Rick Jenkins – Brand Ambassador

While Superchips has been tuning cars, trucks, and SUV’s for more than thirty years, our first real steps into the Jeep® world came in 2009. Looking to become a leader in feature control and calibration tools for the Jeep® Wrangler market, we leaned on true Jeeper’s for their input on what exactly they needed from their rigs when crawling, mudding, or just cruising through town. One of those earliest acqauntances in the Jeep® industry for us was Rick Jenkins of Farmington, NM.

Jenkins was born into a family of off-roaders and spent more time bouncing around the back of his parents International Scout exploring the backwoods as a toddler than some of us will spend in a lifetime. Jenkins has off-roading and rock crawling in his blood. As a long time brand ambassador, he emits everything about the Jeep® enthusiast we need to continue to be on the forefront of product development. With involvement in his local Cliffhangers 4×4 club, Jenkins and friends continue to expand the trail systems found in Choke Cherry Canyon just outside of Farmington, NM and make it a ‘must see’ spot for off-roaders around the country.

Through input of respected members of the Jeep community, such as Jenkins, Superchips is committed to engineering and developing the most versatile and user friendly calibration tools on the market for your Jeep® Wrangler or Gladiator. To learn more about our Flashcal, Flashpaq, TrailDash 3 or other available Jeep® specific products, click here.

Pulsar Now Available for 2021 Jeep® Wrangler and Gladiator

It’s completely brand new inside and out and exactly what your Jeep® Wrangler and Gladiator needs!

Our engineering team took everything learned from the original Pulsar and overhauled it to make it even better while extending coverage for the latest 2021 models! With an all-new case, designed to offer increased rigidity and durability in the most extreme conditions; Pulsar for Jeep JK, JL, and JT continues to push the envelope for inline performance modules. Along with the sturdier case, the PC board has been updated and offers improved reliability and performance for the 3.6L Pentastar. Current part numbers 42450, 42451, 42452 receive new case and board updates, while all-new sku’s 42751 and 42752 offer all-new 2021 model year coverage.

A performance product unlike any other on the market and it’s just been overhauled for even better performance and reliability. Pulsar is an innovative inline module engineered to keep your stock PCM on the Jeep with no PCM swap or unlock required. Enjoy Pulsar as a shift-on-the-fly performance programmer, calibration tool, and throttle sensitivity booster all in one easy-to-use device for the 2018+ applications. We’re also proud to announce that Pulsar for JL/JT can also be used to read and clear Diagnostic Troubles Codes, while still offering tire size and gear ratio calibration, Auto Start/Stop Disable, and TPMS options to adjust or enable/disable.

 

On top of adding some feature control, Pulsar for 3.6L can add as much as 30hp and 27ft-lbs of torque all from your steering wheel controls with adjustability from Stock, Economy, Tow, and Performance on the fly while driving. You’ll love the improved throttle response and mid-range torque for towing or turning those massive off-road tires down the highway.

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TrailDash 3 for Wrangler and Gladiator

Leaning on years of experience, the industries most versatile performance programmer and in-cab monitor Jeep® just got better with the release of the all-new TrailDash 3. TD3 offers our most technologically advanced features with a faster processor for quick tune loads, more responsive touchscreen, higher resolution display, and even Wi-Fi for easy updates. TD3 allows you to add power for an improved driving experience. Calibrate for tire and gear ratio changes. And keep all the data at your fingertips. The all-new sleek case looks incredible in the cab and offers a tuning experience like you’ve never seen before. Tune for more power. Calibrate for tire and gear ratio changes. Available now for 2007-2021 Jeep® Wrangler and Gladiator.

TrailDash 3 for Jeep®: Newer. Sleeker. Faster. In addition to the slimmer case design, the all-new 5″ hi-res display offers edge-to-edge swipe technology with quicker response times and better readability regardless of your lighting conditions. Day or night, the built in light sensitivity meter automatically adjusts the monitors brightness for the best visibility possible. Faster frame rates means more accurate data and the single HDMI port makes installation a breeze, with easy expandability with our EAS accessories like extra pressure and temperature sensors, or even our EAS back-up camera.

Along with all the cosmetic changes and upgrades, TD3 is smarter with an all-new, faster processor and built-in Wi-Fi capability making the user experience better than ever before. With Wi-Fi within the device, internet updates have never been easier. Connect the device to your local WiFi and allow the device to search for updates on it’s own, without ever disconnecting or removing the monitor from the vehicle. No PC required, making this the smartest, Jeep® specific, in-cab device on the market today.

