Saturday, March 31, 2007

2006 STI - 17217 km: Cobb AP Stage 1

I picked up the Cobb AccessPORT ver.2 today from Jamie who was kind enough to bring it into town so I didn't to make the drive up to Rocket Rally....

Before I did the upgrade I wanted to make sure that I had a`fully-charged battery. I heard that the entire process of backing up and re-flashing could take as long as 20 minutes, and I didn't want to take any risks. So while I had the STI hooked-up to the battery charger, I brought my laptop into the garage to download the latest firmware updates for the AP.

First I needed to get the newest version of AP Manager. Once that was installed, I downloaded the new firmware. Updating the AP took about 20 min. By that time, the battery was charged and I proceeded with the reflash. Following the directions, I put the STI into test mode and was able to complete the entire process in about 15 minutes. That gave me a 25 hp increase in less than 30 minutes--not bad:0)

I haven't had a chance to do a full test drive yet so driving impressions will come later.

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