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Old 04-25-2014, 07:29 PM   #40
DRTiraPiedra
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Originally Posted by Cobb Tuning View Post
Hi all,

Thank you for your interest in our products. We have recently received our in-house 15 WRX for testing and development as well as a 15 STi. On the hard parts side, this means we can finally start looking at what existing parts fit and decide on what new hard parts we will need to develop. On the tuning side, this means we can finally start testing and working towards a release for the Accessport and the Accesstuner tuning software.

The 15 STi engine control unit (ECU) is basically the same hardware as the prior year with some calibration changes, so not a whole lot of mystery there. The calibration changes are more numerous than Subaru's typical year-to-year changes, so we do have to revisit our OTS calibrations to make sure we have the optimal tunes for this year. It is not known if every part of engine hardware is exactly identical to prior STi - that is something we have to determine as we create these new OTS maps (and see how the car responds).

The 15 WRX ECU is all new and significantly different than the prior WRX, obviously due to new motor w/ DI, etc. We are not starting from scratch here, though. We've already cracked the ECU prior to our car's arrival and have done a pretty thorough analysis of its engine code. That said, we have a lot of testing, verification, and additional development to do before an Accessport release becomes a reality (we are always very thorough to make sure we deliver the highest quality product we can).

The 14 FXT has been brought up before. We have also done a pretty thorough analysis of the engine code here as well. The issue with this car is that we have not decided if we are going to support it or not. The problem here is not that there's any obstacle that we have to overcome to tune this car, but whether or not the product will be successful enough to warrant the resources involved. Even after a product is released, there are resources involved in customer support, software/firmware updates, map updates, etc. that continue as long as we still offer the Accessport for that vehicle. So, while we haven't ruled it out, we haven't given it the go-ahead either.

As far as the BRZ, we decided awhile back that this wasn't the right product for us. Again, no obstacle here as far as cracking the ECU, but we did not believe there would be enough return on our investment to pursue support for that car. That doesn't mean that we won't change our minds in the future, but, currently, we do not have any plans to support a tuning solution for the BRZ.

Bill
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