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Old 05-05-2003, 11:13 AM   #1
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cant make up my mind on which one to get...money is not an issue...i do have a K&N drop in...so if i go Ganzflow i only need to put on the pipe...but going with the Cobb it gives the best performance out of all of em...still im not sure...what are the pros and cons...also any water or CEL issues with them...TAI
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Old 05-05-2003, 11:21 AM   #2
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cant make up my mind on which one to get...[i[money is not an issue...[/i] i do have a K&N drop in...so if i go Ganzflow i only need to put on the pipe...but going with the Cobb it gives the best performance out of all of em...still im not sure...what are the pros and cons...also any water or CEL issues with them...TAI
If money is not an issue, get the cobb... most power, no problems w/ water or CEL... mystery solved...
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Old 05-05-2003, 11:52 AM   #3
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Suprised you didn't even mention Injen. It is also a great CAI and dont' have to worry about water (unless you rally and go through huge puddles over 1' deep for prolonged periods of time). I believe it is cheaper than the Cobb?! It's what I have and (had ganzflow before this) and have been very happy with it.
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Old 05-05-2003, 11:52 AM   #4
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Default what mods do you have?

Personally, $260 is too much for an intake in my opinion, especially when other intakes are out there (maybe not as loud or a cool looking) that do a decent job.

Do you have a catback/headerback exhaust?

For $260 you can get a nice used catback, if you dont have one (i got my n1 for 225 shipped).

Combine that with a ganzflo or pdm intake, and for about 280 you got a nice catback/intake combo... or pay 20 less and just have an intake?

of course this is assuming you dont have an exhaust...


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Old 05-05-2003, 11:59 AM   #5
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Personally, $260 is too much for an intake in my opinion, especially when other intakes are out there (maybe not as loud or a cool looking) that do a decent job.

Do you have a catback/headerback exhaust?

For $260 you can get a nice used catback, if you dont have one (i got my n1 for 225 shipped).

Combine that with a ganzflo or pdm intake, and for about 280 you got a nice catback/intake combo... or pay 20 less and just have an intake?

of course this is assuming you dont have an exhaust...


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i have the SPT muffler and a K&N filter ..thats all the mods i have
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Old 05-05-2003, 12:05 PM   #6
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im very happy with my cobb on my 02rs. No low end losses, mid-high comes on quicker and pulls a little harder. No problems with water at all. I was nervous in the beginning but everything has been fine. looks nice, sounds nice.
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Old 05-05-2003, 12:14 PM   #7
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if it was me, i would probably get custom midpipe, and an intake such as aem or weapon r that is cheaper than the cobb, but still decent.


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Old 05-05-2003, 01:08 PM   #8
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I have a '00 RS and just replaced the Ganz with the Cobb. There is a definite difference, in combination with my Stromung Catback and GFB Power Pulley Kit (both purchased from Teague's Auto) I have lost the hesitation that typically occurs between 3500 and 4500 RPM's. I have not noticed any loss of low-end torque. The other advantage of the Cobb is that with out the stock airbox, the Cusco strut tower bar has nothing to rub up against. The Cobb is loud at WOT, it can really be heard over the exhaust although that may change after the Borla headers and hi-flow cat are added.

If $$$ is an issue save for Cobb or at least realize that you are not getting the best product.

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Old 05-05-2003, 02:11 PM   #9
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Default Re: what mods do you have?

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Personally, $260 is too much for an intake in my opinion, especially when other intakes are out there (maybe not as loud or a cool looking) that do a decent job.

Do you have a catback/headerback exhaust?

For $260 you can get a nice used catback, if you dont have one (i got my n1 for 225 shipped).

Combine that with a ganzflo or pdm intake, and for about 280 you got a nice catback/intake combo... or pay 20 less and just have an intake?

of course this is assuming you dont have an exhaust...


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It depends on what you want. Some people want the best highest quality, some people are ok with less. If you want the best get Cobb, if you don't care get something else.

