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Unread 08-17-2009, 09:06 PM   #1
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Superchip and Scan Gauge2

Right now I have superchip in my 06 TJ and I run it on the 87 octane tune. I want to buy a gauge called a scan gauge 2. It a gauge that does a digital read out of a bunch of different things. http://www.scangauge.com/

What I wanna know is if it would be fine for me to stack the two on top of each other. I know your not suppose to stack programmers, but the scan guage isn't a programmer, I believe it just reads your ecu and stuff.

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Unread 08-17-2009, 09:07 PM   #2
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did you leave the Superchip thing connected? Aren't you supposed to remove it once you've flashed the program?

I have a ScangaugeII, its awesome
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Unread 08-17-2009, 09:21 PM   #3
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yes it is removed once the program is flashed, but is it safe to also put the scan gauge on with it?
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Unread 08-17-2009, 09:26 PM   #4
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I would assume it would be. The scangauge only reads data. So it should be fine.
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the worst that will happen is the Scanguage won't show certain data.
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Unread 08-17-2009, 09:29 PM   #6
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i emailed the company to see what they would say but i am still waiting for a response
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Unread 08-17-2009, 09:30 PM   #7
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you dont think that it would ruin my computer or anything with both of them on it?
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Unread 08-17-2009, 09:35 PM   #8
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you dont think that it would ruin my computer or anything with both of them on it?
not at all. The Superchips thing can't change much of anything anyway. They're a complete waste of money since by federal emissions regulations they can only change the air/fuel ratio at wide open throttle, in open loop. Read more here. The Scangauge only reads data, if it doesn't get a reasonable signal, it doesnt show anything. Its all OBDII protocol, so you won't blow anything up dont worry.
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Unread 08-17-2009, 09:51 PM   #9
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on my chip i have noticed a lil increase in power and i have noticed an increase in mpg, so in a couple months itll def be worth what i bought it for and my jeep feels like it runs a little smoother too. thanks for the advice i hope to buy the scan gauge2 soon.
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Unread 08-18-2009, 05:28 AM   #10
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All the Scan Gauge does is read. It is not sending anything to the computer.
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Unread 08-18-2009, 08:24 AM   #11
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I got my ScanGaugeII about 2 weeks ago. Be very careful if you set it to show you MPG and MPG average!! It is very depressing. You know the mileage sucks, but to see it live like that!!

I got mine with two cables. That way I can hide the wire behind the dash on both units. The Explorer is fine, I use it for long trips and seeing the MPG live helps with my heavy foot.

The intake air temp really blew me away! Gotta find some way to get outside air to the air box.
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Unread 08-18-2009, 08:28 AM   #12
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Never use an obdii splitter unless it says you can, and that is typically only for the same brand of products. It can have conflicts in the communication protocol if you don't. Its fine to use the SC to program the ecu and then remove it and plug in the SG.
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Unread 08-18-2009, 10:34 AM   #13
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The intake air temp really blew me away! Gotta find some way to get outside air to the air box.
Do you have an aftermarket intake? If so, is the tube metal? If so...you can use this product to get your temps under control:

http://www.thermotec.com/cool-air-tube-heat-shield.html

Or you can use header wrap. I used the Thermotech product and it dropped my intake temps 50* on a hot day.
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Unread 08-18-2009, 11:22 AM   #14
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Using stock intake. Looks like a good product. Will be looking into the header wrap. Thanks for the lead!
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Unread 08-18-2009, 12:03 PM   #15
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Those products won't do as much with the stock intake which is a thermoplastic material and used by the factory as it is more resistant to heat sink than the usual aluminum tube used by CAI manufacturers.
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