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Maverick6805 02-13-2012 08:56 AM

Performance chips??
Im interested in getting a performance chip for my 03 Limited. Im not interested in huge horsepower gains, I am however interested in durability and fuel mileage. Is there a Chip that will increase the longevity of my motor, and maybe help with fuel mileage. My main interest is getting 200k miles plus out of it(if at all possible). I love my Jeep, but its got 100k on it now and id love to keep it for the long haul so when I get a new truck in a year or so I can build on my Jeep. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

Chaoul1 02-13-2012 10:33 AM

Re: Performance chips??
Superchips is what you should get. Don't get those cheap chips off ebay or some random site.

If you want your Jeep to last long, keep up with maintance. Oil Changes every 3,000 miles, transmission service....etc.

01grand 02-13-2012 06:58 PM

X2 what Chaoul1 said, regular maintenance is the best way to keep your jeep in good shape. Engine oil, transmission, transfer case, and diffs should all gave their fluids changed as specified in the manual. Spark plugs, air filter and coolant too.

Also, I do have the superchips 3875 and would recommend it for performance. Not sure if it helps much for longevity but it's definitely more fun to drive. The firmer shifts should help transmission life though.

Amelie 02-13-2012 07:14 PM

Re: Performance chips??
Not to get off topic, but 01Grand, what color is your Jeep? is that Steel Blue Pearl Coat?

01grand 02-13-2012 09:36 PM

Re: Performance chips??

Originally Posted by Reichminister Goebbels (Post 573298)
Not to get off topic, but 01Grand, what color is your Jeep? is that Steel Blue Pearl Coat?

Yes sir it is! :thumbsup:

Amelie 02-13-2012 09:44 PM

Re: Performance chips??

Originally Posted by 01grand (Post 573413)
Yes sir it is! :thumbsup:

For the longest time I thought my Jeep was that until I realized it was the darker Patriot Blue lol.

Maverick6805 02-14-2012 04:07 PM

Re: Performance chips??
Ive researched the superchips a tiny bit, is it an actual chip or just the tuning device? Does the tuner stay in and how often do you change settings? Is there a site with more information? Sorry, im still new to computer tuning, lifting and such, my main focus has been audio, or my old 5.0 mustang....

01grand 02-14-2012 05:01 PM

Re: Performance chips??
Superchips is a handheld programmer, you plug it into the diagnostic port, install a tune, and then keep it handy in case you want to change programming. You can go to for more information.

Avoid just "chips" that go between your PCM and wire harness, I have heard mostly negative things about them, with the exception of Jet, but I still think the superchips is better.

You can plug the superchips into a computer and download updates from their websites, but otherwise they just offer a few preset tunes for these jeeps, an 87 octane, a 91 octane, mileage, and towing. I highly recommend the 87 octane tune, 91 is nice but gas gets expensive. Mileage didn't do much in my experience. Haven't tried the tow mode yet.

Maverick6805 02-15-2012 06:46 AM

Re: Performance chips??
Ok, that makes sense, thanks for clarifying.

Gus9890 02-15-2012 11:54 PM

Re: Performance chips??
Jet's the only one that works right and people haven't had an issue with. Other ones don't work right and seem to be junk.

FlyinRyan 02-16-2012 10:17 AM

Re: Performance chips??
SCT is also available, and I can tune it.

bsmith0612 02-18-2012 10:34 PM

Re: Performance chips??
Which Superchips?

Cortex, Flashpaq, Max Energy...?

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