I need your opinion

Discussion in '96-04 - 4V Specific' started by LAZER_RED, Jun 11, 2017.

  1. LAZER_RED

    LAZER_RED Member

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    So I am picking up a 98 cobra with out an engine and trans for almost nothing. It has a subframe connectors, 373 gears 31 spline axles, and a decent suspension. The front seats are gone and a few odds and ends. I initially was going to part it out and use all of the good cobra items for my 95 gt. Then sell the rest including the rolling chassis. It has a clean title and keys. The kicker is it will cost me $400. It is in decent shape but not perfect. After sitting on it i am having trouble ripping a cobra apart and not saving it. What do y'all think? I would like to do a coyote swap in it, but may have to just find a stock 4v to get me by. I cant make up my mind and I know y'all will be bias, but looking for some good info/help.


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    Kris
     
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    coyote swap it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you will love it!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    All depends on your availability of funds! I'd say coyote-swap it but I'm not the one that'll be paying for it
     
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    Yeah that's the goal but funds will be tight. I will now have two mustangs that I will be working on. That's why I was going to just part it. If I keep it though it will prob go back to stock for now.
     
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    Finish your GT, then built the Cobra the way you want it.
     
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    Thats what I will be doing, I will be swapping my aode out for a t5. I have all of the stuff except the rear main seal and resurfacing the fly wheel. I will be taking my time on the cobra and then sell the 95.
     
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    g36 monkey Moderator Staff SN95 Supporter

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    With it already missing everything, and for that price with a clean title, I would be looking into Coyote stuff for sure.
     
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    We will see what happens once it is in my possession. Right now I am going to get it home and cleaned it up. Then make a list of things that will need to be done. At that point I will choose my direction. Coyote engines out of f150s are pretty cheap. I will just have to price everything and go from there.
     
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    What do you think is a good trans for the coyote swap, 3650, t56, tko series??
     
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    LS swap it



    please don't ban me
     
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    The LS series engines are great engines but they belong in a GM not a quality Ford product.

    Lol
     
  12. g36 monkey

    g36 monkey Moderator Staff SN95 Supporter

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    For that matter, building mod motors has become much less expensive, and honestly LS motors are not all that cheap.

    If I were doing a coyote swap today, no question I would use a T56.