Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 3 Series / 4 Series > E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)

E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
The E9X is the 4th evolution of the BMW 3 series including a highly tuned twin turbo 335i variant pushing out 300hp and 300 ft. lbs. of torque. BMW continues to show that it sets the bar for true driving performance! -- View the E9X Wiki

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-01-2013, 06:57 PM
emain879 emain879 is offline
Registered User
Location: Ellwood City
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 8
Mein Auto: 335xi
im thinking about getting cobb v3

anyone have the cobb v3 tuner? i wanted to know if you think its worth the money
Reply With Quote
Ads by Google
  #2  
Old 10-01-2013, 08:46 PM
bear-avhistory's Avatar
bear-avhistory bear-avhistory is offline
2014 435M-Sport Coupe
Location: NC - USA
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 2,018
Mein Auto: 2014 435M-Sport Coupe
Its a good reliable package that is easy for someone who is not DIY inclined.
__________________
Kevin

2014 BMW 435M-Sport 8ZF
2013 BMW 135is 6MT conv JB4/ISO
2009 Ford Expedition 4X4 EL - 2009 V-Star
2003 Nissan Xterra 4X4 - 1998 Ford Ranger 4X4 Splash
FFR Cobra Mk-IV work in progress
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-01-2013, 10:28 PM
CALWATERBOY's Avatar
CALWATERBOY CALWATERBOY is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: San Francisco
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 10,009
Mein Auto: 2009 E93 N54
Quote:
Originally Posted by emain879 View Post
anyone have the cobb v3 tuner? i wanted to know if you think its worth the money

Yeppur! Works fine, lasts a long time.

Couple of convenience issues tho - can lose the Cobb unit, or drop it, or step on it, or set something heavy on it.

To change Cobb maps, follow this procedure: [CAUTION! Your eyes may water!]
[1] Come to a full stop
[2] Find Cobb unit
[3] Turn on Cobb unit - set to transfer to new map
[4] Insert Cobb unit in OBDII port below dash
[5] Wait awhile for Cobb unit to finish transferring new map
[6] Remove Cobb unit - stash in safe place.
[7] Start your engine!! You're ready to experience a different Cobb map!!!!
[8] Accelerate cleanly and powerfully back to speed!!!!!!

JB4's a bit diff:
[1] Select the JB4 unit by pressing left & right steering wheel buttons simultaneously with thumbs - don't bother to slow down if driving, go ahead and do it on-the-fly
[2] Select map with right steering steering wheel button
[3] Press left steering wheel button to deselect JB4
Keep drivin' - your map is changed. Especially useful to switch to & from Meth map for massive power / conserve Meth.

Did I mention that Cobb doesn't have a Meth map? Or Meth?


.

Last edited by CALWATERBOY; 10-03-2013 at 06:03 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-02-2013, 06:19 AM
bear-avhistory's Avatar
bear-avhistory bear-avhistory is offline
2014 435M-Sport Coupe
Location: NC - USA
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 2,018
Mein Auto: 2014 435M-Sport Coupe
Bottom line is the JB4 is feature rich & the top performer in BMW tune land. That being said you need to be up to opening & plugging into the wiring harness. No cutting all plug & play. The COBB as Cal said just plugs into the ODPII port.
__________________
Kevin

2014 BMW 435M-Sport 8ZF
2013 BMW 135is 6MT conv JB4/ISO
2009 Ford Expedition 4X4 EL - 2009 V-Star
2003 Nissan Xterra 4X4 - 1998 Ford Ranger 4X4 Splash
FFR Cobra Mk-IV work in progress
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-02-2013, 01:26 PM
ModBargains IV's Avatar
ModBargains IV ModBargains IV is offline
'Fest Sponsor
Location: La Habra, Ca
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 51
Mein Auto: e92, e82, e46, e39
OP, with the COBB V3, you are essentially getting a bigger screen and faster processor. Maps and performance stay the same between the V2 and V3 options. So I think that if you are an enthusiast who loves to tinker around with your tune, the V3 would be the better choice rather than the V2. I've ran both COBB AP V2 and JB4 on my 2008 BMW 335i E90 and had great experiences with both tunes.

