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Old 09-16-2005, 12:56 PM   #1
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What do all of you think about Cobb Tuning? After I'm done my stereo system im working on performance mods. Here is a list of stuff i was looking at from Cobb Tuning, in the order i plan on purchasing. Pls lemme know whats worth it and whats not, as well as real hp/tq gains if ya know, thanx in advance.

Cobb Tuning Stage II Performance Kit(CAI, Power Pulley, Equal Length Header, High Flow Cat, Cat Back Exhaust - $1945


Cobb Tuning Stage I Suspension Kit(Front Strut Bar, Rear Adj Sway Bar) - $500
Cobb Tuning Rear Endlinks - $135
Cobb Tuning Rear Strut Bar - $180


Cobb Tuning Stage II Drivetrain Kit(Lightweight Chromemoly Flywheel, Prostreet Clutch Kit And Bearings, Double Adj. Shifter, Shifter Bushings, Upgraded Trans Mount, 5 Qts. Redline 75W90NS Gear Oil) - $1145


Cobb Tuning Stage II Valvetrain Kit(Cylinder Head, Cams, Valve Springs, Valve Locks) - $2995 + $1200 Core
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Old 09-16-2005, 02:08 PM   #2
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You simply cannot go wrong with Cobb. They make parts specifically for Subaru's. However, they do tend to be quite pricey for items that are very similar in build construction and power gains. You may always want to look at some stuff by TWE. It's really up to your money. If you have it to spend, then there is no reason why you should get everything from Cobb. Awesome company. But if you need to save a bit of money, there are plenty of other great companies that offer similar parts as you have listed.

Good luck!
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Old 09-16-2005, 02:18 PM   #3
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Hmmm, for that suspension stuff, look at IPD. Great bang for your buck right there. Forget the expensive strut braces too, you can get the same results from a replica set.

Clutch stuff...I'd suggest looking at Exedy. It will be much cheaper.

And as for the engine stuff, look into TWE like holycrikey said. From everything I've heard/read, TWE is higher quality that Cobb. There's a thread on Rallitek's forum comparing TWE and Cobb EL headers. Check that out first.
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Old 09-16-2005, 03:40 PM   #4
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For the performance kit... i rather have this setup instead

COBB CAI
- best performance CAI
MrJosh Pulley
- cheap and heard good thigns from them
TWE Equal Length Header
- debateable but some people encountered rusting on their cobb's
Hiflow cat
- any will do... just make sure you get a good quality one i guess
Stromung Catback
- cobb catback is just a rebadged stromung since they make them for cobb. same quality and performance, lower price.
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Old 09-17-2005, 07:24 AM   #5
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ok, thanx for the info, ill see about mixing and matching. does anyone have a sound clip of the stromung exhaust?
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Old 09-17-2005, 10:48 AM   #6
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cobb is a great company to deal with though. And the CAI is the best.
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Old 09-17-2005, 11:22 AM   #7
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ok, thanx for the info, ill see about mixing and matching. does anyone have a sound clip of the stromung exhaust?
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Old 09-17-2005, 06:06 PM   #8
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i highly doubt that it's just rebadged at a higher price. stromung might make them but that doesn't mean everything is the same. the R&D that went into the cobb exhaust is probably a lot diff then the typical stromung that you say is the same. i used to have a cobb exhaust on my 99RS and after listening to that sound clip it's a totally diff sound. but to each his own.
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Old 09-18-2005, 08:47 AM   #9
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i highly doubt that it's just rebadged at a higher price. stromung might make them but that doesn't mean everything is the same. the R&D that went into the cobb exhaust is probably a lot diff then the typical stromung that you say is the same. i used to have a cobb exhaust on my 99RS and after listening to that sound clip it's a totally diff sound. but to each his own.
No. Really. The Cobb catback exhaust is just a rebadged stromung catback exhaust. The only difference between the two is the Cobb has a resonator in it's midpipe where the stromung does not. That is why they sound a little bit different. The Cobb won't be as loud, and will have a lower, quiter rumbler to it.

As far as your list goes. Yeah it's a good list of parts, from a company that knows what they are doing. However you can find a lot of parts of the same or better quality for less money. If there is one Cobb part you must buy though it is their CAI. Hands down the best intake for our cars.

Let me break it down for you and see if I can save you some money. This is going to be nice and easy for you because you won't have to do much of the searching.

Stage II power
Cobb CAI 269.00
Stromung catback exhaust 529.00
Perrin pulley 129.00 (you can find ones for even less if you really look)
Cobb eq header with cat 749.00
Stage II total: 1676.00.

A total of 69.00 worth of savings. Also remember that on Cobbs site they list the price of the package at 1645, but that is with out the cat on the header which I included in the price listed above.

Stage I suspension
Cusco rear sway bar 169.00
Cusco front strut bar 159.00
Cusco rear strut bar 159.00
Total of 487.00
With this setup you save a total of 8.00. All of the parts Cobb uses in it's suspension package are Cusco parts.

Rear end links
White line rear endlinks 110.00
A savings of 25.00 with these endlinks over the Cobb ones.

Stage II drivetrain
Exedy single plate organic clutch 399.00
Exedy light weight flywheel 399.00
Kartboy short shifter with shifter bushings 119.00
Cobb trans mount 75.00
5qts Redline trans fluid 45.00 (at 9.00/qt at your local auto shop)
Total of 1037.00
So that would be a savings of 108.00

I won't go into head work prices, because you're going to pay quite a bit of money no matter who does it.

Over all I have showed you a list parts that are of the same quality or better, or in some cases even the same parts, but for less money. All with a total savings of 210.00. That may not sound like much, but 210 dollars is a whole lot better than nothing. You should also remember that you can find some of these same or similar parts for even less money. You should be sure to search as much as possible before you lay down money for anything. Good luck with your car and your build.

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