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Unread 10-18-2009, 03:45 PM
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Thanks for the update. How do you like those tires?
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Unread 10-18-2009, 04:04 PM
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Nice update.
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Unread 10-18-2009, 06:19 PM
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Thanks for the update. How do you like those tires?
I've been using the SPTs in 255 width for a couple of years. They're a pretty good tire for dry and moderately wet street conditions. They're useless in snow, but we usually only have a few days of that.

I need to get a few more miles on these new ones before I can tell how well I like 275-width fronts.
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On our way back from the beach, we were trying to decide where to eat dinner. At that moment, we were passed by a Rendezvous with the Ohio license plate "ASK GOD." So we did, and we ended up at some shitty Texas roadhouse-style place. Next time, I pick.--AchTTung
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It's been almost a year since you updated the project page on your Cobra... how's that coming along? (Got lots of pics? )
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Unread 10-18-2009, 09:55 PM
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It's been almost a year since you updated the project page on your Cobra... how's that coming along? (Got lots of pics? )
The Cobra is virtually unchanged, except for the usual maintenance/repair. It will likely remain as it is until the engine gets tired. I still can't drive it as well as I'd like to, and until I'm a bit better at driving it, there's little point in adding more of anything. When the engine fails, I'll probably go to a 408W.

Basically, I'm comfortable with more power on the street than on the track, simply because speed limits prevent me from getting too stupid.

Oh, the other thing I forgot to mention--V6 also has a new transmission and clutch. The trans is just a lightly upgraded T5-Z converted for this application. The clutch is a Kevlar/Kevlar setup with a marginally stiffer pressure plate than stock. The whole setup probably wouldn't hold up to drag racing use, but the car's not meant for that anyway.
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On our way back from the beach, we were trying to decide where to eat dinner. At that moment, we were passed by a Rendezvous with the Ohio license plate "ASK GOD." So we did, and we ended up at some shitty Texas roadhouse-style place. Next time, I pick.--AchTTung
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But... I thought the reason for buying the Cobra is because you wanted a five-oh to tune?
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I don't really need to go all the way to the limit with that car.

The main reason for its existence is that the Windsor aftermarket is huge and cheap. The Cobra, therefore, is cheaper to use as a track car than the V6, and it's cheap to add more NA power if/when I need it. In its current state, that engine makes around 300 RWHP at 5500 RPM, which is a good compromise between total power output and reliability. I could throw a more ambitious cam into it and rev it higher, but I'm not sure I'd be comfortable thrashing it for an hour at a time. If/when the factory 302 blows up, I'll most likely just go for big cubic inches.

I've always intended that the V6 should maintain an edge in terms of overall power and flexibility. The Cobra's appeal is that I can make choices that aren't very streetable, I can beat on the car without worrying about having to drive it to work the next day, it's cheap to repair, and I can replicate the build with any '94-95 GT, one order from Summit, one order from MM, and some relatively minor miscellaneous hardware from other sources.
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