All about the ’19-20 GM Gas Truck ECM Send In Process

Last week Superchips announced the release of Flashpaq performance tuning for 2019-2020 Silverado & Sierra trucks equipped with the 5.3L and 6.2L V8 engines. This was a massive break through for our team as it took significant engineering effort to get these pre-loaded handheld flash tuners available to the market. The locked ECM GM is now using in their trucks wasn’t an easy egg to crack, but our team conquered that mountain and the adjustable features and performance gains now available to you with Flashpaq are incredible. If you noticed the requirement of the ‘ECM Send In’ that is included with the Flashpaq 2847-S but have hesitations because of it, we want to clear the air and set the record straight on how simple the ECM Send In is, why it’s required, and why it shouldn’t worry you.

Locked ECM’s are nothing new to us, as some OE manufacturers have been using them for years now. Take Chrysler for instance, we had to overcome the hurdle of locked PCM’s 6-years ago when Chrysler made the switch in the 2015 Ram 1500 trucks and Jeep Wrangler JK. In those particular applications, we developed our PCM Swap process that allows us to ship you an unlocked PCM to swap into your vehicle in place of your factory locked unit. This swap process minimizes your vehicle’s down time to just the amount of time it takes you to swap the computers out. Up until the 2019 model year, the Chrysler based vehicles have really been the only platforms we deal with on a regular basis with locked PCMs. At least that was the case until GM released the new body style Silverado and Sierra trucks in 2019. These trucks used an all-new, smarter ECM that took extensive efforts on our end to not only how we would tune the truck, but also obstacles on how you, the end user, would ever be able to flash it with a pre-loaded handheld at home.

There are other Unlock ECM options for the 2019-2020 truck on the market, but we didn’t feel their process was an easy one, as even once unlocked, it would still require you to take the vehicle to a custom tuning shop to have them build files specific to your vehicle. This process seemed clunky and more importantly, expensive. Two things we always try to steer clear of with our devices. The other tuning options on the market required a very expensive ECM unlock (also send in only), the expense of paying a custom tuner for the tunes, and on top of all that, the time you’d have invested in making that all happen. Plus, you’ve got to be lucky enough to have a qualified tuning shop in your local area to do it all for you. So when we dove into the 2019-2020 GM Gas truck project, we had two main goals, keep it as simple as we could for our customer and keep it as affordable as possible.

Creating the performance calibrations for the Flashpaq specific to the 2019-2020 5.3L and 6.2L engines was the easiest part of this whole process, as our calibration team has years of experience and first hand knowledge of tuning the GM platforms. With their expertise and our state-of-the-art dyno testing facility, making the adjustments we found were needed to improve your overall driving experience was almost second nature. It was the obstacle of getting those calibrations into our pre-loaded Flashpaq device, so you could flash them into a locked ECM at home that presented the challenge. Due to some vehicle other parameters and module control laced into the factory ECM, performing our standard PCM Swap on new ECM’s and shipping them to you wasn’t going to be an option. Each trucks specific ECM needs to remain in the truck, after unlocking, so that all those other factory systems remain to function as they should. Sending you an unlocked ECM to install with the device, that isn’t the original from the truck, would require a trip to the dealer for a flash, before you could install our Flashpaq. This obviously creates an issue since that blank unlocked ECM wouldn’t allow your truck to run or drive. While, it is an option, again, that route seemed clunky, inconvenient and time consuming for you the customer. Plus, involving a GM dealer into this just adds more expense, something we obviously want to avoid if/when possible.

To overcome these obstacles, our innovative ECM Send In process was developed to offer the easiest route to get your truck up and running with our performance tuning calibrations while offering you the reliability and adjustability you expect from Superchips. All of it is right there at your finger tips for adjusting the speedometer after a tire size change. Adjusting the top speed limiter is just a button away and even disabling your DFM system or modifying your TPMS settings is simple and straight forward.

The ECM Send In process starts off when you receive your device. Inside the packaging, you’ll find a QR code that will send you to an online form where you’ll enter your VIN, device part number (2847-S) and your device serial number. Once added to your cart, you’ll enter your personal information and submit it to us. This data is stored in our files for use once your ECM arrives at our Florida location. We’ll use this form to complete our ECM unlock procedures and be sure we’re returning the ECM to the correct address.

