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Old 05-05-2015, 07:17 PM   #1
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cobra suspension swapped mustang potential buyer

I have had a mustang in the past and am currently in search of a 99-04 GT and came across this car.

Mustang GT Convertible, with a full 2003 Cobra suspension swap, frame ties, lowered and a Cobra Clutch.

What should I be looking at when I check this car out? The IRS swap is what sounds nice to me but could also be a nightmare I assume if it was a hack job.
The frame ties I will guess are sub frame connectors although it is a convertible and they already have them I thought.
and the "cobra" clutch, any benefit if there's any truth behind it?

only thing I can find online to check for sure is to see if the manifold has an aluminum crossover or not as they bust eventually.

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The IRS is really hard to be a hack job swap since its a direct swap.

Convertibles do have subframe connectors but they are cheap bolt in one that don't really do anything. Weld in ones are still preferred.


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The IRS bolts into any 99-04 car. The only "hackjob" might be the brake lines and if the E brake actually works or not...

"Cobra clutch", he may mean the discontinued "King Cobra" or one of the many current "King Cobra Style" clutches. Truth is that all 01.5-04 GTs got a very good 11" clutch setup just like the Cobra so if that is something the seller is trying to push then ask for a receipt first and also its not really a major selling point.

"Frame ties", I'm assuming you mean subframe connectors. The factory convertible/mach bolt in ones might as well not even be there. If they are full length welded ones that is a good deal. However, to get that done with all new parts/labor is $400 so again... not a huge deal $$$ wise.

"Cobra suspension". Same bleh stock suspension as the GT unless we are talking the 00R (we aren't). Obviously the IRS is different but it still has the terrible wheel gap up front and the stock shocks/struts/springs are only mediocre at best.

You are basically going to be going on condition of this car honestly. We all know what they KBB/NADA for but that is honestly not very representative of one in good shape/low mileage/both. On the other hand, with the mods you listed, it isn't exactly worth very much more than if it didn't have those mods.
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