Review & Install Video
I'm Ryan from extremeterrain.com, and this is my review and installation of the Superchips TrailDash2, fitting your 2003 to 2006 TJ. Today, we're gonna talk through the installation of this TrailDash, which is a very simple one out of three wrench process. You're really just getting it plugged in and getting it mounted onto the dash. It isn't really too much of an install to speak of. The whole thing will take you less than half an hour, but we'll talk more about that in just a second. We're also going to talk about the construction and a few of the features of this unit.
If you're interested in getting a little bit more power out of your TJ, a tune is one way to do that. Now, if you've installed larger tires on your Jeep and you haven't regeared it, I would always recommend regearing first. That is going to be the absolute best way to get that happy feeling back in your Jeep by getting back closer to your factory final drive ratio. However, if you've already regeared and you're still looking for a little bit more power, a tune is a way to do that. Now, the 40 is definitely optimized right out of the factory, so I wouldn't expect to see a night and day difference, but if you're comfortable running a higher octane fuel, then a tune is a way to squeeze a little bit more power, a little bit more throttle response, and some more torque out of your Jeep.
Now, this unit here is gonna be for those of you who are looking to get that tune but also want to monitor your Jeep. Unlike some other tuners or say the Superchips Flashpaq, which is also available for your TJ, this is designed to be plugged into your OBD II port, get that tune loaded into ECU, but keep this on your dash so that you can have virtual gauges and really monitor what's going on in your TJ. The Flashpaq, you plug it in, you flash the tune onto the ECU, and you put it in the glove box. Again, this stays there, gives you those virtual gauges, and gives you a little bit more insight into what's going on with your TJ, which is a nice thing. Especially if you've tuned the engine, you're making it work a little bit harder, you wanna be able to keep an eye on things and make sure you're not gonna hurt anything.
The TrailDash is going to give you a five-inch full color touchscreen, which is going to give you access to all of the menus that you'll go through in order to get the two loaded on your Jeep and to select which gauges you're seeing at any given point. Now, because this is designed to work on an older vehicle, this is for those '03 to '06 TJs, this isn't going to have all of the bells and whistles, all of the additional features that the same unit would have for a newer Jeep. There are a lot of things that the newer JKs do that the TJs don't do out of the factory, and they just don't have the capability of doing. So, this is going to give you those tunes. Again, you're going to wanna run a higher octane fuel, but you can get a little bit more power out of your Jeep, and it's gonna give you those digital gauges, but it's not going to give you a ton of adjustment over a lot of other features, because those features just don't exist on the TJ. So, if you are interested in having those digital gauges to be able to see what's going on in your Jeep, I think that this is gonna be a nice option for you. If you really just wanna get the tune and not have those digital gauges, the Superchips Flashpaq is going to be a better option.
As I said before, there really isn't too much of an install to do with this. All you're really doing is plugging into your OBD II port, pulling your cable up behind the dashboard to keep things nice and neat, plugging this unit in, there's just one wire with the HDMI cable, and using the included mount to get it attached onto the dashboard, where you can see it and reach it, but it's not going to be in the way. From there, you'll go through your menus, flash your tune on to your ECU, and then go back to a screen where you can see those digital g
This Item is Non-ReturnablePractical Use.
Get the most power from your Wrangler's 4.0L by investing in the Superchips TrailDash2. This Tuner puts intense power gains as well as live custom gauges front and center for troubleshooting and in-cab monitoring at your finger tips. The TrailDash2 features a slim design and a 5 inch full color, high resolution touch screen display. Equipped with a video input, this tuner works along side EAS accessories for practical use with your backup camera and more!Power Tuning.
The TrailDash2 comes ready to roar with a Performance Tune, a Towing Tune and a Economy tune to maximize power where your needs lie. You'll see improvements upwards of 24 HP & 28 ft/lb of torque for improved performance when hauling, cruising or tackling trail hazards. Customization.
The TrailDash2 features fully customizable backgrounds and includes a Custom Color Mixer for gauge arcs, needles and backgrounds. A Rubicon specific screen provides instant access to lockers for easy off road performance.Adjustable Options.
Improved performance and customization are only part of the package that makes up the TrailDash2. This tuner provides adjustment of the following parameters:
- Speedometer Correction
- Speed Limiter
- Shift Firmness
- Tire Size for 26"-35" Tires (05-06 Rubicon Only)
- Axle Gear Ratio (05-06 Rubicon Only)
Designed for complete ease of use, the TrailDash2 is PC/Windows compatible and internet updatable. A complete wiring harness featuring an OBD-II connector and simple HDMI plug for power is included for a seamless integration with your Wrangler.Application.
The Superchips TrailDash2 is designed for use on 2003-2006 Jeep Wrangler TJ and TJ Unlimited (LJ) models including Rubicons. Please Note: This device has not been tested on right hand drive Wranglers.
- What's in the Box
- HDMI Plug & OBD-II Cable
- Suction Mount
- Installation Info
Installation Time: (approx) 1 Hour
Difficulty Level:Simple installation for anyone
- Tech Specs
- Will it fit my Wrangler?
- TJ - 03, 04, 05, 06
- TJ Rubicon - 03, 04, 05, 06
- TJ Unlimited - 04, 05, 06