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Old 11-14-2000, 06:46 PM   #1
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Thumbs up 2001 Cobb Tuned Impreza - Released

[Also posted in the Texas Forum]

We're going to be debuting the first 2001 Cobb Tuned Impreza 2.5RS this Saturday, November 18th, at Huffines Subaru in Lewisville, Texas. You are all more than welcome to come out and check out the new car, hang out with fellow Subaru owners, and have a good time.

I plan on being there between 3pm - 5pm on Saturday and really look forward to seeing you all out there and hearing your feedback.

We've also updated our web site with more information about what exactly these models include: http://www.cobbtuning.com/cobb-newmodels.html

The car on display will be fully loaded, with the following options (on top of the base package): Power Package, Handling Package 2, Big Brake Package, and the Appearance Package.

We will be adding more pictures of the cars to our web site soon.

Thanks again for everyone's support and helping us make this happen,
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Old 11-14-2000, 06:50 PM   #2
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Awesome..One question, can I order the Sticker that says "Cobb tuned Impreza"?

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Old 11-14-2000, 06:50 PM   #3
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Congtas, Trey! I am very excited to see that SOA and their dealers like the aftermarket movement that we have created.
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Old 11-14-2000, 07:14 PM   #4
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Trey, those packages look sweet! One question though, I am sure that Huffines will be very friendly when it comes to warranty issues with these mods, but what about SOA? I live in Michigan, and it would be easy for me to have Huffines drop ship the car to a dealer up here, but I still have to have it serviced somewhere. Has SOA agreed that none of these mods will void the factory warranty? I hope so.

- Trent
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Old 11-14-2000, 07:55 PM   #5
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It's about time you posted details. What color are the rims? Pics?
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Old 11-14-2000, 10:01 PM   #6
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Trey,
I see on that beutiful list an item "Cold Air Intake". Does that mean its ready and I can finally order my Cobb Intake!!

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Old 11-15-2000, 06:28 AM   #7
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I'll buy one tomorrow fully loaded if I can get it through my local dealer (whom I trust) Subaru of Milford. Do any of these mods void the Subaru warranty? Seriously, I'll take one if I can get it through my dealership! Silverthorn Metallic please!

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Old 11-15-2000, 06:43 AM   #8
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COOL. I should've waited...
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Old 11-15-2000, 06:49 AM   #9
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Trey-
Does this mean the cold air intake is finally available? (it's on the option list)
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Old 11-15-2000, 06:55 AM   #10
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Trey not to diss you or anything, but I am just wondering...
Cold Air Intake System - how much? about $200

Short Shift Kit - is it the full kit or just a stick a la Kartboy's?

Cat-Back Dual Tip Exhaust System- what brand, cus you can get a generic one for about $300 if not less....

Strut Tower Brace - Also what brand? cheapest I've seen are about $80 to Cusco's $150 to STi $300 ones....so which ones?

Powdercoated Wheels - On stock wheels?
BFGoodrich G-Force Tires - KDW (all season, tirerack 100*4 = 400)? KDW ultra performance (tirerack $145*4 = 580)?

Performance Alignment - similar to autoX alignement specs? I got mine done for $130

Cobb Tuned Impreza Badging and Individual Serial Numbers - $1000?!

Total $2300....is it worth that much?
Just wondering.

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Old 11-15-2000, 06:59 AM   #11
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Old 11-15-2000, 07:24 AM   #12
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My "handling package" (AGX/Eibach) cost $700

Borla Headers and a UR pulley $700

lifetime alignment from Winston Tire (you set the specs) $149

-What does Cobb Tuning add to the package (I assume installation/Tuning) that makes up the difference?
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Old 11-15-2000, 07:35 AM   #13
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Also, the fact that these charges are being financed and not purchased up front..
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Old 11-15-2000, 08:05 AM   #14
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Also helps that the package on the car includes the cost of installation. Labor isn't cheap.
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Old 11-15-2000, 08:08 AM   #15
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That's it exactly! I can get all the toys I've wanted from the get go. Additionally, there's no surprise for the dealership. They know going in what's on it and as a result I won't have to argue with them whether the stuff is covered or not. Besides, if I can get if from the dealership all done, I don't have to try and negotiate discretionary funds with my wife whom would consider adding mods to a vehicle that functions perfectly well, wasteful. It's a ideal solution from my point of view, as long as I can get it through my dealership.
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Old 11-15-2000, 08:11 AM   #16
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Besides, this way I get great performance from a vehicle who's appearance I actually like! The new Impreza has great performance, but I can't stand to look at the damn thing! Trey, if something can be worked out, email me at cruest@zelic.com
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Old 11-15-2000, 08:29 AM   #17
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Ahh, I can see where this is going so let me explain briefly before it gets out of hand, like so many other threads on the message board.

