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post #1 of 39 Old 03-27-2019, 11:12 AM Thread Starter
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Increasing WK 3.0 CRD Horse Power

Hi every one,


First of all I must introduce myself,


Thisi is Mike from Spain, who lived for 4 years in Maryland and love the American life style and the way you develop and power cars...


So far, when I got a Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.0 CRD 218HP to which I would like to increase power in order to get acceleration and a little more top speed...


Here, there are not many guys who specialize in preparing American Cars ( which I am in love with...) so I would like your recommmendation.


I have been looking to the GTS chiptuning from RaceChip but do not know and google find real results. So that said, Does anyone knoe them? Do they improve the behaveor? Can damage the engina?


Below is the link to the one I am considering to install, so if possible I would apprecite your opinnions and feedback to this consideration...


https://www.racechip.es/shop/jeep/gr...0kw-510nm.html


Thanks in advance



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post #2 of 39 Old 03-27-2019, 12:15 PM
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The diesel is a Mercedes engine, so you might have been luck over there finding European tuners making stuff for Sprinters and the like. Over here I believe the two go-to tunes are from GDE and Malone.

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post #3 of 39 Old 03-27-2019, 12:46 PM Thread Starter
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Miguel Durbán Acién <[email protected]>

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para mí

Thanks a lot underscore,

Even in Europe is difficult to find "really" tuners for this car....Most of them are based on chiptuning and from my little knowledge I always heard that the best way to tune a an engine is changing parts within the engine (like in old times) and not throught the electronics.

I know remodeling the engine may be so expensive that does not worth, but I am afraid of spending $500 if i do not get sensations or damage the engine.....I am not specting the SRT torq but may be improving my engine. Tired of BMWs and AUDIs showing off their acceleration; however over land, sand ice or whatever terrain they have nothing to do

Thanks for your quick answer

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I haven't used that product but am buying the green diesel tuner as the reviews are telling me it is the best option. There is a local tuner who said they can tune it as well but didnt want to give up my Jeep for the few days they needed it for.
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post #5 of 39 Old 03-28-2019, 02:12 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks a lo CRD2008,


I will keep tooking different options and tink about the best one here in Spain...


Any other experiences?


Regards
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post #6 of 39 Old 03-28-2019, 10:36 AM
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Hot tune from Green Diesel Engineering, bigger intercooler, and intake resonator delete. Huge difference.

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I have ordered the hot tune from Green Diesel Engineering - they are shipping the flash tool to me in NZ. The tune will make a definite impact on performace - taking you to 255hp.

Your idea that it is better to change engine components than to get a computer tune are not quite right for the OM642 engine. They are under powered from factory due to measures taken by the manufacturer to reduce noise and emissions, so there is a lot to be gained before you start changing engine components. The right ECU tune will give you big gains for the lowest cost. As others mentioned, you can replace the turbo resonator and upgrade the intercooler too, but the tune is the best place to start.

GDE are having a sale at the moment too! http://www.greendieselengineering.co...ne/2_28.action
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post #8 of 39 Old 03-29-2019, 10:57 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you very much Bener_m



I am just going to order the Racechip GTS option.



Looking forward to check it out....and giving you feedback



Have a nice weekend folks


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Thank you very much Bener_m



I am just going to order the Racechip GTS option.



Looking forward to check it out....and giving you feedback



Have a nice weekend folks


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No worries! I'd definitely recommend getting a flash tune like Green Diesel Egineering's one, rather than a 'piggy back' type chip that you are looking at. The flash tune will replace the stock settings on your factory ECU, which allows for more control.

The Race Chip style of 'add on' chip is more of a trick for the ECU. As far as I know, they are just tricking the ECU by sending different sensor values - telling the ECU there is less boost than there actually is, for example.

The flash tune allows the tuner to control all of these settings directly, without the need for tricking the ECU. It will also alter things like pre-injection, turbo vane settings, and stop your intake getting filled with soot from the EGR.

GDE are having a sale at the moment, so its only $595USD for the Hot Tune, and it's one of the best CRD tunes you can get - 255HP! I've just ordered one and their service has been excellent.

You can use comgateway to make the shipping cheaper too. They ship to comgateway USA and then comgateway ships to you.

http://www.greendieselengineering.co...ne/2_28.action
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Do you have a dpf or egr valve on it
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Do you have a dpf or egr valve on it
GDE tune will fix the EGR valve issues, and can be customised if you remove your DPF. Luckily mine is the model without DPF.
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Can you not get an ECU remap service where you are? Mine has been remapped to 260HP - typical cost £200 in UK
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Can you not get an ECU remap service where you are? Mine has been remapped to 260HP - typical cost £200 in UK
What company did yours? 260HP seems like a lot - GDE is pretty well known and only do 242hp Eco Tune and 255hp Hot Tune
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After getting the heads up on the GDE sale - thanks Bener - I ordered it last week and just installed it today. The results are nothing short of amazing! Feels like a new Jeep
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After getting the heads up on the GDE sale - thanks Bener - I ordered it last week and just installed it today. The results are nothing short of amazing! Feels like a new Jeep
Such a good upgrade!
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