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Old 03-06-2006, 04:08 AM   #1
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ok so i just ordered the cobb AP and i have been reading some forums about the AP but i am still confused about what to do with it when it comes in. should i have a tuner tune it for me or is this something i can do from home?
i am so confused... someone show me the light!

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Old 03-06-2006, 04:11 AM   #2
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Well if you set it on stage two, that's basically your set up. Minus the BOV. You're gonna have to get a tune to get that thing to help at all.

I love mine. Thinking about getting it tuned after I get my new turbo.

I think for economy mode alone it's worth the money. I get 375-400 miles per tank now. But I do miss the power. Oh well. I'm broke phi BROKE!
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Old 03-06-2006, 04:13 AM   #3
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Old 03-06-2006, 04:23 AM   #4
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x eleventy billion..... why people order something and have NO clue what it is or does is beyond me. i searched forever on the AP before getting mine.
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Old 03-06-2006, 04:57 AM   #5
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its not that i had No clue on what it does...its after the fact that i just needed to be clear on. maybe i should re-phrase that question, do people usually get it tuned by tuners or do they do it themselves? i have been reading on the cobb ap for an hour before i posted this and have been researching forums for the past week about it.
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Old 03-06-2006, 05:00 AM   #6
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they do both. you can have it pro tuned or just leave it w/ an off-the-shelf map.
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Old 03-06-2006, 09:00 AM   #7
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maybe i should re-phrase that question, do people usually get it tuned by tuners or do they do it themselves? i have been reading on the cobb ap for an hour before i posted this and have been researching forums for the past week about it.
You still don't understand what it does. An hour worth of reading and 1 week of research is not really enough if you still can't grasp it. By default with AP alone you cannot tune it yourself (because you'd need the ST software to do that). Initially you could run the OTS maps or you could take it for a ProTune. My suggestion... open the box when it gets there and just take out the manual and read that 3 times over. This post is not meant to upset you... if you rush the install or don't completely understand what you're doing you could be left with a fugged up ECU.
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Old 03-06-2006, 03:48 PM   #8
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AP is on a national backorder
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Old 03-06-2006, 04:25 PM   #9
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As Cobb says, the AP is primarily a map transportation device. A map is the data that the Engine Control Unit (ECU) uses to run your car. You can download a couple dozen different maps for your car from Cobb's web site. Then you can copy up to 10 of them from your computer to the AP. You hook the AP up to your car and flash one of the maps onto your ECU. This is what I did with the Stage 1 map. You only need a protune if there isn't an off the shelf map on Cobb's web site that matches your list of mods.

If you decide to get a protune (depending on the software they use) they can make a map that you can load on your AP. Then you can switch between maps including the one they made for you.
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Old 03-06-2006, 04:33 PM   #10
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AP is on a national backorder
Please say it aint so...

Just ordered mine this weekend
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Old 03-06-2006, 05:23 PM   #11
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So, if you have a BOV, then the stage 2 wont really help you? I have intake, inlethose, headers, uppipe downpipe, exhaust, and i want to be able to use it out of the box for about 2 weeks and then get a protune. So if i need a protune is it worth it to get the AP a all?
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Old 03-06-2006, 08:05 PM   #12
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contact them >>>>Fine Line Imports just got mine from em about 2 weeks ago. and its only 595 shipped second day air. they might have em in stock
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Old 03-06-2006, 08:16 PM   #13
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Please say it aint so...

Just ordered mine this weekend
who did u order it from?
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Old 03-09-2006, 12:27 AM   #14
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the company i am getting it from said it will be a week or 2. plus he is going to give me a deal if i buy the AP from him on a Pro Tune
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Old 03-09-2006, 12:53 AM   #15
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contact them >>>>Fine Line Imports just got mine from em about 2 weeks ago. and its only 595 shipped second day air. they might have em in stock
i ordered from them too, didn;t get the second day air tho fro some reason but ups is saying i should get it on friday, and i ordered it last friday
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i ordered from them too, didn;t get the second day air tho fro some reason but ups is saying i should get it on friday, and i ordered it last friday

did you ask them why? id be a little ticked, seeing as thats what they are advertising.
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