PDK Map Notes - 997.2 Turbo / 997.2 Carrera / 987.2 Boxster / 987.2 Cayman

Supported Vehicles:

Porsche 987.2 Cayman / Boxster  

  • 2009-2012 Porsche Boxster S (987.2) PDK WM  
  • 2009-2012 Porsche Cayman S (987.2) PDK WM 
  • 2011-2012 Porsche Cayman R (987.2) PDK WM 
  • 2011-2012 Porsche Boxster Spyder (987.2) PDK WM

Porsche 997.2 Carrera

  • 2009-2012 Porsche Carrera S (997.2) PDK WM
  • 2009-2012 Porsche Carrera 4S (997.2) PDK WM
  • 2011-2012 Porsche Carrera GTS (997.2) PDK WM
  • 2011-2012 Porsche Carrera 4GTS (997.2) PDK WM



Porsche 997.2 Turbo

  • 2010-2013 Porsche 911 (997.2) PDK Turbo WM
  • 2010-2013 Porsche 911 (997.2) PDK Turbo S WM



Map Revision:


987.2

997.2 Carrera

997.2 Turbo
Simulated Stockv202v202v202
COBB OEM+*v202N/A

N/A

COBB Sportv202v202v202

COBB Aggressive

v202v202v202
COBB High Torque Aggressive**N/AN/Av202

*Available only for 987.2 Boxster / Cayman

**Available only for 997.2 Turbo



PDK Tuning Activation: 

  •  If you did not initially purchase your Accessport with PDK support, please contact the COBB Tuning customer service team via phone or email.  


Required Accessport Firmware:

Map Availability:


ECU Map Note Locations:




Requirements: 

  • Simulated Stock - Requires stock PDK with stock clutches.
  • COBB OEM+ - Requires stock PDK with stock clutches. Only available for 987.2 Cayman / Boxster S and Boxster Spyder
  • COBB Sport -  Requires stock PDK with stock clutches.
  • COBB Aggressive - Requires stock PDK with stock clutches.
  • COBB High Torque Aggressive - Requires stock PDK with stock clutches.    


Porsche 997.2 Turbo PDK

  • Increased Minimum Shift Points
    • This feature increases the lowest RPM at which the PDK will shift to the next gear in Normal and Sport drive modes.

Normal Mode:

Sport Mode:

  • Increased Shift Firmness
    • COBB Sport, COBB Aggressive, and COBB High Torque Aggressive maps raise the shift firmness to help reduce clutch slip.
  • Increased Clutch Pressure
    • COBB High Torque Aggressive maps raise the maximum clutch pressures to help reduce clutch slip after shifting.  The COBB High Torque Aggressive map is typically used on vehicles that have an increased engine torque output of 50% or more over stock.  A PDK relearn may be required when switching from this map to other COBB maps or uninstalling.  PDK Relearn instructions are located below.        
  • Minimized Continuous Clutch Slip
    • COBB Sport, COBB Aggressive, and COBB High Torque Aggressive maps decrease the RPM at which the clutch is engaged in continuous slip, generally between 1000-2500RPM.  
  • Decreased Shift Time
    • COBB Aggressive maps decrease upshift and downshift time.    
  • Summary
    • COBB Sport:  Increased minimum shift points, shift firmness increased, and continuous slip decreased.
    • COBB Aggressive:  All COBB Sport features plus decreased shift time.
    • COBB High Torque Aggressive: All COBB Sport features plus increased clutch pressures. 

      If changing from a High Torque map to any other map or uninstalling you MUST perform a PDK relearn after flashing the map.


Increased Shift FirmnessIncreased Minimum Shift PointsMinimized Continuous Clutch SlipDecreased Shift TimeIncreased Clutch Pressure
Simulated StockNoNoNoNoNo
COBB SportYesYesYesNoNo
COBB AggressiveYesYesYesYesNo
COBB High Torque AggressiveYesYesYesYesYes


Porsche 997.2 Carrera PDK

  • Increased Minimum Shift Points
    • This feature increases the lowest RPM at which the PDK will shift to the next gear in Normal and Sport drive modes.

