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The powerful tool to use in your quest for maximizing the potential of your WRX. The AccessPORT allows you the ability to upload pre-programmed maps to the Engine Control Unit (ECU) via the diagnosis port located below your steering wheel.
No Soldering No Wiring No Downtime
Stay up-to-date with the latest map revisions or find maps best suited for your modifications by simply downloading them from the Internet into you AccessPORT. The AccessPORT can easily grow and adapt with your needs.
Designed with convenience and functionality in mind, the AccessPORT is packed with the following features:
Ability to use AccessECU maps without removing ECU
10 Instantly Switchable Maps
Read and Clear Check Engine Lights
Download new maps via the Internet
Revert back to Stock programming
Due to limitations within the ECU's flash memory, one can only successfully reprogram it approximately 100 times. In response to this challenge, our engineers developed a LIMITLESS Map Switching system. This means you can switch between maps as often as you like quickly, easily, and without ever reducing the life of your ECU's flash memory.
Up to 10 different maps can be stored on the AccessPORT for Instant Map Switching. Some examples of these maps are:
Staged Performance Maps
The possibilities are truly endless!
Direct reprogramming of the factory engine management system allows for unparalleled control and precision of tuning. Unlike "piggyback" systems that intercept the signals coming and going from the ECU, the AccessPORT is not limited by the parameters of the stock factory programming.
The AccessECU Technology
The AccessPORT relies on the powerful AccessECU technology to perform the task of reprogramming the factory ECU for high performance applications. By fully reverse engineering the factory ECU in-house, we are able to not only modify all the fuel, ignition timing, and boost maps but also re-engineer critical parts of the software for improved performance and consistency. Out unsurpassed understanding of the factory ECU allows us unlimited control and creativity to provide you the very best ECU programming available.
ACCESSPORTS ARE SHIPPING DAILY. DUE TO THE SHEER VOLUME OF BACKORDERS, IF YOU PLACE AN ORDER NOW, YOUR ORDER WILL BE SHIPPED IN APPROXIMATELY 6-8 WEEKS. WE EXPECT THIS TO BE THE CASE FOR THE IMMEDIATE FUTURE.
For the WRX
The map database is where you can find the latest AccessPORT maps offered by COBB Tuning. To download a map, simply click on the link that corresponds to your vehicle and map type.
Base Map - Refers to any map that is flashed into the ECU.
Real Time - Refers to a Real Time switching map that can be used without flashing the ECU
It is possible to store both a Real Time and Base version of the same map on the AccessPORT at the same time. The Base will be used to flash the ECU. The Real Time version can be used to switch back in the event you've selected another Real Time map.
Please refer to your User's Guide if you have questions regarding map types and how to use the Map Management software to transfer these maps to your AccessPORT.
Improve performance without compromise. Even on stock vehicles, substainal gains can be realized without sacrificing reliability or driving quality. All without removing the ECU, soldering, or any extra boxes.
On a stock WRX gains of over 30HP can be extracted through careful programming of the ECU. Even more gains can be realized as the vehicle is additionally modified beyond the scope of what the ECU was originally programmed to support.
Stage 1 Power Package (260 HP)
The Subaru WRX came from the factory without a lot of chinks in its armor. There are a few things we have found that can make a formidable force even better without sacrificing emission quality or reliability.
This is where the COBB Stage 1 Power Package comes in the picture. Included in our Stage 1 Power package is our Stage 1 AccessECU software mapping for the factory ECU. With the sophisticated AccessECU technology, we are able to seamlessly improve the WRX's driving characteristics without negatively effecting reliability, emissions, or driveability. It will be just like it rolled off the showroom floor, only FASTER! Not only is full throttle much improved, but we subtaintially increase low-end torque and partial throttle response for an all-around better performing car.
Our Stage 1 Power Package includes the AccessPORT, a hand-held map transportation device. With it, you can simply load our Stage 1 software into your ECU and drive away. No need for downtime to ship your ECU to us. In addition to the extra power, the AccessPORT provides a host of other conveniences such as Anti-Theft mode, Valet mode, maps for various octane rates and more.
0-60 mph : 4.9 seconds
1/4 mile : 13.9 @ 96 mph
Stage 2 Power Package (285 HP)
Tired of waiting for the turbo to respond when extra power is required? Tired of waiting through waves of hesitations before power delivery becomes smooth? Tired of waiting for world-class performance from the world-class WRX?
The wait is over.
Introducing the COBB Stage 2 Power Package. Designed specifically for WRX owner’s with more important things to do than wait for the performance they deserve.
With our Stage 2 Power Package, you'll enjoy the instant gratification of boost and a broad, flat torque curve that gives you consistent and smoother performance without sacrificing reliability or driving quality.
Our Stage 2 Power Package includes the AccessPORT, our revolutionary hand-held map transportation device, and our ultra-high quality stainless steel turbo-back exhaust system. This package is available with or without a catalytic converter. In testing, the addition of our unique high-flow metallic substrate catalytic converter did not reduce the peak performance of this package.
0-60 mph : 4.6 seconds
1/4 mile : 13.4 @ 101.5 mph