2022 Subaru WRX Accessport Now Available!

Subaru’s 2022 WRX has been a hot topic as of recent, mainly due to aesthetic choices that seem to be quite polarizing. After finally having a chance to see the cars in person and then living with and working on them for the past seven months, the looks have definitely grown on us.  More importantly, we truly feel this is the best WRX Subaru has offered in the United States to date.  The improvements to the chassis coupled with the all new (for the WRX, anyways) 2.4L DIT motor make for a very competent package.

Today, we are very excited to announce the availability of the Accessport for the USDM 2022 Subaru WRX 6MT.  This support will consist of the Accessport with its core functionality – including gauge monitoring and data logging, performance metrics, trouble code read and reset, and Stage 1 Off The Shelf (OTS) Maps for 91 and 93 octane fuel.  Our Accesstuner Pro tuning software for Authorized Protuners will be made available in the next 30-60 days and allow for custom calibrations beyond Stage 1 OTS coverage.

Support for 2022 WRX trims, including the GT, equipped with Subaru’s new CVT transmission dubbed “SPT” will require additional efforts and will hopefully come in the future.  While the ECU can easily be supported in those cars, increasing power has proven to not pair well with the factory transmission logic/tuning.

CARB EO is pending for the Stage 1 OTS calibrations.  We hope to receive EO coverage in the coming weeks and will at that time be able to ship Accessports into the state of California.

Accessport Tuning

Introducing the Accessport for your 2022 Subaru WRX 6MT.  The Accessport is the world’s best selling tuning solution for Subaru and we are so excited to kick off tuning for Subaru’s best WRX to date.  The Accessport will currently ship with two performance maps for either 91 or 93 octane fuel, a Stage0 map which mimics factory calibration data, an economy map, and anti-theft map.  Flash time for all maps is under 6 minutes.

Included OTS Maps

  • Stage0
  • Stage1 91
  • Stage1 93
  • Stage1 Economy Mode
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft Mode

Engine Safety

Beyond increasing power, we have also implemented a couple of safety measures utilizing factory logic and tables in an effort to maintain or even increase reliability.

In situations where Oil Temperature is above 250* F, maximum power will be reduced to attempt to mitigate engine damage from excessively-high oil temperatures. Power will be restored once Oil Temperature falls to 248* F or below. This level of heat should not be a concern during normal street operation but may come into play during extremely high ambient temperature operation or if using the vehicle in a motorsports environment.

The factory intake temp vs. boost compensation is also fairly conservative on the cold side (IE, removes a lot of boost as intake temperature decreases) and fairly aggressive on the warm side (IE, does not remove much boost as intake temperature increases).  Our Stage 1 performance calibrations will not be as active in cold scenarios, but more active as heat increases.  This should help make the car feel better in “boost weather” as boost targets would not decrease as much as it would stock when temps drop.  On the flip, with a slightly more aggressive approach, we hope to mitigate risk when heat is at its worst.

Power Gains

Enough about that, on to the numbers!  Below you will see power output of both Stage1 91 and Stage1 93 when compared to stock.  Increased power under the curve is substantial for both 91 and 93 octane variants of the Stage 1 calibration.   Peak increases are found where the motor makes it’s maximum output for torque or horsepower.  Max increases represent the single largest delta between stock and tuned. Average increases  represent the overall added power under the curve.

For additional information, visit the 2022 Subaru WRX Map Notes Page.

Stage1 93

Peak HP Increase

+7.38% HP

Peak TQ Increase

+14.57% TQ

310.67 ft-lbs @ 3430 RPM vs 271.17 ft-lbs @ 5250 RPM

Max HP

+20.88% HP

190.06 vs 157.23 @ 3250 RPM

Max TQ

+21.11% TQ

310.29 vs 256.21 @ 3250 RPM

Average HP

  • Stock 176.18

  • Tuned 206.47

Average TQ

  • Stock 236.63

  • Tuned 276.55

Stage1 91

Peak HP Increase

+3.96% HP

288.89 hp @ 5600 RPM vs 277.88 hp @ 5760 RPM

Peak TQ Increase

+13.03% TQ

306.51 ft-lb @ 3400 RPM vs 271.17 ft-lb @ 5250 RPM

Max HP

+19.3% HP

188.74 vs 158.21 @ 3270

Max TQ

+19.5% TQ

306.16 vs 256.21 @ 3270

Average HP

  • Stock 176.18

  • Tuned 206.47

Average TQ

  • Stock 236.63

  • Tuned 270.86

This is a graph we haven’t displayed much in the past, but is interesting for perspective.  In hopes to make higher fuel economy easier to achieve, the Economy Mode calibration minimizes boost targets and performance.  This does actually result in the car making slightly less power and torque than stock across the board, however the curve is extremely smooth.

