THE COBB INSIDER #10

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

Introducing the COBB University, or COBB U for short, is a brand new series from COBB aimed at the new automotive enthusiast looking to expand their knowledge and make informed decisions when it comes to modifying their vehicle! Stay tuned for the next 20 weeks as we expound upon many systems of a modern vehicle and display how they work together to achieve an overall experience. New Episodes every Friday. Watch Episodes 1, 2, 3 & 4 below.

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No matter what your goal is, a strong foundation is important to build from. For Episode 1 of COBB U we will begin with a basic overview of how an engine works; from intake to tailpipe.

 
 

Often times the simplest of performance upgrades, ECU Tuning, is overlooked in favor of bolt-on parts. Did you know those simple bolt-on parts may cause more harm than good? In Episode 2 of COBB U we will cover the importance of tuning a vehicle's ECU for each bolt-on modification.

 
 

Beyond ECU Tuning, cars can differ greatly in their ideal modification path. In this episode of COBB U we explore how to determine the best upgrade sequence for your car!

 
 

Intakes are one of the most popular upgrades for almost every car. In this episode of COBB U, we cover components of the intake and how upgraded parts effect airflow to the engine.

 
 
 

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SUBARU 4-BAR MAP SENSOR, FOCUS RS HARD PIPE KIT, FOCUS ST CARBON SCOOP

Our Subaru 4-Bar MAP Sensor offers a robust plug-and-play solution for those looking to run boost levels higher than factory sensors can accurately measure. An Intercooler Hard Pipe Kit is our first product specifically designed for the Focus RS. Finally, a Carbon Fiber Air Scoop for the Focus ST helps to direct air straight into the factory airbox.

 

MAZDA RX-8 ACCESSPORT AND ACCESSTUNER – ONE LAST HURRAH!

The Mazda RX-8 Accessport is nearing the end of it’s support cycle at COBB Tuning. The MAZ-001 Accessport can has only been available for purchase through MazdaManiac and will be available in the same manner until they are sold out. As of February 2017, no additional MAZ-001 V2 Accessports will be built.

 

NEW MAZDASPEED OTS MAPS AND MAZDASPEED ACCESSTUNER IMPROVEMENTS

Our Mazda Experts have been at work in recent months to bring some much needed updates to the Mazdaspeed Accessport, Off The Shelf Maps, and Mazda Accesstuner software. The following updates can be found on Version 3 Accesssports utilizing firmware version 1.7.3.0-13871 or newer. To update your Accessport, connect it to a computer with Accessport Manager installed and follow the steps outlined below.

 

HOW TO DETERMINE IF THE ACCESSPORT WORKS ON YOUR 2012 N55 BMW

The Accessport AP3-BMW-002 is compatible with N55 BMWs through the 2011 model year. Although BMWs up to the 2017 model year are still equipped with the N55 powerplant, unfortunately, they use a different ECU which is not supported by the Accessport. These newer ECUs began with the 2012 model year. This is why the Accessport is not listed as compatible. Now for the exception…

 

PORSCHE MACAN DEVELOPMENT – NEW TABLES, MORE POWER!

Over the past few months our Porsche calibration team here at COBB has spent a great deal of time on the dyno with our shop 2016 Porsche Macan S. In doing this, we have learned a lot about the torque control strategy implemented in the Macan’s ECU. Our calibrators have successfully been able to utilize more of a standard target boost control strategy on the vehicles which in turn allows a significant gain in power along with simplified tuning sessions.

 

2015-2016 (MK7) VOLKSWAGEN GTI ACCESSPORT, STAGE POWER PACKAGES, OTS MAPS!

We are extremely excited to announce the availability of 2015-2016 (Mk7) Volkswagen GTI support! This release includes the Accessport, Accesstuner Pro, and an assortment of bolt-on parts compatible with the 2015-2016 Volkswagen GTI. While some hard parts may physically fit on a 2017 GTI, tuning support is not yet available on the Accessport.

 

NISSAN GT-R JANUARY UPDATES

January marks a quick update for the Nissan GT-R platform. New vehicle support has now been added! 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). Each of these newly supported vehicles include the full suite of Off The Shelf Maps and are supported with the Accesstuner Software. Custom tuning through a Protuner near you is also now available.

 

FORD FOCUS RS – NEW VEHICLE SUPPORT AND COBB CUSTOM FEATURES

This release includes world-wide support for the 2017 Focus RS and the ability to enable/disable the Rear Differential Unit (RDU). Several custom “on the fly” adjustments are also available. These include the ability to change between map slots, change Traction Control settings, adjust driving RPM limit, adjust Flat Foot Shifting RPM limit, and change Launch Control Rev limiter!

 

1000 HORSEPOWER MAZDASPEED3 BY SPEEDP6RFORMANC3

One Thousand Wheel Horsepower. A figure that may get lost in the realm of 2500 HP GT-Rs and Lamborghinis but is still a feat of it’s own. COBB Protuner, Speed Perf6rmanc3, has recently completed a Mazdaspeed3 build that lays down just over 1000 WHP and nearly 700 WTQ. The heart of this build is largely made up of parts that are available for purchase right off the shelf at Speed Perf6rmanc3.

 

SUBARU ANNOUNCES 2018 WRX AND WRX STI!

Earlier this year, Subaru of America unveiled the 2018 WRX and WRX STI with some nice upgrades across the board. While power plants remain the same with the WRX featuring a 268 HP 2.0L direct injected turbocharged BOXER engine and the STI continuing on with the 305 HP 2.5L turbocharged BOXER engine, a slew of upgrades to the suspension, chassis, and interior promise to make these the best performing iterations to date.

 

NEW VOLKSWAGEN MK6 GTI OTS MAPS- STOCK MAF HOUSING INTAKE SUPPORT

Our newest update for the 2010-2014 Volkswagen GTI (Mk6) brings tuning support for additional intake variants. Since releasing the Volkswagen Mk6 GTI Accessport, we have taken note of users’ desire to install alternative intakes and still be able to utilize COBB Off The Shelf Maps. We are excited to now offer Accessport users that ability with the following map files!

 

NISSAN GT-R ACCESSTUNER NOW AVAILABLE

It’s back! After a brief hiatus, we are excited to announce that GT-R 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.

 
 

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THE COBB WAY

 

With over 15 years of Research and Development, COBB Tuning has created Upgrade Paths designed to provide you with everything you will need to go from a bone stock car to a powerful, drivable, daily smile-making machine. Each path is specifically designed to maximize power of the Accessport, Hard Parts and our Off-The-Shelf maps.

 
 
 

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