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1BADSNAKE
12-11-2003, 09:54 AM
I DO NOT WANT TO INSULT ANYONE. BUT READING ON OTHER WEB SITES, I SEE WHERE SEVERAL PEOPLE WERE CLAIMING THE STOCK 03 MACH 1'S ARE RUNNING HIGH 12'S ( WITH A GOOD DRIVER )IN THE QUARTER. NOW THEY ARE 100 HORSE POWER LESS THAN THE 03 COBRA AND I UNDERSTAND THEY ARE RUNNING HIGH 12'S. ARE THE COBRAS RUNNING LOWER THAN I UNDERSTAND? I DID READ AN INTERESTING ARTICAL YESTERDAY, THE 03 COBRA'S WERE UNDER RATED BY FORD AND ARE GENERATING OVER 400 HP STOCK. AND ALONG THE SAME THOUGHT I WOULD THINK THE MACHS WOULD BE A LITTLE UNDER RATED ALSO. NOW I AM PRETTY NEW TO THIS BUT I WOULD THINK THERE SHOULD BE A CONSIDERABLE DIFFERANCE WITH 100 HP IN THE TIMES.:rolleyes:

cobrabitn
12-11-2003, 11:33 AM
The Mach 1's at our drag day were running low 14's, high 13's which is where they should be with their hp rating. Any Mach 1 running in the 12's most likely had some mods done to it.

Mods on an 03 Cobra can bring you in the 9's. Something a Mach will never see without a power adder. Enjoy the Cobra!:bounce:

Corner-Carver
12-12-2003, 11:40 AM
With a good driver, DR's, and good track prep and weather, yeah, HIGH 12's are possible with a MACH 1.

The Cobra's IRS makes it MUCH MUCH harder to launch than the MACH 1's solid axle. Launching the Cobra harder with shake the teeth outta your head, not so for the MACH 1. You can be ALOT more aggressive off the line... whic effects ET the most.

Just look at the trap speeds and that will explain it all.:thumbsup:

cobrabitn
12-12-2003, 12:08 PM
You would have to be an extremely good driver and drive it like you want to tear somethihg up. At our drag days, stock Mach's were in the 14's or high 13's. Most I have heard were mid 13's but that doesn't mean you couldn't be in the 12's. I'm just going by my observations at our events. ;)

johnbasf
12-12-2003, 03:05 PM
A buddy of mine around here ran a 12.89 in the 1/4 in a '01 GT.

1BADSNAKE
12-12-2003, 03:32 PM
WELL IF WHEEHOP IS A BIG PROBLEM WITH THIS MUCH HORSE POWER. WHY DID FORD GO WITH IRS. ARE THESE GUYS THAT ARE TAKING THESE CARS TO 500 HP+ CHANGING TO STRAIGHT AXLE??? OR CAN WE STAY WITH IRS, AND STILL GET OUT OF THE HOLE WITH THE GAS ON WITH SOME REAR END UPGRADS OTHER THAN CHANGING TO STRAIGHT AXLE? ( STRAIGHT AXLE KIT $3900)

cobrabitn
12-12-2003, 03:47 PM
John, is his car stock?

You can reduce wheel hop by installing some lowering springs.:)

Corner-Carver
12-12-2003, 04:41 PM
Originally posted by cobrabitn
John, is his car stock?

You can reduce wheel hop by installing some lowering springs.:)

IRS bushings, stiffer spring/shock combo and most importantly STICKY TIRES.:thumbsup:

johnbasf
12-12-2003, 06:15 PM
Originally posted by cobrabitn
John, is his car stock?



Motor was stock. He did a little suspension work on it. He was one heck of a drag racer. He did a 8.60 in the 1/8 in my car when it was stock.

spittincobra01
12-13-2003, 02:06 AM
1BADSNAKE

can you please turn the capslock off.... unless you are intentionally yelling at us ;)

1BADSNAKE
12-13-2003, 07:36 AM
Sorry for the caps, the maintenance program I use at work reguires everything in caps ( Just habbit ) Hey, by the way just installed new magnaflow cat back system, easy installation and sounds Great!!!!:rotf: :thumbsup:

007
12-23-2003, 09:03 AM
My Mach1 time's with DR and exhaust.
n/a & nos.And i suck.

n/a--1.99--13.01--106mph

NOS--1.97--12.4--116mph

I know of 4 Mach1 owner's running in the high 12's with only dr. And it's more like 80hp less.But we do have a solid rear end and 100 L'bs less than the 03-04 Cobra's.



:007:

Jagged Edge
01-02-2004, 11:20 AM
Originally posted by cobrabitn
You would have to be an extremely good driver and drive it like you want to tear somethihg up. At our drag days, stock Mach's were in the 14's or high 13's. Most I have heard were mid 13's but that doesn't mean you couldn't be in the 12's. I'm just going by my observations at our events. ;)

Some people on these boards follow the 1 second rule, where a 13.9 becomes an automatic 12.9 followed by 5 people who have seen him do it from anywhere, up to 5 states away.
JE

spittincobra01
01-02-2004, 12:21 PM
Jagged,

although you are correct, I don't think you'll see much of that on this board. The people here are pretty much straight shooters and have slips to back up any time or dyno pull they claim. If not, they are quickly shot down. It's not such a public forum that anything flies.

Flyn high again
01-31-2004, 09:03 PM
Don't forget that Evan Smith from Muscle Mustangs/Fast Fords was running mid twelves in a stock Cobra and hit the high 11s with only minor mods. A great driver makes a big difference. The IRS does s*ck for launches. Take off from a 40 mph roll and the Cobra will pull away easily from the Mach 1.

Jagged Edge
01-31-2004, 10:04 PM
Right
JE