Performance Chips for Cars – How they work
Performance chips for cars – How they work
Performance chip for cars are like yesteryears carburetors. People were always trying to get more horsepower out of their street machine. Performance chips usually come in two designs with the majority being an easy install piggyback system that connect to your ECU module and is simply plug and play. The other main design is a solder inset that requires you to make arrangements with the manufacturer of the performance chips for cars and then they send a prepaid box to your address and your unhook your ECU and ship it to them were they open and replace different chip sets depending on vehicle specifics then overnight it back to you to reinstall. Here we will go over the pros and cons of both performance chips for cars.
Performance chips for cars – Why the need?
When major manufacturers design cars and their power train they do so to meet certain requirements put In place by either the company and/or the countries laws of emissions and minimal MPG ratings therefore taking away from the cars full potential. Let’s say a company has designed a compact to midsize car and the big wigs at the corporate office think they will sell many more cars if they can up the miles per gallon by two miles highway giving them the best in class gas mileage and an advantage in sales and advertising there for the engineers have to rework the engines control module to reconfigure for more efficiency than more power. Due to the re-engineering of the efficiency standards the engine might have lost as much as 15 to 20 horsepower. It is a sad state for motorheads to hear of such a waste and makes me short out my keyboard from my tears. But there is a solution being in the form of performance chips for cars.
Performance chips for cars – Why didn’t they design the ECU for modifications?
It is important to realize that the engineers of the car worked solely on optimizing the engines control module for their stock OEM system and usually for miles per gallon and not horsepower and certainly with no modifications done and NOT for optimizing for aftermarket air intake, exhaust, cams, and pulleys, flywheels, under drive pulleys, headers, turbo kits, superchargers, and sometimes even elevation and premium gasoline. The brilliant minds that develop performance chips for cars work on freeing up the most horsepower and sometimes making the car more efficient causing a rise in miles per gallon (if you can keep from gunning it all the time which you won’t) and most performance chips for cars can be changed when another performance part is installed although it is important to be sure before ordering because if not you want to make sure you have most of your engine modifications done before you re-calibrate the system. With solder chip systems you tell the manufacturer what all modifications you have done or are planning on doing in the future.
If you live in an emissions controlled (Nazi Germany) state than be sure to check for emissions standard qualification, or with some you can simply turn it off before testing. This is very important if you are getting one soldered in the actual ECU management system. (performance chips for cars)