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ch4ngv
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1/22/2005
08:07:20

Subject: "Death Flash" Removal That Works
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I've had the dreader "Death Flash" on my 4.7 for 2 years. The dealer wouldn't/couldn't remove it. I finally found a way to get rid of it.

If you have the "curse" you need to gat a SuperChips Micro Tuner.

I finally received mine 2 weeks ago and installed the "perf" program.

What a difference. My low end power has returned, it revs faster, pulls harder and has a slightly different exhaust note.

I can now pull away from a stop in 2nd gear (5 speed manual) without reving it up. Couldn't do that with the Death Flash!

As it has been very cold here my mileage sucks at the best of times but the added performance is welcome.

Price was reasonable (even after exchange rates).

But what I like best is the ability to change the programs. And did I mention it got rid of the "Death Flash".

Kudos to Superchips. They delivered a product the works!



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1/22/2005
12:10:08

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Do you work for Superchips?



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1/22/2005
15:58:10

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For the benefit of those of us who don't know, Just what is this "Death Flash" thing, and how did you get it?



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1/23/2005
00:30:11

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was a dealer flash to cure idle problems, took away timing and therefore performance, could not be removed.



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1/24/2005
13:19:25

RE: Death Flash
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I don't work for Superchips. Just relating my experience with the Micro Tuner.

It worked for my 2000 Dak. It might work for others.



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1/24/2005
21:52:34

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do the chips work on 2001 3.9 auto's?



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1/25/2005
15:22:06

How do you know if you've been flashed?
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I have a 2000 4.7L and it seems fast but maybe it could be faster>



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1/25/2005
16:38:17

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How much does it cost?



ch4ngv
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1/25/2005
22:10:09

Death Flashes and Micro Tuner
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mike m; As far as I know the Superchip tuner will work on a 3.9. Check out their web site for more info http://www.superchips.com/html/mainpage/index.htm

Jim; If your truck has been to the dealer sometimes they automatically install updates and not tell you. You can look on your PCM to see if they added a sticker with a new part number. I asked for the update and it was very evident after that the truck's low end was softer. The idle speed was higher and it needed more rev's to get moving. Mine is a 5 speed manual.

Doug; I got in on a group buy over at DodgeTalk.com. I think Superchips retail is 465 but look around. I've seen them on e-bay but make sure it's the latest version as they will do the 4.7's as well as all the other engines. The earlier versions would not do 4.7's.




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1/25/2005
22:30:24

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do these chips decrease the life span of an engine?



ch4ngv
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1/27/2005
19:12:39

RE: Decreased Engine Life?
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The only way I can see the tuner reducing engine life is if you run the performance program or the perf/tow program and don't use 91+ octane fuel. This would cause detonation which can quickly kill a motor. If you follow the instructions and use the right grade of fuel for the program you are running your engine life should be fine.



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9/24/2005
00:13:51

RE: superchips tuner
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ive got the 3.9 99 at dakota.....done a bunch of mods to it, v8 tb swap, iat relocate, cold air.
dynomax muffler....i was considering the fuel injectors next.....but my question here is this ,
how do i find out if there would be any gains to using the superchip tuner?...even with all my mods...increases in performance have been minimal.the only noticable difference is in improved mileage....before i spend the dough on the tuner i need a lil reassurance.(and no-body around where i live has access to a dyno..grrr)



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