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Old 02-07-2010, 04:06 AM
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thanks MM, unfortunately.... i doubt anything will be as user friendly!
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Old 02-08-2010, 02:13 PM
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good thing i liked my car before i bought it.

EMS and a little more power would be nice, but not a necessity for me to enjoy my car...
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Old 02-09-2010, 02:33 PM
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You know. The aem fi-c can control fuel and retard timing. You don't really need much more than that to boost with. I don't know if it's even possible to wire one up to run a renesis on the series 2 PCM, but it may be an option
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Old 02-09-2010, 02:40 PM
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Originally Posted by -RX8- View Post
You know. The aem fi-c can control fuel and retard timing. You don't really need much more than that to boost with. I don't know if it's even possible to wire one up to run a renesis on the series 2 PCM, but it may be an option
I have always wondered about the aem fi-c even for the series I renesis.
wiring doesn't look fun honestly...as you would have to splice a ton of wires...I hate wiring.

any experience with this MM?
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Yeah. Won't work.
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Old 02-09-2010, 04:56 PM
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Originally Posted by MazdaManiac View Post
Probably. Almost definitely.
But be prepared to spend a lot of time and a lot of money.

If the AP doesn't magically appear for the 2008+ this year, I'll start looking for alternatives for you guys.
What are the chances of a viable turbo setup for S2 by fall 2011? I'm deploying this fall and the first thing I want to do when I get back is turbo my 8.
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Old 02-24-2010, 05:19 AM
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Old 03-07-2010, 12:38 AM
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If i may be so bold: what's the diff with the S2 PCM? Did they change all the fields, values... and stuff?
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Old 03-07-2010, 12:43 AM
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Entirely different hardware.
Several dozen new parameters.
And a fraction of the original potential customer base.
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Old 04-17-2010, 09:27 PM
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Either way, Cobb needs to give us a Christmas in July present...

The "marketability" theory holds true to some extent, but I'm sure there's not a big market for alot of cars that Cobb has put an AP out for...example 1, example 2

And the sad part is..Cobb would have a Monopoly on tunability for SII RX-8s, because Mitsu, Nissan, and Subaru are ECU hackable through ECUFlash. I had this set-up for my Evo VIII, total cost 70 bucks for a cable.
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Old 04-17-2010, 09:43 PM
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There is a huge market for Cobb as far as the evo x goes...also you need to look at the ease of developing software to tune the different types of cars. Mitsubishi doesn't lock down their ecu's like Mazda does so there isn't nearly as much time dedicated to r&d thus making it much more profitable. How much would we actually gain if we were able to tune with a cobb? I gained like 20% more hp and tq on my ms6 and even more on my evo x.
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Old 04-17-2010, 10:57 PM
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Originally Posted by kenpo1441 View Post
There is a huge market for Cobb as far as the evo x goes...
There was no market when they began production, as stated in the article I posted, they were immediately available at launch...

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Mitsubishi doesn't lock down their ecu's like Mazda does so there isn't nearly as much time dedicated to r&d thus making it much more profitable.
...but I'll give you that. I just find it hard to believe that people that develop this type of software on a daily basis find it "difficult" to get into these ECUs. I'm sure there are ways around the "authentication" methods used by Mazda, especially since they've broken into the MS3 and MS6. I'm not a software developer by any means...but seriously, what makes it more expensive to hack a Mazda ECU as opposed to a Nissan ECU?

Just my .02...

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Old 04-18-2010, 08:09 AM
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You just have to look at the potential for the product to be profitable. Cobb came out with the MS6 ap after they released the one for the MS3, because it wouldn't have been worth their time or money to develop a product with such a limited client base. I have a 09 rx8 and I would love to have an ap, but if I was in their position I wouldn't spend the money to develop a product that has such a small chance to make money. Now that Mazda is saying that they aren't going to produce the 8 anymore there is almost no way we will see an ap.
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Old 04-18-2010, 11:51 AM
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Originally Posted by kenpo1441 View Post
Now that Mazda is saying that they aren't going to produce the 8 anymore there is almost no way we will see an ap.
Only the European market.
We still get the RX-8 for at least one more model year.
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I would pay up to $1000.00 for a AP right now...
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Originally Posted by discomonkey View Post
I would pay up to $1000.00 for a AP right now...
Then buy a Nissan GTR.
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Originally Posted by MazdaManiac View Post
Then buy a Nissan GTR.
I would love to but a bit out of my price range.
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I just hope some tuning option is around by the time I get back from the desert. If I come back with $30k in pocket change and no turbo to spend it on... I will not be a happy camper.
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Old 04-19-2010, 12:36 AM
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whats funny about the whole gtr thing is that when it came out.. everyone said its ecu was unhackable lol
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Old 04-19-2010, 12:48 AM
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I don't know who "everyone" is, but Cobb had a GTR at their facility nearly a year before you could even buy a retail specimen here in the States.
They had the PCM unlocked right as the first North American models hit the floor.
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Old 04-23-2010, 06:38 PM
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Let's hope we get a 16x.

If Jerry Brown gets elected as Governor of California it will never happen.

He believes in the three tree rings and the lying scientist.


Butt.......... if we can buy carbon credits to drive the vehicle we want.......
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Old 04-27-2010, 11:25 AM
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150 vehicles sold a month total for the Series II?!?!?! wow... that is not even close to enough to justify spending all of that money on labor and R&D to develop something for the new engine. This is unfortunate for me because I, like the rest of us on here, would buy one but a total marketplace of maybe 50 buyers, even at $1000, doesn't seem to make much sense.

MM, let us know if you find an alternative, there are only three mods that I am going to be doing to my 8, intake exhaust and computer.... Just hoping I can find the computer...
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Old 04-29-2010, 09:16 AM
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For anyone who is curious, just go to Cobb's web site and check out their forums. They said the 09+ AP is dead in the water with no plans to start it back up. Hopefully another company out there will give us some sort of user friendly tuning solution. If anyone finds one, please let me know.
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Old 05-02-2010, 10:46 PM
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Originally Posted by BlueR3 View Post
For anyone who is curious, just go to Cobb's web site and check out their forums. They said the 09+ AP is dead in the water with no plans to start it back up. Hopefully another company out there will give us some sort of user friendly tuning solution. If anyone finds one, please let me know.
Umm....

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Yep. The Cobb AccessPORT for the 2009+ is terminated.
Sorry.
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Old 05-24-2010, 12:35 PM
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All to hard for Cobb??...Obviously....BUMMER!
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