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NewFoundPower
03-05-2005, 10:31 AM
That makes every d**n pickup truck that pulls up next to me want to race? Vettes? No. Camaros? No. Any cars? No. Just trucks. I don't get it. Z-71 and Tundras tend to lead the pack in this annoyance too. Anybody else having this problem?

-D-

Big Daddy
03-05-2005, 10:53 AM
That makes every d**n pickup truck that pulls up next to me want to race? Vettes? No. Camaros? No. Any cars? No. Just trucks. I don't get it. Z-71 and Tundras tend to lead the pack in this annoyance too. Anybody else having this problem?

-D-

Not really just slow Cobra's and slower 350-Z's! :D ;)

93KingCobra
03-05-2005, 12:49 PM
Yea I had a Tundra try and mess with me some time ago....looser

sssvtcobra
03-05-2005, 01:00 PM
Never had that problem with the trucks. Don't see alot of vettes around here. Camaro wise all you see is just the z-28's. Although I have had some of those annoying rice rockets try to give me a run. All have them have been kids. I don't think they know what a cobra has, I think they just think it's a regular mustang. Not one that has 400hp. :D Whenever you throw them the money sign after the first run they don't even look over. I wonder why :rotf:

NewFoundPower
03-05-2005, 01:05 PM
Not really just slow Cobra's and slower 350-Z's! :D ;)

I seem to remeber a certain incident with an SUV at an intersection here in town. What was it again? A Suburban that wanted to race you?:rotf:

-D-

BadMoFo
03-05-2005, 03:54 PM
you know thats the funny thing, I get trucks and piece of crap family cars that always want to tear off the line at a stop lite like I am going to waste my gas on them? and then you can see the excitment in the eyes as they are pulling ahead like they did something when I am setting there granny shifting. never do you get any fun like vets or camaros.

Big Daddy
03-05-2005, 04:53 PM
I seem to remeber a certain incident with an SUV at an intersection here in town. What was it again? A Suburban that wanted to race you?:rotf:

-D-

I said not really! But yes every now and then some idiot in a Tundra or a SUV thinks he's fast! ;) That SUV almost wrecked going through the intersection and I bet his wife who was in the passanger seat probably beat the S**T out of him! :D :rotf: :rotf: :rotf:

jack
03-05-2005, 07:17 PM
I dont have to much of a problem with anyone but big 4x4 trucks and honda's. But after a little throttle most of them give me a :thumbsup: and drive on.

crunchit
03-06-2005, 08:47 AM
That makes every d**n pickup truck that pulls up next to me want to race? Vettes? No. Camaros? No. Any cars? No. Just trucks. I don't get it. Z-71 and Tundras tend to lead the pack in this annoyance too. Anybody else having this problem?

-D-Just happened to me about an hour ago on my way to work. And it was only 7:30 on a Sunday Morning! What makes it worse with these trucks is that if you don't get away from them they feel compelled to drive right in front of you even if the other lanes are free.

I feel your pain...:mad:

On another note, I had a run in with a new GT last night on the parkway. Nothing too major due to the fact that there were many cars on the road. I will say however that I was very impressed with it's display of power when he downshifted and gunned it. I really didn't want to compete with him as much as observe, so I let him take the lead as we were zipping from lane to lane and tried to listen to the car and check out it's handeling. I have never heard one before when opened up, but if that was the stock exhaust I heard, it had a nice growl. I would imagine that with a supercharger it would be a major contender.

cobracrazy
03-06-2005, 09:21 AM
I always have the kids with the Hondas doing stupid stuff. Usually they have lowered cars with upgraded air intake and exhaust. I have owned many Hondas, my daily driver is an Accord, and I am not sure what gives these kids the impression that thier Honda is fast.

I was at an import speed shop once when the owner was putting a turbocharger onto an Acura. I asked him how fast these imports are when tricked out with turbochargers, BOV and the like. He said they could run in the mid 13 sec range in the 1/4. (BIG DEAL!!!!)

ausie
03-06-2005, 09:54 AM
I usually get the family mini van with one of those round stickers on the back (mostly soccer balls and once in a while Penn State mountain lion paw prints). I think it is due to the cat-back on the car since their attempt is to get in front so they can hear their cell phone conversation.

I have stirred up a nice 01 Corvette a few weeks ago. I was not in the mood to play around (tired and had a few beers) and the police were out in full force making sure the bulevard stays as boring as the posted speed limit dictates. I did stop and talk to the Corvette driver after he pulled over into a parking lot. I told the driver his car sounded great since he let it rip when he passed me. His response was that my car sounded better than his. He was disappointed that I declined to race around on the highways, even though I only had two beers but it was the wise thing to do. Since we both go to the same drag strip, perhaps there we could take home some bragging rights. He claimed his car would run 12.2 in the quarter with a 115mph trap speed. Most of the 01 Corvettes I have seen run 106 @ 13.4 seconds in stock trim.

