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THE COBB INSIDER #7


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

VOLKSWAGEN UPDATES : NEW OTS MAPS, TABLE AND MONITOR CHANGES

Our Volkswagen team has been working on map, firmware, and software updates for currently supported 2010-2014 Volkswagen GTIs. Most notable for end users will be new (v103) Off The Shelf Maps, added monitors, and minor updates to our Accesstuner software.

 

FORD FOCUS RS ACCESSPORT AVAILABLE NOW!

You heard right! As Cody mentioned, support for the Ford Focus RS is now available! This includes the Accessport with Stage 1 maps, COBB High Flow Air Filter, COBB Shift Knob, and COBB Rear Motor Mount.

 

NISSAN GT-R JULY UPDATES

July 2016 marks the release of a mini-update for the GT-R platform. New vehicle support has been added, some bug fixes have been addressed, and a new ROM is now available for the 09 USDM GT-R that includes a Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) adjustment.

 

BASELINE DYNO PULLS : 2017 PORSCHE 718 BOXSTER S

Porsche recently released it’s newest iteration of the Cayman/Boxster line, dubbed the 718. A major change from the previous 981 chassis cars is the introduction of turbocharged power plants.

 

SUBARU BPV ADAPTERS & INTERCOOLER PIPING, VOLKSWAGEN COBB KNOB & BOOST TAP

We are proud to announce some exciting new parts for supported Subarus and Volkswagens!

 

FORD UPDATES: V400 MAPS AND COBB CUSTOM FEATURES

You may have noticed it’s been a couple of months since our last Ford release. Fear not. We haven’t forgotten about your Focus ST, Fiesta ST, or Mustang EcoBoost! In fact, our engineering team has been hard at work to complete a monumental release. This release includes new Off The Shelf maps and new custom features for all supported Fords!

 

FORD – COBB TRACTION CONTROL

The Mustang EcoBoost, Fiesta ST, and Focus ST are all torque monsters from the factory. Take one in stock form, slap on any of the slew of aftermarket parts available, and your EcoBeast becomes even more savage. But no matter how much power your car can make, it’s worthless if it doesn’t get to the ground. That’s where COBB Traction Control comes in.

 

ACCESSTUNER UPDATES : WHERE DID ATR GO!?

We recognize that the Accesstuner Race software has been a big part of what makes COBB Accessport tuning solutions so powerful and user friendly for the communities we support. Many have come to rely on this software to help them make small changes to COBB Off The Shelf map files to customize features like launch control, flat foot shifting, or to adjust MAF scaling.

 

FORD FOCUS RS POWER GAINS AND DEVELOPMENT

Our engineering team learned a lot with their time on the RS in England. After more time on our dyno here at COBB they were able to come up with a safe and reliable Stage1 calibration that still offers some healthy power gains. The below will be similar to the released Stage 1 Off The Shelf map that will come on the Accessport!

 

EVENT RECAP – WICKED BIG MEET 2016

Wicked Big Meet 2016 marked the largest Subaru enthusiast festival ever. Every year, thousands of Subie owners gather together at Stafford Motor Speedway in Stafford Springs, Connecticut to enjoy camaraderie, an All Subaru Autocross and Car Show, over 60 vendors offering killer event pricing, a raffle that gets more impressive every year, and activities for the whole family to enjoy.

 

PIKES PEAK HOSTS ACCESSPORT TUNED FORD MUSTANG ECOBOOST

The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is an annual event where maniacal motor heads race against the clock up a mountain. The long standing event will celebrate its 100th anniversary this weekend making it the second oldest race in the US. Skillful drivers ascend nearly a mile of elevation over the circuit’s 12.42 miles and 156 turns.

 

NEW SUBARU PRODUCTS – 2008-2014 WRX FMIC KIT, 2015+ WRX/STI LICENSE PLATE DELETE, REPLACEMENT AIR FILTER

New Subaru products for June 2016 include a 2015+ WRX/STI License Plate Delete and a Front Mount Intercooler Kit for the 2008-2014 Subaru WRX. Also available are the all new 710 Series Oil Cap and 1.3Bar Radiator Cap!

