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Old 08-02-2011, 12:49 AM
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Best Tuner on the market

Hey everyone, just picked up my first jeep last month. 08 Wrangler X 2DR JK. I wanted to chip/flash/tune the vehicle but am unsure which company would give me the "best bang for my buck". I am looking for the jeep to have better acceleration most of all. Its a daily and does not go off road that often. I have been looking at diablo tuners but i want to hear the "pros" opinions. Thanks guys -Anthony

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Superchips or Diablo. Diablo if you plan on doing engine/power mods later as you can get custom tunes for the Diablo.

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Old 08-02-2011, 04:38 PM   #3
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I have only heard people use Superchips. Never heard about Diablo myself and just went to check it out and their website doesn't show the Wrangler as an option so not sure on that one. But hands down more people use Superchips then any other tuner on the market. Many dismiss it for manuals and I am not sure why. Yes Superchips does shift point changes for Autos but it tunes a manual 3.8 just the same as an auto. Plus superchips does TPMS changes and also axle and tire changes to correct speedo when you upgrade axles and tires. I got 2mpg increase from Superchips and they claim you get 16hp and 30 torque increase according to the dyno they produced.
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Old 08-03-2011, 04:45 PM   #4
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I just bought a superchips flashpaq for my 08 JK Rubi Auto trans and couldnt be more dissapointed. I didnt notice any change in anything. No power gains, no firmer shift, nothing they claim seems to be true. anyone have any tricks?
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Sounds like the tune didn't take. Put it back to stock and try again. Did you update the tuner on your computer before you started?

My results from Superchip Flashpaq reprogram as promised in another forum. I thought I would post it here for you as well..

My JK specs.
2008 Unlimited Sahara 3.8L V6 Auto 90,000klm
Factory 3.73 gears
35x12.50x16 GY Duratracs (actually measure 34")
3.5" front lift, 2.5" rear lift
relocated exhaust no motor mods other then the Flashpaq

1027klm since Flashpaq install
Install info
- 87 octane tune
- recalibration for tires/speedo
- removed Rev limiter (factory was set at 5280rpm)
- removed Speed limiter (factory was set at 140kph) ..
- throttle response - set to Superchips setting

Observations:
- Throttle response is much better, not sluggish anymore.
- shifting in auto is firmer and more accurate (like it should have been from the factory)
- does not hunt for gear as much, downshifts sooner.
- more torque in the bottom
- more passing power as the Rev and Speedo limiters were removed.. Yes I had it over 160KPH passing the big rigs with no problem.
- seems to get up to speed quicker

Conclusion:
Should have done this a long time ago. So much more fun to drive. Highly suggest this product. I did this on my 98 RAM with the same great results 7 years ago.
Bonus = better gas mileage.
On a 500klm road trip yesterday I averaged 12.2L/100klm (19.6mi / USgl. or 23.5mi / Imp gallon) with O/D off Cruise Control set to 110klm when on the highway. Thats just shy of 700klm for the 85liter tank in the Unlimited. Currently at 340klm I'm at 1/2 tank.
At 110kph the engine runs in its sweetspot at 2500rpm
Overall observation is that the Flashpag takes time to learn your driving habits and is still tweaking itself in mine at just over 1000klm since reprogram. It seems to get better every time I drive it. Once it has settled in I will update this post again then try the 91 Octane tune.

With this tuner you should see an easy consistent 2mpg increase in mileage. This mileage increase will vary dependent on your driving style of course.
If you are still on stock tires there is no reason you shouldn't get under 10L/110klm hwy. Remember I'm getting 12.2L/100klm on 35s and 3.73 gears O/D off. If I swap out to 5.13 gears and can then use O/D I can prob pull out another mpg or two.
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I just bought a superchips flashpaq for my 08 JK Rubi Auto trans and couldnt be more dissapointed. I didnt notice any change in anything. No power gains, no firmer shift, nothing they claim seems to be true. anyone have any tricks?
I have an '09 2-door Rubicon with auto transmission, stock 4.10 gears, 2.5" lift and 35" tires. I use the 87 octane tune with 87 octane fuel. I think the auto shift points are better, resulting in noticeable (but not much) performance. I don't notice any change in gas mileage. I tried the 91 octane tune with 91 octane fuel for about a month, and didn't notice any difference between that and the 87 octane setup. I do love the crawl tune when rock crawling though.
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I see that everyone here is using superchips more so then diablo. I do like the feature having a custom tune made for me does superchips have that feature as well. And i would like to hear some more things from the jeepers using the diablo preaditor tuner
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Custom tune only works for you if you do major engine mods such as headers, catback exhaust, viper throttle body, supercharger, etc. Otherwise a common tune works just fine.
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I have an '09 2-door Rubicon with auto transmission, stock 4.10 gears, 2.5" lift and 35" tires. I use the 87 octane tune with 87 octane fuel. I think the auto shift points are better, resulting in noticeable (but not much) performance. I don't notice any change in gas mileage. I tried the 91 octane tune with 91 octane fuel for about a month, and didn't notice any difference between that and the 87 octane setup. I do love the crawl tune when rock crawling though.
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Wanted to bump a thread on tuners to see the opinions today.

I know I won't see a major difference but if I could fix the throttle lag that would make me happy

Yes I know there if the Pedal Commander, but if I could get something that might help in other areas that would be better

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