Ford Updates: V400 maps and COBB Custom Features

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You may have noticed it’s been a couple of months since our last Ford release.  Fear not.  We haven’t forgotten about your Focus ST, Fiesta ST, or Mustang EcoBoost!  In fact, our engineering team has been hard at work to complete a monumental release.  This release includes new Off The Shelf maps and new custom features for all supported Fords!

V400 Off The Shelf Maps

This release (firmware 1.7.3.0-12701 for all Fords) includes v400 OTS maps for every platform.  Simply update your Accessport firmware and the new v400 OTS maps will be present.  The main purpose of this OTS map revision is to enable the use of COBB Custom Features.  All Ford supported vehicles are now in sync with map version number and platform features.  Tuning changes between this version and the previous OTS map include transmission refinements for the automatic Mustang EcoBoost.  New vehicle support is also available for all 2015 and 2016 European Domestic Market(EDM) Focus STs.

COBB Custom Features

All custom features can now be toggled on or off with each map in Accesstuner.  New Custom features in this release include a new Torque Maximum Table Selection that can be utilized with 5-way map switching and COBB Traction Control.

Torque Maximum Table Selection

As our tuning strategies continue to evolve, we are able to isolate and enhance certain useful tables that aid in the control of engine power. Torque Maximum Table Selection is an example of that.  Most of the OEM EcoBoost calibrations come with an “Overboost” feature that is pre-configured to deliver a burst of additional power for a period of time.  This feature has been refined over time by Ford but still has a few tables that can be better leveraged through custom tuning.

Activating this feature will allow the COBB 5-Way Map Switching feature to toggle between the OEM Torque Max. with Overboost and Torque Max. without Overboost tables. The OEM implementation only allows for a single setting to be active at all times by means of the configurations made in Torque Max. Configuration. By enabling this feature, the OEM single value will be ignored, and the setting in each active map slot will be used instead.  For more details or to get this added to your current tune, visit a Protuner near you.

COBB Traction Control

COBB Traction Control can be used to improve traction on any supported Ford with any modifications or setup on any surface.  It also provides the ability to input steering wheel angle and yaw (excluding the Fiesta ST as it does not have these sensors) to allow different amounts of slip under varying circumstances.  Bottom line, if you care about your car’s performance, using this feature can improve it!  For a longer explanation and to see COBB Traction Control in action, check out this post.

 

 


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Jason Sadler on July 11, 2016 says:

How does one enable the COBB TC feature?

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    Marshall
    Marshall on July 12, 2016 says:

    Currently, this feature will need to be configured using Accesstuner. Any of our Authorized Protuners will be able to set it up for you, and when Accesstuner returns end users will be able to configure these features on their own vehicles.

    Marshall@COBB

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Joseph Graves on July 12, 2016 says:

Hey Marshall, when I updated my AP3 firmware the new v400 maps didn’t come through. I had to go to your web site to “order” and download them individually. ???

Joe Graves

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    Kyle
    Kyle on July 12, 2016 says:

    Hey Joe,

    If the AP is already installed, you’ll need to use the “Restore OTS maps” function in your Accessport. Simply got to “Tune” > “Restore OTS maps” and then you should see them if you are on the current firmware.

    Kyle@COBB

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      Joseph Graves on July 12, 2016 says:

      Yeah I was the dummy. I figured it out and when I came back here to post my error you had already posted the fix. Thanks Marshall! You’re really keeping up with the comments today! I’m itching to get the new ATR updates now. How much longer do we have to wait??!!??. :)

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John Simpson on July 12, 2016 says:

Good afternoon, we’ve just finished installing the Cobb turbo back exhaust, intake, front mount intercooler and V3 Accessport with v400 firmware in our 2016 Focus ST. Running the STG 3 91 octane. After awhile of driving it will throw a check engine light and the code reads P04DB – CRANKCASE VENTILATION SYSTEM DISCONNECTED. Would this be a result of not reinstalling the OEM “Active Grille Shutter System” Is it possible to shut that off using the Accessport?

Thank you for your time.

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    Marshall
    Marshall on July 13, 2016 says:

    Hey John,

    That code is not related to the grill shutters but is instead related to the large connector on the back of the intake tube. Double check to make sure all lines are seated well on the intake tube.

    Marshall@COBB

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    Nicholas Burgess on June 19, 2020 says:

    Did you ever figure your problem out? I’m having the same issue.

