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#146 of 185 What gears are you running?
Mar 26, 2005 (1:46 pm)
The best "bang for the buck" mod I've ever done was running a 3.55 or 3.73 gear with a Ford Racing limited slip...
Considering the ratios in your '01's transmission. 3.73s work GREAT! On the older T-5s, with the 3.35 first gear, 3.55s are as high as you'd want for the street (instead of 3.73s or 4.11s), otherwise, first gear is useless and 5th is now 4th...
#147 of 185 Re: What gears are you running? [driftracer]
Mar 28, 2005 (3:26 am)
I have an automatic. I've thought about gears and I think I will look into that. Sounds awesome. I might do that and do an off road H- pipe this summer. I also have that programer 3 chip, but it gets confusing when setting transmission shift points matched up to the engines rpms and tire size. I will have to read the manual more in depth because I'm not much of a mechanic.
#148 of 185 Find a Mustang shop - seriously -
Mar 29, 2005 (5:28 am)
They can do a gear swap for you, and for probably not much money, set up your programming to optimal specs for what you're running.
3.73s or 4.10s work GREAT with an automatic and I think you'll be like a kid in a candy store once you step on the "go" pedal after the modifications.
#149 of 185 How To I.D. a Mustang Cobra Motor?
Jun 19, 2005 (8:29 am)
I am thinking of buying a 97 base stang with a cobra motor installed. Motor looks 94-95, a 5.0 liter. Is there anywhere I can look to I.D. where this motor came from or at least what year it was made? Thanks in advance!!!!
#150 of 185 My 2003 Cobra Mustang problems
Jun 23, 2005 (4:01 pm)
I currently have 54K miles on my 2003 Ford Cobra Mustang convertible. I have had several problems (albeit all covered under my extended Ford warranty) with shifting and also engine cooling.
In regards to shifting, Ford ended up changing out and replacing my transmission after me bringing the car into the dealer approximately 6 times. The car drove great, shifted and clutched better than the day I bought it, and worked great for about 6K Now, I'm having problems again with the shifting. Has anyone had this problem?
I have also had cooling system problems. My car has overheated more than 8 times now. I have had 3 thermostats and have been towed to the dealer 8 times. Now the latest dealer is telling me that maybe I have a defective radiator. Has anyone had this problem too?
Looking forward to hearing from you. Other than the above problems, the car has been flawless and has been fun to drive!
#151 of 185 98 Cobra - what should I pay
Jul 05, 2005 (7:45 pm)
I have seen a 98 SVT Cobra, 16500 miles, looks mint. The owner is asking $17k for it but Edmunds puts the price closer to $13k for private and $16k for retail. Is there really a premium for this car? Also looking ot use this car for daily commute, but not sure it is really suitable - any thoughts?
#152 of 185 96 cobra convert high miles 235,000
Jul 30, 2005 (7:56 am)
I have a 96 cobra convert with 235,000 miles it runs great....however the rear end has noise. factory gears (3.27 I think) 5 speed and syncs are bad in it...has trouble going into 5th gear..you have to let rpms down to under 2000 to get it in...Im thinking of changing it to a tremec 6 speed and rear end gears to 411...does anyone have any imput on this? another question is that with that many miles I will be rebuilding prob next year....(adding a procharger)...will I ever be able to get close to my money back out of it...right now I have about $ 10,500. in it. any help or advise is greatly appreciated.
#153 of 185 Re: My 2003 Cobra Mustang problems [cobraowner03]
Aug 20, 2005 (7:20 pm)
bought my 03 Cobra in April 05. Now about 40,000 miles. Had clunking sound at rear w/ shifting. Dealer had a "clutch in the differential" replaced. Less clunking, but still there sometimes. Dealer has it again now & I am trying to find if there have been other owners w/ similar problems. Why did Ford replace your tranny?
#154 of 185 Re: Clunky shifting [xbamx]
Aug 20, 2005 (8:18 pm)
Do you or anyone else have any info on whether Ford did anything on this? I bought my 03 Cobra from a dealer in Apr 05. Trying to get the clunking sound that I get sometimes fixed if it really is a problem.
Clunking in lower gears as I let the clutch out. Pretty normal driving---not on the gas much.
(1st time I brought back to dealer they replaced a "clutch in the differential"---probably not as frequent now, but still happens.)