Using the video below as a guide, you can then remove the ECM from your truck to package up and send to us for unlocking. Depending on how quickly you opt to ship the ECM to us, we can have it back to you in as little 3-days. The original purchase of your Flashpaq includes the cost of unlocking your ECM and overnight return shipping it back to you. ECM Send In’s will always take priority over our other daily tasks, as we know you can’t afford to have the truck down any longer than it needs to be. When sending your ECM to us, please be mindful of the shipping days required, and that we are not open on weekends. So ensuring your ECM will arrive during the week, will allow the business days required to perform the work and return it quickly. In some cases, we could have your computer unlocked and back in our return shipping bin the same day we receive it. But in most instances, it’s safe to plan that we’ll need one business day to receive and a second business day to unlock and package for return to you. Keeping to our 3-day turnaround goal to have your truck back up and running as quickly as we can. We understand that your bought your truck to drive it and most do so daily, unfortunately, with GM’s locked ECM, this process is the easiest and least expensive option we could create for getting our Flashpaq in your hands.

If you plan to install a lift kit and larger tires, a job that can take a few days labor at the local off-road shop, maybe coordinating that downtime with this ECM Send In can limit the time without your truck, and we can unlocking your ECM while that shop gets your new 6″ lift springs installed, the front-end aligned and 35″ mud terrains balanced. Our ECM Unlock process is safe and proven, and is still compatible with the GM dealer service tools. Meaning, should your truck ever need to go in for dealer service or updates, their tools will still be able to flash the ECM without issue. We always just suggest returning your Flashpaq to the factory settings before taking it to the dealer, so they don’t accidentally flash over your performance calibrations. Flashpaq for 2019-2020 5.3L/6.2L Silverado and Sierra trucks has been years in the making and our team has worked hard to offer you nothing but the best. Our performance results tell the story, and your driving experience once tuned will prove it.

Checkout the all-new 2847-S Flashpaq

2019+ Silverado 5.3L & 6.2L Tuning Available Now!

2019+ Silverado tuning is finally here with the all-new Flashpaq 2847-S. Available for 2019-2020 Silverado and Sierra with 5.3L and 6.2L engines Flashpaq offers up to an additional 45-horsepower (max gains in 6.2L)! The all-new GM Flashpaq performance programmer (PN 2847-S) comes pre-loaded with tunes developed specifically for daily driving, towing, and performance enthusiasts. Our Mileage XS, Tow, 87 Octane, 91 Octane and 93 Octane tunes offer incredible torque gains throughout the RPM range with the improved drivability you’ve come to expect from Superchips.

Our calibrations team spent a lot of time perfecting our tunes to give you everything you’ve come to expect from a Superchips tuner. By adjusting torque outputs at lower pedal inputs, you’ll love the new throttle response. Adjustments to spark advance offer better power and torque throughout the RPM range, while helping to improve fuel economy. Changes in engine speed limitations allow you you feel that massive power and torque curve for longer. You’ll also notice an improved pedal feel when running in the trucks factory ‘Sport’ mode for an the exciting driving experience you didn’t think possible in a 1/2-ton truck.

This device includes our ‘ECM Send-In’ process, which will require your trucks factory ECM to be removed and shipped to us for unlocking. Once our specialists create the internal ECM modifications, it will be returned to you for re-installation into the truck, where you can then tune with your choice of calibration within the Flashpaq device. The purchase of the Flashpaq 2847-S includes the cost of the ECM Unlock and Next Day Air return shipping of your ECM. So we can limit down time to as little as just 3-days. Our ECM modifications are safe, reliable and compatible with GM dealer tools and flashes. So, your local dealer can still interact with your truck after you’ve returned your Flashpaq tuning to factory settings.

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The Dynamic Duo: Flashcal + Amp’d 2.0 Kits Available Now

Flashcal + Amp’d kit’s just got better with the inclusion of the all-new Amp’d 2.0 Throttle Booster kit.

This dynamic duo has been a top seller for us for years and for good reason. The Flashcal + Amp’d 2.0 Throttle Booster offers users all the vehicle feature control they need after a lift and tire install, with the enhanced driving experience from a better pedal feel. Bigger tires offer that aggressive stance we all love, but we all know what effect they have on acceleration and overall throttle response. Getting that extra rolling mass moving can take some of the fun out of your daily driver, and with this kit, you can get that excitement back with an Amp’d 2.0 Throttle Booster.

