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Old 10-26-2016, 06:22 PM
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And you think those same people would do better if they had the cobb ?
Well I mean, to my understanding, pre-made maps can be uploaded and installed to your ECU with Cobb without too much trouble. With mazdaedit I thought you pretty much change ever thing yourself. Unless if you can edit pre-made maps too? Sorry if I sound ignorant.
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Originally Posted by jakelake123 View Post
Well I mean, to my understanding, pre-made maps can be uploaded and installed to your ECU with Cobb without too much trouble. With mazdaedit I thought you pretty much change ever thing yourself. Unless if you can edit pre-made maps too? Sorry if I sound ignorant.
That may be the case but ......pre made maps for tuning are as much good as **** on a bull .
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Old 10-26-2016, 09:43 PM
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That may be the case but ......pre made maps for tuning are as much good as **** on a bull .
Haha I suppose you're right. Let me ask you this, do you think your average Joe could learn how to do it their self in mazdaedit by learning or would it take some serious studying? Sorry for the questions but I'm interested, I watch the videos on their website and I had little knowledge what was going on lol.
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Originally Posted by jakelake123 View Post
Haha I suppose you're right. Let me ask you this, do you think your average Joe could learn how to do it their self in mazdaedit by learning or would it take some serious studying? Sorry for the questions but I'm interested, I watch the videos on their website and I had little knowledge what was going on lol.
Well ... I taught myself and know a few others that did as well . It's just like anything , if you really want to do it ..................
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Well ... I taught myself and know a few others that did as well . It's just like anything , if you really want to do it ..................
How did you learn? From videos? Other people?
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How did you learn? From videos? Other people?
Started on my NA 8 .... they are very tolerant to mistakes then progressed to turbo from there .
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Check the "want to be a tuner thread" Go through the classes, twice.
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COBB Tuning - Mazda Accesstuner

It's back
But wait
150 usd to attend EFI university then pass then test
Then you can have a link to download AccessTuner
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COBB Tuning - Mazda Accesstuner

It's back
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150 usd to attend EFI university then pass then test
Then you can have a link to download AccessTuner


Does that say somewhere that it's specifically supports the RX8? I only read through it quickly
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OH huh
You know I didn't actually look for that ..
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Old 12-19-2016, 09:40 AM
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I'll probably send an email later in the week to find out if it is supported. I really want to buy a second AP just in case mine cooks at some point. The screen already has the Monitor page ghost imaged in the background because I left it on for a month. Never know when it's going to go...
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If you click the proceed Get Accesstuner, then click confirm details and proceed to EFI university you'll see a Select a Vehicle option (drop down list)

I don't see the RX8 in the list
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Old 02-20-2017, 04:02 PM
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I just checked it out now, and it's appearing in the drop down now!

I'd like someone from support to let us know about it, but I am hopeful
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Old 02-20-2017, 04:11 PM
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Depending on how they do this, there could be some effect on the secondhand price of the AP if you don't have the original installer. If I have to take a $150USD course in order to use the AP, I'm going to be looking for one with the software installer already, or one that's extremely cheap...

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Sent a support question to Cobb, asking about support for the RX8 and access to ATR for it.
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Old 02-21-2017, 07:28 AM
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I look forward to your update on the reply
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Alright, so I've confirmed that AccessTuner is available for the RX8 again. You do have to take the course.

Only thing is that the AP won't get an updated firmware to be visible to Windows 10. That sucks, but at least we now have access to the software going forward, albeit after $150.
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Old 02-23-2017, 01:54 AM
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so what computer will we need? i have my mac, its a 2011 model, or do i need to buy a pos laptop with a old windows program like windows 8or9 installed in it, ?? where do we take this class any links available for use or to pay as you mentioned??
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They never released a Mac version. But they might in the future.

The software will run on XP or Win 7

I could never get it to work on Win8 or 8.1 or Win10

I posted a link already just a couple posts back.

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Old 02-23-2017, 09:56 AM
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yeah rx8 s there in the program, just have to get a old laptop with xp or win7 now, before i take the test,
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I think I got it installed on Win8/8.1, but I'm not sure. I've been trying to get a VM working on my new PC, but it's a side project so I'm not super into it. I have an old Win7 laptop that works, so I just keep that in the garage for car stuff.
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I think I got it installed on Win8/8.1, but I'm not sure. I've been trying to get a VM working on my new PC, but it's a side project so I'm not super into it. I have an old Win7 laptop that works, so I just keep that in the garage for car stuff.
and then
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and then
Honestly, I can't tell you. It was around a year ago when I tried, and I've installed windows 10 on that machine since. Like I said, I have an older laptop I keep in running order to do my tuning. I gave the VM thing a little bit of a try, but didn't get it working. Not sure why, something to do with USB drivers passed between them. That and my new laptop isn't really powerful enough to support a decent VM, so working on it was frustrating. With a working solution I haven't explored moving forward to a different one. Sorry to not be any help.
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i found some laptops from 2006 from a school, loaded windows 7 on both of them and got race tunner installed on both. everything works, trying to just mess with maps and learn now.
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So I found out this week that around December, 2016 Cobb Tuning was bought out by Autometer. Autometer sold off all the Cobb retail stores because they didn’t want to be in the retail business. They’re pretty much have a distributor-based business model for customers like Summit Racing, Jegs, etc.. Anyway, you can pretty much consider it dead now because there will never be much hope for any sort of support etc. with this change.
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Well that's bad news, but hardly unexpected at this point. They've been trying to get this off their plate for a while now. I would personally wish for a small faction of the programmers who work on it to break off and somehow get the source to maintain it, but I doubt it would happen. Looks like it's time to look into Mazdaedit or VersaTuner.
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