Tazer vs Flashcal vs other JL programmers

What programmer are you getting and why?


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I also have the used both and currently run the flash cal. I agree the flash cal is more elegant, less cumbersome and feels like more hardware value per dollar spent. However, the ESS function on the tazer is a game changer.
I really wish Superchips would incorporate that feature.
I did not have the same experience with the Trailcal. Half the features didn't work, it would crash fairly often, and Superchips tech support was terrible. They started removing the features from their website and claimed that the Trailcal never supported them. They weren't able to address a single issue.

Maybe the Flashcal works better, but Superchips tech support is terrible. Also, you don't get the live features with the Flashcal. I know I like to be able to disengage my sway bar and engage my lockers in 2H/4H. There are other live features, but I use these two the most.





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Flashcal can disable it.
 

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In CA we have to smog check our vehicles every two years, do you know if these programs can be left in during a smog check? The smog check people plug into the OBD-II port.
 

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Just upgraded from 2018 JLUR to a 2020 JLUR.
Went with Tazer JL this time. (v11.1.4) Feature rich, works flawlessly.
 

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What are you getting? What are the pros/cons/differences of each? I believe this is the first time tazer has this for a wrangler and flashcal has done it for years. What else?
I got the Flashcal F5 because I trust the Superchip name and company, first off, and more importantly, I like that the flashcal is a handheld unit that you plug in when you want to use specific features and it's easy to use. I would rather that than navigate through the cruise control/menu buttons. Both this and the Tazer do the same things, just a little differently. Almost the same price, just a matter of preference...
It works as intended for adjusting tire size and gears, as well as turning off one touch lane change, seat belt chime and telling the PCM I have LEDs rather than incandescents. When I air up or winch, I bump the idle up from 700 to 1000 to give the alternator a little assist, and sometimes on the trails I go up to just let her idle around and up and over things.
 

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I got the Flashcal F5 because I trust the Superchip name and company, first off, and more importantly, I like that the flashcal is a handheld unit that you plug in when you want to use specific features and it's easy to use. I would rather that than navigate through the cruise control/menu buttons. Both this and the Tazer do the same things, just a little differently. Almost the same price, just a matter of preference...
It works as intended for adjusting tire size and gears, as well as turning off one touch lane change, seat belt chime and telling the PCM I have LEDs rather than incandescents. When I air up or winch, I bump the idle up from 700 to 1000 to give the alternator a little assist, and sometimes on the trails I go up to just let her idle around and up and over things.
Fair enough, the Flashcal is a good product, but they don’t exactly do the same things.
The live feature list of the Tazer is far more than the Flashcal and it’s always ready to use. That’s where the Tazer shines. Can you even leave the Flashcal plugged in indefinitely, to make it easier to get to the live features? Or does it stay on?
 

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Fair enough, the Flashcal is a good product, but they don’t exactly do the same things.
The live feature list of the Tazer is far more than the Flashcal and it’s always ready to use. That’s where the Tazer shines. Can you even leave the Flashcal plugged in indefinitely, to make it easier to get to the live features? Or does it stay on?
Joe, will zautomotive be offering a ny discount on the tazer mini jl for forum members? after reviewing all of the pros and cons, I have decided to purchase a tazer mini for my new 2020JLU.
Thank You for your support.
Jose
 

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Now I bought up aev liftkit which comes with procal but installing it is a headache while also I see unmarry option in the tezar which in addition to the several options given in tezar is a plus for tezar.. But just wanted to confirm if this unmarry means that the dealership won't know about any update if I unmarry before my service in the dealership... Also I may ask the ones that had tezar for more than 6 month to give thier reviews as well... Thanks
 

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Now I bought up aev liftkit which comes with procal but installing it is a headache while also I see unmarry option in the tezar which in addition to the several options given in tezar is a plus for tezar.. But just wanted to confirm if this unmarry means that the dealership won't know about any update if I unmarry before my service in the dealership... Also I may ask the ones that had tezar for more than 6 month to give thier reviews as well... Thanks
I don't even take mine out when I go to the dealer. My dealer actually has Tazers for sale. If you return the config and unmarry it they won't know it was there.
 

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I don't even take mine out when I go to the dealer. My dealer actually has Tazers for sale. If you return the config and unmarry it they won't know it was there.
Only one problem.... nowadays, the WiTech computer, that your Jeep is hooked to at the dealership is talking directly with FCA.

SO, your dealer may be peachy with the Tazer JL / programmer married and attached but FCA sure isn't.... especially if there is an issue that FCA will have to cover that warranty wise and they will be out of $.

I have GM's that are my closest friends, I go out to dinner with them and..... and, they even spew to me that they have to be very careful cause again, now a days, the WiTech is talking / snitching to FCA, even when they do things...
 

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As of 9/1/20.....Just an occasional lurker from now on...
Who is FCA?
FCA = Fiat Chrysler America

As for your Tazer JL, questions. Do a forum search using the word "Tazer" and you will have amny hundreds of posts to read that will get you up to speed so to speak, Tazer wise.
 

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good to hear views on the tazer as I was wanting to get one for my new 2021 rubicon I have ordered.
 

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FCA = Fiat Chrysler America

As for your Tazer JL, questions. Do a forum search using the word "Tazer" and you will have amny hundreds of posts to read that will get you up to speed so to speak, Tazer wise.
actually it stands for FCA = Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, just saying
 

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