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Ford Focus ST/RS Adjustable Shift Plate Updates

If it ain’t broke…..make it better…that’s how that works, right? The first edition of the COBB Ford Focus shift plate worked well and didn’t have any major problems, but there was room for improvement. Specifically in the installation and adjustment process. The updated shift plate is better looking, more adjustable, and easier to install. Ford Focus...

2018 Focus RS and Focus ST Support Now Available

Support is now available for the 2018 model year Focus ST and Focus RS!  These vehicles now have compatibility with the Accessport, the full line-up of off the shelf maps, and several hard parts. 2018 Focus ST Several options are available when it comes to modifying your 2018 Focus ST or Focus RS. With the...

New Focus ST/RS Carbon Fiber Intake and Stage1+ Packages

It’s the Holiday Season, so everyone can probably use a little extra fiber in their diet after Granny’s cooking, right? Well, how about some extra fiber in your car? Time to “free up that flow”, because the new Focus RS and Focus ST Carbon Fiber Intakes are out now! Ford Carbon Fiber Intake System Focus RS 2016-2017,...

Ford Fiesta ST, Focus ST, and Mustang EcoBoost – Data Logging Overview

The Accessport for your Ford EcoBoost is a powerful tool. Aside from being able to flash the ECU with different tunes, and a diagnostic tool able to read and clear codes, it can also display and record hundreds of different parameters.  From Ambient Air Temperature to Vehicle Speed Sensors and everything in between, the Accessport will be able...

Ford Updates – Focus ST and Fiesta ST v501 Maps

An update for the Focus and Fiesta ST platforms is now available.  This update includes v501 maps which contain minor feature improvements and bug fixes from the previous release.  Also included is an update for the Accesstuner software which addresses bugs and simplifies features. Version AP3-FOR-001: 1.7.3.0-14467 Improvements Reverted the “Gear Shift Hang” change from v500. (Fiesta...

Ford Focus ST Limited Edition Carbon Fiber Intake Now Available

Ford Limited Edition Carbon Fiber Intake with Air Scoop Focus ST 2013-2017   The COBB Ford Limited Edition Focus ST Carbon Intake with Air Scoop is a great way to dress up your engine bay and increase performance.  Included is an oiled dual cone filter to increase airflow and amplify that great turbo sound.  The...

Subaru 4-Bar MAP Sensor, Focus RS Hard Pipe Kit, Focus ST Carbon Scoop

We are excited to announce three new products for Ford and Subaru owners!  Our Subaru 4-Bar MAP Sensor offers a robust plug-and-play solution for those looking to run boost levels higher than factory sensors can accurately measure.  An Intercooler Hard Pipe Kit is our first product specifically designed for the Focus RS.  Finally, a Carbon Fiber...

Accessport Tuned Focus ST Lays Down 530whp/500wtq

Ever wonder what a 500+ WHP Focus ST sounds like?  Hint – slightly angry. This customer’s goal was to have a car that behaves like stock when needed and rips up pavement when wanted.  Utilizing the COBB Accessport and Accesstuner software, this 2015 Ford Focus ST layed down 533whp/508wtq. Tuned by COBB Certified Protuner, Tuned By...

2015 SEMA Ford Focus ST x Focus Bikes

Get out.  Rip the pavement.  Attack the trail.  We wake up thinking how we can hit that perfect apex, tires and suspension rumbling over the road markers.  We brush our teeth envisioning the sound of perfect dirt crunching under bike tires.  We hum engine noises running to meetings.  Our feet bounce in anticipation of smashing...

2016 Ford Focus ST Support and 2016 Ford Fiesta ST Hard Parts!!

2016 Ford Focus ST Support Accessport and Accesstuner(Pro & Race) support for the 2016 Ford Focus ST are available immediately.  Enjoy features such as Launch Control, Flat Foot Shifting, 5-Way Map Switching, and much more with the Ford Accessport V3! Ford Accessport V3 We are also extremely excited to announce compatibility with all of our...

2015 Ford Focus ST Project on Display at SEMA

We’ve been working closely with Ford on our enthusiast inspired Focus ST project vehicle. The vehicle is currently on display at the Ford Motor Company booth during the SEMA show in Las Vegas.  Here is an exclusive shot of our project Ford Focus ST. #FordSEMA 2015 Ford Focus ST by COBB Tuning “Harmonizing the World’s automotive and cycling...

New COBB Upgrade Options are Now Available for Your Mustang Ecoboost and 2015 Focus ST!

Mustang Ecoboost Anti-Sway Bars New from COBB comes a Front and Rear Anti-Sway Bar Kit for the Ford Mustang Ecoboost!  This kit for the Mustang EcoBoost is the easiest way to improve handling balance, reduce body roll, and shed chassis weight, all without compromising ride quality. Mustang Ecoboost Lowering Springs Couple these bars with the...

