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I seem to have found myself in the window of how to spend more money and make my wife more angry . Got my fancy exhaust full tbe. Ordered a AEM wideband, should be here in a week or so. Thinking about going down to the garage and letting them tinker around inside my ecu getting it right. But, im also considering grabbing a AP and doing it myself. Seems no matter how I do it, somebody it getting a couple hundred dollars. Suggestions?

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You'll be happier with a protune. But in order to have a protune you'll need an ap.


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You don't need an AP for a protune. If you go to a Cobb certified tuner and want the maps in your AP then you would need one.

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You can have a open source pro tune guys.

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"Protune" is a custom AP tune by a certified Cobb tuner. OS tuning is just a custom tune. Either way, it's the same end result.
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"Protune" is a custom AP tune by a certified Cobb tuner. OS tuning is just a custom tune. Either way, it's the same end result.
You are absolutely correct. I always thought a pro tune was a tune (no matter what device is used) performed by a professional tuner. I never realized this was Cobb specific. Just goes to show that there is always something to be learned. Thanks for the insight!
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You can't tune your car with an AP.
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You can't tune your car with an AP.
Correct. You can only load maps, log, and view parameters but, you can tune with access tuner race

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Or Protuner software that generated the name "protune".


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You have to be licensed by Cobb to get that...and that my friends is not cheap.

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You have to be licensed by Cobb to get that...and that my friends is not cheap.
Nope, but if you can find a place that is licensed. Then you know they should know they poop. Cobb now sends out a tuner or two from their company and will personally teach the tuner with their program or just make sure the tuner will tune up to their standards before then can be licensed.


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