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 220.127.116.11-12701 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.