Superchips Amp’d 2.0 Throttle Sensitivity Booster is easy to install, delivers immediate improvement with pedal response, and gives you total control of your driving experience.  Amp’d 2.0 offers the industry’s first wireless switch for pedal feel at your fingertips and the all-new app, is a simple solution and for completely customizing your pedal maps. Generate that “seat of the pants power” you can’t find anywhere else with our easy to use pedal sensitivity adjuster. Decreasing pedal lag expedites your vehicle performance curve to occur sooner and supplies quicker turbocharger spool up. We promise it’ll bring a smile to your face the first time you hit the gas.

The included Flashcal allows you to calibrate for your large aftermarket tires, gear ratio changes, while allowing you to read/clear trouble codes, adjust your speed limiter, rev limiter, engine auto start/stop and more.  The Flashcal is a product designed to give premium features and calibration tools to truck and Jeep® owners at a great price.  The days of clunky, outdated calibration tools are over as the Flashcal now brings a premium device and a simple, yet powerful, user interface to the market. Flashcal is big on easy.  Just plug into your truck or Jeep® OBD-II port and select your new tire size or gear ratio, and your truck is calibrated! Installation is simple, no need to visit a shop or bring your vehicle back to a dealership. Plus, with Flashcal, should you decide you’re ready to try our performance tuning, you’re just a simple internet update away!

The all-new Dashpaq+ for GM/Ford/Ram is here!

You read that right. We took our already industry leading touch screen monitoring and tuning device and made it even better. Introducing the next generation Dashpaq+ tuner for gas applications. Looking to continue to set the bar for aftermarket all-in-one tuning devices, the all-new Dashpaq+ offers a full 5″ Color Touch Screen with edge-to-edge swipe technology and the crispest, sharpest display you’ll find anywhere. Our all-new monitor offers a completely redesigned screen and case enclosure that offers a sleeker look and improved performance over our previous generation.  Not only is the display sharper, but we’ve increased the resolution for incredible pixel ratios and top of the line graphics. Our gauge screens are easy to read, easy to navigate, and easy to customize to show you the data you want to see from the drivers’ seat. A bigger processer means faster tune downloads and an all-new WiFi update capability, means there is no need to remove the device from the truck when it’s time for updates.

  • Sleek, state-of-the-art, color touch-screen

  • Faster and more capable than previous models

  • Power levels built specific for daily driving, towing, and performance

  • Up to an additional 86hp, depending on application

  • Optimized tuning for better transmission performance, including shift firmness, TQ management, and more

  • Adjust Speed and Rev Limiters*

  • Correct Speedometer*

  • Simple installation with just one cable for OBD-II connection

  • Monitor important vehicle parameters like trans temp, boost, RPM, engine coolant temperature and dozens more

  • Full color, 5” capacitive touch screen with auto-dimming

  • Offers crystal clear data at your fingertips

  • Highly customizable gauges and backgrounds

  • Boots up directly to gauge screen upon key cycle

  • Swipe capability allows easy switching between screens

  • Built-in performance meter measures 0-60, ¼ mile times and more

  • Advanced integrated data logger with export capability

  • Ability to add vehicle licenses to tune multiple vehicles with one product

  • Clear and Read DTC codes

  • Wi-Fi updateable

 

 

Our tuning calibrations offer better throttle response, improved mileage, better towing performance with less downshifting, and of course just all all-around more enjoyable driving experience. Built specifically with daily drivers in mind, the Dashpaq+ tuner and monitoring device offers you the peace of mind to watch the most important data with the best display on the market. To learn more about the tune levels and power gains available for your vehicle, please click below

 

Wireless Throttle Sensitivity Control with Amp’d 2.0

Taking throttle sensitivity control to an all-new level with Amp’d 2.0! With the industry’s first wireless switch and the all-new downloadable app, Amp’d 2.0 is the most advanced throttle booster available today. Amp’d 2.0 instantly puts you in control of your driving experience. No bulky modules to mount on the dash and no switch wiring to hassle with. Pre-loaded with 5 preset throttle curves and the ability to create thousands of custom curve, your options are endless. Take total control of your driving experience with Amp’d 2.0!