This isn’t just another tuning and monitoring device stolen from the truck market. TD3 was developed specifically for the Jeep® owner with built-in features you’ll love having quick access to in this state-of-the-art device. The all-new CRAWL screen gives you everything you need at your fingertips while off-roading. Vehicle Pitch & Roll, Front & Rear Differential Lock, Swaybar Quick Connect, Line Lock, Rock Lock, TPMS Adjust, along with Engine idle speed and up to four user selectable PID’s. Along with the CRAWL screen, users can also select from multiple screen layouts, to display the data you want to see, exactly how you want to see it. Gauges and layouts are completely customizable with a full range of colors. You can even customize each specific gauge for minimum and maximum data ranges.

For your Rubicon owners, want to turn on your rear locker in 2WD? TD3 can do that. Want front and rear lockers in 4-Hi? TD3 can do that too. Why limit your fun off-road with the OEM’s “4-Low under 25-mph only” stipulation on lockers, when TD3 can give you the excitement of getting so much more wheel speed with lockers and the sway bar disconnected up to 55mph? TrailDash 3 offers the ultimate off-roading experience for Jeep® owners.

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Flashpaq for 2.0L Jeep Wrangler JL

Finally, the performance flash tuning you’ve been begging for! Superchips Flashpaq (P/N 3876-JL) now supports 2018-2020 2.0L Jeep Wrangler JL. The 2.0L turbocharged engine has been a great new option for Wrangler JL owners, offering good fuel mileage and great torque. But aftermarket support for the platform has been limited, until now! Drivability of the 2.0L engine and 8-speed automatic transmission has been great, but of course, our calibration team was able to make it even better with our all-new Flashpaq tuning.

Features:

  • 25hp/20tq Peak Gains
  • 65hp/90tq Max Gains
  • Improved Transmission Shift Strategies
  • Broader Power and Torque Curves
  • Increased Low RPM Performance
  • Better Throttle Response and Turbo Spool-up
  • Eliminates reduced power in 4-Low
  • 87 Octane, 91 Octane, 93 Octane, Crawl Tune
  • PCM Swap Required

 

 

Through extensive development, our team of engineers have worked tirelessly to not only break the PCM coding but to offer even better performance, mileage, and drivability from an already great platform. Not wanting to simply increase boost output, our engineers worked at making multiple changes within the tuning to not only increase peak power and torque, but improve the overall curves, so you get that power and torque sooner. By making changes to the transmission shift strategies, boost curve, timing, and fueling maps the all new Flashpaq tuning will offer better low end power and torque with max gains of 65hp/90ft-lbs torque at 3000 RPM’s. The broader power curves allow for better turbo spool-up, increased mid-range for accelerating in traffic, and the torque you need to keep a bigger set of tires rolling.

Of course, like all our Flashpaq devices, performance tuning isn’t the only advantage here. User’s also have the ability to:

  • Adjust for up to 41” tires
  • Adjust for up to 5.38 gear ratio
  • Enable/Disable TPMS
  • Adjust TPMS Pressure Warnings
  • Adjust Speed and Rev Limiters
  • Enable/Disable Auto Start Stop Function

 

  • 87 Octane – 9hp/11tq
  • 91 Octane – 18hp/22tq
  • 93 Octane – 20hp/25tq
  • Crawl Tune – 18hp/22tq

Like all other 2015+ Jeep models, a PCM Swap and Bypass Module will be required in order to flash performance tuning into the vehicle. Gateway Bypass is included with the Flashpaq device and an unlocked PCM will be shipped to you to trade out your factory PCM.

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*Available for E-Torque and Non E-Torque applications

Flashcal for 2021 Jeep is Here!

Flashcal for Jeep is the industry leader in performance calibration tools for a reason! We are proud to announce Flashcal for Jeep® now supports the 2021 Wrangler® JL and Gladiator JT applications! Superchips has set the standard in the market for Jeep® owners adding upgraded tire and gear packages that need speedometer calibration.  Advanced features paired with ease of use continues to mark Flashcal as one of the most popular and convenient upgrades available for the enthusiast or recreational Jeep® owner.  Flashcal is now available for the 2021 Wrangler® 3.6L and 2.0L Turbo (PN 3571-JL) and 2021 Gladiator 3.6L (PN 3571-JT)!  All of the industry-leading features that have distinguished Flashcal as a leading product in the market are included with today’s release, including auto start/stop, auto park disable, and multiple running light options.

