VOLKSWAGEN UPDATES – 2018 GTI (MK7) SUPPORT NOW AVAILABLE

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The COBB Accessport and Accesstuner Pro software are now compatible with the 2018 Volkswagen GTI.  Owners can now enjoy all of the parts and features they’ve come to expect from COBB Tuning including the Accessport, Stage Power Packages, and Off The Shelf Maps.

ACCESSPORT FIRMWARE UPDATES

All VLK-002 Accessports with firmware version  1.7.3.0-16029 or newer are now compatible with the 2018 Volkswagen GTI.  Customers who already have an Accessport can utilize Accessport Manager to update their firmware.  Additional updates outlined below are available for all Volkswagen Accessports with this new firmware.

NEW SUPPORTED VEHICLES
  • 2018 USDM Volkswagen Golf GTI (MT and DSG)

Firmware will include the same Off The Shelf (OTS) Maps that are available for the 2015-17 Mk7 GTI.

2018 GTI OTS MAPS:
  • Anti-Theft Mode v102
  • Stage0 (Stock installed mode) v102
  • Stage1 91 v102
  • Stage1 93 v102
  • Stage1+ 91 v102
  • Stage1+ 93 v102
  • Stage2 91 v102
  • Stage2 93 v102
  • Stage3 91 v102
  • Stage3 93 v102
  • Valet Mode v102

These maps now have Traction Control enabled!  This allows users the ability to limit wheel spin in racing conditions without being as intrusive as the factory traction control system.  Custom tuning will be required for optimal results but feature sampling is available in the Accessport through “Tune” > “Adjustments” > “Enable Traction Control” > and setting the value to “1.”  You can then choose the appropriate slot for the amount of wheel slip you wish to allow.

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The first table shows the relationship between allowed wheel slip at certain throttle and speeds.  These values will be slot 1.  Each slot increases by 2% multiplier up to slot 7.  Slow 7 will allows a 20% multiplier of the above table between the drive wheels and rear wheels.  Slot 8 has traction control off.

Visit the Map Notes for all the details regarding power gains and modification requirements for each map.

Improvements

The code reading feature on every Volkswagen Accessport has been improved.  The Accessport will now show the generic OBDII code along with the Volkswagen specific code.

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The model years have been removed from the naming conventions throughout the Volkswagen Platform.  This was done to avoid confusion as certain ROMs were found across multiple model years.  Examples include:

AP3-VLK-001

  • USDM 2010 Volkswagen GTI (CBFA 115AL) –> USDM Volkswagen GTI (CBFA 115AL)
  • USDM 2011 Volkswagen GTI (CBFA 115AQ) –> USDM Volkswagen GTI (CBFA 115AQ)
  • USDM 2012-2014 Volkswagen GTI (CBFA 115AT) –> USDM Volkswagen GTI (CBFA 115AT)
  • USDM 2010 Volkswagen GTI (CCTA 115AM) –> USDM Volkswagen GTI (CCTA 115AM)
  • USDM 2010-2011 Volkswagen GTI (CCTA 115AP) –> USDM Volkswagen GTI (CCTA 115AP)
  • USDM 2012-2014 Volkswagen GTI (CCTA 115AS) –> USDM Volkswagen GTI (CCTA 115AS)

AP3-VLK-002

  • USDM 2015 Volkswagen GTI (CXCA 5G0906259A) –> USDM Volkswagen GTI (CXCA 5G0906259A)
  • USDM 2016 Volkswagen GTI (CXCA 5G0906259D) –> USDM Volkswagen GTI (CXCA 5G0906259D)
  • USDM 2017 Volkswagen GTI (CXCA 5G0906259L) –> USDM Volkswagen GTI (CXCA 5G0906259L)

AP3-VLK-003

  • USDM 2015 Volkswagen Golf R (CYFB 8V0906259E) –> USDM Volkswagen Golf R (CYFB 8V0906259E)
  • USDM 2016 Volkswagen Golf R (CYFB 8V0906259H) –> USDM Volkswagen Golf R (CYFB 8V0906259H)
  • USDM 2017 Volkswagen Golf R (CYFB 8V0906259K) –> USDM Volkswagen Golf R (CYFB 8V0906259K)

The default data log list has also been updated for each Volkswagen Accessport.

