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When Racing Cobra's, have your FACTS STRAIGHT!!

This is a discussion on When Racing Cobra's, have your FACTS STRAIGHT!! within the Kill Stories forums, part of the Racing Forums category; Originally Posted by BLKCLOUD My friend, those are 275/50/15 BFG Drag Radials (the exact same ones that were on the ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BLKCLOUD View Post
    My friend, those are 275/50/15 BFG Drag Radials (the exact same ones that were on the car for the picture that you posted....and even from the same race, Kansas City in June of 2004). They are required for the class I was racing in (cannot use slicks). Yes, I have removed weight from the car - though it was hardly stripped (for example, still had A/C, nice stereo, real seats, carpet, sound deadner, ABS, etc). The class minimum (for a 4V) was 3325 lbs. I weighed 3340 when I crossed the scales.

    However, what I have or have not removed from my car is fairly irrelevant to the discussion at hand, as the person above stated that he had "gutted it" when referring to his. Given that I was using my car as an example to show that what he posted is possible (ie....97 mph 1/8th MPH w/400 RWHP), you should be able to make the connection.

    As for the video loading slowly....that is well beyond my control, being that it is on www.putfile.com. Perhaps you should upgrade from a dial-up connection?
    putfile is slow at times try youtube or other faster sites. I got a good line of DSL. your car is fast for what it dynos but I don't believe the 400rwhp story. no timeslip

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    I cannot comment one way or the other on the actual story itself, but I can say that it is possible to run 97 mph in the eighth with 400 RWHP (or even less), and that it has been done.

    And cable is way better than DSL.

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    yea, bolt on a supercharger to an ls1 and what does it put out? Pretty nasty too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 01ws6er View Post
    yea, bolt on a supercharger to an ls1 and what does it put out?
    Pieces of hyperpathetic piston material - much like any other boosted engine with brittle, cast pistons...GM, Ford, or otherwise.

    Pretty nasty too!
    No doubt about that.



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    Quote Originally Posted by BLKCLOUD View Post
    I cannot comment one way or the other on the actual story itself, but I can say that it is possible to run 97 mph in the eighth with 400 RWHP (or even less), and that it has been done.

    And cable is way better than DSL.
    not really. it's all about the bandwidth.
    Last edited by djvaly; 10-28-2007 at 08:35 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 01ws6er View Post
    yea, bolt on a supercharger to an ls1 and what does it put out? Pretty nasty too!
    true that! will outdo the Cobra on that setup. stock per stock

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    today i went to track. i was expecting a cool nice air. and actually it was cool in the morning, but i broke 4 studs (yes 4 of them) when i was putting the slicks on and i had to drive on 3 studs each side 60 miles to find autostore to buy some studs and replace them. i went back to track around 2.30pm and it was already hot cuz i was sweating. and got my first run. I knew my clutch was gone but tried it again. as i was saying, i was gonna launch the car hard so i did 4500RPM launch and OMG, clutch slipped some bad, RPM gauge saw 6k RPM when i floored it and the car was barely moving. i only cut 1.75 60' and missed second and and 3rd. stupid clutch wouldn't let me get into gears at all. and I aborted the run. I right away went back to stating line to do a hot lap. the car was heatsoaked, I launched at 5500rpm and the ssame thing, clutch slipped bad and i only cut 1.72 60' and i shifted like i was cruising (your way of saying, granny shifting) and ran 11.6@115 mph. i can' believe I only trapped 115mph. this is the proof, when our cars are heatsoaked, they don't pull at all up top BECAUSE i trapped 98mph (new best 1/8 mile trap). I was so pissed cuz i went to track for new best and sucked with 11.6.

    I knew it was gonna happen cuz the day befor ei raced my buddy's vette and missed gear 3 times in a row and i told the vette owner that there is noway i will run any good times tomorrow and it was true, i couldn't (FYI since i added clutch adjuster and quadrant, i never missed gear)

    after the new clutch, i can almost guarantee 11.1 or 11.2 out of this pullied only cobra. (on a cool nice air)

    just wanted to share.

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    very nice! good info... oh yeah sorry about the clutch...
    Last edited by djvaly; 10-28-2007 at 09:23 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doodad View Post

    just wanted to share.
    Sorry for the disappointing day! Sounds like quite the downer, but better times to be had once that tricky clutch is fixed. Good luck on 11.1

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    Quote Originally Posted by fabrizi View Post
    . Good luck on 11.1
    thanks guys. after the clutch, I am sure stock halfshafts will give up. oh well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doodad View Post
    thanks guys. after the clutch, I am sure stock halfshafts will give up. oh well.
    Well there's always gonna be a reason for a new upgrade....just gives you a legitimate one for once....instead of just for sh*ts 'n giggles!

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    my cobra is back to stock. selling her. i deicded tto save some money intsead of throwing into my car

    http://69.13.120.175/forums/showthread.php?t=432841

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    I'm sorry to see her go!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fabrizi View Post
    I'm sorry to see her go!
    the best car i have ever owned. PERIOD! she is going and i will drive my LT1 from now on and enjoy no monthly payments for a while. I am giving the car away cheap! runs absolutely perfect without a problem. I thought my clutch was going but then we figured out it was my clutch cable which got streched and it is taken care of now. Perfect car for somebody! hell, my car even comes with 5year / 75k miles ford motor co. powertrain warranty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by doodad View Post
    hell, my car even comes with 5year / 75k miles ford motor co. powertrain warranty!
    Wish you would've decided to sell it two months ago Good luck with the sale

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    doodad, save ya money for an ls3 or c6z06... I'm selling next year and getting a new platform to play with...

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    Quote Originally Posted by fabrizi View Post
    Wish you would've decided to sell it two months ago Good luck with the sale
    you should be happy with your car. it actually pulls pretty nicely. LS1 power!

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    Quote Originally Posted by djvaly View Post
    doodad, save ya money for an ls3 or c6z06... I'm selling next year and getting a new platform to play with...
    I wish i could. maybe I will be able to. who knows. but right now it looks like i will not be able to get a decent car for a good year!

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    Someone said they raced an '00 Cobra. There were no '00 Cobra's, except for the '00 Cobra R. I am going to add this breakdown and I would appreciate everyone's opinion. Don't hesitate to disagree, or agree!

    93 Cobra, only FOX-body COBRA, (COLLECTOR's ITEM)
    93 Cobra R, only like 107 made (ULTRA-SUPER RARE)
    94-95 Cobra's, slow pigs
    95 Cobra R 5.8L 300 HP/365TQ (only 250 made, ULTRA-RARE, 13.8 1/4 mile)
    96-98 Cobra's, 1st year DOHC, need gears and full bolt-ons to be NASTY
    99 Cobra kinda NASTY
    00 Cobra R, 5.4L DOHC 385HP/385TQ (only 300 made, ULTRA-RARE, REAL FUCK*N NASTY)
    01 Cobra pretty NASTY
    03-04 Cobra REAL FUCK*N NASTY
    07 Shelby GT500 Cobra, promises to be REAL FUCK*N SUPER NASTY

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    Anyone ever raced a Corvette against the Cobra?
    Should be a no brainer right? although i've never driven either of them

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    I've been wondering this for awhile... why does this post have 500+ replies?

    Sounds a little like envy?

    So why don't we start a post about the C6 Z06 -- Would we get 500+ replies, I didn't think so.. Stop putting the Cobra on a pedestal.

    For the record - I like some model years of the Cobra -- but 500 posts is a bit obnoxious

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