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    18G vs Cobra

    I was on I-696 and encountered a convertable cobra. Maybe 2001-2003 model.

    I'm not sure he was racing? we started at 60mph and raced till 90. I was pulling slowly away.

    Does that seem odd? The cobra was pretty stock.

    I'm running around 19psi, because i have stock IC.

    Does this seem real? I'm not sure if he was trying?

    after the race, he was driving really slow. He was going about 40mph. WHile I was bus length away. I'm not sure if he was assamed or had car problems? What do you guy think?
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    The difference between Pre 03 Cobra's and a 03-04 Cobra is HUGE.
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    If it was older it may have been the 320 hp cobra i think 03 or 04 they boosted the hp up to 390. So it may have been that. Watch out MSP loves to hide on 696, and i think i saw you going down 9 mile around van dyke a few weeks ago. Cant miss that tach.
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    we made two runs. It's the model before the new body. I know the covertable gives it a little more weight.
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    I just want to know? Was he racing or not? Should he be walking me?
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    He probably was, figure stg 2 is 285 hp at the crank, 18g im sure you gotta be pushing over 300hp from the crank. It seems it was the 320hp cobra, sounds right to me.
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    the 02 and 03 cobras look very simiar?
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    Wink race or no race

    He probly was "Trying" to race. I had one try the same thing about a month ago on Hwy 44, just outside of Redding, California. I passed him at about 80 and the next thing I know, I hear him accelerate and see him trying to pass me!!! I slowly leaned on the accelerator and he gave up at about 125...... He never got past my back door, think it kinda pissed him off, oh well better luck next time!!! Love my rex!!!!!!

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    had to be pre 03/04 to loose that bad or maybe a supercharged 03/04 racing you in 6th gear

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffmm06 View Post
    If it was older it may have been the 320 hp cobra i think 03 or 04 they boosted the hp up to 390. So it may have been that. Watch out MSP loves to hide on 696, and i think i saw you going down 9 mile around van dyke a few weeks ago. Cant miss that tach.
    the 320 hp cobra stock only made about 240 hp at the wheels, the exhaust is ridiculously restrictive on it.
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    there was no 02 cobra the stupid charge started at 03 with 360ishwhp out of the box and 450+ with i/e/tune, 01s and under were dogs.(considering they were king of the ford stable) most likly it was one of them trying to race. there not to hard to fight off.
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    he was racing, they are right around an 18g wrx from a roll.
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    Well not sure if he was racing or stock or what not, but to be honest it would be a close race.

    And I just wanted to clear some confusion with 99,01 Cobras. The 99's were underpowered from the factory and they all had a recall due to the intakes, and the exhaust. Once the recall was done most of them dynoed around 280rwhp(sae of course). The 01's had no power issues. Mine dynoed at 286 before I started modding it. Of course its not a mod beast like the 03/04s but we can hold our own

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    JFYI

    my car is putting down 244 awhp on a mustang dyno(speed Industry), if that helps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReallyRedCobra View Post
    Well not sure if he was racing or stock or what not, but to be honest it would be a close race.

    And I just wanted to clear some confusion with 99,01 Cobras. The 99's were underpowered from the factory and they all had a recall due to the intakes, and the exhaust. Once the recall was done most of them dynoed around 280rwhp(sae of course). The 01's had no power issues. Mine dynoed at 286 before I started modding it. Of course its not a mod beast like the 03/04s but we can hold our own
    Yeah that's what I thought....the 99's had the issue...the only Cobra in 00 was the "R" and the 01's were back to "normal".

    But still the power difference and powerband from a 03-04 and pre 03-04 are huge.
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