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Received my Cobb/FSWERKS Accessport v3!

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The good people at FSWERKS delivered my AccessPort last night. Oddly, it was raining in LA -- so this will have to wait until I get home later today to play.

I also sprung for the ITG panel filter. At $64.95, it's about 2x the cost of a K&N, but I like that it's essentially a durable foam filter. I don't plan to test them independently, but I can see this just being a stop-gap until I decide on a full cold air intake system of some kind (the FSWERKS one looks good and has 2.5" piping throughout). A quick read of the instruction sheet marks this as a very British product (and presumably has lots of street/race miles in that market under the brand, for this model). Their claim is that you can essentially install and forget it (knock of the big stuff and vacuum it as needed). I noticed that a cleaning and oil kit is out available, but I didn't get it (I'll probably replace it with a new system by the time I need to clean it).

These AccessPorts are going like hotcakes. It appears that this single unit services both the Focus and Fiesta ST, so that may explain why they're in short supply right now (I was # 10 of 10 according to Randy).

I only have the base map to play with, but that's fine by me. I'm looking forward to a new custom map from FSWERKS, and frankly was the reason I bought the Cobb AccessPort from them. The SOCAL Cobb shop isn't too far from my home, but I probably won't have much occasion to go there (maybe a dyno run or two?).

It feels like most people here already have this setup, but I'll be at the Irvine meet-and-greet on the 28th if anyone wants to check it out.
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I'm running the 93oct map and the car feels like its lost a step or two. And we have 93 here. I wasnt impressed at all frankly. I'll jump to the 91map and see if performance returns or gets better. What is funny is nearly each time the gauge will display a max boost pressure of 649psi. Clearly off by a few pounds.

Here is where I have mine mounted
I'm going switch to the 91oct map now and post the results. The AP location is nice bc I have a clear view of the 5 gauges and it doesnt hinder the use of the stalk. I prefer to see boost, AFR, intake air temp, water temp and the all important oil temp. I never step in the throttle until the oil is over 140 deg and the water is 180 or higher. Its fun to see how well the IC cools the charge with the IAT reading. Most of the time its nearly a degree off from ambient.
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CONFIRMED - 91oct MAP is the one to run. Definitely picked up more power. 93oct is a dud. Possibly too much advance or knock count - I havent data logged yet.

Glad I saw this post bc I wasnt too happy with the performance and was actually going to run the stock map. 91 is way better than 93
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I like the extended rev limit. No more throttle cutting early
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