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Old 05-17-2020, 08:36 PM   #1
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Default Will anyone want a Cobb intake and exhaust for cost of labor?

So I am an old guy who just bought a 2018 anniversary edition WRX that I knew had a Cobb intake and came with an Accessport. I was assured by the salesman that the exhaust was OEM.

I realized well into a 10 hour drive home that it has a Cobb turbo-back exhaust. I knew it seemed loud but the salesman assured me when I picked it up that it was OEM. Yes, I should have looked under the car, but I was in a hurry and had no reason not to believe him. (also I haven't heard a stock exhaust on a WRX in years)

Anyway, I don't want the intake or exhaust, only want a low level map to smooth out performance from Accessport. I live in rural Kentucky about an hour north of Nashville, if the dealership doesn't take care of me on this what are my odds of finding someone with a late model low mileage WRX who will swap stock intake/exhaust for Cobb with them paying the labor?

I had a bugeye back in the day but have been out of the community for many years.
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Old 05-17-2020, 09:30 PM   #2
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Fwiw, the dealer broke Federal Laws by selling you a car with removed emissions equipment (the cats in your j pipe). Bring that up and I'm sure they will be willing to work with you. If not you have a pretty solid case against them. Kentucky might not have state emissions laws, but that doesn't supercede Federal laws like the Clean Air Act, which they violated.

If you keep the car with the mods you cab sell them fairly easily in the classified sections and probably make more back then just the amount of labor.
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Old 05-17-2020, 09:40 PM   #3
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first life lesson, you have every reason not to believe a car salesman!!
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Old 05-17-2020, 10:05 PM   #4
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Fwiw, the dealer broke Federal Laws by selling you a car with removed emissions equipment (the cats in your j pipe). Bring that up and I'm sure they will be willing to work with you. If not you have a pretty solid case against them. Kentucky might not have state emissions laws, but that doesn't supercede Federal laws like the Clean Air Act, which they violated.

If you keep the car with the mods you cab sell them fairly easily in the classified sections and probably make more back then just the amount of labor.
Thanks, that is interesting information and might come in handy if they decide they don't want to be helpful.
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Old 05-17-2020, 11:52 PM   #5
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I've got a 2016 turbo back OEM exhaust system and OEM intake that have been taking up space in my garage since about 5k miles.

Cobb makes both catted and cattless exhaust systems. Cattless exhaust installations are recommended to install a turbo sump restrictor.

Do you know which exhaust system you have?
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Old 05-18-2020, 11:45 AM   #6
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I have a stock air box and stock j pipe Iíll sell for a very reasonable price,

I donít want the intake or exhaust you have tho

Iím willing to ship as well
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Old 05-18-2020, 12:27 PM   #7
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Dealership says they are going to pay a Subaru dealer close to me to replace the exhaust and get the Subaru dealer to either buy it or ship it back to them so they can try to recoup some of their losses. Hopefully this actually works out.

It looks like an aftermarket down pipe that is wrapped is in place and given the shape I presume it is catless.

I would still like to switch the Cobb intake back to stock and will be pm'ing you guys regarding that.

Thanks for the responses...it is good to see the community is still great here.
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