NewFoundPower
03-06-2005, 11:40 AM
[QUOTE=ausie]I usually get the family mini van with one of those round stickers on the back (mostly soccer balls and once in a while Penn State mountain lion paw prints). I think it is due to the cat-back on the car since their attempt is to get in front so they can hear their cell phone conversation.QUOTE]


That is hilarious!!! Last night I was driving around town at midnight just to get out of the house. I was jamming to the radio with my windows rolled down and didn't notice the little hatchback civic with the huge fartcannon that pulled up next to me. When he punched the gas he startled me because the car was sooo lound (in that fartcannon sort of way) so I had to repay the favor by pulling up next to him and getting my exhaust right next to his open window, a downshift to 2 and I filled his ears with decibels of that cobra goodness.:D

-D-

joebrink1
03-06-2005, 07:25 PM
I have an 04 Cobra that's stock except for a set of Borla Stinger Cat-backs. I have raced some other cars and so far none have come close to matching me. These cars are pretty awesome right from the factory.

It does seem like a lot of people want to try you. I also don't think most people know what's in the Cobra. I had a WRX STI pull up along side of me on the highway. I pushed it back into 3rd gear and floored it. Instantly I jumped about 2 car lengths in front of him. After about 4 seconds I was 5 or 6 cars in front of him and the Borla exhaust was roaring. No contest! I let off of it and granny shifted up to 6th gear. The :o Scooparu :o kept it floored and eventually flew by. Afterwards I think the guy still thought he had the quickest car on the road.

You gotta love what these cars can do! I plan on some mods to increaase the HP this spring, but even stock these cars are a lot of fun.

The Cobra rules
Joe B :thumbsup:

ausie
03-07-2005, 06:49 AM
Most kids or other drivers will test to see how fast your car is or how quick they will be lost in an instant of boost from the supercharger. For one, since there are far less cobra's out there not too many can recognize them. And secondly since most of thier vehicles were scrap yard treasures, they may assume that what you are driving is nothing more than a decal job (similar to what they are driving). I still remember the idot who tried to challenge me in a VW jetta. When the light turned green, I just sat there while he punched the throttle and spun the front wheels loose. Dang car was all over the road as well as in my lane. If I just pulled out to keep up, he would have hit me. I guess it is that whishful thinking that they are driving something else that makes them belive that thier vehicle can take on the world. Perhaps just a misguided EGO.

FearTheSnake
03-07-2005, 08:53 AM
I haven't had problems w/ Pickup's or SUV's as much as just pieces of Crap pulling up beside me at lights. Just last nite on the way home from Zaxby's a ragged-out! beat all to hell Grand-Am full of kids ragged me all the way thru town wanting me to hit it.

With gas now hitting $2.05 a gallon, gonna be a little more selective with who to mix it up with.

RF Cobra
03-07-2005, 06:40 PM
Perhaps just a misguided EGO.
Or just plain misguided. a friend of mine back in the late 80's had a friend who had gotten some little low hp 4 banger Dodge Colt or something like that (may have been an import) and it had a 120 mph or so speedometer in it. So guess what, because it had that speedometer in it he went around bragging about how he had a 120+ mph car even though it had less hp than Ford Escorts of that era.:doubt: Yeah right. :rolleyes:

As I recall he coundn't even get the front wheels to spin when he revved it up and popped the clutch.

spitfire
03-07-2005, 07:41 PM
When I had my 2000 Black GT, everyone wanted to race me at every stop light. Now that I got my 03 cobra, I get the trucks and imports wanting to race. I don't bother, because most of them just want a show, because they do know that the cobra is fast. I wish I could hold up a sign, (You pay, will Play). :thumbsup:

cobracrazy
03-07-2005, 07:59 PM
I mostly worry about those fools not knowing when to call it quits. You beat them fair and square and when you slow down they blow by you. I have had those POS rice burners ride my bumper after a good spanking. They get real agressive as if they are trying to run you off the road. When they lose they get pissed. I am not sure why. The truth is there is ALWAYS a faster car out there than the one you are driving.
(Just now, with the 03', there are fewer :rotf: )

ausie
03-08-2005, 06:20 AM
I don't mind if being egged on by some nice looking women in the other car. I consider that a welcomed occurance. :D Once I a while I have stirred up some interesting drivers. Most of the time, it is one of those kids who just got their license and an inport pedal car. That reminds me of a time driving along side a Corvette. The driver was much older than I was and he looked at me like some dumb kid. I was not even planning on making any moves, just driving. I am sure there was tension while waiting for the light to turn green. That was the slowest launch from a traffic light ever. I finnaly passed him diong 25mph :thumbsup: you would not believe the amount of traffic that backed up behind us. The posted speed limit was 45. :cool: I guess he did not want to play, but he was pushing 50 before the light stopped us. I had the black 01 at the time.