Here are some things I love about both tunes:

COBB AP
-Super Easy Installation (no tools required other than your brain)
-User Friendliness
-Consistent Performance Everytime

JB4
-Low Pricepoint for Reliable Power ($479.00 MSRP)
-Features upon Features (Lot of maps and extra features such as meth/nos control and gauge hi-jacking features)
-On the fly Map Changing

Both tunes can also read and delete codes and virtually undetectable by BMW. Also, you get great customer support from both companies!

-Frank

Last edited by ModBargains IV; 10-02-2013 at 01:36 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-02-2013, 04:26 PM
bear-avhistory's Avatar
bear-avhistory bear-avhistory is offline
2014 435M-Sport Coupe
Location: NC - USA
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 2,018
Mein Auto: 2014 435M-Sport Coupe
Plus when the bug hits to go for significant horsepower you can stack the JB4 & COBB into a single very very strong tune.
__________________
Kevin

2014 BMW 435M-Sport 8ZF
2013 BMW 135is 6MT conv JB4/ISO
2009 Ford Expedition 4X4 EL - 2009 V-Star
2003 Nissan Xterra 4X4 - 1998 Ford Ranger 4X4 Splash
FFR Cobra Mk-IV work in progress
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-03-2013, 06:54 AM
Augster Augster is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Sandy Eggo
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 285
Mein Auto: M1A1 Abrams
Quote:
Originally Posted by bear-avhistory View Post
Plus when the bug hits to go for significant horsepower you can stack the JB4 & COBB into a single very very strong tune.
From numerous posts in the pursuit of more power, especially when upgraded turbos are involved, it seems this stacking is the route most oft taken, with the JB4 dedicated to boost control and the Cobb to everything else, at least, from what I can tell...
__________________
2008 335i Sport Sedan AT
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-03-2013, 07:04 AM
Augster Augster is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Sandy Eggo
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 285
Mein Auto: M1A1 Abrams
Regarding v2 versus v3, if you don't plan on routinely using the Cobb as a gauge display and simply are loading maps or the occasional diagnostic and tuning, the v2 should serve your purposes at a much lower price point; even lower if you look to the used market.

The v3 is definitely faster at loading maps, and with its improved and slightly larger display, can present more customized real time gauges. But otherwise, they both still do the same things; other than the multiple gauge display of the v3, the v2 can accomplish the same functions as the v3.
__________________
2008 335i Sport Sedan AT
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-03-2013, 10:57 AM
riviera1969 riviera1969 is offline
VELOZV
Location: Sacramento California
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 161
Mein Auto: 2008 BMW 335I STICK SHIFT
I went with the COBB and works great
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 10-03-2013, 02:50 PM
bear-avhistory's Avatar
bear-avhistory bear-avhistory is offline
2014 435M-Sport Coupe
Location: NC - USA
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 2,018
Mein Auto: 2014 435M-Sport Coupe
Terry is tuning a JB4/ISO + COBB BMS stack for this weekends Shift S3ctor 1/2 mile airport run. 551WHP & 527ftlb. 551whp converts with a 15% loos factor to 633BHP.
__________________
Kevin

2014 BMW 435M-Sport 8ZF
2013 BMW 135is 6MT conv JB4/ISO
2009 Ford Expedition 4X4 EL - 2009 V-Star
2003 Nissan Xterra 4X4 - 1998 Ford Ranger 4X4 Splash
FFR Cobra Mk-IV work in progress
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 10-03-2013, 03:02 PM
emain879 emain879 is offline
Registered User
Location: Ellwood City
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 8
Mein Auto: 335xi
thanks guy, i recently put down pipes and exhaust on the car. im getting the v3 and a front mount friday, so we will see where it goes from there. im a big dsm guy and build them
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 10-03-2013, 03:43 PM
riviera1969 riviera1969 is offline
VELOZV
Location: Sacramento California
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 161
Mein Auto: 2008 BMW 335I STICK SHIFT
When I hook my car with it I put the first program in COBB and then tried 2,3 and 4. I liked the 4th one better. Try them and see which works for you.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 10-03-2013, 07:07 PM
XjohnnyX XjohnnyX is offline
Registered User
Location: Arlington Heights, IL
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 12
Mein Auto: 2008 335xi
Just got my JB4 this month. Amazing.... Impressive. Love the on the fly user selectable maps.

