Transforming Volkswagen Tuning. 3.22.16. Stay Tuned.

Update 3/22/2016 – 2010-2014 VW GTI Accessport and Staged Power Packages Available Now at COBBTuning.com!!!  – CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

We may be new to Volkswagen tuning, but we’re no stranger to squeezing extra power out of turbocharged engines.  With this update we’ll take a glance into what we’ll be offering in our upcoming Volkswagen release.  We’ll also take a look into “The COBB Way” which should help newcomers to understand just how things work once you’re part of the COBB family.

The COBB Way

Now that we’ve got your interest, let’s go over The COBB Way.  With over 15 years of Research and Development, COBB Tuning has created Upgrade Paths designed to provide you with everything you will need to go from a bone stock car to a powerful, drivable, daily smile-making machine. Each path is specifically designed to maximize power of the Accessport, Hard Parts and our Off-The-Shelf maps.

Step 1 – The Accessport

The COBB Tuning Accessport is the first and easiest modification you can make to your car to see instant results. In this video we walk you through the basics of the Accessport and some of its features.


Step 2 – Stage Power Packages

Our engineers rigorously test Hard Parts to find the right order and combination for the best incremental power gains. Maps are created and tested to tune the ECU so that it supports and takes advantage of each part. With these results, COBB is able to create the Upgrade Path of Staged Packages that have all the necessary parts to upgrade your car. Learn more about this process in this video.


Step 3 – Custom Tuning

So what is custom tuning? Custom tuning means fine tuning an existing COBB Off the Shelf Map or creating a new map from scratch, to gain the maximum performance for your set up. You can do all this and more, using Accesstuner Software! Check out the Accesstuner features in this video.

 


3/8/2016

Our fleet is growing.  We can’t wait to tell you all about it!

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George Danchuk on March 9, 2016 says:

Rather cool, I like german cars)

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Edwin Martinez on March 10, 2016 says:

Will there also be for a mk7 gti?

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    Marshall
    Marshall on March 11, 2016 says:

    Our initial release will focus on the Mk6 GTI however we do plan to follow that with Mk7 GTI support!

    Marshall@COBB

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      Mike kopko on March 13, 2016 says:

      How about the golf R?

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Adam Morris on March 12, 2016 says:

What about the mk6 golf r? I have a Cobb unit from my previously totalled sti and just bought a golf r.

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    Marshall
    Marshall on March 15, 2016 says:

    We do hope to eventually offer support for the Mk6 Golf R. Our initial focus will be on the GTI however Golf R support is already in the pipeline.

    Marshall@COBB

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Marissa Mason on March 13, 2016 says:

Will you guys be releasing an accessport for a MK5?

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    Marshall
    Marshall on March 15, 2016 says:

    Our initial focus will be on the Mk6 and Mk7 GTI/Golf R. We hope to eventually offer support for the Mk5 however it may be a bit of time before it is available.

    Marshall@COBB

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Grayson Merica on March 13, 2016 says:

I saw a beetle in that video haha will there be an accessport for the mk4 golf/beetle/Jetta? 1.8t?;)

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    Marshall
    Marshall on March 15, 2016 says:

    No plans for Mk4 support as it stands. We may be able to offer it in the future once other projects have been completed.

    Marshall@COBB

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Matt Labukas on March 14, 2016 says:

are you as well releasing software for mk6 golf r’s on the 22nd? or is that at a later date? i am greatly interested

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    Marshall
    Marshall on March 15, 2016 says:

    Golf R support will not be available with the 3/22 release. We do hope to offer it in the future though!

    Marshall@COBB

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Edward Graff on March 15, 2016 says:

I have a 2012 CC sport which has the exact same engine and stock map as the mk6 would I be able to use your guys setup?

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    Marshall
    Marshall on March 17, 2016 says:

    Hey Edward, we will not offer support for the CC initially. It may be something we look into in the future. Even though the cars share the same motor and ECU hardware, they do utilize independent ROM files which require adding support for.

    Marshall@COBB

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Anas Al Raisi on March 15, 2016 says:

Will it support 2009 MK3 Scirocco 2.0 TSI (MED17) ECU?

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Darryl Waddell on March 16, 2016 says:

Will this AP work on all 2.0 TSI platforms?
(GLI,CC,A3 etc)

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James Quintanilla on March 16, 2016 says:

Would it work on a mk6 gli

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Kyle Owen on March 16, 2016 says:

will you be giving away an awesome hoodie or tshirt with a cobb purchase? and more importantly, when will we see pricing information?

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Matthew Dettorre on March 16, 2016 says:

Will be nice to have another option, I have been sorta happy with APR, but they lack any updates. they gave up on the MK6 the moment the MK7 came out. So it’s nice to see that being your first priority. Any idea of power figures yet? Because I will tell you guys to shut up and take my money if you offer more power than the competition. Mostly for stage two.

