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Looking at buying a used superchip from someone. I asked the guy if it would be ok for me to hook it up to my truck to make sure its not vin locked and he has no problem with that, he actually said he planned on walking me through everything so I can see it all. He's going out his back to stock infront of me, and then do my truck. Only reason he is selling it is because he's getting rid of his 5.7 and dropping a Cummins in it.

It's a flashpaq 3815 for $100, good price?

Anything I should look for to make sure its ok?
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Yes that is a good price for an unlocked one.
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That's a great price and the SC tuner is awesome, even the canned 87 tune is a big improvement over stock.
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From what I read, correct me if I'm wrong, but this one will work with a 02 ram 1500 4.7 right?

Is there any other things to look for to make sure its all good to go? Or just having him out his back to stock is all I need?
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I would just check the super chips web site and check the model number against your truck and engine combination for compatibility. Yes if he returns his to stock you should be able to use it on yours. Best part from what you have said is that he is willing to get it all working for you.
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I did google search and found a PDF file of instructions and this had it on top:


Page 1 of 24 Form 0151J 3815 10/20/2008 Superchips Inc. Superchips Model 3815 flashpaq Tuner
1998-2003 Dodge Dakota, Ram V6 3.9L 2000-2007 Dodge Dakota, Durango, Ram V8 4.7L * 1999-2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee V8 4.7L ** 1998-2000 Dodge Dakota, Durango V8 5.2L 1998-2001 Dodge Ram V8 5.2L 2003-2008 Dodge Ram Hemi V8 5.7L * 1998-2003 Dakota, Durango, Ram V8 5.9L 2006 Jeep Commander Hemi V8 5.7L

So I take it that it should?

I did like the part that he is willing to walk me through it all. I figured if he was hiding something he wouldn't let me try it infront of him, but he turned around and offered to walk me through it which made me even believe more how honest he is.
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I did google search and found a PDF file of instructions and this had it on top:


Page 1 of 24 Form 0151J 3815 10/20/2008 Superchips Inc. Superchips Model 3815 flashpaq Tuner
1998-2003 Dodge Dakota, Ram V6 3.9L 2000-2007 Dodge Dakota, Durango, Ram V8 4.7L * 1999-2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee V8 4.7L ** 1998-2000 Dodge Dakota, Durango V8 5.2L 1998-2001 Dodge Ram V8 5.2L 2003-2008 Dodge Ram Hemi V8 5.7L * 1998-2003 Dakota, Durango, Ram V8 5.9L 2006 Jeep Commander Hemi V8 5.7L

So I take it that it should?

I did like the part that he is willing to walk me through it all. I figured if he was hiding something he wouldn't let me try it infront of him, but he turned around and offered to walk me through it which made me even believe more how honest he is.
It sounds like a good deal to me. If you try it out and for some reason it does not work is he good with that? If so you have little risk and are saving a couple of hundred bucks over a new one.
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Well I'm planning on taking him up on offer on him walking me through it to make sure all is good, if it doesn't work then I won't give money. How would I know if it doesn't work how its suppose to? I'm a complete noob to this.
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I'm not an expert on it however have used mine on several different tunes and could feel the difference they made in performance. You can pretty much know it works if it is successful at communicating with your truck and can load in a new tune without any errors. When I plug mine into the OBD port it displays my VIN and tells me it's locked on my VIN. Now mine is a cortex, the model above the flashpac so I'm not sure how information is displayed on the flashpac however it should be obvious if it works. Note that it takes around 15mins to load a new tune.
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Ok so look for the time frame it takes to load a tune to my truck. Also maybe take it for a test ride after installing a tune? How many different tunes should I do infront of him to make sure all is good?
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