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What is a Powerchip?
Powerchip™ is a reprogrammed engine management chip, designed to improve the performance of most modern fuel-injected vehicles.
We achieve this by remapping the standard software in your vehicle Electronic Control Unit (ECU), to suit high octane fuel. The result is better throttle response, increased power and torque which results in faster acceleration, and more driving enjoyment!
Powerchip offers a driver the opportunity to extract the true potential from their vehicle, without extensive modification.
The Powerchip is easy to fit, and is backed by a three year limited warranty, making it the easiest and safest way of modifying most modern vehicles.
Select your vehicle below to see what Powerchip has to offer for your vehicle:
Who We Are Hypertech is a technology-driven company with a unique status in the aftermarket industry. Unlike other speed equipment manufacturers that produce hard parts like camshafts and cylinder heads, our core product is knowledge; the ability to tune the complex computers that control essential functions in modern automobiles. We have invested in people, not machinery. The knowledge and skill of the Hypertech team are our most valuable assets. Our staff of engineers and technicians has degrees in a variety of disciplines, including electrical engineering, computer science, and mechanical engineering. Hypertech people know computers from the inside out! The Hypertech team is passionate about performance. We have racers, hot rodders, and performance enthusiasts on our staff. You'll find modified trucks and street machines in our employee parking lot. We build project cars and use our trucks for towing on weekends. We come from different backgrounds, but we have all learned to appreciate the tremendous power of electronic engine controls to improve performance on the street as well as on the race track.
Hypertech is the technology leader in high-performance engine tuning computer-controlled vehicles. Electronic engine controls have evolved rapidly since their introduction in the early '80s. Hypertech has kept pace with these rapid advances in technology by developing power tuning products that take advantage of the capabilities of these electronic controls. Early automotive computers used replaceable PROMs or "chips" to calibrate the Electronic Control Module (ECM) for a specific engine, powertrain, and vehicle combination. Hypertech created the original Power Chips to recalibrate these electronic "brains" for improved performance.
Later generations of Electronic Control Units (ECU) eliminated calibration chips. Instead, engine tuning information is stored in the unit's programmable memory. In addition to controlling basic engine functions, microprocessors now monitor and govern a wide range of systems, including the transmission, brakes, instrument panel, emission controls, and heating/air conditioning. For comparison, the code stored in an early chip would fill one page; now a typical ECU contains more than 1,600 pages of code!
Hypertech created the Power Programmer to access this "flash" memory and download the Hypertech Power Tuning program directly into the ECU's programmable memory.
In addition to controlling engine functions such as air/fuel mixture, spark timing, and maximum rpm, these highly evolved ECUs also regulate transmission shift points and firmness, limit top speed, and display speedometer and odometer readings. Hypertech's engineers were able to use these capabilities to provide additional features for enthusiasts. The Power Programmer is much more than a tuning chip - it is a self-contained automotive tuning computer. The Power Programmer automatically installs the powerful Hypertech tuning program. It also allows enthusiasts to access and reprogram the vehicle's computer to function properly with aftermarket components such as non-stock wheels, tires, and rearend ratios. A Hypertech Power Programmer is really the most powerful and versatile tool a performance enthusiast can own!
Today Hypertech Power Tuning products span the spectrum of automotive technology. We continue to offer our famous Power Chips for older vehicles while constantly updating our Power Programmers for the latest cars and trucks on the market.
As the power of digital systems expands, Hypertech will continue to design and manufacture power tuning products that are on the cutting edge of technology.
Founded in 1999, Edge Products has become the premier name for aftermarket performance electronics. Initially, the company was built on the production of performance electronics for diesel-powered trucks. Over the years, however, Edge has expanded its offerings to include innovative game-changing products for diesel and gas car, truck, and Jeep markets. Edge has been named three times to the Inc. 500's fastest growing privately held companies, and was noted as Utah's fourth fastest growing company between 1999 and 2004. Edge currently employs nearly 100 individuals and resides in a 40,000 square foot facility in Ogden, Utah.