Additional Modifications

Looking for more than just increased power output for your 2022 Subaru WRX?  We already offer a host of parts to improve shifter feel, reduce drivetrain slop, and dress-up the engine bay.

COBB Edition Wheels by Titan7

What’s Next?

With Stage1 now released, what comes next?  We are glad you asked!  Our intent is to continue to develop an upgrade path for the 2022 WRX 6MT and offer compliant Stage Power Packages allowing you to keep scratching that itch to modify.

41 responses to “2022 Subaru WRX Accessport Now Available!”

  1. I think there’s an error/typo on the 93 octane graph? The legend under the graph says 310.67 hp @ 3430 RPM but the graph shows that as actually being the TQ figure. Conversely, it says the peak TQ is 298.38 ft-lb @ 5750 RPM, but the graph shows that as the HP figure. Did these get switched around?

  2. If this is also an Accessport V3, does that mean Accessports from the VA platform can be updated to work with VB tunes? Or will I have to order a new one? Is there a trade-in program of any kind?

    • Hey there, these cars will run varying target boost levels based on many conditions, so there isn’t really a true “boost graph” that you may be used to seeing in the past. If you reference the Map Notes Page, you can find the target/expected boost levels for each map file.

      Stage 1 91 – ~14.2psi peak boost pressure tapering down as you approach redline, +/- 1.5psi
      Stage 1 93 – ~15.2psi peak boost pressure tapering down as you approach redline, +/- 1.5psi.

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  3. Why such small boost increases to 15.2 PSI where you took the 2021 car to 19 PSI. Being honest, at a 20 peak horsepower increase, is not worth voiding your warranty.

  4. Any dynos from an ethanol? Does this new platform need an electronic boost controller for better boost control? Does it still have those TGV valves?

  5. Just received mine directly from COBB for my 2022 WRX and it fails to recognize the vehicle. Any timeframe when an update will be done for Accessport?

    • Hey there! We have acquired the latest available update from Subaru and are working on adding support. Keep an eye out, we should have an update ready for you in the next week or two.

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  6. Still has TGV. Anyone looking for some ethanol data, boost data, 91 data we recently posted some of our results on our Paradigm Automotive and Performance social media pages.

    Marshall, how long till the TMIC is in production and released?

  7. Are these numbers without any modifications to the vehicle? And will I make better power given that I have an exhaust, intake, and Intercooler?

    • Hey Sean,

      Our Stage1 OTS maps are intended to be used on an otherwise stock car (no mechanical modifications). We have not tested any available aftermarket intake and are not confident in saying they are compatible.

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  8. I noticed that the Stage1 graphs extend a little higher in RPM than the stock ones. However, they don’t exceed the 6,100 RPM stock rev limit. Does stage1 increase the RPM of the fuel cut?

    • It does. We’ve pushed fuel cut limiter out by 200 RPMs to 6300. While power does fall off a bit up top, the added RPM is nice to have for certain situations where a gear change would be less beneficial than riding out the RPMs a bit.

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  9. Any word on release of a CAI System for the VB? I would assume that there will be corresponding MAPS put out to support as well?

  10. So I cruise 89 miles at 75 mph to work. Average mpg is 27.4 summer and 26.4 winter. 25000 miles on car so far. Will the 91 tune increase mileage. Note cruise set the entire way.

  11. What is the timeline regarding avaliablity of Accesstuner Race for the 2022 WRX, i.e. non-protuners who paid for and acquired the COBB Subaru Accesstuner Certification at EFI University?

    • Installing an Accessport will not void your warranty. If a failure were to occur and the Accessport/tuning was to blame, a dealer could potentially deny warranty coverage with proof. That said, while the included OTS maps do extract more power from the motor, they are not putting any components at or near a failure point.

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  12. Failed to recognize vehicle
    Do you want to dump the
    Please contact Technical
    Support with the following
    ee 2c b1 74 07
    What should I do?

    • Hi Sean! That is Subaru’s newest ECU revision and what we have dubbed the “D ROM” internally. We are currently working on releasing full support with new maps based on that update, but in the meantime you are able to install by updating your Accessport to “Beta” firmware using Accessport Manager. If you have any other questions about that, give us a shout at 1-866-922-3059.

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    • Yes! We are continuously working on our upgrade path for the 2022 WRX and are hoping to offer our next level of upgrades soon. We should have our car back on the dyno again in the coming weeks and can share some data on what’s to come.

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