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      01-09-2013, 11:40 PM   #1
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COBB AP installed! So sweet.

Received my COBB AP today, but waited to install it when I got home. Couldn't be simpler. Total install time probably was 10-15 minutes, between it saving the stock map to the AP, and then loading the new map. All I can say is wow! This is how the car should be from the factory. I honestly wondered if my turbo's even worked prior to this. Now, there is no doubt. The car is a 2008 6mt, all stock for now (FBO parts en-route). I installed the linear throttle sport map since I only have access to 92 octane here in Washington. Roads are wet and it is about 40 degrees tonight. Getting on a nice long freeway on-ramp it spun up a bit in second, eased out and shifted to third, laid into the throttle and third started spinning up. Down low the map feels almost OEM, the linear throttle isn't as touchy as the stock throttle. Over about 4k rpm is when you really feel the turbos start to build boost.

Couldn't be happier! Car does do some weird stuff during install, dash warning lights and gongs, which I expected after watching the COBB youtube video. One strange thing is the fan/pump noise you hear when the car wakes up (what is that anyway, sounds like its under the rear passenger side) goes on for almost 5 solid minutes during the install.

Now waiting on my catless DP's, FMIC, charge pipe, BOV, DCI, DP fix, and I'm ready to rock!
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      01-09-2013, 11:54 PM   #2
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Good stuff. I think I am going to switch to Cobb. Will be getting inter cooler and dp's soon too.
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      01-10-2013, 12:00 AM   #3
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Just wait until you get try out the FBO maps lol
Be sure to datalog to be sure evrything is running correctly.
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      01-10-2013, 05:35 AM   #4
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Do you actually need the DP fix with Cobb? If you are running stg 2 you won't get any error codes.

Or is that for an emissions test?
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      01-10-2013, 08:45 AM   #5
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"One strange thing is the fan/pump noise you hear when the car wakes up (what is that anyway, sounds like its under the rear passenger side) goes on for almost 5 solid minutes during the install."

Fuel pump priming?
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      01-10-2013, 08:52 AM   #6
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Do you actually need the DP fix with Cobb? If you are running stg 2 you won't get any error codes.

Or is that for an emissions test?
I dont think that the system will show "readiness" with just the Stg2 flash.
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      01-10-2013, 09:11 AM   #7
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Once you're FBO get some e85 or race gas so you can run the sport/aggressive + mapping, that's where the real fun is. Enjoy your AP!
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      01-10-2013, 09:22 AM   #8
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I have a Procede rev3 installed and haven't gone the FBO route yet but I do plan to. I also have meth kit which I haven't installed.

The E85 maps sound really finicky on the Procede as as far as I know you can only run E85 maps or pump fuel maps and can't interchange them without uploading the alternate maps using a laptop.

I'd get flexfuel but there's no one in Sydney to flash my DME and I don't feel like sending it by airmail to Vishnu...

Can anyone chime in on how a Cobb with FBO and E85 maps can compare to a Procede with FBO and meth?
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I have a Procede rev3 installed and haven't gone the FBO route yet but I do plan to. I also have meth kit which I haven't installed.

The E85 maps sound really finicky on the Procede as as far as I know you can only run E85 maps or pump fuel maps and can't interchange them without uploading the alternate maps using a laptop.

I'd get flexfuel but there's no one in Sydney to flash my DME and I don't feel like sending it by airmail to Vishnu...

Can anyone chime in on how a Cobb with FBO and E85 maps can compare to a Procede with FBO and meth?
I have never tried out procede, but with cobb, intercooler and downpipes on the ots e30 map I was consistently running 12.0-12.1@118-119mph on stock runflats to give you an idea of its power capabilities. Damn, I'm starting to miss my Cobb as my car feels dormant without it lol.
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I dont think that the system will show "readiness" with just the Stg2 flash.
It wont, that is the reason for the DP fix from BMS.
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Once you're FBO get some e85 or race gas so you can run the sport/aggressive + mapping, that's where the real fun is. Enjoy your AP!
I wish. We don't have any E85 stations here in the Vancouver/Portland area. I am not going to spray meth.
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      01-10-2013, 10:20 AM   #11
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You will not get any lights with a stage 2 flash, DP fix is not required.
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      01-10-2013, 10:27 AM   #12
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You will not get any lights with a stage 2 flash, DP fix is not required.
You may not get lights, but you will also not pass OBDII readiness if your state requires it.
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      01-10-2013, 11:04 AM   #13
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I have never tried out procede, but with cobb, intercooler and downpipes on the ots e30 map I was consistently running 12.0-12.1@118-119mph on stock runflats to give you an idea of its power capabilities. Damn, I'm starting to miss my Cobb as my car feels dormant without it lol.
What happened to your cobb?
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      01-10-2013, 11:06 AM   #14
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It wont, that is the reason for the DP fix from BMS.

I wish. We don't have any E85 stations here in the Vancouver/Portland area. I am not going to spray meth.
http://www.neare85.com/

I wouldn't be so sure, I just checked there and apparently there are several in the general area. Granted I have no idea how close they are to you, if it's a 50 mile drive that puts a damper on things.
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http://www.neare85.com/

I wouldn't be so sure, I just checked there and apparently there are several in the general area. Granted I have no idea how close they are to you, if it's a 50 mile drive that puts a damper on things.
Unfortunately, the only two stations listed in Vancouver that sell E85 went out of business 4-5 years ago. The two listed in Portland are small shops that charge about $5/gallon for the stuff.
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You will not get any lights with a stage 2 flash, DP fix is not required.
If you want to pass an OBDII based emissions test its required.
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I take that back. Called "Bob's Automotive" in Portland. They do sell E85 and its currently $3.15/gallon.

So, I assume I have to be FBO before I can run the E85? Also, how much do you guys put in, like 1/3 a tank?
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      01-10-2013, 03:57 PM   #17
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What happened to your cobb?
I sold it for financial reasons. I'll get it again in the near future though.
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      01-10-2013, 04:01 PM   #18
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To run the OTS E85 map don't you have to dilute it down to E30?
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      01-10-2013, 05:09 PM   #19
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I think they call it an E30 map because you run 30% E85 in the tank.
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I think they call it an E30 map because you run 30% E85 in the tank.
After suspension bits time for PIR
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      01-10-2013, 07:27 PM   #21
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Yeah, these cars need a lot of help in the suspension department. I should have done that first, but couldn't resist the allure of cheap power!
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Yeah, these cars need a lot of help in the suspension department. I should have done that first, but couldn't resist the allure of cheap power!
Ha ha I here you man, that's what I'm doing starting with the weakest link the suspension, im glad your liking the Cobb though
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