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Old 02-12-2001, 10:23 AM   #1
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Post 2000 Cobb Tuning Cold Air Intake Review

I recently purchased a Cobb Tuning Cold-Air Intake for my 2000 Subaru Impreza 2.5rs and i thought i would review the whole process because this is a community that thrives on this kind of stuff

Well for the past few months I had the Version 3 Ganzflow intake. (http://www.imprezars.com/mymods.htm#intake3)
It was a definite improvement over stock. Its installation as simple, and it gave the car a nice pull from 4000-5250 rpms.
It was one of the earliest GanzFlow Intakes so any comments i have on it can only relate to the specific version. Larrys Customer Service is second to none, and I do believe it is a great bang for the buck intake. My main complaints were in the buildquality and look of the intake. I also wanted a little better high end. Constantly the intake was both hitting the inside of the fender, which larry and i tried in many ways to rememdy, and was having problems staying attached via the hose clamps. Maybe i had bad hose clamps, but the intake was constantly coming off of the stock manifold.

COBB TUNING
Well the intake arrived very well packaged and instructed. The install was a BREEZE up until we had to connect the 3 little pipes that were originally connected to the stock airbox. Man this was a pain because they new plugs that cobb sent me were quite a bit smaller than the stock ones. Anyways, after struggling to get them on we were set. I then proceeded with an ECU reset, by unplugging the battery for 30 minutes, then starting the car and letting it idle for an additional 10 minutes or so.
Well upon restarting the car, it ran INCREDIBLY rich. Not just very rich, but ridiculously rich. Gas smoke was coming out of the back, and people were asking me if my car was ok
Well we decdied to try to run it and hope the computer would fix itself. And in the long run it did.

PERFORMANCE
Well as some people may say i think getting rid of the stock airbox does take off a bit of the low end torque..But, nowhere near the extent that some people would like to think. In fact i think it would just barely be under what i was running with the Ganzflow intake. Let me just say that this intake is such a madman uptop. It was INCREDIBLE compared to stock and INCREDIBLE compared to my old GanzFlow Intake. My roomate and helper during the install just laughed as we pulled from 0-100. He couldnt believe how different the car felt and accelerated.
The top end just wails.

As far as sound and appearance I do believe this intake is second to NONE. It looks quite impressive, and sounds even more impressive. My friends were kind of astounded by the differnce.

This intake is well worth the momeny. Cobb has definately done a nice amount of tuning. Also, if/when trey posts the dyno results, be careful to not read to much into them. This is a cold air intake and dyno runs dont allow for coldair to get inside.

Any Questions? Feel free to post em.

matt
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Old 02-12-2001, 10:31 AM   #2
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Old 02-12-2001, 07:32 PM   #3
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I agree the Cobb intake will sound like you have another exhaust in front when WOT. Last time during Toronto member's meet, people don't believe the sound was from my car!(I have stock exhaust, cam, intake)
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Old 02-13-2001, 12:47 AM   #4
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A guy at the auto-x this weekend had a Cobb intake. He was a mad man, with suspention(KYB AGX, camber plates, springs/tires (BFG KDW)/Cobb intake/Subaru performance exhaust, he was 2-3 seconds behind a Supra TT with mods and race tires. The intake sounded awsome.

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Old 02-13-2001, 05:15 AM   #5
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Man, based on what I read here, it's a stone-cold bummer that Cobb doesn't make an intake for us 95-99 MAF folks. It looks like my two choices are Rallispec or GanzFlow, which makes mine Larry, since the Rallispec would probably not be much fun on the low end without me running the AFC setup.

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Old 02-13-2001, 05:27 AM   #6
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gtguy: Cobb has designed one for the MAF guys, he is just holding the release for another product to go along with it. When both are ready you will get a killer intake.

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Old 02-13-2001, 07:00 AM   #7
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I'm holding out for his MAF based intake too, but it looks as if Ganz's MAF intake will come out first since they actually have pictures.

Oh I just hope it is as nice as his MAP based intake in performance and quality.

Thanks - Jon
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Old 02-13-2001, 10:17 AM   #8
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I ordered mine last Friday! I'm so excited to get it!
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