After years of development Cobb has just released Flex Fuel support for Subaru WRX and STI. This means you can now safely run any blend of ethanol/gasoline and your ECU will know exactly how to handle the blended fuel.
In the past we would normally use 2 different maps; 1 map for gasoline and 1 map for E85. While this works well it does not allow for any “blending” of the gasoline/Ethanol. Using the Flex Fuel kit you can now simply use 1 map for any gasoline/ethanol blend resulting in more HP and Torque along with un matched reliability, now that you can safely top off your fuel tank with whatever fuel is available you will never need to stress about which gas station you need to stop at again.
Brewed Motorsports supports Cobb Flex Fuel through our normal Tuning service as well as our E-Tune services for those customers in remote locations who don’t have access to a professional tuner.
Why Do you need Flex Fuel or Ethanol?
Compared to standard pump fuel, the higher ethanol content in E85 provides a substantially higher effective octane rating. The octane rating of a fuel indicates its ability to resist detonation. This added resistance allows tuning to be more aggressive through timing and boost, yielding greater horsepower output. These factors combined make for a fuel solution with more power potential over the standard gasoline you find at the pump. With an active Flex Fuel system, a vehicle’s ECU is able to seamlessly blend calibrations required for each type of fuel. The COBB Flex Fuel kit will allow you to overcome any disparities in ethanol content from station to station or season to season. This is something a standard tune for E85 cannot do. Also, if there isn’t a station with E85 convenient, simply fill up with pump gas and avoid the need to change maps.
Easy installation, complete plug and play kit:
- Connects to your vehicle stock mounting point
- Pre fit fuel lines with OEM style quick connects
- Pre loomed wire harness for trouble free install
- Pre-calibrated to maximize performance of stock or modified vehicles
- Easy-to-read color display of Ethanol content on AP v3