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Old 04-09-2016, 10:33 AM   #1
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COBB Intake review

Intake: COBB
Price: $395
Tune: COBB Stage 1+, Stage 2


Review:
I am very impressed with overall build quality, fit, and finish is excellent and on par with all the Unitronics intakes I have seen. You can see in the photos that the intake has a very even flow and a lack of any hard bends. The air flow from filter housing to turbo inlet is very smooth. I had the APR Carbonio stage 1 prior and I didn't like the fact that I had to buy the rear section separately. As cool as the carbon fiber look is, the cost of stage 1 with the stage 2 was just too much. I also wanted to see the benefits of using the 3” MAF housing. This also required me to change from Unitronic Stage 2 to the COBB AcessPort (I will cover this in a separate review). As you can see in the photos below the effort they put into the mount alone shows the time spent in design.

Sound:
It sounds very similar to the APR (without the darth vadar noise) but turned up 3 levels. This intake vs. stock is a big difference. You can hear the DV and has a subtle blow off sound, when off throttle.

Power:
As we all know the intakes don’t make a ton of power standalone, but when running a specific tune for that setup it works great. I don’t have dyno pulls with just the intake, but the power band feels a lot smoother and stronger.


Intake by Walkert., on Flickr

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Intake mount by Walkert., on Flickr

MAF mount by Walkert., on Flickr

Turbo intake by Walkert., on Flickr
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Old 04-09-2016, 10:42 AM   #2
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Looks good, thanks for the review
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Old 04-09-2016, 01:56 PM   #3
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First off, thank you very much for the review. This intake looks very nice.

Quick question about the COBB tune but somewhat related to their intake as well. I am considering COBB vs Unitronic/Uni+. At this point I will probably only be going Stage 1 and maybe Stage 2.

I currently have a Modshack intake, but I am considering selling it for either a COBB or Unitronic intake depending on which tune I get. I don't like the big empty space to the right of the intake on the Modshack. I plan on getting the tune first. I know with Unitronic, I probably won't have any issues while using my Modshack Intake.

Do you guys think I will have any issues with running Stage 1 on COBB while running my Modshack intake since their tune is designed for a 3" MAF? Or would the ECU automatically adjust for it?
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Old 04-09-2016, 02:01 PM   #4
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The stage 1 Cobb tune can be used with any intake. The stage 1+ and 2 is for the 3" maf Cobb intake.

The AccessPort is the best reason to go COBB! I will cover that in an additional review.
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Can i log any car with my accessport, oor only my car, it can save me and my friends that pricey vcds cable.
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Old 04-09-2016, 03:43 PM   #6
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You would have to unmarrie it from your car in order to use it on another. That would remove your tune during that time.
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The AccessPort is the best reason to go COBB! I will cover that in an additional review.
Looking forward to it
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Old 04-09-2016, 03:44 PM   #8
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Can i log any car with my accessport, oor only my car, it can save me and my friends that pricey vcds cable.
you can log multiple cars but it'd be a big hassle because you'd have to marry and unmarry each time you switch cars.
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Thanks for the answer, i guess my accessport will be in "Selfish" mod
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Old 04-10-2016, 03:22 AM   #10
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Yup not worth changing between two cars just for diagnostics


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Old 04-10-2016, 01:29 PM   #11
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did you paint your cover? it looks good.
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Old 04-10-2016, 01:50 PM   #12
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Cobb has always made top quality stuff, looks good.
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did you paint your cover? it looks good.
Thanks, Yep I painted the center.
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Old 04-12-2016, 07:33 AM   #14
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My APR intake max flow rate was 196 gs and this intake has already recorded 220 gs flow rate on MAF readings
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