View Full Version : F8lbyte in Philly

01-26-2006, 08:35 AM
I've been enjoying this site for a while now and finally decided to register. I have a mystic 04 coupe since Jan 04 with 2,700 miles on the clock. Assembled 01/05/2004 #1086 of 3768 and #392 of 1010 Mystichrome Cobras. I just finished the last of my mods (nothing radical) but need to get it tuned and get some numbers. I live in Philly so the Cobra is garaged most of the winter. The mods I went with are as follows:

Pypes ceramic X-pipe with hp cats
Magnaflow cat back
BBK Twin 65mm throttle body
Billet Flow 2.76 upper pulley
Billet Flow four piece idler set in blue
Diablosport Predator pulley tune
MGW shifter
Drilled and slotted rotors
Goodyear 315/35ZR17 GS D3's on 10.5 Cobra rims
Grill Craft upper and lower grills in black
Cobra emblem on grill
SS Cobra inserts

01-26-2006, 08:44 AM
Welcome to the board. Sounds like a nice ride.:thumbsup:

01-26-2006, 11:38 AM
Welcome...i suspect you'll be in the 450rwhp range with those mods...good luck and happy modding :thumbsup:

01-26-2006, 02:16 PM
Thanks for the welcome. I still need a sticky set of booties. The D3's just don't bite from a dig no matter how much I heat them up. Future mods include getting the SC ported and a 4Lb lower pulley.

01-26-2006, 02:21 PM
If you still have the factory rims, i'd suggest the Mickey Thompson drag radial, they'll give you all the traction you could ask for...if you have 18's, then i'd go for the BFG's :thumbsup:

01-26-2006, 08:25 PM
Welcome to the site, post some pics of the car...........would love to see some :thumbsup:

01-26-2006, 08:41 PM
Do you have anybody in mind for a custom tune for your car? I live just outside of philly and a little unhappy with my current tune. I just don't know of anybody around here that knows these cars well. (tune, etc.)

01-26-2006, 10:52 PM
I'm in the Somerton section of NE Philly. Have you ever driven by the Sunoco at Haldeman ave and the Roosevelt Blvd or stopped by the Franklin Mills Mall on a Sunday night? Plenty of great cars and a few trailer queens looking for big bucks. Did you ever race up the Blvd into Bucks County? Two tuners that were recommended to me are as follows:

Axcelerated Motorsports in Plumstead Pa 215-297-8139
JD's Performance Center in Horsham Pa 215-938-9270

I'll be trying one of these in a few weeks. Let me know if you find a good tuner in the area.

01-26-2006, 11:05 PM
Welcome to the cobra frenzzy! Good luck, and have fun! :D

01-27-2006, 06:00 AM
look up Crazy Horse racing , 732-553-9050. They are in South Amboy NJ.

I tried to look up their website but it is not working. www.crazyhorseindustries.com (http://www.crazyhorseindustries.com)

One of the workers at advanced auto in Quakertown recommened them to me. Since I am not ready to make any major modifications I have not bothered to call them yet.

01-27-2006, 07:25 PM
I have been to Franklin Mills a few sunday nights. Don't really dig the import scene there though. Never seen a mystic on the the road around here ever. Let us know how you make out with your tuner. I'm thinking of getting a mail order tune thru Amazon Racing. But I wonder how a local tuner will be willing to work with another. Wish I could ship my cobra down there for a day to tune and dyno, then shipped back................yea right!:rolleyes:

01-27-2006, 08:40 PM
There are only two mystics in this area, mine and a ragtop that is wicked fast. He has the thing totally tricked out and has big bottle of laughing gas in the trunk. He took it down to Front Street in South Philly and killed everyone. I talked to a guy named Dale from Axcelerated Motorsports. He works primarily with the SCT tuner but can work with my Diablosport Preditor tuner also. His prices are reasonable. I need a couple of pulls on his dynojet. He said it was set up for a 3800 lb car. I'm not sure if plus/minus a couple of hundred pounds is critical. Let me know who you went to the last time and what were the specific problems with the tune. I am well within the parameters of the Diablo but if something doesn't function properly, I can down load the tune to my computer and send it to the dealer who in turn will send it to Diablo.

01-28-2006, 07:55 AM
I have gone to Franklin mills a few times (basically for the fun on the turnpike). It is about time they paved rt 63.

My thoughts exactly on the distance of Amazon but would rather drive down and back than to ship it. However, that type of trip in the Cobra would warrant many speeding tickets in both directions. If you are looking for a tuner, best if they specialize in Cobra's since you do not want to be there first guinnipig at your expense.

01-28-2006, 01:20 PM
My tune was done with the SCT Xcal 2 at Performance Specialties in Pottstown. I'm happy with A/F#'s but not with my RWHP #'s. Every other car with similar mods are much higher (See my sig below). I also notice a higher then normal idle sometimes. Maybe theres something wrong with my car and not the tune? I don't know. Do you know if the two tuners you mentioned have any 03-04 cobra tuning experience?

01-28-2006, 01:24 PM
Whoops. here's my sig

Silver 04 Coupe, Magnaflow Catback, 6lb pulley, Custom SCT Tune, MAC CAI, Accufab Throttlebody. H&R Sport Springs,Steeda C&C Plates, Gordsford Heat Exchanger,426RWHP 452RWTQ

01-28-2006, 05:32 PM
The two tuners I mentioned both told me they do 03/04 Cobra's all the time. I would suggest you give them a call and get a feel for their experience. As for your mods, I think you will see that engine wake up with an x-pipe and hp cats. There is a lot of restriction with the stock cats and H-pipe. When I changed mine out I was amazed at the difference in power and torque and the sound is unbelievable.

