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Old 09-29-2004, 06:50 PM   #1
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I am thinking of purchasing the cobb equal length headers. They have an option for $750 that includes the headers and a high flow cat, this option is not ceramic coated. For $950 I can get the ceramic coated headers with high flow cat. Am I better off going with the coated ones ?????
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Old 09-29-2004, 06:59 PM   #2
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Well if you shell out the cash for the coated ones you wouldn't have to worry about rusting. I believe the Cobb headers are mild steel & come painted in high temp paint to slow rusting but not prevent it.

If you can afford it you might as well pay to have the coated ones to protect your investment. Or..if you can find a local place to coat it for cheaper that would be a good alternative also...

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Old 09-29-2004, 07:18 PM   #3
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I think the coating is also there for heat retention. Over at the cobb forums people are still reporting CELs for Cat inefficiency with both the uncoated and the coated ones. I personally would feel better about buying the coated ones, but 200 dollars is almost an cobb CAI. So I understand why people might just buy the uncoated ones.
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Old 09-29-2004, 07:33 PM   #4
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Well if you shell out the cash for the coated ones you wouldn't have to worry about rusting. I believe the Cobb headers are mild steel & come painted in high temp paint to slow rusting but not prevent it.

If you can afford it you might as well pay to have the coated ones to protect your investment. Or..if you can find a local place to coat it for cheaper that would be a good alternative also...

I never even thought about headers rusting. I guess that is something for me to look into.
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Old 09-29-2004, 08:27 PM   #5
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thans guys I appreciate the input. I think ill wait until I can afford the coated ones especially since I live near the ocean
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Old 09-30-2004, 12:11 AM   #6
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anyone have a sound clip they can post up of an rs with these cobb headers? i'm considereing getting rid of my borla headers because i want more performance... i know it gets rid of the boxer sound i just am wondering what it sounds like.
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Old 09-30-2004, 12:15 AM   #7
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Have you check TWE's headers? IIRC they are coated. you will only have to buy a cat.
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Old 09-30-2004, 12:25 AM   #8
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No i have not looked at the TWE's yet I think im just under the impression that the cobb headers will give me the best performance gains. But now that you mention it i will look at the TWE's
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Old 09-30-2004, 12:28 AM   #9
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TWE's give more mid power I believe. The COBB's give more high end power. I think, don't quote me.
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Old 09-30-2004, 02:12 AM   #10
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theres a clip from ttboy w/the cobb headers but i have no idea where it went...
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Old 09-30-2004, 02:16 AM   #11
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I have the uncoated version of Cobb's headers w/high flow cat. And the paint has burned off after a month of usage... They make great power and after installing a 30" long resonator x 2.5" piping the raspiness is gone and sounds 'interesting' w/my Greddy Exhaust.

So far I've only had 3 cels and cleared them each time w/my scantool. I think the 89 octane n my driving habits have kept cel #4 away for the last 1000 miles.

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btw, go with the coated stuff if you are ANYWHERE except SoCal, Nevada, AZ, or New Mexico... ie the places where it practically never rains....
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Old 09-30-2004, 08:34 AM   #12
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I just got my cobb header. I hope to install them next week. Is there anyway to tell if they actually sent me the coated one. I know I payed for it but when I unpacked it it looks like normal metal... Maybee a little dull compared to the cat.
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Old 09-30-2004, 09:28 AM   #13
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good luck trying to order em. I waited 22 weeks then got tired of waiting. hopefully if u get em u don't have to wait that long.
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Old 09-30-2004, 10:24 AM   #14
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call them and ask if they have it in stock before you order it.
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Old 09-30-2004, 10:40 AM   #15
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theres a clip from ttboy w/the cobb headers but i have no idea where it went...
I had my friend host that video on his website. So if anybody wants to see/hear it again, I'll need somebody to host it.
As for the headers, I still have that rattling noise when I come off the gas pedal. Sort of like a wannabe BOV. But I got used to it and blocked it out of my mind. Other than that, the power is great. I'm looking into get the high-flow cat now too, my car is just reaking of fumes.
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Old 09-30-2004, 10:42 AM   #16
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aerosim research had them in stock (coated and uncoated) last time I was there. Call and ask.
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Old 09-30-2004, 12:43 PM   #17
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i would definitely get coated headers. with the price of the equal length headers thats the only way to go. i wouldnt pay cobb for the coating though because i dont think it costs anywhere near that to have it done.

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Have you check TWE's headers? IIRC they are coated. you will only have to buy a cat.
actually you dont HAVE to buy a cat because the twe ends at the same location as the stock exhaust manifold. they are coated though.
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Old 09-30-2004, 01:28 PM   #18
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yeah i was just saying if he wants a cat, then he would have to purchase one.
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Old 09-30-2004, 03:08 PM   #19
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anyone have a sound clip they can post up of an rs with these cobb headers? i'm considereing getting rid of my borla headers because i want more performance... i know it gets rid of the boxer sound i just am wondering what it sounds like.
Sure,
This is my car with a real crummy mic.
#1 parked in my driveway:
http://www.incorrigiblegeek.com/matt/headers1.mp3
#2 from the stoplight:
http://www.incorrigiblegeek.com/matt/headers2.mp3
#3 mic out the window from stoplight, real poor quality:
http://www.incorrigiblegeek.com/matt/headers3.mp3
EDIT: please right click and save. I don't want the ex's server getting flooded with hits...

I also have the Cobb CAI and a Stromung TT catback in those clips. The car sounds much different now that it has the cams in it. Not so raspy and canny. More of the boxer sound has come back and it is a fair bit louder now as well. Sorry, but I have no clips with the cams in the car.

00RScoupe,
Coating the headers for heat retention is actually supposed to gain some power. It is more than just to prevent rust and avoid throwing CEL's...
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Old 09-30-2004, 03:21 PM   #20
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awesome, thanks!
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