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Old 11-01-2003, 09:16 PM   #1
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Question Can 1 reflash a 02 5spd ecu to 4eat ecu?

Does anyone know if it matters if an ecu was originally for a 5spd, when it is going to be the host for a reflash on a 4eat? Thanks.
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Old 11-01-2003, 11:31 PM   #2
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I'm pretty sure it does, but I'm not sure how the do the reflashes. seems to me that they don't just wipe out what's there and put in a completly new program it's just that they tweek the parts that matter so could it be done yeah maybe, would cobb or some other tuner do it probably not, but all it takes is a phone call or e-mail to find out.
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Old 11-03-2003, 03:39 PM   #3
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Just got word from Cobb. All is good!
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Old 11-03-2003, 06:23 PM   #4
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so you can change between the two? if so that's very cool.
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Old 11-03-2003, 07:08 PM   #5
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Yep. It certainly makes things easier.
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Old 11-03-2003, 07:47 PM   #6
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i wouldn't ask Cobb. try asking ECUtek. Cobb doesn't even know you can take out the speed limiter on the 4EAT with a reflash.

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Old 11-03-2003, 08:58 PM   #7
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i wouldn't ask Cobb. try asking ECUtek. Cobb doesn't even know you can take out the speed limiter on the 4EAT with a reflash.

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I know, thats what they told me. I think that they're process doesn't have a provision for it, and or they want to sell that in another product... AccessTCU. I should probably get a 2nd opinion...
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Old 11-04-2003, 12:13 AM   #8
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I know, thats what they told me. I think that they're process doesn't have a provision for it, and or they want to sell that in another product... AccessTCU. I should probably get a 2nd opinion...
my advice....stay far far away from Cobb. not only are their prices inflated, they're not the uber-knowledgeable shop they are perceived to be.

just my 2c.

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Old 11-04-2003, 01:39 AM   #9
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my advice....stay far far away from Cobb. not only are their prices inflated, they're not the uber-knowledgeable shop they are perceived to be.

just my 2c.

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Dont bash a company without giving some hard facts as to why you feel this way. I would like to hear why you think they arent what other people make them out to be. I have had nothing but good things to say and hear about Cobb, and I think they probably know a little more than you give them credit for.

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Old 11-04-2003, 12:30 PM   #10
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i wouldn't ask Cobb. try asking ECUtek. Cobb doesn't even know you can take out the speed limiter on the 4EAT with a reflash.

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When your big concern is the inability to remove a speed limiter on a car that is limited over 100mph, its makes me glad I don't drive in Illinois.

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Old 11-04-2003, 04:45 PM   #11
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When your big concern is the inability to remove a speed limiter on a car that is limited over 100mph, its makes me glad I don't drive in Illinois.

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it's not a big concern. i brought it up because it pertains to a 4EAT reflash. oh and yes, people in chicago drive fast, so stay on the right lane when you're in town.

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Old 11-04-2003, 04:47 PM   #12
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Dont bash a company without giving some hard facts as to why you feel this way. I would like to hear why you think they arent what other people make them out to be. I have had nothing but good things to say and hear about Cobb, and I think they probably know a little more than you give them credit for.

just my 2c.
you must be new here. feel free to use the search button and learn more about Cobb. you have been warned.
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Old 11-04-2003, 04:57 PM   #13
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it's not a big concern. i brought it up because it pertains to a 4EAT reflash. oh and yes, people in chicago drive fast, so stay on the right lane when you're in town.

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Heh. Don't recall seeing anyone whipping along at 130 while I was there Heh.

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Old 11-04-2003, 05:08 PM   #14
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Heh. Don't recall seeing anyone whipping along at 130 while I was there Heh.

i was being sarcastic.

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Old 11-04-2003, 05:15 PM   #15
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When your big concern is the inability to remove a speed limiter on a car that is limited over 100mph, its makes me glad I don't drive in Illinois.

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Actually, it's 130MPH

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you must be new here. feel free to use the search button and learn more about Cobb. you have been warned.
new to posting but long time reader, I just searched for problems that people have had with Cobb, and I have yet to find any problems that people have had with Cobb's AccessECU. Please I would love to read threads if they are out there. Can you point me to some? But to my knowledge I havent heard one person or read one thing in the past 6 months that have said anything about Cobb being a bad company.
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new to posting but long time reader, I just searched for problems that people have had with Cobb, and I have yet to find any problems that people have had with Cobb's AccessECU. Please I would love to read threads if they are out there. Can you point me to some? But to my knowledge I havent heard one person or read one thing in the past 6 months that have said anything about Cobb being a bad company.
no i haven't heard of anyone specifically having problems with the AccessECU. but it hasn't been out for a while, give it some time.

the problems with Cobb stem from poor delivery of products. Cobb cams. ridiculously overpriced items. overexaggerating the Conebasher. not knowing a reflash can take out the speed limiter.
these are just a few in recent memory that makes Cobb a bad company.

if you had great epxerience with them, then good for you. there are many others who can't say the same. i would still advise thesmokingman to get a second opinion about using a 5MT ecu for a 4EAT car.

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Old 11-06-2003, 04:09 PM   #18
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no i haven't heard of anyone specifically having problems with the AccessECU. but it hasn't been out for a while, give it some time.

the problems with Cobb stem from poor delivery of products. Cobb cams. ridiculously overpriced items. overexaggerating the Conebasher. not knowing a reflash can take out the speed limiter.
these are just a few in recent memory that makes Cobb a bad company.

if you had great epxerience with them, then good for you. there are many others who can't say the same. i would still advise thesmokingman to get a second opinion about using a 5MT ecu for a 4EAT car.

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All noted, but I was specifically speaking of the AccessECU. The posts that you are talking about I have read, but I dont think any company is going to be perfect all the time (And those are pretty BIG things to mess up I understand that). The census that I get from the boards not just NASIOC is that Cobb is a top notch company, and a pretty knowledgable one at that. But I respect your opinion in not recomending them to another and the reasons therin'.
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Old 11-07-2003, 03:55 PM   #19
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I've contacted Cobb about the spd limiter and their answer was that it can not be done or they don't have provisions for it in their product, and that they have another product soon that can remove the limiter.

What does that tell me? Something is funny here, when Jorge in his 4eat has been well over the spd limit in his Ecutek flashed 4eat.

It sounded funny to me then and its sounds funny to me now. Bunot was making a point of that, which I already knew thanks to a lil research. He wasn't bashing, just making a point that highlights a key observation about Cobb. I'm not going share my conclusions or assumptions, but they have been pointed out.

See, the gains can be had by either flash, but what is the kicker for me is the spd limiter defeat and whether I can use a spare ecu or not. If I listened to Cobb, well who knows what boat I'd be in...
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