Max Energy Sport™ Programmer by Hypertech®. This programmer is geared for enhancing everything related to gasoline engine performance. It's packed with tuning applications geared specifically for super unleaded gasoline, regular unleaded gasoline, turbochargers, superchargers, and even Honda V-TEC engines. Other functions allow manual control of your factory rev limiter and top vehicle speed. You'll also be able to read and clear diagnostic trouble codes.
Hypertech Power Tuning
Higher compression ratio engines and engines with superchargers or turbo chargers were designed to use only premium octane, so only one (1) Power Tuning program for premium octane is provided. But, if your car or truck came from the factory capable of using more economical regular octane, then two (2) optimized tuning programs are provided: one for premium, and the other for regular. In most cases, Hypertech’s exclusive Power Tuning for regular octane provides excellent power gains, almost as much power as premium octane. If you are using premium octane, and you want all-out, maximum power, then select premium octane Power Tuning.
Some vehicles have engines that are equipped with VTEC camshaft technology. Under certain driving conditions, specifically higher RPMs and heavy load, the engine controller engages additional camshaft followers which use a more aggressive camshaft profile. This increases airflow in and out of the engine which increases power output. The Max Energy Sport Power Programmer allows you to adjust the specific engine speed that the VTEC camshaft profile engages to customize the power band of your engine to match the power gains of the Max Energy Power Tuning and any additional bolt-on power adders.
Automobile manufacturers limit a vehicle’s top-speed to match the speed rating of the factory-installed tires. If you have installed tires that have a different speed rating, the Max Energy allows you to raise or lower the vehicle’s top-speed limiter to match the speed rating of the newly installed tires. A tire’s speed rating for maximum safe speed under perfect conditions is marked on its sidewall. Always obey all traffic laws when driving and only use this feature for off-highway competition in sanctioned events.
0-60 Throttle Restriction
For improved fuel economy, vehicle manufacturers have developed V4/V8 modes. Chrysler & Dodge vehicles use the Multi-Displacement System (MDS) and GM has the Active Fuel Management System (AFM). These systems allow the engine to turn into a fuel sipping 4-cylinder during light load conditions such as steady speed cruising. Hypertech perfected the engine efficiency in V4 mode for both regular and premium octane. These systems have major benefits in fuel economy, but with a sacrifice in drivability when in V4 mode, and during the transition to V8 mode. The Max Energy allows you to adjust the minimum speed at which the V4 mode activates. Adjusting the minimum speed higher would prevent the V4 mode from activating while the road noise is low and V4 exhaust note is noticeable.
RPM “Rev” Limiter
In today’s vehicles, the onboard computer controls maximum engine rpm. The stock computer is programmed to shut down the engine when it reaches its redline. But if you have modified your vehicle to increase its high-speed performance, more rpm means more power. When you shift gears with the stock rpm limit, the engine falls back to below the peak of its horsepower curve. When you extend the engine’s rpm range with the Max Energy Power Programmer, your engine has more power available after gear changes. By adjusting the maximum rpm to keep the engine in the “sweet spot” of its power curve, you can increase the average horsepower that accelerates the vehicle.
Cooling Fan “On/Off” Temperatures
The Max Energy allows you to adjust the “on/off” temperatures of your vehicle’s electric cooling fans to match a lower temperature thermostat, such as a Hypertech PowerStat. A low-temperature thermostat produces a cooler, denser intake charge, is less likely to detonate under heavy loads and allows the engine to make more power.
Read & Clear Diagnostic Trouble Codes(DTCs)
If you get a “check engine” light or “service needed” message, the Max Energy will allow you to read the code and gives you the ability to clear the code and turn the “check engine” light off. You can then make the necessary repairs to prevent the light from coming back on.
Return To Stock Or Change Option Settings
Hypertech’s Max Energy downloads and saves the stock tuning program, then uploads your customized Power Tuning program. Before taking your vehicle into a dealership for service, always return the vehicle’s computer back to the factory programming. Once you have the vehicle back from the dealership, reinstall the Max Energy Power Programming as before. The Max Energy can only be used on one (1) vehicle at a time, so if you sell your vehicle or want to use it on a friend’s vehicle, simply return your vehicle to the stock tuning program and you may then use the programmer on another vehicle that is covered in the same part number.
The Max Energy Power Programmer comes with a USB cable and a CD containing software to enable quick updates over the internet.
The Max Energy Sport Programmer hand-held tuners from Hypertech® is designed to help your vehicle perform better on the street and on the track. The Max Energy Sport has been calibrated by engineers after analyzing data from their most effective racetrack times and drag strip runs. Simply put, spark timing, throttle response, and fuel delivery have all been optimized for the power and torque you’ll need to go faster. If that’s not enough, you can adjust or remove factory restrictions for engine rpm speed, and total overall vehicle speed. And if you own a V-TEC powered Honda or Acura, you’ll really notice a difference with the Max Energy Sport. The Sport tuner allows adjustment to the rpm speed when the additional camshaft followers engage their more aggressive cam profile. Engine airflow increases, and power and torque will jump to ballistic levels at low rpm ranges. For vehicles originally designed to run on lower octane regular gasoline, a performance enhancing algorithm is created for running on regular octane.
The Max Energy Sport unit comes with a USB cable and CD for initial installation on your computer. After the Sport is prepped by your PC, it hooks up to any vehicle’s OBD II port. Your vehicle’s factory engine control software is read and stored, then the Sport uploads new customized software to your engine control unit. Should you need to leave your car at the dealership, it’s easy to return your ECU to factory programming settings. If new software tunes for your specific vehicle are introduced in the future, they can easily be downloaded from Hypertech’s internet site at any point. This product is 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.