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    Couple beginner questions

    First, I know that I need the accessport but what intake is better (in opinion) the Cobb SF or the Perrin cold air? and secondly what exactly is and does a 3-port boost control solenoid do?

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    why do you NEED an accessport? If using the accessport cobb lists intakes that are compatible with their maps. A cold air would be better than a short ram, but ill most likely run a short ram with heat shield box. Use the search tool for first mods.

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    Don't you need the accessport to compensate for more air? Won't that screw up the MAF sensor? I'm new to all of this.

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    heres a helpful link

    First Modifications - what to do and not to do

    but for an intake yes you would need to tune and an Accessport can tune for some intakes, there are other better methods of tuning though. have to read the map notes. Explore the forum and read everything you can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanV220 View Post
    First, I know that I need the accessport but what intake is better (in opinion) the Cobb SF or the Perrin cold air? and secondly what exactly is and does a 3-port boost control solenoid do?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruh Roh View Post
    heres a helpful link

    First Modifications - what to do and not to do

    but for an intake yes you would need to tune and an Accessport can tune for some intakes, there are other better methods of tuning though. have to read the map notes. Explore the forum and read everything you can.
    Deff helped a lot, thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruh Roh
    there are other methods of tuning though.
    Fixed.

    Each person will have different end goals. I prefer OpenECU myself right now (it fits all my needs), but will likely make the switch to Cobb (or ViPEC) with the rotated build.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruh Roh View Post
    why do you NEED an accessport?
    Because he wants to go FAST!
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    Access port lets you access warp speed...
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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ257 View Post
    Fixed.

    Each person will have different end goals. I prefer OpenECU myself right now (it fits all my needs), but will likely make the switch to Cobb (or ViPEC) with the rotated build.
    I don't see the reason of switching to Cobb for the rotated. Perhaps a piggy-back or standalone, yes. You can do SD on OpenECU anyhow.
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    The ability to real time tuning, and convenient map switching without having to have your laptop in the car is what really pushed me to the accessport.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinister View Post
    The ability to real time tuning, and convenient map switching without having to have your laptop in the car is what really pushed me to the accessport.

    Sure, if you never want to tune it yourself. I've owned both. I'm not a fan of the AP.
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    I've found people who have limited knowledge of tuning (myself included) used the AP b/c it simplifies things. Those with more experience prefer other tuning options. Just my opinion. Once I get more knowledge, I will switch myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zax
    I don't see the reason of switching to Cobb for the rotated. Perhaps a piggy-back or standalone, yes. You can do SD on OpenECU anyhow.
    Where is there SD option for me, like there is for you?
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    I myself just got my Cobb AP. I went with Cobb for the ease and my local tuner who will tune my car for stage 2 can use the Cobb to tune with. Its very easy with Cobb. The listed intakes for Cobb are AEM cold air and Cobb SF. I myself will probably end up with AEM because my buddy has it and I like the quality of it.
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