Ford – 2015 Focus ST Support, Firmware and Accesstuner Updates

The COBB Ford Expert group has been hard at work and is excited to announce the availability of new products and features! Most notably, Accessport Support and Hard Parts for the 2015 Focus ST as well as firmware updates to earlier model year Focus STs! 2015 Focus ST The existing Focus Accessport is now compatible...

COBB AccessPORT for the 2013 Ford Focus ST

COBB is proud to announce the AccessPORT for the 2013 Ford Focus ST. The AccessPORT is the industry leading OEM ECU flashing, managing and monitoring assistant. Unlock power hidden within the ECU by replacing conservative factory settings with more aggressive calibrations. The result is impressive gains in torque and horsepower while maintaining a high degree...

Focus RS Auto Start Stop Feature

  Updates are now available on the Focus RS platform!  Simply update you AP3-FOR-004 Accessport to firmware version 1.7.3.1-16784 or better and use the new v302 maps to have access to the new feature outlined below. For details on how to update your Accessport, visit the step by step firmware update tutorial. Auto Start-Stop Adjustment A...

Ford Focus/Fiesta ST Optimal Upgrade Path

Every car in the COBB lineup is designed for the enthusiast from the factory.  With that in mind, it’s no surprise there are tons of different aftermarket options for every COBB supported vehicle.  The Focus ST and the Fiesta ST are some of the best selling “hot hatches” out there so it’s no surprise these platforms get a lot...

All New Ford Focus RS OTS Maps, Parts, and Stage Power Packages

We are extremely pleased to announce the immediate availability of our new Front Mount Intercooler, Downpipe, and Cat-Back Exhaust as well as new improved OTS maps for all stages of the 2016-2018 Focus RS! 2016-2018 Ford Focus RS – New Parts Ford Front Mount Intercooler Black Focus RS 2016-2018 (CLICK HERE for more) Large 26″...

Ford Focus RS – New Vehicle Support and COBB Custom Features

Our Ford Engineering Team has been hard at work adding support for the newest model year Focus RS and developing tons of new features!  This release includes world-wide support for the 2017 Focus RS and the ability to enable/disable the Rear Differential Unit (RDU).  Several custom “on the fly” adjustments are also available. These include...

Fiesta ST Redline Carbon Fiber Intake + Stage Packages

Welcome to the party! The COBB Redline series is growing fast and the carbon fiber intake for the Ford Fiesta ST is the latest product to join the party. The Fiesta ST is one of the most joyful small hot hatches ever made and they are a prime choice for simple high quality aftermarket modifications....

Milestones

2012 Accesstuner Pro Speed Density Released for 2.5L Turbocharged Subarus in January. CP-E Selects COBB Tuning Accessport as Primary Engine Management Solution for MAZDASPEED and BMW. 2011 Accessport for 08-10 BMW 135i, 335i & 535i Released in January. COBB Tuning SF Intake for 2008+ Subaru STI, WRX and Impreza 2.5GT Released in February. COBB Tuning...

Cobb History

In 1999, Trey Cobb founded COBB Tuning to provide high performance components and services to the Subaru aftermarket. At the time, the words “Subaru” and “performance” were not something very many people in North America would ever consider using in the same sentence. Add the fact that the business was started with hardly any working...

Warehouse Production Assistant

Headquartered in Austin, Texas, COBB is an enthusiast-driven automotive performance and technology company dedicated to providing the world’s best vehicle tuning solutions to owners of turbocharged performance vehicles. COBB currently supports small displacement, forced induction vehicles in Subaru, Mazda, Nissan, BMW, Porsche, Ford, Volkswagen, and Mitsubishi platforms. COBB prides itself on having a creative, professional,...

Sustaining Engineer I

SUMMARY: An entry-level software development and maintenance position. An opportunity to transform academic knowledge to practical use. Focus on both new products and continual improvement of current products, internal tools, and systems that support our products.   DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Technical Sustain all released products and related internal tools for multiple product lines and life...

Stage 2 – 2019+ Golf R and Audi S3

In our experience testing on the dyno, street, and the track, the best early step to take alongside an Accessport tune when attempting to quickly unleash the full potential of the current generation VW Golf R or Audi S3 is to upgrade the intercooler. Doing so opens up huge gains in horsepower and especially torque...

How to Get More Out of Your Air Intake System on Turbo Cars: Upgraded Turbo Inlet Hoses

How to Get More Out of Your Air Intake System on Turbo Cars: Upgraded Turbo Inlet Hoses We’ve previously covered the ins and outs of the Types of Air Filters for Cars, Cold Air Intake Pros and Cons, and the Difference Between Cold Air Intake vs Short Ram Intake.  After the intake, the next step...

