Originally Posted by badass98svt
the 1995 cobra was said to have 240 hp and torque ratings were 285 lbs.ft. for the 5.0 im not sure on the cam specs. i know they came with the big brakes and im pretty sure they had bigger sway bars too. it is said that the power ratings on the 93-95 cobras are underrated. but in my opinion, i'd go with 96+. i got a 98 and i LOVE it.
Cam specs I believe are the same as the GT, but the 1.7 rockers get it up to a .480 lift int/ext. Produces noticibly more torque. If you get the 95 Cobra you will love it. You will spend a lot of money working around all the Ford programmed junk (like the EEC), but you'l love it. In my opinion you cant beat the 94-98 body style, but the 96-98 4.6L's had some growing pains and I am partial to pushrods. But hey, look what the 4.6L grew into in the 03-04 Cobra and Mach 1, not to mention the 05 4.6L 3V and the 5.0 Cammer. If you just want to go fast and don't have a lot of money to spend, the 1990-1992 LX notch/hatch's are the best bet.
Some 95 Cobra info:
Fuel injectors are 24# stock, but computer treats them like 19#'s. So if you buy a new MAF (C&L or Pro-M) get it calibrated for 19#... If you change injectors all bets are off. Just bought a TwEECer RT to deal with that (and other things)... there goes another $550 bucks!
Also, all 94-95 computers use a timing retard during shifts (rpm decel) to protect the tranny, which sucks HP. Between 3800-4500 RPM there is another built in retard (can't remember why) and there is fuel cut-off rev limiting at 5800 or 6200 RPM depending on where you read about it.
All Mustangs need to be lowered by about 1 to 1.25 inches. I used lowering springs and adjustable shocks, but I almost wish I had used a coil over kit with new K-mem and A arms from the get go. If I switch now it'll just be another waste. Your choice.
94-98's have a narrow rear track, so wheel spacers are a good idea to widen it. Front is 60", rear 58.7".
3.08 Gears were pretty standard in the T-5 (Cobra had a little higher torque rating). I swapped 3.55's and the appt speedo gear for the tire diameter. Couldn't feel much of a change, but 1st gear sure seemed a lot quicker need an up-shift.
T-5 shifter is sloppy. Pro 5.0 or Steeda Tri-ax for the shifter (I went with Steeda).
Enough for now - let me know if you want other info... I've been studying mine since I bought it on a whim a year + ago.