  • Sleek Wireless Control Switch
  • All-new App for Total Control of Your Driving Experience
  • Removes Factory Pedal Lag
  • Improve Turbocharger Spool-up
  • App is Android/IOS Compatible
  • 5 Pre-Set Levels
  • Create and Save Your Own Pedal Maps
  • Available for Hundreds of Vehicle Applications
  • Jeep, Ram, Ford, GM. Cars, Trucks, and SUV’s
  • Gas and Diesel Coverage

 

 

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Pulsar LT for 2019-2020 Silverado/Sierra

It’s the dawning of a new day for complete user adjustable control over the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra trucks with the release of our all-new Pulsar LT. Now available for 2019-2020 GM 5.3L & 6.2L gas trucks, the Pulsar LT is an inline module like never seen before in our market. Pulsar LT offers seamless control over your truck through steering wheel controls to dial in your truck features specific to your needs with no PCM modifications required.

Speed Limiter Adjustment (82-140 MPH)
TPMS Adjustment (1-99 PSI)
Tire Size Correction (29” – 50.9”)
Axle Ratio (2.00 – 6.99)
Clear DTCs
Auto Start/Stop Disable
AFM/DFM Disable
Multiple Throttle Pedal Sensitivity Levels
On-the-fly Adjustability via Steering Wheel Controls

Pulsar LT plugs directly inline with your under hood modules making for a quick and simple installation. There is nothing to run in to the cab, no holes to drill, no switches to mount on the dash. Once Pulsar LT is plugged in under the hood, it will be fully controlled through your factory steering wheel control buttons and factory dash display. It’s a true plug n’ play installation. Since we are making no changes to the PCM, there is no down time, no permanent changes, and no fear of losing the warranty on your brand new truck. Pulsar LT is the answer to your 2019-2020 Silverado 1500 and Sierra 1500 customization needs.

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Dashpaq+ Gets an Upgrade

 

The best thing for Dashpaq+ since Dashpaq+ is now available for download via our Update Agent software. The Superchips Dashpaq+ has been the most advanced, user friendly, all-in-one on-dash tuning and monitoring device on the market for years, but that didn’t stop us from making it even better. The Superchips engineering team has been busy at work to improve many features, including Backup Camera compatibility within the Dashpaq+ and you’re going to love it. How much are these new features going to cost you? Nothing. Nada. Zip. It’s all available now when you update to the latest version with our Update Agent software.

The all-new updates for Dashpaq+ apply to all Dashpaq+ part numbers, whether you’re running it in a Ford, GM, or Dodge/Ram application. Everyone will benefit from our latest software release through quicker load times, easier navigation, and new gauge displays. Possibly the most exciting news of all is that Dashpaq+ will now support our EAS Backup camera (sold separately, p/n 98203), turning your monitor into a super useful rear-mounted camera display to ease backing into a tight spot or hooking up to that bass boat. Once your updates are complete in Update Agent, it’s also a great time to look into registering your device with Superchips and even extending your device warranty.

 

  • All-new backup camera compatibility*

  • All-new user interface updates

  • All-new gauge screen layouts

  • All-new Basic/Advanced Parameter set lists

  • Faster load times between screens

  • Faster start-up times

  • Improved data stability

Download Update Agent here for Dashpaq+ Free Upgrades

 

*Additional EAS Backup Camera kit required

Superchips Offers Free Ground Shipping

Superchips is now offering Free Ground Shipping on orders until April 30th. Do you expect an abnormal amount of extra time on your hands for the next few weeks? Maybe the best way to self quarantine is out in the garage, working on that project you’ve just never been able to make time for. Whether you’re looking to add some horsepower with our feature packed Flashpaq, Dashpaq, or TrailDash2 color touch screens or wanting to light up a night run on the trail with our LIT LED light bar kits, we’re offering free ground shipping on all products. Don’t forget our full line of Jammer cold air intakes and Amp’d Throttle Boosters too!

For more information on what parts we offer specific for your ride, Click Here

You can also checkout our YouTube channel for all sorts of videos with Install Tips, Dyno Data, Product Descriptions and more!

https://www.youtube.com/user/OfficialSuperchips

$50 Cash Back all Flashpaq Tuners from Superchips

Flashpaq Rebate Now Available!

