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!

 

 

Building our 2.0L 2020 Jeep® Wrangler® JL

 

Quarantine 2020 may have spoiled our Easter Jeep Safari fun and postponed Jeep Beach a few months but we won’t let all that ruin our plans on the build-up of our 2020 Jeep® Wrangler® JL. As a new vehicle to the Superchips fleet, this 2020 JL Rubicon runs the 2.0L turbocharged engine and will be the test mule for our engineering team for R&D and calibration development. We want performance tuning coverage for this engine platform and this will be the Jeep® to help us get there. While we use our fleet vehicles in the shop to develop new tuning and calibration features for our product lines like the Flashpaq, Trail Dash 2 and Pulsar modules, like you, we are all enthusiasts at heart. Testing our products in real world situations is key. Lucky for us, real world testing for a Jeep® means we get to spend time off-road. Crawling the rocks in Moab. Navigating rutted up muddy roads in the woods. Maybe even pushing some snow with the bumper on some mountain pass in the spring. Plus, this particular Wrangler® JL will make a great platform for our marketing team to  get out to events and shows to showcase everything Superchips has to offer the Jeep® crowd.

The Build Plans

The factory Jeep® Wrangler® JL Rubicon is a pretty capable off-road machine, but we all know how much aftermarket support is available for these. With so many options, it makes it easy to build something better suited for your specific needs. Like our customers, we want to be able to use our Jeep® for more than just a daily commute across town. We have every intention of getting this thing out in the sticks and that means stock just isn’t going to cut it much longer. So here’s the introduction to a 2020 Wrangler® JL build, we’re planning to document the process, share it with you, and hopefully get some input from you followers on where to go next.

We’ll be working with some of the best in the business on this project and already have a pile of parts here waiting to be installed. For suspension we’re going with a ReadyLIFT 3.5″ Terrain Flex 2-arm kit so we’ll have enough clearance for some 37×13.50R20 Fury R/T tires. We have a set of bumpers from Expedition One at powder coat, along with a set of their matching rocker guards for some cab protection when crawling. . To aid in off-road recovery, Comeup USA set us up with their Gen 2 winch for that new front bumper. Superchips LIT LED’s will be added for extra lighting at night and Artec Industries custom mounts will help make that an easy install. We also have a set of Artec’s front and rear inner fenders for additional tire clearance. To break up some of that shimmery Bikini Blue, the paint matched top is being replaced with a wicked cool fastback Bestop Trektop. Our graphics team is in the final stages on creating a vehicle wrap too.

Wrangler® JL Performance Upgrades

On the performance side of things, of course there will be a host of Superchips stuff finding it’s way in to the build, including our newly released Amp’d Throttle Booster for the 2.0L Turbo, maybe a Flashcal for tire size adjustments, and as we continue to progress in the launch of performance programmers we’ll get this thing tuned up as well. We have some tricks up our sleeve for a new cold air intake and we’ve got some love for the exhaust side with a Flowmaster Force II axle back kit. We’re going to start getting pretty open and honest on our experiences with this Jeep® Wrangler® JL build. Baseline dyno charts and video to share, installation pictures with some tips or tricks to make your own installs easier, and hopefully you can help us with some tough decisions like what we’re going to name this thing. Plus, all of this will make a great excuse to giveaway some swag or and SC product to you guys following along the way!

Click here to learn more about our current JL Wrangler® and JT Gladiator products

 

Superchips Offering Up to 20% Savings on All Products!

Superchips 2019 Holiday Promo - Save upto 20% off SRP.

 

All Superchips products are now up to 20% off!  The holiday season is upon us and the team at Superchips has loaded the marketplace with new products designed to impress and deliver performance to your vehicle.  Effective today through December 31, 2019, you can save up to 20% off SRP!

Check out some of the most exciting, new products now available from Superchips

Superchips Flashcal for the JL Wrangler® has set the standard in the market for consumers adding upgraded tire and gear packages.  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.  Today, Superchips is thrilled to announce that the Flashcal is now available for the 2020 Jeep® Wrangler® JL 3.6L and 2.0L turbo (PN 3571-JL)!  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 disables, and multiple running light options.

 

Ride equipped with performance upgrades to optimize your driving experience, monitor data in real-time, and add power on the go! The Pulsar + TrailCal kits for 2018-2019 3.6L JL Wrangler® and 2020 3.6L JT Gladiator offer numerous options to add horsepower, calibrate for aftermarket tires and gears, configure a custom gauge layout, and enable exciting features like engine idle adjustment, running light controls, and more. The 5” on-dash screen paired with an inline module can now be used together to blend power, control, and innovative technology to deliver a tremendous driving experience on the JL Wrangler® or JT Gladiator. Shift on the fly, correct your speedometer and ride in style with the new Pulsar + TrailCal performance bundles.

Key Features:
 4 Performance Levels – Performance, Tow, Economy, Stock w/ Options
 Shift between power levels on-the-fly using TrailCal
 Power Gains: 30 HP and 27 ft-lbs TQ
 Gear Ratio: 2.0-10.0
 Low Gear Ratio: 1.0-15.0
 Tire Size: 22.50-40.00
 TPMS On Off
 TPMS Threshold: 22-64 PSI
 Daytime Running Lights
 High Beams/Low Beams
 Turn Signals/Fog Lights/Stock
 Fog with High Beams

Shop Pulsar Kits

 

Superchips is pleased to extend 2019 F-150 tuning support for the Flashpaq (PN 1845), Dashpaq (PN 1060), and Dashpaq+ (PN 10601). New tuning support covers the 2.7L, 3.5L Ecoboost, and 5.0L motors. In addition to impressive power levels, the features and options accompanying today’s release continue to mark the Superchips product line as some of the most sought after tools for increased power, towing capabilities, and full control of over exciting user-adjustable selections including tire size, gear options, speed/rev limiter, and more. Review all power levels, features, and load information below.   Configure your 2019 F-150 and shop today!

