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Are the 1999-2004 Mustang Gt's Better than the 1996-1998 Mustang Cobras, ?

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Aside from the obvious 4v VS. 2v? The '98 Cobra was rated at 305 hp.
The Cobra's had the T45 tranny. Same as the '99 to '01 GT's. The rear end is the same, solid axle 8.8 with 3.27 gears.
I think the brakes are better than the GT's. Could be wrong on that one.
I wouldn't trade my '99 for an older Cobra, personally.
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if i had a bone stock 99 gt and someone offered me a 96-98 cobra id do it. the 4v motors have alot of potential and its always nice to say i drive a cobra. lol
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if i had a bone stock 99 gt and someone offered me a 96-98 cobra id do it. the 4v motors have alot of potential and its always nice to say i drive a cobra. lol
true! haha
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Are the 1999-2004 Mustang Gt's Better than the 1996-1998 Mustang Cobras, ?

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Liability
Engine- Yes and No. It's a 4V, so it has potential, but with that potential comes a high cost for anything other than bolt-ons. You can make a 99-04 GT make the same rwhp as a 96-98 Cobra easily. Plus, the 96-98 Cobras are anemic at lower RPMs. They have to be revved to get any power out of them at all.

Suspension - They have better spring rates than the GT, but they didn't come with any special shocks or struts or swaybars or anything that would really matter, especially given the age of them now, all that crap is worn out anyways. The 13" rotors are nice, but the newer Cobra calipers are actually a bit different, and improved as well.

Rear End - Exactly the same as the GT's

Built - Same as the GT's. The 96-98 Cobras still had crappy seats, and the same interior. The convertibles still creak and have cowl shake like the GTs.

I would personally rather have a 99+ GT than a 96-98 Cobra. Less initial investment, which would leave money for mods, which would make the GT faster anyways. At the track, stock for stock, the 99+ GT and the 96-98 Cobra are side by side, it's a driver's race. You won't see the real benefit of owning a 4V until you get serious and sink some money into the older Cobras.
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Engine- Yes and No. It's a 4V, so it has potential, but with that potential comes a high cost for anything other than bolt-ons. You can make a 99-04 GT make the same rwhp as a 96-98 Cobra easily. Plus, the 96-98 Cobras are anemic at lower RPMs. They have to be revved to get any power out of them at all.

Suspension - They have better spring rates than the GT, but they didn't come with any special shocks or struts or swaybars or anything that would really matter, especially given the age of them now, all that crap is worn out anyways. The 13" rotors are nice, but the newer Cobra calipers are actually a bit different, and improved as well.

Rear End - Exactly the same as the GT's

Built - Same as the GT's. The 96-98 Cobras still had crappy seats, and the same interior. The convertibles still creak and have cowl shake like the GTs.

I would personally rather have a 99+ GT than a 96-98 Cobra. Less initial investment, which would leave money for mods, which would make the GT faster anyways. At the track, stock for stock, the 99+ GT and the 96-98 Cobra are side by side, it's a driver's race. You won't see the real benefit of owning a 4V until you get serious and sink some money into the older Cobras.
true. I love my cobra, but it istn really what you are thinking when someone says cobra. It is a drivers race yes but mod for mod the cobra will come out on top. also i got my 98 cobra with 69k miles on it for about 7k. I couldnt find a 99-04 gt around that price with that many miles on it. I have one and i wouldnt trade it for a gt. I have a little bit of mods. nothing that adds power really, just wakes the car up a little. The only thing i dont have listed below is my 3.73 gears. Although im going with 4.10's in a month or so. PLUS i would go with a cobra for the fact that the motor is hand built........
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Hmmm, Personally I love the look of their body styles,
And love the fact that they have 4V,
I just dont know why everyone hates those bodystyles, I hear alot from everyone over here, saying their ugly
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It's personal opinion, but I equate the 94-98's looks to that of the Mustang II. Both are ugly as crap to me, and I think the 69-70's and the 99-04's have the best bodylines of all the Mustangs, followed closely by the old 4 eyed Foxes.
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It's personal opinion, but I equate the 94-98's looks to that of the Mustang II. Both are ugly as crap to me, and I think the 69-70's and the 99-04's have the best bodylines of all the Mustangs, followed closely by the old 4 eyed Foxes.
i dont like the standard or the gts for 94 to 98 but i do like the cobras. and im not saying that because i have one lol
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Yeah, the Cobras aren't horrible, with their front bumper and hood, but the GT's are butt fugly.
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Yeah, the Cobras aren't horrible, with their front bumper and hood, but the GT's are butt fugly.
i can agree with you on that =. i wanted a 99 to 04 gt but the prices were a little too high for me at the time. s i ended up going with the cobra with less miles on it. lol. i also like the yellow that adds alot to the appeal factor.
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