DiabloSport was excited this year at the SEMA Show, and if you’re a Jeep fan, you should be too. That’s because the company is now releasing the inTune DCX, which comes loaded with new tunes for both the Cherokee and Wrangler. It’s the long-awaited successor to the Predator tuner for MOPAR vehicles, and it doesn’t appear to be taking any prisoners.
We sat down with the company’s marketing manager, Chris Harubin, to see what exactly these new tunes can do for your MOPAR ride. For one thing, Jeep owners will be glad to hear about the redesigned Crawl Tune, which offers the Jeep Wrangler a helping hand as they negotiate those tricky ravines and loose earth while rock-crawling.
The Crawl Tune works by keeping the engine revving at a constant of around 1500-2000 RPM, making it easier for guys with manual transmission Jeeps to handle the terrain without having to worry about starting and stalling over and over again. It should prove a godsend in the months to come as users get their hands on the new 2014 models and take them to the King of the Hammers and elsewhere.
Nonetheless, to both the familiar and uninitiated, the inTune DCX will prove a great ally in the eternal quest for better torque, horsepower, and gas mileage. Jeep lovers will get a kick out of the freedom this tuner offers, allowing for custom-programmed tunes and the great prepackaged tunes that offer increased throttle response and power right out of the box.
One man who can attest to this is Armando Verdugo, whose JK Rubicon was running a DiabloSport tuner as he crawled around Moab back in April. We were impressed with the Wrangler he loaned to the display here at SEMA, to say the least.
If you’re curious as to whether the inTune DCX works with other Chrysler vehicles, the answer is yes: these include the 2011-14 Dodge Charger and Challenger, as well as 2011-14 Chrysler 300, all in 3.6L/5.7L/SRT8 6.4L models, and the 2011-14 Ram 1500 5.7L.
Check out what DiabloSport is planning next by visiting their website and liking their Facebook page. Until then, keep it locked on here at Off Road Xtreme as we bring you more SEMA 2013 coverage live from the show!