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Old 01-10-2006, 10:19 PM   #1
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What do people recommend, Ecutek or Cobb? Pros and cons please and a lil info about your car would help.
im thinking, what if i throw on a bigger top mount, or get colder plugs, modded injectors, pump, pulley, after my first tune or map, does the AP or Ecutek automatically adjust? if i go AP or Ecutek , can i turn up or down boost with MBC after tune??
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Old 01-10-2006, 10:24 PM   #2
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Either solution, when professionally tuned, will get you equal power. Cobb adds the convinence of easy map switching and better resale value.

1) No, they wont adjust to that degree. You make changes like TMIC, injectors, etc, you will need to get returned, with either solution.

2) No. Its not safe, because your fueling isn't right. But, with the AP, you coudl have a high boost and low boost map.
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Old 01-10-2006, 10:37 PM   #3
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It's not that his fueling will be off- fueling is calculated by the MAF sensor, so it will always be consistent.

By using an MBC, he could (in theory)
- max out the injectors and start running lean if he adds too much boost
- if the maps aren't scaled properly, he could run off the end of the map and not get the correct timing
- not allow the ecu to make the proper compensations for boost levels for temp/humidity/altitude, etc

If you have different boost maps in the ECU, you at least don't circumvent the ECU's ability to adjust boost levels. The first two conditions, you could probably tune for, but again, you have a liability there- when it gets colder, you get air that is more dense. You need to make sure the maps will accomodate the additional air since 18 psi of 20 degree air is different from 18psi of 80 degree air.

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i am in connecticut and it gets cold up here, like -10 some nights, ecutek tune from a local shop will be my best bet? i can always custom tune AP correct??
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Ecutek and Cobb Protune require the tuner to own their proper software. I'd check around locally to see what your tuners have.

If both are available, Cobb is probably a better buy. Yes, it can be professionally tuned. No additional cost beyond the tuner's own fee is needed.
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cool..thanks..im thinking im going with the cobb being it seems to be cheaper. and holds diff maps
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