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Old 11-19-2001, 02:31 PM   #1
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Default Another review of the Cobb catback exhaust

I swear that the car pulls a little more harder and a little more earlier now with the Cobb catback (compared to just TurboXS Unichip alone). The V8 burbling roar at low RPM is probably fooling me a little. The only downside is I can't hear the turbo wastegate whistle as much any more, and at the stoplight you lose some on the stealth factor.

Aside from acoustic power gains, the Cobb catback weighs 27lbs and the stock exhaust weight 37lbs (using my bathroom scale). Whatever the power gain at least I lost 10lbs All in all it's a nice mod for the WRX.
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You could gt an exhaust that would do so much more for you and would look a lot better than the Cobb one. It is light bu so are a lot of the other after-market ones. I personaly would have gone with HKS, Tanabe, or BPM.
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As a Cobb cat-back owner who has seen many an exhaust, permit me to disagree. I have yet to see one with the level of fit, finish and overall quality of the Cobb (except for Stromung, that is, but they make the Cobb units). From the OE fit to the very elegant rolled tip with embossed "Cobb" logo, this is a superior piece of kit.

In terms of performance gain, or what little there is, a cat-back is a cat-back. Pick the tone you want and go for it. You will see noticeable performance gains from a turbo back, but figure on twice the cost of a cat-back, twice the install hassle, pulling a cat, etc. The ultimate decision is up to you, but I did want to weigh in on the "exhaust that would do more and look better" than the Cobb.

Mind you, this is all IMHO.

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You could gt an exhaust that would do so much more for you and would look a lot better than the Cobb one. It is light bu so are a lot of the other after-market ones. I personaly would have gone with HKS, Tanabe, or BPM.
I won't argue about the appearance of the Cobb compared to the JDM exhausts you mentioned... you may have a point there but I'm mostly indifferent about that stuff.

Are you comparing a full turbo-back with a cat-back, or are you comparing JDM catbacks with the Cobb?

Anyway I totally agree with Kevin here. As far as cat-back setups go, I don't see how you could improve on the Cobb unit for quality for the money.
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