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Old 02-14-2010, 12:56 PM   #1
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Superchips installed today.... Review.... OMFG!!!!

Just posted this review on the Jeep forum and want to share with you guys so if your like me and surf both forums, sorry for the repost but Damn I'm excited about this mod!!!!


Let me start by saying that I do not work nor am I affiliated with Superchips company in anyway and furthermore have been a long time skeptic of programmers...... With that said, on with my review....

As the title states. OMFG!!!! This is the absolute best $300 you will ever spend on your JK. I am officially a believer!!!

Install - B(only for not being Mac compatible) - After my Mac and superchip fight the install itself is very straight forward and only took about 15 minutes.

Transmission - A - What this thing does for the factory automatic is unbelievable. It feels like the old shift kits we used to put in our classic hotrods. One of my complaints about my rubi when I bought it was you had to nearly floor it to get it to down shift when passing. Not anymore. Superchips really did their homework on this one. Shifts are firm and seem to happen at the right moment and rpm.

Throttle response - A+ - The throttle lag is gone and the throttle response is great.

Power - A++ - Why the hell is chrysler not tuning these things from the factory this way. I took my rubi for a 30 minute drive after install and Holy Cow!!! Acceleration is massively improved and at highway speeds this thing rocks! At one point I look down and I'm doing 100mph.... Am I really in a Jeep???? This thing really seems to pull throughout the rpm range. Torque feels greatly improved!

I am only running the 87 octane tune and have no plans on even trying any of the others. This is absolutely the best mod I have ever added to a jeep. (I have added CAI's and exhausts to my TJ's) I am truly impressed, maybe because I went into it thinking that I was just going to improve my shift points. Anyways, I would definatly recommend doing this to all of your JK's. For those of you waiting on the new pentastar motors.... My recommendation is to save thousands on a used JK and spend $300 on a Superchips Programmer!!!!

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Let us know about your gas mileage in a few weeks......

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Superchips Rocks Please try the 93 octance tune and that 100mph will turn into 120mph real fast!!! I know what your thing holy shit I'm doing 120mph in a JEEP!!! anyway I use the 93 tune for the trails.
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Nice! Sounds like I may have to invest in one...the longer I drive my stock 2 door auto, the more I wondered how one of these would work on a stocker...now I know, thanks to posts like this! May I ask what a "Mac" has to do with anything? Is it because you have to download "maps" from your computer to the unit before you upload the map into the Jeep??? I had a Power Commander PC3-USB on my bike that was like this...
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Will it tune more than one vehicle? Like a couple of club members and I pitch in on price, we could all use it to tune our individual rigs correct?
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I'm sure it would, but nobody likes to share. haha!!
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I wonder what this "superchip" will do in a manual transmission environment..because there is no shift strategy at all...
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Old 02-14-2010, 07:50 PM   #8
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Nice! Sounds like I may have to invest in one...the longer I drive my stock 2 door auto, the more I wondered how one of these would work on a stocker...now I know, thanks to posts like this! May I ask what a "Mac" has to do with anything? Is it because you have to download "maps" from your computer to the unit before you upload the map into the Jeep??? I had a Power Commander PC3-USB on my bike that was like this...
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You have to log onto Superchips website and update your programmer before you tune and the website isn't compatible with Apple computers.

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Will it tune more than one vehicle? Like a couple of club members and I pitch in on price, we could all use it to tune our individual rigs correct?
Unfortanatly the programmer pairs itself to your jeep and won't let you tune multiple jeeps.
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i own one for my 03 dodge ram hemi and had the same results. Ive grabbed rubber shifting into second lots of times. as far as i know you cant do more then one vehicle per programmer. it locks the tuner when you install the programming on your ride.
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[QUOTE=GEM1N1;546053]You have to log onto Superchips website and update your programmer before you tune and the website isn't compatible with Apple computers.



Oh so it's like registering the unit before you can use it? I would imagine they have thousands of units that have been sitting in stock all over the world and they update them with the latest software when sold...interesting.
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glad to hear the review, i was hoping for this kind of response. i have plans to buy one, nice to hear that it helps.
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I wonder what this "superchip" will do in a manual transmission environment..because there is no shift strategy at all...
My question exactly.
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Just posted this review on the Jeep forum and want to share with you guys so if your like me and surf both forums, sorry for the repost but Damn I'm excited about this mod!!!!


