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Ford Mustang Cobra and SVT Cobra

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  • Claire@EdmundsClaire@Edmunds Chicago areaPosts: 968
    Hi, stevestempo.

    The message you're responding to is more than 4 years old, so the poster may not be around to answer your question. I'm hopeful that someone else here will jump in with an answer for you, though :-)

    Claire

    HOST

  • brlz28brlz28 Posts: 3
    Looking at a 2003 Cobra SVT, but i will be driving it most of the winter in OH. Are you in columbus and have you driven it in ohio snow? is it a disaster or possible as long as you are smart?
    and have to get babyseat in back....anyone have comments on that?
  • gtgtcobragtgtcobra Posts: 259
    I own a 2002 V6 Mustang and I drive it all year long in the New England winters. I purchased the Blizzak WS-50 snow tires and my Mustang drives like a 4WD in the snow with the 4 Blizzaks on it. I also have a baby seat in the back to put my little one in it. Don't worry about driving a Mustang in the snow. As long as you get the Blizzaks you will be fine.
  • Karen@EdmundsKaren@Edmunds Posts: 5,028
    A national news magazine is looking to interview college students who has “pimped” out his/her ride Have you tricked out your car with big rims, outrageous stereos, wild paint jobs, spoilers, ground effects, neon lights, nitrous, the works . Please send an e-mail to ctalati@edmunds.com no later than Friday, June 9, 2006 by 5:00 PM PT/8:00 PM ET containing your daytime contact information and the make and model of the car you’ve “pimped” out.

    Thanks,
    Chintan Talati
    Corporate Communications
    Edmunds.com

    Karen-Edmunds Community Manager

  • pony_piratepony_pirate Posts: 317
    Honors students, no. Chem majors doing high-level research, forget about it. No, the media wants jerks with pimped-out rides. :(
  • Newest issue of Winding Road has a nice article on the outgoing Ford GT and incoming GT500, including nice photos and videos of GT500's assemby.

    The GT500 is made on the same assembly line as the stock Mustangs, in Flat Rock, MI. Production, according to the article, is 10,000 per year. Wt/Hp & Fr/Rr ratios are not all that good, making the car heavy, w/ weight up front. The solid rear axle was dealt w/ "diplomatically," with the article flattly stating that it plays a major role in keeping the price of the car down.
  • Karen,
    My daughter has a 2001 Mustang V6 (5 speed) and lives in Arizona. She is expecting her first baby in January and is having trouble finding a baby seat to fit n the back seat of the Mustang. She does not want to get rid of the Mustang its a very nice car. It sounds like you found one that fits? Can you provide information on the manufacture and model of the baby seat?

    Thanks,

    Tom7711
  • I CURRENTLY OWN A 2003 COBRA AND I ALSO HAVE PROBLEMS WITH REAREND BACKLASH/CLUNKING. AFTER SEVERAL VISITS TO THE SVT DEALER BOTH RESPONSES WERE THAT THIS IS NORMAL WEAR. I ONLY HAVE 25,000 MILES ON THE CAR. CAN ANYONE GIVE ME SOME INSIGHT ON HOW TO REMEDY THIS PROBLEM.
  • Try posting your issue on a more active Mustang forum.

    http://forums.stangnet.com/

    http://www.svtperformance.com/

    http://www.modularfords.com/forums/

    I don't know of a clunk in the rear, but my '01 Cobra's transmission will make a clunking sound when shifting into first gear. Nothing unusual there, many have it.
  • bigal50bigal50 Posts: 1
    I have a 04 Cobra and was hearing a rear end clicking sound. After a couple of visits to the dealer they changed the rear spindle and the noise went away. let me know if you have solved your problem. I have owned 3 Mustang GT's previous to my Cobra and love this car more every time I drive it.
  • punkr77punkr77 Posts: 183
    The mustangs weight problems will probably keep me out of another mustang. That and the much higher price (sorry, but over $40K and I'll go to the Vette).

    My car is a blast over about 45mph, but around town it's a hog. I test drove a Civic Si a couple of weeks ago and it was actually much more fun around town.
  • Don't know if you ever resolved your clunking, but here's another possibility: Check your front subframe bolts. Front bolts should be 14mm, rears 12mm. Apparently Ford incorrectly installed 12mm bolts in the fronts on a large number of Cobras. I read about this problem in a magazine article a couple of years ago. Basicaly the clunk you're hearing may be the whole subframe shifting in the chassis. My '99 Cobra used to have a clunk too - especially noticable in cold weather. I checked the bolts, and sure enough they were wrong (They're easy to check). I got the correct ones from Maximum Motorsports. It made a big difference.
  • I work at a Ford Dealer and there is a TSB that says clunking between shifts is normal.
  • Does anyone have any suggestioins on what the best kind of Muffler is for a 1996 Mustang Cobra SVT? I am also going to be in need of a clutch soon, any suggestions?
  • I have the same clunking problem in my 03 cobra...

    did you figure it out?

    robbylozzi@yahoo.com
  • I am a Porsche dude however my brother is Cobra all the way. Only, prob is he knows about as much about his cars as gas,oil & gas. (pedel) His driver has 310K miles on it as he drives 300 a day to work. This morning going into 5th, he missed a gear and pop. Lord knows what that means. Anyway, he tells me he thinks he slipped a tooth on the chain as it has low power in 5th about 2500 rpm. It won'r get out of it's own way. However it runs ok in all other gears. I I am tryin to get out of trailer to go get him. Can't he drive the bloody thing home slow??? Any help would be greatly appreciated, Thanks again Bill
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