THE COBB INSIDER #15

Check out the fifteenth issue of The COBB Insider featuring insightful technical data, product releases, and any announcements you may have missed. We are also offering as low as 0% APR financing with Affirm. See details below.

 
 
 

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TROUBLESHOOTING ACCESSPORT COMMUNICATION AND FLASHING ERRORS

Have you ever been stuck on a screen with error messages like these when trying to install your Accessport or change maps? There is a long list of potential reasons why an Accessport may have trouble communicating with a car’s ECU when attempting to complete a flash.

 

VOLKSWAGEN MK7 GOLF R LAUNCH CONTROL AND FLAT FOOT SHIFTING!

COBB Custom Features are finally making their way to Accessport-tuned Volkswagen Mk7 Golf Rs! Late last year we released an update for Mk7 GTI owners using the Accessport for ECU tuning which allowed them to enable Launch Control, Flat Foot Shifting, and Burnout Mode.

 

SUBARU COOLING PACKAGE FOR 2008-2014 WRX AND 2008-2018 STI

One of the biggest side effects of increasing power output out of a combustion engine is the extra heat that comes as a byproduct. This increase is even more evident on turbocharged vehicles. Factory cooling systems (radiator, thermostat, etc.) are designed to address the heat generated by a mechanically stock vehicle and are usually effective enough with basic bolt-on modifications.

 

SWIFT AND SALTY

If you follow the Subaru tuning community or Global Time Attack lately you’re probably aware of the “power couple” of Markos Mylonas and Sally McNulty. They’ve teamed up with the folks at Snail Performance and have been a consistent and competitive presence in the Time Attack Street class for several seasons.

 

DIT WRX/FXT ACN91 MAPS?

Hey, why isn’t there an ACN91 tune for the 2015+ WRX and 2014+ FXT? Great Question! With Subarus using the EJ platform, we’ve always made a variation of each OTS map for 93, 91, and ACN91 octane fuels. We want to make sure to take good care of our west coast homies despite their less than ideal fuel options.

 

THE REVIVAL OF PROJECT FOCUS

Back in 2011 COBB Tuning set out to pave the road for supporting the highly anticipated Ford Focus ST. Support would include tuning the Focus ST’s ECU along with a full line-up of bolt-on hard parts. Since the Focus ST wasn’t yet available, and it was known the vehicles would share a chassis, COBB was able to jump the gun for development by starting with a 2012 Focus SE.

 

MITSUBISHI UPDATES – SST LOGGING AND NEW ECU TABLES

FIRMWARE UPDATES 1.7.3.0-15679. New Transmission Control Module (SST) Data Monitors have been added to the Mitsubishi platform along with other updates and improvements.

 

MITSUBISHI ACCESSTUNER SUPPORT NOW AVAILABLE

It’s back! After a brief hiatus, we are excited to announce that Mitsubishi Accesstuner is now available. Accesstuner is our software package that allows enthusiasts to create custom calibrations for their Accessport-supported vehicle. New for Accesstuner are features such as Map Compare and Table Filtering!

 

2018 FOCUS RS AND FOCUS ST SUPPORT NOW AVAILABLE

Support is now available for the 2018 model year Focus ST and Focus RS! These vehicles now have compatibility with the Accessport, the full line-up of off the shelf maps, and several hard parts.

 

SUBARU ECU TUNING : REALTIME VS REFLASH

One of the most commonly misunderstood details of tuning a Subaru with an Accessport is the difference between “Realtime” and “Reflash” options when changing maps. In order to fully understand the differences I could write a pretty long essay, but we’ll stick to the higher level information today.

 

ACCESSPORT PDK TUNING FOR PORSCHE 997.2 TURBO/TURBO S/CARRERA, AND 987.2 CAYMAN/BOXSTER

The Porsche team here at COBB Tuning is extremely excited to announce the newest development of our Accessport for Porsche product line. PDK Tuning is now available for all currently supported 997.2 and 987.2 vehicles.

 

NISSAN GT-R: BIG SF CARBON FIBER INTAKES, STAGE 3 PACKAGES WITH 1300X INJECTORS AND OFF THE SHELF MAPS

Updates for the GT-R platform include the new Carbon Fiber Big SF Intake System and all new Stage 3 Power Packages with 1300x injectors with Off The Shelf Maps!

 

NEW FOCUS ST/RS CARBON FIBER INTAKE AND STAGE1+ PACKAGES

It’s the Holiday Season, so everyone can probably use a little extra fiber in their diet after Granny’s cooking, right? Well, how about some extra fiber in your car? Time to “free up that flow”, because the new Focus RS and Focus ST Carbon Fiber Intakes are out now!

 

MK6 GTI ACCESSPORT FIRMWARE UPDATE – DATA LOGGING/MONITORING IMPROVEMENTS

Mk6 GTI Accessport users have been, unfortunately, experiencing an issue which caused their Accessport’s firmware to crash out of the Gauges screen and back to the main menu unexpectedly. We are happy to announce that this issue has been resolved in firmware versions 1.7.3.0-15553 and newer!

 

LAUNCH CONTROL AND FLAT FOOT SHIFTING FOR USDM MK7 GTI

The COBB Custom Feature set is expanding for VW! We are excited to announce the immediate availability of Launch Control, Burnout Mode, and Flat Foot Shifting for supported USDM Mk7 GTIs! The updates below are now available for Mk7 GTI Accessport users via a free firmware update.

 

MAP NOTES – TECH SUPPORT FOR YOURSELF

Long long ago…in 2011…a huge dork sat on his couch holding a shiny blue box containing a small silver plastic thing, with a small screen, and some buttons that looked like little black kidneys for some reason…AND THE POTENTIAL FOR UNLIMITED POWER!!!!

 
 

MILITARY DISCOUNT

COBB Tuning salutes both active and veteran U.S. military personnel by offering 15% off a single purchase at cobbtuning.com! Verify your details with our partner SheerID below and once verified, you will receive a unique, single-use coupon. This 15% discount cannot be stacked onto any existing promotional discounts offered and the greater discount will be applied. Through 2017 Military Customers can generate a new coupon at any time with no 30 day limit

 
 
 

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