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Old 12-06-2011, 01:49 PM   #1
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Default COBB AP First flash Winter or wait for Spring??

I just purchased a COBB AP. I cant wait to do my initial flash (Stage 1/93), my only mod is a Q300 catback. I live in Chicago and our hellish winter is about to begin. My question is, performance wise, is there any disadvantage to flashing in the winter?? or should I wait until spring??
I dont see why there should be, I was just wondering if anyone has any opinions either way. I dont think the time of year should matter, but im new to subys.

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Old 12-06-2011, 01:55 PM   #2
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Id say its fine for now...If you go beyond to stg2 I would get a pro tune for the colder weather, but stg1 is fine.
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Old 12-06-2011, 01:59 PM   #3
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I've heard people say it's good to really run it around after a map reflash as the car's ECU is learning and a spirited map break in helps learning.

So go for it, but have the car at operating temp when you reflash and then go for a good drive.
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Old 12-06-2011, 07:11 PM   #4
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I just purchased a COBB AP. I cant wait to do my initial flash (Stage 1/93), my only mod is a Q300 catback. I live in Chicago and our hellish winter is about to begin. My question is, performance wise, is there any disadvantage to flashing in the winter?? or should I wait until spring??
I dont see why there should be, I was just wondering if anyone has any opinions either way. I dont think the time of year should matter, but im new to subys.

Thanks again
No need to wait until spring - you can install the AP at any time. The only issue with really cold weather is a greater potential to overboost. This isn't always a problem, but it can occur. You can get some data logs in the cold weather and we can take a look at and see if you need to use one of our low wastegate maps (available for download at cobbtuning.com). Check out our data logging video below.


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I'm looking at getting tuned. 2005 WRX 2.0. I hear tuning needs to be redone for different climates or hat and cold weather. Is this accurate?
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Old 03-14-2012, 06:51 AM   #6
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I'm looking at getting tuned. 2005 WRX 2.0. I hear tuning needs to be redone for different climates or hat and cold weather. Is this accurate?
Meaning..... If this is true does the accessport make any adjustments automatically? I know nothing about tuning.

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Old 03-14-2012, 01:17 PM   #7
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The factory ECU logic has the ability to adjust for varying temperatures and atmospheric conditions. When the car is custom tuned, this same logic stays in place, but because the car has been fine tuned in a certain weather condition, the performance could vary slightly in severely different weather conditions. But using the AccessPORT, you can easily log your car to see how it is performing and send those logs to your tuner if you have any worries.

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