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Old 03-15-2005, 03:32 PM   #1
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ive been looking into the cobb exhaust for a while now and then i came across Stromung not to long ago...has anyone used any of these or heard them..i know cobb is like $660 and stromung ive seen for about $100 less....i cant decide. im looking for that 'boxer' rumble but dont want anything to noisy when cruising....has anyone got suggestions??!
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Old 03-15-2005, 03:34 PM   #2
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my opinion: get the stromung, it isnt that loud when cruising but when you want to make some noise...o yah! and besides i think the dual-tip looks neat
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Old 03-15-2005, 03:34 PM   #3
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They're the same. COBB uses a Stromung catback and puts the COBB logo on the tip. Sounds very nice. One of the most refined sounding exhausts for the 2.5rs.
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Old 03-15-2005, 03:38 PM   #4
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woah i didnt know that. well since the stromung is cheaper....
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Old 03-15-2005, 03:41 PM   #5
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so cobb and stromung sound the same then kastkc? i mean if thats the case im def going for the dual tip stromung. and ill have to agree with svek there...if the cobb uses the stromung with just the 'COBB' logo, i mean WHY pay more, and then again. anyone know where to order one from?, only place ive seen them is teaguesauto.com
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Old 03-15-2005, 03:42 PM   #6
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by the way is the dual tip stromung stainless steel??
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Old 03-15-2005, 03:43 PM   #7
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www.spdusa.com
www.stromung.com
www.boxer4racing.com <----my fav site ever!

edit: yes full stainless
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Old 03-15-2005, 03:49 PM   #8
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yea boxer4racing is good, thats where i found it but that site seems to be the same as teaguesauto.com too. thanks you guys help out much, you just saved me some $$$
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Old 03-15-2005, 05:13 PM   #9
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I'm not sure if the Cobb unit is *exactly* the same. Best to read some other threads, first, because I've seen a lot of disagreements on that debate.

There's also Prodrive and the "Scoobysport" exhaust by www.haywardandscott.com if you like "rumble but no obnoxiousness," or Brullen.
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Old 03-15-2005, 09:36 PM   #10
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the only difference i know of is the cobb is single tip and the stromung is dual.
You can try Stromung's site , just call them.
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Old 03-28-2005, 06:53 PM   #11
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well, after a long wait ( about 5 days, im an anxious person) my exhaust finally got here. thanks to boxer4racing.com i am another owner of the stromung dual tip cat back. i cant wait to put this on an hear what this exhaust sounds like. everything turn out fine this week to, except for the weather, hours at work were cut so now ive got plenty of free time to install this as long as the weather permits. anyone know appox. how long it would take to install a catback, maybe i can do it between classes
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Old 03-28-2005, 08:10 PM   #12
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All depends on how stuck the bolts are. Maybe prep them with some WD-40 or the like first. Then, after that, it should be really quick quick. Unbolting the old pieces, removing from hangers and getting out from under car. Then reverse the process. If you prep the bolts ahead of time and you fully understand what you're going to do and in what order you'll do it--an hour maybe.

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Old 03-28-2005, 10:14 PM   #13
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do a straight pipe
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Old 03-28-2005, 11:17 PM   #14
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I recommend PB Blaster on the bolts while there still warm, but not hot, let em soak for 10min then spray again if they look like they need it. put the car on some jack stands, give your self an hour to be safe. took me a half hour with a friend to do it. good luck, they will sound great.
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Old 03-29-2005, 07:14 PM   #15
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sweet...so i got my exhaust on today and i must say that i love it. i love it all except for the fact that it is leaking where the mid pipe connects to the cat...its like the gasket dissenegrated(sp)...me and my friend tried something he had called rubber gasket or something and that worked well till i got home and it was leaking again....any ideas?
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Old 03-29-2005, 07:22 PM   #16
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pick up some new gaskets from a dealer or try www.subaruparts.com I got mine from there. Did you get the midpipe too? I found that made it sound even better up in the cockpit. If not, you should get a custom on made, maybe with a high-flow cat too.

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Old 03-29-2005, 07:45 PM   #17
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sweet...so i got my exhaust on today and i must say that i love it. i love it all except for the fact that it is leaking where the mid pipe connects to the cat...its like the gasket dissenegrated(sp)...me and my friend tried something he had called rubber gasket or something and that worked well till i got home and it was leaking again....any ideas?
Go to your dealer and get a gasket. It is like $8 or something. That will fix it up perfect. Good to hear it is on. How long did it take you?

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Actually you should definately go for the Stromung, The Cobb has a Resonator as the Stromung is just a straight through pipe.
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Old 03-29-2005, 08:16 PM   #19
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They're expensive IMO, but they do sound and look really good
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Actually you should definately go for the Stromung, The Cobb has a Resonator as the Stromung is just a straight through pipe.
Resonator does NOTHING to hinder performance. Just tones it down a bit. Stromung actually makes one with a resonator too.

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Old 03-30-2005, 02:19 AM   #21
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would the type XA Cat-back work on a '05 2.5rs??? and if anyone has this on thier car do you have any sound clips??


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Old 04-01-2005, 11:38 AM   #22
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i have the dual tip stomung rear muffler with the straigh mid pipe on. sounds amazing. not to loud to be annoying but sounds really nice when you get on it and nice and calm when cruising. it took me about an hour and a half to do the install my self.
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