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Old 06-24-2008, 03:02 PM   #1
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Default Accessport v1 vs v2

I am in the market for a Cobb Accessport and I have noticed that, obviously, the older V.1 model is significantly cheaper than the V.2. Is there really that much of a difference between the two models to merit spending the extra couple hundred bucks? I've seen that they use the same maps and as long as each is compatible with my car, it doesn't seem like there would be much of a difference. However, since I have no experience with either model, I really wouldn't know, so if anyone has an opinion one way or the other, please let me know before I sink hundreds of dollars into this purchase.
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Old 06-24-2008, 03:14 PM   #2
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There are actually a lot of differences between the two, but most of them are pretty subtle.

The maps that they load up are the same (given they are the same version).

The up-load/down-load speed is much faster on the V2 because of the USB cable Vs. the Serial cable. The V2 can display more information than the V1 as well with it's live data capability.

In my oppinion, the biggest difference the two is that the V2 is a lot simpler and safer to use than the V1 because it walks you through the install virtually step by step.

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Old 06-24-2008, 04:16 PM   #3
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v2 is better only b/c it has some other little toys, is smaller, and prettier. As expensive as the damn things are, get a v1 foregoing the "extras" and save some loot. You're talking about $250 - $400 savings. So.... would you pay an extra $300 for 1/4 mi. and 0-60 readings?
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Old 06-24-2008, 08:07 PM   #4
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im definitely gonna get one. after my buddy showed his off to me and what it can do.
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Old 06-25-2008, 03:58 PM   #5
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It depends on your situation and what you have budgeted for an EMS. I don't think the Cobb APv1 can support FFS + LC maps, I could be wrong. If you're that strapped for cash I would look into Opensource if there is a tuner local that will tune it or if you are willing to learn on your own. In all fairness the APv2 is a nice device with added features like reset ecu function, definition of OBD-II codes, live gauges, and a few others. Personally, when I had my AP, once I flashed the map to Stage II I messed around with the features for about a week and then it found itself in the box until I unmarried it. Are the niceties and cool features worth several hundreds? I guess that's what should be determined.
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Old 06-25-2008, 04:11 PM   #6
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im currently tuned on opensource and going to a V1 AP to save loot...

i want to switch maps and my tuner highly recommends the AP over the opensource for ease of tuning and i believe he can tune on the fly also...
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