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Not sure if you noticed..............but the difference between some of the performance tunes is that when the tune is in the ECU it voids your engine warranty as the dealer can tell you have remapped the performance curve. With the GTS Racechip Black it is a plug and play module that connects with factory connectors. If you remove it before it goes to the dealer they can't tell it was ever there. Plus it comes with a $10k warranty against engine damage. Install is less than an hour, and on my Turbo model it gives +/- 80 HP. Check this out..........................
Trust me, if they want to find it, they'll find it. It's a dance you've got to do with some risk involved. I've tuned all of my 911's and now my GTS. Cobb re-flashed and unplugged, never heard a word. Did they know? Maybe... Probably. It all depends on the dealer and their service department...
 

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@ GTS 31 : Curious about the method you think is used for detecting a removed piggyback like the Racechip. What is the lingering evidence? Turbo boost, rpm tracings ? Those seem pretty untethered to me. Care to explain?
Nope. Not really. Not my area of expertise. Just going on what a friend of mine who is a service MGR at a Porsche dealer told me. When they hook up to a vehicle, they can find almost anything that has been done to the car. If your piggyback racechip is undetectable, awesome!! I'm happy with my Cobb/Pedal Commander.
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I own a Turbo and not a GTS. However a lot of mods translate over to the Turbo. I’ve looked at both Cobb and Race Chip. In a lot of cases you gain power but lose the smooth drivability due to clunky shifting by the PDK during regular driving.

Am I wrong?
 

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I own a Turbo and not a GTS. However a lot of mods translate over to the Turbo. I’ve looked at both Cobb and Race Chip. In a lot of cases you gain power but lose the smooth drivability due to clunky shifting by the PDK during regular driving.

Am I wrong?
Well said. Following with interest to hear the comments and opinions.

More power is always good but as an everyday driver it’s as important to keep reliability and drivability.
 

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I own a Turbo and not a GTS. However a lot of mods translate over to the Turbo. I’ve looked at both Cobb and Race Chip. In a lot of cases you gain power but lose the smooth drivability due to clunky shifting by the PDK during regular driving.
Bruce, yes, but not necessarily. Mine was clunky at the beginning, but is now "learning" the new set-up and settling in a bit. It's starting to settle in exactly as Jared (@COBB Tuning ) explained in the quote below. You can find the whole discussion in another post I started in this Mods section. Jared does a great job explaining below...

Correct- all depends on what type of driving you've been doing and how much of it has happened but generally speaking it's going to take some pretty varied driving to get it done quickly so a few days/a week is a good estimate unless you're driving a ton daily. The cars will always feel a little wonky immediately after a flash at partial throttle/light driving until the adaptations all relearn and smooth things out. WOT will be pretty much what it is from the onset but it's all the random light throttle relearning that takes time to settle down.

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Hi All..

Just picked up a 2018 GTS. Wondering what your favorite and worthwhile modifications have been?

I've always done a tune to my cars, but it appears the tune doesn't have a significant boost in performance on the GTS models?

I just ordered the Pedal Commander.

Thinking about the Intake System from Flat Six.. Should I do this AND/OR the High Flow Air filters and Covers?

Would like to also do the Apple Car Play.. Appears there is a guy who can help to reprogram the system with out a module..

Anyways, those are some of my thoughts.. What mods have you done that you LOVE or that you were Disappointed with?
I would suggest a tune, it is night and day difference. Most notable is the torque increase. It seems most on the forum have the Cobb tune, but mine was done through my local Porsche service dept. They took my car in, removed ECU to ship out to the tuner and received it back within a few days. I forgot the name of the tuner, but I believe they referred me to this site. ECU TUNING Category | AMR PERFORMANCE . Highly recommend it as the tune makes this car much more enjoyable.

I've had the tune on for the last 2.5 years with no issues, except that the car burns more oil and requires a qt to be added once every 3 months or so depending on your driving habits.
 

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Not sure if you noticed..............but the difference between some of the performance tunes is that when the tune is in the ECU it voids your engine warranty as the dealer can tell you have remapped the performance curve. With the GTS Racechip Black it is a plug and play module that connects with factory connectors. If you remove it before it goes to the dealer they can't tell it was ever there. Plus it comes with a $10k warranty against engine damage. Install is less than an hour, and on my Turbo model it gives +/- 80 HP. Check this out..........................
Nice video. Are you absolutely sure that ECU units, LIKE THE COBB, "...voids your engine warranty..." ? I don't believe most are of that opinion.
 

