle cobras had that.

Dynotune04
04-24-2008, 10:12 PM
all irs cobras are under axle exhuast

Dynotune04
04-24-2008, 10:13 PM
oops got beat to the punch

Stopsign32v
04-24-2008, 10:13 PM
oops got beat to the punch

*punch*

Super28Sport
04-24-2008, 10:15 PM
*pow*

Arc00TA
04-24-2008, 10:18 PM
Thanks for the info guys, I was pretty excited as this is only my second "slow down and honk" race after owning the car for a year. I try to see if the mustangs here want to play all the time (californias state animal), but they have a different game called weave-thru-traffic/catch me if you can.

Dynotune04
04-24-2008, 10:19 PM
had an m3 do that to me the other day. i hate that shit

Super28Sport
04-24-2008, 10:27 PM
had an m3 do that to me the other day. i hate that shit

Yea when guys in decent cars especially do that ricer fast and furious shit. Aint it a damn shame?

Most of us LS1 guys have class. We have good racing etiquitte. :D

Arc00TA
04-24-2008, 10:28 PM
Not here they don't, I rarely see one on the highway and they pull the same shit. I think its the so-cal mentality.

Stopsign32v
04-24-2008, 10:32 PM
I try to see if the mustangs here want to play all the time (californias state animal), but they have a different game called weave-thru-traffic/catch me if you can.

I had a nice red 95 Cobra do that to me after he reved at me in traffic when my 5.0 was bolt ons and nitrous. I followed him onto the interstate and he was GONE! Was doing stupid moves in and out of traffic. I was thinking "Ok what are we supose to be doing here? See who can stay the longest before we get in a wreck?" :bang: I turned off on the next exit and went the way I was going to begin with. I even opened the bottle for him. :punch:

Arc00TA
04-24-2008, 10:36 PM
I wathed a guy in a 03-04 cobra vert doing that the other day, I got next to him and he had 3 passengers trying to squeeze in there, then he took off like a madman for like 5 miles. :confused:

Super28Sport
04-24-2008, 10:39 PM
I wathed a guy in a 03-04 cobra vert doing that the other day, I got next to him and he had 3 passengers trying to squeeze in there, then he took off like a madman for like 5 miles. :confused:

Surprising. It's usually cobra guys around here that also have a completely non-ricer style of driving. Must be that so-cal F&F shit again...

He doesn't represent the majority.

Stopsign32v
04-24-2008, 10:54 PM
Surprising. It's usually cobra guys around here that also have a completely non-ricer style of driving. Must be that so-cal F&F shit again...

He doesn't represent the majority.


Mustang guys around here are mostly idiots. I watched a 01 Cobra race another car then blast past cars on the shoulder at 80-90mph in a 45mph zone. :eyes:

Super28Sport
04-24-2008, 11:09 PM
Mustang guys around here are mostly idiots. I watched a 01 Cobra race another car then blast past cars on the shoulder at 80-90mph in a 45mph zone. :eyes:

I take my statement back.

88blackgt
04-25-2008, 05:20 AM
Mustang guys around here are mostly idiots. I watched a 01 Cobra race another car then blast past cars on the shoulder at 80-90mph in a 45mph zone. :eyes:

dear god people are stupid

PewterScreaminMach
04-25-2008, 08:23 AM
Nice kill, OP.

LS1nut377
04-25-2008, 03:01 PM
good kill man

CuNfUzEd
04-25-2008, 03:25 PM
Good kill man.























Cobra's are slow.

2000T/A Guru
04-25-2008, 03:48 PM
Lol, i have never lost to a bolt on only pre 03 cobra, some have been extremely close though

Irunelevens
04-25-2008, 04:20 PM
Lol, i have never lost to a bolt on only pre 03 cobra, some have been extremely close though

What are your mods?