01-31-2006, 08:12 PM
Warminster, PA.... I too am a newbie to the site. I just purchase a 2003 Cobra Convertible from ebay... In fact I'm picking it up on Saturday... Cant wait..!!!

I'm dying to see some of the Cobra's in the area... Keep me in the loop when we have a show or ride coming up. I also ride a bike and we use to meet at the Hooters down there off of Street Road the first Friday of every month... Does anyone know of any such thing in the area for Stangs...???

Please.. keep in touch...


01-31-2006, 09:45 PM
I'm not sure where or even if, Mustang motorheads meet anywhere around here. During the warm months there are a number of places in NE Philly where you can find any car imagineable, especially on the weekends. Congrats on your purchase. You will have a smile on your face for a long time. Tell us about your new Cobra and what mods you plan to install. I'm heading up your way next week for a tune and some power and torque numbers

01-31-2006, 10:18 PM
Maybe we can get you two to start up an SCMC Chapter in your area??? :)

02-01-2006, 07:03 AM
I am not sure what kind of activity is available in the Philidelphia area, I did once see a car show near the King of Prussia Mall on the north side of the turnpike a few years ago. There is a yearly event in Coopersburg on 309, SVTOA mustang club car show in August. I will post the dates when I see the update on their web site.


02-07-2006, 03:42 PM
your not the only two mystic in philly i live in delco if you want a tune with a xcal2 then get ahold of jon lund master sct tuner in media . he can tune you while you drive the car jlund29@comcast.net you can also get it dynoed at a place in aston on rt 452 south. i don't remember the name right off hand. bu they also tune wiht the xcal2. second street speed tunes with the prediator. net addy secondstreetspeed.com ask for lon. good people.
i See where soem of you want to meet others well if so then on feb 18th a saturday at 1pm at the hooters on rt1 &rt 202 we are having a GTG. also look into the MACA mid atlantic cobra association we are listed at the following. come and join up it's free we have a local pa. chapter also.

Big Daddy
02-07-2006, 04:21 PM
Hello guys, I'm from NC but I'm working Monday-Thursday in West Chester, PA until the end of June. Maybe we can hook up for a informal get together sometime in April or May when the weather is better? Let me know about how far away from here y'all are. :D

02-08-2006, 07:23 AM
Nice ride!........I'm in NE Philly, near the NE Philly Airport and Franklin Mills Mall. West Chester is about 30 miles from here. I'm up for anything, anytime, retired and enjoying life. There are a lot of Mustang motorheads in the area. Yesterday, I watched a Fox Body bring his front wheels off the ground at a red light at Southhampton Rd. and the Roosevelt Blvd. When he hit second, he seemed to disappear. Just a lot of great cars in the area..........

02-08-2006, 08:19 AM
Hello guys, I'm from NC but I'm working Monday-Thursday in West Chester, PA until the end of June. Maybe we can hook up for a informal get together sometime in April or May when the weather is better? Let me know about how far away from here y'all are. :D

Hi guy i live in broomall only about 10 miles from westchester are afew guys from the westchester area my friend lou and matt both live in exton and dowingtown area lou has a 03 redfire with a whipple 700 +rwhp then gene vipergts in the same area too he work off macklack st. in westchester check out svt performance .com and drop him a pm. he love to hooks up with you. i see your gone of the weekens so our GTG for the 18th is out of the question for you to come to. but to all others who want to coem the 18th feel free to show up at hooters 1pm at RT1 & Rt202.

Big Daddy
02-08-2006, 10:44 AM
I'm staying at the Hampton Inn in Exton, the corner of 100 and 113. The only thing I'm driving up here though is a rental car POS. I will be coming through the area on the Hot Rod Power Tour in June. Maybe some of you guys can meet the tour in Harrisburg and cruise over to Englishtown (the finishing point of the tour). I have a thread about the power tour started in the Upcoming Events. We will have to plan a dinner during the week so I can check out y'all's cars. :thumbsup:

02-08-2006, 10:58 AM
Sounds good to me, I'll check it out

02-08-2006, 07:14 PM
Skitzerman.... NE Philly's my old stomping ground... I grew up near Grant Ave. and the BLVD. I use to run my camaro's down there on Friday nights... We'll have to hook up one time during the summer....

I moved up to the Warminster Bucks county.... but I like to stop down and see some of the old crew once in a while... Have you ever been down to Linden Ave... "The River".... I also ride/race a GSXR 750 & 600... we hang out down there sometimes as well....

okay... keep in touch...

02-08-2006, 10:06 PM
Do I remember Linden Ave? I watched the submarine races down there many times back in the sixties. I live near Red Lion Rd. and Haldeman Ave. Some of the local motorheads hang out at the Sunoco at Haldeman Ave. and the Blvd. and up at the Wawa where the old Lincoln drive-in was once located. We will have to work something out this spring.

02-10-2006, 01:09 PM
GTg if rain out next weekend on the 18th is the fowllowing saturday the 25 1pm hooters rt 1&202

02-11-2006, 10:39 AM
I would be willing to head down anytime (weather permitting). Just set the time and place and if I can make it, I will be there.