`98 Cobra too slow need help

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  1. JL_Tampa

    JL_Tampa New Member

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    I ran my `98 at the track thurs night. A very disapointing 14.18 the car is basicly stock the mods are as follows Flowmasters, K&N, steeda tri axe, and nitto's

    I have a 150 wet shot to install but I don't think it will put me where I want to be. I was hoping for mid 13's as is and 12's with the juice.

    Where would 4.10s and full o/r exhaust on top of the spray get me?
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    ironmedic New Member

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    u need alot of stickers!!

    get a full exhaust from headers to cat back and maybe a CAI if that will do u much.
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    the 96-98 cobras stock were only low 14 second cars(14.0-14.2). But with 410 gears you will easily be in the high 13's. The exhaust won't give you too much. Get the gears! 410 and higher then the spray
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    JL_Tampa New Member

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    too slow

    so in your opinion the exhaust will not do much? I don't want to spend a fortune on the car so I need to mod carefully only spending money where it will count. 4.10 are a must I was possibly thinking 4.30 I want the car to run mid to low 12's whats it gonna take?
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    4.30's + 100 shot + good tires = mid 12's.
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    Umm, since when does exhaust not give you too much on a stang? I think over 20rwhp/20rwtq with catback and an o/r midpipe sounds good to me. Throw in some headers and you rockin...not to mention your car will now sound bad a s s!
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    i ran a 13.7, 13.8, and a 13.9 with the mods that i have done below. the 13.7 and 13.9 were done the first time that i went to the track. i have only been twice. what were you 60' times. if you don't hit a 2.0 or 2.1 then you will have a hard time getting into the 13's with what you have. the launch is the most important part. after that it is just driving fast. i have just street tires on my car. with drag radials i might see 13.5, i hope. good luck.
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    Str8Pimp'n Founding Member

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    And if you don't powershift, you probably lose about 2-3 tenths. The stock computer program pulls timing out in between gear changes in order to preserve the gearbox.
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    doogz Founding Member

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    If you drag, get 4.30's. Don't get the 4.10's.

    4.30's + Longtubes + midpipe + catback + CAI may break 12's.

    FWIW my car went 13.2 with 3.73's, offroad h-pipe, and 8.5" wide ET drags. That was with lowering springs (bad for the drags).
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    thanks guys N2O is going in tomorrow 150 shot gears as soon as i get some $ will follow
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    sounds like there are some driving issues here. Put some drag rads on and dump the clutch @ 4500-5000, your car will hook up! Also lower the psi on your tires to about 12lbs for better traction! My fastest 1/4 is a 12.97 with what I have listed....all smiles :D
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    still getting use to the 4.sux

    yeah thats how I use to launch my `91lx
    I got nitto dr's I'm going back to the track weds so we'll see what happens.
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    talk to bobby97 (forgot his whole name). he has a stock cobra except for lowering springs and flowmaster weld ins and he pushed it to 13.65 with stock 3.27's. he did a 2.2 60ft. he has the video to show it..i should know cuz i filmed the bloody thing :D

    oh forgot to add that he had stock tires on too.
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    Exhaust, intake, gears, TIRES = high 12's. With my trap speed I could run a LOW 13 with some drag radials cutting a clean 1.x 60'.
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    can you post the video. i would like to see it.
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    bobby doesnt know how to get it posted somewhere! do you know how to get it hosted? or where to get it hosted?
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    What was your 60's & trap speed 14.18, doesn't tell the whole story.
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    Craig Mack Busted Buffing the Bishop Founding Member

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    :stupid: :stupid: :stupid:
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    60' 1.949
    1/8 9.136 77.71mph
    1/4 14.167 98.32mph
    BMP,FL 10/15/04 8:07pm
  20. Craig Mack

    Craig Mack Busted Buffing the Bishop Founding Member

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    98mph trap? Ouch :( Maybe you need a tune up? :(

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