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Old 11-04-2003, 07:55 PM   #1
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Official going to a GT thread.

Okay if you don't know yet that I'm gonna sell the my baby (tear) and buy a GT you're either 1) new here (Hello) 2) Not paying attention to me (what the hell could be more important? ... Right, NOTHING!) or 3) Getting overwhelmed by the number of threads lately and not reading them all. But yeah, I'm going to sell the stang and get a GT. I figure I can afford it now and if I'm gonna have a performance car, then damnit I'm gonna have a performance car. I haven't looked too much into it yet as I don't plan on buying until the 2005's come out and used GT prices come down. But this is for me to ask questions as I get ready to do it and for you guys to comment and ask questions from me. I want a car with a decent number of miles, not something that will break anytime soon. I want a nice paint job, no major defects whatsoever. I want a convertible, it's soooo worth the extra weight and instability. I want leather.
First:
1) a. What are your general recommendations as to what I buy and from whom? And why? Support your position with verifiable stats. Or respected opinions.
b. I want a SN95, do you think I should get a 4.6 or 5.0?

2) Color? Paint, interior, and top.
3) Any v8 boards you guys like that I should start paying attention to?
4) What do you think I should do? With this car, everything I do will be the last mod of it's type. For example I'm not gonna do half-*** mods. My audio will only be replaced if it breaks. I'm not gonna do a better exhaust later. What do you guys think I should first in regards to this? Immediate rebuild with performance parts? chassis work?

I'm wanna get my plans down now so as I see deals or anything between now and next year, I can take advantage of them and not worry I'll change anything and it won't fit. I can wait to buy until I really see a car I want at the price I want.
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Re: Official going to a GT thread.

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Okay if you don't know yet that I'm gonna sell the my baby (tear) and buy a GT you're either 1) new here (Hello) 2) Not paying attention to me (what the hell could be more important? ... Right, NOTHING!) or 3) Getting overwhelmed by the number of threads lately and not reading them all. But yeah, I'm going to sell the stang and get a GT. I figure I can afford it now and if I'm gonna have a performance car, then damnit I'm gonna have a performance car. I haven't looked too much into it yet as I don't plan on buying until the 2005's come out and used GT prices come down. But this is for me to ask questions as I get ready to do it and for you guys to comment and ask questions from me. I want a car with a decent number of miles, not something that will break anytime soon. I want a nice paint job, no major defects whatsoever. I want a convertible, it's soooo worth the extra weight and instability. I want leather.
First:
1) a. What are your general recommendations as to what I buy and from whom? And why? Support your position with verifiable stats. Or respected opinions.
b. I want a SN95, do you think I should get a 4.6 or 5.0?

2) Color? Paint, interior, and top.
3) Any v8 boards you guys like that I should start paying attention to?
4) What do you think I should do? With this car, everything I do will be the last mod of it's type. For example I'm not gonna do half-*** mods. My audio will only be replaced if it breaks. I'm not gonna do a better exhaust later. What do you guys think I should first in regards to this? Immediate rebuild with performance parts? chassis work?

I'm wanna get my plans down now so as I see deals or anything between now and next year, I can take advantage of them and not worry I'll change anything and it won't fit. I can wait to buy until I really see a car I want at the price I want.

F*CK the GT... for pretty much the same price get the cobra.. that 32V engine is soo much sweeter...

Cobra insurance is less than GT insurance

Cobra is cooler than GT

99+ Cobra

Any color because it's a Cobra

Convertible Cobra is a major Attention Whore car

Before you disregard this just think..

You own a V6, and want a GT... GT Guys want Cobras... Cobra guys want Rubicons

Go big, do it once do it right..

Why settle for a middle of the road car that won't give you the performance you want?

Cobra
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I sorta agree with Ken. If you're going ohc, go dohc if at all possible. Preferably, stay pushrod and get a 94-95 5.0 or a fox. Cheap, effective performance.
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yup, i hate to admit it, but ken is right
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Yea I agree with Ken.......I am selling my car come Feb-march to my little bro......and I am getting a 95 Cobra, I like 5.0 more than a 4.6, but if I can afford a little more for a 4.6 Ill get it
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Re: Official going to a GT thread.

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You own a V6, and want a GT... GT Guys want Cobras... Cobra guys want Rubicons



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Old 11-04-2003, 11:52 PM   #9
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go cobra.

if your stuck with a Gt, avoid 96-98.

gears, exhaust, cai, pulleys, slicks, suspension, boost will be your friends. Not many people mod the engine of a OHC v8.
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is cobra insurance really cheaper than GT insurance?

just cobra engine swap it man.....
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Old 11-05-2003, 12:55 AM   #11
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havning a cobra would be cooler
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i dont know just get the cobra engine and a cobra body kit and the cobra paint(red) and call it a day. all for less than you would pay for a real cobra. unless youre a fanatic who must have the real deal. i was gonna put a cobra engine in the tbird till i got sick of the land yacht.
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nah, cuz you still wouldnt be a true SVTer... cobras arent THAT much more then a GT...
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true dat.
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cobra huh? what are the specs on them? I haven't looked at them. no way I'm doing a fox body or 96-98. It's gonna be 94-95 5.0 or 99+ 4.6
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a n/a (non supercharged) cobra (99-2002) makes 385 hp. the supercharged 5.4 cobras (newer ones) makes 390 hp. so it takes ford slapped on a blower and bored out the engine to 5.4 and got 5 hp outta it. lol. if you swap the engine though you gotta do hella other **** that might not be worth the hassle if youre not a very good mechanic and dont know your shyt. if you wanna swap some engines i can help you, im 20 minutes away........
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I'm not quite sure on your 99-02 specs there..