The prices were ultimately agreed on through discussions between us and the involved dealerships. They account for the costs involved for parts, labor, and other misc. expenses. In the end, we've both agreed that these are fair prices for a SPECIAL EDITION car. Also consider the cost of the modifications are rolled into the note when you're financing the vehicle, which is particularly advantageous to many new car buyers.

As for warranty, the modifications made do not void the powertrain warranty. We've had to make comprimises to how much we can modify the car to not void this warranty (which is why the cars do not include cams). SOA does not, however, handle the warranty replacement of the aftermarket components we use. That's all our responsibility.

And lastly, the intakes going on these cars are currently all hand-built units while we wait for our production pieces to arrive. We will post them on our web site, and a notice in the vendor forum, when they are available for sale.

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Old 11-15-2000, 09:43 AM   #18
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Trey, GOod work!
Hows about getting to work on a Cobb Tuning 2002 WRX! THis way I can get it, and say that all that stuff was "included" to my gf instead of having to argue about buying it aftermarket
Good Luck
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Old 11-15-2000, 10:17 AM   #19
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One question: I know it's a long shot here, but since the Cobb Impreza is sold through a dealership as a special edition, does it qualify for Stock class according to SCCA rules?
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Old 11-15-2000, 10:23 AM   #20
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This is such a cool thing to do, good work Cobb guys... Hopefully new Impreza shoppers will do their homework before buying, this would be a great way to get all the mods rolled into financing...
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Old 11-15-2000, 11:19 AM   #21
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Trey makes a good point. The products on the special edition car are a package designed to work together with a complete warranty covering said items. In addition, the package is wrapped up in such a way as to allow financing with the purchase of the new vehicle.

Generally, you can get financing around 7.00% for a new vehicle around here.

In contracting we follow a fairly simple rule of thumb when estimating a job. It normally gets you in the ballpark. Take the costs of materials, double it and you have a round-about estimate.

Buying a bunch of aftermarket items and installing them yourself is one approach. However, this is not the same things. This package has been proven to work well as a complete item. All parts have been installed, and it all carries a warranty.

If you have a problem, no need to pull the intake. You simply have your vehicle taken to the dealership. No fuss, no muss.

If you really want aftermarket parts cheap, Lowes carries PVC. Some folks have gotten awful creative with it too...

I wonder if people would be so quick to question the pricetag if it was STi or Prodrive?

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Old 11-15-2000, 04:12 PM   #22
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I didn't consider the financing and warranty issues - that does seem a good way to take care of some important mods up front.
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Old 11-15-2000, 04:24 PM   #23
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Trey, that reply about the warranty was music to my ears! You are the best!
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Old 11-15-2000, 05:20 PM   #24
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Tim:

STi or Prodrive? Given Cobb Tunings success, Trey may well be on his way to that superstrata level of percieved value, but when you contrast with a Prodrive or STi Special Edition, it doesn't compare.

BEFORE THE TREY CREW FLAMES ME: This doesn't mean Treys reputation shouldn't sell cars, or justify the price (I'm free market all the way) but Prodrive has led major rally and race programs and been instrumental in motorsports prep/engineering in major race series world wide for years, which means less folks would wonder about the value of the package. I can't think of a US Subaru Tuner that would claim to be on par with STi and Prodrive. It would be embarassing.

It looks like a nice basic package (pretty much what I bought when I was NA), and again I support Trey charging whatever price is supported by the market.

-angus


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Old 11-15-2000, 07:25 PM   #25
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Trey,

Where's the bigger sway bar? Isn't that the first thing you should put on an RS?
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