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Unread 03-29-2012, 07:48 PM   #1
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Superchip? :dunno: :help: NEED ADVICE PLEASE!

I have a 2008 Wrangler Unlimited with a 2.5in Teraflex BB and 35in BF Mudterrains. I have been looking at purchasing a superchip but need advice. how much of a difference is there between the vivid paqs and flashpaqs? Would i need anything else (like a CAI or exhaust) if i bought the vivid paq? How much of a difference do these products really make? Is the extra money for the vivid paq actually worth it? Advice would be much appreciated, also one last question. Would a superchip void my jeep warranty.

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Unread 03-29-2012, 08:04 PM   #2
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Superchips does tire pressure changes, axle ratio changes, tire size changes (speedo recalibration), it also gives you a little more get up and go (not sure if it is an actually HP gain or just an increase in throttle response), if you have an automatic it will make a huge difference. also gets you a few MPG's- This is based on my superchips 3875 on my 2008 JK

The warranty thing is touchy, just to be safe I would return it to stock and unmarry it before bringing it in for any work
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Unread 03-29-2012, 10:08 PM   #3
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Superchips all the way. It is literally a night and day difference. No more throttle lag and the jeep shifts sooooo much better. DO IT!!!
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As the saying goes, "your mileage may vary". I returned mine as it made absolutely no difference with my rig. Mist people give the units outstanding praise, but there are a few of us who found no change in feel, mpg, or response. Every rig will be different.
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As the saying goes, "your mileage may vary". I returned mine as it made absolutely no difference with my rig. Mist people give the units outstanding praise, but there are a few of us who found no change in feel, mpg, or response. Every rig will be different.
Do you have an automatic? It seems like the common concensus is that if you don't have an automatic then don't waste your money.
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Unread 03-30-2012, 09:17 AM   #6
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Seems like Jeep could make bank on offering tuning device to change the way the JK shifts. Several companies do. Even Porsche has done this. As wonderful as their PDK transmition is....without the optional " sport chrno pkg plus" ($1600) the Porsche shifts like a 1973 Buick when left in automatic mode. It's just a different map that changes by pushing a button. The manual Porsche guys all preach not to spend the extra coin...of course they control everything about "shifting" so money down the drain in their mind...the auto guys on the other hand know what a difference it makes. It completely changes the car...make it feel fun and ready. Throttle response and the crisper shifts
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Do you have an automatic? It seems like the common concensus is that if you don't have an automatic then don't waste your money.
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Seems like Jeep could make bank on offering tuning device to change the way the JK shifts. Several companies do. Even Porsche has done this. As wonderful as their PDK transmition is....without the optional " sport chrno pkg plus" ($1600) the Porsche shifts like a 1973 Buick when left in automatic mode. It's just a different map that changes by pushing a button. The manual Porsche guys all preach not to spend the extra coin...of course they control everything about "shifting" so money down the drain in their mind...the auto guys on the other hand know what a difference it makes. It completely changes the car...make it feel fun and ready. Throttle response and the crisper shifts
I have an automatic, and it did nothing. I did notice the mpg computer stated I was making 24mpg though. This is, of course, absolute bunk. I made four trips across the same stretch of highway using cruise and trying my darndest to keep everything the same and felt not power difference, shifting changes, and fuel mileage was calculated (filled at the end of each leg) to be exactly the same prior to install. I ensured I had the updates, removed, and reinstalled the program and repeated the test, same results. I am not saying they don't do anything, just that not everyone results are the same and my results are not unique. There are mire than a few others out there that had the same experience as myself. I returned the programmer (thank you superchips) and used half of that money for an AEV procal which does everything it claims ( I really only wanted to change gear ratios, tire size, and so forth. It is a handy piece though with many useable features).
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Unread 03-30-2012, 09:46 AM   #8
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On my 2007 auto it improved the throttle response and that is about all. May have been minor performance improvement but nothing on the MPG.
I always reset to stock if I'm taking it to the dealer since the dealer may update the electronics with the latest patches and this could lock the tuner. I think SuperChips charge $100 to reset it. Better safe than sorry.
Superchips website says 21HP gain if you go to the performance tune. means switching to 91 octane fuel. Am going to try it when I fill up next week. Will let you know if it makes any difference.
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Unread 03-30-2012, 03:28 PM   #9
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I have an automatic, and it did nothing. I did notice the mpg computer stated I was making 24mpg though. This is, of course, absolute bunk. I made four trips across the same stretch of highway using cruise and trying my darndest to keep everything the same and felt not power difference, shifting changes, and fuel mileage was calculated (filled at the end of each leg) to be exactly the same prior to install. I ensured I had the updates, removed, and reinstalled the program and repeated the test, same results. I am not saying they don't do anything, just that not everyone results are the same and my results are not unique. There are mire than a few others out there that had the same experience as myself. I returned the programmer (thank you superchips) and used half of that money for an AEV procal which does everything it claims ( I really only wanted to change gear ratios, tire size, and so forth. It is a handy piece though with many useable features).
Same thing here. I have a 2008 rubicon automatic and the superchip did nothing for me also except turn off my tpms light and change tire size to correct speedometer. Ended up being a waste of money after months and months of messing with it to get no performance gains at all. And yes it was updated...
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