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Old 04-26-2014, 09:03 AM
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Talking Cobb V3 vs JB4 vs JB+ quick install

Looking at installing a tuner on my 08 335xi any recommendations? What are you guys running? Any other tuners you can think about that I should consider?

I don't get to do much tracking and just enjoy a little extra HP for the street and occasional track, so I'm strongly looking at the JB+. The V3 though cost more but is way more adjustable and can be completely uninstalled easily. (I'd like to have a quick uninstall when I take it in for service)
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Old 04-26-2014, 09:44 AM
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All three are great products and your assessment is correct about JB+ and Cobb being the easiest to install/uninstall. Not sure you can beat the JB+ for the price but I've heard a lot of people soon want more power after the install.

I've heard the Cobb is more on par with the JB4 when it comes to features and adjustability. I have the JB4 and love it but its a way more intrusive install - you have to get into the ECU - as opposed to just hooking the Cobb up to your OBD port. The JB4 isn't necessarily a difficult install, just more time consuming and physically involving.

Sounds to me you'd be happier with either JB+ or Cobb. May just boil down to price and whether or not the added functionality and power is worth the extra coin to buy the Cobb. I personally think it is.

You'll enjoy whatever you get, I'm fairly certain of that.
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Old 04-26-2014, 10:23 AM
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Hahah so many threads on this bro, and so much readily available information


Quick cause I hate when people scold me and don't answer:

Cobb= Little less HP than JB4, ability to custom tune + (so dose JB4 iso), VERY EASY TO INSTALL

JB4= cheapest, need to know what you're doing under the hood, most hp
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Old 04-27-2014, 02:07 PM
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Installing Cobb is as simple as pressing couple of buttons, go get something to eat for about 23 minutes. Come back, all done. No tools needed other than being able to read, and you dont get your hands dirty.
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Old 04-27-2014, 02:32 PM
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I just bought the Accessport V3. Easy to install. I'm running the stage 1 aggressive and it makes a noticeable difference.
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