Edge produces modules, programmers, and monitors for all major vehicle manufacturers 1996 and newer under the following brands: Juice, Attitude, Evolution, Insight, EZ, Comp, Mileage Max, and Trail Jammer. Since its inception, Edge has been known for the power its modules and programmers produce. However, what sets the company apart from its competitors is the unmatched user control and unique style featured in every product.. Edge's ability to display multiple engine parameters - and to provide associated safety features for those parameters on its stylish in-cab monitors - has revolutionized the industry. Edge endeavors to produce the highest quality products on the market and to deliver them with superior customer and technical support.
Edge Products is part of the MSD Performance Family (Which includes MSD Ignition, Superchips and Racepak). On February 1, 2011, the strategic decision was made to integrate Edge Products and Superchips into one company. The new entity will operate under the name "Powerteq". Edge Products and Superchips will continue their identity as retail brands managed by Powerteq. With the two leaders in electronic performance coming together under the Powerteq banner, Edge Products will continue to deliver industry revolutionizing products that offer customers an extraordinary driving experience.
Bully Dog was formed in 1998 in Aberdeen, Idaho. The founders of Bully Dog – Michael, Phillip, and Daryl Klassen --were heavily influenced by their father Harold's interest in improving vehicle performance. Several years prior to the company's inception, Harold had experimented with increasing performance on his diesel farm tractor by injecting propane into the engine's combustion chamber. In 1998, Bully Dog's owners took this concept and developed and patented a safe and effective propane injection system to enhance diesel engine performance. These systems were first sold out of their farm shop, but as demand increased, the owners moved the company to another location and officially organized Bully Dog. Bully Dog's quest was now to be recognized as the leader in the diesel performance industry, which motivated us to stay abreast of new technology in this industry. With the introduction of electronic components and software to improve performance, we began to research new types of products like intake and exhaust systems to complement our electronic components. Bully Dog was now able to offer a complete performance package. In 2005, the company expanded its range of products to include performance products for gasoline powered vehicles.
Bully Dog products are developed with you in mind and each of you has a different need, want and desire. Our products, all the way back to the first propane kits, reflect that. Bully Dog products are built to be flexible, allowing each user to get their own desired result, from outrageous performance on the race track to improved fuel economy driving down the highway. Bully Dog products have you covered with increased performance, added safety and improved economy. This is evident with the Triple Dog™ GT line of product for gas and diesel vehicles, the Performance Management Tool and our new line of big rig and industrial products.
Each Bully Dog product is built to ensure that it consistently meets and exceeds expectations, yours and ours. Each product goes through an in-depth research and development process (R&D) followed by a grueling development procedure that is carried out by a staff of the best engineers in the world. Once designed, each product is put through months of real world testing. This testing is performed across the United States so that Bully Dog can be sure that each product works correctly and flawlessly in various elevations, weather conditions and driving situations from towing a heavy load to racing down the track.
Product innovation is key and Bully Dog takes innovation very seriously. In the past 12 years, Bully Dog has been first to market with vehicle-specific products and applications over 100 times while also being awarded many awards for our revolutionary products. And in 2005, with the release of the Triple Dog™ Downloader and Outlook™ Monitor, Bully Dog revolutionized the market with the ability to adjust power, safety and economy levels on-the-fly while driving down the road. Then in 2008 with the Triple Dog™ Gauge Tuner, we were able to combine a vehicle engine tuner, monitor, gauge and diagnostic device all in a single unit. The GT monitors and displays over fifteen different vehicle parameters (PIDs) and it includes our all new Driving Coach feature which teaches end users to maximize their vehicles fuel economy potential. The GT performs vehicle diagnostics by reading and erasing diagnostic trouble codes; this level of vehicle transparency isn't offered by any OEM or by any ot her aftermarket product. Also included is our performance testing feature designed to test a vehicles' performance capability on the drag strip; couple this with our free PC analysis software and users can also determine vehicle horsepower. The GT does it all and it works on the largest range of gasoline powered vehicles; in fact the GT works on eight different vehicle makes and over 50 different models. The WatchDog™ was introduced in 2009 and works on all 1996 and later vehicles with an OBDII port common to North America. The WatchDog™ serves as a digital gauge/monitor and features a valuable Driving Coach for gas and diesel powered vehicles. It features the ability to monitor over 20 vehicle parameters all while you receive valuable driving suggestions from the Driving Coach to maximize fuel economy.
