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    Some new COBB product offerings..

    Quick heads up...Cobb's recently released a few hardware modifications for the BMW platform and we're happy to be able to offer them to you guys. Free shipping in the Con US.

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    Interesting. Cobb went the route of a stepped Fmic like helix.
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    I've been thinking about the springs... I'll keep you in mind if I decide to do it
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    Well when I do suspension mods, I'll be calling you guys for coilovers & sway bars. Of course the Helix FMIC doesn't come with the cold side "up" piping tho
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    Not to be an ass but I'd rather they spend more time focusing on the tuning aspects and features the BMW AcessPort is missing than a $1K Helix/Wagner lookalike IC and isn't the M3 sway bar the same size for less?. Springs maybe thats a competitive choice?
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by brusk Click here to enlarge
    Not to be an ass but I'd rather they spend more time focusing on the tuning aspects and features the BMW AcessPort is missing than a $1K Helix/Wagner lookalike IC and isn't the M3 sway bar the same size for less?. Springs maybe thats a competitive choice?
    The guys doing the tuning aspect are not the same guys doing the hardware. Cobb is a very large company and has experts in many fields. As far as the quality or design of the Cobb hardware i've yet to see any of it first hand so i'm not going to comment or form any opinion.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by dzenno@ProTUNING Freaks Click here to enlarge
    Quick heads up...Cobb's recently released a few hardware modifications for the BMW platform and we're happy to be able to offer them to you guys. Free shipping in the Con US.

    http://www.protuningfreaks.com/brands/COBB-Tuning.html
    I would really like to see them release a AP for the 997.1tt soon, @dzenno@ProTUNING Freaks can you bug them about p-car support Click here to enlarge
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by xbox_fan Click here to enlarge
    I would really like to see them release a AP for the 997.1tt soon, @dzenno@ProTUNING Freaks can you bug them about p-car support Click here to enlarge
    That'd be fun for sure Click here to enlarge buddy of mine wants me to help him tune his 2011 turbo s pdk...puts down 530whp on a mustang on 91 with giac right now bone stock, his words..i drove it couple nights ago, yup, its fast Click here to enlarge awd too..love the sport plus mapping
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by xbox_fan Click here to enlarge
    I would really like to see them release a AP for the 997.1tt soon, @dzenno@ProTUNING Freaks can you bug them about p-car support Click here to enlarge
    You might want to look into GIAC. They are kings in VW/AUDI/Porsche world.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by vasillalov Click here to enlarge
    You might want to look into GIAC. They are kings in VW/AUDI/Porsche world.
    Pricey, $2k though, given its an OTS tune especially
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by xbox_fan Click here to enlarge
    I would really like to see them release a AP for the 997.1tt soon, @dzenno@ProTUNING Freaks can you bug them about p-car support Click here to enlarge
    This wasn't anywhere on their radar 6 months ago when I was looking for a tune. Look up Ams, they have a damn nice exhaust only tune.
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    For the GIAC tune at $2k, you might as well go with a ProEFI/Syvecs standalone and a proper E85 fueling system for max-power, FlexFuel capability, Anti-Lag and a significantly more advanced traction control system
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by mithiral67 Click here to enlarge
    This wasn't anywhere on their radar 6 months ago when I was looking for a tune. Look up Ams, they have a damn nice exhaust only tune.
    So many great tuners out there in the pcar world: ams, evoms, promotive, switzer, 9ff, giac, apr, softronic...competition is brutal and they all share one thing in common, so damn expensive for OTS tuning
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    Agreed, but I would recommend a custom tune. When AMS strapped mine down, they said the stock timing was already to agressive and they were getting knock events before they started upping the power. I couldnt image what would have happened if I did a OTS map.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by mithiral67 Click here to enlarge
    Agreed, but I would recommend a custom tune. When AMS strapped mine down, they said the stock timing was already to agressive and they were getting knock events before they started upping the power. I couldnt image what would have happened if I did a OTS map.
    That's quite similar to the N54. Stock timing in a lot of cases (depending on quality of pump octane) is already too aggressive even for 7-8psi of boost
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by dzenno@ProTUNING Freaks Click here to enlarge
    So many great tuners out there in the pcar world: ams, evoms, promotive, switzer, 9ff, giac, apr, softronic...competition is brutal and they all share one thing in common, so damn expensive for OTS tuning
    it is weird that there is so much competition and still prices are high for OTS maps, I really hope COBB can change this a little...
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by vasillalov Click here to enlarge
    You might want to look into GIAC. They are kings in VW/AUDI/Porsche world.
    Dont really agree with this, there is several tuners here. They seem to be more conservative than some other tuners, but the p-car tuning is mostly about wheels and wings. Also a lot of suspension work is being done.

    I would guess softronic is the biggest tuner, though prob because they offer a flash-at-home solution and is cheapest Click here to enlarge

    I am looking at a protomotive E85 tune but its still almost $3000 + exhaust and new injectors...
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by mithiral67 Click here to enlarge
    This wasn't anywhere on their radar 6 months ago when I was looking for a tune. Look up Ams, they have a damn nice exhaust only tune.
    They have a 997.1tt they are looking into, but I got the answer "check back in a few months" and that was a few months ago Click here to enlarge
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by xbox_fan Click here to enlarge
    Dont really agree with this, there is several tuners here. They seem to be more conservative than some other tuners, but the p-car tuning is mostly about wheels and wings.
    I would've said EVOMS as the "premier" P-car tuner, but from there you've got AWE, GIAC, Switzer, Protomotive, ProtoTech, Softronic, and APR, who are all very reputable "Porsche" tuners who are interchangeable depending on what kind of mods you have, how aggressive you're looking to go & what kind of tune you're looking for (Pump/Daily Map, E85 Mapping, etc). Then you've got a small army of reputable "garage"/private tuners, ex: Roshan Patel who tuned M3ntal & prodigy 996 turbos that are both over 700 WHP (on E85) with the stock motor & ECU; just fueling + turbo upgrades. I'd include shops like Iveytune, Jotech, Undercover Performance, Underground Racing, LMR, etc etc in this "category"
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    why would Cobb price their FMIC higher than the Helix unit? who would buy it? considering the reputation Helix has built on this platform

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ihc95 Click here to enlarge
    why would Cobb price their FMIC higher than the Helix unit? who would buy it? considering the reputation Helix has built on this platform
    Even being a 2 time helix owner, the cobb FMIC looks like a nicer piece.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ihc95 Click here to enlarge
    why would Cobb price their FMIC higher than the Helix unit? who would buy it? considering the reputation Helix has built on this platform
    COBB's FMIC has prob "perfected" the Helix Stepped IC design, lower pressure drops, better IAT suppression, also prob has better silicone hoses & the cold side piping (not included in the Helix FMIC kit)
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by mithiral67 Click here to enlarge
    Even being a 2 time helix owner, the cobb FMIC looks like a nicer piece.
    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by benzy89 Click here to enlarge
    COBB's FMIC has prob "perfected" the Helix Stepped IC design, lower pressure drops, better IAT suppression, also prob has better silicone hoses & the cold side piping (not included in the Helix FMIC kit)
    Not sure how you guys are arriving at these conclusions. The Cobb unit doesn't have rounded end tanks, rounded bars on the face of the IC and the welds dont look as nice as the Helix FMIC.

    Also Helix offers the cold-side piping for an extra ~$50.

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    Looks nicer to me, but I am neither an engineer nor a welder.
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