Subaru had a hit with their Impreza model. The well-mannered, safety sedan featured a boxer engine and all wheel drive drivetrain. This hit turned into a homerun with the WRX.
Subaru called their creation the WRX which stands for World Rally eXperimental. It took the basic Impreza, slapped on a turbo, and mixed in rally inspired tech throughout.
The Subaru Impreza WRX debuted in 1992 but wouldn’t be available to the US market until 10 years later for the 2004 model year. This model, designated chassis code GD, was equipped with a 2.0L turbocharged engine. This first generation US market WRX, affectionately referred to as “bug eye” for the shape of its headlights, remains one of the best “bang for buck” Subarus out there.
The release of the USDM Impreza WRX coincided with COBB Tuning becoming the go-to aftermarket tuning and Subaru parts solution. The rest is history.
COBB has been the leader when it comes to WRX aftermarket parts and WRX tuning for nearly two decades. From the humble beginnings of AccessFlash, which initially required ECU removal, to the current 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 performancce 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 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 custom Subaru WRX.
Our engineers rigorously test our Hard WRX Parts to find the right order and combination for the best incremental power gains. Maps are created and tested to tune the ECU so that it supports and takes advantage of each part. With these results, COBB is able to create the Upgrade Path of Staged Packages that have all the necessary parts to upgrade your WRX or WRX STI. Each Stage Package incorporates the parts below. You can start with Stage 1 or immediately get everything and go straight to Stage 2+! Learn more about Subaru WRX tuning – The COBB Way.Stage Packages
Looking for Subaru WRX aftermarket performance parts? It all starts with the Accessport! The WRX Accessport is the world’s best selling, most flexible ECU upgrade solution for your WRX or WRX STI. 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 WRX or WRX STI!Accessport
An upgraded intake is first on the list for one of the best car mods and ours at COBB are top of the market when it comes to Subaru WRX parts. 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 some significant power gains.
Big SF Intake
Get those spent exhaust gasses out of the turbo fast for more horsepower. This mandrel bent exhaust uses twin straight-through mufflers terminating in beautifully laser-etched 3.5″ quad-tips to make your presence known in the way that only COBB Subaru exhausts can provide. The outstanding craftsmanship and attention to detail are evident in every aspect of our gorgeous turbo back exhaust! And it doesn’t end there. Cat-backs, Downpipes, Upipes, Heatshields, and more! There’s an entire line of COBB exhaust modification for your Subaru WRX or WRX STI.Exhaust
Looking for an effective solution to eliminate inconsistent power delivery from your Subaru WRX or WRX STI? Look no further than the COBB Tuning Front Mount Intercooler. The factory top mount intercooler can easily be over worked and overheated due to its size and location. Thus, the intake air temperatures rise causing a loss in power. Replace your factory intercooler with the COBB Tuning Front Mount Intercooler to ensure that your engine is receiving the coolest possible air, giving you more power!Intercooler