customers should expect a reduction in fuel
consumption in the range of 5% to 8% on average.
Furthermore, the calibrations are designed to meet even
the most stringent emissions test requirements, often
resulting in a cleaner emissions test than the factory
calibrations. By reducing the speed and rev limiters and
adjusting specific shifting parameters, vehicle abuse can be
minimized so that mean time between failures (MTBF) can be
reduced and vehicle service life can be increased.
Reducing the speed limiter may also provide a significant
insurance savings, although this is entirely dependent on
the insurance company.
programming is designed to be a non-intrusive, easily
reversible means of increasing the performance of Ford
vehicles. This is accomplished by either installing a
module directly onto the service port (J3) of the Ford
EEC-IV® or EEC-V® PCM, or by using a reflashing device.
Either process will override the factory tuning. Our
calibrations are designed to increase performance,
maximize efficiency, and improve fuel economy.
OEM engineers weigh several factors when designing a
calibration for any given vehicle, including things like
temperature extremes, altitude extremes, driving
conditions and fuel quality. To cover a broad range of
driving applications and conditions, the engineers will
use a “Lowest Common Denominator” method of tuning. This
means they will account for the worst driving conditions
and fuel quality possible while attempting to maintain
reasonable performance and economy. Unfortunately, this
type of conservative tuning leaves room for a great deal
Power Hungry Performance calibrations are written to
increase performance, maximize efficiency, and improve
fuel economy and are based on specific fleet requirements
such as how and where vehicles will be used. Our
calibrations provide fleet owners with the best possible
combination of performance and economy without adversely
affecting the integrity or service life of the vehicle.
Such performance tuning also improves vehicle emissions
and is EPA legal in all 50 states.
With automatic transmission functions becoming more
dependent on computer controls, many benefits can be
achieved by tuning the transmission related functions.
Improvements in shift programming increase performance by
utilizing more of the engine’s operating RPM range or
“power band”; reducing slip time between shifts has
several benefits including reduced clutch plate wear and
minimized fluid breakdown due to heat. This translates
into longer service life, fewer repairs, and less