How to Make Your Car Faster

How to Make Your Car Faster Since we’ve been driving cars, there have been car owners that want to know how to make your car faster.  When you think fast, you think speed.  But, what we’re really into is the rate of change in that speed, or, acceleration.  A car that can go 150 miles per hour...

Coolest Car Mods

Coolest Car Mods So you’ve been bitten by the bug.  You just HAVE to modify your car.  What are some of the coolest car mods you can do?  We’re not just talking about new seat covers, window tint, or LED lights kind of cool.  Well, cool is certainly subjective but I think we can all agree...

2019 Ford Fiesta ST and Mustang EcoBoost Support Now Available

We are excited to announce full tuning support of the 2019 Ford Fiesta ST and 2019 Mustang EcoBoost (note that Mustangs equipped with the active valve performance exhaust system are not yet supported but will be soon).  The Accessport, Stage Power Packages, and Accesstuner software are all now confirmed to be compatible with Ford’s most...

FORD PERFORMANCE 2.0L ECOBOOST ECU – ACCESSPORT SUPPORT NOW AVAILABLE!

Last fall we announced the release of Accessport compatibility with the Ford Performance 2.3L Crate Engine and ECU. With this update, we’re adding support for the M-6017-20T control pack for the Ford Performance 2.0L EcoBoost Crate Engine to the list. Accessport: AP3-FRP-001 The Ford Performance EcoBoost Crate Engines have been very popular for all kinds of custom...

Porsche 718 Boxster/Cayman Power Gains with Accessport Tuning

To piggy-back on our previous post featuring 991.2 Carrera / Turbo power gains, our Porsche-focused team here at COBB Tuning is also extremely excited to start talking about the power gains we have been able to accomplish on the 718 platform.  Porsche’s current revision of the Cayman and Boxster boast impressive numbers in their factory...

2018 Fiesta ST Support

  We are extremely excited to announce full tuning support of the 2018 Ford Fiesta ST.  The Accessport, Stage Power Packages, and Accesstuner software are all now confirmed to be compatible with Ford’s most recent iteration of the Fiesta ST. The COBB Accessport The Accessport is the world’s best selling, most flexible, and easiest to...

Ford Accesstuner Updates

There is a new update for the Ford Platform including Accessport Firmware updates along with several enhancements to the Accesstuner Software.  These new features are available through an update within the Accesstuner software.  It should be noted that the updated version of Accesstuner is no longer compatible with Windows XP or Windows Vista.  The Accesstuner software will...

900hp stock engine build – The last of a dying breed?

Most “JDM Enthusiasts” are at least aware of the gentleman’s agreement that began in 1989 that limited all Japanese production vehicles to a maximum of 280hp. The true motivation behind the decision is debatable to some extent, but one universally accepted result of that agreement was that throughout the 90’s and early 2000’s Japan churned out an...

The Revival of Project Focus

Back in 2011 COBB Tuning set out to pave the road for supporting the highly anticipated Ford Focus ST.  Support would include tuning the Focus ST’s ECU along with a full line-up of bolt-on hard parts.  Since the Focus ST wasn’t yet available, and it was known the vehicles would share a chassis, COBB was able to...

Porsche PDK Tuning Update : COBB Sequential Style PDK Map

  The COBB Porsche Team is extremely excited to announce updates to our recently released PDK Tuning option for supported Porsche 991 and 981 vehicles.  This update is focused upon improvements to existing PDK Off The Shelf Maps and the introduction of a new map dubbed the COBB Sequential Style Map.  Interested in adding PDK...

2008-2017 Subaru STI Stage 3 1050x Stage Packages and OTS Maps

Great news! All new Stage 3 Stage Power Packages and parts for USDM 2008 – 2017 Subaru STIs are available now! For several years tuning an STI beyond the Stage 2 level has typically required cherry picking parts from several different companies with varied results. While we previously offered Stage 3 Power Packages, earlier this year we recognized...

Team O’Neil’s Focus RS Takes 2nd at the Subaru Mt. Washington Climb to the Clouds Event

The 2017 Subaru Mt. Washington Hillclimb was one of the most exciting hillclimb races of the year.  This past weekend, 75 cars tackled the 7.6 mile steep, curvy, and picturesque Mt. Washington Auto Road.  Team O’Neil had a solid showing beating their personal best and placing second in their class. We’ve been following along via the Team O’Neil...

Ford Updates – New Vehicle Support and COBB Custom Features

Our Ford Engineering Team has been hard at work adding support for the 2017 model year vehicles and adding new features.  This release includes world-wide support for the 2017 Focus RS and several custom “on the fly” adjustments for the Focus and Fiesta STs.   These include the ability to change between map slots, change Traction Control settings,...

