Cobb Accesstuner Costs to protune on 93 and E85 - Subaru Impreza WRX STI Forums: IWSTI.com
STI Forum
Join
Start New Thread Create Account Advertise FAQ Members List Contact
Costs to protune on 93 and E85
Costs to protune on 93 and E85
Go Back   STI Forums > > > Cobb Accesstuner: Costs to protune on 93 and E85
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-13-17, 01:20 PM   #1
NotTodayEvo
Active Participant
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Car: 2016
Fav Mod: Coming Soon
My Threads
Posts: 8
My Subaru Parts for sale

Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Michigan
NotTodayEvo is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Costs to protune on 93 and E85

I've been searching the web quite a bit and have not found much on this topic. I will be converting my 16 STi to an E85 flex-fuel system soon and am trying to get an idea on how much I should expect to spend on a protune. Realistically I will need a tune for both pump gas and E85. I'm sure they will also tune for the intelligent, sport, and S# modes as well. Any experience or advise would be appreciated!
NotTodayEvo is online now  
Likes 0 Dislikes 0
 
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-13-17, 01:41 PM   #2
Leemanfor
Silver Member
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Car: 2012 Satin White STi
Fav Mod: Coming Soon
My Threads
Posts: 176
My Subaru Parts for sale

Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Lochbuie, CO
Leemanfor is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Costs to protune on 93 and E85

Hard to give you a realistic number as they all vary

I know a certain protuner around here, considered the "best" in Colorado charges ~1000 for flex fuel setup.
Leemanfor is offline  
Likes 0 Dislikes 0
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-17, 01:53 PM   #3
blacknblue06STI
Advanced Mastery Level IV
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Car: Black, 06' STI
Fav Mod: Cobb Accessport V2
My Subaru Parts for sale

Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Mass
blacknblue06STI has a spectacular aura aboutblacknblue06STI has a spectacular aura about
Default Re: Costs to protune on 93 and E85

Don't forget cobb has flex fuel kit and tune on the accessport available.....quite convenient
blacknblue06STI is offline  
Likes 0 Dislikes 0
 
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-14-17, 04:40 AM   #4
NotTodayEvo
Active Participant
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Car: 2016
Fav Mod: Coming Soon
My Threads
Posts: 8
My Subaru Parts for sale

Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Michigan
NotTodayEvo is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Costs to protune on 93 and E85

Quote:
Originally Posted by blacknblue06STI View Post
Don't forget cobb has flex fuel kit and tune on the accessport available.....quite convenient
Yep I thought about it, but I figured if I have to get injectors in there I might as well take off the intake manifold and swap out the TGVs while I'm at it which would require a tune
NotTodayEvo is online now  
Likes 1 Dislikes 0
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-17, 05:24 AM   #5
yamahaSHO
BROtuner
Feedback Score: 7 reviews
 
Car: 2005 WRB
Fav Mod: Equal Length Header
My Subaru Parts for sale

Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Denver, CO
yamahaSHO has much to be proud ofyamahaSHO has much to be proud ofyamahaSHO has much to be proud ofyamahaSHO has much to be proud ofyamahaSHO has much to be proud ofyamahaSHO has much to be proud ofyamahaSHO has much to be proud ofyamahaSHO has much to be proud ofyamahaSHO has much to be proud of
Default Re: Costs to protune on 93 and E85

Stock turbo? I personally wouldn't bother with the TGV deletes if you're thinking you have to pull the manifold for injectors. You can get the injectors without pulling the manifold. You're unlikely to get any gain from the TGV deletes, which isn't worth the work at this point in time, IMHO.
__________________
-Jason





yamahaSHO is offline  
Likes 1 Dislikes 0
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-17, 08:33 AM   #6
revilingfool
Advanced Contributor Level 1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Fav Mod: Coming Soon
My Threads
Posts: 138
My Subaru Parts for sale

Join Date: Dec 2015
revilingfool is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Costs to protune on 93 and E85

Quote:
Originally Posted by NotTodayEvo View Post
I've been searching the web quite a bit and have not found much on this topic. I will be converting my 16 STi to an E85 flex-fuel system soon and am trying to get an idea on how much I should expect to spend on a protune. Realistically I will need a tune for both pump gas and E85. I'm sure they will also tune for the intelligent, sport, and S# modes as well. Any experience or advise would be appreciated!
its better to pay a little more and leave with a smile on your face than try and get the best deal and constantly wonder if there was a better one out there. Call some shops, take it to the one that meshes with you the best. There's always a chance you will have to take it back again as well.
revilingfool is offline  
Likes 0 Dislikes 0
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-17, 11:33 AM   #7
earth0
Advanced Contributor Level 5
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
 
Car: 15 STI
Fav Mod: ELH E85
My Threads
Posts: 534
My Subaru Parts for sale

Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: NY
earth0 is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Costs to protune on 93 and E85