Both devices include a bypass jumper module required for use in JL and JT platforms.  Be sure to review the features and information below.  Enjoy a tremendous product with the new Flashcal coverage for the 2021 Jeep® Wrangler® 3.6L or 2.0L turbo and 2021 Jeep® Gladiator JT 3.6L.

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Trailcal Now Covering 2020 2.0L Jeep® JL

Superchips is pleased to extend Trailcal calibration support for 2020 2.0L Jeep® JL Wrangler® with PN 41051-JL. The Trailcal offers multiple options to adjust for larger tires, read/clear trouble codes, adjust speed limiter, disable Auto Start/Stop and more. Trailcal offers a low cost, easy to use functionality through an in-cab touchscreen monitor that can’t be matched anywhere. If you’ve installed an aftermarket suspension lift and some bigger wheels and tires to your 2020 2.0L Jeep® JL, you’ll appreciate the value you’ll find with Trailcal. Best of all, should you decided to add our industry leading performance tuning for the 2.0L when it becomes available, Trailcal can be updated online for conversion to our popular Traildash 2. No more guessing your speed after plugging in with Superchips and re-calibrating for your new tire size or gear ratio.

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2021 Ford Bronco Revealed: The Jeep Killer?

After fourteen years Ford bronco returns and it’s everything we’d ever hoped for! Ford came out swinging and is undoubtedly looking to steal some market share from Jeep® Wrangler®. Question is, have they done enough with this 2021 Bronco to make it happen? Ford’s development team has obviously done their homework and listened to the market in staying true to their original 60’s Bronco roots in styling and with the strength in their EcoBoost engine program, this one should be a winner. Ford’s offering seven different trim packages in either 2-door or 4-door with base prices starting at $28,500 and peaking out at $63,500. With hundreds of combinations they’re bound to be able to build something for just about everyone with a need to see the outdoors in their SUV.

 

The most exciting part of the 2021 Bronco for us here at Superchips are the available powertrains. With the 2.3L 4-cylinder Ecoboost from Ford Ranger and an optional 2.7L V6 Ecoboost from F-150, we could see some great potential to boost horsepower with our Flashpaq and TrailDash tuning systems here. We currently offer tuning for the 2.7L Ecoboost F-150 and it is a very potent little engine in that platform, should be even more fun in a sporty little Ford Bronco. There are two transmission options depending on which engine you go with, Fords latest 10-speed automatic with Trail Control and an all new 7-speed manual for your clutch lovers. Interestingly enough, if you opt for the manual, a dedicated ‘Crawler’ gear was figured in to the equation which should make for a great rock crawler.

Like the Jeep® Wrangler® it’s trying to defeat for market share, the 2021 Bronco offers some incredibly cool off-road features.

  • Removable doors and top
  • Locking differentials with up to a 4.70:1 gear ratio
  • Advanced 4×4 with auto engagement
  • Rock rails, high clearance fenders and heavy duty bumpers
  • New Terrain Management System with seven G.O.A.T modes
  • Auxiliary power switches
  • Optional marine grade washable interior with built in floor drains.
  • Industry first optional 35″ tire size
  •  Stabilizer bar disconnect

 

Ford’s press site states that 2021 Bronco orders can start being placed right away, but that delivery to dealerships won’t be happening until Spring/Summer of 2021. So while we’re all super excited to see this new Ford Bronco it will still be a while before anyone will get behind the seat of one. Rest assured though, the Superchips team has already narrowed down the choices and picked out the model that will be perfect for our team to get started on product development so we can start offering aftermarket support as soon as possible.

Building our 2020 Jeep® Wrangler® JL: It’s Wrapped!

Well boys and girls here it is, the big reveal on our freshly wrapped 2020 Jeep® Wrangler® JL. After much discussion within our team and listening to input from you guys, we’ve decided to go big and bold on this 2.0L Jeep, a throwback to the 70’s with a little vintage Hot Wheels twist. That bright and attention grabbing Bikini Pearl was just begging for some more flash and we Buzz Graphics nailed it on this one. Couple sweeping stripes, some matte black for contrast and even some graphics added to the hood puts this Jeep® front and center to hopefully grab everyone’s attention in our upcoming ad and video campaigns.

