Let me start by saying that I do not work nor am I affiliated with Superchips company in anyway and furthermore have been a long time skeptic of programmers...... With that said, on with my review....
As the title states. OMFG!!!! This is the absolute best $300 you will ever spend on your JK. I am officially a believer!!!
Install - B(only for not being Mac compatible) - After my Mac and superchip fight the install itself is very straight forward and only took about 15 minutes.
Transmission - A - What this thing does for the factory automatic is unbelievable. It feels like the old shift kits we used to put in our classic hotrods. One of my complaints about my rubi when I bought it was you had to nearly floor it to get it to down shift when passing. Not anymore. Superchips really did their homework on this one. Shifts are firm and seem to happen at the right moment and rpm.
Throttle response - A+ - The throttle lag is gone and the throttle response is great.
Power - A++ - Why the hell is chrysler not tuning these things from the factory this way. I took my rubi for a 30 minute drive after install and Holy Cow!!! Acceleration is massively improved and at highway speeds this thing rocks! At one point I look down and I'm doing 100mph.... Am I really in a Jeep???? This thing really seems to pull throughout the rpm range. Torque feels greatly improved!
I am only running the 87 octane tune and have no plans on even trying any of the others. This is absolutely the best mod I have ever added to a jeep. (I have added CAI's and exhausts to my TJ's) I am truly impressed, maybe because I went into it thinking that I was just going to improve my shift points. Anyways, I would definatly recommend doing this to all of your JK's. For those of you waiting on the new pentastar motors.... My recommendation is to save thousands on a used JK and spend $300 on a Superchips Programmer!!!!
I know. LOL. I wouldn't believe it either if I hadn't drivin it myself. It really is hard to believe what this programmer does. It's not going to substitute a Hemi swap by any means but it definately makes it feel like a decent V-6 should feel. I mean come on.... 100mph without really working to do it... I'm sold.
I am currently running mine on the 91 Tune. The response is even better than the 87 Tune, which I ran for a few tanks. I noticed a 2mpg increase in the 87 tune, and about the same on the 91 tune. My milage has since gone down a little, but I attribute that to my tires getting worn and missing some chunks from the tread. I anticipate the mpg to go up, possibly even higher than the bast I have had so far when I put some new KM II's on.
I agree, this will be the biggest bang for $300.00 you can find
I have a 6 spd manual. Would there be any noticable improvement in seat of pants feel?
Can the pistons and the feeble tolerances of our V6 engine handle this increase?
Originally Posted by smcutter
It's hard to give you good advice at this point. It's almost like you're saying, "I want to have sex, but don't want to get her pregnant. I can't afford condoms, so for now I just want to use Saran Wrap. What brand would you recommend?"
I don't beleive 2mpg, typically stock tune will often give you best mpg but, the aftermarkets do often get the timing/TPS/leaner mix to optimum settings provided your ignition/fuel sys is "top notch",... w/ a 6speed and stock tires/3:73's etc., I'd only be interested in 87 Oct tune IF mpg was increased. But, after using and programming (w/ assistance) w/ several different cars (LT'1s, LS-1's etc.,) over the years the cost/benefit (unless you need reprogramming for tires/gears and/or have an auto trans -definite benefit there) is minimal or negative...others have exprience on newer JK's to chime in??? With the stick and 3:73's my "bog/hesitation" on my '10 is VERY minimal....
100 MPH...Are you serious? I can barely get mine over 80. I don't have a chip or anything but 20 more MPH? Not that I have a need to go 100 but more passing power on the higway sure would be nice.
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