Let me start by saying that I do not work nor am I affiliated with Superchips company in anyway and furthermore have been a long time skeptic of programmers...... With that said, on with my review....

As the title states. OMFG!!!! This is the absolute best $300 you will ever spend on your JK. I am officially a believer!!!

Install - B(only for not being Mac compatible) - After my Mac and superchip fight the install itself is very straight forward and only took about 15 minutes.

Transmission - A - What this thing does for the factory automatic is unbelievable. It feels like the old shift kits we used to put in our classic hotrods. One of my complaints about my rubi when I bought it was you had to nearly floor it to get it to down shift when passing. Not anymore. Superchips really did their homework on this one. Shifts are firm and seem to happen at the right moment and rpm.

Throttle response - A+ - The throttle lag is gone and the throttle response is great.

Power - A++ - Why the hell is chrysler not tuning these things from the factory this way. I took my rubi for a 30 minute drive after install and Holy Cow!!! Acceleration is massively improved and at highway speeds this thing rocks! At one point I look down and I'm doing 100mph.... Am I really in a Jeep???? This thing really seems to pull throughout the rpm range. Torque feels greatly improved!

I am only running the 87 octane tune and have no plans on even trying any of the others. This is absolutely the best mod I have ever added to a jeep. (I have added CAI's and exhausts to my TJ's) I am truly impressed, maybe because I went into it thinking that I was just going to improve my shift points. Anyways, I would definatly recommend doing this to all of your JK's. For those of you waiting on the new pentastar motors.... My recommendation is to save thousands on a used JK and spend $300 on a Superchips Programmer!!!!
hmmmm, thats tempting,the problem is I really don't know anybody who knows how to do that type of work.Let a jeep dealership do it??? I don't have alot of confidence in some of these local car guys here in Chicago. I went thru 3 mechanics in 2 years for my 67 gto.The mechanics all act like they know everything ,then when it is time to get the job done they fail. If you can do that for 300 bucks,that would be a huge improvement on all are JKs. Good review!
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raider? what are you talking about "that type of work."

its a DIY at home programmer. you plug it into a PC and download the up to date software, take it to your jeep, plug it in the OBD port, answer some questions on screen, unplug, drive.

that simple.
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Throttle lag and short-shifts really get tedious, especially when I tow the trailer.
I'm really considering one of these...

I'll have to call an old friend and see if he still has dyno time.
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Is this also a code reader?

And can the delaership tell you have messed with the ecu? Even if you can put it back to stock?

But really ,, the Pentastar with 80 more horses kinda rings the bell for me!
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raider? what are you talking about "that type of work."

its a DIY at home programmer. you plug it into a PC and download the up to date software, take it to your jeep, plug it in the OBD port, answer some questions on screen, unplug, drive.

that simple.
holy cow , are you serious? LOL What can I say, I'm clueless.I had no idea thats how a superchip worked.
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Is this also a code reader?

And can the delaership tell you have messed with the ecu? Even if you can put it back to stock?

But really ,, the Pentastar with 80 more horses kinda rings the bell for me!

i dont believe its a code reader... just a programmer.

i believe its got a stock setting, so yes. BUT it is NOT a piggy back system (changes what the computer sends out to the vehicle and physically in the vehicle, EDGE IIRC does this), it reprograms the computer but i dont know what/if any trace it leaves when you go back to stock.

and whatever floats your boat. have fun waiting for next couple years without your extra 80 hp
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this is what JP mag has to say about it in their tuner shootout

"Superchips stands alone in this comparison by offering more power, an impressive list of features that are important to the off-roading communities, and the ability to view acceleration and vehicle data in real time. It's also the only programmer for the JK that offers five sets of calibration in addition to stock. That includes performance tunes for 87-, 91- and 93-octane fuel, towing, and Mileage XS (fuel economy calibration). Each tune is a unique calibration to maximize performance (and mileage) for the specific use. The calibrations also work well with most aftermarket cold-air intakes and free-flowing exhaust systems.
In addition to recalibrating the speedometer after tire or axle ratio changes, the Flashpaq allows you to lock Rubicon lockers in 4-Hi and raise the idle rpm for using air compressors, winching, or welding. The programmer includes an off-road Crawl tune that provides improved throttle response for more control in 4-Lo. The Flashpaq can be updated over the Internet."