Mach V Motorsports’ Focus RS

Check out Gears and Gasoline‘s latest video with Dan of Mach V Motorsports and an in depth look at their shop Ford Focus RS. The Mach V RS sports a COBB Hard Pipe Kit and is Protuned with the COBB Accessport.  

Ford Updates – 2017 Mustang Support and COBB Custom Features

Updates have been made to the Ford platform!  You can now update your Accessport to firmware 1.7.3.0-13337 to take advantage of USDM 2017 Mustang EcoBoost support along with several COBB Custom Feature improvements!  Read on for all the details. Accessport Firmware Updates Version: AP3-FOR-001: 1.7.3.0-13361 AP3-FOR-003: 1.7.3.0-13361 AP3-FOR-004: 1.7.3.0-13361 New Features New vehicle support has been added...

Introducing the COBB Studio and COBB University

For the past few months we’ve been hard at work building the all new COBB Studio.  This will serve as a dedicated space where we will be producing a wide variety of videos, from instructional to entertainment. The visual design is focused on a clean look fitting the COBB brand while featuring a fully functional lift/work...

Ford Focus 2013 – 2014 Map Slot Fix Update

The recent firmware release for the Ford platform contained a minor bug specific to the 2013 to 2014 model year Focus ST.  This bug may have caused some users to start the vehicle with a different map slot than what they had intended.  This was usually encountered by users that experienced the economy mode slot...

Ford Focus RS Accessport Available Now!

You heard right!  As Cody mentioned, support for the Ford Focus RS is now available!  This includes the Accessport with Stage 1 maps, COBB High Flow Air Filter, COBB Shift Knob, and COBB Rear Motor Mount. The Accessport V3 is the world’s best selling, most flexible ECU upgrade solution for Ford. Unlock power hidden within...

Ford Updates: V400 maps and COBB Custom Features

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...

Accesstuner Updates : Where did ATR Go!?

  We recognize that the Accesstuner Race software has been a big part of what makes COBB Accessport tuning solutions so powerful and user friendly for the communities we support.  Many have come to rely on this software to help them make small changes to COBB Off The Shelf map files to customize features like...

Ford Focus RS Power Gains and Development

The Ford Focus RS is now supported!  Check out this post for more details! June 30th – Preliminary Stage 1 Power Gains Our engineering team learned a lot with their time on the RS in England.  After more time on our dyno here at COBB they were able to come up with a safe and reliable Stage1...

COBB Tuning / Pat Tillman Foundation Ford Fiesta ST

The COBB Tuning x Pat Tillman Foundation Ford Fiesta ST will be on the auction block at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale the evening of Wednesday, January 27th.  Net proceeds from this auction will go to the Pat Tillman Foundation.  Check out the auction details for lot #483 at the Barrett-Jackson website. This military inspired 2014 Ford Fiesta...

Porsche Updates – 981 Custom Tuning, New Maps, and IMSA Partnership

Porsche Accesstuner Pro Updates New Vehicle Support In our continued effort to offer the most comprehensive tuning solution available for the Porsche aftermarket, we now offer full custom tuning support for the Porsche 981 Cayman / Boxster. Map Comparison Tool Accesstuner Pro now comes equipped with a map comparison tool which allows users to quickly...

Ford Updates – 2016 Ford Fiesta ST and 2016 EcoBoost Mustang Accessport Support Now Available

Our Ford engineering team has been hard at work, striving to deliver a constant flow of upgrades for your Ford EcoBoost vehicle.  This latest Ford release debuts new vehicle support, new Accessport features, new Off The Shelf map revisions, and Accesstuner improvements! New Vehicle Support New model year Fords are now supported!  You can now plug in...

COBB Recap: Big Northwest and The Shootout

The COBB Team travels to several events all over the country throughout the year.  Over the last two weekends we visited Portland, Oregon for the Big Northwest meet and Norwalk, Ohio for The Buschur Shootout.  These events give us the opportunity to witness COBB products in action, see the latest trends and builds, visit with other vendors and...

COBB 3″ Stainless Steel Cat-back Exhaust for the Gen2 MAZDASPEED3

COBB Tuning is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the COBB 3″ Stainless Steel Cat-back Exhaust for the 2010-2012 MAZDASPEED3. The design of this Gen2 MAZDASPEED3 Cat-back Exhaust focused on three specific areas; reduced back-pressure for increased power potential, compliance with sound regulations when used in a full turbo-back exhaust system, and eye-popping styling....

The COBB Tuning Ford Focus Project – Part 1

The COBB Tuning Ford Focus Project started as a collaboration with Ford Motor Company to demonstrate what could be done with the current Ford Focus SE. In Part 1, you’ll hear about how we were chosen by Ford to build a Modified Class Time Attack vehicle, why we are excited for the new Focus ST,...