AP3-VLK-001 – Mk6 GTI Log List

  • Added FFS State
  • Added Target Filling
  • Removed Tumble Flap Position (Commanded)

AP3-VLK-002 – Mk7 GTI Log List

  • Added AFR Set Point
  • Added Boost Pressure
  • Added COBB Spark Reduction
  • Added FFS State
  • Added HPFP Effective Pump Volume
  • Added Injection Time Primary Pulse Average
  • Removed Lambda Set Point
  • Added LC State
  • Added LTFT
  • Removed PUT from Turbo Protection
  • Added Rail Pressure Set Point
  • Added STFT
  • Removed Torque Reference
  • Removed Torque Reference Maximum
  • Added Torque Limitation Source
  • Added Torque Value for Air Mass Set Point

AP3-VLK-003 – Golf R Log List

  • Added AFR Set Point
  • Added Boost Pressure
  • Added COBB Spark Reduction
  • Added FFS State
  • Added HPFP Effective Pump Volume
  • Removed IAT
  • Removed Intake Flap Set Point
  • Added Injection Time Primary Pulse Average
  • Added Intake Flap Set Point
  • Removed Intake Manifold Pressure
  • Added LC State
  • Added LTFT
  • Removed Max PUT from Turbo Protection
  • Added Rail Pressure Set Point
  • Added STFT
  • Removed Torque Reference
  • Removed Torque Reference Maximum
  • Added Torque Limitation Source
  • Added Torque Value for Air Mass Set Point

Accesstuner Updates

New tables and monitors have been added to Volkswagen Accesstuner.

New Tables

  • Effective Injection Time High Temperature
  • Effective Injection Time Mid Temperature
  • Effective Injection Time Low Temperature
    • Applications:
      • USDM Volkswagen GTI (CXCA 5G0906259L)
      • USDM Volkswagen Golf R (CYFB 8V0906259E)
      • USDM Volkswagen Golf R (CYFB 8V0906259H)
      • USDM Volkswagen Golf R (CYFB 8V0906259K)
  • Maximum Rail Pressure Set Point
    • Applications:
      • USDM Volkswagen GTI (CXCA 5G0906259A)
      • USDM Volkswagen GTI (CXCA 5G0906259D)
      • USDM Volkswagen GTI (CXCA 5G0906259L)
      • USDM Volkswagen Golf R (CYFB 8V0906259E)
      • USDM Volkswagen Golf R (CYFB 8V0906259H)
      • USDM Volkswagen Golf R (CYFB 8V0906259K)

New Monitors

  • Fuel Temperature
    • Applications:
      • USDM Volkswagen GTI (CXCA 5G0906259L)
      • USDM Volkswagen Golf R (CYFB 8V0906259E)
      • USDM Volkswagen Golf R (CYFB 8V0906259H)
      • USDM Volkswagen Golf R (CYFB 8V0906259K)


COMMENTS
Bryan Buckley on April 19, 2018 says:

It’s great to see all of these updates.
Any dates for the DSG tune release yet?

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    Kyle
    Kyle on April 20, 2018 says:

    Hi Bryan,

    Not yet but we are working on it!

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    Jason Olmstead on April 27, 2018 says:

    When the Access Port that’s compatible with the 2018 GTi DSG comes out, it’ll be a day-one purchase for me.

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      Marshall
      Marshall on April 27, 2018 says:

      Hoping you don’t have to wait too much longer!

      Marshall@COBB

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Michael Kelley on August 28, 2018 says:

Just checking in for an update on when the Cobb AP would support DSG tuning. :)

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    Marshall
    Marshall on August 30, 2018 says:

    Hey Michael,

    We’re closing in pretty quick now. Should have something out in the next few weeks!

    Marshall@COBB

    Reply