Australian Subaru Support

 

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COBB is introducing the first ever non-USDM Subaru support for Australian Marked (ADM) Subarus.  The Accessport, hard parts, and off the shelf maps are now available for the 2015+ WRX and 2015+ STI!  Australian support will also include all of the latest features outlined in our recent Flex Fuel Announcement.

Vehicle Support

2015 Subaru WRX STI Sedan MT ADM

2015 Subaru WRX Sedan MT ADM

 

Subaru Australian Accessport V3 (AP3-AU-SUB-004)

The Accessport is the world’s best selling, most flexible, and easiest to use ECU upgrade solution for your Subaru. Unlock power hidden within the vehicle by replacing conservative factory settings with more aggressive calibrations. It’s the last engine management solution you’ll ever need.  For more details about the Accessport, check out The COBB Way.

Hard Parts and Off The Shelf (OTS) Maps

We’re continuing to test and confirm ADM hard part fitment on both the 2015-2016 WRX 6MT and the 2015-2016 STI.  You can find which parts are already confirmed for each vehicle by visiting the 2015+ ADM WRX 6 MT product page or the 2015+ ADM STI product page.  We expect the parts list to grow as testing continues.

There are also Off The Shelf map offerings for the Australian Market Subarus.  Check out the Maps section of our website for more details.  While it isn’t currently as extensive as the USDM line-up, we expect the map options to grow as research and development continues.  If there is not currently an OTS map that fits your application, we have a large Protuner network that is able to create a custom tune for  any level of modification.


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Samon Nov on September 12, 2016 says:

Hi, just a quick question. How come you dont have a accessport for Australian made subaru forester 2009 xt premium? Would be great if ya did.

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    Marshall
    Marshall on September 12, 2016 says:

    Great question! We are slowly adding support for international Subarus. If we see demand for the Forester XT it’s definitely something we can look into!

    Marshall@COBB

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Bryn Hadfield on January 27, 2017 says:

Hey guys!
I was wondering if your looking at realeasing a WRX CVT version for Aus?

If you are you would be knocking out two and a half models types in the one go the 15+ wrx cvt and also the new 17+ Levorg cvt (what I have) the levorg is essentially a wrx with a bigger trunk and with subaru’s eyesight but everything on the drive train is exactly the same as the wrx cvt. And would setup alot of ground work for the 2013 forester XT cvt that is slightly detuned from factory compared to the wrx.
Demand would be huge in australia for a cvt version of your accessport there’s a huge amount of cvt based wrx’s as the wrx has enjoyed record number sales over the past few years since arrival and currently with the release of the new Levorg cvt with the fa20dit engine same spec as the wrx is selling like hot cakes especially boosted by people like me who have gone from the 2013 forester xt to the faster levorg.
There’s definitely a market here.

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    Marshall
    Marshall on January 30, 2017 says:

    Hi Bryn!

    We are actually sending some engineers and calibrators over to Australia in the next month to gather more information about vehicles in Australia. If the Levorg does share the same ECU and ROM it’s likely we may be able to support it. Time will tell, though.

    Marshall@COBB

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Chris Boyd on February 12, 2017 says:

Hi, i dont know if it is just me, but none of the links for any ADM wrx, work… Very interested in this product but all your links say page not found

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    Marshall
    Marshall on February 13, 2017 says:

    Hey Chris, it wasn’t just you! We removed a couple of pages as it appeared we had mis-labeled the year models initially. I’ve updated the listing to only include the 2015 WRX and STI ADM pages. We believe vehicles supported would actually be marketed as 2014-2015 MY in Australia. If you have any questions about whether your vehicle is supported, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

    Marshall@COBB

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Shaun Lin on March 9, 2017 says:

Does it support 2017 ADM STI?

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    Marshall
    Marshall on March 16, 2017 says:

    We are planning to add support for the newest ADM STI in an upcoming release!

    Marshall@COBB

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Alex Wales on May 7, 2017 says:

Hey Guys,
Any plans for earlier model WRX’s 08-09?
if so when?
Cheers

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    Marshall
    Marshall on May 9, 2017 says:

    Yes! Coming in the next week or two!

    Marshall@COBB

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Earl Downs on May 12, 2017 says:

Hi, when will the My17 STI update be released. I brought my cobbs unit weeks ago, from Carmods Australia. Only to find out my17 wasn’t ready yet. regards

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    Marshall
    Marshall on May 15, 2017 says:

    Hey Earl, we are anticipating a release within the next week that should include support for your 2017 STI!

    Marshall@COBB

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      brendon chambers on May 16, 2017 says:

      Hi Marshall,

      By within the next week for 2017 ADM do you mean by the 22nd? Word on the street in Aus is that itll be early June…

      Thanks

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        Marshall
        Marshall on May 23, 2017 says:

        Hey Brendon,

        We’ll be releasing ADM support any day now!

        Marshall@COBB

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Earl Downs on May 12, 2017 says:

Already have stage 2 gear on the car…..

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Gareth Briffault on May 23, 2017 says:

Hi, do you have plans to support the Australian 2011-2014 WRX?

Thanks

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    Marshall
    Marshall on May 24, 2017 says:

    Hey Gareth! We actually JUST pushed our newest Australian Accessport live! This new part number supports ADM 2008-2014 WRX and STI!

    Marshall@COBB

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Kevin Ratnayake on July 17, 2017 says:

Hi,
Just wondering if there is support for a 2006 Subaru Impreza WRX Club Spec 09?
Thanks for your time!

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    Marshall
    Marshall on July 17, 2017 says:

    Hey Kevin, our Australian Subaru support does not currently extend back to the 2006 MY. Sorry for the bad news!

    Marshall@COBB

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      Kevin Ratnayake on July 17, 2017 says:

      Hi Marshall, no problem. Thanks for the prompt response!

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GRUVIN SINGH on July 24, 2017 says:

Hi, i have a 2016 MY 17 WRX STI AUSTRALIAN MODEL . Do you have maps ready for Australian models? please send me the link to his map on your website. also is there launch control and vallet mode on Australian models?

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    Marshall
    Marshall on July 25, 2017 says:

    Hey there! We do have support for the Australian 2016MY WRX STI. You can configure your vehicle at cobbtuning.com/maps to see maps available for that model. Launch control is indeed configurable on that vehicle as well!

    Marshall@COBB

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Ben Spratt on September 15, 2017 says:

Hey,

I was just wondering if there is any update on bringing out a wrx CVT access port any time soon for Australia?

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    Marshall
    Marshall on September 18, 2017 says:

    Hey Ben, our Subaru group is not currently working on adding CVT support for the Australian market however it is something we’ve been talking about. Hope to have some expanded Australian Subaru vehicle support moving into 2018.

    Marshall@COBB

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Ollie Clark on September 22, 2017 says:

Hi, does the SUBARU AUSTRALIAN ACCESSPORT V3 support New Zealand equivalents of WRX/STI?

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    Marshall
    Marshall on September 22, 2017 says:

    Hey Ollie! It’s tough to say for sure whether or not our Australian Accessports will support vehicles in New Zealand. It is certainly possible it will work, however it’s also possible those cars are using a different ROM. Luckily we do have a 30-day money back guarantee if you’re willing to take the chance.

    Marshall@COBB

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Matthew Hill on February 3, 2018 says:

Hey, I own an MY18 AUDM STi and am eagerly awaiting Accessport support.

Any news / estimate as to when it’ll be available?

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    Marshall
    Marshall on February 5, 2018 says:

    Hey there! Our software team is currently working on adding support for the ADM 2018 WRX and STI. As long as everything goes to plan we should have something available around the end of February or early March. Do you have any other modifications done to your STI? What sort of map file would you be using?

    Marshall@COBB

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Daven Prusuthman on February 21, 2018 says:

Hi is there support for 2012 Subaru Impreza G3 WRX S-Edition Sedan 4dr Man 5sp AWD 2.5T [MY13]

Regards
Daven

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    Marshall
    Marshall on February 22, 2018 says:

    Hi Daven,

    We have no reason to believe that car would not be supported. Our standard AP3-AU-SUB-003 Accessport should be compatible.

    Marshall@COBB

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Michael Smith on February 24, 2018 says:

Hi,
Will a 2011 subaru wrx sti work with this model ap3-au-sub-004? i can see you have different ones for sale but given the sti is the same engine wouldnt it work?

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    Marshall
    Marshall on February 26, 2018 says:

    Hey Michael, the AP3-AU-SUB-004 supports 2015+ (VA chassis) vehicles. The AP3-AU-SUB-003 has specific programming to support the 2008-2014 WRX and STI. While the engine configurations are essentially the same, the ECU programming is different between those generations.

    Marshall@COBB

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Harry Subasic on February 25, 2018 says:

Hey, I own a 2005 WRX (ADM) and was wondering if you have any accessports available for it?

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    Marshall
    Marshall on February 26, 2018 says:

    Harry, we do not currently offer tuning support for GD-chassis (2002-2007) Australian Subarus. Sorry for the bad news!

    Marshall@COBB

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      Harry Subasic on March 1, 2018 says:

      Is it likely that you ever will?

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        Marshall
        Marshall on March 1, 2018 says:

        At this point in time, we do not have plans to support earlier MY Subarus.

        Marshall@COBB

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Dane Steel on March 20, 2018 says:

hey guys, i had a 2016 wrx 2.0L man with the accessport, worked great, very happy with it, but i have now upgraded to the 2018 2.0L man version, from what i read online there has been no changes to the engine, can i run my current accessport i used on the 2016 version on the 2018 version i just got?
i looked and couldnt see a 2018 map? it should still work the same though i imagine?
Thanks!!!

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    Marshall
    Marshall on March 21, 2018 says:

    Hey Dane,

    We have not yet released support for the ADM 2018 WRX. Don’t worry though, we just finished up calibration testing last week and should be able to push that update out within a week or two. Once available, you will simply need to update the firmware on your existing Accessport using Accessport Manager. Once that is done, you will have access to the 2018-specific OTS Maps!

    Marshall@COBB

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      Dane Steel on March 21, 2018 says:

      thanks heaps for the quick reply! ill hold off until the maps come out then, thank you!

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Dane Steel on April 3, 2018 says:

hey guys!
just trying to download the stage 1 map, seen it came out this morning for my18 2.0 wrx mt but it says The requested quantity for “2018 Subaru WRX MT ADM Stage 1 Map, Performance, Stock Throttle, High Wastegate, 93 OCT/98 RON, v3.02” is not available.

Is it just a glitch??

Thanks!

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    Marshall
    Marshall on April 3, 2018 says:

    Hey Dane, we are rolling out 2018 ADM WRX and STI support right now. You may have caught it a bit early. You should be able to download those maps now.

    Marshall@COBB

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Dane Steel on April 5, 2018 says:

hey marshall, sorry to bother you again,
Ive finally got my18 wrx and tried to hook up the existing accesport i had to it, but didnt realise i had to uninstall it off my old wrx, ive just been looking into what needs to be done and i have to pay money or something to get it re-licenced by the looks of things… do i have to send it away or do i just download something??
I have tried to get back my old car to uninstall it but it was too late, just bummed that i spent the money and now it may be going to waste..

Thanks mate!
Dane

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    Adam Hill
    Adam Hill on April 6, 2018 says:

    Hi Dane,

    Marshall is out of the office for a while. I’ll send you an email from our support system to pick up the conversation directly. So keep an eye on your inbox and reply when you have time.
    Adam@COBB

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Bruno Muñiz on May 13, 2018 says:

Hi Adam@COBB

I bought a accessport V3 for USDM but my car is a ADM, so it doesn’t work. There is a way to change the configurarion of the accessport?

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    Marshall
    Marshall on May 14, 2018 says:

    Hey Bruno!

    We do have the ability to change the part number of V3 Accessports, however, there is a $150 fee associated with that service. I see you’ve opened a ticket with our Customer Service team, we’ll have someone get back to you ASAP with options to get you up and running.

    Marshall@COBB

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Andy Pascal on June 16, 2018 says:

Hey COBB Staff :)

I have a question regarding the AccessPort and what it’s capable of as I have a 2004 WRX Sedan (Australian model) I am aware there’s no OTS maps for it. However, my questions are as followed:

1. If I get an AccessPort (Australia model to work with 98 Fuel for example 2008 WRX) will I be able to use the other features of the AP? Such as 0-100kmh times, check for error codes, check boost,etc. Will all those features still work regardless what year WRX I have?

2. Regarding tuning – sure there are no EXISTING maps for my 2004 WRX Aust mode. However, customized maps can be made by tuners and uploaded ready to be used am I right?

Is it possible for a tuner specializing in COBB AccessPorts to tune my 04 WRX, make a custom map, and upload it to the AP and it will work fine? Reason I ask is I want to switch between my customized maps (not OTS one) made by my tuner and switch to Stock OEM mode when I want.

Are any of these possible?

Thank you!
-Andy

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    Marshall
    Marshall on June 18, 2018 says:

    Hey Andy!

    Thanks for your interest in an Accessport for your 2004 WRX. Unfortunately, the existing Accessports and tuning software do not have support for the ECU that originally comes in your car. I believe all of our Subaru Accessports -should- be able to read trouble codes, however, that would be about it. Without the ability to install (no ECU support) we wouldn’t be able to monitor the appropriate sensors for the performance metrics such as 0-100kmh and boost. Sorry for the bad news!

    Marshall@COBB

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Tristan Larner on June 21, 2018 says:

Hi COBB Staff,

Are there plans in the future to support the ADM Forester XT, specifically the SG (2002-2008)?

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    Adam Hill
    Adam Hill on June 21, 2018 says:

    As of now, we do not have any plans. I won’t say never but there is nothing in the works currently.
    Adam@COBB

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Dave Bolado on July 9, 2018 says:

Hi Cobb,

I just want to ask what can be the benefits of having an access port ? like performance and drivabilty , fuel consuption like main benefits it could have i got a 2015 wrx STi Audm

Just curious also if it will improve the fuel economy of the car

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    Adam Hill
    Adam Hill on July 10, 2018 says:

    Hi Dave,

    I could make a very long list of the benefits, but the ones most people care about are the increased power and extra functionality that comes with the tune. Also, depending on how far you intend to go with modifications, the flexibility of the Accessport is really convenient. If just bolting on a couple parts and applying a tune to make some extra power with a very simple setup is your goal, then our stage packages and specific tunes for certain parts makes that all really easy. On the flip side, if you want to get really aggressive with your tuning, there are Subaru’s making over 1000hp on the stock ECU being managed by an Accessport with custom tuning by an authorized Pro-Tuner.

    Aside from the power increase, even a lightly modified car will benefit from extra features like adjustable Launch Control and Flat Foot Shifting, also the Accessport works as a scan tool, live gauge, and datalogger. So honestly, at the risk of sounding arrogant, the Accessport is the best and most important thing anyone can ever buy for an STi unless you plan on completely converting to a stand-alone ECU, which is way more expensive and complex and really isn’t’ necessary for 99% of builds.

    Adam@COBB

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Sam Galizia on July 11, 2018 says:

Hi guys just want to ask a question
I have a accessport v3 for the Australian 2015 wrx 6mt and I’m updating to a 2019 STI,can I still use the same accessport with updated firmware when it comes out?

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    Adam Hill
    Adam Hill on July 12, 2018 says:

    Hi Sam,

    I can’t say for sure until we have 2019 support complete, but I don’t expect the part number to change unless it has to as a result of changes from Subaru. So chances are high that you can use the same Accessport. Make 100% sure you fully uninstall from the WRX first.
    Adam@COBB

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