5.0 Cobra or 4.6 Cobra?

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  1. Gearbanger 101

    Gearbanger 101 Straight Outta Locash Super Mod

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    I saw the list, but to be honest feel it only further aids my point. :shrug: Especially when you consider that those sort of times can be achieved with a '96-98 Cobra with the stock throttle body, Mass Air Meter, inlet tube and Cat back. With traction, decent drivers are dipping into the 12's with nothing more than aggressive gearing, U/D pulleys, a drop in air filter, Long tube headers and an off road mid pipe. :nice:

    The biggest killer of the early 4V Cobra platform is not allowing it to run within the prime real estate of its power band. A set of 3.27's may be fine for an OHV that starts making its torque 1,000RPM lower in the rev range and begins falling on it's face at about 4,800RPM, but you can't approach DOHC performance with the same strategy. These early 4V's don't have the torque or displacement going for them off idle that the OHV's do…but man do they breath when at full cry!!! So getting them up there hard and fast is your most prudent strategy...and it’s where they really shine!

    I sir have laid out my points earlier in the thread. It seems that it is you who chooses to ignore what I posted in favour of your some what distorted view. :)
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    I'm pretty sure that list is nothing more then a throttle body, mass air, exhaust and gears and they are dipping into the 12's as well?? I understand the DOHC is a better engine stock for stock, but with minor bolt ons for both engines they see 12's..

    The biggest killer of the early 4V Cobra platform is not allowing it to run within the prime real estate of its power band. A set of 3.27's may be fine for an OHV that starts making its torque 1,000RPM lower in the rev range and begins falling on it's face at about 4,800RPM, but you can't approach DOHC performance with the same strategy. These early 4V's don't have the torque or displacement going for them off idle that the OHV's do…but man do they breath when at full cry!!! So getting them up there hard and fast is your most prudent strategy...and it’s where they really shine!



    I sir have laid out my points earlier in the thread. It seems that it is you who chooses to ignore what I posted in favour of your some what distorted view. :)[/QUOTE]


    I think he adressed everything you said and then some to prove the 5.0 cobra is a very good car, and with minor bolt on's you'll see high 12's.. don't see why everyone is saying its a pig and will be destroyed :shrug:
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    Which point, this one?
    I can only think of one thing to say in response: Bwahahahahah! Oh man, you're too much. You know, gearbanger, it's ok to admit when you're wrong. You can do it without losing face. C'mon man, you were talking about power adders to get out of the 14s, and then you accuse me of:
    Given the number of quotes, I'd say I didn't ignore much. Get over your DOHC cobras. They're super cars... I love 'em. I'll probably even own another one in the future just for the hell of it. They aren't the only great cars, though.

    No hard feelin's,

    Chris
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    This is the most unbiased and fair post in the entire thread, FWIW:

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