Originally Posted by benzy89
This addresses both things I've quoted. When you buy a COBB AP, you basically download from COBB's website their OTS (Off-the-Shelf) generic maps that are kept intentionally very conservative as a safety precaution (against deviation in gas quality, regional driving conditions, etc). When you get ProTuned, the tune is essentially tailor made to your mods, quality of gas used, etc. To compare an OTS COBB against a JB4/PROcede isn't an accurate comparison, especially when most people are seeing 40-50 WHP gains with their ProTune Maps over the OTS Maps (more when doing E85 blends).
That is a fact, however - JB/Procede are also OTS tunes, so I think it's fair to compare to a Cobb OTS map/tune.
Because a protune is custom per car/owner, no two Protune tunes are the same so they cannot be fairly compared to a JB4 which is all OTS tunes.
Now compare a custom Vishnu tune to a Cobb tune - and that would be fair.
The point is custom tunes should not be compared to any OTS tune.