2000T/A Guru
04-25-2008, 04:40 PM
lid, headers, pulleys, exhaust, tune, drilled slotted rotors, lowered 1 inch, i went a 12.78 before the tune and picked up 16rwhp from the tune. So i was hoping for 12.6s @ 111 or so, that was also on stock size street tires, but i sold the t/A a while ago and now im looking for another m6 f-body

Irunelevens
04-25-2008, 04:50 PM
Hrmm... well that's a pretty quick car, and should be a really good race for a stock '03-'04 Cobra. But a bolt-on car *should* really have no problems with you. But that just goes to show, the street is unpredictable. :nod:

2000T/A Guru
04-25-2008, 04:53 PM
No i said i havent lost to a pre03/04 bolt on cobra that means the non supercharged ones with bolt ons, and yes i am close to stock 03/04 cobras if they have a decent driver.

Irunelevens
04-25-2008, 04:55 PM
My bad, I misread your previous post... missed the "pre 03" part. In that case, it sounds right :drive:

ponygt65
04-25-2008, 06:04 PM
lid, headers, pulleys, exhaust, tune, drilled slotted rotors, lowered 1 inch, i went a 12.78 before the tune and picked up 16rwhp from the tune. So i was hoping for 12.6s @ 111 or so, that was also on stock size street tires, but i sold the t/A a while ago and now im looking for another m6 f-body

Very nice!

DarkJuggalo
04-25-2008, 06:41 PM
maybe you ruined the guys test drive lmao

Arc00TA
04-25-2008, 07:18 PM
I think I did, he looked pissed when he went by. His buddy did too.

LSxellent
04-27-2008, 08:33 PM
I didn't know 03 Cobras came with 10" wide tires. Hmmm, learn something new every day.

no the 03-04 come with 17x9 wheels, wrapped in the same 275/40/17 Eagle F1s our F-bods have. 99/01 was in fact 17x8 245 tires. no use of learning something new if its not right :bash: haha

Stopsign32v
04-27-2008, 09:12 PM
lid, headers, pulleys, exhaust, tune, drilled slotted rotors, lowered 1 inch, i went a 12.78 before the tune and picked up 16rwhp from the tune. So i was hoping for 12.6s @ 111 or so, that was also on stock size street tires, but i sold the t/A a while ago and now im looking for another m6 f-body

I don't even know if it is possible for a pre 03 Cobra "bolt on only" car to keep up with you. 111mph is pretty stout and the only way I see one pulling it off is a 4.56 geared DOHC Cobra with some meat in the rear going from a dead stop. However eventually you should pull him back.

lilbuddy1587
04-28-2008, 11:03 AM
Got my first "call out" race today on my way home from work. I was driving to the highway and I see a white stang pulling out of a gas station to my right, and he points at me as I go by, so naturally I slow down a little and wait. He gets up to me and I see its a cobra, roll down the window and tell him its a clean ride (very nice, lowered). He says thanks, its an '03. Well, I'm thinking to myself that he's missing some things I know of from my buddies terminator -

The 10" wide tires
The hood (he has the earlier cobra V6 carry over one)
The whine :angel:

This is a good setup, a real termi would most likely hand me my ass. We get on the highway and I pace him for a minute, then traffic clears and I get on the left of him, he waves 3 fingers for 3 honks and I nod, drop to 3rd at 60mph. He honks it off and I pull immediately, run 3rd up to 5800 and granny shift to 4th with my bad syncros to a total of about 4 cars by 110-120ish (thats a guess, I could see both his headlights so he was a bit back), and then I had to slam on my brakes to not miss my exit.


We gave thumbs up and split. Good race all in all, but he still had the dealer plate things on it so I'll assume he just bought it and was fed a line about it being supercharged. I'm guessing on the 01 part because it had the cobra back bumper as well, I read on here that the 99 still said mustang or whatever. He had a guy in the car with him, I think they thought they were in for an easy kill. :D

Good kill OP :thumb:

Next time, drop down into 2nd @ 60mph. :nod:

2000T/A Guru
04-28-2008, 11:08 AM
I don't even know if it is possible for a pre 03 Cobra "bolt on only" car to keep up with you. 111mph is pretty stout and the only way I see one pulling it off is a 4.56 geared DOHC Cobra with some meat in the rear going from a dead stop. However eventually you should pull him back.

I hate myself a little more each day for selling that car lol

Arc00TA
04-28-2008, 08:09 PM
I probably could use 2nd at 60, but my car feels like its on its last legs to me so I'm being nice to it. After I deploy in 3 weeks and come back, a beast will be unleashed :devil: