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Old 12-01-2013, 05:18 PM   #1
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96-98 cobra?

Is it worth dropping 6-8k on a 96-98 cobra with under 90k miles and bolts ons? What would it be making to the wheels and estimate 1/4 mile? Just want opinions
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Is it worth dropping 6-8k on a 96-98 cobra with under 90k miles and bolts ons? What would it be making to the wheels and estimate 1/4 mile? Just want opinions
I'm confused by your question. Are you purchasing the cobra for that price or the mods for that price
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I'm confused by your question. Are you purchasing the cobra for that price or the mods for that price
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Well how much are you buying it for? Depending how much money you have left over from buying it will help estimate how much power you can make with it.
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Is it worth dropping 6-8k on a 96-98 cobra with under 90k miles and bolts ons? What would it be making to the wheels and estimate 1/4 mile? Just want opinions
Full bolt on 96-98 cobra can get into the 12s with a good driver. I'd say it would probably make around 310ish rwhp. You can also easily bolt on Mach 1 heads and increase the compression to make more HP. Adding cams while you are in there helps also.
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I'm seeing a lot on Craig's for $6-8k. Most already have exhaust, cai, u know the basics. I would rather have a 99/01 but most are out of my budget like over $10k.
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Its all about condition, mods don't really add anything to the car. They take away value actually. I would rather start with a stock car anyday and the only reason I bought my 98 all modded like this is because I knew the guy's reputation that owned it for most of its life. And I STILL found some half assed stuff done that the person between me and the long-term owner had done...

With that said, 96-98 Cobras are great platforms. Biggest issue ppl gripe about is the IMRC and the fact that the secondary runners get gunked up over time because there is no air/fuel mix going through there to keep it clean, just air. The B headed motors do get a bad rap but they can make great power. You don't get the IRS with the 96-98 but IMO its more about the body style and the value for what you pay. I personally LOVE the 94-98 style and you don't see many anymore. And the ones you do see, you'll see VERY few that look like mine does.
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I love my 96 Cobra. I paid $6,700 for it about 8 months ago. Worth every penny. Was a reasonable jump from the GT.

You can do an IMRC delete and to solve that problem. PO did it on mine.
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IMRC delete solves the IMRCs being there themselves but a tune to help out the low end is a good idea as well as 4.30s. You still get the secondaries getting crudded up. Seafoaming every 8-10k miles probably alleviates this but I'm not a huge fan of seafoam.
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IMRC delete solves the IMRCs being there themselves but a tune to help out the low end is a good idea as well as 4.30s. You still get the secondaries getting crudded up. Seafoaming every 8-10k miles probably alleviates this but I'm not a huge fan of seafoam.
3.90's and Nitto 555's got me into the mid 12's

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3.90's and Nitto 555's got me into the mid 12's
I also have a dyno tune from a race shop called Apple Racing.
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Sounds good. I will say the B headed cars do always get a bad rap. Still a 4V and still can make a good deal of power if you do it right. A B headed 4V with a power adder and done properly can make huge power.
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