Chiptuning means that the software in the engine control unit is optimised, leading to an improvement of vehicle performance. This is why chiptuning is also often referred to as software tuning. To improve the performance of your vehicle, several parameters such as amount of fuel, injection time and boost pressure are adjusted to each other.
Results of Chiptuning
A chiptuning of your vehicle, or, more precisely, the software tuning of your truck, can lead to a torque increase by up to 20%. Furthermore, up to 20% more hp and a reduction of fuel consumption by up to 5-25% are possible.
Higher Performance, Lower Consumption! How does that work?
From a technical viewpoint, a reduction of fuel consumption is very often one of the side effects of chiptuning. Fuel consumption is automatically lowered due to a shift of torque and the subsequent driving at low engine speed. Of course only if you stick to your normal driving style. After chiptuning, your vehicle has the same power at a lower torque as compared to before with a higher torque.
Results of Chiptuning at a Glance
- Performance improvement between 5% and 20%
- Torque increase between 5% and 20%
- Reduction of fuel consumption after chiptuning
Exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) is a nitrogen oxide emissions reduction technique used in petrol/gasoline and diesel engines. Very often this EGR will go faulty, which causes rough or misfired idling, detonation, stalling and hard starting. All these symptoms could be very harmfull to your truck. We can disable this option for you as part of our tuning capabilties, or as a standalone option.
Adblue is a solution that is used with the Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system on some diesel vehicles to reduce emissions. This is very costly and can be disabled with a file loaded to the ECU. We can disable this option for you as part of our tuning capabilties, or as a standalone option.
A Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) is designed to remove soot from the exhaust of a diesel engine. These filters are blocked very easily and quickly and will cause your engine to run at higher temperatures than needed, causing your diesel truck to loose power. We can disable this option for you as part of our tuning capabilties, or as a standalone option.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why do the vehicle manufacturers not carry out the chiptuning themselves?
The manufacturer develops a vehicle for the international market. In doing so, they have to consider various framework conditions such as national emission standards, regional differences in temperature, different types of fuel or specific categories of insurances in different countries. This means that an ex-works vehicle needs to be equipped for a wide range of different influencing factors. The adjustment of the above-mentioned parameters to one single target market can therefore be carried out only by chiptuning.
Does Chiptuning Shorten Engine Life?
This depends on the degree of the chiptuning modifications. If no limit values are exceeded during the software tuning and you have a “normal” style of driving, no increased wear is to be expected. If the requested modifications deviate from normal standards and/or your driving style does not comply to “normal” standards, the same signs of wear as the engine would be exposed to without chiptuning are to be expected.
Is Chiptuning Possible for my Truck?