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Old 09-16-2009, 04:35 PM   #1
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Performance Chips

I am new to the forum and new to my 2010 Wrangler. Has anyone installed a performance chip in theirs? For example, the JET Stage 1 chip.

How was your experience with it?

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Old 09-16-2009, 09:02 PM   #2
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Before getting my 2008 JK, I test drove one with a JET chip. IMO, it did nothing. I ended up purchasing a JK with a 4.56 gear and it made worlds difference compared to the chip.

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Congrats on the purchase, and welcome to the forum!
First up, JET is a JOKE. They do very little, can't compensate for tire and gearing changes, and are not worth the time to look at them.
Superchips makes a great tuner- does a little for power and fuel economy, but lets you adjust fan turn-on temp (great for when you're in deep water so you can turn them off as to not break one), gear ratio (compensate for changes), tire size (same deal), t-case gearing, and several other bits. It'll run ~$325 shipped from truckcustomizers.com (call and talk to Tom- tell him Mark from NY sent you- he'll hook you up), and is well worth it.

Last but not least, CORRECT gearing for the tire size you run can either increase fuel economy, and/or improve performance in terms of acceleration as well. Sometimes you get both, sometimes one or the other. Quadratec's knowledge center has a great chart as for gearing vs. RPM at speed with various tire sizes- check it out. Gear based on what you plan to do- not necessarily what you have now. If you plan to upgrade in a year or two from OEM 32's to 37's, don't re-gear now, however. 5.13's on 32's will make life suck
Anyway, welcome again, and fire away with some questions- Mark W.
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Old 09-17-2009, 09:18 AM   #4
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I had an exhaust and intake put on my 4 door 07 Rubicon and it makes a difference. Frees up a bit of power, not a huge difference but makes the jeep a little more lively.
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Old 09-17-2009, 09:29 AM   #5
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Exhaust and Hypertech are supposed to work well together.
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Old 09-17-2009, 01:03 PM   #6
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Exhaust work is actually about worthless on the JK. There is damn little restriction and backpressure in the stock system. The only exhaust work I'd recommend is maybe a replacement muffler to avoid crushing the stock one off-road.
The Hypertech offers less gains, and fewer features than Superchips for more $- Mark W.
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Old 09-17-2009, 02:21 PM   #7
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I can't find any dynos on the two.
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Chips are great..for the people who make them, I hear their profit is fantastic.
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Hah- everyone has to keep the lights on
As for dynos, I've driven my two rigs, stock, Superchips'ed, and a buddy's stock with just 33's and Hypertech- there is a noticable difference between each. Superchips was easier to use, had more options, and according to the butt dyno (a very finely-tuned butt dyno, with no expectations/hopes/pre-conceptions), the Superchips felt a bit more torquey. Just my experience- yours may/will vary, but I spent my money (twice, for two JK's) on Superchips- Mark W.
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But I can tell you from experience that those 33's will make a noticeable diff. You guys should swap tuners for a day and tell us what you notice.
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Or not. Not worth wasting my time or his. Besides, he since has gotten a Superchips Mark W.
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Old 09-19-2009, 08:37 AM   #13
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The Hypertech programmers have always been inferior. They're better than JET, which tends to cause issues, in that they at least don't cause problems, but they don't provide as good of a solution or improvement as Superchips- Mark W.

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