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      02-21-2011, 07:46 AM   #309
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Anyone running stage 1 on cattless DPs and exhaust? Exhaust and DPs arrive next week and I hate to have to wait...

I ask because I though I remember reading somewhere that the cobb was causing overboost issues in the subarus with DPs...
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I just read all 16 pages of this thread and nobody has mentioned a GROUP-BUY in a while, so let me be that guy. How about a group buy?

Also, nobody from Cobb ever explained why the BMW unit costs 50% more than the Subaru unit.

How many units have been returned so far? If you decide to sell those "used" units for $600, please let me know.
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How many units have been returned so far? If you decide to sell those "used" units for $600, please let me know.
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How much more than a Subaru does a 135i cost?

I think your choices are sell your car and get a Subaru or settle for a JB3.

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I just read all 16 pages of this thread and nobody has mentioned a GROUP-BUY in a while, so let me be that guy. How about a group buy?

Also, nobody from Cobb ever explained why the BMW unit costs 50% more than the Subaru unit. Throw together a couple of sentences of BS please. That price difference is the only thing holding me back right now.

How many units have been returned so far? If you decide to sell those "used" units for $600, please let me know.
To me, for what you get it still seems like a reasonable price. Maybe because I'm coming from an Audi where things were already expensive. Seems like for what you get out of a flash you can't really beat it. I got this instead of the GIAC because of the flexibility to install/uninstall yourself (beats paying a shop for their labor), updated tunes (which are easily downloadable), specific tunes down the road for your current setup (once the AccessTuner Pro comes out), and the option to resell when your done with it. It only seems that once this gets out there to the public the options will be endless. Just my thoughts when deciding to go this route.

I hate to say it, but if you can afford this car and your parents didn't buy it for you, you should be able to afford it. This is a pretty minor upgrade in comparison to the rest of what you can do and for some of the biggest gains. With just this tune I was able to hold and slightly pull on a new M3 on the freeway, that's pretty good for just a tune. I'm sure it also has to do with the fact that they seem to just be jumping into the BMW side of things. That to me seems like they have to put in a ton more work in figuring these cars out in comparison to what they are more use to dealing with. Maybe I'm wrong.
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Can anyone comment on the reliability or increased wear and tear after this tune? Should I just expect things to break or wear a lot faster with this added stress?
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      02-23-2011, 11:08 AM   #315
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Can anyone comment on the reliability or increased wear and tear after this tune? Should I just expect things to break or wear a lot faster with this added stress?
I think your best bet is to research the Subaru forum on this product and see from there. Its way too new to analyze if there are any long term effects but if its similiar to the Subaru outcome, I think everyone will be pretty happy!
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      02-23-2011, 11:17 AM   #316
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I think your best bet is to research the Subaru forum on this product and see from there. Its way too new to analyze if there are any long term effects but if its similiar to the Subaru outcome, I think everyone will be pretty happy!
Wouldn't be too accurate because subaru and bmw are totally different cars...I'm in for a group buy also if COBB decides to do one.
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How much more than a Subaru does a 135i cost?
I perused subaru.com and found base prices for the STI @ $34k and the LIMITED @ $37k...which is comparable to the 135i, if I'm not mistaken.

Right now I'd buy it for $600. Once there is sufficient feedback from people who track their cars showing no problems with overheating, etc...then I might plop down $900.

On that note, has anyone tracked with these reflashes? Any issues? Remarks?
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Wouldn't be too accurate because subaru and bmw are totally different cars...I'm in for a group buy also if COBB decides to do one.
You know what you are right... so to answer question, WE DONT KNOW!
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      02-23-2011, 11:31 AM   #319
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To me, for what you get it still seems like a reasonable price. Maybe because I'm coming from an Audi where things were already expensive. Seems like for what you get out of a flash you can't really beat it. I got this instead of the GIAC because of the flexibility to install/uninstall yourself (beats paying a shop for their labor), updated tunes (which are easily downloadable), specific tunes down the road for your current setup (once the AccessTuner Pro comes out), and the option to resell when your done with it. It only seems that once this gets out there to the public the options will be endless. Just my thoughts when deciding to go this route.

I hate to say it, but if you can afford this car and your parents didn't buy it for you, you should be able to afford it. This is a pretty minor upgrade in comparison to the rest of what you can do and for some of the biggest gains. With just this tune I was able to hold and slightly pull on a new M3 on the freeway, that's pretty good for just a tune. I'm sure it also has to do with the fact that they seem to just be jumping into the BMW side of things. That to me seems like they have to put in a ton more work in figuring these cars out in comparison to what they are more use to dealing with. Maybe I'm wrong.
While i'd like to agree with you, as I would never deal with this car without A tune. However, that being said we're driving a 24-40k car (with lots of 08s on the market now) that's accord, camry, suv, truck prices. Many people here are financed and budgeted and don't have 900 to just pay out at 1 time.

For those people they can budget and save up for a flash that is easy to move in and out of car and can be sold when you sell the car (unlike say the ess i was looking at for my z4m - flash programmer, but locked to your car), and not have to get under the hood. Cobb is a 'premium' tune, so pay for it. Want to save, jb+, Jb4 pin out/pnp, procede can get you there for less but require you to get under the hood. I personally sold my jb4 for the ease of the cobb.

This isn't the m5/m6 forum where people should have disposable income to afford those cars, this is the entry level (and a good one at that). I can recall the days i was broke and would have to think about what mod, when, best price, and then budget accordingly. Now I still look for best price and product, but don't have to wait.
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      02-23-2011, 05:37 PM   #320
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N55 ? And please cobb support gulf spec cars !
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N55 ? And please cobb support gulf spec cars !
N55 released 2 weeks ago, you didnt hear?
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      02-24-2011, 04:53 PM   #324
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HUUUUGGEE issue...Need help form the COBB experts and people who have it installed.

When I was driving today using the live Data monitoring system, I saw that the "boost" category had a high of 20.8 PSI! I didnt even take it to the red line...maybe like 6500 max.

Does this mean the the stage 1 (93 oct) tune brings our tiny turbos to 20+ psi????

Because if it does....how has nobody blown a turbo yet????
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HUUUUGGEE issue...Need help form the COBB experts and people who have it installed.

When I was driving today using the live Data monitoring system, I saw that the "boost" category had a high of 20.8 PSI! I didnt even take it to the red line...maybe like 6500 max.

Does this mean the the stage 1 (93 oct) tune brings our tiny turbos to 20+ psi????

Because if it does....how has nobody blown a turbo yet????
I'm pretty sure i saw somewhere that it reads that high of boost between shifts in the steptronic trans but i could be wrong. The tune definitely does not have a 20psi spike.
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HUUUUGGEE issue...Need help form the COBB experts and people who have it installed.

When I was driving today using the live Data monitoring system, I saw that the "boost" category had a high of 20.8 PSI! I didnt even take it to the red line...maybe like 6500 max.

Does this mean the the stage 1 (93 oct) tune brings our tiny turbos to 20+ psi????

Because if it does....how has nobody blown a turbo yet????

I saw the same boost number as you did. I am pretty sure that the spike is between gear shifts. See this post: http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=482419
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i have a manual trans ...but this makes a lot of sense!
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i have a manual trans ...but this makes a lot of sense!
I also have a manual.

When you are data logging boost, look at the psi when you are in gear. My guess is that you won't see anything higher than 14 to 15. The boost will jump when you are at WOT and then shift.
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Most likely a shift spike as others have suggested. You can always confirm this by enabling data logging for a few pulls then reviewing the data on your computer. A data logging tutorial can be found @ http://accessecu.com/cobbtuningweb/p...o/datalog.html.
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