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Old 05-31-2012, 04:41 PM   #1
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Superchip

Anyone ever tried adding superchip to the Ram Hemi? Brother in law says it's a great upgrade for Towing
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Old 05-31-2012, 05:17 PM   #2
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I would consider it more for the tranny tuning than any hp gains. Go to Dodgetalk.com as they have a forum dedicated to tuners.
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Old 05-31-2012, 05:30 PM   #3
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I would consider it more for the tranny tuning than any hp gains. Go to Dodgetalk.com as they have a forum dedicated to tuners.
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I have no clue if truck is having a hard time or not, we went up some good hills (the types where there is a passing lane for cars) at speeds of 60 mph but I think we were in 2 nd gear ( no way to tell) didn't feel slow just loud and whiny. Not used to hearing the truck work.
Thinking about it but would that void truck warranty?
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Old 05-31-2012, 05:52 PM   #4
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Any tuner chip will leave a signature behind in the computer in you truck even once it's removed and the original chip is put back in, and yes in some cases it could voild the warrenty.
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Old 05-31-2012, 07:11 PM   #5
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Guess I'll do this after the warranty is over
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Old 05-31-2012, 07:34 PM   #6
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Horsepower gains on a normally aspirated engine (yours) will be undetectable. As per a previous post, you MIGHT get some benefit from transmission fine-tuning but again, IMO, the benefits are few. I had a "tune" for my '05 F150 and it was not worth the money.
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Yep. I had a SuperChip in my 5.4L F-250 and the best it did was fine tune the shift points. I got a little boost in the mid-range power, but once it got to cruising speed, it didn't tow any differently. I got my chip at a great price, otherwise I wouldn't buy one.
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I had one on my Hemi. Not worth it in my opinion. My 2008 Cummins diesel is a different story. Big difference in power and mileage.
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If you want to open up some power, just a CAI and exhaust can free up a little, but cost a bit of cash.
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If you want to open up some power, just a CAI and exhaust can free up a little, but cost a bit of cash.
Might work. Usually only at the maximum end of the RPM range. And will never pay for itself. Not saying you are wrong about possible gains.

These mods are generally for the younger crowd that is worried about their dragstrip time slips. (on a truck )

Exception is turbo'd engines where definite gains can be made. But then there is the warranty and longevity concern. (For me anyway).
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