Most folks think that because they deliver so much power, putting one in your truck must be a pretty technical job. But in reality, installing power programmers is actually the easiest of all aftermarket upgrades. A programmer is a simple hand-held electronic device that alters your vehicle’s computer’s signal. And access to the computer is gained via the OBD II port under your dash. Now the hard part: your programmer has a plug on one end, which plugs into the port. Installation is done.
Programmer Installation Steps
It really is that easy. No matter which brand you buy or which truck you drive installation is always the same. Whether it’s a Superchips Flashpaq for your Chevy Silverado programmer or an Edge Evolution for your Ford F150 programmer or a DiabloSport for your Nissan Titan programmer, they all simply plug into this easy to access port. Here’s a quick installation rundown:
- Remove tuner from box
- Plug into vehicle’s OBD II port
- Follow tuner prompts
- Start burning rubber!
Choosing the Best Power Programmer
After installation, the programmer takes care of everything else. On the higher end units like the Superchips Cortex and on most diesel tuners, the device lets you pick from several tunes. It’s this built-in versatility that makes programmers especially useful, even if you’re not a speed freak.
Since there are so many tuners on the market, choosing which one to get can be a bit confusing. Rule of thumb: stick with the big brands. Superchips, Hypertech, Bully Dog GT Tuner and DiabloSport are each great and all have a proven track record. In fact, a quick look at the many Hypertech Max Energy reviews online let’s you see that this is likely the most popular brand of all. That’s it. A programmer is hands down the easiest way to program your rig for horsepower, torque and white-knuckle driving excitement. And, the ease of installation gives the term “plug-n-play” a whole new meaning!