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Old 05-05-2003, 02:45 PM   #10
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The Cobb is loud at WOT, it can really be heard over the exhaust although that may change after the Borla headers and hi-flow cat are added.


Good luck
If your getting a random tech car you will not even begin to hear the intake. The cat is LOUD.
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Old 05-05-2003, 07:56 PM   #11
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thanks for all the info...i think i will go Cobb
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Old 05-05-2003, 08:54 PM   #12
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cobb. you'll have no regrets.
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Old 05-05-2003, 10:02 PM   #13
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I'll have to put my $.02 in and say that the cobb has been great. Just got mine last week and I can't speak in anymore glorious terms for it.....although the wife could... ..Get the cobb....You won't regret it..
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Old 05-05-2003, 11:50 PM   #14
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I may trade in my Ganz for a Cobb, but I doubt I'll hear it over my Borlas, track pipe, and Stromung
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Old 05-06-2003, 01:08 AM   #16
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I just talked to an AEM rep today
and he told me that they are definetly
going to make a cai for the rs.
So i'll wait for the aem carb legal and all..
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I have the Ganzflow, and like it alot. I dont see myself going to the cobb or anyother just for the fact that i dont wanna fork out that much more money for what?.. 2 MAYBE 3 more ponies.. waste of money. I dont see how it could make too many more than the ganz, i know it does, at higher rpms, but still, if one already had a ganz, i'd keep it. I know i am!
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Watcher, that's how I feel. Of course, for half the price of the Ganz, I got the PDM.
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So i'll wait for the aem carb legal and all..
I wouldn't bet on carb legality... the short ram still hasn't passed and that's been out for about 2 years...
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I have the Ganzflow, and like it alot. I dont see myself going to the cobb or anyother just for the fact that i dont wanna fork out that much more money for what?.. 2 MAYBE 3 more ponies.. waste of money. I dont see how it could make too many more than the ganz, i know it does, at higher rpms, but still, if one already had a ganz, i'd keep it. I know i am!
I'd be willing to bet it's more than 2 to three more ponies up top... The feel between both intakes is night and day... I speak from experience...
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That may be true, but what i am saying, is that if one already has the ganz, and doesnt necessarily have tons of money, they shouldnt blow it on replacing the ganz with the cobb. IMHO, i think they would be better off keeping the ganz and getting something else. But, if you have neither, judging from owners statements, i suppose going for the cobb would be the thing to do, approx 100 more bucks, but that's different as opposed to spending 150 on ganz, then another what? 260 on the cobb?
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That may be true, but what i am saying, is that if one already has the ganz, and doesnt necessarily have tons of money, they shouldnt blow it on replacing the ganz with the cobb. IMHO, i think they would be better off keeping the ganz and getting something else. But, if you have neither, judging from owners statements, i suppose going for the cobb would be the thing to do, approx 100 more bucks, but that's different as opposed to spending 150 on ganz, then another what? 260 on the cobb?
true...

Unless one were to sell the ganzflow and buy a new Cobb... you might come in at about the same...
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My ganz has kinda a .. um.. near hole in it.. lol.. I didnt realize it was too close to that metal bracket on the passenger side strut tower area, and it grinded down on it a bit.. I fixed that bracket with the trusty dremel tool, and zip tied the ganz down aswell, now, no more shaky shaky!
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Old 05-06-2003, 12:28 PM   #24
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here is a link to the INJEN. it's a big picture so be patient if you are on dial-up

http://www.injen.com/webpages/intake...sc/rd1210p.jpg
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yeah, the injen i heard is a really good intake, but doesnt it cost even more than the cobb, $270 for the injen?

How is the injen different than the others?
I know it doenst use the stock airbox, and it probably has some filter in it like the cobb, but any performance numbers on the injen that would make one want to spend 270 for it, as opposed to 260 for a cobb, or 100 for a ganz, or 50 for a pdm?

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