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Old 04-01-2013, 02:06 PM   #1
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02 gt vs. 96 cobra

Yesterday me and a 96 cobra dragged and I came out with a 11/2 car lead at the end. He said his car was all messed up because he hit a curb in the snow and broke his axle. Would the repair cause the car to lose power? Or is he just making up excuses
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Yesterday me and a 96 cobra dragged and I came out with a 11/2 car lead at the end. He said his car was all messed up because he hit a curb in the snow and broke his axle. Would the repair cause the car to lose power? Or is he just making up excuses
I'm sure someone will correct me but I don't think you can even drive on a broken axle
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Im pretty sure he said he fixed it I was telling him how I did a motor swap and got more power, and he said he hasnt done anything to the engine but he has a lot in the rear end with the repair
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Im pretty sure he said he fixed it I was telling him how I did a motor swap and got more power, and he said he hasnt done anything to the engine but he has a lot in the rear end with the repair
Do you have decent bolt ons?
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He broke his axle while you guys were racing?
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Do you have decent bolt ons?
Nope cai prochamber exhaust and and a 04 motor with the 21 lb injectors

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He broke his axle while you guys were racing?
No he did it sometime before. He said it was in the snow. I wouldnt race in the snow lol
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His rear end wouldn't make a difference racing so id say its just excuses
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I was surprised on how I pulled
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Old 04-01-2013, 03:32 PM   #9
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Sounds to me like it wasn't a cobra or maybe he'a just a terrible driver.
The later SN95 cobras made 305 or so and they are torque monsters.
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Sounds to me like it wasn't a cobra or maybe he'a just a terrible driver.
The later SN95 cobras made 305 or so and they are torque monsters.
Ya I can get a pic of it. It wad a vert so it was a lil heavier then most
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The ones I can get.
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The ones I can get.
It's a real cobra
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If he upgraded to a larger axle which he probly did given his bad luck with the other axles he would notice a small loss in power. Nextly his car is a vert which pretty much null and voids his benifit of being a cobra over gt on a stock level. Also those heavier rims and low profile tires arnt doing him any favors for performance and are also hurting his E/T's. As well you have a fresh motor vs his motor that has been worn down by 17 years of age. If you feel like he was making excuses he probly was. I doubt he was a bad driver your car was probly just faster. The way I see it you got a clean kill, plain and simple.
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:45 AM   #14
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Newbie question. what are E/Ts?
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E/T stands for Elapsed Time. Represents how long it take for you to go a specific distance. 1/8th mile or 1/4 mile or even the texas mile. You also get a MPH reading at like 60 foot marks that can be used to help tune and setup your car.
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Cool thanks! Learn something everyday
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Youll notice many reach for the 4.10 gear on a stock car to improve aceleration. What most dont realize is that with the 4.10 gear at the end of the track you have a power robbing shift into 4th gear. 3.73's you dont have the 4th gear shift in the 1/4 mile but the 4.10 are still quicker with the extra gear. A good option is 3.90 gears on a manual car that is close to stock, a little easier to launch and wont have the power robbing shift into 4th. Just an FYI and example how the MPH feadback you get at the track can help you improve your car setup.
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:03 AM   #18
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So do you recommend 4:10's or 3:73's
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For a manual GT? I recommend the 4.10's over 3.73's if a power adder isnt anywhere in your near future. But I also recommend 3.90's over 4.10's for small bolt on manual cars that wont see anymore modding with use of regular street tires. If your planning on running very little street time with no power adder and will be spending alot of time at the track with slicks 4.30, 4.56 even 4.88 gears can be an option. For a automatic car you always go one gear set higher to receive the same performance level at the manual cars.
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:23 AM   #20
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It is a manual. And I mostly do street with track here and there. I wanna save and buy a power adder soon so should I go 3:90s or 4:10 Im on the highway alot also
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Since you use your car for highway duty you dont want to go any higher than 4.10's.

Power adder type will determine what gear set you should use. Turbo/Roots supercharger and 300+HP Nitrous systems need 3.55 gears for optimum use on stock engines. Centrifugal superchargers and Multistage or small single stage nitrous systems work best with 3.73s on stock engines. If the power adder engine is built a 3.27/33.1 and 3.55 gear set may need to be used depending on the engine combination.

What kind of track do you race on? Is it a 1/8th mile or 1/4 mile? And what power adder do you plan to use?
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I would go 3.90's over 4.10's in your case. Im guessing your talking 1/4 track so the ET difference is about the same. Also 3.90s will have better fuel consumption on the highway than 4.10 but will still have more kick than 3.73s. Also when you upgrade to a power adder you may not need to change gears right away or at all with the 3.90's depending on what power adder your using.
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No you fair and square beat him. I beat this 95 cobra every time its not even a challenge.

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And this guy has full exhaust and 4.10s
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95/96 cobra have about a 65hp difference..
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I wanna put a kb sc on it. Its a 1/4 track I think imma go with the 3:90's I would still need a tune right
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Yes a tune would be necisary for 3.90's.
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Ok thanks for the help
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Yes a tune would be necisary for 3.90's.
Hand held tuner can achieve this change.
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