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Cobb Tuning Stage 1 Powerpack with V3 Accessport and High Flow Air Filter

A Cobb Tuning Stage 1 Power Package comes with a Cobb Accessport V3 and High Flow Air Filter.Combining these items together achieves better results than either alone would achieve.The Accessport V3 from Cobb Tuning is a next level tuning device.Offering a huge range of tuning features with the added benefit of the handset itself functioning as a highly versatile tuning box, and gauge cluster.The Accessport V3 allows you to flash a wide range of maps onto your vehicle. It can be used as often as you like and you can download from Cobb's wide selection of maps. This means that the same device can be used to map your vehicle as you add or remove modifications.By replacing your factory map with a Cobb Tuning Remap you can modify your vehicles ECU map to increase your engines power output.Unlike other devices Cobb have tried to make the Accessport V3 so useful that you won't want to remove it from your car. Supplied complete with kit for dashboard mounting, Cobb intend you to leave it plugged and functioning as a gauge device (although if you don't want to, you don't have to).You can display up to six values read from your ECU...View more

Cobb Tuning Stage 1 Powerpack with V3 Accessport, and High Flow Intake

A Cobb Tuning Stage 1 Power Package comes with a Cobb Accessport V3 and High Flow Air Filter.Combining these items together achieves better results than either alone would achieve.The Accessport V3 from Cobb Tuning is a next level tuning device.Offering a huge range of tuning features with the added benefit of the handset itself functioning as a highly versatile tuning box, and gauge cluster.The Accessport V3 allows you to flash a wide range of maps onto your vehicle. It can be used as often as you like and you can download from Cobb's wide selection of maps. This means that the same device can be used to map your vehicle as you add or remove modifications.By replacing your factory map with a Cobb Tuning Remap you can modify your vehicles ECU map to increase your engines power output.Unlike other devices Cobb have tried to make the Accessport V3 so useful that you won't want to remove it from your car. Supplied complete with kit for dashboard mounting, Cobb intend you to leave it plugged and functioning as a gauge device (although if you don't want to, you don't have to).You can display up to six values read from your ECU...View more

Cobb Tuning Stage 1 Powerpack with V3 Accessport, High Flow Air Filter, and Uprated Rear Motor Mount

A Cobb Tuning Stage 1 Power Package comes with a Cobb Accessport V3 and High Flow Air Filter.Combining these items together achieves better results than either alone would achieve.The Accessport V3 from Cobb Tuning is a next level tuning device.Offering a huge range of tuning features with the added benefit of the handset itself functioning as a highly versatile tuning box, and gauge cluster.The Accessport V3 allows you to flash a wide range of maps onto your vehicle. It can be used as often as you like and you can download from Cobb's wide selection of maps. This means that the same device can be used to map your vehicle as you add or remove modifications.By replacing your factory map with a Cobb Tuning Remap you can modify your vehicles ECU map to increase your engines power output.Unlike other devices Cobb have tried to make the Accessport V3 so useful that you won't want to remove it from your car. Supplied complete with kit for dashboard mounting, Cobb intend you to leave it plugged and functioning as a gauge device (although if you don't want to, you don't have to).You can display up to six values read from your ECU...View more

Cobb Tuning Stage 2 Powerpack with V3 Accessport, Rear Engine Mount, Intake, Front Mount Intercooler Kit

A Cobb Tuning Stage 2 Power Package comes with a Cobb Accessport V3 and all the supporting hardware needed to upgrade your engine to the next level.Cobb's Accessport V3 is a state-of-the-art tuning device capable of remapping your cars ECU as many times as you like to support ongoing upgrade projects.It also functions as a digital gauge cluster and fault code reader.You can use the Accessport V3 to flash a remap onto your vehicles ECU. This would increase power by a reasonable amount on it's own, but when combined with the supplied hardware very impressive gains are to be had.The Accessport itself is a versatile, powerful remapping device. It allows you to flash a new map onto your ECU from Cobbs library of remaps as many times as you like.Remapping your engines ECU allows you to control how hard the turbo boosts and other variables like fuelling, ignition, and timing. This will normally show worthwhile gains on it's own, but when fitted alongside Cobb's matching range of hardware these gains get even bigger. By offering their own range of hardware, Cobb can tune specifically for that hardware, maximising gains.The Accessport can also be used as a digital gauge cluster. The...View more

