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Unread 02-14-2010, 11:54 AM   #1
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Superchips installed today.... Review

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!!!!

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Unread 02-14-2010, 12:20 PM   #2
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Sounds good. Where's the link to the chip?

What are the potential nagatives for the Jeep? Engine, tranny, anything? What you say sounds too good to be true. What's the catch?
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Unread 02-14-2010, 12:26 PM   #3
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Sounds good. Where's the link to the chip?

What are the potential nagatives for the Jeep? Engine, tranny, anything? What you say sounds too good to be true. What's the catch?
Superchips Flashpaq - 2007 - 2009 Wrangler JK 3.8L, (X, Sport, Sahara, Rubicon, Unlimited)
Link is where I bought mine. Cheapest I found and free shipping that arrived in two days.

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.
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Unread 02-14-2010, 12:45 PM   #4
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What's the catch?
I don't have it but I'm gonna guess that gas mileage could decrease a lot with this chip..

OP have you noticed any differences in MPG?
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Unread 02-14-2010, 12:47 PM   #5
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Let us know how it does on fuel mileage for the next couple of tanks. I like the idea of the programmer, but my Jeep sucks the fuel as it is.
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Unread 02-14-2010, 01:42 PM   #6
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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
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Unread 02-14-2010, 01:57 PM   #7
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hmm interesting
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Unread 02-14-2010, 02:01 PM   #8
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Wow. Anybody else do this?

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?
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Unread 02-14-2010, 02:33 PM   #9
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I bought a used JK with this already on it. I'd hate to see how slow this thing would be without it (assuming it is this much of an improvement). I know the 20/35's kill the power, but good grief.
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Unread 02-14-2010, 02:41 PM   #10
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I have it on my 07.I am running the 91 tune now and used the towing tune for a 600 mile treck. I was happy with the results. Most people see an improvement in mpg (when it is driven normal)
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Unread 02-14-2010, 03:29 PM   #11
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I wouldn't expect a decrease in mileage at all. With this mod, it sounds like the engine will be lugging less, therefore it's working less.
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Unread 02-14-2010, 03:52 PM   #12
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Congrats! This may be in my near future as well...
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Unread 02-14-2010, 04:26 PM   #13
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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....
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Unread 02-14-2010, 05:15 PM   #14
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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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There is a hundered some page thread on another forum discussing the flashpaq. It is not yet available for 2010's. It greatly improves highway driving and passing ability.
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