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Old 01-30-2012, 02:35 AM   #1
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To start with, my car is a 2003 WRX wagon
mods so far, AEM short ram intake, HKS BOV, Megan racing header with catless uppipe, Megan racing catless downpipe, Spec-D 3" cat-back exhaust, TEIN street basis coilovers, Whiteline 22mm sway bars.

I am now trying to figure out which way I should go for tuning. I have in the past used Systems such as the Electromotive TEC3R, TurboXS DTEC FC/BC, and Apexi SAFC. I used these setups on cars that were built for racing only and I had the money to afford them at that time. I now see the Cobb AcessPORT and I like the price, I'm just confused at how versatile it is. It seems to me that it comes with pre-programmed maps designed for a very specific set of engine mods. It also seems like if you venture outside of the preset mod specs, such as with an aftermarket intake, you now need to purchase a custom map set. Can adjustments be made with the AcessPORT by myself without purchasing new maps or having it pro-tuned?
If not, then maybe I should be looking more into the UTEC. This car is not going to be used for racing, I just like to get that last drop of power out of whatever I drive. With the economy how it is I'm just being a bit stingy on parts and I like the price point of the AcessPORT, I'm just not sure it would suit me to well.

Any help on this is greatly appreciated.
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Old 01-30-2012, 10:23 AM   #2
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So with all these mods and no tune you are looking for problems. But you will need a pro tune and you can get this with a Cobb AP. You will need to go to a Cobb tuning shop and have them make you a tune. You can't make changes to a Cobb map unless you buy the Pro Tune software.

Good luck.
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Old 01-30-2012, 11:59 AM   #3
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To start with, my car is a 2003 WRX wagon
mods so far, AEM short ram intake, HKS BOV, Megan racing header with catless uppipe, Megan racing catless downpipe, Spec-D 3" cat-back exhaust, TEIN street basis coilovers, Whiteline 22mm sway bars.

I am now trying to figure out which way I should go for tuning. I have in the past used Systems such as the Electromotive TEC3R, TurboXS DTEC FC/BC, and Apexi SAFC. I used these setups on cars that were built for racing only and I had the money to afford them at that time. I now see the Cobb AcessPORT and I like the price, I'm just confused at how versatile it is. It seems to me that it comes with pre-programmed maps designed for a very specific set of engine mods. It also seems like if you venture outside of the preset mod specs, such as with an aftermarket intake, you now need to purchase a custom map set. Can adjustments be made with the AcessPORT by myself without purchasing new maps or having it pro-tuned?
If not, then maybe I should be looking more into the UTEC. This car is not going to be used for racing, I just like to get that last drop of power out of whatever I drive. With the economy how it is I'm just being a bit stingy on parts and I like the price point of the AcessPORT, I'm just not sure it would suit me to well.

Any help on this is greatly appreciated.
As mentioned, you can get a custom tune via a Cobb protuner with the AccessPORT. Additionally, if you are purchasing a v2 AccessPORT (i.e. the current version of the AccessPORT), you can download a free copy of AccessTUNER Race software to tune yourself (if you are experienced with tuning and feel comfortable doing so). You will be able to open and modify any of our off-the-shelf maps for your vehicle in your copy of AccessTUNER Race:
http://accessecu.com/register/cobb.php

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Old 01-30-2012, 12:10 PM   #4
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That is exactly what I was looking for! I just needed the ability to create maps myself vs. having to find a certified tuner. I will go pick up an accessport today. Thank you all for your help.
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Old 01-31-2012, 03:30 PM   #5
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I just picked up the Accessport yesterday from A1 Motorsports in Cerritos CA. And downloaded the race program from Cobbs website. So far I really like how this works. I've got the car running quite well in a very short amount of time. A little more tuning time and I'll be right on the money. Thank you to everyone that helped out here. This seems to be money well spent.
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