Programmers and Tuners 101

BY Robert G.

A tuner or programmer is one of the coolest and easiest upgrades you can make for your ride. With just a few clicks, you can instantly add the performance capabilities needed to get off the line quicker or even save a little green at the pump by improving your fuel economy.

Our tuners come pre-loaded with a few “base tunes” to get you going. Like most electronic devices these days, some updates are needed every so often to make sure you have the best, and safest, tune available. However, a USB cable and software (if needed) are included for a convenient install.

Tuners also leave no digital ‘footprint’. So, if you are selling your car or turning in a lease, you can simply uninstall the tune using your tuner and no indication will be left that it was ever programmed. Plus, uninstalling the tune is a good practice when taking your car in for service as a computer flash is a common service with most dealerships.

Concerned with your manufacturer warranty? All tunes are programmed to adjust the parameters in your vehicle’s PCM safely. Furthermore, the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act keeps you covered so you can customize your ride and keep your peace of mind.

If you’re still not convinced and you’re worried that you would need to take a programmer to a mechanic to install, don’t! it is a perfect DIY performance enhancer. If you can download Facebook to your phone, you can add up to 120hp onto your Cummins equipped truck or save up to 4 mpg with your Powerstroke Super Duty. Not to mention that adding horsepower or improving your fuel economy is just the tip of the iceberg!

Our tuners not only give you additional horsepower, but provide you the ability to adjust your current customizations like the following:

  • Speedometer Calibration for oversized tires
  • Active Fuel Management (AFM) Disable
  • Speed Limiter Removal
  • RPM Limiter Removal

If you plan on installing a larger wheel and tire package, adding an after-market performance exhaust, or adding performance parts to your engine, the above adjustments will get you exactly where you want to be.

Once you have your perfect tune ready, you can use the on-board gauges to monitor everything live during your trip, quick tow or drag strip run. Everything from RPM, Coolant temperature to quarter mile times will be visible at the click of a button. Check out our great selection or call/chat in to speak to one of our experts to find the best solution for your needs!

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