03-04 Cobras always wanting to race me - Ford Mustang Forum
Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 01-16-2006 Thread Starter
Apprentice
 
speco2005's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2005
Location: home
Posts: 154
 
03-04 Cobras always wanting to race me

I have had at least 4 guys pull up on me on the highway here in Vegas in the last 2 months wanting me to go against them. First if I get the chance I always tell them we can do it at the track each friday night. And second unless I am dead wrong they are faster than us. i do have Zex but I dont want to street race these guys. Is it some sort of complex they have against the 05 guys? I think they have awesome cars and tell them so. I just dont get it.

speco2005 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 01-16-2006
nghtrnnr
Guest
 
nghtrnnr's Avatar
 
Posts: n/a
race em...i'm thinking you'll beat em and if not what the hey its all in good fun

post #3 of 27 (permalink) Old 01-16-2006
SHELBY GT 500 Member
 
pcfrisch's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2005
Location: Southeastern
Posts: 13,191
 
It would be interesting since they are pulling about 390HP. :laughlitt




AFM Site Administrator
2006 Tungsten Grey Mustang GT Manual.
Alpine H/U with Infinity speakers.
Powerhouse CAI and Tune.
Previous Mustangs:
1978 2.8 L, 1979 5.0, 1982 5.0 "HO", 1986 5.0 GT

Don't wait for tomorrow to look back and wish for today
pcfrisch is offline  
 
post #4 of 27 (permalink) Old 01-16-2006
nghtrnnr
Guest
 
nghtrnnr's Avatar
 
Posts: n/a
maybe..maybe not..how many cobras out there are true cobras? besides...hes got zex...i'm gonna bet hes got better tires on his new car than those burnout addicted street racers...and i'm sure his new car has a better tune
post #5 of 27 (permalink) Old 01-16-2006
SHELBY GT 350 Member
S197 Member
 
kj_cinci's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2005
Location: Cincinnati
Posts: 5,003
 
MAny of them paid close to 40K for a car that 'went out of style' as soon as the S197 was announced... not to mention the upcoming 500...

We'll lose bigtime! BTW is there still a 03-04 Cobra that has the stock intake not putting 400 to the ground?

I want their bottom end and tranny!!

KJ, poorer but happier

Thanks to:
Modular Depot
Fox Lake Racing
Tunable Induction
Power House 411
Sun Coast Creations
kj_cinci is offline  
post #6 of 27 (permalink) Old 01-16-2006
MACH I Member
S197 Member
 
Waxed'05 GT's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2005
Location: Oswego
Posts: 2,569
 
Send a message via Yahoo to Waxed'05 GT
Quote:
Originally Posted by kj_cinci
I want their bottom end and tranny!!
Wait in line buddy, I called it first.:laughlitt

'97 Cobra Vert - sold
'06 GT Sold 6/2010
Current: '06 F-250 Diesel, '10 CR-V, '11 Civic (Lease)

Ordered 12/12/12 Built 1/25/13 dealer received 1/30/13
2014 GHIG V6 Stick w/Perf. Pkg

Waxed'05 GT is offline  
post #7 of 27 (permalink) Old 01-16-2006
GT Member
S197 Member
 
GTNOS's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2005
Location: okc
Posts: 1,749
 
with the Zex, you might hang with them, depending on how big a shot you have. but stock, forget about it. those cobras will tear your s197 a new a$$~O!

2006 Tungsten GT 5 speed -Hurst | C & L CAI, | Predator running 91 torque tune (91 race for track)-BAMA. | MAC Boomtubes | FRPP 4.10s|Kaenan 3in cowl hood.

2006 F150 Supercrew Lariat 4x4 Black- 5.4, Hellbent Steel 2.5 level with 35x12.5x20 toyo m/ts on blk XD Hoss wheels, roll up tonneau, Gotts CAI, predator 91 performance tune.

Wifes Ride: 2013 Explorer XLT 2.0 Ecoboost. Stock as stock can be, but hey... on the bright side... she has a turbo!
GTNOS is offline  
post #8 of 27 (permalink) Old 01-16-2006
SHELBY GT 500 Member
 
pcfrisch's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2005
Location: Southeastern
Posts: 13,191
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by kj_cinci
MAny of them paid close to 40K for a car that 'went out of style' as soon as the S197 was announced... not to mention the upcoming 500...

We'll lose bigtime! BTW is there still a 03-04 Cobra that has the stock intake not putting 400 to the ground?

I want their bottom end and tranny!!
oh, yeah! why did they ditch the 6 speed anyway?




AFM Site Administrator
2006 Tungsten Grey Mustang GT Manual.
Alpine H/U with Infinity speakers.
Powerhouse CAI and Tune.
Previous Mustangs:
1978 2.8 L, 1979 5.0, 1982 5.0 "HO", 1986 5.0 GT

Don't wait for tomorrow to look back and wish for today
pcfrisch is offline  
post #9 of 27 (permalink) Old 01-16-2006
SHELBY GT 350 Member
S197 Member
 
kj_cinci's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2005
Location: Cincinnati
Posts: 5,003
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by pcfrisch
oh, yeah! why did they ditch the 6 speed anyway?
$$$ of course...