I think they are 320, not 385..

But, 320 without a blower.. It will take a little pocket change to get the GT up to those points.



GT is a Single OverHead cam, 16V engine.. Cobra is a double overhead cam 32V engine.

GT is a solid rear axle, Cobra is IRS


More people drive GT's, more young people, so they get in more accidents and have more claims than Cobras, which drives the rates up on them.

I was looking into a cobra last year and the insurance jump from my V6 was going to be $5 a month. Granted, it's a different situation for everyone, but if you are going to make the investment, the Cobra Engine (4.6L that is) is soooo much nicer.

I have no idea what makes a 5.0GT different from a 5.0Cobra though
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I'm not quite sure on your 99-02 specs there..

I think they are 320, not 385..

But, 320 without a blower.. It will take a little pocket change to get the GT up to those points.



GT is a Single OverHead cam, 16V engine.. Cobra is a double overhead cam 32V engine.

GT is a solid rear axle, Cobra is IRS


More people drive GT's, more young people, so they get in more accidents and have more claims than Cobras, which drives the rates up on them.

I was looking into a cobra last year and the insurance jump from my V6 was going to be $5 a month. Granted, it's a different situation for everyone, but if you are going to make the investment, the Cobra Engine (4.6L that is) is soooo much nicer.

I have no idea what makes a 5.0GT different from a 5.0Cobra though

not much..Im thinking intake manifold and maybe a cam or something? (not a 5.0 guy)

And where did you get those stats TbirdMan???
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a n/a (non supercharged) cobra (99-2002) makes 385 hp.
no, they were 320hp

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the supercharged 5.4 cobras (newer ones) makes 390 hp.
they're still 4.6. the 2000 cobra R was 5.4
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True that donkey. Keep him straight. 5.4 is offered only in Cobra R, Lightning, and F150. Not in any other mustang. All mustangs in production at the moment either have the 3.8 (232) or the 4.6 (289). It's just they just now started supercharging cobras.
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True that donkey. Keep him straight. 5.4 is offered only in Cobra R, Lightning, and F150. Not in any other mustang. All mustangs in production at the moment either have the 3.8 (232) or the 4.6 (289). It's just they just now started supercharging cobras.
4.6 is 281 foo
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wait...you sure? I'm pretty sure it is a 289. Let's see...yes technically, a 4.6 is a 281. I was just being stupid and assuming. Let's see 2.54 cubed x 289 cubic inches / 1000 for ml to liters and you get 4.74 liters. So yes you are technically right. My bad, wasn't thinking at the moment. Cause 2.54 cubed x 281 cubic inches / 1000 ml/L gives you 4.60 L. So yes you are right, Sorry about the mix up. And thanks for correcting me
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no prob, thats why the saleen is called the s-281, btw
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Hey, that makes alot of sense. I need to think more often, I won't sound as stupid
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i thought the newer cobras were 5.4 sc beasts making 390 hp and the older cobras made 385 hp. i read it somewhere on this site, we were having a discussion on which cobras were better.
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the 2000 cobra r had a 5.4 w/ 385 hp and the 2003 cobra has a SC 4.6 w/ 390 hp, thats probably what the discussion was about.
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oh so wouldnt it be way cooler to get the 2000 cobra 5.4 and then supercharge it?
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oh so wouldnt it be way cooler to get the 2000 cobra 5.4 and then supercharge it?
lol yeah, if you can get you're hands on one, go for it there are only like 300 tho
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oh so wouldnt it be way cooler to get the 2000 cobra 5.4 and then supercharge it?
lol yeah, if you can get you're hands on one, go for it there are only like 300 tho
lol, yeah, and if you are lucky enough to find one for sale you are gonna pay out the *** for it.
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have fun making a blower for it too
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dang, lots of misinformation in this thread. good job at correcting it guys.
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oh so wouldnt it be way cooler to get the 2000 cobra 5.4 and then supercharge it?
lol yeah, if you can get you're hands on one, go for it there are only like 300 tho
lol, yeah, and if you are lucky enough to find one for sale you are gonna pay out the *** for it.
werd... the cobra r is a horrible route to go because of their collectibility. buy a v6 and gut it, then get yourself a 5.4L.
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oh so wouldnt it be way cooler to get the 2000 cobra 5.4 and then supercharge it?
lol yeah, if you can get you're hands on one, go for it there are only like 300 tho
lol, yeah, and if you are lucky enough to find one for sale you are gonna pay out the *** for it.
werd... the cobra r is a horrible route to go because of their collectibility. buy a v6 and gut it, then get yourself a 5.4L.

buy a 4cyl LX notch, gut it, and then drop in a 5.4L....hell add a blower too
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