Normal Mode:

Sport Mode:

  • Increased Shift Firmness
    • COBB Sport and COBB Aggressive maps raise the shift firmness to help reduce clutch slip.       
  • Minimized Continuous Clutch Slip
    • COBB Sport and COBB Aggressive maps decrease the RPM at which the clutch is engaged in continuous slip, generally between 1000-2500RPM.  
  • Decreased Shift Time
    • COBB Aggressive maps decrease upshift and downshift time    
  • Summary
    • COBB Sport:  Increased minimum shift points, shift firmness increased, and continuous slip decreased.
    • COBB Aggressive:  All COBB Sport features plus decreased shift time. 

Increased Shift FirmnessIncreased Minimum Shift PointsMinimized Continuous Clutch SlipDecreased Shift TimeIncreased Clutch Pressure
Simulated StockNoNoNoNoNo
COBB SportYesYesYesNoNo
COBB AggressiveYesYesYesYesNo


Porsche 987.2 Cayman / Boxster PDK

  • Increased Minimum Shift Points
    • This feature increases the lowest RPM at which the PDK will shift to the next gear in Normal and Sport drive modes.

Normal Mode:

Sport Mode:

  • Increased Shift Firmness
    • COBB Sport and COBB Aggressive maps raise the shift firmness to help reduce clutch slip.       
  • Minimized Continuous Clutch Slip
    • COBB Sport and COBB Aggressive maps decrease the RPM at which the clutch is engaged in continuous slip, generally between 1000-2500RPM.  
  • Decreased Shift Time
    • COBB Aggressive maps decrease upshift and downshift time    
  • Summary
    • COBB Sport:  Increased minimum shift points, shift firmness increased, and continuous slip decreased.
    • COBB Aggressive:  All COBB Sport features plus decreased shift time. 
    • COBB OEM+: Cayman R PDK Calibration.  This can be used on the 987.2 Cayman / Boxster S and Boxster Spyder to simulate the OEM Cayman R PDK calibration.  

Increased Shift FirmnessIncreased Minimum Shift PointsMinimized Continuous Clutch SlipDecreased Shift TimeIncreased Clutch Pressure
Simulated StockNoNoNoNoNo
COBB SportYesYesYesNoNo
COBB AggressiveYesYesYesYesNo


PDK Relearn

  • A step-by-step guide on how to perform this procedure with the Accessport can be found here: How To: Perform PDK Clutch Re-Learn      
  • Over time clutches can wear and the thickness can decrease.  Performing a PDK relearn will help the PDK verify clutch thickness and position.  This is particularly useful after a clutch replacement or in cars with higher mileage.
  • The adaption process on the 987.2 / 997.2 / 997.2 Turbo can be quite loud and the car may clunk or lurch somewhat violently.  This is normal during the adaption process for the 997.2/987.2.  



Map Version Notes: 

COBB Sport

  • Transmission Requirements:  Stock
  • Clutch Requirements: Stock  

COBB Aggressive

  • Transmission Requirements:  Stock
  • Clutch Requirements: Stock

COBB High Torque Aggressive

  • Transmission Requirements:  Stock
  • Clutch Requirements: Stock

    If changing from a High Torque map to any other map or uninstalling you MUST perform a PDK relearn after flashing the map.

COBB OEM+

  • Stock Cayman R PDK calibration. For use when Cayman R PDK behavior is desired.  This can be used on the 987.2 Cayman / Boxster S and Boxster Spyder to simulate the OEM Cayman R PDK calibration. Does not uninstall Accessport. 

Simulated Stock

  • For use stock-like PDK behavior is desired. Does not uninstall Accessport. 


Closing Warnings and Precautions:

  • Use of inappropriate calibration/modification combinations may promote transmission damage.
  • If the COBB High Torque map is flashed to the TCU a A PDK relearn may be required when switching from the High Torque map to other COBB maps or uninstalling.  PDK Relearn instructions are located above.
  • Some higher mileage PDK cars may have driveability problems that may be exacerbated by flashing the PDK, most notably a shudder when starting from a stop at low throttle in 1st gear or reverse.  In most cases a simple PDK fluid service is all that is needed to remedy the issue, however the issue may be more indicative of a failing valve body.  A PDK Relearn will unfortunately not fix this issue.  We suggest doing a PDK fluid service before installing the PDK flash if you are still running original fluid regardless of milage.     


Revision Notes:

V202

  • Initial Release Calibration.  Minimum upshift and downshift points adjusted, clutch pressures adjusted for 997.2 Turbo, shift firmness adjusted, continuous slip decreased, and decreased shift time.   
  • Revised naming convention of "OEM+" maps to "COBB OEM+".  No calibration changes.