THE COBB INSIDER #11

Check out the eleventh issue of The COBB Insider featuring insightful technical data, product releases, and any announcements you may have missed.

In the COBB Insider #10, we introduced you to the first 5 episodes of COBB U. Now you can watch Episodes 5-10 below.

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In this episode of COBB U we will cover the key components of boost control on modern turbocharged vehicles. From the turbo inlet hose to the wastegate actuator, each part plays a vital role to keep boost pressure in check.

 
 

In this episode of COBB U we will explore Intercoolers and Bypass Valves covering different types, how they work, and specific setups to watch out for.

 
 

In this episode of COBB U we cover the ins and outs of fuel delivery. We will cover common components of an electronic fuel injection system, cover the differences between returned and returnless systems, and explain how direct injection systems differ from port injection.

 
 

After covering how both air and fuel enters the engine, we will now look at how those ingredients combine to create power. This episode of COBB U explains the combustion cycle in modern fuel injected engines.

 
 

This episode is the end of our journey through the engine. Appropriately, we're finishing it off with the exhaust system. Episode 9 of COBB U breaks down components of an exhaust system and explains the benefits along with potential draw backs of upgrading certain parts.

 
 

In Episode 10 of COBB U we cover the importance of maintaining parts compatibility with a tune. While some modifications, such as a cat-back exhaust, can be changed without the need to make tuning adjustments, most intake and fueling system changes do require appropriate tuning.

 
 

NEW COBB APPAREL:

 

Come and Tune It Shirt

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Price: $20

 

Dickies Work Shirt with Patch

Product Code: CO-DICKIES-PATCH-RED
Price: $50

 

New COBB Caps!

Shield your face from those dang UV rays this summer with a stylish COBB Hat!

 

4" Embroidered Patch

Product Code: CO-PATCH-BLACK
Price: $5

 

COBB BLOG POSTS:

 

INTRO TO DETAILING – WATERLESS WASH

Spring is in the air! With it comes car show season. Many of us are finishing up the last of our winter projects and preparing to debut our re-vamped pride and joy at a local Cars and Coffee or other enthusiast gathering. Often times we focus primarily on performance upgrades and simple maintenance and vehicle care is overlooked. Fear not! We have partnered with Dr. Beasley’s to put together a short series on maintaining your vehicle’s paint. In this first video, Charles demonstrates a simple waterless wash method that can be done, mess-free, in the comfort of your garage!

 

BUYING A USED ACCESSPORT

Most of us would probably have a 10 second (or faster?) car if we could. Most of us also have the same hurdle when it comes to reaching that or any other car goal that requires modifications. It usually comes down to money. In an effort to stretch the car budget a little further, it’s common to check out the used market. With hard parts, it’s pretty straight forward. However, with an Accessport, it’s not uncommon to see people that were trying to save a buck end up spending a lot more than they should have. The following is a basic guide that includes the things to consider when buying a used Accessport.

 

NEW COBB 1050X INJECTORS FOR SUBARU AND NISSAN GT-R

The old COBB 1000cc injectors have been replaced with the new COBB 1050X Injectors which are the latest iteration in port fuel injector technology. They are capable of increased fuel flow while maintaining stock idle and driveability with proper tuning.

 

NEW AND IMPROVED BMW CHARGE PIPES FOR THE N54 AND N55

The BMW N54 & N55 Charge Pipes have been redesigned. The charge pipes now feature a wrinkle black powder coat finish and an improved design with increased clearances making for an easier install.

 

FORD FOCUS ST LIMITED EDITION CARBON FIBER INTAKE NOW AVAILABLE

The COBB Ford Limited Edition Focus ST Carbon Intake with Air Scoop is a great way to dress up your engine bay and increase performance. Included is an oiled dual cone filter to increase airflow and amplify that great turbo sound. The piping to the turbo is replaced with carbon fiber tubing to maximize air flow while custom silicone couplers ensure a perfect OEM-like fitment. Also included is a carbon fiber scoop to direct airflow from the front grill to the intake airbox. Both parts are made from real Carbon Fiber and reinforced with fiber glass which make for a strong yet lightweight component.