Superchips of Sanford, Florida is the industry leader in automotive tuning for late model cars and trucks. Founded in England in 1983, Superchips was one of the first companies to specialize in tuning vehicles with computer controlled fuel-injection systems. While Superchips originally focused on serving the British racing community with high-end solutions, the Company eventually began to provide power to enthusiasts throughout the world. Now, Superchips sells tens of thousands of hand-held programmers per year from its headquarters and proudly manufactures every single product in the U.S.A.
In 2005, Superchips was acquired by MSD Performance. MSD Performance is comprised of MSD Ignition, Superchips, Edge Products and Racepak. MSD Performance companies are among the most recognized names in automotive performance. Their products are used in everything from NASCAR, NHRA and IHRA drag racing, LORRS off-road racing, World of Outlaw sprint cars, and a host of other motorsports. The combination of talented personnel at Superchips and the resources of MSD Performance ensure that exciting aftermarket products will launch from Superchips for many years to come.
The legacy and technological leadership of Gale Banks Engineering in the diesel aftermarket is unquestioned. With its long history of breakthrough innovations (many patented!) in high performance gas and diesel engine development—including turbocharging and drive train—Banks has no rival. Time and again, Banks has proven its design, engineering and manufacturing prowess in whole vehicle development/modification, including Project Sidewinder, Banks/GMC Syclone and the big block twin-turbo Pontiac Firebird.
First and foremost, Banks is an engineering firm. Established in 1958, Banks has grown to 200+ employees on a 12-acre campus. The Mechanical Engineering Department, staffed with world-class automotive people, designs and tests the latest high performance equipment. In the Race Shop, Banks’ special project vehicles feature cutting-edge diesel and gasoline development, multiple turbo applications, mind-boggling horsepower and head-turning style. Sophisticated electronic engineering technologies are applied to engine improvement in the rapidly growing Computer Systems Engineering Department. Gale Banks Engineering designs turbocharged engines from the centerline of the crankshaft, out.
Gale Banks Engineering is the company others come to for advanced research and development, including “outside the box” projects for both product feasibility and image-generating media attention. Major automakers, including Chevrolet, GMC, Buick, Volvo and Pontiac, have relied on Banks’ expertise and capabilities.
When it comes to testing, Banks’ engineers are as ruthless as they are uncompromising. Only the most advanced equipment and facilities are used for testing and re-testing existing products, production prototypes and experimental designs for performance, durability and compatibility. Ongoing testing ensures unparalleled functionality, product endurance and quality control.
The Banks difference is clearly demonstrated in its Manufacturing Division. While many aftermarket suppliers farm-out designs or assemble “grab-bag kits” from various sources, Banks manufactures to exacting specifications every product it designs.
Gale Banks Engineering applies an unmatched combination of experience, capabilities and design/engineering/manufacturing savvy to provide automotive services and solutions that keep raising the aftermarket industry bar.
Jet Performance Products is a proven leader in automotive tuning technology. Our background in tuning started with Jones Performance Fuel Systems over 40 years ago. Our Fuel Systems Division has given us the opportunity to tune everything from NHRA drag race cars, off-road race trucks and Sprint Cup cars. This experience has been the basis for our line of performance tuning products for street applications. JET's engineering staff is unsurpassed and considered to be the best tuners in the industry. Our talented staff has made the company what it is today.
Constant changes in computer technology of today's cars and trucks demand that the JET engineering staff be the best. Automotive computer systems progress daily, just like every form of technology, so we are dedicated to providing the customer with the latest in performance tuning technology possible. Extensive research and development, dyno testing and constant fine tuning ensures the most power from each part we make.
JET's quickly growing staff of professional engineers and a highly dedicated team of performance enthusiasts run our everyday operations. Our ability to produce the best tuning in the industry gets you the end results that you want . . . MORE POWER!
The Power People
Founded in 2000, DiabloSport designs and manufactures the industry�s most unique line of performance products for the automotive industry. Later we merged with Autologic, another star in the field of tuning since the early '80s.
