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Old 11-10-2019, 08:10 AM
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Programmer recommendations

I am sure this has been discussed before, but I couldn’t find a simple thread on it. I just lifted my 2019 JL and put on larger tires. I want/need to recalibrate the speedometer and shift points. What are the best programmers, and where did you buy them.

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I came across this thing called the AEV ProCal Snap.

Appears to be a dumbed-down version of the old AEV ProCal, but for JLs. This one only lets you adjust tire size for speedometer correction. Which is just as well since JL now allows us to activate DRLs, and a bunch of other features, through the Uconnect screen.

Seen it on eBay for about $100.

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I have the Flashcal. Has come in handy for a myriad of things.
Tire recalibration
Turn off seat belt chime
Read and reset codes
Many other things I can't remember that I have used and have yet to use.
Easy to use. Nice screen.

I keep it in my rear cargo area.
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FlashCal here too. Works like a charm


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I have the Flashcal. Has come in handy for a myriad of things.

Tire recalibration

Turn off seat belt chime

Read and reset codes

Many other things I can't remember that I have used and have yet to use.

Easy to use. Nice screen.



I keep it in my rear cargo area.


Where did you get it?


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Where did you get it?


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Whew testing my memory. I'll check receipts. I think I contacted them directly.
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Do all of these programmers need to have those bypass modules installed under the dash to work? I know the AEV Procal Snap has a work around by installing wires from the OBD connector to the ports behind the glove box. Tazer has a Y-cable (T-Harness) available that wires in the same way as the AEV to avoid using the bypass. But is there anything available like what we had on the JK that just plugs into the OBD port? I don't want to deal with pulling these bypass modules everytime I go in for service. I was just in on Monday for the V41 steering damper recall and to have my rocking and creaking passenger seat looked at and they applied a "Rapid Response" update to my vehicle. Had I had a programmer and not unmarried it, there would have been an issue I think, right?
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All of our JL builds run the SuperChips FlashCal. Easy to use and it has a ton of features!

https://www.krawloff-road.com/product_p/spc3571-jl.htm

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Do all of these programmers need to have those bypass modules installed under the dash to work? I know the AEV Procal Snap has a work around by installing wires from the OBD connector to the ports behind the glove box. Tazer has a Y-cable (T-Harness) available that wires in the same way as the AEV to avoid using the bypass. But is there anything available like what we had on the JK that just plugs into the OBD port? I don't want to deal with pulling these bypass modules everytime I go in for service. I was just in on Monday for the V41 steering damper recall and to have my rocking and creaking passenger seat looked at and they applied a "Rapid Response" update to my vehicle. Had I had a programmer and not unmarried it, there would have been an issue I think, right?
My Flashcal just plugs right in to the OBD port ezpz. Screen easy to read. Up/down menu driven.
I keep it with me all the time. The thing has proven to be worthy of a spot in my storage compartment. Last time I threw a code I was glad I had it with me. I can't remember what I did but....the Flashcal reset it and I was good to go. Thank God because whatever I did the Jeep wouldn't move until I reset it.
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My Flashcal just plugs right in to the OBD port ezpz. Screen easy to read. Up/down menu driven.
I keep it with me all the time. The thing has proven to be worthy of a spot in my storage compartment. Last time I threw a code I was glad I had it with me. I can't remember what I did but....the Flashcal reset it and I was good to go. Thank God because whatever I did the Jeep wouldn't move until I reset it.
Yes, it plugs into the OBD port, but didn't you have to install some sort of gateway bypass with two plugs under the dash? And wouldn't that need to be removed when you go to the dealer for service in case they flash your jeep?
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Yes, it plugs into the OBD port, but didn't you have to install some sort of gateway bypass with two plugs under the dash? And wouldn't that need to be removed when you go to the dealer for service in case they flash your jeep?
My memory just isn't what it once was - You may be right I've had mine for a year or so. I don't do anything when I go to the dealer other than drop it off maybe to my detriment. I guess I just don't care about such things anymore.


I have PC installed also and I let that sit out in the open as well.
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My memory just isn't what it once was - You may be right I've had mine for a year or so. I don't do anything when I go to the dealer other than drop it off maybe to my detriment. I guess I just don't care about such things anymore.


I have PC installed also and I let that sit out in the open as well.
No worries. Maybe I'm making a bigger deal about it than it is. I know with the JK, AEV stated that their procal programming could stay married if the jeep was flashed and nothing would happen. I think AEV is the same with the JL. Tazer is saying you need to unmarry it.
I had a bad experience 10 years ago with a Diablo Predator installed on a 2003 SVT Focus. I don't know what happened, but somehow I ended up with a fried ECU that both Ford and Diablo refused to take responsibility for and it cost me $700 to replace it. Just makes me leery these days
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No worries. Maybe I'm making a bigger deal about it than it is. I know with the JK, AEV stated that their procal programming could stay married if the jeep was flashed and nothing would happen. I think AEV is the same with the JL. Tazer is saying you need to unmarry it.
I had a bad experience 10 years ago with a Diablo Predator installed on a 2003 SVT Focus. I don't know what happened, but somehow I ended up with a fried ECU that both Ford and Diablo refused to take responsibility for and it cost me $700 to replace it. Just makes me leery these days
Now I'm thinking... There are "programmers" that enable you to tweak stuff (Flashcal vs FlashPaq) as an example. The one I have (Flashcal) doesn't do that.
Yes, I can change tire size, DRL's, Seat belt dingers, etc BUT I can't mess with fuel, MAF settings, stuff like that. I could see messing with computer settings causing a potential issue.
I do know mine has several menus but I think it's all benign stuff.
I'll look when I get a chance.

I repeat that I do like the convenience and ease of use of the gadget.
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