Originally posted by BadBud
I saw a SpeedTek in Bedford.
Any opinions out there, for my nephew, as to what's a better base to start from, to work up a car for fun and strip: a 96-98 Cobra or 99-01 GT???
I think he would be satisfied with either base. For looks, I like the body style of the 99-01 GT and they make pretty good power too. For power, he'll be able to get more out of the 96-98 Cobra, IMO, though I've grown to appreciate the looks of that body style as well.
In response to your previous Q, there are quite a few nice clubs around. I'm a member of the SVT Club of North Texas
, which meets in the Dallas area. We are hosted by one of the areas larger (and nicest!) dealerships and have access to various facilities including a lift. Our meeting room is fitted with a chrome lift! Great for getting underneath members cars and sharing chassis, suspension, drive train and exhaust mod tips. Though SVT is in our name, we're a performance oriented club and are open to more than just SVT vehicles. In addition to GT's, we've got some members with highly modified V6 pony cars as well. Come on over for a visit!
99 Cobra coupe
heavily modded daily driver!
(I do all
my own work, including engine, transmission and differential rebuilds)
Returnless fuel, T-56, built motor w/cams, P&P heads (just to name a few mods)
570rwhp/466tq on only 10.5 psi boost
Official 1/4 mile: [email protected]
1.81 60' limited only by the IRS and road race suspension
A 10 sec capable car!
A Cobra on the surface, a Viper underneath!
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T-56 R&R guide tube
T-56 R&R input shaft breakage