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Top 3 Reasons Why a Cobb AP Should Be The First Mod For Your 2015+ WRX

Charlie Mayne  March 09 2020

If you own a WRX or an STi and are ready to break that warranty then chances are you’ve already heard of Cobb. You’ve probably done some research and are familiar with their products. When the time comes to start buying parts for your new car, you start looking into what your FIRST mod should be. So here are our top 3 reasons why a Cobb Accessport should be the FIRST mod you do on your 2015+ WRX or STi.

  1.   Monitor ECU Readouts

We know there’s a huge list of mods you want and maybe you even know which payday you’ll be able to afford them! The further you modify your WRX or STi’s engine the more tuning will be required to keep it running optimally. For example: adding an aftermarket intake will allow for more air, but without adding more fuel you will run lean and could possibly do irreversible damage to your engine! With a Cobb Accessport you’ll be able to monitor your AFR’s and keep your car running smoothly.

  1.   OTS Tunes

Off The Shelf (OTS) Tunes are great for helping to keep your car running properly as you modify your car with various bolt-ons. With the aid of a Cobb Accessport you’ll be able to utilize OTS Tunes and reflash your ECU every time you add new parts. Keep in mind that “not all parts are created equal!” A Cold Air Intake from one manufacturer will perform differently than a Cold Air Intake from another manufacturer. So if you use an OTS Tune that was built for a 2015+ WRX with an MAPerformance Intake but you have an AEM Intake the tune won’t work.

  1.   Instant HP Gains

Piggy-backing off of number 2: You can leave your car 100% stock and reflash your ECU with our MAPerformance Stage 1 Tune. With this tune on 91 Octane gas you would be making 252whp and 278wtq. If you have access to it, try 93 Octane gas: you would be making 268whp and 295wtq! Both of these are HUGE jumps from stock numbers and don’t require any additional parts - stay stock.... ish! This is something that should not be ignored and DEFINITELY puts a grin on most enthusiasts faces.

(By the way, we include our OTS Tune for FREE when you purchase your Cobb Accessport through us and will continue to provide our OTS Tunes at no cost as you upgrade your other parts with our MAPerformance products.)



And that’s it! The Cobb Accessport has been known to provide the best WHP/WTQ gains per dollar. At the end of the day what else could a guy ask for?? There aren’t many performance mods you can buy without needing to tune your engine, so starting with the Accessport makes sense. 

Already have a Cobb Accessport, and looking for some “next-steps” guidance? Check out our articles below!

Top 4 Performance Bolt On’s for Your 2015+ WRX

Full Update Subaru WRX & STI 2015-2019 | Tunes & Hard Parts

2015-2019 Subaru WRX/STI MAPerformance Cobb Accessport FAQ

2015+ WRX Cobb Accessport from MAPerformance Customer Review

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