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Old 08-30-2010, 09:22 AM   #1
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Any bad experiences with Superchip flashpaq?

I'm thinking about getting the flashpaq to liven up my 2010 unlimited. I've done some research and the main complaint or concern is whether or not it will void the warranty.
Have any of you had warranty issues at the dealer after flashing?
I'm only 1000 miles in but one reason that I went knew was the warranty. I hate to think that I am purposely voiding it.
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Old 08-30-2010, 09:33 AM   #2
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I'm thinking about getting the flashpaq to liven up my 2010 unlimited. I've done some research and the main complaint or concern is whether or not it will void the warranty.
Have any of you had warranty issues at the dealer after flashing?
I'm only 1000 miles in but one reason that I went knew was the warranty. I hate to think that I am purposely voiding it.
Thanks guys
I have a 2010 Unlimited Sport and installed mine at 6000 miles. To date I'm at 7500 and can honestly say that it was the best $300 I spent period. The acceleration is night and day! Sure it's not a V8 but it most certainly has a zip to it now. My question is why Jeep didn't have it set this way when I bought it in June???

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One main issue you might want to think of is....

Does the SuperChip leave a trace in the ECU , AFTER you set it back to stock mode.

This is a bad tell tail sign.

It has been mentioned a couple times here. But nothing really has been said since.

Might want to ask Super Chips themselves.
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Old 08-30-2010, 10:17 AM   #4
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That's my main question. I know you can return it to stock just wonder how much of a trace is left and if it's enough that Jeep would void the warranty.
I don't know anyone at jeep buti know there are a few members that work at dealerships and hoped they would chime in.
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Old 08-30-2010, 11:07 AM   #5
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Does it only work with automatics or will standard transmissions work too?
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Old 08-30-2010, 11:21 AM   #6
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I think it'll work for a manual but I don't think you'll see much of a performance gain. You can still recalibrate your speedometer and all that stuff though.
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Old 08-30-2010, 11:31 AM   #7
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Just some things to consider:

Whether or not the FlashPaq is traceable (and it most likely is, most newer PCMs keep a record of every time they are updated), it's a flash program, which overwrites and stores the factory tune. You can only do this so many times before your PCM cannot retain ANY information. If you had an original Playstation and had a memory card crap out on you, it's the same issue. If the PCM has been found to have been tampered with, kiss your power train warranty goodbye.

If you should happen to take your Jeep in for service and they have software updates for your vehicle, they will apply them and overwrite your FlashPaq tune. So basically, you want to put the stock tune back on your Jeep EVERY TIME you take it in for ANY service, or you're left with a $300 paperweight that you can't re-sell.

These tuners only work on one vehicle at a time, so if you're thinking you can buy it, use it and flip it, you can't unless you put your vehicle's stock tune back in.

No matter what people tell you about how much faster their car FEELS, tuners can legally only alter parameters at full throttle. Things like throttle response can be changed, which is most likely the faster "feeling" people get, but air/fuel and timing can only be changed for WOT operation. These tables are typically pretty optimized for a stock vehicle, so altering them is only going to get you a few horses at best. You would notice more of a difference with a tuner after doing headers, exhaust, CAI, stuff like that. But then, you'd be better off with a custom tune from a reputable shop for your exact setup. Ask yourself, are you really that concerned about WOT operation in a Jeep?

I used a FlashPaq on my old Magnum R/T and was pretty underwhelmed by what it did for me. It felt a tiny bit quicker at WOT and I gained maybe 1mpg tops, but it also made the car "buggy" at certain rpms and made the idle rough sometimes. They're just not worth it IMHO.
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Old 08-30-2010, 12:26 PM   #8
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it also changes the shift points on your automatic tranny, giving it a more "lively" feeling.

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