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    Marshall
    Marshall on March 17, 2016 says:

    I don’t believe we’ve released official power numbers quite yet. From what I have seen, we are right on par or slightly above a comparable APR tune.

    Marshall@COBB

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Gavin Johnson on March 17, 2016 says:

Is there any talk about supporting a 2013 jetta gli autobahn gen 1?

Thanks

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    Marshall
    Marshall on March 18, 2016 says:

    We do hope to eventually offer additional vehicle support, including the Mk6 Jetta GLI. Unfortunately, no timeline on that quiet yet.

    Marshall@COBB

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Daniel Torres on March 17, 2016 says:

Can we preorder ?

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    Marshall
    Marshall on March 18, 2016 says:

    We will not be offering preorders for the VW Accessports but the wait is almost over!

    Marshall@COBB

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Noah Bisping on March 19, 2016 says:

Will there be tuning solutions for the MK5 GTI FSI motor?

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    Kyle
    Kyle on March 21, 2016 says:

    No guarantees but it is being looked in to. Stay tuned for more details and updates!

    Kyle@COBB

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Dennis Brooks on March 20, 2016 says:

I have a mk6 2014 Beetle GSR with gen3 2.0l TSI and 6 speed manual. 2 questions. 1. Will accessport be available for my car? 2. If you use a program and set back to stock before going into the VW dealer, can they tell that you have changed the tune?

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    Kyle
    Kyle on March 21, 2016 says:

    We do plan to provide support to more VW vehicles. However, exactly which ones and when is still up in the air. If support is added for your vehicle, the uninstall process will be the same as other platforms. When the Accessport is properly uninstalled using the Uninstall option from the main menu, the ECU is reverted exactly back to stock. In our experience, the dealership is not able to tell if the ECU has been flashed. However, with that said, the AP is not designed to go around any kind of warranty coverage and there may be diagnostics at a much higher level we are unaware of. At the end of the day, it really comes down to how your local dealer handles modifications to the car: some don’t mind a few mods and others don’t like any.

    Kyle@COBB

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Brian Rowland on March 21, 2016 says:

Can you speak to how this will affect warranties, factory or extended?
I understand that the tune can be removed when taking it to the dealer, but will it still cause the ECU update counter to roll over?

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    Kyle
    Kyle on March 22, 2016 says:

    Only your dealer can give you the true answer regarding warranty coverage. But it’s worth noting, when the Accessport is properly uninstalled using the Uninstall option from the main menu, the ECU is reverted exactly back to stock. In our experience, the dealership is not able to tell if the ECU has been flashed. However, with that said, the AP is not designed to go around any kind of warranty coverage and there may be diagnostics at a much higher level we are unaware of. At the end of the day, it really comes down to how your local dealer handles modifications to the car: some don’t mind a few mods and others don’t like any.

    Kyle@COBB

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Daniel Nelson on March 21, 2016 says:

Support for 1.8 Jettas in the future?

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    Kyle
    Kyle on March 22, 2016 says:

    It’s possible! We do plan on supporting additional VW vehicles. As of now, which ones and when is still undetermined.

    Kyle@COBB

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nathan moretto on March 22, 2016 says:

its the 22nd where is this release??

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    Marshall
    Marshall on March 22, 2016 says:

    Ha! Almost there!

    Marshall@COBB

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Chris Rodriguez on June 28, 2016 says:

Please feel free to explore the MBQ platform further (Audi S3, Audi TTS) :-).

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    Marshall
    Marshall on June 29, 2016 says:

    We plan to!

    Marshall@COBB

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Christopher Occenad on July 20, 2016 says:

Is the VW AP work on a 2012 jetta 2.5? i really like your tunes on my ST and am wondering if an accessport will be compatible with a 2.5 jetta.

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    Marshall
    Marshall on July 20, 2016 says:

    Our VW Accessport is currently only compatible with the Mk6 GTI. We do plan to eventually add support for other vehicles, however I’m not sure where the 2.5 Jetta falls in line.

    Marshall@COBB

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Chang Liu on August 1, 2016 says:

Is there any intention of making a MK7 Gen3 EA888 1.8 TSI tune?

The market is saturated by plug-in resistor devices and APR tunes.

As of right now, August of 2016, all companies that are pursuing this tune has not made any material progress (i.e. GIAC, Unitronic, etc).

There’s quite a few people with 1.8TSI and Seat Leon/ Audi A3 tunes exist and the VW has been tuned overseas but no tune outside of APR has been sold in the US market aside from APR.

There’s money to be made…

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    Marshall
    Marshall on August 3, 2016 says:

    We do not currently have plans to add support for the 1.8TSI vehicles. It’s definitely possible we’ll eventually have resources to devote to those cars however we do have several other projects that would be in line ahead of that.

    Marshall@COBB

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Tariq Goins on August 4, 2016 says:

Will the MK7 GTI be getting an accessport anytime soon?

