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Old 12-30-2002, 06:30 PM   #1
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Question best springs? best CAI?

I've got about a month on my Cobb CAI intake, which replaced the stock airbox crap and K&N filter. The sound was a little weird at first, but now I like it, and I'm pretty sure my '00 RS runs a little better with it. BUT...

Anyone have a good comparison on the Cobb vs. the GravelSport? Sound? More importantly...performance? I'm thinking about buying a Gravelsport and doing my own head-to-head if nobody else has.

Also, I like the functional hoodscoop aspect of the Gravelsports, but it rains occasionally here in Santa Cruz. What about sucking water into the motor? Is it even possible?

Next, I'm going to do springs, and I'm considering whitelines. I want to go a little stiffer and 1-1.5 inches lower, and I don't want the back end lower than the front. Anyone running these springs, or something else that works great? And do I really have to do struts at the same time?

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Old 12-30-2002, 06:49 PM   #2
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I haven't seen any charts that compare the two, but I can definitely tell you that you can save $250 and do it yourself. And a cone filter works better under the hood scoop than a flat filter.
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Old 12-30-2002, 08:07 PM   #3
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cobb is by far the most researched to retain low end torque...

most "filter on the throttle body" intakes lose gobs of low end...

i think you have the best there is...
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Old 12-30-2002, 08:23 PM   #4
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Is the Cobb better than the Ganz that retains the torque box? I thought that was supposed to be the one to get?
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Old 12-30-2002, 08:33 PM   #5
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cobb has the best all around gains...

much more in high rpms, and retains low end torque, but this comes at a price, about $140...
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Old 12-30-2002, 08:49 PM   #6
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Do they have them for MY99 yet, or do we still have to hack 'em ourselves?
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http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...highlight=cobb

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...highlight=cobb

Some reading material for you. I love my Cobb, best intake out of all that I have tried so far.
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Old 12-30-2002, 08:55 PM   #8
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Quote:
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cobb has the best all around gains...

much more in high rpms, and retains low end torque, but this comes at a price, about $140...

Try $270.00.
http://cobbtuning.com/impreza/powerpackage1.html#cai
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Old 12-30-2002, 10:26 PM   #9
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Try $270.00.
http://cobbtuning.com/impreza/powerpackage1.html#cai
try the difference b/t a ganzflow and cobb is about $140...
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try the difference b/t a ganzflow and cobb is about $140...
Try saying that the first time and avoid making an ass of yourself.
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Old 12-31-2002, 12:27 AM   #11
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No offense to anyone, but I don't care about the Ganzflow...I'm interested in the Cobb vs. Gravelsports. Any info about THOSE two?
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Old 12-31-2002, 03:48 AM   #12
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try the difference b/t a ganzflow and cobb is about $140...
And about 5-10hp across the power band...
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Old 12-31-2002, 04:47 AM   #13
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No offense to anyone, but I don't care about the Ganzflow...I'm interested in the Cobb vs. Gravelsports. Any info about THOSE two?
I've always thought of the Gravelsports intake as the rice intake of the Subaru community. I think most of the time people just buy it because it looks like a TMIC and makes the hood scoop functional. I prefer Cobb.

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Old 12-31-2002, 09:20 AM   #14
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Try saying that the first time and avoid making an ass of yourself.
you started demeaning me... nobody else seemed as dense as you, so drop it...
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