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Old 04-21-2009, 06:35 PM   #1
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Well, I got an email from Borla last night after I showed interest in some UEL headers a few months back. Email asked if I owned a sedan or hatch (2008 2.5i). Perhaps our new models will have some headers available soon (and cheaper ones later)

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Old 04-21-2009, 06:43 PM   #2
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Old 04-21-2009, 07:37 PM   #3
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I can see them making a catback for your car, but a header system honestly will be very unlikely
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Old 04-21-2009, 07:42 PM   #4
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I can see them making a catback for your car, but a header system honestly will be very unlikely
Why is that?
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Old 04-21-2009, 07:45 PM   #5
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Probably because of the cat in the stock headers.
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Old 04-21-2009, 07:47 PM   #6
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Cats? Borla don't need no steenking cats!

Seriously though, they will just stick a resonator there with bungs for the appropriate number and locations of oxygen sensors.
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i know skepticism is healthy, but they actually emailed me. but your right, prolly unlikely. might fab something up myself.
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Old 04-21-2009, 08:17 PM   #8
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It would have nothing to do with cats. A company will research design and make a product if it will be cost effective. When you compare the time they would spend on this, to say make the same part for the wrx or sti... they will sell three times as much for a turbo application.

This is the reason why cobb dropped support for the NA vehicles, and people always think they will get some sort of an AP for their cars but it will never happen. We are in a market that is really not lucrative.
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Old 04-21-2009, 08:31 PM   #9
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Bingo^ wish I coulda put up that extra four grand.......too bad.....
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Old 04-21-2009, 08:46 PM   #10
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Why is that? I have my rs for about 4 or so years now, i love every minute of it. I get great gas mileage, gets me from point A to point B, and drives like a dream in all weather conditions. Now it might not have stupid power like most the turbo guys have, but really how often do you get to use it on a daily basis, and would it even be worth it outside of driving like a jerky.

I sometimes wish i had the power but than I realize I have cheaper insurance, pay less for gas, get better mileage, and my car breaks down alot less than most the turbo guys
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Old 04-21-2009, 09:11 PM   #11
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Haha you are truely correct....I thank god everyday for my cheap car. all of the above are the reasons I bought it. don't worry, i am content.
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Cobb didnt pull support for the AP for the EJ253 They are supplying the maps for the AVO N/A turbo kits which has been in test the entire spring time of this year. With that AP the N/a will be able to get some serious power upgrades. While Borla already makes a header for our N/A cars (fitment for the older RS) a newer one with integrated cat would not cost a manufacturer any more money than a regular header with the supply partnerships that exist in todays markets. If you have ever taken a good look at our header or a turbo header all one needs to make it work is to chop the up pipe flange and re weld it so that it points downward and add a 3 bolt flange. You could then add a cat in the cross pipe and have factory durability. The n/a market is growing if anything due to the cheaper price overall and ease of ownership. So i woul expect to see more and more parts sooner
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I am curious as to where you heard that information? Not saying it is not true just have not heard anything about that myself.
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Old 04-22-2009, 03:42 AM   #14
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i'm working on a "drop down pipe" (aka Cat pipe) so you can install WRX headers with out moding them
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this reminds me of the 1000 dollar ss catback borla made for 2.5i's, it's on their site under 07 2.5i sedan. Just saying your money can be spent better.

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Old 04-22-2009, 10:30 AM   #16
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well if I had a 06-07, ide be all over that
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I am curious as to where you heard that information? Not saying it is not true just have not heard anything about that myself.
From Sean S. over at Rallitek he commented on several rumors over on LegacyGT.com and he specifically stated that Cobb would be providing approved N/A maps for the EJ253 and a separate A/P unit as well ( as of 4-17-2009)
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i'm working on a "drop down pipe" (aka Cat pipe) so you can install WRX headers with out moding them
PLease let me know what you what you come up with I bolted a LGT stock manifold to my Legacy 2.5i and the only hindering part was the uppipe flange location it dumps right at the lower control arm and i thought of fabbing a pipe so fix just such a problem for the rest of us cause LGT/WRX manifolds are a lot cheaper and durable than most AM parts
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I sent request to Borla about UELs as well. Here is the answer:
Thank you for your interest in Borla products. At this time we do not have plans to develop headers for your 2008 Subaru Impreza. You might try a company called JSC Speed. They are a good source for Subaru performance parts.
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