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Cobra r issues and quirks

Discussion in 'Cobra R's' started by nmp1, Feb 14, 2017.

  1. nmp1

    nmp1 Active Member Established Member

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    The information in this forum regarding the issues/oddity’s of the R’s seems to be very scattered and I’d like to consolidate it for the owners/future owners knowledge. Guys with 93/95 R’s can fill in those cars as I don’t know a lot about them but I’ll start with the 00R

    Issues 2000R

    -Bubbles in the hood from incorrect factory prep and painting (common)

    -Fuel cell can and likely will leak over time as they have a life span, same as 95R (common)

    -Front splitter is a poor/weak design and will crack and make the car unstable at high speed (common if used)

    -Fuel sender unit calibration can be off and read 3/4 to 7/8 when the tank is full (somewhat common)

    -Recaro seat levers to allow rear access don’t always work, it’s a recaro seat on an oem ford track and the throws are different. If for had used a recaro track they would have had to crash test a 00R so they did their best to make them work (somewhat common)

    -Rear diff doesn’t promote cooling well and it will overhead at sustained triple digit speeds, diff cooler is required for racing (common)

    -The car had 2 issued recalls. One was for rear knuckle issues and the other was for the parking brake not having enough clamping force for steep inclines

    Quirks 2000R

    -Fuel cell can’t be topped off like a normal gas tank, when it’s full it’s full

    -Noticeable “clank” when putting the car in 1st gear, per a ford engineer, it’s the way the lash in the diff was set for the 00R

    -Due to the lack of sound deadening you hear ever pebble that gets kicked up into the wheel well like it’s in a metal can

    -Oem tires had a 100 wear rating and wore down very fast

    -Spare tire (98 cobra oem wheel) can only be used on the front axle due to 00R specific diff

    Please fill in whatever I missed
     
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  2. tomshep

    tomshep Another R Addict Established Member

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    I was not aware the spare was a 95R rim. You sure about that?

    Tom
     
  3. Cobra R Man

    Cobra R Man IMSA RACE CAR Established Member

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    I thought it was a '98 Cobra rim(17"x8").
     
  4. nmp1

    nmp1 Active Member Established Member

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    98 my bad, i looked at it a while back and the two look so familiar. updated, thanks
     
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