and i take it back apparently it is a code reader and will clear them. according to the superchip website here is a link to the features that are available for the jk tuner


https://www.superchips.com/#pn=onlin...true&vfid=1094


i want one to say the least
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Superchips stands alone in this comparison by offering more power, an impressive list of features that are important to the off-roading communities, and the ability to view acceleration and vehicle data in real time. It's also the only programmer for the JK that offers five sets of calibration in addition to stock. That includes performance tunes for 87-, 91- and 93-octane fuel, towing, and Mileage XS (fuel economy calibration). Each tune is a unique calibration to maximize performance (and mileage) for the specific use. The calibrations also work well with most aftermarket cold-air intakes and free-flowing exhaust systems.

In addition to recalibrating the speedometer after tire or axle ratio changes, the Flashpaq allows you to lock Rubicon lockers in 4-Hi and raise the idle rpm for using air compressors, winching, or welding. The programmer includes an off-road Crawl tune that provides improved throttle response for more control in 4-Lo. The Flashpaq can be updated over the Internet.
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lol beat you!
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lol beat you!
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I am going to try one, if it is as good as you are saying GEM1N1, then I will be very happy as I have put off buying one for ages, thanks!
I think I got a real good deal $295.26 with free shipping, from Truck Accessories, Performance Parts for Pickup Trucks, SUVs, Crossovers, Vans on sale, will let you know in not so technical terms what I think also
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Superchips

IF YOU WANT TO COMPARE ALL THOSE FOR JEEP-CHECK OUT THIS LINK TO JP MAGAZINE

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and whatever floats your boat. have fun waiting for next couple years without your extra 80 hp
x2. That is what I struggled with too about waiting on the new motor and finally I decided just that. It is stupid to wait and obsess over a new wrangler for another year or so for 80 extra horse and $10k more expense. I'm extremely happy I didn't wait now!

BTW. I drove to and from work today (10 miles city and 20 miles highway at 70mph) at a normal pace and I average 18.5 MPG with the 87 octane tune.
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I am going to try one, if it is as good as you are saying GEM1N1, then I will be very happy as I have put off buying one for ages, thanks!
I think I got a real good deal $295.26 with free shipping, from Truck Accessories, Performance Parts for Pickup Trucks, SUVs, Crossovers, Vans on sale, will let you know in not so technical terms what I think also
After I wrote this I re read it & sound like a real wacker. You see,last I checked around for prices the best I could get was $350 so the $295 sounded like a good deal, then I noticed they must have come down in price to $300. When I fitted my lockers I was going to get one then but heard bad reports & decided to wait untill I got some first hand info' on it. Thanks to GEM1N1 I am more confident about getting one now.
Forgive my girlyness' after all I am just that- female & not as good as guys with Jeep stuff
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It would be nice to find out if there is any codes stored when you go back to stock tune for service.

I will probably get a Wrangler around Aug.. Hopfully with 0%. That way when the Pentastar is released in the new updated Wrangler, I wont be upside down with fatoring in interest. Plus the trade in will knock off the cost of sales tax on the new-new wrangler.

More info on the Superchips leaving any trace would be nice to know. And that its a code reader is a big plus too!

Thanks all
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:BTW. I drove to and from work today (10 miles city and 20 miles highway at 70mph) at a normal pace and I average 18.5 MPG with the 87 octane tune.
Wow, that’s great MPG. I'm running the Superchips with the 93 octane program to compensate for 33s and 3.73 gears. I get an average 14.5 MPG. The 93 program gives me decent power in town, still downshifts a bit too often on the highway. I hope to get back to the 87 program once I get my gears installed in July hopefully (still waiting for Yukon to make the D30 4.56).

I have used mine as a code reader once to clear a slow O2 sensor response light once. Never came back. Also my service manager says as long as I restore the stock program before servicing, no warranty issues with the JK. A different story with their diesel computers, they can read the event logs even after a program is removed because the power increase on the diesels is so great, they often blow transmissions as a result.
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it will adjust for tire size and read codes. love my superchips on the dodge ram.
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It is a great product, I have driven my Jeep once since I got the programmer & now it behaves like a 6 cyl' should, . Before it was like driving a 4 cyl'. The transmission changes when I need it to & hills are no problem. Will post how the fuel economy is going in a couple of weeks. I am going to try the crawl setting this weekend, hoping it smoothes it out

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