Hypertech Max Energy Power Programmer Increases Fuel EfficiencyJune 4th, 2010 by admin
After adding the rims and tires on my truck I noticed a bit of my power was gone due to the size and the weight of the rims, and my speedometer was a little off too. As we all know, there are tons of programmers and chips out there that promise more horsepower, torque, and fuel economy. I used to own a 98′ Chevy Tahoe and I had a Hypertech Programmer III on it. I was really happy with that unit back when I owned that truck. It was very easy to use and make changes with. The only thing I didn’t like about it was the fact that it was really bulky.
Now Hypertech has come out with their Max Energy unit. This unit only takes 5 minutes to install and comes with very easy-to-follow instructions. It’s all either Yes or No answers. For example, it asks if you would like to change your shift points. All you do is press either Y or N.
Some of the features it has are really cool. I was able to change my tire size to correct my speedometer, adjust top speed, and fine tune the rev limiter. There are also features for your axles, tire rating, and trouble code reader. That means if you have a check engine light it will not only tell you what the problem is, but it also clears the code for you. It gives you 2 power settings: 87 Octane and High Performance. I must mention that if you load the high performance tuning you must run 91 and up octane fuel only.
Approximate power gains on this unit are 25hp, but that is on HP tuning. On 87 tuning it’s more like 15-18 hp gains. After tuning my truck I was really happy with the way my truck performed, especially off the line. This unit does help you on your gas mileage but that just really depends on how you drive your truck. The Max Energy is also 3 times smaller than the original Power Programmer III. They really have stepped up their game to keep up with the times.
A lot of other companies have a way to upgrade your programmer via the internet, which is really cool. Hypertech now also has that feature. Any new upgrades or updated tuning that they come out with will be free of charge to you. All you have to do is plug in your Hypertech Programmer to your computer with the supplied USB cord. They also include a CD explaining the process. Download the program through their website and you’re done.
Before I forget, here’s one more tip: make sure you upgrade the programmer before you install it. There might be a new update for it. Other than that, I highly recommend this programmer.