$800 for tuning both 93 and E85 Flex (COBB). As yamahaSHO advised- No need TGV Deletes if no upgrade turbo.I'd suggest doing ID1300 and a better fuel pump to support future bigger turbo if that your goal. Safe money invest on bigger Inj and FP if you plan to go further.
earth0 is offline  
Likes 0 Dislikes 0
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-17, 11:45 AM   #8
NotTodayEvo
Active Participant
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Car: 2016
Fav Mod: Coming Soon
My Threads
Posts: 8
My Subaru Parts for sale

Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Michigan
NotTodayEvo is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Costs to protune on 93 and E85

Quote:
Originally Posted by earth0 View Post
$800 for tuning both 93 and E85 Flex (COBB). As yamahaSHO advised- No need TGV Deletes if no upgrade turbo.I'd suggest doing ID1300 and a better fuel pump to support future bigger turbo if that your goal. Safe money invest on bigger Inj and FP if you plan to go further.
Thank you both for the advice here! I've been going back and forth on this one so I'm glad it was brought up. My initial plan was the basic intake/exhaust, but then after reading I needed to upgrade the fuel system I figured I've always wanted E85 flex fuel so I might as well take advantage of the cobb system since I'm gonna spend the money.

So now my question is... what's your advise on these following mods when I upgrade to flexfuel? Keep in mind I plan on keeping the stock turbo for a long time. Only reason I'm considering the additional mods below was because my tuner said I might as well do these mods when I remove the intake manifold because the injectors are much easier to install with the manifold off.
-Perrin turbo inlet pipe
-Cobb or grimspeed EBCS
-airpump delete mod
-TGV mod (which now I'm starting to agree with you both)
-grimmspeed AOS

I did read some install forums and watch some YouTube videos that say the intake manifold doesn't need to come off to change the injectors. I realize the AOS and airpump delete don't really improve performance, but do you think I'd see gains or benefits from a EBCS, TGV delete and inlet pipe combo??

Also note my current mods are invidia catted TBE and I have a Cobb intake w/ airbox sitting around for when I do move to stage 3+
NotTodayEvo is online now  
Likes 0 Dislikes 0
 
Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 07:03 AM   #9
earth0
Advanced Contributor Level 5
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
 
Car: 15 STI
Fav Mod: ELH E85
My Threads
Posts: 534
My Subaru Parts for sale

Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: NY
earth0 is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Costs to protune on 93 and E85

Quote:
Originally Posted by NotTodayEvo View Post
Thank you both for the advice here! I've been going back and forth on this one so I'm glad it was brought up. My initial plan was the basic intake/exhaust, but then after reading I needed to upgrade the fuel system I figured I've always wanted E85 flex fuel so I might as well take advantage of the cobb system since I'm gonna spend the money.

So now my question is... what's your advise on these following mods when I upgrade to flexfuel? Keep in mind I plan on keeping the stock turbo for a long time. Only reason I'm considering the additional mods below was because my tuner said I might as well do these mods when I remove the intake manifold because the injectors are much easier to install with the manifold off.
-Perrin turbo inlet pipe
-Cobb or grimspeed EBCS
-airpump delete mod
-TGV mod (which now I'm starting to agree with you both)
-grimmspeed AOS

I did read some install forums and watch some YouTube videos that say the intake manifold doesn't need to come off to change the injectors. I realize the AOS and airpump delete don't really improve performance, but do you think I'd see gains or benefits from a EBCS, TGV delete and inlet pipe combo??

Also note my current mods are invidia catted TBE and I have a Cobb intake w/ airbox sitting around for when I do move to stage 3+
Hey,My suggestion:

-Perrin turbo inlet pipe : No need
-Cobb or grimspeed EBCS : YES
-airpump delete mod : No need
-TGV mod (which now I'm starting to agree with you both) : No Need
-grimmspeed AOS : YES, But not for track use.

You may need to upgrade TMIC and consider ELH when upgrade to e85. The ELH+e85 will definitely increase your TQ upto 400+ and it does benefit the engine. What i had on now is Tomei ELH and Grimmspeed TMIC. both work Great!
earth0 is offline  
Likes 0 Dislikes 0
 
Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 07:42 AM   #10
yamahaSHO
BROtuner
Feedback Score: 7 reviews
 
Car: 2005 WRB
Fav Mod: Equal Length Header
My Subaru Parts for sale

Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Denver, CO
yamahaSHO has much to be proud ofyamahaSHO has much to be proud ofyamahaSHO has much to be proud ofyamahaSHO has much to be proud ofyamahaSHO has much to be proud ofyamahaSHO has much to be proud ofyamahaSHO has much to be proud ofyamahaSHO has much to be proud ofyamahaSHO has much to be proud of
Default Re: Costs to protune on 93 and E85

I would not upgrade your intercooler (most aren't actually an upgrade) as E85 makes what you have go further and you can run a larger turbo on that intercooler.

ELH is a good change regardless of fuel or power level. E85 and "stage 2" will do 400+ ft-lbs already.
__________________
-Jason





yamahaSHO is offline  
Likes 0 Dislikes 0
 
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


New To Site? Need Help? More

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 05:57 AM.


Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Designed & Powered by Domain Architect