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Chip Tuning for Dodge Journey 3.6 R/T?

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Hi everyone.

I was searching the Internet something to improve the power/performance of the Dodge journey R/T 3.6 (Pentastar Engine = 283 CV). It seem´s incredible that no one have a product for this vehicle

All the performance tuners for Dodge, jeep and crhysler have products for this engine but not specifically for this car. I found products for Dodge Avenger 3.6, Dodge Durango 3.6, Crhysler 200 and 300 3.6, Grand cherokke 3.6, jeed wrangler 3.6, etc. But nothing for the Journey 3.6 R/T

I sent an email to Diabolo´s and they told me that they are thinking to developed something but nothing yet.

Beside increasing the power of the car im interested in:

1) Remove the speed limit (currently short in 5th gear at 205 km/h)

2) Run the launch control at 4.000 RPM (Currently at 2.000 RPM)

3) Adjust the gear box to be able to make such a recess 5th to 4th gear above 5.000 RPM (currently not allowed)

Someone in the fórum knows anything about this topic?

Someone know´sa company to recommend that can do the job?

Thanks a lot!!!!

Hernan

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I assume nothing has been made simply because the usual buyer of a Journey isn't interested in performance. Now if they offered something for the 3.6L vans, I'd be scratching my head. It's no secret that people buy a Journey because they want the versatility and 3 rows in a lighter package without the stigma of owning a minivan.

Personally, coming from a Road & Track sport package Charger, I'm happy with the top-end performance of my Journey. Surprisingly quick sonuvabich. I just wish it had better low-end torque for faster launches. Doesn't need to be tire-smoking, but more torque in the low end would certainly improve day-to-day city driving characteristics.

I was talking to someone who has a 2012 Avenger R/T about it, and it is quite interesting that we have identical engines and drivetrains (or at least, Avenger had AWD available to it, his is FWD), and the Journey is based largely on the Avenger/Sebring/200, and yet Diablo does not list the Journey.

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I assume nothing has been made simply because the usual buyer of a Journey isn't interested in performance. Now if they offered something for the 3.6L vans, I'd be scratching my head. It's no secret that people buy a Journey because they want the versatility and 3 rows in a lighter package without the stigma of owning a minivan.

Personally, coming from a Road & Track sport package Charger, I'm happy with the top-end performance of my Journey. Surprisingly quick sonuvabich. I just wish it had better low-end torque for faster launches. Doesn't need to be tire-smoking, but more torque in the low end would certainly improve day-to-day city driving characteristics.

I was talking to someone who has a 2012 Avenger R/T about it, and it is quite interesting that we have identical engines and drivetrains (or at least, Avenger had AWD available to it, his is FWD), and the Journey is based largely on the Avenger/Sebring/200, and yet Diablo does not list the Journey.

Even though there are a ton of similarities, the two platforms are still very different. In order to produce a tuner they would need to spend a good bit of money on R&D (although less than if it were an entirely new combination) in order to get something on the market... At this point I wouldn't hold your breath. There are options out there for custom tunes though, if that is what you want...

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Don't waste your time with Diablo. They will not do a tune for the dj. They effed around and taunted the Avenger forums for years before they finally did something! The dj isn't poplar enough.

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It's not that the DJ isn't popular enough. There are tons of them on the road. It's the fact that the majority of DJ owners are not looking to up the performance of the vehicle (as previously stated). Am I interested in improving the performance of mine? Yes. Am I willing to spend $300-$400 for a tuner? No. The wife drives it 90% of the time as this is our "family" car. I did not buy the DJ with performance in mind.

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It's not that the DJ isn't popular enough. There are tons of them on the road. It's the fact that the majority of DJ owners are not looking to up the performance of the vehicle (as previously stated). Am I interested in improving the performance of mine? Yes. Am I willing to spend $300-$400 for a tuner? No. The wife drives it 90% of the time as this is our "family" car. I did not buy the DJ with performance in mind.

Exactly. Every other car I see around the Detroit area is a Journey. It's a very popular vehicle, enough that it was a major point for Fiat in its acquisition of Chrysler since it wanted to sell the Journey badged as a Fiat in Europe. Trouble is, buyers want it for its versatility and family-friendliness (I wanted mine for toting the dog around and having a lot more cargo capacity than my Charger offered). They don't buy it to see if they can turn a 10-second quarter mile or lap M3s on the road course. Next year I'll be looking into wider wheels and tires and more low-end torque to satisfy my cravings... but that's it. Diablo is successful with the LX cars because there is a large following that wants to blow the doors off of Mustangs. If I want to do that, I'll buy a sports car as a toy, not a crossover.

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As in popular enough to get a programmer! There's no market for it! Unfortunately. Cause the tranny program is slow & lazy! Just like my 12' Avenger 3.6 was! I wish it wasn't geared for fuel economy! Not really helping in that department either! 15mpg Avg city isn't all that great!

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I got my Z28 and Mustang if I want to "play". I did not buy the DJ to race anyone, only to carry my family comfortably. Which it does in spades.

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Hey guys, I'm new to the forum, but I'm a former CJDR guy with a good bit of experience across the entire pentastar spectrum. Found these guys earlier tonight and though I would share !

 

https://www.rpm-motorsports.com/store/c41/2011__Dodge_Journey.html

 

Can't vouch for them personally but finally SOMEBODY has done something for the Journey Pentastar platform and even offers remote tuning !

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