I don't let my ego get in the way of my driving. The Cobra is fun to drive at any speed.

flynfink
03-08-2005, 11:51 AM
I have an 04 Cobra that's stock except for a set of Borla Stinger Cat-backs. I have raced some other cars and so far none have come close to matching me. These cars are pretty awesome right from the factory.

It does seem like a lot of people want to try you. I also don't think most people know what's in the Cobra. I had a WRX STI pull up along side of me on the highway. I pushed it back into 3rd gear and floored it. Instantly I jumped about 2 car lengths in front of him. After about 4 seconds I was 5 or 6 cars in front of him and the Borla exhaust was roaring. No contest! I let off of it and granny shifted up to 6th gear. The :o Scooparu :o kept it floored and eventually flew by. Afterwards I think the guy still thought he had the quickest car on the road.

You gotta love what these cars can do! I plan on some mods to increaase the HP this spring, but even stock these cars are a lot of fun.

The Cobra rules
Joe B :thumbsup:

be careful abou that STI WRX. his power/weight is the same or maybe a bit better than your's. A competant driver will be an even match.

Davesnake
03-08-2005, 08:39 PM
be careful abou that STI WRX. his power/weight is the same or maybe a bit better than your's. A competant driver will be an even match.

I haven't seen a stock STI hang with a stock 03 Cobra on the highway yet....and the STI's power to weight is about equal to an 99/01 Cobra.

Dave

blk04cobra1
03-09-2005, 08:29 AM
I think he's talking from a dig...but you're right, they would get eaten alive on the highway

cobracrazy
03-09-2005, 02:21 PM
Besides the car has "Subaru" written on it. LOL

I guess if I was driving one I would want it to be fast so no one would see me.

All joking aside, I have too many bad memories from a Subaru my friend owned in the early 80s. That car was a POS. I think they are better now but I will never find out.

nckissfan
03-09-2005, 05:13 PM
Subaru spelled backwards= urabus:D

Davesnake
03-09-2005, 07:46 PM
I'm deff not slammin the STI's I think they are awesome cars...just stating a fact thats all.

Stop light to stop light they are tough to beat, but it can be done. 1/4 mi. is a different story.....when I was stock I was running 12.50's most local STI's were running 13.50's on average, but I do know some guys to get a low 13 out of them.

The WRX's are great autox cars....get someone behind the wheel that can drive one and everybody else can go home.....

Dave

cobracrazy
03-09-2005, 09:41 PM
They are great in the snow too.

I know they deserve some respect and I don't mean to piss off the people that like them, it is simply not my idea of a sports car or muscle car.

It does not help that there is a complete goober at my office that thinks Subarus are God's gift to the driver. I constantly listen to him tell people how he and his bodies laugh at the Corvette owners. I don't care if the STI is faster than a standard C5 there is no comparison between those cars IMHO.

We all went to a function after work and I was the lead car with him following in his grocery getting, kid carrying Subaru Forester. When we got there he said he was probably the only one who could keep up with me.
WTF... That goob couldn't keep up with a rocket strapped to the top of his car. That kind of lack of respect really gets me torqued. :mad:

ok.... I feel better LOL

jack
03-09-2005, 09:46 PM
I have a friend with a STI. Back when i had my Lightning from a stop he would jump out on me. But from a rolling start it was no contest. For some reason he hasnt tried the Cobra yet? He has rode in both so he must know allready.

blk04cobra1
03-10-2005, 08:59 AM
I used to let people like that bother me, but then I realized they just had to convince themselves that they thought they were as fast as I...if they really got froggy, i'd just have to show them that they were wrong...:D

Why Try?
03-10-2005, 01:59 PM
I've had alot of mixed opions, most people around my parts think that all cobra's are supercharged so they automtically think mine is (um.. its not), with the import kids, ive been there and done that, i had a Integra Type R (#1216) was a great car for autocross car, 1/4 mile..... no!!!!! but all you have to do is throw up the word cash and most of them back down, seeing as they already spent ther allowance on neon's....I had a guy leave a note on my car that he wanted to race???? i was like wow a note:rotf: Thats why i love mustang owners we rather hang out and beat everyone else then take out each other, its like beating your brother up, you can do it but no one else can get away with it:thumbsup: