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    Quote Originally Posted by speedracer View Post
    You couldn't fuck it up much more by doing a LS swap...
    Well after the engine issue my Cobra is now down to a factory body and interior. The A/C and power steering is still factory. Ah maybe the hood latch, rad hoses... LOL

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    point is "thought it was obvious too" that Ford's flagship performance car at the time (albeit it was a vert instead of the hard top) had more than its hands full with a near retirement aged 100k mile SUV. Since there is emphasis being put on dollars per power too, the Cobra was a $29k car when it was new in 1998. The TBSS was $33k in 2006. With the inflation rate (or without it for that matter), that would make them priced similarly when new.

    To me, what you're saying is that a 1988 Mustang GT that cost $11k when it was new should put the hurtin's on a 69' 429 Boss, because the $3529 Boss is older and the 88 GT cost more... Everyone knows the Boss would hand the GT its ass. How is that comparison any different?

    Quote Originally Posted by somethingclever View Post
    Why would you spend extra on a car to get a rear axle that really isn't that great in the first place?

    You could get the same exact car in a GT platform for less money (thousands) then swap in an 03/04 IRS for 1k and it's a nut and bolt job and good for much more power.
    I agree with you there. I'd go the same route.



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    Default Re: 1998 Mustang Cobra Need Real World Value

    I never said anything about new car prices? I was discussing current value of the vehicle.....

    Did you "race" the cobra in 1998? Did you race it in 2006? nope...you raced (actually how do you know he was WOT anyway?) the other day...then the price of sn95 cobra vert (could've been a 94!) is 6-7k and the price of your tbss is about what, 14-16k?

    I am not surprised your high 13 sec $15k family mobile kept up with a high 13 sec $7k mustang.

    Yes I am a mustang nutswinger...but regardless I would expect the much much cheaper vehicle to also be slower....there could also be 12 yrs of technology between the two...!
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    Then a 98 cobra should be slower than a civic..... Wait .... Never mind lol.
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    I never even said we raced. I said the guy took off from the light. He held the rev and launched, so I could only assume he was giving it the beans. Judging by the level of his rpms and the chirp into 2nd, call it an endcated guess that he was wot.

    I just punched it for the hell of it after he did. The guy had the top down and I could see his level of butt-hurt when he saw me moving the wrong direction in the rear view. It was obvious that beforehand he thought the car was the fastest thing in town.

    I understand how you're feeling here. It hurts my insides too when a new SHO runs just as fast as my trans am. It's a family car that weighs a ton more, but it's newer and more expensive though so it isn't impressive or anything. Still sucks though.

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    My old Isuzu Pup wasn't worth anything new or used but with 350 cubes under the hood, it made lots of Mustang owners sad. The entire mess wasn't worth $1500

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    I figure a Pup would do pretty decent with a 350 in it!



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    I burned a Mustang pretty bad on my way to work one morning. I know he was at WOT because my fan went through the radiator at about 125. He probably thought I was running uncle bens or something special in that pup. It took me a whole tube of JB Weld just top get home that evening.

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    hahaha JB Weld FTW



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    It was supposed to just get me home but it never leaked again. JB Weld is da shit!

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    I think the main problem with the whole mustang power comes from the naming of the damn things from the early 90's through the introduction of the terminator. "Cobra" is a name that you expect to be badass...badass on a level far and above the models below. You're talking a name synonymous with some of the most awesome muscle cars in history (Shelby 427 Cobras, Cobra Jet Mustangs of the 60s and 70s, yada yada...) but in the 90s and early 2000s "Cobra" was just a name strapped to cars making pretty miniscule power. Then the 03s came out and folks started looking at all the cobras from the 10 years before and started acting like all cobras were on the level of the 03s. So if they raced a 94 cobra they would act all high and mighty. Woohoo...you beat a crappy 235 horsepower car lol. Cobra should have never been attached to those cars...in the same way it shouldn't have in the Cobra II and King Cobra in the mustang II cars...or the early foxes. Once something stands for some kind of power or performance, I don't think you should backslide into just being a catchy name. Post muscle car era, all mustangs were slow until the 03s from the factory (save a few super limited models) and then when the GT500 returned there were more decent factory performers. Are there fast 90s mustangs? Yes. Are there fast 90s F-bodies? Yes. It's just by today's standards of what "fast" is...they have to be built that way.

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    Hit the nail on the head there man, and I couldn't agree more. It's the same problem, to me, that I have with the 04 GTO's and most of the SS line of Chevrolets. Both names used to stand for something special, and should have either been made to be special again or not branded as such at all. Same with the new Dart or the HEMI engine, Just names slapped on something to help boost the popularity.

    As far as the experience I was talking about from the other day, I was just bs'ing back and forth with John for fun. The guy in the Cobra (apparently one of the people who fell into the hype of the Cobra name) really did think he had a super car, which is what made the whole situation fun. I'm not really a nutswinger, eventhough it may come across sometimes that I am gung-ho on GM since that's what 75% of my vehicles are presently. I'm not going to toot the horn on my TBSS because it's not even the best performance SUV in its class either. It just ended up being the best value for a decent performance vehicle, that I could use every day, when I was in the position to purchase. It is fun to have a vehicle like that that is at-least capable hurting the feelings of some of those cocky, narrow minded people out there. In that aspect, it's more fun than the Trans-Am, which more people tend to accept as being supposed to be fast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by speedracer View Post
    All Cobras are manual transmissions unless some non driving fucktard swapped a slush-O-matic in there... In that case it's not worth owning.
    Or if it's a drag car and he wants to win.

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    ^ Oh no he didn't. LOL
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    Then he should have bought a gt auto.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevec5ws6 View Post
    Then he should have bought a gt auto.
    And put cobra emblems on it like everyone does
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    Quote Originally Posted by yngrshr View Post
    Or if it's a drag car and cant drive.
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