COBB Tuning Ford Focus Revealed

The COBB Tuning Ford Focus race car was finally revealed at the 2011 SEMA Show on November 1st in Las Vegas, NV. This is COBB Tuning’s first build project using a domestic sport compact car and we are excited to show everyone what we have done and what we plan to do with this new...

New Jobs at COBB Tuning: AccessPORT/AccessTUNER Product Tester

COBB Tuning is seeking qualified candidates to join our AccessPORT engineering team. This individual will test all new COBB Tuning AccessPORT and AccessTUNER features, updates and new products. This position is located at our Austin, TX headquarters. Job Description: Help us maintain the quality that our customers expect by using new features before they are...

AccessPORT Racer Spotlight: Takata Time Attack/LIC Motorsports STI, Round 4 Redline Time Attack!

The Takata Time Attack/LIC Motorsports STI continues to prove what a well-prepared and reliable race car can do against a field of fire-breathing racecars. Not that the Takata/LIC car is a slouch in the horsepower department, but to finish first, first you must finish, and the LIC car has done just that, and near or...

Understanding the EFI Process

Want to learn more about how modern EFI systems work and how to tune them? Check out Christian Krahenbuhl’s (COBB Tuning Sr. Calibrator) article EFI 102 – Understanding EFI Processes Through Detailed EFI Sub-system Analysis on MotoIQ.com. This is the second of four EFI articles from Cobb Tuning and focuses on modern EFI Systems,  closed-loop...

COBB Tuning to Move Headquarters and Launch Manufacturing in Austin, TX

COBB Tuning will be moving its headquarters and opening a new parts manufacturing center in Austin, Texas in the first half of 2010. The 16,000 sq ft NW Austin location will open by mid-April and house the sales, support, AccessPORT engineering, hard-parts engineering, hard-parts manufacturing, warehouse and distribution facilities. The move to Austin brings many...

End of week 3 – Mustache March Contest

Three weeks of little facial hygiene has taken its toll. Christian is going bald as all hair growth has been focused on his face. Brood is no longer coherent. Calvin is trying to get a role on the show Wrecked. Matt is driving a purple Cadillac. Irish has rebelled and is growing everything EXCEPT a...

Ford Accessport Support

Accessport Manager:  Download and install the latest version of AP Manager to update your Accessport or transfer maps and logs. Download Accessport Manager Knowledge Base: Visit our COBB Knowledge Base for vehicle specific tips, tricks, and troubleshooting. Knowledge Base Accessport Quick Start Guide: A step-by-step guide that shows you how to quickly install and uninstall your Accessport....

COBB Downpipe Updates

  One of the first modifications generally made to a turbocharged car is an upgraded downpipe.  For over a decade, COBB downpipes have been the status quo when it comes time to upgrade your Subaru, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Ford, and more.  Featuring quality stainless tubing and CAD-designed cast bellmouths, our downpipes are the best fitting and most proven...

New COBB Sun Shades by Covercraft

It’s that time of year, where our favorite hobby becomes temporary torture as the inside of a car feels more like the inside of an oven. But the latest COBB collab has the solution for that. Just in time, we’re happy to introduce our new COBB x Covercraft Sun Shades! Features If you live in a...

Turbo Blankets Now Available for Subaru and Ford Models

Turbo blankets.  They look cool, but are they actually beneficial?  Yes.  Yes, they are.  Benefits can be found on both sides of the blanket.  Obviously it prevents the turbo from heat soaking its neighbors in the engine bay, but the real magic happens on the underside.  With a turbo blanket installed, the turbo RPM acceleration improves....

Ford Updates – v503 Maps and Bug Fixes

The previous Ford release brought a ton of new stuff for the Fiesta and Focus ST.  Unfortunately, it also had a few bugs.  These bugs have been addressed with the v503 maps which can be had with a simple firmware update! Firmware Updates AP3-FOR-001: 1.7.3.0-14521 Improvements Map switching slot notifier will no longer appear when...

Buying a Used Accessport

Most of us would probably have a 10 second (or faster?) car if we could.  Most of us also have the same hurdle when it comes to reaching that or any other car goal that requires modifications.  It usually comes down to money.  In an effort to stretch the car budget a little further, it’s...

Ford – COBB Traction Control

The Mustang EcoBoost, Fiesta ST, and Focus ST are all torque monsters from the factory.  Take one in stock form, slap on any of the slew of aftermarket parts available, and your EcoBeast becomes even more savage.  But no matter how much power your car can make, it’s worthless if it doesn’t get to the ground.  That’s...

COBB Releases – January 2013

COBB is proud to announce performance and suspension part releases for January, 2013! COBB BMW 1-Series Springs – The best first step to a better handling AND looking car! Click for more pictures and details. COBB BMW 1 & 3-Series Anti-Sway Bars – This perfectly balanced kit reduces body roll, sharpens turn-in response, and reduces...

