Simple installation
Sophisticated functionality

Easy to use plug & drive system

Simple installation
Sophisticated functionality

Easy to use plug & drive system

THE RACECHIP AND HOW IT WORKS

No special tools - No technical know-how, its simply plug and play

Performance improvements are achieved by optimizing the engine’s electronic control signals. The auxiliary control device (a kind of mini-computer) 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.

RaceChip Installation Guides

Complex technology. Simple installation.

The RaceChip Plug & Drive system: you can install all of our car tuning software modules easily and without specialist knowledge or tools. You only need 10-15 minutes. See for yourself the installation steps for an exemplary car model.

Upon purchase you’ll receive car model-specific installation instructions with each RaceChip, and there are installation videos for many car models in our database.

Diesel Petrol

RaceChip GTS Black

RaceChip GTS Black with App

RaceChip GTS

RaceChip GTS with App

RaceChip RS

RaceChip RS with app

RaceChip S

RaceChip XLR

RaceChip XLR with App

Please Note: Installation Guides are not vehicle Specific

 

TIP- Whether chip tuning or accelerator tuning, our products can be reset at any time to return your vehicle to series configuration.

Taking your car for a service? No Problem!

Our products can be reset at any time to return your vehicle to series configuration

4 Quick Steps to reset your vehicle to stock

As soon as you’ve completely uninstalled the RaceChip product and all plug connections are connected in the original condition, then the vehicle is in series condition

Installation for the XLR

Simple and easy to understand – installed in a few steps

  1. Unplug the wire from the throttle at the connector.
  2. Connect the Brainbox to the connector/adaptor.
  3. Mount the Brainbox on a smooth surface in the footwell.
  4. To control XLR: connect the Controller with the Brainbox, or set up the RaceChip app.
  5. Done! Now – go drive and enjoy!

OEM like performance improvement

Software optimization as the key

Volkswagen

Nowadays, car manufacturers build just a few base engines and differentiate the power output via the electronic control unit: the same hardware, but with different software.We at RaceChip are absolute experts in car tuning software. The data from the ECU is read by our tuning software and individually optimized.

This way, you can enjoy a performance upgrade of up to 30%.We use only the available power reserves and stay within tolerances, which are important to maintain your engine’s long-term endurance. Existing engine protection systems remain fully intact.Simple. Tested. Safe. RaceChip.

Optimization isn’t just plain old optimization

Box and OBD turning in comparison

In general, two approaches to electronic performance 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 referred to as performance chips, tuning chips, tuning boxes, piggybacks, power chips or power boxes.

Box and OBD turning in comparison

Performance improvements are achieved by optimizing the electronic signals. This is done via the OBD2 port (also used to read the engine’s error memory) or by breaking into the ECU and adjusting or overwriting the manufacturer’s software itself, usually referred to as remapping or ECU flashing. In other words, it actively intrudes into the manufacturer’s configuration. This remapping technology can be used in all engines with electronic engine controls.

Manufacturer's hardware and software are actively and usually permanently changed.

Manufacturer’s software is changed or completely overwritten thereby often deactivating the protection systems.

Depending on the vendor with or without engine warranty.

Painstaking installation by a fitter without any performance improvement benefits.

Reversion can be done with considerable effort and costs. The change will always remain detectable.

Optimization with auxiliary control device

Performance improvements are achieved by optimizing the engine’s electronic control signals. The auxiliary control device (a kind of mini-computer) 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.

Does not change manufacturer's hardware or software.

All engine protection systems remain intact. Performance is optimized only within the power reserves.

Up to two years RaceChip engine warranty.

Simple DIY installation without any special tools in just 10-15 minutes.

Car can be reverted back to series condition.

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