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Superchips (3874) F5 Flashpaq Tuner


This is a worthwhile investment.

Here are a few observations about the SuperChips (3874) F5 Flashpaq for anybody thinking about getting one.

First off when you get it, you have to go to [sign in to see URL] and download a program called "Ignition" which is the update program for the F5 Flashpaq programmer.

Once you download Ignition to your computer you connect your programmer via the USB Cable and register it.

Once you register it, it will ask you if you want to purchase an extended warranty for $[sign in to see URL] which I did.

Once you accept or decline the warranty, you can check for updates - which I suggest you do before you use it; My F5 had 16 updates/files to download, which took about 10 minutes.

At this point, you can take it out to your vehicle and start playing.

When you hook it up to your Commander - you want to have the ignition on with the engine off/not running.

It will take about 5 minutes to download & read your Engine file - which was a little nerve racking for me because I was getting all kinds of trouble codes while it was doing this - "Check Gauges" "Service 4WD System" "Transmission Overtemp" but apparently this is normal while downloading the engine file, so, don't panic.

I went to change my tire size and to my surprise - the tire size was not listed as 24565R17 (for the stock tire size); It was listed as stock size "[sign in to see URL]" which is the tire height in inches as it turns out. I found a tire chart on my smart phone that listed the tire height of a 26570R17 as 31.6 inches. The F5 Flashpaq only allows you to adjust tire height in .25 inch increments so I changed mine to 31.5 inches which is about as close as you can get to 31.6 inches.

I drove around a little bit and the speedo seems accurate now, where it was about 3.5 - 4 mph off previously.

I also programmed my engine for the 93 octane performance tune. Once you finishing tuning your engine it will clear all of your DTC codes, just follow the prompts.

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According to the manual (pictured below) the TPM sensor settings are supposed to be in the "Tire Pressure" sub-menu under "Quick Options". The manual goes on to say that "The availability of the following features depends on the year & model of your Jeep".

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Now my F5 is basically brand new - received it a couple of weeks ago and I just updated it again yesterday and I don't even have a tire pressure sub-menu under Quick Options. These are the only options I have available for my 2008 Commander under "Quick Options" - see the below photo:

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The only conclusion I can come to, is that F5 (3874) Flashpaq does not give you access to the Tire Pressure sub-menu, which means you have no access to any TPM sensor settings on Jeep Commanders.

Now I have re-programmed my engine with the 93 Octane performance tune (which I'm quite happy with);
I've also cleared all the old Diagnostic Trouble Codes that were stored and I've successfully adjusted my speedometer by programming in my larger tire size, so it is a very useful tool.

If there is anybody else on this forum that knows something pertaining to this TPM sensor issue that we haven't touched on, by all means, please share whatever usable information you have.


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Re: Superchips (3874) F5 Flashpaq Tuner


UPDATE:

So, after I downloaded & applied the latest software update to my Superchips Flashpaq F5 3874 using the "Ignition" program about 2 months ago, I finally have a "Tire Pressure" selection in my Quick Options Sub-Menu:

This is where you change the tire pressure setting that will set off the TPM sensors - that's the good news; The bad news is that the lowest you can take the Tire Pressure setting down to is 22 PSI; it's set at 28 PSI by default from the factory.

 If it allowed you to take the tire pressure setting all the way down to 0 PSI, you could have essentially disabled the TPM Sensors which would have been great;

 However since the lowest you can take the tire pressure down to is 22 PSI, it's not really very helpful in my opinion.

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