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Old 06-18-2009, 04:38 PM   #1
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so i got my flashpaq in today and i am a little disapointed, i am running the 87 octane performance tune and i cant really tell a difference, i drove around town for a good part of the day and it still feels the same, i dont know if i need to give it more time or if i need other things to compliment it so that i can get the most out of it..... what do you flashpaq owners think..

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Old 06-18-2009, 04:55 PM   #2
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have you downloaded the latest updates? my hubby has one for his commander and they have software updates every now and then. it seems like it takes superchips a little while to fine tune the software when new flashpaq's are released.

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i got my hubby his flashpaq for his birthday this past april. when i was going through the process of finding the right one i spoke to "Scott" at superchips. he is very knowledgeable about their products and he is very honest too. he is not afraid to let you know what the paq can't do and if your expectations are too high. i would call him and see if he can help.
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Old 06-18-2009, 06:38 PM   #4
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so i got my flashpaq in today and i am a little disapointed, i am running the 87 octane performance tune and i cant really tell a difference, i drove around town for a good part of the day and it still feels the same, i dont know if i need to give it more time or if i need other things to compliment it so that i can get the most out of it..... what do you flashpaq owners think..
That sucks. What was their claim in power increase?
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Old 06-18-2009, 09:02 PM   #5
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have you downloaded the latest updates? my hubby has one for his commander and they have software updates every now and then. it seems like it takes superchips a little while to fine tune the software when new flashpaq's are released.
thats the first thing i did when i got it out of the box...
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Old 06-18-2009, 09:04 PM   #6
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That sucks. What was their claim in power increase?
i think it was like 20hp and 15-20ft lbs of torque... which seems to me like that would create a substantial difference.
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i think it was like 20hp and 15-20ft lbs of torque... which seems to me like that would create a substantial difference.
I doubt 20 hp would be that noticeable. What RPM are they claiming that gain at? I think those thinks are a tremendous waste of money. If the engines could be tuned for better performance and better gas mileage why would the manufacturer not do that themself? It just doesn't make sense.
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Old 06-18-2009, 10:41 PM   #8
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you were a big help, now i would like to talk to somebody whos had one for a while and see how its going for them...
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Old 06-19-2009, 08:24 AM   #9
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you were a big help, now i would like to talk to somebody whos had one for a while and see how its going for them...
Sorry, I just don't think you're going to find what you're looking for.
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Old 06-19-2009, 11:13 AM   #10
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with those companies you do have to see what rpm they are claiming the hp increase at. If they are claiming 20 HP at say 5500 RPMs you might not, and probably wont, see any noticable difference under normal driving around 2500 RPMs. and as daggo said if this was something that jeep did not do there was a reason for it. after reading the website for the product i was really wondering why you would want or need to use your lockers in 4HI like they say you can do with thier product.
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Old 06-19-2009, 01:19 PM   #11
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i was lookin for a lil more power and better gas mileage but i guess i am asking to much out of life i guess i shouldnt even think about gettin a CAI then...
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I have the Superchips flashpaq, and i'm running 93 octane right now. That's the only really noticeable difference i have seen. Ive downloaded the all the tunes and tried them out and the 93 octane level is most likely the best for my situation right now, running stock vehicle. But i have downloaded the tow mode to pull my buddy out the mud couple months ago, so i would tear anything up. Its a good buy in my opinion, but to each his own. By the way, i was getting 350 miles to a tank of gas, now I'm getting 250 to a tank after i downloaded the high performance mod, i like the speed too much.
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after i use up this tank full of 87 then i am gonna try the 93 tune and see what that does
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By the way, i was getting 350 miles to a tank of gas, now I'm getting 250 to a tank after i downloaded the high performance mod, i like the speed too much.
Some performance. You went from 18.8 MPG to 13.4 MPG and you get to pay more for 93 octane. This "Superchip" sure sounds like a great idea.
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Old 06-19-2009, 09:46 PM   #15
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thats cause hes running the high performance tune and not the fuel economy mode and i am sure hes wearing out the skinny pedal too..
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I have it- the Mileage XS and 87 octane got me from 18.5 MPG to just over 20 (20.25-.5) on 87, with no real noticable power increase (2-door, 6-speed, 3.73's, 33's).
The 93 octane defintely fattened up the mid-range, and kept me at 20.2 MPG. The power's nice, but not that necessary, due to the added $ for no more MPG.

As for REDUCED MPG, there has to be another factor there. I've put cams and head swaps in V8's that didn't drop them 5 MPG. Either you changed your driving style or type massively, or there's a mechanical issue there. Check it out- Mark W.
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When I put the 35" tires on I reprogramed for the tires and set the engine to the 93 octane. I am getting 17 MPG's and more power then stock with the stock 32" tires.
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Old 07-08-2009, 10:45 PM   #18
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well i am getting better gas mileage now since i disconnected and reconnected my battery cable, i had to do that cause when i was installing my K&N air intake that was the first step... i guess when ever i flashed my computer it made my mpg inaccurate or something cause now i am getting aroud 16.5 as apposed to that awful 13 it was showing... to be honest i dont know what my gas mileage is so i guess i am gonna have to break out the pen and paper and do some good ole fashioned calculations to see what it really is....

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