As you most likely know, your vehicle’s computer comes factory programmed for regular, everyday driving, which means it’s not calibrated for performance. That means elements such as torque and overall power distribution are oftentimes overlooked to allow for a more basic driving experience. If you want to customize your driving experience in a way that boosts your ride’s performance, you fortunately have a lot of options at your disposal thanks to the myriad of aftermarket computer programmers, tuners, chips and modules that are out there.
At Truck Works, we are highly knowledgeable when it comes to selecting the proper aftermarket computer components to recalibrate our customers’ driving experiences. Whether you want to boost your vehicle’s torque capacity or improve fuel economy, you can depend on our team to steer you in the right direction. Stick around for a moment to learn more about the various computer programmers, tuners and chips that are available to trick out your ride! Feel free to contact us here at anytime or call us at (816) 842-4222.
First off, it’s important to know computer programmers (also known as tuners) and chips (which are also referred to as modules) enable you to customize various elements of the driving experience by recalibrating the factory settings on your vehicle’s computer. Second, programmers and chips carry out different functions and come in an array of brands, which means it’s essential to know what they each do.
As you know, the primary benefit of installing a computer programmer or chip in your vehicle is being able to make performance enhancements. They recalibrate the factory-installed computer by adjusting the parameters that deal with:
The above are just examples of the enhancements you can make with computer programmers and chips. Results vary depending on the type of product selected.
There are different types of chips and programmers, so it’s important to know what enhancements you want to make prior to purchase. These items are designed for use with either diesel or gasoline engines, and some perform optimally with stock or slightly customized components. On the other hand, some programmers and chips are more appropriate for use with aftermarket upgrades. The main takeaway here is you need to know what you’re looking to accomplish. Then, it helps to become familiar with the product features of the programmers and chips you look at. Of course, it always helps to know your vehicle’s year, make and model by heart and find the modules and/or tuners that are compatible. If you need any direction or recommendations, reach out to the team here at Truck Works. We even handle all installations!
If you have questions about which performance chip or programmer is right for you, or if you need recommendations, we invite you contact the team here at Truck Works for any assistance you may need. Give us a call at (816) 842-4222, or contact us here!