Motul

Motul is a French company that strives to manufacture, develop and distribute some of the finest engine lubricants in the world and have been doing so for more than 100 years. Present in more than 80 countries, this powerhouse is the pioneer of numerous synthetic and semi-synthetic products and advancements that have shaped with world of...

Porsche 991.1 and 991.2 GT3/GT3 RS Support

The letters “GT” are far from uncommon in the sports car world but I’m not sure there is any place where they have more meaning than when found attached to a car designed in Stuttgart Germany. Ferdinand Porsche famously said “I couldn’t find the sports car of my dreams, so I built it myself.” The...

About

COBB Tuning is an automotive engineering company founded in Rockwall TX by Trey COBB in 1999. We are dedicated to developing solutions that improve vehicle performance and the driving experience. COBB Tuning approaches design by taking the entire vehicle-platform into account as a complete system. Our ultra-high-quality products and services are professionally engineered, thoroughly tested...

Careers

COBB TUNING COBB Tuning is an automotive engineering company founded in Rockwall TX by Trey COBB in 1999. We are dedicated to developing solutions that improve vehicle performance and the driving experience. COBB Tuning approaches design by taking the entire vehicle-platform into account as a complete system. Our ultra-high-quality products and services are professionally engineered,...

Receiving & Quality Inspector

Headquartered in Austin, Texas, COBB Tuning is an enthusiast-driven automotive performance and technology company dedicated to providing the world’s best vehicle tuning solutions to owners of turbocharged performance vehicles. COBB Tuning currently supports small displacement, forced induction vehicles in Subaru, Mazda, Nissan, BMW, Porsche, Ford, Volkswagen, and Mitsubishi platforms. COBB prides itself on having a...

Downpipes vs Headers

Downpipes vs Headers Most enthusiasts know that increasing exhaust flow can help increase horsepower.  This is typically why exhaust modifications are so popular.  An upgraded downpipe or header can accomplish increased flow but, which upgrade provides the most power gains?  Let’s talk downpipes vs headers. We’ve previously touched on the different components of the exhaust...

DSC Sport Suspension Controllers

We are extremely excited to bring DSC Sport Suspension Controllers to the COBB Tuning catalog.  The addition of these suspension controllers allows you, our customers, the ability to improve the overall driving experience of your car and dial in the suspension to match the added power output.  Currently available for the Mk3 Ford Focus RS,...

Öhlins

Öhlins Racing has been an integrated part of the motorsport industry as well as the motorcycle and automotive industry for 40 years. Their focus has always been on high quality products, service and support, all the way from the MotoGP circuits to the local national racing events in over 50 distributing countries. Their philosophy has...

2019+ F-150 Limited Support Now Available

The 2019+ Ford F-150 Limited features a twin-turbocharged 3.5L High Output Ecoboost V-6.  COBB has plenty of experience with this specific drivetrain as it also comes in the Gen 2 Raptor.  This is a very capable platform in a stock configuration, but after some COBB magic, the F-150 Limited becomes a whole new beast!  Whether you’re...

Super Lap Battle 2020 – Event Recap

Circuit of the Americas is the premier racing track in North America and in its second year, Super Lap Battle is establishing itself as one of the premier North American Time Attack events. There were no less than 11 cars competing at the event with an Accessport or other COBB Tuning parts improving their ability...

Ford Raptor F-150 TCM Flashing Now Available!

Transmission tuning is now available for Gen2 Ford F150 Raptors using COBB Accessport tuning!  After endless hours of R&D effort and real-world testing, it’s finally here!  You can now upgrade your Accessport to flash the TCM with your choice of Off The Shelf maps or have it custom tuned by a Protuner.  The upgrade includes various Off...

How to Tune a Car

How to Tune a Car Tuning can mean a lot of different things in the world of cars.  Most would want to know how to tune a car to make changes to how your engine operates for some sort of benefit.  Even with this more precise definition we still have a wide range of what tuning...

2019 Ford F-150 Raptor Support and Additional Ford Updates

Support for the 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor is finally here!  This includes the Accessport along with custom features and confirmed fitment of all Hard Parts COBB offers for the Raptor.  The initial support for the 2019 F-150 Raptor Accessport includes the Stage 1 v103 map represented below.  Additional maps will soon be released!  Firmware and Accesstuner updates affecting...

Lowering Springs, Coilovers, and Air Suspension: An Overview

Lowering Springs, Coilovers, and Air Suspension: An Overview A vehicle’s suspension is one of the most critical but often overlooked systems.  It consists of several components that connect the chassis of the vehicle to the road surface.  There are different ways to make up a suspension system like coilovers or leaf springs but all work to...