Johnny
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 10-04-2013, 08:13 AM
buylongterm buylongterm is offline
Registered User
Location: Chicago
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 38
Mein Auto: 2010 BMW 335XI M package
I'm running Stage 1 aggressive with COBB and cannot be more happy. (Well, I'd be happier running Stage 2+) LOL
__________________
2010 335XI M Package
Cobb Stage 1+ Agressive FMIC
AFe Stage 2 Intake
Helix FMIC

2011 535XI
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 10-04-2013, 08:25 AM
riviera1969 riviera1969 is offline
VELOZV
Location: Sacramento California
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 161
Mein Auto: 2008 BMW 335I STICK SHIFT
I'm running the AFE also, I took the mufflers off and put straight pipes the CAT still there. Here is what it sounds like. Also nice color BUYLONGTERM.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 10-04-2013, 08:26 AM
riviera1969 riviera1969 is offline
VELOZV
Location: Sacramento California
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 161
Mein Auto: 2008 BMW 335I STICK SHIFT
Here it is





Last edited by riviera1969; 10-04-2013 at 09:49 AM. Reason: CANNOT VIEW THE URL
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 10-04-2013, 09:52 AM
riviera1969 riviera1969 is offline
VELOZV
Location: Sacramento California
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 161
Mein Auto: 2008 BMW 335I STICK SHIFT
I cannot see the link

Can anybody see the link now

Last edited by riviera1969; 10-04-2013 at 09:55 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 10-04-2013, 12:01 PM
groundeffect's Avatar
groundeffect groundeffect is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: North America usually
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 432
Send a message via ICQ to groundeffect
Mein Auto: 335i
Anyone know if you can safely stack the Cobb on top of Dinan2?
__________________
M Sport,Dinan stage 2 software-stage 3 suspension,Nav,Audiophile, 6spd man.PSS's BMW P.E.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 10-04-2013, 02:06 PM
daytrader daytrader is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: VA
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 1,133
Mein Auto: 2010 E92 335i
Quote:
Originally Posted by groundeffect View Post
Anyone know if you can safely stack the Cobb on top of Dinan2?
I think you can but if you're not planning on E blends or meth why bother? I don't think You'll gain much on 91 or 93 octane Cobb over what you have now with your Dinan S3 flash.

Ethanol or Methanol(jb4) is a whole different story, but that too has considerations to ponder over the long haul.

So basically if you want to blend or spray, sure go for it.
__________________
E92 335i/6MT/ZSP & some Dinan bits - sold.
On order - 2015 M3/F80, SO, Exc pkg/blk, 6MT, 19" 437M/blk.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 10-04-2013, 07:23 PM
MasterYoda's Avatar
MasterYoda MasterYoda is online now
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Long Island, New York
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 459
Mein Auto: '11 E92 335is
im thinking about getting cobb v3

Hey guys. After going back and forth between getting the JB4 or the Cobb I've decided to go with the Cobb for ease of use with occasional dealer visits. Is it worth it to use the Cobb on an E92 335is that already is factory tuned? I am not looking to go mod crazy but I do want to add more HP and TQ. Will the Cobb just give me overboost all the time instead of 7 secs? I just want to make sure it's worthwhile for my specific car before I purchase it. If I had a 335i I wouldn't even question it but the is is slightly different so I just wanted to get some opinions. Thanks


Sent from BimmerApp mobile app
__________________

'11 E92 335is DCT ProTuned by PTF Black Sapphire Metallic (Mine)
'14 F30 335xDrive Mineral Grey (Wifey)
'11 E92 335xDrive Space Grey (Retired)
'08 E90 328xi Alpine White (Retired)
'04 E46 325xi Silver Grey (Retired)
'03 E46 330xi Titanium Silver (Retired)
'98 Audi A4 2.8 Black (Retired)
'89 Saab 900 Turbo Grey (Retired) 350,000 miles

