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Bolt-On Battle - Four Valve Fight
Which naturally aspirates four-valve Mustangs make the most of bolt-on mods?
2001 Ford Mustang Cobra
Rosendo Ross Ortiz represents Street Stangs Mustang Club well with his 01 Cobra. Rosss Snake was the high-miler of our collection with 209,586 original miles on the odometer. For naturally aspirated New Edge Cobras (and Mach 1s), an updated C cylinder head and intake manifold package was introduced. The C heads feature a single intake port per cylinder and combustion chambers that are slightly larger than their alphabetically earlier siblings, which promotes much-improved street/mid-range torque and horsepower.
Chris Jones of Blow-By Racing in Margate, Florida, is an instrumental participant in our bolt-on warfare, providing final custom PCM calibrations for all of the participating Mustangs that require tuning beyond the capability of the hand-held flash device (SCTs Advantage III tuning software is used for this). After receiving Chriss new tune (in which Chris desensitized the knock sensors) via email, Ricardo loads it into the 01 and makes final passes on the Dynojet. Despite the loss of one horsepower, additional torque was achieved through the custom calibration.
On The Dyno
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2001 Cobra Parts List
1) BBK 62mm Throttle Body (PN 1705; $339.99)
2) Flowmaster After-Cat Exhaust System (PN 17248; $512.63)
3) JLT Ram Air Intake Kit (PN RAI2-FMC-9901; $259)
4) SCT SF3 Ford Flash Tuner (PN 3015; $380)