Cobb Tuning Sticky Mount

The Cobb Accessport Sticky Mount is designed to make it easy to mount your Cobb Accessport right where you want it.Because the Cobb Accessport has so much advanced functionality built in, including it's multi-mode digital gauges to get the most out of it you're really going to want it in your eyeline within arms reach.This mount utilises 3M Adhesive Backing, basically enabling you to mount the Accessport on any flat surface.The Cobb Accessport Sticky Mount is supplied with Alcohol Wipes to prepare the surface.View more

Revo DSG / S-Tronic Performance Software Upgrade Stage 1

**For all Revo Software the vehicle is required to have the installation take place at our fitting center in Wrexham. Installation times may vary depending on application. Please call our fitting centre on 01978 664 468 to book your car in now.****Please note, all listings on the website only show availability and gains. Please ring our fitting centre to order.**Revo Software – DSG Stage 1 & 2 and S-Tronic Stage 1 & 2This Software upgrade is designed to complement the wide range of remaps available for cars with DSG and S-Tronic gear boxes, allowing you to fully harness the power increase and enjoy enhanced control. Revo's DSG and S-Tronic Software has been developed to improve overall performance and driveability.  Up and Downshifts in both Drive and Sport mode have been modified, Upshifts have been raised to around 7000rpm (model dependent) to utilise the engine. By increasing the shift point to around 7000rpm (model dependent) it allows the engine to stay in it most effect operating range for longer. For vehicles with launch Control the Upshift range has also been increased to 3200rpm for FWD models and 4000rpm for 4WD models giving you a swifter, smoother and more effective start. If desired a custom launch RPM can be applied. ...View more

Revo DSG / S-Tronic Performance Software Upgrade Stage 2

**For all Revo Software the vehicle is required to have the installation take place at our fitting center in Wrexham. Installation times may vary depending on application. Please call our fitting centre on 01978 664 468 to book your car in now.****Please note, all listings on the website only show availability and gains. Please ring our fitting centre to order.**Revo Software – DSG Stage 1 & 2 and S-Tronic Stage 1 & 2This Software upgrade is designed to complement the wide range of remaps available for cars with DSG and S-Tronic gear boxes, allowing you to fully harness the power increase and enjoy enhanced control.Revo's DSG and S-Tronic Software has been developed to improve overall performance and driveability. Up and Downshifts in both Drive and Sport mode have been modified, Upshifts have been raised to around 7000rpm (model dependent) to utilise the engine.By increasing the shift point to around 7000rpm (model dependent) it allows the engine to stay in it most effect operating range for longer. For vehicles with launch Control the Upshift range has also been increased to 3200rpm for FWD models and 4000rpm for 4WD models giving you a swifter, smoother and more effective start.If desired a custom launch RPM can be applied. Along with this improvement to...View more

Revo ECU Remapping offering Increase of – KTM Xbow Petrol 2.0TFSI (237bhp)

*Installing a Revo remap will require your car to be at our fitting centre in Wrexham for between two and four hours depending on application (most will be at the shorter end of this). Please call our fitting centre on 01978 664 468 to book your car in now.****Please note, we are listing these on the website to show availability and gains. Please ring our fitting centre to order.** Revo offer a comprehensive range of tuning solutions for your vehicle. This covers everything needed to extract the best performance from your engine from hardware to software. Best known for their Volkswagen group products, Revo are now also bringing the same approach to extracting maximum performance from Ford and Porsche engines.A Revo ECU remap is one of the most satisfying and cost effective modifications that you can carry out to your vehicle. A remap is always a solid base when tuning an engine and a great way of getting bang for your buck.Typically the manufacturer will build some “slack” into the stock map to allow for poor quality fuel, less than perfect maintenance or just to achieve a lower power output for cheaper insurance. The new software or “map” simply unlocks...View more

Revo SPS Pro In Dash Control Panel – White / Color FIS

Revo already offer a huge amount of direct control over the exact map you’re installing on your car. While a factory map will be designed to work for a wide range of fuel and conditions Revo are allowing you to tweek the map to suit your specific vehicle and the fuel you will be using – enabling you to get the most power possible out of your vehicle, and to select the exact driving experience that you want.Now with SPS Pro you can switch between these settings directly from your dashboard.With SPS Pro it’s as easy as changing radio station to switch between pre-set maps-and on some vehicles you even have access to SPS Pro features enabling you to individually configure boost, fuelling and timing settings!This means that you can have one setting saved for high performance fuel like V-Power or Momentum 99 and another for lower octane fuel. You can also return the car to a stock power setting quickly and easily either for more relaxed driving, or for letting other people drive your car.This would already be impressive functionality, but Revo are also allowing you to access a range of hidden features and functions already built into your car....View more

WHAT IS ENGINE MANAGEMENT AND TUNING?

