Subaru Outback XT
History of the Subaru Outback XT
Just imagine, it’s 2005, the sun is beaming as you drive around town with the windows down blaring Weezer’s “Beverly Hills” on the radio and you pass the Subaru dealership. Parked right out front is a brand new Outback XT with a nice hood scoop that you’ve seen on previous models. That’s right, in 2005 Subaru unveiled the new Outback XT model complete with with a 2.5L turbo engine bringing a whole new state of affairs to the wagon market! From there, the Legacy GT’s wagon alter-ego solidified it’s place in the performance Subaru model lineage. That model ran until 2009 with a few slight facelifts but maintained their engine and transmission options throughout until 2010 when a new generation came without the turbo engine option saddening a large majority of enthusiasts.
After a 10-year hiatus, Subaru rejuvenated the Outback XT model with the addition of the turbo motor as standard, this time utilizing the new FA24 Direct-Injected Turbo engine originally found within the larger Ascent family hauler, mated exclusively to a high-torque CVT transmission.
Why Choose COBB for Your Subaru Outback XT Mods
COBB has been the leader when it comes to Outback XT aftermarket parts and Outback XT tuning for nearly two decades. From the humble beginnings of AccessFlash, which initially required ECU removal, to the current Accessport V3 with infinite capability, COBB continues to push the envelope on what’s possible with the stock Subaru ECU.
COBB Tuning approaches design by taking the entire vehicle-platform into account as a complete system. Our ultra-high-quality Subaru performance parts, aftermarket parts and industry-leading services are professionally engineered, thoroughly tested and backed by industry-leading customer service to ensure that they meet our objectives and exceed customer expectations.
We are a one-stop firm with an enviable set of qualified skills and the exceptional ability to design, engineer, manufacture, test and service our own performance modification parts under one roof. Whether it’s our state-of-the-art Accessport ECU programmer, our exceptional bolt-on performance products, COBB Tuning has the experience, skill and attitude to turn your ride into a completely modified Subaru Outback XT.
Subaru Outback XT Stage Packages
The COBB Stage Packages take all the guesswork out of modifying your Subaru Outback XT. Each Power Package comes together as a simple bolt-on and tuning solution that allows you to easily improve the performance of your Outback XT by giving you the best combination of Subaru Legacy GT parts. Our engineers rigorously test our Hard Parts to find the right order and combination for the best incremental power gains. Maps are created and tested to tune the ECU to take advantage of each part. At the heart of every Package is the Accessport which comes will ALL of the off the shelf maps for each stage at no additional cost. You can start with Stage 1 and continue to add performance parts incrementally, or, immediately get all the best mods everything and go straight to Stage 2! Learn more about Subaru Outback XT tuning – The COBB Way.
Subaru Outback XT Accessport
Looking for Subaru Outback XT aftermarket performance upgrades? It all starts with the Accessport! The Outback XT Accessport is the world’s best selling, most flexible ECU upgrade solution for your OBXT! Simply plug this device into your car’s OBD port and you have the capability to reflash the ECU to enjoy power gains, custom features, and other improvements immediately! All of the off the shelf maps are included at no additional cost and free updates are simplified with Accessport Manager. It’s the last engine management solution you’ll ever need for your Subaru Outback XT!
Subaru Outback XT Intake
An upgraded intake is first on the list for for most Subaru Outback XT mods when it comes to performance driving. The COBB SF Intake for the Subaru Outback XT is one of the best on the market. It checks all the boxes by adding to the aesthetic under the hood, potentially adds some horsepower, and best of all, sounds amazing!
The intake is the front-line of your engine’s operations. It intakes the air and distributes it to the turbocharger. If there is a restriction here, an upgrade can yield a significant power boost.
Looking for a better feel when shifting your Subaru Outback XT? Look no further than COBB drivetrain upgrades. These upgrades can significantly reduce shift throw and shift slop. We’ve got you covered with the COBB Tuning Subaru Rear Shifter Bushing, Subaru Double Adjustable Short Throw Shifter, Subaru Front Shifter Bushing, Subaru Reverse Lockout Pull, and the Subaru COBB Knob and more.
Subaru Outback XT Intercooler
Just like humans running a marathon, the nicer the weather, the better a car can run. That’s why an intercooler upgrade is a no-brainer for any turbocharged car and even more so on the Outback XT model. We’ve developed a super cool COBB upgraded top mount intercooler for the 2020-2022 Outback XT coming with enhancements to the shroud assembly as well. Comes in your choice of black or silver to match your desired aesthetic.
Subaru Outback XT Suspension
Suspension is key when it comes to the Outback XT and given the popularity of owners getting more brave offroad in their Subarus, we’ve taken the opportunity to create a lift kit for the newest generation of Subaru Outback. Featuring 6061 aluminum spacers and zinc plated grade 10.9 hardware, rest assured that you’ll be able to crawl over any obstacle that this 1.5″ lift will gain you with complete confidence!