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Old 04-07-2006, 02:54 AM   #1
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Default did I mention that you MUST get the cobb...

the new cobb lightened flywheel in my outback is amazing!!! the car drives TOTALLY different. The engine feels feather-light and it is easier to shift due to rev matching... i LOVE it!!!
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Old 04-07-2006, 07:07 AM   #2
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Yeah but doesn't it kill your launch or is that not a factor for you?
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Old 04-07-2006, 07:12 AM   #3
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^^^^
My thoughts exactly. Doesn't it require more slipping of the clutch to take off?
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Old 04-07-2006, 07:16 AM   #4
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I have the Fidanza aluminum, 9.5#. I stalled it the first time I tried to move the car after it was installed. Haven't had a problem since. I think it does hurt launching (my best 60' time is around a 2.1), but I really don't give a damn about that.

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Old 04-07-2006, 11:15 AM   #5
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I think for rev-ability the lightened flywheel would be nice, but I find that my Legacy is enough of a challenge to motivate off the line without reducing flywheel weight. However, I've had a lightened flywheel in my Golf for years and it's a hoot to drive, so maybe that's the trade off?

Not to steer this too far off topic, but has anyone looked at the Cobb website lately? Is it just me, or have they completely dropped support for any of the older Legacies? ???
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Old 04-07-2006, 04:01 PM   #6
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I've read/heard that they still have parts available but don' bother to mention it on the site due to lack of market.

I'm itching to get my ITBs finished so I can slap a light flywheel on and get mega-response revving action!
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Old 04-07-2006, 10:51 PM   #7
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I've read/heard that they still have parts available but don' bother to mention it on the site due to lack of market.
I apologize, but I have to break my silence on their supply status to say that the above sentence has me laughing like nobody's business.
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Old 04-09-2006, 06:43 PM   #8
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It does sounds stupid, but that's what I've heard from them as well. Market being relative, the older BD/BG Legacy can't compare to the Impreza/LGT. A lot of the stuff that fits the Impreza 2.5RS works for us, and fits fine. I have the Cobb/ACT and Cobb/Exedy flywheel on my BE and rarely have problems. I do have to slip the clutch maybe a little more, but it's up to the task. I rev match during daily driving, and it's a cinch with the lighter flywheel and lightweight pulley.
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Old 04-09-2006, 07:53 PM   #9
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ACT and Exedy here, as well (non-COBB, thank you!) and I've got my share of Impreza bits, as well, so I know what you mean.

I took a vow of silence regarding COBB's parts availability, so I'll leave it open to speculation.

That doesn't mean, of course, that I can't say that I use my COBB T-shirt to clean my windows.
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Old 04-10-2006, 03:26 AM   #10
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well, i don't care if you buy the cobb flywheel or another brand, but I love mine. I don't launch in my outback because the engine is just too tiny (regular flywheel or lightened), so i play around from 15mph and up... I use the turbo forester for the fast launches!!! That thing puts my legacy n/a to shame!!!
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Old 04-10-2006, 10:42 AM   #11
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LetitSnow - which part makes you laugh? This: "I've read/heard that they still have parts available", or this: "but don't bother to mention it on the site due to lack of market."? Both?

Either way I think it's a lot of and
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