COBB Tuning x Titan 7 : Subarus Need Gold Wheels

Here at COBB, we’re always looking for premiere industry partners to work with.  A few years back we started our “One Stop Shop” initiative, bringing on manufacturers of parts that complement our own to create complete vehicle packages.  Upgrading systems outside of the powertrain are essential in maintaining balance in the driving experience.  Today, we’re...

How to Make Your Car Sound Better

How to Make Your Car Sound Better Enhancing the audible feedback can make the driving experience a lot more fun and will often come with some slight performance gains as a bonus.  The noises we want to enhance come from air moving in or out.  This is from one of two ends; the intake or...

Intro to Detailing – Waterless Wash

Spring is in the air!  With it comes car show season.  Many of us are finishing up the last of our winter projects and preparing to debut our re-vamped pride and joy at a local Cars and Coffee or other enthusiast gathering.  Often times we focus primarily on performance upgrades and simple maintenance and vehicle care is...

Porsche 991.2 Carrera Development : Turbos for All!

  In the coming months we’ll be developing our Accessport and Accesstuner tuning solutions for Porsche’s newest Carrera.  Fun fact – IT HAS TURBOS! The 2017 Carrera S marks Porsche’s first turbocharged non-Turbo model Carrera S.  The outgoing 3.8L naturally aspirated motor is replaced with a smaller 3.0L motor  with two turbochargers bolted to the sides....

Mazdaspeed/MPS Optimal Upgrade Path

  Every vehicle in the COBB lineup is designed for the enthusiast from the factory.  With that in mind, it’s no surprise there are tons of different aftermarket options for every COBB supported vehicle.  As one of the first mainstream direct injected turbo cars, the Mazdaspeed platform gets a lot of aftermarket love.  There are so many...

Motul

Motul is a French company that strives to manufacture, develop and distribute some of the finest engine lubricants in the world and have been doing so for more than 100 years. Present in more than 80 countries, this powerhouse is the pioneer of numerous synthetic and semi-synthetic products and advancements that have shaped with world of...

COBB Tuning

COBB Tuning is an automotive engineering company dedicated to developing solutions that improve vehicle performance and the driving experience. COBB Tuning approaches design by taking the entire vehicle-platform into account as a complete system. Our ultra-high-quality products and services are professionally engineered, thoroughly tested and backed by industry leading customer service to ensure that they...

2015 WRX Tuning Results : 344 WTQ / 313 WHP

We have enjoyed seeing all of the 2015 WRX custom tune results being posted around the ‘net and decided to jump in with our own after a bit of playing around with our car on the Austin R&D dyno today. While this combo of parts isn’t likely to be an pre-configured OTS “StageX” package that is available...

ECU Reverse Engineer I or II

SUMMARY:  An entry to mid level reverse engineering position.  Exercise knowledge in reverse engineering skills ranging from processor, software binary and security vulnerability analysis to programming in various languages, and to experience working independently with general supervision.  Be a part of the team that leads the automotive aftermarket in understanding factory engine management systems.   Applicable candidates...

COBB Front Mount Intercooler Kit for Gen2 MAZDASPEED3

COBB Tuning is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the COBB Front Mount Intercooler (FMIC) for the 2010-2012 MAZDASPEED3. Based on feedback received from MAZDASPEED3 enthusiasts, the development of this Gen2 MAZDASPEED3 FMIC focused on three specific areas; high-efficiency, outstanding build quality and excellent fitment. The final product is a tidy package that fits...

Ken Anderson Leads COBB Tuning’s International Business Development

COBB Tuning is proud to announce the creation of its new International Business Development unit. This organization is tasked with increasing global awareness of the COBB Tuning brand and driving sales of its AccessPORT engine management solution and complementary line of premium bolt-on performance products. Ken Anderson will lead this international growth initiative as Director...

COBB Tuning Insider – Rob Irish, BMW Extraordinaire

Step 1: Plug the AccessPORT in. Step 2: Wait 20 minutes. Step 3: Smash the gas pedal and feel your extra horsepower. Just like an iPod, the AccessPORT seems so simple. But going from a cold metal Engine Control Unit sitting on your desk to the sleek plug and play AccessPORT takes more than just...

COBB Tuning SOCAL Official Grand Opening!

COBB Tuning is proud to announce the Official Grand Opening of its latest retail facility, COBB Tuning SOCAL. COBB Tuning SOCAL brings customer focus, professionalism, and attention to detail to Southern California in this freshly outfitted 10,000sq/ft facility. The new location features an open and inviting floorplan, a comfortable customer lounge, accessible product displays and...

New Jobs at COBB Tuning: Software/Firmware Engineer

COBB Tuning is seeking qualified candidates to join our AccessPORT engineering team. This individual will help maintain, design and test existing and new versions of the AccessTUNER program and AccessPORT Firmware.  This position is located at our Austin, TX headquarters. Job Description: Maintain existing AccessPORT firmware, including new feature development. Support AccessTUNER software and other...

