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Cobb Tuning Releases mk7 VW GTI AccessPort

New Part Releases / VW/Audi

Cobb Tuning Releases mk7 VW GTI AccessPort

By: JP Alonso / March 16th, 2017

We are pleased to help get the word out that Cobb recently released the AccessPort for the mk7 VW GTI.  So what good is this thing and why would a mk7 GTI owner really care about it?  We're here to tell you there is a lot more than what's on the surface.

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Free at last! - Cobb AccessPort for VW GTI Mk6

Parts / VW/Audi

Free at last! - Cobb AccessPort for VW GTI Mk6

By: JP Alonso / March 18th, 2016

As a preview to the release of the Accessport for VW (finally!), we've compiled a little info to help familiarize you with the device and software.   Ask any MK6 GTI owner about a stage 1 tune, and they’ll tell you it’s how their VW should have come from the factory. There is definitely some merit to a set it and forget it kind of tune. However, it does change the way you are able to mod the car. With a set it and forget it tune, you can’t really make any major changes to bolt on parts without going back to get the tune updated and paying for it. You have to mitigate that by either dropping all the money at once, or you spend more money over the modding process to keep your cars tune on point with the mods you are running. You can also just risk it and run untuned, but we definitely don't recommend that. The set it and forget it tune also limits you to only run parts which that tune supports. While this will be perfectly fine for most people, for some people it puts a limit on your creativity and what you can accomplish with your car.

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