Car Performance Tuning Chips? I was scouring the internet for articles about the benefits and downsides of using car performance tuning chips on our cars in order to give satisfactory answers to key questions posed by buyers both online and offline specially those who opted to avail of our free assisted installation during meet ups. I could not help but share it here with a little editing done since it could give a one time big time punch to demolish whatever misconceptions in using Super OBD2 Chip Tuning Box. It’s being written by a car enthusiast that sells on his website top of the line car performance tuning chips in the U.S.
- If the settings made by car performance tuning chips are so great, why don’t the factories use the same in the onboard computers?
The factory program is designed for the average driver, not serious motorists who demand performance and efficiency. Consequently, stock calibrations are tuned low to accommodate drivers who may use poor quality gasoline or do not have their vehicles regularly serviced. If you use higher octane fuel, keep your drive train in tip-top shape and have a need for speed, then stock settings are holding you back. A performance chip unleashes all the horsepower, torque and efficiency that are right now lost by the factory programming in your onboard computer.
- What is the difference between a control module and a power programmer?
The biggest difference between a control module* and a power programmer** is installation. A control module is wired directly to your vehicle’s onboard computer, so it mounts right inside your engine compartment. On the other hand, a power programmer is not a permanent attachment to your vehicle. Instead, you plug it into your under-the-dash OBDII port, let it work its electronic wizardry and then unplug it once it’s done. It does not remain installed on your vehicle like a control module does. *(control module is the ecu or computer box) **(power programmer is the performance tuning chip)
Another key distinction between control modules and power programmers is how much control they give you over the tuning process. After you splice a control module into your onboard computer system, it simply runs off its internal programming without your input. With a power programmer, there is interaction. When you plug it in, you answer questions about your driving style, if you have modified your vehicle and, often, what fuel you use. Based on your answers, it uploads new settings that are tailored for you and your driving habits.
- Do performance chips harm my drive train?
No. A performance chip does not cause damage to your engine or transmission as it increases the horsepower and torque output. This power is generated mainly by harmlessly adjusting your air/fuel ratio and ignition timing to optimal settings.
In fact, a performance chip can even protect your engine from damage. When your air/fuel ratio is running lean, or if your timing is advanced too far past top dead center, then your engine can suffer from detonation, which is premature combustion. Over time, detonation can lead to sever engine damage, such as throwing a rod, twisting a crankshaft or snapping a piston. Performance chips actually reduce the threat of detonation by correcting the settings that cause it.
- Is it difficult to install a performance chip?
Not at all. Power programmers simply plug into your OBDII port, which is located right under your dashboard. It should not take more than ten minutes to plug in, tune up and unplug. Control modules are a bit more involved, but are still incredibly easy and straightforward. All you do is unhook some wires in your engine compartment and then plug in the control module. An engine management system (EMS), however, might require some modification to create a suitable mounting location inside your engine compartment. Once it’s strapped down, though, the rest of the installation is just swapping wires from your onboard computer.
- Do I need to be a computer programmer to use a performance chip?
Far from it! Anyone can use our performance chips. All of the difficult programming has already been done by the engineers who built your performance chip, so all you have to do is plug yours in and enjoy all that radical tire-turning power that comes romping from your motor.
- If I have made other performance modifications to my vehicle, is it a good idea to use a performance chip?
Coupling a performance chip with other modifications (e.g. catback exhaust systems, cold air induction kits and higher rated tires) is an excellent way to maximize the horsepower, torque and efficiency gains these parts promise. Since your onboard computer is running settings that are designed for the average driver who does not make modifications, it does not take into consideration upgrades from stock equipment. As such, your performance parts are probably not being fully utilized. When you add a performance chip into the equation, your drive train will be tuned to operate at peak levels, taking full advantage of your modifications.
- Will I get better gas mileage with a performance chip?
Absolutely. Because performance chips make improved adjustments to your air/fuel ratio and ignition timing, your engine operates more efficiently and does not have to work as hard to generate power during combustion. In other words, your motor uses less fuel and still creates more power, maximizing the energy output from each drop of petrol. These improvements are especially noticeable in trucks during towing. Of course, if you like to think of yourself as an honorary member of the Andretti, Petty or Earnhardt family and drive accordingly, your fuel economy will probably remain about constant.
- What grade of fuel should I use with my performance chip?
Most of the performance chips are engineered to be used with higher octane fuels, such as 89-93. The reason for the fuel recommendation is simple: the purpose of your performance chip is to generate more power, and high octane fuel is a key ingredient in the horsepower formula. That’s because the premium fuels simply combust more efficiently, so they create more energy than lower octane gas.
If you do not want to make the switch to premium fuels, there are a handful of power programmers that have settings for regular 87 octane gas.
- Are performance chips made for both gasoline and diesel vehicles?
Yes. We have a performance chip to go with your vehicle, whether it runs on gasoline or diesel. From hotrod Mustangs to workhorse Cummings-powered rigs, we have a full lineup of cutting-edge performance chips to maximize the output from almost any motor running any fossil fuel.
- Will I lose my factory settings?
No. Performance chips give you the ability to return to your stock settings. With a control module, you can simply unplug it from your onboard computer, and everything returns to normal. If you are using a power programmer, it stores your factory settings in its internal memory, which can be accessed and uploaded at any time. With an EMS, all you have to do is unplug the wires and reconnect them to your built-in computer to return to your stock settings.
- Will a performance chip void my manufacturer’s warranty?
According to the Magnuson Moss Warranty Act, your dealer cannot void a manufacturer’s warranty just because you are using a performance chip, unless they can prove that the chip itself caused damage to your vehicle. Of course, a rule is not a rule unless it has an exception, but there is only one: engine management systems. Because an EMS completely bypasses your onboard computer, it does void your manufacturer’s warranty. Other than that, you are completely within your right to modify your vehicle with a performance chip.
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