NAXJA Forums -::- North American XJ Association  

Go Back   NAXJA Forums -::- North American XJ Association > NAXJA Other Technical Forums > Jeep Street and Performance
HOME Member FAQ Sponsor Info Rules Bylaws E-Mail

Jeep Street and Performance Do you like to go fast in your Jeep?

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old July 22nd, 2012, 12:57
PowerRam1987 PowerRam1987 is offline
NAXJA Forum User
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Warwick, RI
Posts: 253
tuners for an XJ?

Has anyone used one of the superchips or other brand tuners for an XJ? I'm not particularly interested in doing it to mine but I am curious. Basically wondering would it work on a 96' being the first year of OBDII? Cherokee computers/emissions/injection systems pretty simple-i'm not so sure it would even do much for performance or otherwise.
1...2....3..... GO!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old July 22nd, 2012, 13:35
bjoehandley's Avatar
bjoehandley bjoehandley is offline
NAXJA Forum User
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: WeGo, Chi-Town, Ill
Posts: 5,326
Re: tuners for an XJ?

Hypertech has a couple, one is geared to all around performance (and may require premium fuel) and the other is more gas mileage oriented
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old July 22nd, 2012, 17:51
Talyn Talyn is offline
NAXJA Forum User
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Radford, Communistwealth of Virginia
Posts: 7,335
Re: tuners for an XJ?

Used Hypertech, its not so good. Did nothing for performance and made my engine ping. Heard the same from others that used it. Do a custom tune with chris@christuned.com
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old July 31st, 2012, 20:12
PowerRam1987 PowerRam1987 is offline
NAXJA Forum User
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Warwick, RI
Posts: 253
Re: tuners for an XJ?

if i was hypothetically working on my own turbo setup would he be able to help me with a computer? has anyone used his products before-quality, service, etc? and is he on ?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old July 31st, 2012, 21:47
IXNAYXJ's Avatar
IXNAYXJ IXNAYXJ is offline
NAXJA Forum User
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Wherever the next race is.
Posts: 5,580
Re: tuners for an XJ?

Superchips gave me one a while back, the build date (not just the model year) on the rig must be '98 or newer. I never noticed any real perceptible performance improvement, but it was really cool to be able to read check engine lights.

-Matt
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old August 1st, 2012, 00:13
sidewaysstarion's Avatar
sidewaysstarion sidewaysstarion is offline
Coffee Drinker
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Torrance, CA
Posts: 2,983
Re: tuners for an XJ?

I have a Chris tune and it's awesome, he added a few degrees of timing and it woke up my stock motor.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old August 1st, 2012, 10:54
streetxj's Avatar
streetxj streetxj is offline
NAXJA Forum User
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Pembroke Pines, FL
Posts: 391
Re: tuners for an XJ?

Quote:
Originally Posted by sidewaysstarion View Post
I have a Chris tune and it's awesome, he added a few degrees of timing and it woke up my stock motor.
Do you have any bolt-ons besides the computer tune?

My 96' has a dynomax super turbo catback, 2.5 inch thunderbolt high flow cat, stock down pipe with pinch/dent removed, modified stock intake(K&N panel filter, silencer removed, and extra holes made on the box below the filter facing the fender), precision auto fuel injectors, and 180 degree thermostat. I'm thinking about getting a 62/63mm throttle body before asking Chris for a quote to do a tune identical to yours with the few degrees advanced along with the mexican fuel map minus the extended idle and cruise control mod.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old August 1st, 2012, 18:11
Talyn Talyn is offline
NAXJA Forum User
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Radford, Communistwealth of Virginia
Posts: 7,335
Re: tuners for an XJ?

Chris did a tune on my XJ for the stroker. I am very happy with his work and his service in general.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old August 1st, 2012, 22:16
streetxj's Avatar
streetxj streetxj is offline
NAXJA Forum User
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Pembroke Pines, FL
Posts: 391
Re: tuners for an XJ?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Talyn View Post
Chris did a tune on my XJ for the stroker. I am very happy with his work and his service in general.
Cool. So you basically mail him your ECU for him to flash it or does he send some sort of a piggy back chip/programmer with the custom tune?
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old August 2nd, 2012, 07:35
PowerRam1987 PowerRam1987 is offline
NAXJA Forum User
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Warwick, RI
Posts: 253
Re: tuners for an XJ?

this is the kind of info i was interested in. i'm also wondering if he flashes it, sends you a plug in for the OBDII port, or its something splice in?
thanks guys
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old August 2nd, 2012, 07:54
O-Gauge Steamer O-Gauge Steamer is offline
NAXJA Forum User
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Posts: 2,678
Re: tuners for an XJ?

FYI on Chris. He has years of PCM modification experience and he was recommended to me by the folks at F&B. For a performance throttle body manufacturer to say "go to this guy" carries a goodly deal of weight with me.

For those that do not know, F&B supply the TBs to Kenne Bell for the Supercharger kits.

As I understand it, the PCM must be sent to Chris. Not a piggyback. The basic parameters are changed. If Chryco had had a forced induction vehicle during the 96-04 production runs, I would have worked directly with the PCM instead of adding in an AEM F/IC8. Cleaner installation. But, there isn't an example in the production line to model so, IMO, the best bet for a forced induction installation is the F/IC8.

I run one without any negative side effects...
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old August 2nd, 2012, 08:00
CobraMarty CobraMarty is offline
NAXJA Forum User
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: PM me any questions
Posts: 1,020
Re: tuners for an XJ?

You need to send him your ecu. He has a tune for stock-to-slightly modified where he adjust the timing and I think the fuel table and maybe a few other little things. Don't know the price. He can make changes like able to run 2 bar map sensor, and more turbo friendly ecu. He could fly to you and tune in real time while on a dyno-$$$$!

I have a superchips tuner, but never tried it.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old August 9th, 2012, 15:06
Showtime3492 Showtime3492 is offline
NAXJA Forum User
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 15
Re: tuners for an XJ?

Is that email the only contact method? Ive been searching for help to tune my california emissions stroker for like 2 days.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old August 12th, 2012, 16:09
CobraMarty CobraMarty is offline
NAXJA Forum User
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: PM me any questions
Posts: 1,020
Re: tuners for an XJ?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Showtime3492 View Post
Is that email the only contact method? Ive been searching for help to tune my california emissions stroker for like 2 days.

'California emissions stroker' in Pennsylvania? That's rough.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old August 12th, 2012, 19:01
Talyn Talyn is offline
NAXJA Forum User
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Radford, Communistwealth of Virginia
Posts: 7,335
Re: tuners for an XJ?

Quote:
Originally Posted by CobraMarty View Post
'California emissions stroker' in Pennsylvania? That's rough.
Thats nothing new. Not all Ca emissions vehicles were sold in Ca.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Gas tuners NoisyTJ Tow Rigs and Trailers 3 March 10th, 2010 00:32
2 diablo sport tuners, 03-05 dodge cummins woody431 Non-Jeeps Items go here. 0 August 19th, 2008 20:55
2 Diablo Sport Cummins tuners woody431 For Sale: Private Party Only. XJ ITEMS ONLY 0 June 24th, 2008 09:53


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 21:32.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
NAXJA and NAXJA logo's Copyright NAXJA. All content/images Copyright NAXJA 1999-2014