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Old 01-23-2018, 10:04 PM
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Keeping the Racechip over the JB1 (JB1 up for sale).

So this is nothing ground breaking but just my take on the Racechip GTS Black vs. JB1 w/Bluetooth. Without dyno tuning, both tunes feel exactly the same Map1 (JB1) and Race (GTS Black). With a few sloppy 0-60 runs (without torque braking) i managed similar runs of 4.2-4.5s on the JB1 and 4.2-4.6s on the GTS Black on the Dragy (im very bad at 0-60 runs).

You really can't go wrong with either:

JB1 w/bluetooth (~$620)
Pros
-Remote app control
-best bang for the buck
-data logging capability
-real time gauge readings
-change maps on the fly
-custom maps (map 6)
Cons
-Unfinished look
-poor case quality
-not water resistant

Racechip GTS Black (~$850):
Pros
-Remote app control
-Great looking and superb quality
-digital display on the main unit to verify status
-great performance for the money
-better harness
-weather resistant case
-change maps on the fly
-warm up timer (adjustable)
Cons
- no data logging
- no custom maps
- no real time gauges readings

I decided to keep the GTS black in the car just because its i prefer the better quality build/finish.

My JB1 w/bluetooth is up for sale. PM me if your interested.

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Old 01-23-2018, 10:30 PM
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Good précis, thanks.

The JB isnt waterproof? That’s nuts.
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Good précis, thanks.

The JB isnt waterproof? That’s nuts.

I went to great lengths to find a VGA adapter cap to cover the JB1's data port. After you put it under the cover, I really dont see HOW water could get in there to be honest. Unless the user was super super careless.
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So this is nothing ground breaking but just my take on the Racechip GTS Black vs. JB1 w/Bluetooth. ...
Thanks for posting. Seems to summarize everything I've read/experienced regarding these 2 units.

BTW, if you locate the control unit in the battery compartment, there's little chance that it'll ever get wet. But I do agree that it's hard to beat the high-quality construction of the RaceChip products.
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The Racechip manual doesn’t mention water, just heat. Should i be concerned?
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My offer JB1 (retail $479) + JB4 bluetooth module ($140).

$385.00 shipped! (sale pending)

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I’d swear my Racechip is getting better. I’ve got a couple hundred miles now, and the sucker really pulls. The engine seems effortless, now.
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JB1 Sold thanks for all the PMs.

Racechip will be up for sale soon also.
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Im going Eurocharged flash.
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Google blown engine. Some guy in Texas. Had nothing to do with the tune.
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Originally Posted by OC43AMG View Post
So this is nothing ground breaking but just my take on the Racechip GTS Black vs. JB1 w/Bluetooth. Without dyno tuning, both tunes feel exactly the same Map1 (JB1) and Race (GTS Black). With a few sloppy 0-60 runs (without torque braking) i managed similar runs of 4.2-4.5s on the JB1 and 4.2-4.6s on the GTS Black on the Dragy (im very bad at 0-60 runs).
The real strength of the Stage1 is the custom tuning ability, and future upgrade path to a JB4 with CANbus data and more control.

I wonder if you have an older model? The latest model has a nice water proof enclosure.

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Racechip claims custom tuning.
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I decided to keep the GTS black in the car just because its i prefer the better quality build/finish.

My JB1 w/bluetooth is up for sale. PM me if your interested.
I'm too late to the party, I would've picked up the bluetooth of you.. I believe that the newer versions of jb1 are water tight, that's why they are $479 now vs. $379 for the old units. While I have the old unit (bought it used and he had it for over a year before me), I haven't had any problems with it. As far as the custom tuning ability, jb1 has map6 which you can custom tune boost setting in 500rpm increments, starting @ 1,500rpm to 7,000rpm
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Originally Posted by OC43AMG View Post
So this is nothing ground breaking but just my take on the Racechip GTS Black vs. JB1 w/Bluetooth. Without dyno tuning, both tunes feel exactly the same Map1 (JB1) and Race (GTS Black). With a few sloppy 0-60 runs (without torque braking) i managed similar runs of 4.2-4.5s on the JB1 and 4.2-4.6s on the GTS Black on the Dragy (im very bad at 0-60 runs).

You really can't go wrong with either:

JB1 w/bluetooth (~$620)
Pros
-Remote app control
-best bang for the buck
-data logging capability
-real time gauge readings
-change maps on the fly
-custom maps (map 6)
Cons
-Unfinished look
-poor case quality
-not water resistant

Racechip GTS Black (~$850):
Pros
-Remote app control
-Great looking and superb quality
-digital display on the main unit to verify status
-great performance for the money
-better harness
-weather resistant case
-change maps on the fly
-warm up timer (adjustable)
Cons
- no data logging
- no custom maps
- no real time gauges readings

I decided to keep the GTS black in the car just because its i prefer the better quality build/finish.

My JB1 w/bluetooth is up for sale. PM me if your interested.
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