Management and tuning can describe a huge variety of modifications and adjustments, from routine adjustment of the ignition system and carburetor to major engine overhauls. At the other end of the spectrum performance tuning of an engine can include modifying even the core design of the engine.

Adjusting the air-fuel ratio, idling speed, distributor point and spark plug gaps, ignition timing and carburetor balance were basic maintenance tasks with older engines, but in modern engines fitted with fuel injection and electronic ignition many of these tasks are automated - although they can be calibrated if the car is to be used for non-standard purposes such as drag racing.

DIFFERENT TYPES OF ENGINE MANAGEMENT AND TUNING

Engine tuning

This term refers to adjusting or modifying the engine or its control unit, usually referred to as the Engine Control Unit or ECU. The aim of the adjustment is to improve performance, economy, power output or durability. There is often a trade-off when trying to achieve these goals: an engine that has been optimally tuned for fuel consumption might suffer performance loss, while an engine tuned for optimum performance might use more fuel.

Chip tuning

Modern car engines are fitted with an EMS or Engine Management System which can be adjusted to various settings, all of which produce different performance and fuel consumption outcomes.

Manufacturers often make a limited number of engines which are then used in a variety of platforms and models. This enables these manufacturers to sell cars in different countries and to different groups of buyers without having to build different engines for all these markets. This allows for one engine to be used by all these people, because the engine can be tuned to suit their specific requirements.

In this regard chip tuning refers to modifying a programmable, erasable ROM chip in a car's ECU (electronic control unit) to improve power, fuel efficiency or emissions.

Remapping

Remapping is a fairly new and very simple form of tuning. It is most often performed on turbocharged engines that are fitted with modern ECUs. The majority of new cars have ECUs, most of which are supplied by Delphi Technologies or Bosch. These are fitted with firmware that controls a variety of settings for the fuel injection system and engine to operate.

The factory develops its standard firmware to achieve a balance between power, fuel consumption, fuel emissions, torque, service levels and reliability. This means that standard factory firmware never uses the engine's maximum performance potential because they are 'under-tuned' to strike a balance between the various factors mentioned above.

This is where remapping comes in. Having a remap installed simply means installing new software (map) on the ECU that re-calibrates the system for optimum performance. The 'map' software unlocks the existing, but unused potential of the car's engine and can increase both torque and BHP across the whole rev range.

In most cases this simply means an expert plugging a computer into your car's OBD2 port and loading the new software. The map can be custom-configures and the technician will normally take the car for a drive to tweak the computer system until it's exactly right for the purpose you want to use it for.

If your vehicle is still under warranty and you do not want to lose that protection, using an EPC tuning box will enable you or a technician to remap the car's ECU without leaving behind any trace.

Performance powerpacks

For those car owners who really want to get every ounce of performance from their cars, the performance powerpack is a great option. A good powerpack will include a variety of maps (see above for explanation) so the various ECU settings can be adjusted or re-adjusted depending on the driver's specific needs at the time.

Apart from that these packs also normally include a high flow air filter, which combined with the different maps offer even more performance benefits. The air flow directly affects the amount of fuel that can be added, and anything that restricts the airways through the engine limits the maximum amount of air and therefore the maximum amount of fuel.

A high flow air filter catches a high percentage of particles that might not only hinder airflow, but could also damage the engine. Such a filter reduces the resistance to airflow and thus enables more air to pass. It therefore also enables the fuel system to add more fuel to the mix, which in turn boosts engine power.

THE FINAL WORD

Whatever your reasons, if vehicle performance is one of your top priorities then modern technology has the answer in the form of re-calibrating the software that controls your car's engine to unlock its true power potential. Add the right kind of air filter and you have the ultimate performance package.