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Does anyone know of any aftermarket upgrades available.. Such as intakes or tuning software?
 

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Agreed. Specifically looking for a Dyno-tuner. Coming from a subaru background where you cant just throw on an intake and exhaust without a dyno tune. Assuming its the same here. Prob not too much out there at the moment as the eco diesel is still new though.
 

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Agreed. Specifically looking for a Dyno-tuner. Coming from a subaru background where you cant just throw on an intake and exhaust without a dyno tune. Assuming its the same here. Prob not too much out there at the moment as the eco diesel is still new though.
lol just sold my '10 wrx and boght a '14 diesel GC and looking for a tuner myself. I read a thread somewhere touting a guy in boston who has been tuning turbo diesels for a long time. Will post link if i find again. curious how a tune would affect both the eco and sport modes, however, since they both change gear ratios.
 

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Yes, I been using this tuner for two months now. You can adjust it, and you certainly can feel the difference. Over tuning will give check engine light, so you will need a OBDII tool to reset and try new tunes. I've had the Jeep re-flashed by dealer with this device installed, dealer never detected it. Very simple, just plug it in to existing plug behind the fuel rail.

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Okay, took me a bit to get the right tuner from Pro Bitz. Make sure you let them know if it is bosch connector 1 or bosch connector 2. They will help you identify which one you have. So I installed mine, installation was easy and only took about 20 minutes. The hardest part was figuring out the safety clip. You slide the yellow safety clip back and then depress the clip. Make sure you secure the wiring harness so that it is away from the hot spots. I routed mine over to the left side of the engine compartment and can make adjustments easily. The one thing I had to do was remove the safety protection on the end of the connector that goes to the fuel rail so that the wires can fit in before the heat shield.

Okay, on to testing. I tested a 20 mile route, mostly flat. I used the same acceleration points and drove nonstop. at 63mph. I got 26 mpg before and 29.5 after. Not a huge difference, but well worth the $200 invested. During normal driving that I do on a daily basis I have been able to improve my mpg to almost 5mpg. Seems the best range for saving is 40-50 mph.

Tuning is easy, all you need is a small flat screwdriver and some patience. A friend with a scanner to reset the engine light if it come on s handy too since I went to far and had to dial it back a bit. There is also a noticable increase in low end torque.

Hope this info helps.

I just ordered this tuner. No telling how long it will take to get here but I will do a 100 mile test run before and after. I'll post the results here.
 

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A lot of these things seem to be for the CRD... Isn't that the 07-08 diesel JGC? Anyone found anything made specifically for the new EcoDiesel?
 

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Usually in a new market like this the module type tuning boxes will be the first to market. They work by intercepting sensor inputs and ecu outputs and manipulating them in a way that delivers more fuel to the engine. These products have a limited reach and are fairly simple in their operation. If you can wait on development of more refined calibrations, I'd recommend it. It takes a little longer to map the ECU and develop a flash tool, which is generally accepted as the preferred tuning solution.

To further complicate the process, Bosch - the maker of the Ecodiesel ECU has made OBD reading and flashing very, very difficult. This ECU is nothing like those used in the gas Jeeps. You will not see support from Diablo/HP tuners/Etc. It's an EDC17 and it requires splitting the case and bench flashing at this time. I'm working on it, it's a process though.



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A member named Bigbadbru I think was working on some pipes to delete the DPF etc. as well as a tune for the JGC which is what you really want in order to increase power, reliability, and mpg
 

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Just picked up a 2014 Ecodiesel Summit - leegreen and Mgrandysr, any updates on the tuners that you purchased? How are you liking them? Any adverse affects? I have always tuned my cars the OBD/Flash method so putting a box/chip like these in would be new for me. Any issues with the fact that it looks like the products were intended for Europe?
 

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Yes, I been using this tuner for two months now. You can adjust it, and you certainly can feel the difference. Over tuning will give check engine light, so you will need a OBDII tool to reset and try new tunes. I've had the Jeep re-flashed by dealer with this device installed, dealer never detected it. Very simple, just plug it in to existing plug behind the fuel rail.

Chiptuning | RaceChip USA
Im looking in this chip as we speak did you get the ultimate or the pro? It says throttle response is quicker and help cut the lag in the turbo and increases mpg by average of 5? would you recommend or go with something else?
 
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