 

NISSAN GT-R APRIL UPDATES

April marks a quick update for the Nissan GT-R platform. New vehicle support has now been added! Support has now been added for the 2014 JDM (Japanese Domestic Market), Nismo Nissan GT-R 2016 SADM (South African Domestic Market), Nissan GT-R 2017 USDM (United States Domestic Market), Nismo Nissan GT-R 2016 EDM (European Domestic Market), Nismo Nissan GT-R 2016 GS (Gulf Spec) Nismo Nissan GT-R. Compatible Accessports include the AP3-NIS-007 and AP3-NIS-008 part numbers. As with previous model years these Accessports support, the difference is that the 008 part number has the ability to re-flash the Transmission Control Module (TCM).

 

FORD ACCESSTUNER SUPPORT NOW AVAILABLE

It’s back! After a brief hiatus, we are excited to announce that Ford 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! Previously, features like these were limited to our Accesstuner Pro software used by approved COBB Protuners. For a complete list of features, please visit the Ford Accesstuner product page or the following Accesstuner Support Pages.

 

MACH V MOTORSPORTS’ FOCUS RS

Check out Gears and Gasoline‘s latest video with Dan of Mach V Motorsports and an in depth look at their shop Ford Focus RS. The Mach V RS sports a COBB Hard Pipe Kit and is Protuned with the COBB Accessport. This car is a testament to the potency of Ford’s 2.3 liter, producing 335 whp and 394 ft/lbs of torque with only an ECU tune and intercooler pipes, loaded onto Cobb’s AccessPort V3. We’re stoked to see what parts are coming for the RS in the future! Keep an eye out for more of our features on Cobb tuned cars.

 

TX2K17 WRAP UP

Every March, some of the fastest street cars in the Nation descend upon Baytown, Texas for TX2k. The two main features of TX2k are Roll Racing and 1/4 Mile Drag Racing, both taking place on the drag strip at Royal Purple Raceway. What started out as Supra Nationals in 1999 has grown into a 4-day enthusiast gathering with gross amounts of horsepower on display. At TX2k, you are likely to see anything from a Honda Civic to Twin Turbo Lamborghinis competing against each other in search of a TX2k crown.

 

HIGHEST HORSEPOWER STOCK ECU SUBARU OF ALL TIME

The guys at Prime Motoring and IAG Performance continue to push the limits of Subaru performance. Yesterday, Jr’s personal car (of JR Tuned) layed down a staggering 1285whp and 950wtq at ~62PSI! As far as we know, this is the highest horsepower Subaru utilizing the factory ECU. The car makes 1000whp by 6100rpm and holds 1200whp all the way past 8500rpm with peak power hitting at 7200rpm. 60psi is made by 6000rpm, 30psi is made at 5400rpm.

 

2017 SUBARU FORESTER XT SUPPORT

The COBB Accessport now supports the 2017 Subaru Forester XT! A simple firmware update to the already available SUB-004 Accessport will add compatibility for Subaru’s current model year SUV. CLICK HERE for a firmware update how-to. Similar to previous model year support, Off The Shelf Maps are limited to Stage 1 for either 91 or 93 octane fuel. Additional information regarding Off The Shelf maps can be found on the Map Notes Page.

 

2016+ FORD FIESTA ST INTAKE NOW AVAILABLE

The COBB Intake for the Fiesta ST takes a great airbox design and makes it even better! We improved upon the factory airbox ram air ducting by including an oiled cone filter to increase airflow and to hear that great turbo sound. The constrained piping to the turbo is replaced with 3″ molded plastic tubing to maximize air flow while custom silicone couplers ensure a perfect OEM-like fitment. Cap it off with a COBB airbox lid that seals perfectly with the factory lower intake box.

 

NISSAN GT-R – UPCOMING RELEASE PREVIEW

Our GT-R team has been working on feature enhancements and has added some new stuff to go along with it! As outlined in the video, the main benefits coming down the pipeline are Bank balancing via the Accessport, Rescalable clutch torque table, Large injector characterization tables, Updated Boost off the line (BOTL), COBB Staging Control (Feature first for the GT-R platform)

 

VOLKSWAGEN UPDATES – 2017 GTI (MK7) SUPPORT NOW AVAILABLE

The COBB Accessport and Accesstuner Pro software are now compatible with the 2017 Volkswagen GTI. Owners can now enjoy all of the parts and features they’ve come to expect from COBB Tuning including the Accessport, Stage Power Packages, and Off The Shelf Maps.