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Accessport question/ thought

mk7_bk

Drag Racing Champion
So lastnight I got the idea of selling my Jb4 and getting an accessport through EQT. Call it planning for a one day big turbo.

Has anyone who picked up an accessport added any of the additional features:
Cobb Launch Control (Fuel Cut Based), Cobb Adjustable Traction Control, Cobb Flat Foot Shifting, Burbles in Sport Mode, Burbles in Normal Mode . It seems to be they are free, isn't launch control only for dsg? traction control seems meh, No idea what flat foot shifting is. and Burbles in x mode.. im assuming thats like dsg farts. It would be a big step. Part of me thinks maybe just wait til i go big turbo to all the upgrades. Hard to justify 4k tho
 

JerseyDrew77

Autocross Newbie
Location
Virginia & NC
Launch control is not just for DSG. Flat foot shifting, which is what I have, is where you keep your foot on the accelerator and shift gears without lifting your foot off the accelerator.
 

mk7_bk

Drag Racing Champion
Launch control is not just for DSG. Flat foot shifting, which is what I have, is where you keep your foot on the accelerator and shift gears without lifting your foot off the accelerator.
ah good to know, i guess thats some sorta drag racing technique, just thinking about it is kinda funny like pedal 100, and always 100, but shift. Part of my thinks the EQT base stage 2 map isn't going to be much more than jb4 (power wise tho) I would have to sell jb4, then shell out another 400 for accessport. Just seem to be going down the rabbit hole
 

El_bigote_AJ

Go Kart Champion
Location
Las Vegas
Ride
2019 GTI bunny
You can see vids on LC and No lift on the Cobb site with a manual car.

if you are not trying to maintain a warranty aside from cost there is no reason to not go eqt and get rid of jb4. Seeing your logs your car will be night and day with A flash tune. Also not just more “power” but overall drivability beyond Tuning for WOT only.
 

mk7_bk

Drag Racing Champion
You can see vids on LC and No lift on the Cobb site with a manual car.

if you are not trying to maintain a warranty aside from cost there is no reason to not go eqt and get rid of jb4. Seeing your logs your car will be night and day with A flash tune. Also not just more “power” but overall drivability beyond Tuning for WOT only.
good point, I am coming up on end of warranty I believe. Not exactly sure if they will mail me something to let me know but I got the car in 2017
 

swcrow

Drag Racing Champion
Location
Virginia
yes. Bought an ECU only AP, then added DSG functionality separately from EQT. Ed won't add launch control or burbles until after your 1st tune and log; he'll give it to you through the revised 2nd tune, through email.
 

Boje

New member
Location
Brooklyn, NY
I just went from JB4 to an AP with EQT Stage 2 OTS tune – the difference in power is huge, even coming from a Map 6 that George helped me put together that gave me more power than Map 2 or 3. With the EQT tune, the front tires would chirp if I floored it in 4th at 75mph. My stock clutch (I'm at 97k miles – JB4 since about 67k) which was holding up absolutely fine for 30k miles on the JB4 gave up the ghost on day one of the EQT tune. Giving it some proper gas in 3rd and the slippage was immediate.

Unfortunately, I'm a freelance photographer in NYC and it looks like my income has just ceased for at least the rest of this year, and all the good performance shops are closed, so I can't replace the clutch as planned. Back to the JB4 at the moment while I wait to see how things pan out.

FWIW, the Cobb traction control is (was) brilliant, I think.
 

El_bigote_AJ

Go Kart Champion
Location
Las Vegas
Ride
2019 GTI bunny
yes. Bought an ECU only AP, then added DSG functionality separately from EQT. Ed won't add launch control or burbles until after your 1st tune and log; he'll give it to you through the revised 2nd tune, through email.
i wonder if that's the case with his OTS tunes also.
 

mk7_bk

Drag Racing Champion
I just went from JB4 to an AP with EQT Stage 2 OTS tune – the difference in power is huge, even coming from a Map 6 that George helped me put together that gave me more power than Map 2 or 3. With the EQT tune, the front tires would chirp if I floored it in 4th at 75mph. My stock clutch (I'm at 97k miles – JB4 since about 67k) which was holding up absolutely fine for 30k miles on the JB4 gave up the ghost on day one of the EQT tune. Giving it some proper gas in 3rd and the slippage was immediate.

