All You Need To Know About Chip And Performance Tuning

Being a novice, you might not be aware of the maintenance tips for your vehicle. Performance upgrades, maintenance and proper tuning of a supercar will ensure that your vehicle operates at peak capacity for many years to come. The performance of your vehicle matters especially when it comes to fuel efficiency, handling and safety, in addition to keeping you safe along with the other drivers and pedestrians safe.

Range rover tuning system

If you want to maintain your car performance at its peak, it is your responsibility to make sure it gets the proper tuning as and when needed. When it comes to getting more out of your engine, choose out of these two options i.e. chip tuning and performance tuning because each of them owns their benefits and costs.

But before you head towards a garage to get your Range Rover’s performance tuning, let us know about the key difference between performance and chip tuning.

What is performance tuning?

Performance tuning mostly concentrates on the physical parts of the engine. The majority of these hardware modifications and improvements concentrate on the powertrain like cylinders, exhaust, transmission or more. This type of tuning always focuses on getting more power out of the engine. The performance tuning could be carried out in the garages, but make sure you know very well what the workmen are actually doing. The actions like boring out the pistons, installing a custom exhaust system etc. are very complicated procedures and are to be done to very narrow margins. Being an owner of a classy supercar you should focus on getting the performance tuning by a professional expert.

Jaguar speed limiter removal

What is chip tuning?

Chip tuning was originally meant for the chips in the Engine Control Unit (ECU) that were removed and replaced with the chips that had different software. The introduction of the diagnostic ports to car computer systems opened the door for engine remapping or rewriting the software without even replacing the chip. When a lot of people refer to chip tuning today, they actually mean remapping. Thus, to get the best possible results, get your range rover chip tuning done by a professional. After installing a high-quality chip, the professionals will put your car on the rolling road to check if the software is working accordingly.

Range Rover TDV8 Tuning and ecu remapping

Combination of the tunings

To get the most performance possible out of your car’s engine, you probably have to combine both performance tuning and chip tuning. Out of which performance tuning will allow you to switch out parts and tweak engine’s parameters. Once you got all the physical parts fine-tuned, chip-tuning will then allow you to make sure that the software is lined up to get the best possible response out of your upgraded engine.

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Rolling Road Tuning: Assessing The Success Of Chip Tuning

Now the day’s trend of chip tuning has gained huge popularity among the car enthusiasts who are not satisfied with the existing performance of their car in form power and torque generation efficiency, fuel efficiency, working of exhaust system, etc. In simple words it can be said that chip tuning is the process that is helpful in enhancing the functionality of your car according to your requirements.

It would be interested to know that due to excessive use of computer technology in every field of life, the cars manufactured today are not exception to it. The Days have gone back when the setting of different components installed in the car was done manually, today everything is computerized and therefore settings of all components in vehicles is determined with the help of a chip. The chip contains an erasable programmable read only memory (EPROM) stored in the engine control unit of the car, and which stays stored in its memory even if the power of the car is switched off.

Rolling Roiad Tuning

This memory can be erased and new settings can be determined in the EPROM according to the expectations of the car owner. The memory stored in EPROM is erased by bringing it into contact with the ultraviolet radiation, which is a type of an electromagnetic light. The chip is mainly developed from silicon ultraviolet light that is used for deleting the existing memory of the chip.

What is rolling road tuning? From the above description it is clear that chip tuning is the process of improvising the performance of the car by erasing the existing settings stored in read only memory with the new one. But now the question arises that what is the process which could help in assessing that are these newly determined settings according to your requirements or not until unless the car is driven on the road or not?

Interestingly, this is done with the rolling road tuning, which simply may be defined as the process of generating real road conditions inside the premises and assessing the performance of the vehicle by driving it at different speeds.

While conducting the test apart from generating natural road conditions the vehicle is also equipped with substantial weight, which is equivalent to the luggage carried by adult passengers moving in the vehicle. The results achieved by rolling road test are assessed to understand the final setting of chip.