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Thread: hypertech vs. superchips
04-14-2008, 11:36 PM #1
hypertech vs. superchips
I was just curious as to what your opinions are on the two tuning products and what experiences you may have with them. The reason to my interest in these is because I would rather not spend that much on actual "tuning software" nor have to buy a laptop. I could also purchase a reprogrammed pcm but that is a pain to deal with because I did that with my grand prix for years. The only Superchips programmer that MIGHT work is limited to '06 model year...not an '07 specific(not available). Plus it's more expensive than Hypertech. The new Hypertech model can tune over 100 gm vehicles in a wide range of years...much more flexible. I can get them both at-cost from a friend at an autoparts store, with the Hypertech about 40-50bucks cheaper. I would definitely lean toward ht. I know may not be worth it b/c it's only a 4.3 but it's all I have to work with...plus it's just fun to mod.
- '07 Silverado Classic - 4.3, 5spd, reg. cab, short bed, 2wd, silver....Magnaflow, K&N 63series kit, Hypertech Max Energy, CFM Tech tb, 180* tstat, McGaughys 2/4 drop, 275/55-17 tires(stock painted rims), billet grill, Pioneer cd, Sony Xplod speakers/sub, 1000w Crunch amp. Jba headers and Wynjammer s/c coming soon!
- '98 Grand Prix GTP - modded - *SOLD*
04-14-2008, 11:41 PM #2
I don't have any experiance with the Superchip but I recently added a Hypertech Max Energy Programmer to my arsenal. Programmed my 99 s-jimmy with the 4.3 and noticed a good difference, was getting between 2-3mpg better( I am running premium fuel also now). I then put it in my 01 Yukon with a 5.3l and was amazed at the bottom end power increase, it blew me away. In my opinion the Hypertech is WELL worth the money.Ken Beida
2010 GMC Sierra Crew Cab 4X4, 5.3L
2009 GMC Sierra Denali, 6.2L = 403hp, AWD, Full load
04-14-2008, 11:53 PM #3
Thanks a lot. The Max Energy from Hypertech is what I was talking about and leaning towards. If you could tell a difference in your 4.3 then so could I. It sounds like it's worth the money.
04-15-2008, 12:02 AM #4
With the newer vehicles the programmer lets you make more changes than the older models as well, lots of choices for transmission shift points, firmness, timing, etc.
04-15-2008, 02:16 PM #5
I've had both on my YD, and the Flashpaq was way better overall. It had a better handheld, easier to use, backlit display, faster, etc. Oh, and it had way more HP/TQ than the HT did.
Ultimately got rid of it due to a 1-2 shift lag issue they couldn't fix. And the HT was just too mild for my money. So I went the custom tune route and haven't looked back.
2009 GMC Sierra Denali AWD
04-15-2008, 05:16 PM #6
i have the hypetech, love it
2006 gmc sierra, 4.8l, gibson headers, flowmasters exhaust, hypertech power programmer,4.10 gears, 3 inch rough country suspension lift w/ 285/70/17 cooper disoverer stt's, tinted windows, westin grill gaurd, herculiner bedliner, black fender flares, HID headlights,black painted front bumper
04-16-2008, 11:19 PM #7
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what is a good company that sells a software program that will let you do a custom n/a tune, or at least a tuner that can be modified for further performance by specifying further upgrades. (ex. different tunes for exhaust systems, camshafts, headers, ect)
04-17-2008, 02:25 PM #8
If you want to do it yourself, HPTuners and EFI Live are popular options. But there is a whole lot to learn before you start tuning away.
04-20-2008, 10:47 PM #9
Finally tuned the truck today...pull above 2500rpm is much better now. That's normally where it started making power anyway. So far it's a good tuner...definite difference.
When I first hooked it up it found two engine codes. I looked them up in my Haynes manual and it said it's running lean on banks one and two. I can only assume that's because of my K&N intake and Magnaflow allowing it to flow more air. The engine lilght never came on though. I cleared the codes and proceeded to tune. Runs fine.
04-22-2008, 07:04 AM #10
Congrats, glad you like it.
2007 GMC Sierra CrewCab 4.8L
Tinted Windows, 20" Chrome MB Predators on 275/55/20 Copper AT's, GM Bed Rug, Speed Scene Chrome Grille, Putco Chrome Handles, Hypertech Max Energy Programmer, Magnaflow Muffler and many more mods to come.
Former GM Vehicles:
96 Chevy Camaro. My first car modded for a High School kid.
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