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cobrabob
05-22-2006, 10:30 AM
Well, traction was a key issue! Had to quick shift 1st gear @ 3000 rpm, or she was all over the track. Best time was 12.35@113mph. Not good, not bad. Best 60 foot was 1.88. I know she cold have done alot better than that. The drag radials were not enough, next time I will run ET`s:rolleyes: .

Linn@Amazon
05-23-2006, 01:52 PM
good job :thumbsup: ....just practice and dont get discouraged..I was putting down 1.7 60fts and 6 90s 1/8 mile with drag radials when I was racing our 03 Cobra @ NMRA

cobrabob
05-23-2006, 05:01 PM
I wasn`t discouraged with the results, I just knew the car could do better. It was there, just couldn`t use it. I will go back and put it down the next time!!!!!!!!!!

Linn@Amazon
05-23-2006, 06:09 PM
you are bound to have good days and bad days..all I meant was dont let it discourage you...

RR03Cobra
05-23-2006, 08:15 PM
Those times aren't too bad bro! My first time at Carolina drag resulted in nothing lower than 1.9s for the 60!! These cobras are a trick to get off of the line! Good luck developing your skills!:thumbsup:

cobrabob
05-24-2006, 10:25 AM
Thanks guys! They are tough to learn! I wil learn it though. They are super cool, but Ford made a mistake with the rear end set up unless you are into road racing. I will do whatever it takes, even if I have to put a solid axel under her.;)

DTSVT03
05-24-2006, 06:14 PM
Yeah you can do it pal. My first trip to jackson with my old silver cobra netted me a 1.70 60' and 11.70@119 on nitto dr's. It can definitely be done.

BadMoFo
05-24-2006, 09:14 PM
yep just takes some practice and getting use to your set up, was in the 1.70's with my nitto dr's at carolina. I know the car has more, best I ran was a 12.17 at 115 and shifting really crappy, need a clutch adjuster.

ausie
05-25-2006, 08:16 AM
It took me a while to get into the 12's on a stock Cobra. I am sure you probably know that climate has alot to do with it as well as track temperature. I have seen fast cars get slower due to the ammount of relative humidity in the air. Best I have run yet was 12.597 @ 110mph on street tires. Bogged it out of the hole from a 2500rpm lauch and had no wheel spin anywhere on the track. That entire day I was in the mid to high 12's. Every other time I went to the same track I would be consistent in the high 12's to low 13's. Most of this was during late summer so I am sure that climate conditions as well as track prep had alot to do with it. :thumbsup: