COBB Tuning has just released a new AccessPORT BETA firmware update for 2010-2011 MAZDASPEED3, 2007-2009 MAZDASPEED3 and 2006-2007 MAZDASPEED6 vehicles as well as a BETA update for AccessTUNER Race and AccessTUNER Pro tuning software. These are far reaching changes that include Launch Control and Flat Foot shifting for Gen2 MAZDASPEED3’s, the introduction of Boost Tuning for Gen1 MAZDASPEED3’s and improved datalogging speeds for all MAZDASPEED3 and MAZDASPEED6 vehicles. The details for each vehicle type are shown below:
Launch Control & Flat Foot Shifting (2010-2011 MAZDASPEED3)
Launch Control and Flat Foot Shifting features are now ready for beta testing on the Gen2 MAZDASPEED3. The beta firmware includes Stage1 and Stage2 maps for the stock intake and the COBB SF Intake with Launch Control and Flat Foot Shifting enabled (using the default rev limiters). These features can be adjusted using the latest version of AccessTUNER Race software. Any Off-The-Shelf map or AccessTUNER Race customized map can be updated to use Launch Control and Flat Foot Shifting simply by opening the map in AccessTUNER Race 18.104.22.168-2212 or greater, resaving the map and then flashing the map to your ECU. Pro tuned maps must be updated by a Pro Tuner using AccessTUNER Pro 22.214.171.124-2212 or greater at this time.
Boost Target Tuning Logic (2007-2011 MAZDASPEED3 and 2006-2007 MAZDASPEED6)
COBB Tuning’s proprietary Boost Target Tuning Logic offers more consistent boost control for better performance in all gears compared to Mazda’s Load Target boost control. AccessTUNER software updates several boost control table changes and all new wastegate tables to allow even more refined Boost Target tuning control. Any Off-The-Shelf map or AccessTUNER Race customized map can be updated to use Boost Target logic via AccessTUNER Race 126.96.36.199-2212 or greater. Pro tuned maps must be updated by a Pro Tuner using AccessTUNER Pro 188.8.131.52-2212 or greater at this time.
Boost Target (BT) maps for Gen1 MAZDASPEED3 vehicles with stock or COBB SF Intakes are included in this firmware release. Off-The-Shelf beta maps for several other Gen1 MAZDASPEED3 intakes are openly available for download and evaluation at forums.cobbtuning.com.
MAZDASPEED6 Off-The-Shelf BT maps are still being developed in a closed beta test and will be made available once testing is complete. While the latest AccessTUNER Race is able to create Boost Target maps for MAZDASPEED6 vehicles, it should be noted that converting a Load Target map to Boost Target map requires significant tuning changes and should only be attempted by experienced tuners. Off-The-Shelf BT maps will be available for MAZDASPEED6 vehicles soon and will make the transition from Load Target to Boost Target tuning as easy as pushing a button.
Improved Data Logging Rates (2007-2011 MAZDASPEED3 and 2006-2007 MAZDASPEED6)
Data logging rates have been significantly improved for V2 and V2B AccessPORTs using the default data logging list. MAF Voltage, Intake Valve Adv. and Intake Temp have been added to the default data logging list. The beta firmware includes Stage1 and Stage2 maps for the stock intake and the COBB SF Intake with Fast Data Logging compatible maps. Any Off-The-Shelf map or AccessTUNER Race customized map can be updated to support Fast Data Logging simply by opening the map in AccessTUNER Race 184.108.40.206-2212 or greater, resaving the map and then flash the map to your ECU. Pro tuned maps must be updated by a Pro Tuner using AccessTUNER Pro 220.127.116.11-2212 or greater at this time.
A/C Idle Control Tables (2007-2011 MAZDASPEED3 and 2006-2007 MAZDASPEED6)
AccessTUNER includes two new tables to control engine idle speed to compensate for the air conditioning system.
Improved 3D Table Graphing (2007-2011 MAZDASPEED3 & 2006-2007 MAZDASPEED6)
AccessTUNER includes 3 dimensional table graphing improvements that make the 3D graphs much easier to read and interpret.
Updating your AccessPORT, AccessTUNER Race and Calibrations
To obtain these new updates for your AccessPORT, simply download AccessPORT Manager from our Support Page, install the program, connect your AccessPORT to your computer via the supplied USB cable, start the program and ensure your AccessPORT is communicating properly. To start the BETA update procedure, navigate to the “Options” menu and then select “Check for BETA Firmware”. Then navigate to the “Updates” menu and follow the prompts. The new features will be installed automatically. This new firmware update is only compatible with the latest BETA map versions v107 for 2006-2007 MS6 and version BTv102 for 2007-2011 MS3.
If you wish to use an older map or a map that was created with AccessTUNER Race, obtain AccessTUNER Race version 18.104.22.168-2123 or greater and resave your map, then flash it to your car. Using this firmware version with older mapping will cause datalogging and live data errors. Maps created with AccessTUNER Pro will need to be updated by your tuner with AccessTUNER Pro version 22.214.171.124-2123 or later.
To obtain AccessTUNER Race, fill out and submit the survey on our AccessTUNER Race Request Page. If you already have a current copy of AccessTUNER Race with the autoupdate feature, simply select “Help” -> “Updates” -> “Check for updates.” Make sure the “check for BETA version” box is selected and the software will update automatically. Even if you download a new version of AccessTUNER Race, it will still need to be updated to the BETA version to use these new features.
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