Review & Install Video
I'm Ryan from extremeterrain.com, and this is my review and installation of the Superchips TrailCal, fitting all 2015 and up JKs. Today we're gonna talk through the installation of the TrailCal, which isn't much of an install at all. This is a one outta three wrench install. You really just attach it onto the dashboard, plug it into the OBD-II port, but we'll talk more about that in just a second. We're also gonna talk through some of the features of the TrailCal.
Anytime you upgrade to a larger set of tires or change the gear ratio on your Jeep, it's always a good idea to recalibrate the Jeep's ECU for those new parameters. That's going to ensure that if you have an automatic transmission, that your shift points are correct, and at the very least, ensure that your speedometer and odometer readings are accurate. Now you can make all of those changes with a Superchips FlashCal or with one of the other calibrators on the market. And those calibrators are really designed to plug into the Jeep, make some changes, update the ECU, and then unplug it. And you really throw that calibrator in your console or in your glove box, and you don't use it very often after that, unless of course you wanna make some other changes. And these calibrators don't just change for gear ratio and tire size, they'll also do things like convenience options, like how long your lights stay on, your radio delay, horn chirps, they'll adjust for idle for if you're winching and you want a little bit more alternator output, TPMS systems. They'll make a lot of other adjustments as well.
Now, the benefit to something like this, which is the TrailCal, is it does all the things that the Superchips FlashCal is going to do. But instead of just updating things, unplugging it, and throwing it in the center console, this is something that's designed to be left on the dashboard, give you readings for all of your gauges, give you digital readouts. This will also allow you, with an additional module, to have virtual switches for lights or lockers. This is really going to give you a lot more control and a lot more information, all while having that little screen up on the dash all the time, a touchscreen, that you can go in, swipe through, and get a lot more information about your Jeep in real time.
Now, the difference between this, the TrailCal, and the TrailPaq is going to be that this does everything that the calibrator does, that the FlashCal does, but the TrailPaq or the TrailDash, is going to be more akin to the FlashPaq, which is going to also have tunes. Now the tunes are going to adjust for timing, fuel, a few other engine parameters. You're going to wanna run a higher octane fuel, and you're going to get a little bit more power out of your Jeep. Now when we're talking about the 2015 and up JKs, which is what this does, you can't just hook a tuner up and have things work, you actually have to swap out the ECU. So if you are interested in getting tunes, if you want some additional power, you're going to wanna go with the TrailDash and you are going to have to swap out your ECU. If you're not interested in additional power, you just want a calibrator that is also going to give you a lot of other information about your Jeep, then this is going to be a really nice option.
So as I said, this is going to give you a ton of information about your Jeep. You are going to have a five-inch color touchscreen, which is going to allow you to very easily access all of that information. It's going to read and clear "Check Engine" lights. You are going to be able to control factory options on your Rubicon Edition Wrangler. If you have factory lockers or sway bar disconnects, you can control that through here. This is also going to have an additional video input, so you can actually run your auxiliary reverse camera through this screen here. But as we mentioned before, the real meat and potatoes of this, the real main point of this, is to calibrate, so you're gonna be able to cal
Everything You Need for Your Jeep.
The TrailCal is a multi-functional monitoring, calibration, and control device that works with numerous systems in the 2015-2017 Jeep Wrangler. All of these features operate seamlessly without modifying the Jeep. Superchips took all the best technology from the handheld Flashcal device and made it available on the TrailCal. Calibration and monitoring just got easier. A Wide Range of Functions.
The TrailCal is loaded with several useful functions that perfect for the Jeep Wrangler. It can monitor and reset codes, delay the headlamps, and radio, run performance tests, recalibrate the speedometer, and can also schedule and track maintenance. This and other features can fine-tune your Jeep while giving it optimal performance. Monitoring.
With a full 5" color high definition screen, the TrailCal will allow you to keep a close eye on critical engine parameters. By simply plugging the supplied connector into the OBD2 port below the steering wheel, you will be able to read your vehicles data in real time. With the TrailCal you can monitor parameters such as coolant temperature, air intake temperature (AIT), spark timing, battery voltage, throttle position and much more. Plus you can customize the gauges, needles and backgrounds.Diagnostics.
The Superchips TrailCal can also be used as a diagnostic code reader. Save yourself hundreds of dollars each year by reading and clearing your own computer codes rather than paying a dealer to do the same. Its as easy as a few simple steps.Input for Rear View Camera.
The Superchips TrailCal can be easily connected to most aftermarket Rear View Cameras, utilizing the built in video input for use as a backup monitor.Limited Warranty.
Superchips is confident in the quality of their device, they back it with a 2 Year Limited Powertrain Warranty. You will have the reassurance that when you purchase this device, your Jeep Wrangler and device will be protected by Superchips. Some exclusions apply, please see manufacturer's warranty for full details.User Adjustable Parameters.
The Superchips TrailCal features a number of end user adjustable parameters so you can customize your JK Wrangler to suit your specific applications and needs.
- Corrects speedometer for tire upgrades between 26” – 42”
- Speedometer recalibration for gear and axle swaps up to 5.38
- Locking axle options with transfer case in 4-Hi & 4-Low (Rubicon only)
- ESP stability optimization
- Engine idle adjustability for winching
- TPMS On/Off and Adjust (Download required)
- Daytime running light options
- Headlamp delay options
- Horn chirp and exterior lighting flash options when locking doors with keyless entry
- Radio delay options
- Maintenance Manager (schedule and track maintenance)
- Performance tests
- One touch lane change
The Superchips TrailCal is designed to work with the 2015-2017 Wrangler JK.
Technical Note. The Superchips TrailCal is a monitoring device only, not a tuner. If you are looking for a combination monitor and tuner we recommend the Superchips Trail Dash.
- What's in the Box
- (1) 5” high definition touchscreen
- (1) Monitor Stand
- (1) USB Cable
- (1) HDMI Cable
- (5) Cable Ties
- Installation Info
Installation Time: (approx) 30 Minutes
Difficulty Level:Simple installation for anyone
- Tech Specs
- Will it fit my Wrangler?
- JK Rubicon 2 Door - 15, 16, 17
- JK Rubicon 4 Door - 15, 16, 17
- JK Wrangler 2 Door - 15, 16, 17
- JK Wrangler 4 Door - 15, 16, 17