Performance programmers have a host of aliases in the automotive aftermarket;  engine chip, tuner, diesel chips, or gauge/tuner combos.  Oftentimes, these broad-based references to performance programmers can skew towards the diesel market.  Many consumers are not aware that Superchips tunes hundreds of gas trucks.  That’s right, there is power and economy to be made, and seen, on these gas SUVs and trucks.  Superchips makes tuning easy and we know the 1/2 ton gas truck is an extremely popular category for drivers on the road today.

So Why Tune a Gas Vehicle?

There are several reasons to tune your gas truck or SUV:  Improved acceleration, added horsepower and torque, improved MPGs, and custom features like tire/gear calibration.  Gas tuners can re-write a vehicle’s firmware to adjust tuning for individual needs on the road.  Don’t worry, you’re not popping the hood.  Superchips flash tuning technology is what we call a “white glove” upgrade.  By simply connecting to your vehicle’s diagnostic port (OBDII), you can answer yes/no questions on your handheld programmer and be up and running, Superchips tuned in no time. No need to get your hands dirty.

You may spend time towing through hills, drive daily at various elevations, or take long road trips and be looking for just that little bit extra under your right foot when you need it.  Ever experience constant down-shifting to maintain speed on grades? We can help! Superchips performance tuning can make every driving experience more enjoyable. You’ll notice improved MPGs by reducing downshifts.  While results vary, we consistently see improvements of 1 to 2 MPGs under similar driving situations.

A Superchips programmer is used to optimize your engine’s performance. The term “chip”, is a technology Superchips pioneered and has evolved quite a bit over the years.  What once used to be packaged in boxes almost the size of a shoe box, now comes in small box and handheld form factor.  You can connect our tuners and select the tune you desire, whether it be optimized for towing, performance, or better economy.  Once the download is complete, you can place the tuner in your glove box, or under the seat, for the next time you need to switch tunes or connect to read and clear a trouble code.  That’s right, the performance programmers from Superchips serve as a diagnostic read and scan tool as well.  We recommend using your Superchips tuner to read your code before bringing it in for service, it could save you trip.  It may also let you know if you’re mechanic is giving you the run around!

I have a gas truck, but I’m not sure I’m ready to tune just yet

We hear this all this time and we get it.  For those of you not interested in performance tuning, but still have the desire to make some calibration changes or just need a scan tool checkout our Superchips Flashcal. Installed a new set of wheels and tires and now have a speedometer that reads incorrectly? Flashcal has you covered, with the ability to calibrate and correct the speedometer without touching your engine performance files. What’s even better, your Flashcal can be upgraded to a full Flashpaq with custom tuning at anytime. Online updates can virtually add tuning via an online update down the road when you’re ready!

We have thousands of gas truck and SUV customers that love our products. Whether it is the increased fuel, better acceleration off the line, advanced/custom features, or a combination of all the features we deliver, our customer feedback is always great.  Unlike our competitors, Superchips offers a powertrain warranty on all our products to give you that extra piece of mind.  Configure your gas vehicle today and learn about the specific gains and features available for you.  Check out the clip below of professional outdoors-man, Danny Devries, and how he uses his Flashpaq on as he travels and tows across the country.  He wouldn’t trade his gas tuner from Superchips for any other performance programmer on the market.