TREMEC Customer Spotlight – Jeff Smith and his 2004 Cobra Mustang

TREMEC Customer Spotlight – Jeff Smith and his 2004 Cobra Mustang
Photography: Patrick Hill

As part of our new TREMEC Blog, we’ll be taking a look at some of our customer’s TREMEC-equipped vehicle, starting with Jeff Smith and his 2004 Mustang Cobra.

Jeff is a regular competitor in the TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout held at select National Mustang Racing Association (NMRA) events. The Stick Shift Shootout is open to any TREMEC-equipped competitor entered in the NMRA’s True Street class. Visit NMRA.com for more information on the shootout. For upcoming info on the 2017 TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout, follow our Facebook Page.

Jeff purchased his Cobra in 2011 from a Jacksonville, Florida, police officer. It had about 14,000 miles and a couple of basic modifications made to it. Originally it was going to be just a weekend cruiser and fun car, but once the Cobra bit him, that performance venom drove Jeff to start modifying the car for more power, speed and capability.

Aside from some chassis stiffening, Jeff swapped out the factory Eaton blower for a VMP Performance TVS unit that made more boost and power. To maximize on the supercharger’s benefits, the Cobra was also converted to run on E85. Backing all that power in the Cobra is a TREMEC Magnum six-speed. Jeff was already a TREMEC fan, having one in his previous Mustang. “I ran a TREMEC 3550, 3550TKO 2 & regular TKO over the years in my previous 1993 Cobra. TREMEC has always been the trans to have in my car.”

Here is a list of Jeff’s racing accomplishments behind the wheel of his 2004 Cobra:

  • Best E/T of 10.02 @ 138.10
  • 2013 NMRA Spring Break Shootout TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout winner
  • 2014 NMRA Spring Break Shootout TREMEC Stick shift Shootout runner up
  • 2016 NMRA Spring Break Shootout TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout winner
  • 2013 Fun Ford Pony Wars winner
  • 2014 NMRA Spring Break Shootout True Street 11 sec winner
  • 2014 NMRA Spring Break Shootout True Street SVT Shootout runner up
  • 2015 Streetcar Takeover Stick Shift Class Winner
  • 2015 Stick Shift Mafia – Runner up
  • 2016 Streetcar Takeover – Semi final round appearance
  • 2016 Steeda Pony Wars – Stick shift class winner
  • The quick list of mods Jeff’s done to his ’04 Cobra:
  • VMP 2.3L TVS with GT500 style throttle body
  • Full return fuel system running e85 fuel
  • Bassani Xhaust front to back
  • Mcleod clutch
  • Maximum Motorsports full front suspension
  • Maximum Motorsports fully equipped IRS rear
  • Driveshaft Shop Level 5 halfshafts
  • Maximum Motorsports Rollbar
  • QA1 struts & shocks
  • PST aluminum driveshaft

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