Unfortunately, I'm a freelance photographer in NYC and it looks like my income has just ceased for at least the rest of this year, and all the good performance shops are closed, so I can't replace the clutch as planned. Back to the JB4 at the moment while I wait to see how things pan out.

FWIW, the Cobb traction control is (was) brilliant, I think.
what is the traction control bit? I didn't look into it really just thought it was turning it on/off via cobb AP (which seems like meh since ya know you can do it from settings in dash
 

swcrow

Drag Racing Champion
Location
Virginia
i wonder if that's the case with his OTS tunes also.
Those extra features are available on his ots tunes for no extra charge.
What I gathered from Cobb, is that you actually purchase the DSG functionality for the AP, and the maps come "free" with it. Same thing with EQT when he was running that special. I'll say that his DSG tune is MONEY.....shifts never leave me lacking. Way better than Uni Stg2
 

swcrow

Drag Racing Champion
Location
Virginia
what is the traction control bit? I didn't look into it really just thought it was turning it on/off via cobb AP (which seems like meh since ya know you can do it from settings in dash
I honestly didn't know what it was until I floored it one time and it was like the ECU tanked everything and cut my power by 50%. The ECU without traction control, evidently sees the spike in boost and shuts everything down to bring it back down into a normal area. Now that I have traction control, it just goes....and goes....and goes
 

mk7_bk

Drag Racing Champion
yeah his site looks like AP is 675 and it comes with cobb tunes or you can get 1 free (Stage 1, or stage 2 tune from EQT) non custom. You can buy a custom tune for 500 extra
 

mk7_bk

Drag Racing Champion
I honestly didn't know what it was until I floored it one time and it was like the ECU tanked everything and cut my power by 50%. The ECU without traction control, evidently sees the spike in boost and shuts everything down to bring it back down into a normal area. Now that I have traction control, it just goes....and goes....and goes
ah so it by-passes the ecu limiter for no traction, that makes sense
 

Boje

New member
Location
Brooklyn, NY
what is the traction control bit? I didn't look into it really just thought it was turning it on/off via cobb AP (which seems like meh since ya know you can do it from settings in dash
Basically my understanding is that it replaces or overrides the factory system so that rather than using the brakes to reduce power, which makes the car stutter and bog down, it reduces ignition timing as needed to let the car gain traction again and then lets the power back in (I think). So you get a much smoother experience of the car fighting for traction, and it feels way better on heavy throttle from a dig or a slow roll. There's a video about it somewhere
 

swcrow

Drag Racing Champion
Location
Virginia
yeah his site looks like AP is 675 and it comes with cobb tunes or you can get 1 free (Stage 1, or stage 2 tune from EQT) non custom. You can buy a custom tune for 500 extra
the protune is so worth it if you can do it.

Basically my understanding is that it replaces or overrides the factory system so that rather than using the brakes to reduce power, which makes the car stutter and bog down, it reduces ignition timing as needed to let the car gain traction again and then lets the power back in (I think). So you get a much smoother experience of the car fighting for traction, and it feels way better on heavy throttle from a dig or a slow roll. There's a video about it somewhere
this is worded way better than what I said
 

mk7_bk

Drag Racing Champion
the protune is so worth it if you can do it.


this is worded way better than what I said
yeah i mean for now, money wise, I cant really do it haha. But thinking about the free OTS EQT tune i could, but i do still need to buy wheels and coils to go with the new tires in my garage. haha, maybe ill just go full BT 2021 season and get the suspension/ wheels/ tires, dialed in 2020
 
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