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This is the thread folks! :D

Superchips official release announcement and some important information in this first post. Please read.

CODE IS OUT!!!

It's ready people. The 72 hr. code to download the Advanced Trans Tuning option is TRANS90

Enjoy!

Scott
Please understand that the coupon will expire at 10:00AM EST Friday May 7th! After that time the option will be $39.95.

NOW GO GET IT!!



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Its official people, the Superchips Advanced Trans Tuning upgrade for the 04-09 HEMI Ram trucks and 04-08 HEMI Durango's goes online Monday May 3rd.

This is an exciting moment for us here at Superchips and we believe that you will feel the same way we do about this option once in your hands.

I will post the coupon code that same Monday so that everyone waiting will have the chance to use it as the release comes online.

Thanks for everyone’s patience and interest in this option. The betas have been the backbone of this project from day one and they deserve thanks as well. We couldn't have done it without them.

Scott

A synopsis of important information. Also, the transmission options FAQ is available here: http://www.mcfail.net/superchips/


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Just an FYI to all and a very important step during the transmission options upgrade process.


In order to upgrade to the transmission options, when it's released, you must be VIN locked (your truck has to be tuned) during the update.

If you are not VIN locked (your truck is tuned) during the update, the upgrade will not go through.


This is a necessary step to electronically sign the legal waiver and authorize the upgrade.



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There's shift logic built into the program. It won't allow you to stack shifts. Excellent safety feature.

The most important part of setting your shift schedule is, just be mindful not to cross your up and down shifts. That's where you can force an up and down shift loop. The excel graph gives you a good visual of how this could happen and is the number one reason you should use the graphs.

You can set the up and down shifts closer. The closer, the quicker the up and down shift will transition, but stay away from overlap.

I've attached two example graphs to give you an idea. The first one is fine, the second is not.



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Jeremy (one of our beta testers) was nice enough to host user shift schedules on his website. Thanks J.

These schedules are user schedules and aren't endorsed by Superchips. Totally done by the beta testers. We have a few schedules up now and we'll add more as we go along. This will be an easy way to access user shift schedules.

Please bookmark the URL.


Here's the website: http://www.mcfail.net/superchips/



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New feature.

The feature will allow the user to choose Stock TM or Superchips TM, with either the Stock shift schedule or Superchips shift schedule. This will allow you to use Superchips tuning with any combination mentioned.

This is an either/or option. It does not offer the ability to fine tune like the transmission options will (when released).

It's a nice feature for those folks who prefer the stock schedule or stock torque management, with Superchips tuning.



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The transmission options are VIN specific. They can't be moved from one VIN to another VIN.

The upgrade fee would apply to any new VIN.



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Just a reminder.


Be aware that you have to choose your PCM model to view the correct PIDS for you truck in DAQ.

NGC4 2007+
NGC3 2006
NGC3 2004-2005


The reason I mention this is, you'll see both NGC3 and NGC4 in the menu.

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SilsHemi said:
For those who do not have Microsoft Office, there's a great open source office software suite called OpenOffice.

OpenOffice will allow you open and work the excel spread sheets we use for shift schedules.


Here's the URL: http://www.openoffice.org/

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Keep this in mind when sharing user shift schedules.


It's preferable you share shift schedules within the same model year. The reason being, throttle position percentages vary from year to year. Keep in mind they can still vary in the same year of truck in some circumstances.

Example: A 2007 Ram 2500 will not have the same throttle positions as a 2007 Ram 1500.

They may be similar in this case, but there will be variances.

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Another tip.

When inputting a shift schedule, you may not have the max value in a particular TP% available. Don't worry. As you enter your values for the next shift points (2,3, etc.), you can go back to those previous shifts and your max value will have increased. Now you can input the value that previously could not be entered.

This is the shift logic safety feature kicking in and protecting you from stacking shifts.

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Just a reminder in regards to torque management.


Setting torque management to 0% will not yield the best results. Leaving some TM in the mix produces a quicker shift.

The beta testers confirmed this during testing.


From the FAQ:

Q: Should I set torque management to 0% or leave in some percentage?

A: You should leave some TM in all of the shifts because the shifts will complete quicker with some load reduction. 0% doesn't necessarily mean a quicker shift; it means the engine is not reducing power during the shift. Think about it in the sense of friction, if you are applying torque to the transmission, the higher the friction. If you reduce it a little the lower the friction and this is a non-linear reduction. Too much torque and the truck will lag its shifts.

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Just a reminder.


The shift schedules the beta testers provide on the web server are their own personal schedules. Superchips had no input in these schedules whatsoever and they will not be providing any USER shift schedules. This is totally a USER custom tuning product for your transmission.

The reason for this reminder is, everyone has different thoughts on how our trucks should shift. Invariably there will be folks who load up a personal shift schedule and not like part of the schedule. This is when the USER comes into play and makes the necessary adjustments in the schedule to their liking.


Again, this is a USER custom tuning product. Please keep that in mind when working with the tuning. :)
 

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Are we on another now but what is everybody run on there setting for you 06?
 