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    Marshall
    Marshall on August 4, 2016 says:

    Yes! Mk7 GTI support is our VW team’s top priority right now. We’re getting close and should have some updates regarding a release date coming soon.

    Marshall@COBB

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ken n. on August 30, 2016 says:

will you be doing one for the audi s3 2015+??
when if any?
more specifics please.
I am willing to pay once it hits the market.

we have the cash, I’m not sure why it hasn’t been developed for this car. so many flashes have been purchased for this model.

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    Marshall
    Marshall on August 30, 2016 says:

    Hi Ken,

    We do not currently have plans to offer tuning support for the Audi S3. It is possible that may change in the future if demand is present.

    Marshall@COBB

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ken n. on August 31, 2016 says:

how many estimated units do you guys need before you decide on making it for a particular car?

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    Marshall
    Marshall on September 1, 2016 says:

    Good question. It’s not necessarily a direct correlation to unit sales but more return on investment. If two cars share the same R&D efforts it’s an easy decision to simply lump both into the same project. On the other hand, when two similar cars share equally large R&D efforts, we will tend to lean towards the more performance-oriented of the two. I hope that sheds a bit of light into how these decisions are handled internally.

    Marshall@COBB

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Mark Garner on October 1, 2016 says:

Any update on MK7 ETA? Thanks.

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    Marshall
    Marshall on October 4, 2016 says:

    I do not have a confirmed ETA at this point, but we’re trending towards a late Fall release.

    Marshall@COBB

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Dale Townson on November 17, 2016 says:

HI, do you have a release date for the MK7 GTI tuner, yet? Thanks.

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    Marshall
    Marshall on November 17, 2016 says:

    Hi Dale! We’re hoping to have that available in the next week or two(barring complete disaster).

    Marshall@COBB

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Dale Townson on November 30, 2016 says:

Hello,

Is it still scheduled for this week(mk7), or next? Thanks.

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    Marshall
    Marshall on December 1, 2016 says:

    Hey Dale!

    We’re looking at a Monday (Dec. 5th) release. Instead of releasing at the end of the week and not being available over the weekend, we decided to push it a few days to play it safe.

    Marshall@COBB

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Dinh Doan on December 9, 2016 says:

Are you guys developing anything for the MK7 Golf R? If yes, is there an estimated time?

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    Marshall
    Marshall on December 12, 2016 says:

    We are working on an Accessport for the Mk7 Golf R. Unfortunately we are not quite close enough to provide an accurate ETA, hoping to have more insight early next year!

    Marshall@COBB

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      Marc-André Bouchard on January 30, 2017 says:

      I was thrilled when you announced support for VW. I was a Cobb big fan on my former car (Mazdaspeed 3). Any ETA for MK7 R? Would love to purchase it before summer!

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        Marshall
        Marshall on January 30, 2017 says:

        No ETA for Mk7 R quite yet, it’s on the agenda though!

        Marshall@COBB

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          Vitaliy Kozlov on March 20, 2017 says:

          Any updates on the ETA of the Accessport for MK7 R?

          Marshall
          Marshall on March 20, 2017 says:

          Hey there! We do not have any updates on Mk7 Golf R at this time.

          Marshall@COBB

brian fusco on February 23, 2017 says:

the vw gti mk7 2016 tuner how much hp and torque will that add 93 octain setting from the stock 220hp and 258 pt? also would this tuner work on a 2017,i dont believe theres any changes from the 2015 2016 2017 mk7″s thanks

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    Marshall
    Marshall on February 24, 2017 says:

    Hey Brian! We are finishing up support for the 2017 GTIs right now. Once available, the current VLK-002 Accessport will simply require a firmware update using our Accessport Manager software.

    Power gains can be found in the Map Notes Documentation but on a completely stock car using 93 octane you should expect to see gains of +26.2% HP / +21.9% TQ at the wheels.

    Marshall@COBB

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Marc-André Bouchard on March 19, 2017 says:

A whole year has passed now since the initial VW support announcement, and MK7R owners like me are eager to get our hands on the product. Can we expect a late spring/early summer release?

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    Kyle
    Kyle on March 20, 2017 says:

    There are currently no ETAs for MK7R support. Sorry for the bad news.

    Kyle@COBB

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Herman Chan on October 1, 2017 says:

Hey just wondering if there is any updates for the Mk7 Golf R?

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    Marshall
    Marshall on October 5, 2017 says:

    Hey Herman! We’re nearing the end of our development process for the initial Golf R Accessport release. Be on the lookout for that to happen here in the next month or so.

    Marshall@COBB

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Jan Durian on October 7, 2017 says:

Hey, does mk6 Accessport work for GTI mk5 TSI. Any plans to support it?

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    Marshall
    Marshall on October 9, 2017 says:

    It does not. We do not currently have plans to offer support for the Mk5 TSI cars, sorry for the bad news!

    Marshall@COBB

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