Easy DIY installation within 10 min. No mechanical knowledge or special tools are required. RaceChip works right out of the box.
The process of remapping is very time consuming and may damage the ECU, if done wrong.
In general two approaches to electronic performanve tuning can be distinguished.(1)Performance tuning by directly accessing and reprogramming the engine control unit (ECU), also called on-board diagnostics(OBD) tuning and (2) Optimization with auxiliary control devices also refered to as performance tuning, piggybacking and power boxes.
Performance improvements are achieved by optimizing the electronic signals. This is done via the OBD2 port or by breaking into the ECU and adjusting and/or overwriting the manufacturer's software itself, usually refered to as remapping or ECU flashing. This remapping technology can be used in all engines with electronic engine controls.
Performance improvements are achieved by optimizing the engine's electronic control signals. The auxiliary control device is placed between the engine controls and sensors, which enables performance upgrades of up to 30% using RaceChip's tuning software. This engine tuning technology can be used in all modern diesel and turbo charged petrol engines.
There are two approaches in electronic performance upgrade; the first uses the car’s onboard diagnostics system (OBD tuning), the second uses an additional electronic device. OBD tuning works by directly altering the engine mapping and electronics.
Additional devices like RaceChip’s products improve performance by optimizing the electronic signals used to run the engine. RaceChip’s approach has several advantages over conventional re-mapping and is a better choice for many drivers.
Today’s engines are controlled electronically using software. RaceChip’s plug-in devices access this software via specially developed mini-computers which are as advanced and sophisticated as state-of-the-art OEM systems fitted by leading manufacturers.
This is the only way that RaceChip’s optimization software can register, optimize and relay the sheer number of parameters
involved and maintain the high product quality we are committed to.
Our customers are often amazed by how user-friendly our high-tech products are, though. The technology is sophisticated but the installation is quick and easy. And the driving experience? It’s fantastic.
With RaceChip you don't have to choose between better performance or better fuel economy. RaceChip lets you have both. With appropriate driving habits, you can improve fuel economy by up to 20% when using RaceChip. Besides increasing the efficiency of the fuel injection RaceChip.
increases the available torque, which allows for earlier gear changes and overall less shifting. This lowers your car's fuel consumption. In contrast to remaps, tuning boxes are not able to fake the l/100km number displayed in the car.
As innovation leader in the field of chip tuning, RaceChip has developed a Smartphone app that enables you to communicate via Bluetooth with your performance chip. You can switch between three performance levels, which are specifically customised for your engine: Efficiency, Sport and Race. The integrated warm-up timer allows you to set a warm-up phase for your engine before releasing the performance upgrade. This protects the engine even in the coldest winter nights.
The tuning software is shipped pre-programmed with settings that are specifically designed for your car. However, if you wish to make fine-tuning adjustments to these settings (e.g. because the power of standard factory models can variate +/- 10%), we’re able to adjust the settings for you - simply providing them as a download file.
In order to make use of this amazing extra feature please add the Smartphone Connect feature for just R 495 to your RaceChip Ultimate in the checkout process.
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Representative example using the performance data of a BMW 730d measured on the test bench.