ED - Aug/Sept 2013 - '14 F30 335xDrive w/DHP Mineral Grey
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 10-04-2013, 08:28 PM
bear-avhistory's Avatar
bear-avhistory bear-avhistory is offline
2014 435M-Sport Coupe
Location: NC - USA
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 2,018
Mein Auto: 2014 435M-Sport Coupe
Quote:
Originally Posted by MasterYoda View Post
Hey guys. After going back and forth between getting the JB4 or the Cobb I've decided to go with the Cobb for ease of use with occasional dealer visits. Is it worth it to use the Cobb on an E92 335is that already is factory tuned? I am not looking to go mod crazy but I do want to add more HP and TQ. Will the Cobb just give me overboost all the time instead of 7 secs? I just want to make sure it's worthwhile for my specific car before I purchase it. If I had a 335i I wouldn't even question it but the is is slightly different so I just wanted to get some opinions. Thanks
Sent from BimmerApp mobile app
Depends how good the bottom end COBB tunes are. The 335is with 93 octane fuel should dyno around 320whp +-3. Fuel quality will change that with CA 91 dropping it into the teens

You might want to search DynoJet pulls for COBB Map 1 & see what they show. COBB has very specific hardware requirements as the tunes get more aggressive. Any non-factory tune will hold it boost till you let off the gas pedal.
__________________
Kevin

2014 BMW 435M-Sport 8ZF
2013 BMW 135is 6MT conv JB4/ISO
2009 Ford Expedition 4X4 EL - 2009 V-Star
2003 Nissan Xterra 4X4 - 1998 Ford Ranger 4X4 Splash
FFR Cobra Mk-IV work in progress

Last edited by bear-avhistory; 10-04-2013 at 08:31 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 10-05-2013, 12:29 PM
daytrader daytrader is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: VA
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 1,133
Mein Auto: 2010 E92 335i
Automobile Magazine, Sept 2010 issue did some dyno testing on the 335I vs the 335IS. Pulls were done on a Dynojet.

The 335I logged 275whp/300tq, tempts that day were recorded at 92 degrees and humid.
The 335IS logged 293whp/343tq with numbers hitting 369tq during the 7 sec overboost.

The real eye opener here is the overboost for 7 sec., at stock levels hitting 369 ain't bad!

http://www.bmwblog.com/2010/09/12/dy...ne-horsepower/
__________________
E92 335i/6MT/ZSP & some Dinan bits - sold.
On order - 2015 M3/F80, SO, Exc pkg/blk, 6MT, 19" 437M/blk.

Last edited by daytrader; 10-06-2013 at 05:10 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 10-06-2013, 05:04 AM
MasterYoda's Avatar
MasterYoda MasterYoda is online now
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Long Island, New York
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 459
Mein Auto: '11 E92 335is
im thinking about getting cobb v3

Thanks guys! You right day trader 369 really is pretty good stock!


Sent from BimmerApp mobile app
__________________

'11 E92 335is DCT ProTuned by PTF Black Sapphire Metallic (Mine)
'14 F30 335xDrive Mineral Grey (Wifey)
'11 E92 335xDrive Space Grey (Retired)
'08 E90 328xi Alpine White (Retired)
'04 E46 325xi Silver Grey (Retired)
'03 E46 330xi Titanium Silver (Retired)
'98 Audi A4 2.8 Black (Retired)
'89 Saab 900 Turbo Grey (Retired) 350,000 miles

ED - Aug/Sept 2013 - '14 F30 335xDrive w/DHP Mineral Grey
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 10-06-2013, 09:44 AM
bear-avhistory's Avatar
bear-avhistory bear-avhistory is offline
2014 435M-Sport Coupe
Location: NC - USA
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 2,018
Mein Auto: 2014 435M-Sport Coupe
Pretty sure the 369 was ft lbs of torque. Most WHP I have seen on any Dynojet base run 335is was 323whp. This was mine.

__________________
Kevin

2014 BMW 435M-Sport 8ZF
2013 BMW 135is 6MT conv JB4/ISO
2009 Ford Expedition 4X4 EL - 2009 V-Star
2003 Nissan Xterra 4X4 - 1998 Ford Ranger 4X4 Splash
FFR Cobra Mk-IV work in progress

Last edited by bear-avhistory; 10-06-2013 at 09:47 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 10-06-2013, 05:09 PM
daytrader daytrader is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: VA
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 1,133
Mein Auto: 2010 E92 335i
yup my bad, it's ft-lbs(as stated in the article) sorry about that! I'll correct my text.
__________________
E92 335i/6MT/ZSP & some Dinan bits - sold.
On order - 2015 M3/F80, SO, Exc pkg/blk, 6MT, 19" 437M/blk.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 3 Series / 4 Series > E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:41 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms