Automobile owners looking to boost their vehicle's performance now have the answer to their needs with the performance chip. This technological marvel is manufactured by after-market companies and are designed primarily to raise engine power. It does this by optimizing a vehicle's fuel and ignition system in order to extract the maximum amount of horsepower and torque possible.
The performance chip (also known as "power programmer" and "performance programmer") works as a replacement for an ECU (Engine Control Unit) chip that holds an engine's lookup tables. The aforementioned tables found in the performance chip contain values that translate to higher fuel rates during certain driving conditions. For example, the new lookup tables may supply more fuel while at full throttle and at every engine speed. The spark timing may also be altered as a result of this. Since manufacturers of performance-chip makers are not as focused on issues like reliability, mileage and emissions controls as the car-makers are, they tend to utilize more aggressive settings in the fuel maps of their performance chips.
Auto performance chips mimic the tricks of the old-time tuners onto a single computer chip, virtually remapping an engine's systems to offer increased power and more torque. Top-of-the-line auto performance chips and truck performance chips maximize the fuel/air ratio and spark map in engines to fit the demands of the car enthusiast. With the performance chip, vehicle owners can get great fuel mileage and amazingly clean emissions with the engine still operating at its full potential.