 

Today, Superchips is thrilled to announce that the TrailDash 2 Performance Programmer is now available for the 2020 Jeep® Gladiator JT (PN 42051-JT).  All of the industry-leading features that have distinguished TrailDash 2 as a leading product in the market are included with today’s release.  In fact, the TrailDash 2 for JT Gladiator includes some additional options that have been highly sought after amongst enthusiasts including auto start/stop, auto park disable, and multiple running light options.  The Gladiator is making waves in the Jeep world and now with TrailDash 2 tuning, it will be better than ever!

PN 42051-JT does include a bypass jumper module required for use.  Be sure to review the features and information below.  Enjoy the new TrailDash 2 coverage for the 2020 Jeep® Gladiator JT!

 

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Jeep Beach 2017 Daytona Beach, Florida

Daytona Beach, Florida – Jeep Beach 2017

Jeep Beach 2017 is here!  This huge event spans this entire week featuring festivities like a beach cruise, obstacle courses, vendor shows, firework displays and more.  Superchips will be there displaying our top of the line products for Jeep.  We have sponsored this event for years and it is always a great time.

We will have our 2016 Jeep JK on site that is fitted with our TrailDash2 performance programmer as well as a host of other upgrades.  Stop by and check out this awesome rig and learn more about our new products like the TrailDash2, TrailCal, Flashpaq and more.  We’re running 37″ Falken Tires on this Jeep and the TD2 helped us calibrate that into the Jeep to have this rig running right.  We’re also running a light bar setup on this rig that is entirely controlled with our digital power switch accessory system on the TD2.  Our 6″ ReadyLift lift kit, Metal Cloak fenders and sliders, Kargo Master Safari rack, Mule/Expedition One bumpers and more make this rig ready to tackle whatever lies ahead!

Did you know we support Jeeps from 1998 all the way to 2017?  Whether you have a JK, TJ, LJ, WK, or anything in that range, we’ve likely got a product for you!  Check out our website here and configure your vehicle to Discover More with Superchips!

 

Team Superchips Finishes 2nd in WE Rock Western Series

 

Team Superchips Finishes 2nd in WE Rock Western Series

 

The Broken Boulder Ranch in Goldendale, WA was the site for a weekend long battle for the WE Rock Western Series Championship. After multiple lead changes, Team Superchips driver, Jesse Haines, finished just 6 points behind eventual champion, Tracy Jordan. Haines said -“We were able to put on a great show for some of the best rock crawling fans in the country. It was a successful weekend even if we didn’t take 1st place.”

The win allowed Jordan to win the series championship, while Haines took 2nd in the 4 event series.

On August 20-21, Team Superchips will be in Nampa, ID for the Idaho X Rocks finals. Three weeks later, the nation’s top teams will be in Farmington, NM for the WE Rock Grand Nationals.

 

TrailDash2 Now Available for 2015/2016

 

TrailDash2 for 2015/2016 Wrangler – Now Shipping!

 

The industry leading TrailDash monitor has been the go-to premium Jeep tuning, monitoring and control product for years.  We know that our fans have been waiting for the TD2 to be available for 2015 and 2016 model year Jeep and now, the wait is over!  Superchips is thrilled to release coverage for the 15/16 Wrangler.  Now 15/16 Jeep owners can tune their vehicles with the best Jeep performance device in the industry.  The TD2 will feature the crowd favorite mileage, towing and performance tuning that Jeep owners have come to love.  The CRAWL tune is also pre-loaded in the device to give you more precise control of your rig as you tackle the toughest off-road trails.

The TD2 is more than just a tuning and monitoring device as it also features our exclusive EAS Power Switch options.  You can add any 12 volt accessories to the vehicle and control them right from your TD2.  That means no drilling holes in the dash or running extra wires for every accessory through the firewall as you can daisy-chain up to 8 of the EAS Power Switch accessories to control up to 16 switches!  The TD2 is the definitely the cleanest digital control solution on the market and pair that with the best monitoring and Jeep tuning!


 

ECM Swap Options:

The 15/16 Jeeps do require an ECM swap or modification in order to tune and don’t worry, Superchips has that all taken care of!

Option 1: Cross-ship ECM swap (subject to availability of ECMs)

After your stock files have been read with the 42051 TD2 and then saved into the Fusion update software, contact Superchips tech support and they will send you an unlocked ECM and provide a return shipper label to send back your stock ECM.

Option 2: Send in your factory ECM to be unlocked

This free service will be available to you anytime. Once we receive your stock ECM, we will quickly unlock it and get it back to you so you can tune with your TrailDash2.

 

Team Superchips Takes 2nd in Unlimited, 1st in Pro Mod at WE Rock 

 

Last weekend, the top pro rock crawlers west of the Mississippi met in Norden, CA for round 3 of the WE Rock western series. With one of the biggest pro fields in many years, WE Rock turned up the heat and set some brutal courses to put teams to the test.

Coming off a big win at the last event, Jesse Haines was hoping to make this 2 in a row. That looked like a good possibility until the end of the last course of day 1. A pinched wire shorted out the electrical system on Haines car, and caused a very costly DNF. The team battled back on day 2 and nearly pulled off a huge comeback. It came down to the last run of the shootout, but Haines would have to settle for 2nd place this time.

After a 10 year absence from the sport, Jake Hallenbeck returned to drive the Team Superchips pro mod owned by Jesse Haines. In his first time competing in pro mod class, Hallenbeck won in a land slide. Many of his competitors fell to mechanical issues and rollovers, but Hallenbeck lead start to finish to take the win.