Every now and then we get to catch up with top-tier aftermarket automotive manufacturers at the many events we attend. During Easter Jeep Safari 2022, we checked in with Superchips for a quick tour of the products being displayed. Well respected for being a brand that makes what many consider to be the best tuning and calibration gear on the planet, these tech specialists are always a lot of fun to chat with, especially when Jeep builds are the topic of conversation.
Being that our interview and the Superchips product portfolio tour took place while attending Easter Jeep Safari 2022, it behooved us to get the inside scoop all of the Superchips Jeep Products on display.
There are a ton of Superchips awesomeness to consider if upgrading your Jeep’s electronically controlled components is your core intention. As the video below clearly illustrates, ease of installation, tunability, and attention to detail all remain Superchips’ focus.
Picking the Perfect Superchips Product for Your Jeep
When it comes to Jeep-oriented tuning solutions, Superchips prefers to cover the entire gamut of options.
We start with the straightforward yet super useful handheld FlashPaq for Jeep, which remains the entry-level ECU tuning recalibration product of choice for many Jeep owners. Adding about extra 30-horsepower to the wheels on average, with about the same increase in torque makes the FlashPaq a smart buy.
Then there is the overhauled Pulsar inline module for Jeep JL vehicles. This new Pulsar version now sports a sturdier case and all-new internal circuit boards. Pulsar also serves as a 3-in-1 tech upgrade, for it is a throttle booster, calibration tool, and programmer all at once. Superchips is quick to point out that this tech upgrade also has the ability to support certain 5.7-liter Hemi applications.
Furthermore, this offering from Superchips does not require you to ship off or swap your PCM in exchange for an unlocked or reflashed unit. 100% plug-and-play, without any of the downtime waiting for a core return, this on-the-fly tuning module is a great solution to the age-old issue of having to mail a precious piece of technology, and then sweating bullets while waiting patiently for its safe return.
Superchips Walks Off Road Xtreme Through Their Jeep Products
Then there is the smartphone-sized “TrailDash 3” (TD3) in-cabin controller. Superchips TrailDash takes the best of every tuner offered by Superchips and then encapsulates it all within a dedicated touchscreen. Pitch and roll screens, off-road screens, and various other handy tech read-outs are well presented. You might note, this data will already come on upper-tier modern Jeep vehicles, but the TD3 adds much more. You can access detailed tracking, vehicle monitoring capabilities, as well as on-the-fly tunability.
Just note that for the 2015-2021 model years, an unlocked PCM will be required. A Superchips’ PCM Swap is included with the purchase of every TD3 device. Every unit also comes with Wi-Fi functionality for quick and easy downloads and connectivity.
This high-resolution touchscreen doubles as a command center for Superchips’ line of EAS accessories. Multiple pressure, temperature sensors, and even the brand’s EAS backup camera can be plumbed into the touchscreen. Another fun feature we found, was that drivers can toggle lighting with their TD3 monitor. A series of specially tuned switches Superchips came up with support virtually any aftermarket lighting solutions.
Finally, there is the Pulsar XT from Superchips, which is intended to be used in conjunction with 2.0-liter Jeep vehicles. You know, because sometimes proving that displacement isn’t everything is plenty.
Superchips: More Than Just a Jeep Thing
As a certified offshoot of the Holley Group, Superchips has been reinvesting heavily in its off-road offerings in recent years. This has led to the development of products like Holley’s iNTECH air induction system, which utilizes something called a “slip-seal housing” to eliminate the need for band clamps and all of that noise. On newer Jeeps, this intake makes around 12-wheel-horsepower, all while maintaining an OEM-like appearance and flush fit and finish.
For owners of off-road rigs that do not boast a Jeep badge, there is the FlashCal for Truck tire size gear calibrator. Like its Jeep variant, this is more of a speedometer calibration tool for late-model vehicles rolling atop massive rubber. FlashCal for Bronco also helps with tire size gear calibration. This is a more recent standalone release within this line of tech tools.
The Amp’d Throttle Booster 2.0 has its own dedicated phone app for easy monitoring and calibration, which spans a slew of newer vehicle applications. Superchips was also displaying its regular FlashPaq alongside the Jeep option, a device that handles pretty much any rig offered by “The Big 3.”
Lastly, do not overlook the DashPaq+ in-cab programmer and monitor for keeping specs at eye level in your rig. Just like its Jeep doppelganger, this unit incorporates the entire Superchips line of tuning tools. You can expect to access vehicle diagnostics, digital read-outs, and vibrant, easy-to-navigate menus. Just note that this product does require a full ECU reflash. Once complete, a myriad of tuning solutions and calibrations are available to enhance your vehicle experience.