Vehicle ECU Tuning
Chiptuning involves modifying the code located on a vehicles electronic control unit (ECU). In many cases, these chips are manufactured to be read-only and modifiable, meaning drivers can modify their function to achieve better performance out of their vehicles by modifying shift times, gear ratios, fuel economy, horsepower and other electronically controlled components of their vehicle. Chiptuning can be done by purchasing custom modules that a car's ECU can be plugged into. These aftermarket modules, like the RaceChip car chiptuning products we offer, flash the ECU with new code, depending on the vehicle type, and give customized performance to the car.
How Simple Is Chiptuning?
In many cases, knowledge of automotive fundamentals aren't necessary to achieve additional car performance or fuel economy. Representatives from chiptuning flashing modules often offer phone or email support to give customized recommendations for each vehicle's specifications. Using this advice, end users can program their own chip to perform exactly as they'd like. While the ability to modify a car's engine performance remains unknown to most aftermarket customers, it is completely legal, so long as the modifications do not exceed a state's exhaust noise standards or fuel emission standards. Using RaceChip car chiptuning for your vehicle can improve its overall performance and efficiency.