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WOW! this thing is a blast. used sil's schedule and might do some tweaking this weekend, changed my TM to 10% except 2P and right now all is good. can't believe how small changes in TP% can make the truck hold a gear etc... she feels lighter on her feet now, lovin it... :bman: :D and by the way thanks again to all the beta testers and superchips staff who worked on this.
 

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sil is your schedule a "neck breaker" when u "get on it" and smooth if you ease into it or what? i still havent driven it yet and i dont want to put my kids in the truck if its gonna "snap" into gear with light throttle pressure. but i do want it to "snap" when i get on it
 

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WOW! this thing is a blast. used sil's schedule and might do some tweaking this weekend, changed my TM to 10% except 2P and right now all is good. can't believe how small changes in TP% can make the truck hold a gear etc... she feels lighter on her feet now, lovin it... :bman: :D and by the way thanks again to all the beta testers and superchips staff who worked on this.
Great feedback! Glad you're enjoying it Chris. Have fun. It's addicting. :cool:


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sil is your schedule a "neck breaker" when u "get on it" and smooth if you ease into it or what? i still havent driven it yet and i dont want to put my kids in the truck if its gonna "snap" into gear with light throttle pressure. but i do want it to "snap" when i get on it
:huh:

I'm assuming with your kids in the truck you'll drive normally. If so, it will be responsive and fun to drive. The shifts will be there.

How about you test it first with no passengers in the truck. Sound like a plan. ;)


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sil is your schedule a "neck breaker" when u "get on it" and smooth if you ease into it or what? i still havent driven it yet and i dont want to put my kids in the truck if its gonna "snap" into gear with light throttle pressure. but i do want it to "snap" when i get on it
i hope sil don't mind me posting about this, i run his schedule and love it. smooth when lite on the throttle and quick but not neck snapping when your on it. love how when you roll into the throttle it holds the gear until you back off or floor it for more... sil addicting is the wrong word.... lmao i found the best drug all over again...can't stop the smile from ear to ear. :D:D:D
 

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i hope sil don't mind me posting about this, i run his schedule and love it. smooth when lite on the throttle and quick but not neck snapping when your on it. love how when you roll into the throttle it holds the gear until you back off or floor it for more... sil addicting is the wrong word.... lmao i found the best drug all over again...can't stop the smile from ear to ear. :D:D:D
I would say that's a good description. WOT is very stout and a quick shift. Everything else is very responsive. Also, no torque converter bog crap. ;)


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i really wish i could play with this, still waiting to get my cortex fixed so i can atleast download the otpion.
 

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thanks for the input... "input good" (short circuit reference) and there will be no passengers in it tomorrow
 

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i really wish i could play with this, still waiting to get my cortex fixed so i can atleast download the otpion.
is it being repaired under warranty? shouldnt they give you the update free since it is under warranty and is broken during the 72 hours?
 

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im unsure of warranty. i bought it off a fellow DT member that is some what close in distance to me. SC said they would take care of me on the update. i just hope its a minor software flaw. cause the cortex says my truck is tuned, and i hope i can get it back to stock. i really dont want to go to the dealership to get it reflashed.
 

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Sil, Im trying to install the trans options on my Dad's 05. Everything updated on the tuner just like it did with my 06 but when I plugged it in the truck, selected advanced tuning, went through the processes all the same that i did with my truck, but no trans options were there. I installed the tuning again anyways and pluged the tuner back into the computer. When I looked at the updater it says it is updated and when i went to the trans options it says downloaded. Any ideas? Thanks
 

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I found that I put the superchip tune on all of the shift points and in the TM I put 8% and [email protected] and man my transmission did not like that. My engine light came on and it was shifting crazy so after I got to work I put the TM to the superchip setting and now i'm okay but I have to get some numbers for all of the shift and go back to change the % in the TM setting.
 

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Oh Sils, is there anything on the "DISABLE MDS"?
 

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Sil, Im trying to install the trans options on my Dad's 05. Everything updated on the tuner just like it did with my 06 but when I plugged it in the truck, selected advanced tuning, went through the processes all the same that i did with my truck, but no trans options were there. I installed the tuning again anyways and pluged the tuner back into the computer. When I looked at the updater it says it is updated and when i went to the trans options it says downloaded. Any ideas? Thanks
Was your dad's truck vin locked? Did you use the same computer to update both tuners?
 

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I found that I put the superchip tune on all of the shift points and in the TM I put 8% and [email protected] and man my transmission did not like that. My engine light came on and it was shifting crazy so after I got to work I put the TM to the superchip setting and now i'm okay but I have to get some numbers for all of the shift and go back to change the % in the TM setting.
Mojo, did you change your user shift points as well or just change TM?
 

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last night i went out to try it for the first time and i found all my mph values were decimals instead of whole numbers. so i changed my tire size, adjusted the speedo, then set it back, checked the values and it was as it hsould have been,

if anyone is experiencing decimals instead of whole numbers, change your speedo and put it back

...weird but it works
 
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