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Old 11-11-2015, 12:51 PM   #1
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Super Chip or those like it

Has anyone used a Super chip or something like it to improve towing. I am close to the limits of my TV capabilities when fully loaded but not over, I have a couple of hundred pounds to spare. I thought using one of these may give me some more wiggle room. Has anyone used these for a GAS engine, if so what are your thoughts, did you see improvement?

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Old 11-11-2015, 01:08 PM   #2
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Adding a chip or upgrading the suspension does nothing to change your towing ratings. Those, by Federal law are set by the vehicle manufacturer and can't be changed by anyone but them.

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Old 11-12-2015, 07:32 PM   #3
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Chips and tuners work much, much better on supercharged and turbocharged engines than gasoline engines.
I don't know that the benefits from a chip on a gasoline engine is even worth the investment, as you might have to run premium fuel.
Money is probably best spent on a large diameter exhaust system and an intake system.
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Old 11-12-2015, 09:04 PM   #4
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I will argue with these naysayers...

I have a 2004 hemi Ram 1500. 300k + miles on the clock.

I tried to tow our 25' trailer from the shop from a warranty job, and it was miserable. It up- and down-shifted like crazy, even on level ground.

So I got onto a dodge forum, and asked around, and was told to talk to Greene Racing, and the guy told me to buy an old used Superchips tuner (from ebay). He said don't mess with the transmission tuning, just run the "tow tune" and it should be fine for what I was wanting.

It was TOTALLY different!!! Positively! Held gears longer, did not shift up and down, and towed the trailer through the hill country without a hitch, and without shifting all up and down like it did before.

So YES!!!! Get the superchips. It really does work.

Check this thread out...

Can I get feedback if you used a performance "chip" while towing with a hemi truck?
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Old 11-12-2015, 09:06 PM   #5
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BTW...I am still towing within the limits of what my truck is rated to tow. But it tows MUCH better with the flashpaq tuning added in.

I would never suggest towing more than what your vehicle is rated to tow.
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Old 11-13-2015, 09:52 AM   #6
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Do NOT waste money on aftermarket exhaust or intakes. The fuel mileage requirements for today's vehicles have forced the industry to pick that low hanging fruit already. And large diameter exhausts merely add above 5,000 rpm at a great expense to the low RPMs that we drive at.
I added an SCT based tune to my 2011 F150 Ecoboost that just blew me away. After a lot of research I bought the best exhaust for it and nothing except a little louder. And the guys who bought intakes said the same. Just get a tow tune, period.

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