KJ, poorer but happier

Thanks to:
Modular Depot
Fox Lake Racing
Tunable Induction
Power House 411
Sun Coast Creations
kj_cinci is offline  
GT Member
S197 Member
 
GTNOS's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2005
Location: okc
Posts: 1,749
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by kj_cinci
$$$ of course...
sucks. i dont know about you guys, but my opinion after opening mine up once, Mustang needs a six speed! 5 just isnt enough. a lot more top end if we had just one more gear. com'on Ford, just ONE MORE!

2006 Tungsten GT 5 speed -Hurst | C & L CAI, | Predator running 91 torque tune (91 race for track)-BAMA. | MAC Boomtubes | FRPP 4.10s|Kaenan 3in cowl hood.

2006 F150 Supercrew Lariat 4x4 Black- 5.4, Hellbent Steel 2.5 level with 35x12.5x20 toyo m/ts on blk XD Hoss wheels, roll up tonneau, Gotts CAI, predator 91 performance tune.

Wifes Ride: 2013 Explorer XLT 2.0 Ecoboost. Stock as stock can be, but hey... on the bright side... she has a turbo!
GTNOS is offline  
SHELBY GT 350 Member
S197 Member
 
kj_cinci's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2005
Location: Cincinnati
Posts: 5,003
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by GTNOS
sucks. i dont know about you guys, but my opinion after opening mine up once, Mustang needs a six speed! 5 just isnt enough. a lot more top end if we had just one more gear. com'on Ford, just ONE MORE!
It's just another OD... after 4th you need allot of power to accelerate at the speeds we're talking about. Your car shuts down at 145, you can do that in 4th still pulling, in fith too but with less pulling...

The reason I want it is for that ODOD which would allow for rear end gearing and low 2000 RPM cruise at 80 MPH...

My guess is the Cobras have it for EPA certification / MPG reasons and that 'sportscars' have / should have them...??

KJ, poorer but happier

Thanks to:
Modular Depot
Fox Lake Racing
Tunable Induction
Power House 411
Sun Coast Creations
kj_cinci is offline  
post #12 of 27 (permalink) Old 01-16-2006 Thread Starter
Apprentice
 
speco2005's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2005
Location: home
Posts: 154
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by GTNOS
with the Zex, you might hang with them, depending on how big a shot you have. but stock, forget about it. those cobras will tear your s197 a new a$$~O!
Thats exacatly what i thought too.I have not seen any of them st the friday night drags at the strip here. LVMS.com I am a few months away from 40 and my street racing days are behind me. I might pull a stop light to stop light with a guy if its in the right place. And I will punch it up on our freeways that are empty many times.
speco2005 is offline  
Apprentice
 
darkdayz's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2005
Location: oklahoma
Posts: 191
 
put an s/c on it and go hunting..................

NEW PROJECT....1991 fox lx 306..e303 cam with matching springs on stock worked a lil heads..trick flow upper and lower...75mm tb and cold air w 75mm maf 24# injectors msd cap..wires..coil..sct tuner shortie headers off road h and flow tech mufflers..spec clutch 355 gears 255lph pump adj reg...adj clutch quadrant cable and firewall adj.complete suspension upgrades and driveshaft...
darkdayz is offline  
S197 Member
 
Gig4Fun's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2005
Posts: 829
 
The Cobra will eat us up with only our bolt on mods. It would take a supercharged S197 to pull with them. I have been around a few and seen the damage they can do to an ego.....and a friend of mine has one as well.


It is pretty sad... Ford built an incredible car and they know it. They are abandoned in getting the respect they need (look at the $ they spent) because Ford outclassed them in the looks department with the '05 redesign. I think they need to spank many S197's on a daily basis to feel better about their abandonment.

I have a fondness for the '04 Cobra and hope to have one someday. They are an awesome car.

If I had a 6 speed stick in mine...I would be running 4.56 gears on the street !!!! Can you imagine how fast you would need to shift out of 1st gear?!?!?!
Gig4Fun is offline  
PONY Member
S197 Member
 
ultraclyde's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2005
Location: Macon
Posts: 885
 
and the money you'd spend on tires!!:laughlitt


2005 Satin Silver GT 5spd, IUP, ICAP, bullits, active alarm, lug locks, side a!rbags, shaker 500, XM Roady 2, JLT cold air, Xcal2 w/ SCT 93 oct tune, & custom fab'd ram air duct, BMR Sway Bars, Hurst Competition plus shifter
Custom blackout on hood and trunk with Steeda street wing and Ford Racing hood pins
ultraclyde is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Closed Thread

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Mustang Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a VALID email address for yourself, otherwise you will not receive the necessary confirmation email needed to confirm, validate and activate your new AFM member account.

Failure to provide a VALID email address, will result in the cancellation of your new AFM member account registration.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
NASA Texas AI/CMC Hallett Race Writeup - lots of images! Adam Ginsberg Road Racing 2 08-24-2004 04:45 PM
NASA Texas 5-6 June MSR Race writeup - w/images!! ( DUW ) Adam Ginsberg Road Racing 2 06-17-2004 03:12 PM
NASA Texas @ MSR - 5/6 June 2004! Adam Ginsberg Road Racing 2 06-04-2004 12:08 PM
NASA Texas TWS 3-4 Race Writeup Adam Ginsberg Road Racing 0 04-13-2004 01:33 AM
NASA Texas Season Opener Final Results, Recap/Writeup Adam Ginsberg Road Racing 1 03-15-2004 01:02 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome
 


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1