Hypertech® - Max Energy™ Programmer

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Max Energy™ Programmer by Hypertech®. The Max Energy Programmer is one of the most full-function tuners on the market - providing high levels of power and economy for gasoline and diesel engines, with specific tuning applications geared for regular unleaded gasoline and E-85 Flex Fuel vehicles. Other innovative functions allow manual control of cooling fan kick-on temperature, V8 engine 4-cylinder cutoff, tire size calibration, factory rev limiter, transmission shift points, and top vehicle speed. You'll also be able to read and clear diagnostic trouble codes.


  • Gasoline and diesel engine specific
  • Read, display, and clear diagnostic trouble codes and check engine lights
  • Calibrate speedometer for different size tires and gear ratios
  • Manually adjust limits for top vehicle speed and engine rpms
  • Adjust transmission shift points and firmness
  • Control the coolant temperature at which cooling fans kick on
  • Internet updatable when new programming software is released
  • Calibrate or eliminate V8 engine cutoff to 4-cylinder mode
  • Proudly manufactured in the United States

The Max Energy series of gasoline and diesel engine tuners from Hypertech® gives you the ability to increase power, mileage, and towing ability along with other great features the competitors don't offer. But first, Max Energy series come loaded to optimize timing and fuel curves at all rpm levels, across all throttle openings for your specific vehicle. What does this mean? Economy is increased at part throttle and steady cruising applications, and usable horsepower and torque are increased when the throttle is used more aggressively, or when towing mode is selected. Controlling electronic automatic transmission functions keeps the torque converter from unlocking and gears from downshifting when you need steadier drivability for towing. Additionally, you can expect to see fuel economy gains of 2 to 6 miles per gallon depending on driving conditions. All Max Energy units come with a USB cable and CD for initial activation using your computer. Should new software tunes for your specific vehicle be introduced in the future, they can easily be downloaded from Hypertech's internet site.

If you have a V8 engine with a cylinder cutoff mode to run on 4 cylinders, the Max Energy Gasoline Power Programmer allows you to vary the parameters of when that occurs, or turn the cutoff function off altogether. For vehicles originally designed to run on lower octane regular gasoline, a performance enhancing algorithm is created for running on regular octane. And if you wish to use super unleaded in your lower-octane rated vehicle, a second power level is created to adapt fuel and timing to make the most out of it – something your vehicle won't do on its own. A speedometer calibrator function allows correction of speedometer readings when non-stock tires or gear ratios are installed. If that's not enough, the Max Energy programmer also reads and clears diagnostic trouble codes so you can turn check engine lights off. All Hypertech products are backed with a limited lifetime warranty against manufacturing defects.

Since its founding in 1985 in Tennessee, Hypertech® has been an industry leader in engine power enhancement through the use of software enhancements. In 1986, Hypertech created the original "power chip" which physically replaced factory engine control computers and increased horsepower and torque through remapping of computer-controlled fuel injection and ignition timing. As computer controls spread to other vehicle systems such as transmissions, throttle bodies, and variable-valve timing over the years, Hypertech was instrumental in software development that maximized the benefits of each of those systems to push the envelope of performance and fuel economy. In 1994, Hypertech was instrumental in creating the Power Programmer application which made it possible to download software enhancements into an existing ECU, which eliminated the need for replacement chips. Hypertech continues to lead the way today, and our virtual store is proud to sell their range of innovative tuners that offer features competitors haven't even thought of yet.


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Hypertech® - Max Energy™ Programmer
1-8 of 8 Reviews
5 of 5
Impressive Product and More Impressive Customer Service
Hypertech® - Max Energy™ Programmer
The package comes with everything you need other than the Windows computer... duh. My particular vehicle hadn't been calibrated for, I guess no one is trying to gain power from their 2008 Focus, so I needed to update the Max Energy unit with the provided USB cable. The PDF instructions are out of date, but if you know anything about computers, it is easy enough to translate from old to new language. I called Hypertech and spoke with a gentleman who quickly got the word to the programmer that my vehicle wasn't in their calibration files and, while the instructions say to allow for one to three days turn around time in a case like mine, I got an email within 15 minutes of getting off the phone with them stating that my unit was ready for update. Noticeably more torque down low and much quicker throttle response. As long as you are patient, expect the unit to be updated, and allow the professionals at Hypertech to help you, I cannot recommend this unit enough. Simple to program, easy to return to stock programming for California smog, and well priced for the performance and support you get. Also, Hypertech is based out of Tennessee, so you get to support a tuner here in the United States, always a plus.
Posted by Eric (Roseville, CA) / July 16, 20202008 Ford Focus
5 of 5
Plenty of Power
Shipping was fast, programmer came with all the instructions and software, as was advertised. Once installed, all my stock calibrations were replaced and after using it for 2 weeks I've already noticed better results.
Posted by Patrick (Gars Am Inn, AA) / April 24, 20162012 Chevy Camaro
5 of 5
Very Nice
Very good product.
Posted by Martin (La Crete, AB) / October 15, 20142008 Dodge Dakota
5 of 5
I have a Pathfinder V6-4.0L. The gas mileage was at 8 miles per gal. It was blowing more gas out the tail pipe than it was burning. Somehow my computer had got out of calibration. So, I bought the Hypertech to reset the computer. The product was very easy to use. It's very simple, just plug in and follow instructions. I completed my computer reset in 10 min. I took my Pathfinder out for a test run. To my surprise, it ran great and shifted out at 6,000 rpms in every gear. It was very fast and smooth. I get 19 miles per gal now under normal driving conditions. Between 55 and 60 miles per hour. This is an excellent product and worth every penny I paid for it. There is a 5-star rating, but I give it a 10. If you have a truck or car and want better gas mileage and passing power, buy it. Find the right Hypertech programmer for your vehicle. Billy M. England
Posted by Billy (Camden, TN) / July 06, 20132011 Nissan Pathfinder
4 of 5
Hypertech Programmer
My mechanic installed my programmer. He had a few questions, but when he called the Hypertech reps, they were friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. Although, the price was a little high, CARiD "price-matched" and I am very satisfied.
Posted by Andrell (New Orleans, LA) / October 29, 20122004 Ford F-150
5 of 5
This was very simple to install, the hardest part was installing the software on my computer. I have noticed an increase of 1.5 mpg city and 2 mpg freeway. Its much more sensitave to fuel consumption then the factory set up. As for power increase, I cant really feel anything.
Posted by Sam (Aurora, UT) / September 12, 20122011 Nissan Pathfinder
5 of 5
Easy To Install
Great product and easy to install!! Like it very much
Posted by Tom (Benbrook, TX) / September 11, 20122001 Dodge Durango
5 of 5
Perfect Job
Very fast shipping,easy installation, very pleased with the results the truck really came alive thanks again.
Posted by John (Astor, FL) / September 01, 20122009 Dodge Ram
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