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Old 08-17-2002, 12:21 PM   #1
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Default Is cobb a good choice for an engine build-up?

I was thinking about the stage 3 heads and block, which would cover my whole engine build-up project. Is cobb a good trustworth company? Im not talking about the kits but about the block and head which cost $10,000+!! So is there any other choices, I searched and all i found we if i should use 2.0 or 2.5 block. I want to go with the 2.5, what are some good parts like rods,pistons, ect. and then were could i send my eninge? I will run about 20-30 psi of boost .Thanks-Sam-
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Old 08-17-2002, 12:26 PM   #2
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based on their successes in motorsports - rally, roadracing, solo2, etc - and the way they've treated me in our dealings - Cobb will get my business when it comes time to step up to a built 2.5L down the road
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Old 08-17-2002, 03:13 PM   #3
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I love the Cobb stage III block (2.5 liters!) but I personally think you only need the stage I heads and after reading about "conebasher" that is exactly what they did, stage III small block and stage I heads!
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Old 08-17-2002, 04:57 PM   #4
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There will be something that will rival cobb (Forged pistons, rods, hollow cams, etc. etc.) very very soon................
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Old 08-19-2002, 03:42 AM   #5
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Just to let you know, Sheehan Motor Racing chose Cobb Tuning for our engine building needs.

During the Open Track Challenge, where practically unlimited engine mods were allowed, Cobb Tuning provided us with a stock 2.0 bottom end and Stage I WRX heads. We used that basic, simple, but very reliable motor to clean sweep all seven events, taking first in class at each venue. Not only did we clean sweep our class, but we came in 5th overall. We beat Vipers, Vettes, Porches, Lotus Elises, a multiple hillclimb winning Ferrari F40, and many other quite capable cars.

Most of the season, however, we run in the US Touring Car Championship, where stock motors are the rule of the day. So, Cobb Tuning keeps our stock motors fresh. Our Cobb Tuning built motors have brought us where we belong (), in the points lead for the championship.

Is Cobb Tuning a trustworthy company? If they can build engines that withstand our abuse and shine, they can surely meet your needs...

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Old 08-19-2002, 06:50 AM   #6
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Check in Aftermarket Forced Induction and see what they say. I've read mixed reviews there, although have no negative experience with them myself.
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Old 11-29-2002, 05:24 PM   #7
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Default rival to cobb?

Originally posted by tifosi77
There will be something that will rival cobb (Forged pistons, rods, hollow cams, etc. etc.) very very soon................
what a tease this is... more info? place to *watch* for more info when it becomes available? something like a cobb stage 3 2.5l block?
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Old 11-30-2002, 12:32 AM   #8
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From my personal experience with Trey Cobb in multiple interactions during the past year and a half, and knowing his Dad and the rest of his family, I would certainly say Cobb Tuning is a trustworthy entity indeed. At some point, I'll probably start to go inside the engine with my WRX, and I'll be happy to have Cobb Tuning do it right!

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