We were the first ones (at least in the USA) to come out with the EECV chip, as well as the first ones to come out with a switch chip (back then everyone was laughing... who would want that?). Until recently, many of our competitors used to buy all the chips from us.
DiabloSport has become a well-known leader in electronic handheld programmers of Engine Control Units for Ford and GM.
We are very proud to say that everything we make is made in-house, all the way to the smallest detail!
At DiabloSport, we do not wait for others to develop the leading edge technologies needed to succeed � we create them ourselves to gain the competitive advantages that help differentiate us from the competition. In fact we employ degreed individuals in various disciplines. These DiabloSport tuners and engineers are at the very forefront of developing breakthrough technologies for the 21st Century.
Our production follows ISO 9000 guidelines when assembling all components. All of our products are pre-assembled by our Surface Mount Assembly line, which includes critical devices like pick-and-place machines and de-stackers. Though automation allows us to be more proficient at assembling, the true skills are in the handwork of our employees. Soldering key components is a job best done by highly qualified individuals and at DiabloSport we feel that individuals are our best asset.
Quality inspection is a job shared by both person and machine. Key connection spots are checked via laser guided cameras to ensure proper conductivity. The integrity of EVERY unit found in our products is checked by quality control inspectors, we don�t sample one or two per batch here. Bench testing isn't enough either. New tunes are tested in the field by authorized DiabloSport beta testers and changes for increased power or adjustability are instantly released in downloadable updates via our website.
Engineered to Outperform
At AEM Performance Electronics, our mission is clear. We engineer products that outperform the competition, and create original product designs that revolutionize the industry. We accomplish this through a strict commitment to thorough research and development and leading-edge manufacturing processes. We invest heavily in these processes, and take great strides to control every aspect. It’s how we’ve spent the last 24 years building our reputation and it is how we will continue to maintain our status as an industry leader for years to come.
When racers and enthusiasts buy AEM performance parts, they are getting the finest engineering, highest quality and best value our industry has to offer. Look no further than our products for proof. AEM created the first stand-alone programmable engine management system that uses a factory wiring harness, and was the first to introduce a gauge with a built-in wideband UEGO controller and gauge readout in one unit! More recent innovations include our Water/Methanol Injection Systems, which provide the ultimate combination of performance, quality and value for gas and diesel race vehicles, a complete line of digital and analog display gauges, and the X-WiFi module, which allows users to view critical exhaust data wirelessly on virtually any WiFi enabled device. In addition, the recent release of AEM’s Series 2 EMS with AEMTuner interface software represents a major evolution in features and ease of use from the original.
Designed by Racers, for Racers
At AEM, we live and breathe motorsports. In fact, it’s this involvement in both professional and amateur racing that gives us the inspiration for the products that we design and produce. Many of our key staff in engineering, sales, marketing and tech support participate in some form of racing. We compete in Off-Road Racing, Road Racing, Bonneville, Drag, Drift, Bikes…if it has wheels we are either competing in the sport or have a very deep involvement in it. From this involvement we gain information to create and improve our products. Additionally, our employee/racers appreciate the dollar value of a product that works and have integrated the goal of producing the best dollar value product in the market into our mission statement. We are inspired by helping race teams go faster, win championships and set records.
Vetted by the Media
Our products are consistently put to the test by the industry’s leading automotive publications and websites, including Motor Trend, Car & Driver, Road & Track, Turbo, Sport Compact Car, Super Street, Modified, 5.0 Mustang & Super Fords, Race Pages, Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords, Truckin’, Off Road, Sport Truck, 4Wheel Drive & Sport Utility, 4Wheel & Off Road, EvolutionM.net, FreshAlloy.com, Nissanperformancemag.com, k20a.org, turbomustangs.com, off-road.com, 2Wheel Tuner and more. The reports of these independent tests consistently prove that AEM performance products outperform the competition, and that is why you will find them under the hoods of many of the best racing teams and industry experts nationwide.
AEM will become the top competitor in the performance electronics segment of the automotive aftermarket. We will achieve a market leadership position through continued product innovation, the highest level of product integrity and by being a price/value leader. We will always put the customer first and set the standard for customer service in our industry.