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Nice video. Are you absolutely sure that ECU units, LIKE THE COBB, "...voids your engine warranty..." ? I don't believe most are of that opinion.
I can only speak to Cobb tuning and my Porsche dealers. I've Cobb tuned every one of my 911's and now my '20 GTS. I was having an unrelated conversation with the service MGR at my dealership and wanted to just confirm that my Cobb Stage 1 93 tune along with my Pedal Commander installed on my Macan won't impact my warranty. He said nope, no impact. I don't even have to flash it back. Now, if you have a tuner tweak on top of the Cobb, well, then you've probably screwed yourself. And I'll be honest, if you need more HP and torque pull than a Cobb tune gives you, or more throttle response than a PC gives you, maybe buy a 911? 🤔
 

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Hi my wife has a 2018 Macan GTS and she is a bit underwhelmed by the throttle response. Following up on some of discussion on this thread I found that the options are:
1. Cobb AP OTS or pro tune (Flat 6 or BGB)
2. Softronics
3. GIAC
Am I missing anyone else? 4th option is sport mode and paddle shifters of course 😁

A local Porsche shop here on Long Island told me they have worked with Evoms for tuning the Macan, but I can't find anything on Evoms for a Macan tune. Anyone used Evoms?
 

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The moss I made to my 2018 GTS were pedal Commander, flat 6 air filters and intakes, Cobb with stage 1 tune that accounts for the intakes.

if you don’t drive in sport/sport+ all the time (I do too much city driving and find the aggressive downshifts annoying in city traffic the Pedal Commander is the first. The air filters are a no brainer too, and you can skip the covers and just cut out the middle piece on the stock. I ran it this way when they were on back order, and a new stock set is cheap if you want to return to oem. And enough has been said about how great Cobb is.

One of my favorites about the pedal commander is I like a touchy throttle and my wife likes smoother acceleration. If she is driving I can just change the setting in my phone until it matches what she expects.
 

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I would like to add to my original list:
I suggest Flat6 Stage 1+ over Cobb stage 1. Power difference not really that noticeable but allot smoother, allot!
Also in addition to Transmission bushing insert, rear differential inserts. Highly recommend if you like sharper more sporty feel of the car.

And +1 on coding some additional features.....
 

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I would like to add to my original list:
I suggest Flat6 Stage 1+ over Cobb stage 1. Power difference not really that noticeable but allot smoother, allot!
Also in addition to Transmission bushing insert, rear differential inserts. Highly recommend if you like sharper more sporty feel of the car.

And +1 on coding some additional features.....
Is that a custom tune?
 

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Is that a custom tune?
Yes, They will ask you a series of questions about what you have done to the car and send you the appropriate map for your Cobb. It's not as precise as taking your car to a tuner, but a lot easier and they know what they are doing.

 

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We offer two enhanced tuning options via the Cobb Accessport for the Macan. We've tuned thousands of Macans over the past 5+ years so we have a lot of experience with the platform.

  • Stage 1+ Map This is an amped up calibration that is a set and go map.
  • Pro Tune This is a full custom tune. It requires you to datalog and we provide revisions until we get everything fully optimized for your vehicle.
 

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I can only speak to Cobb tuning and my Porsche dealers. I've Cobb tuned every one of my 911's and now my '20 GTS. I was having an unrelated conversation with the service MGR at my dealership and wanted to just confirm that my Cobb Stage 1 93 tune along with my Pedal Commander installed on my Macan won't impact my warranty. He said nope, no impact. I don't even have to flash it back. Now, if you have a tuner tweak on top of the Cobb, well, then you've probably screwed yourself. And I'll be honest, if you need more HP and torque pull than a Cobb tune gives you, or more throttle response than a PC gives you, maybe buy a 911? 🤔
I'm a lawyer who represents several manufacturers of high end sports cars, and I've handled product liability and warranty claims for 20+ years. I won't name my clients for confidentiality reasons, but I will tell you that if you use an ECU tune and it results in engine damage, my clients will disclaim warranty coverage 95% of the time. If you own several of their cars and this is the first one that's been damaged, they will likely cut you some slack, whether that's covering the repair or a portion of it. But that's the exception, not the rule. There are usually 2 issues that are heavily investigated by all manner of different means, diagnostics and otherwise: (1) was the car tuned, and (2) did the tune cause this particular damage. I was involved in one situation where the dealership gave the car owner the same advice -- that mods wouldn't void the warranty. That may be true IF the mods don't damage the car in any way. But if they do, and the manufacturer's technical experts can prove it to their satisfaction, then 9.5 times out of 10 it will void the warranty with respect to the damaged component(s). In that situation I referenced, the manufacturer made the dealer cover the damage given the service advisor's advice to the customer. There's no stock answer to these questions because every situation has its own nuances, but I would be nervous to tune an expensive part of the car unless I had plenty of money in reserve to cover potential damage that's denied under warranty. Just my opinion, but I've seen some things. Also, just to be clear, I joined this forum because I love high performance cars and I just put a deposit down on a 2023 GTS. I plan to tint the windows and maybe ceramic paint protection, but I won't be tuning the engine or suspension, etc. That said, I am not here to judge anyone for tuning any aspect of their cars. After all, you bought it. Do what makes you happy. I actually enjoy reading about different builds and tunes. I just don't have the stomach for it, likely because I always see the worst results, either through the tune itself or the owner/driver abusing the crap out of a nicely tuned car. My only purpose in posting was to add my perspective regarding tunes and warranty coverage.
 
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