 

ACCESSPORT TUNED FOCUS ST LAYS DOWN 530WHP/500WTQ

This customer’s goal was to have a car that behaves like stock when needed and rips up pavement when wanted. Utilizing the COBB Accessport and Accesstuner software, this 2015 Ford Focus ST layed down 533whp/508wtq.

 

COBB 20G POWERED STI TAKES CLASS WIN AT IMPORT FACE OFF

We want to extend a congratulations to Darius W. for taking the victory at Import Face Off this past weekend in Joliet, IL. A fastest pass of 10.9 @ 123.8mph was good enough to take the win for the Forced Induction Sport class.

 

NISSAN GT-R MAY UPDATES

The month of May marks a new release for the GT-R platform. We’ve made some improvements and added new vehicle support.

 

2015 SEMA FORD FOCUS ST X FOCUS BIKES

Get out. Rip the pavement. Attack the trail. We wake up thinking how we can hit that perfect apex, tires and suspension rumbling over the road markers. We brush our teeth envisioning the sound of perfect dirt crunching under bike tires. We hum engine noises running to meetings. Our feet bounce in anticipation of smashing pedals. If you ain’t first, you’re last.

 

UPDATING YOUR ACCESSPORT

With all the updates of late, we wanted to remind everyone just how easy it is to update your Accessport Firmware or map files (or both!) to enjoy new features or calibration changes! The first step is to download and install Accessport Manager on your Mac or PC

 

HILL COUNTRY REGION PCA – PORSCHE TECH SESSION

Saturday, July 16th, COBB Tuning Headquarters in Austin, TX will play host to the Hill Country Region of Porsche Club of America for a Porsche-centric Tech Session. Attendees will get an up-close view of the 991.2 Carrera S, 718 Boxster S, and an on-dyno demonstration of how tuning produces power gains on a 996 Turbo.

 

Catch our LIVE Streaming on Periscope!

Have you seen our live streaming on Periscope yet? Get an exclusive, behind the scenes look at COBB HQ with real-time dyno sessions, employee cars, and upcoming releases. Follow us at periscope.tv/cobbtuning or on Twitter (@cobbtuning) and get notificatied when we’re live with our next broadcast. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, & Youtube

 

The COBB One-Stop-Shop

 
Subaru One Stop Shop

We’re excited to bring you a collection of complementary, non-COBB products and packages available for purchase. New products and upgrades from brakes and suspension, to maintenance, appearance and more. Our goal? To become your single source for everything your car needs! With trusted brands such as Whiteline, Eibach and Stoptech, you won’t have to worry about quality, fitment or performance as each product is hand-picked by COBB to ensure they meet our exact standards. We will continue to roll-out new products monthly, so stay posted to www.cobbtuning.com for the latest updates.

 

COBB SUPPORT

NEED HELP WITH YOUR DIY PROJECT? – COBB KNOWS!
 

Check out our knowledge base at www.cobbtuning.com/support for more details on all things COBB! We're also here for troubleshooting tips, upgrade path advice, and can help with any other questions at support@cobbtuning.com or give us a call at 866-922-3059!

 

WRITE A REVIEW

If you simply love a product and the results you got from us lately, let everyone know! We pride ourselves on our high quality products and letting our fans spread the good word of COBB! Writing a review is easy and only takes a few minutes. If for any reason you were not completely satisfied or if we did not exceed your expectations, please contact us HERE and let us know!

 

COBB SHOPS

COBB Tuning has retail and service facilities located in Plano TX, Portland OR (Surgeline), and Fountain Valley CA (Socal). Our corporate headquarters is located in Austin, TX.

At COBB Tuning you will have access to calibrators and engineers that play critical roles in the design, development and testing of COBB Tuning products. COBB Tuning is THE location to have COBB Tuning products installed and professionally dyno tuned. We specialize in Subaru, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Ford, Porsche and BMW performance model vehicles. Work with our professional staff to take your car to the next level! Click a location below for full information. Our Shops carry most of the products you will find on cobbtuning.com, so check with your local COBB shop to see what we have in stock.

 
COBB Plano
 
COBB Surgeline
 
COBB Socal
 

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.

 
Step 1: Accessport
 
Step 2: Stage Power Package
 
Step 3: Custom Tuning