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Andreas Chrastka on July 13, 2016 says:

Hi! Do you have any plans on when those updates will be available for the 2016 EDM MT model?

Thanks.

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    Marshall
    Marshall on July 13, 2016 says:

    Hey Andreas, these new features are available for all Ford vehicles that we support aside from the Fusion.

    Marshall@COBB

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Andrew Jacob on July 13, 2016 says:

Hey may be a dumb question but I cant pair the COBB trac control with a stratified flash tune I have can I? Im assuming this would only be available for the stage 3 OTS cobb tune. Does stratified have access to the traction control feature? I really like my flash tune but this may force me to go back to an OTS tune

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    Marshall
    Marshall on July 14, 2016 says:

    A Protuner is able to add new features to their custom tunes. I would recommend reaching out to Stratified to see about having them added to your map!

    Marshall@COBB

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Derek Dechy on August 4, 2016 says:

I’ve just got into looking at the new maps and realized that the Quick tune modes have been removed. (By toggling Cruise Control)
I have looked for days online and you have no info about this.
As far as I see there are 2 modes now.
Normal and Low Boost?
Is mode 2 Fuel Econ Mode?
Please fill us in. Thank You

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    Marshall
    Marshall on August 4, 2016 says:

    Hey Derek,

    The Map Slots for our OTS Maps are as follows. It is a bit buried, but is listed in the Revision History secion of the Map Notes Page

    Map Slot 1 – Performance
    Map Slot 2 – Economy Mode

    Let us know if you have any other questions!

    Marshall@COBB

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Sean Vogt on August 5, 2016 says:

I’m very relieved you guys updated the Mustang auto v400. I was getting worried about my transmission with the old tune. I would be on the highway and all of sudden get a big clunk and push as the transmission shifted while off the gas. Does this tune lower the performance with less hard shifts now?

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    Marshall
    Marshall on August 8, 2016 says:

    We removed all performance based transmission tuning changes from the AT v400 maps. The transmission should behave similar to factory with these maps installed.

    Marshall@COBB

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Randy Mandrish on August 22, 2016 says:

Kyle do you have a rough idea when you will be offering support for the 2017 Mustang EccoBoost MT USDM? I purchased the AccessPort from CJ as the catalogue description stated that the 2017 was supported only to find out after delivery it isn’t. Thanks

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    Marshall
    Marshall on August 23, 2016 says:

    Hey Randy, sorry for the confusion! We’re shooting to have 2017 Mustang EcoBoost support available in the next week or two.

    Marshall@COBB

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      Rob Schwartz on August 24, 2016 says:

      Great news, eagerly waiting for the 2017 Mustang Ecoboost support!!

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Avilon Zokovsky on August 25, 2016 says:

Hello, are pro tuners the only ones that can add rev limiting, 2 step rpm ranges, and cobb tc?

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    Marshall
    Marshall on August 26, 2016 says:

    Hey there, Accesstuner software is required to make those changes. If you do not own a copy of Accesstuner Race, you would need to contact a Protuner to have those changes made.

    Marshall@COBB

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Rob Schwartz on September 9, 2016 says:

Any update on the 2017 Mustang Ecoboost Support?

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    Marshall
    Marshall on September 14, 2016 says:

    2017 Mustang support will be available in our next release!

    Marshall@COBB

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Randy Mandrish on September 15, 2016 says:

Hi Marshall – I think Rob was asking (like myself) when. I called and was told October, though on the Blog it appears your team is saying September Mid Month (today), or the 21st. Thanks…

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    Marshall
    Marshall on September 16, 2016 says:

    Ah, my mistake! The initial hope was to have something available next week however it is likely getting a push back to the week of Sept. 26th.

    Marshall@COBB

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      Randy Mandrish on September 21, 2016 says:

      Ok thanks – is the 2017 all that different than the 2016 or are you folks just planning to launch at the same time Ford Performance launches theirs (or did you make the Ford Performance version for them ;) – Thanks you don’t need to answer..just been sitting on this tuner for a few months and was hoping for some relief this weekend…

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        Marshall
        Marshall on September 23, 2016 says:

        Our release is not tied to the Ford Performance option. Ford added a slew of new ROMs for all 2015+ Mustangs which has added to development and testing time.

        Marshall@COBB

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