Superchips is offering a $50 Cash Rebate on any Flashpaq Purchase

Now is the time to take advantage of the great rebate savings from Superchips and equip your ride with Flashpaq tuning.  There is a reason why the Flashpaq is the number one selling tuner on the market today and offers the best value.  The Flashpaq adds instant horsepower, fuel economy potential, and towing capability.  Whether you have a truck, SUV or Jeep®, Flashpaq has you covered with tuning to optimize your driving experience!  Bring out the hidden power in your vehicle in minutes without popping the hood or turning a wrench with Flashpaq.

Whether you drive a gas or diesel truck, Flashpaq comes loaded with features and power levels engineered to optimize your driving experience, throughout the RPM band.  The engineering team at Superchips knows what it takes to make power, deliver added fuel economy, and package industry-leading features into our programmers safely.  Enjoy a 2-year powertrain warranty that comes standard with each Flashpaq.  Act now and purchase your Flashpaq today!

Purchase any qualifying Flashpaq tuner from an authorized Superchips Dealer or via the Superchips site to qualify for the promotion.  The $50 rebate can be processed via the mail-in rebate form or via an online portal.  See the details below for more information.   Get your ride tuned with a Flashpaq and save today.

Promotion Details

Effective Dates: August 1, 2019 – September 30, 2019

Flashpaq Rebate Amount: $50

How do I Qualify?: Purchase any qualifying Flashpaq from an authorized Superchips dealer or at www.superchips.com between August 1, 2019 – September 30, 2019

SKUs:

Ford Flashpaq – PN 1845
GM Flashpaq – PNs 2845, 2847
Dodge Flashpaq – PNs 3845, 3846, 3846-S, 3846-S1
Flashpaq for Jeep® – PNs 3874, 3876, 3876-JL
50 State Flashpaq – PN 4845
Flashpaq Pro Plus – PN 5850

Any Flashpaq purchased via an authorized Superchips dealer, or from Superchips directly, is eligible for a $50 mail-in rebate.  This promotion will be live August 1, 2019 – September 30, 2019!

*Note:  All Powerpaq kits are eligible for this offer.  Simply follow the steps outlined below to provide proof of purchase and serial number information for the Flashpaq included with your cold air intake combo.

Offer also valid for Canadian Residents.  For Canadian resident redemption, please use this form

 

Prefer to mail in a form?  Use this PDF Rebate form

Received $50 Cash Back on All Superchips Flashpaq tuners

2016 Duramax Now Supported along with New 11-15 LML Tuning!

 

2016 Duramax Now Supported Along with New 11-15 Duramax Tuning!

The LML Duramax is a great motor with great potential. Superchips has unlocked that potential and engineered our new impressive tuning from the ground up with one goal in mind, make great power while providing an extraordinary driving experience!  Our new LML tuning wakes up the Duramax and brings it to a whole new level with up to 135 HP and 240 LB-FT of torque to the tires.  We also engineered a tow tune that delivers huge improvements in low end torque and fuel efficiency.  In our testing, we experienced greater distance between regen cycles, improved mileage and better towing characteristics.  This Duramax tuning is just as impressive in a 0-60 as it is in a 1000 mile trip towing a heavy trailer!


Power Levels

 

• 2011-2012 – 90 HP & 200 lb/ft TQ  (Redesigned tuning with huge improvements)      DYNO CHART
• 2013-2015 – 135 HP & 240 lb/ft TQ  (Redesigned tuning with huge improvements)      DYNO CHART
• 2016 – 115 HP & 220 lb/ft TQ      DYNO CHART


50 State Legal Coverage

• 2011-2015 – 50-state legal EO# D-330-18
• 2016 – Pending Status


Features

Tire Size Calibration/Speedo Correction – 26″ to 38″ Tires

Speed Limiter – Stock/Raised


F5 Flashpaq 2845

The all-new Flashpaq F5 performance tuner from Superchips is the industry leading hand-held tuning solution. With it’s new, easy-to-use graphic interface, high-resolution color screen, scan features, and tuning levels, the Flashpaq F5 offers more power per dollar than any other tuner on the market.

F5 Flashpaq 4845

Introducing the all-new Flashpaq F5 CARB edition performance tuner from Superchips. With it’s new, easy-to-use graphic interface, high-resolution color screen, scan features, and tuning levels, the Flashpaq F5 offers more power per dollar than any other tuner on the market.  This product is 50 state legal so you don’t have to worry when heading into any SMOG emissions tests!