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JAYSLOSTBOYZ
10-19-2002, 01:05 PM
99 COBRA-40,000MILES,4.6LT DOHC V-8,NEW D+D 5 SPDW/SHORT SHIFTER,4.10'S,W/CALIBRATER,K+N FILTERCHARGER,BBK O/R X-PIPE(CO CATS),MAGNAFLOW CAT-BACK,NOS KIT #5116 125SHOT(INSTALLED FINALLY),2-BFG G-FORCE KDWS 275/40/17 ON REAR,245/45/17ON FRONT.
HAVE NOT BEEN TO TRACK SINCE I RAN 14.10@104 WITH STOCK EVERTHING,BAD TRANNY. IF THERE IS ANYONE WHO COULD GIVE ME A FEW POINTERS OF WHAT I MAY RUN WITH THIS CAR,EVERTHING LISTED IS NOW ON CAR,ITS COMPLETED I DONT WANT TO LOOSE TO A STOCK FIREBIRD FORMULA W/68000MILES
SOMEONE PLEASE CALL ME OR WRITE TO ME AT bobr3@hotmail.com or call me toll free at 1-877-382-2455 ask for BOB ROSE, GENERAL FINANCIAL MANAGER THANK YOU :bounce:

sfuller
10-19-2002, 01:20 PM
My 96 with similar mods and no NOS, ran 13.8 on street tires. I've only been drag racing 3 or 4 times so my launching could be better.

tcrews
10-19-2002, 09:22 PM
Once you learn how to launch your car and where to shift you should be running in the low-mid 13's N/A. Adding the 125shot should easily bring you down into the low-mid 12's.

Where are you shifting, what/how are you launching. Have you considered some drag-radials for the rear? Better traction seems to help eliminate some of the wheel-hop that plagues the '99s IRS.

How long have you been drag-racing? My '97 Cobra with 4.10 gears, catted X-pipe and street tires ran a 13.5 @ 103mph my 3rd time ever down a drag strip.

With your 104mph trap speed you should be in the low-mid 13's.....it's just going to take you some practice.

Black98Cobra
10-21-2002, 09:19 AM
tcrews or anyone else,
I have never raced my Cobra on the strip. Just wondering if someone could describe to me how to launch my car right. I can beat a ton of cars off the line at a stop light but I know I can do better b/c off the line (like most people) is killing me.
Thanks for your help! :thumbsup:

cobrabitn
10-21-2002, 09:49 AM
Eliminate wheel spin! Try to find the best highest rpm you can launch at without spinning excessively. 4.6's like rpms so you want to be up there as quickly as possible. It will just take practice. Since we don't know where you live, we may can get you to go to our drag day coming up next month and you can play with your car along with the rest of us.

There is also a tidbit about drag racing on the website, go to the "how to" section and you can read what Tom has put in there onhow to run your car at the dragstrip. ;)

Black98Cobra
10-21-2002, 10:08 AM
Awesome. Thanks for your help.

JAYSLOSTBOYZ
10-21-2002, 11:45 AM
THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP EVERYONE!!!