 

 

Now that it has it’s SC branding its time to really start installing some parts and get this Jeep® Wrangler® JL ready for the rocks and muddy trails. With a matching set of Trail Series 2 bumpers from Expedition One, we’ll be able to install our ComeUp winch and carry a our full size 37″ Fury R/T tire for a spare. Of course, first and foremost we’ll need to get our Terrain Flex 3.5″ lift kit from Readylift installed to clear those massive meats. Superchips tuning support for this 2.0L turbo engine is right around the corner, but until then we’ll be sure to put our Flashcal to good use to keep our speedometer reading correctly with the bigger 37″ tires mounted up. We also have our Amp’d Throttle Booster ready to plug in to improve the overall drivability, bringing tha powerband in a little sooner when we roll into the throttle. Checkout our latest video on the build below and make sure you visit our store to outfit your Jeep for the obstacles ahead.

 

 

 

Building our 2020 Jeep® Wrangler® JL: Baseline Dyno

Obviously, before our calibrations team can really dig into a new platform, we have to know what we’re starting with. With that in mind, we needed to get the 2020 Jeep® Wrangler® JL on our Superflow chassis dyno to see just how much that little 2.0L 4-cylinder turbo can produce. With the baselines recorded we can move on to the lift, tires, bumpers, winch and SC branded wrap for this Wrangler® JL. It’s got to be dressed to impress when our marketing and event campaigns kick off, but first we want to talk horsepower.

On the Superflow chassis dyno in our Ogden, UT facility, the completely stock 2.0L Wrangler® JL made 231hp and 310ft-lbs of torque. Jeep® rates this 2.0L engine at 270hp/290tq flywheel. Taking a 15% drive train loss into consideration (229.5hp), our 231 wheel horsepower seems pretty accurate. 310lft-lbs of torque is quite surprising however. Jeep® is either very conservative on their 290tq claim or that quick spooling turbocharger just runs really strong here. We expected to see closer to 245ft-lbs at the tire from this power plant, so 310ft-lbs is great!

 

 

Paired with the 8-speed automatic and the factory Rubicon 4.10 gears, this combination is actually quite sporty around town. There is some slight lag off idle, but that can be taken care of easily with the addition of our Amp’d Throttle Booster (p/n 48868-JT). While the Amp’d doesn’t add any power to the 2.0L turbo engine, it definitely brings that power band on sooner making it feel even more peppy for day to day driving. For an interesting comparison, we dyno’d our 2019 Wrangler® JL with the 3.6L V6, and it produced 204hp/220tq in stock form. So those of you concerned about performance from a ‘little 4-cylinder’, you may need to take a second look at Jeep’s® 2.0L engine. With our up and coming tuning support for the 2.0L Turbo, is that naturally aspirated V6 going to become a thing of the past? We don’t think so, but the 4-cylinder will be holding it’s own in the market for sure.

 

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Building our 2020 Wrangler® JL: Graphics

This week, our graphics team has been working on some renderings of our 2020 Jeep® Wrangler® JL project. With our plans of releasing tuning support for the 2.0L turbocharger applications soon, we needed a vehicle ready to make a big splash on launch. This JL needs something that’ll pop and take the Bikini Blue paint scheme up a notch. As the new marketing campaign vehicle for Superchips, we want to make the right statement and stand out in a crowd. This Wrangler® JL Rubicon is going to be used in our advertisements, YouTube videos and taken around the country to different shows and events (assuming COVID-19 restrictions allow) and the factory look just won’t do.

The general opinion around the office here is that we should go Retro. Get back into the 70’s with a Scrambler look, maybe some old school side stripes. The paint color on this JL Wrangler® already draws attention in traffic, so how to make it better?  Since that hard top is being swapped out for a black Bestop Trektop, maybe some blacks and grays will tie it all together nicely? But then we question playing along with the metallic in the paint and go totally ‘bass boat’ on the graphics scheme with even more bright colors. We’ve got the 3.5″ Readylift suspension kit and some massive 37″ Fury tires on 20″ Anthem Off-Road wheels, so big and bold will be the theme here. We have a few options drawn up but narrowing it down has been tough. The marketing team knows which way they’d go, but we aren’t just building this Jeep® for us. What do you guys think? The Wrangler® JL is scheduled for a wrap install with our friends at Buzz Graphics soon and we need your help. Bounce over to our @superchips_official Instagram and Facebook pages, shoot us a message with your thoughts and opinions.  Maybe you’ll win yourself a swag pack for helping us narrow it down.

So what’s it gonna be? Black and grey stripes? Yellow and orange stripes? Matte or metallic? Either way, you know this thing is going to look killer with our laundry list of parts bolted on and we can’t wait to get this thing out in the woods for some crawlin’. Click here to checkout our options for your Jeep!