Videographer/Photographer Position Available!

Are you a forward thinking individual who likes to push the creative boundaries regardless of what subject matter you are capturing? Do you enjoy a team environment? Do you enjoy the challenge of producing highly conceptual and spectacular short video clips and print imagery under a client’s strict branding guidelines? Do you have what it...

Dylan’s Donation Drive – Win an AccessPORT!

NOTE: The Dylan Donation Drive to win an AccessPORT has come to a close. Together we raised over $8,000 for this cause and six lucky folks won AccessPORTs! If you would still like to donate to the Levy’s, please visit the Dylan Levy Donations page to contribute via PayPal. Thank you everyone for your overwhelming...

COBB Tuning Motorsports Mid-Season Recap!

With September nearly upon us, The COBB Tuning Motorsports Team is preparing for the final three races of the Redline Time Attack Season. With the conclusion of the East Coast Championship, the COBB Team will be concentrating on securing the championship in both the Street and Modified AWD classes in the COBB Tuning Motorsports Subaru...

COBB Tuning AccessPORT Product Line Consolidation

COBB Tuning is announcing a restructuring of the AccessPORT product line in order to better align our internal resources with our core markets. Effective immediately, COBB Tuning is discontinuing development of AccessPORTs for naturally aspirated vehicles including: Honda Civic Si, Infiniti G35 & G37, Mazda RX-8, Nissan 350Z & 370Z and Subaru 2.5i & 2.5RS....

Racer Recap: Trey Cobb at Redline Time Attack Round 3, Las Vegas Motor Speedway

While perhaps not as exciting to the reader, the 370Z was drama free and reliable the entire weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. This allowed me to continue to focus on improving as a driver and getting more comfortable in the car. Having other experienced and talented drivers as part of the team is also...

COBB Tuning Motorsports ready for Redline Time Attack at New Jersey Motorsports Park!

The COBB Tuning Motorsports Team is once again ready to take on the best of the east coast at the New Jersey Motorsports Park Redline Time Attack Event with their three-car Time Attack effort. With two podium finishes in the AWD Modified and AWD Street Classes, the team is preparing for its first ever east...

Brian Lock’s Buttonwillow Race Recap

What a great first event! The COBB Motorsports racing team really came together this event and it seemed like the crew has been working with each other for years instead of just a month. Our performance on track was impressive for our first event together as well. Taking home the win in the Modified class...

COBB Motorsports Nissan GT-R Development Update – OS Giken Rear LSD

The COBB Tuning Motorsports team and I just got back from our first weekend of testing at California Speedway with the new OS Giken TCD rear Limited Slip Differential (LSD) upgrade for our GT-R. With nearly 800HP available at the wheels, I had been experiencing significant rear wheel spin on corner exit that was obviously hurting...

COBB Tuning’s Jon Pomrenke Takes 2nd at National Tour AutoX!

  Over the weekend, our very own Jon Pomrenke took a slightly modified STI to the second tier of the podium at the 2009 Farmington, NM National Tour. Jon is an avid autocross driver and competes on a regular basis here in Salt Lake City as well as around the Southwest. While he was not at...

Gary Sheehan Named as Marketing Director

Cobb tabs marketing veteran and leading road racer to head enhanced sales and advertising initiatives COBB Tuning today announced the appointment of Gary Sheehan as Director of Marketing. In this newly expanded role, Sheehan will provide strategic oversight to all areas of COBB Tuning’s marketing department. Sheehan will work closely with the Engine Management, Engineering,...

Live Sockets Battle : R34 vs R35

[BIG BLOG UPDATE #3] In addition to the Redline Time Attack, we also took part in the first ever Live Sockets Battle series. Run in a similar fashion as “touge”, our R35 driven by Billy Brooks was pitted against the Focus Auto Sales R34 GT-R piloted by hot-shoe Billy Johnson. It was the battle of...

Redline Time Attack & Live Sockets Battle

vs. In addition to MOD, we will have our R35 GT-R out at the Redline Time Attack held at the Auto Club (California) Speedway July 19-20th. We will be running in the Modified AWD class using Toyo R888 tires. As part of the event, we’ve been invited to take part in the Live Socket Battle....

AccessPORT Update v1.2.4.1 (US Subaru)

We recently released a new firmware update for the North American model Subaru AccessPORT. A lot of good stuff is included, as we continue to improve the functionality and features of the AccessPORT. It’s hard to believe we only released it back in Dec. ’06, considering how far it’s already come and all the potential...

SEMA 2007 – Wrap up

SEMA 2007 is finally over and we’ve thankfully survived another year. This year we wanted the focus to be placed on the innovative and high quality products we develop, rather than some random race project. Overall, I think it was highly successful. In addition to some of the new product concepts we unveiled, the other...