Originally Posted by TheStigSC
I'm running 8.5 lbs on a stock engine making around 500whp. Now keep in mind that I have a twin screw thats intercooled and the Vortech is a centrifugal supercharger non intercooled. But something is definitely up. Meth and built motor plus 14lbs of boost @ 450? Yeah right. I wouldn't have bought it without seeing it. Hell I wouldn't buy a brand new car without driving it first. Just my $0.02.
Ok so at this point I had to give my .02 cents.
My cobra was totaled 2 weeks before I deployed in December of 2011. Side note, I hear nothing of the new 5.0's yet (don't judge). Before I got totaled I got absolutely stomped by a random one on the road. No biggy and then boom! Hit by a Cadillac CTS.
Now, in search of another SVT Cobra years 94-95 or 03-04. I called my buddies dad who owns a 97 cobra with 320k miles and only boke 1 piston so far motor wise! He was a ford super enthusiast and begged me to test drive a new 5.0 before I left but I couldn't.
Started doing some serious reading on the 05+ stangs as I new nothing about them at all (I was a SVT fanboy). Got some serious knowledge and I February of 2012 place my order on my current 2013, built may, shipped June, I picked up August 6th. Honestly haven't looked back.
I wouldn't necessarily say test drive in all situations but definitely if it is used I would. But in regards to OP, my dad picked up my cobra for me on my first deployment and I had her for 5 years with minimal issues!!! Wish I will had it!! Just take preventative measures and enjoy your ride!!!
Again no offense meant, just my .02 cents!!!