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03 Whipple Cobra vs FBO C7 Z06

Discussion in 'Road Kill Drive-Thru' started by MineralCobra, Aug 20, 2016.

  1. MineralCobra

    MineralCobra Active Member Established Member

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    The other night had a chance to try out my new tune on E85 done by Kevin 04Sleeper. While hanging out with a few friends we took a ride to get some coffee at the local Dunkin.. While pulling in we see a Black C7 Z06 which instantly put a smile on my face hoping for a friendly run. After speking to the owner he turned out to be really cool and agreed to a pull or two. Once he turned on the Z06 my smile kind of went away for a minute lol that thing sounded like a damn animal that was about to be unleashed.

    We agreed to do a 50mph pull, I usually like 40mph but that was too low for his gearing. The run ended up being 50-180mph going. As we lined up next to each other I honked it off and 2nd gear we were perrty much even, I switched to 3rd he inched ahead of me, I siwtched to 4th he inched a little more ahead (about 1 Car overall) but by very top of 4th I started to gain a little, I switched to 5th and started to gain back and ended up a fender in front of the Z06 by 180mph...

    It was a hell of a run and very exciting. Im not sure who was more suprised the owner of the Z06 or me my self that I was able to hang in there that well. It was a hot evening in mid 80s and that didnt help either one of us. My Iat2 was in the 180s by the end of run. Hot humid nasty evening.

    Best part was we both came back to the spot shook hands and complemented each other's cars.

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    Z06 as per owner
    Headers and full exhaust
    intake, tune 662Whp/680tq on dynojet.

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    2.3 Whipple 3"upper 4lb lower on E85
    ARH headers
    tuned by Kevin 04Sleeper No Dyno numbers Yet
    Convertible
     
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  2. Prototype007

    Prototype007 Active Member Established Member

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    Those are the best kind of races, from start to finish!
     
  3. MineralCobra

    MineralCobra Active Member Established Member

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    Thanks . Also link to the video is up in the pics/video section if anyone wants to see.
     
  4. CamdZ06

    CamdZ06 Member Established Member

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    Sounds like a good race! I miss my Whipple Cobra for this exact reason. Being able to hang with a $100,000 car like that. I remember driving around the Chicago area when I had mine and the presence the 03-04 Cobras show was just bad ass. People know most of them are never stock. :)
     
  5. R3dfireCobra

    R3dfireCobra Member Established Member

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    Nice! Its been hotter than hell here in Florida which is why I have put off getting a tune for so long
     
  6. ctgreddy

    ctgreddy Well-Known Member Established Member

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    sounds like a good race! any idea how much power you're making?

    Something doesn't add up tho, warm weather, extremely high iat's, and wot in 5th. Your engine hates you and soon your wallet will too.
     
  7. Rambro

    Rambro Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Yeah doing moon pulls with the stock pistons is definatly ballsy. I don't think e85 will lower iat2's but it probably lowers cylinder temps. That and the quality tuning by Kevin provided some extra protection. I still wouldn't have the stones to do it though lol.
     
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  8. Jiffy

    Jiffy Active Member Established Member

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    OK - tell me more. I've just bought a 2.3 Whipple and I'm expecting to make around 18/19lbs, I had thought it would have been ok on the stock motor, but maybe not going on the above? Or is the issue the long run at WOT through the gears for such a long period (50-150+ mph) ?
     
  9. R3dfireCobra

    R3dfireCobra Member Established Member

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    Yes, the issue is long runs at WOT. The piston to cylinder wall clearance is .001 on the factory motors (for emissions I believe). This means if the piston is exposed to extremely high heat for long periods of times thermal expansion tends to happen, the piston and side wall of the cylinder will interfere which = :kaboom:
     
  10. Jiffy

    Jiffy Active Member Established Member

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    aha - thought as much - thanks for the info...
     
  11. F8l Vnm

    F8l Vnm Active Member Established Member

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    Good write up and crazy race. Damn hauling
     
  12. Franco

    Franco Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Pretty awesome. You gotta shoot me a text maybe me and some Long Island cobras will come hang out by you. There is also a spot by us where they run almost every Friday and saturday
     
  13. RusWolf

    RusWolf Active Member Established Member

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    Hey man,
    I'm the owner of the orange 5.0 and Z06 is my neighbor.
     
  14. MineralCobra

    MineralCobra Active Member Established Member

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    The presence is defenitly there with the 03/04 cobras especially the ones that know about cars. Others say its just a mustang untill they find out the hard way lol

    Yeah this heat has been crazy, It was like 90+ degrees for a few weeks here in NY. Thanks to all the heat my alternator just went again smh.

    I honestly dont know, Im planing to go dyno soon. Im guessing bewteen 650 and 700whp. As for something not adding up.. not really sure what you mean. I usually never go wot in 5th always stop on top of 4th. This was one of those nights that was pushed a little too hard. I also had the killer chiller on which helped. As engine hates me... Im sure it does, at 95k miles she treated me well and lasted beyond my expectation. I have some Livernois stage 3 heads waiting in the garage when that time comes.

    I agree 100% with stock pistons its not really good idea to do WOT in 5th. I seen some nasty aftermath with pistons expansion. Back to back pulls is not smart as well.

    Thanks buddy.

    I definetly will Franco. Unfortunatly not too much action happens out here. LI is 100% more action lol. Also those cars on the Island are no joke.. some are more like jets then cars lol

    Yes yes, I remeber. The 5.0 is a sweet car looks like a beast.
     
  15. RusWolf

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    Thanks man!

    and yes you are right, that Z06 is STUPID loud and too raspy IMHO. I feel bad for his direct next door neighbors.
     
  16. kirks5oh

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    As these were hand assembled engines, some of them may have a bit more piston/wall clearance. Good run
     
  17. c6zhombre

    c6zhombre E85 NutSwinger Established Member

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    wow...missed this one. Great battle MC!

    E85 terminator plus 04sleeper tune is one of the best bang for buck bargains around
     
  18. Bdubbs

    Bdubbs u even lift bro? Established Member

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    I agree!

    Awesome run op!
     
  19. MWR

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    Terminator still representing. Just for reference though, your buddies C7Z dyno numbers with listed mods is quite high for a stock boost car, maybe he forgot to mention that he has also done a pulley swap?
     
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  20. MineralCobra

    MineralCobra Active Member Established Member

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    Im sure it has a pulley to make that power, Hes not the type of guy to lie am sure he just forgot to mention it.
     

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