Max Energy™...The Best Handheld Performance Tuner On The Market!
Max Energy Tuning extracts every bit of energy possible out of every molecule
of fuel giving you more miles at part-throttle and more power at wide-open
throttle. In order to increase engine efficiency, horsepower and torque,
our engineers first optimize the spark and fuel curves point by point over
the entire rpm band. With the additional power and optimized transmission functions, drivers use less
fuel to accelerate and maintain cruising speeds without the torque converter
un-locking and transmission down-shifting to a lower gear. The results are
maximum power and fuel mileage.
Max Energy™ Power Programmer Features
Note: Adjustable features depend on year, make and model of vehicle. For a particular vehicle's features please use the "Search by Vehicle" at the top of this page.
Hypertech Power Tuning
Higher compression ratio engines and engines with superchargers or turbo
chargers were designed to use only premium octane, so only one (1) Power
Tuning program for premium octane is provided. But, if your car or truck
came from the factory capable of using more economical regular octane,
then two (2) optimized tuning programs are provided: one for premium, and
the other for regular. In most cases, Hypertech’s exclusive Power Tuning
for regular octane provides excellent power gains, almost as much power as
premium octane. If you are using premium octane, and you want all-out,
maximum power, then select premium octane Power Tuning.
E-85/Flex Fuel Vehicles
We recommend premium octane tuning for vehicles using E-85 fuel. The improved
engine tuning will increase the part-throttle efficiency and wide-open
throttle performance compared to the factory tuning.
Three (3) stages of Power Tuning are available. Even the highest power level,
Stage 3, maintains safe EGTs while towing the maximum weight specified by
the vehicle's manufacturer. No other tuner offers this level of power for towing.
Hypertech’s low EGTs, proper transmission shifting and superior tuning that
doesn’t require de-fueling, giving the Max Energy Power Programmer the
If you’ve installed tires that are larger or smaller than original
equipment tires, or if you have installed a ring and pinion gear set
with a different rear gear ratio, the Max Energy allows you to re-program
for correct speedometer and odometer readings, as well as correct
part-throttle shifting. The vehicle’s computer calculates your vehicle’s
speed based on the diameter of the stock tires. If you’ve installed taller
or shorter tires, or changed the rear gear ratio, the vehicle’s computer
doesn’t know how fast your vehicle is going. As a result, the automatic
transmission may not shift correctly and the speedometer readings
will not be accurate (as required by law).
Automobile manufacturers limit a vehicle’s top-speed to match the speed
rating of the factory-installed tires. If you have installed tires that
have a different speed rating, the Max Energy allows you to raise or
lower the vehicle’s top-speed limiter to match the speed rating of the newly
installed tires. A tire’s speed rating for maximum safe speed under perfect
conditions is marked on its sidewall. Always obey all traffic laws when
driving and only use this feature for off-highway competition in sanctioned
Automatic Transmission Adjustments
Increase shift firmness to maximize performance or when towing, to reduce clutch
slippage and transmission oil temperatures. That means longer transmission life.
However, this feature must not be used If you have installed an aftermarket shift
The Max Energy allows you to raise or lower the shift points in 100 RPM increments
for maximum performance, quicker acceleration, and better 1/4-mile times. With the Max
Energy Power Programmer, you have the ability to customize the shift points for every
gear. Optimizing each shift point can definitely improve performance.
Active Fuel Management
The Active Fuel Management (AFM) is GM's system for disabling multiple cylinders
while driving at light loads. Although this system is very advanced, there is some
minor sacrifice in the driveability when the AFM is active, or during the transition
to 4-cylinder and 8-cylinder modes.
Because of this, you may desire the ability to disable the AFM system altogether.
Hypertech has included the ability to disable this system as an option in the Max Energy
Power Programmer. Rather than simply disabling the AFM system though, Hypertech developed
optimized engine tuning in both V4 and V8 modes to improve the driveability of the vehicle.
The improvements in power and efficiency can be felt during normal driving and when the
pedal goes a bit further to tap into that incredible 8-cylinder power. These improvements
could be just what you are looking for as an alternative.
0-60 Throttle Restriction
The "selectable throttle restriction" tunes the engine control systems for better
low speed performance without sacrificing driveability, but it does not disable the
torque management completely. There are many different torque management systems
active at any given time while driving. During our tuning development we altered most
of these systems in different combinations to assess the impact on performance, and
driveability. We took the best combination of those changes and combined them with
further tuning to improve the overall performance and driveability under all driving
conditions. The overall affect was so dramatic we felt that all customers would
benefit more if the changes were user selectable rather than "forced."
RPM “Rev” Limiter
In today’s vehicles, the onboard computer controls maximum engine rpm.
The stock computer is programmed to shut down the engine when it reaches
its redline. But if you have modified your vehicle to increase its high-speed
performance, more rpm means more power. When you shift gears with the stock
rpm limit, the engine falls back to below the peak of its horsepower curve.
When you extend the engine’s rpm range with the Max Energy Power Programmer,
your engine has more power available after gear changes. By adjusting the
maximum rpm to keep the engine in the “sweet spot” of its power curve, you
can increase the average horsepower that accelerates the vehicle.
Cooling Fan “On/Off” Temperatures
The Max Energy allows you to adjust the “on/off” temperatures of your vehicle’s
electric cooling fans to match a lower temperature thermostat, such as a
Hypertech PowerStat. A low-temperature thermostat produces a cooler, denser
intake charge, is less likely to detonate under heavy loads and allows the
engine to make more power.
Read & Clear Diagnostic Trouble Codes(DTCs)
If you get a “check engine” light or “service needed” message, the Max Energy
will allow you to read the code and gives you the ability to clear the code
and turn the “check engine” light off. You can then make the necessary repairs
to prevent the light from coming back on.
Return To Stock Or Change Option Settings
Hypertech’s Max Energy downloads and saves the stock tuning program,
then uploads your customized Power Tuning program. Before taking
your vehicle into a dealership for service, always return the vehicle’s
computer back to the factory programming. Once you have the vehicle back
from the dealership, reinstall the Max Energy Power Programming as before.
The Max Energy can only be used on one (1) vehicle at a time, so if you sell
your vehicle or want to use it on a friend’s vehicle, simply return your
vehicle to the stock tuning program and you may then use the programmer on
another vehicle that is covered in the same part number.
The Max Energy Power Programmer comes with a USB cable and a CD containing
software to enable quick updates over the internet. If your vehicle has a
new calibration not available when your Max Energy Power Programmer was
manufactured, it is possible that you will see a “Cal not found” message
on the Max Energy screen. If this occurs, you can simply update your Max
Energy with the correct new calibration via the internet. Simply connect the
Max Energy (using the provided USB cord) to your computer and go to
www.hypertech.com. Then click on the Support button to get update downloads.
You can also get the update downloads using the CD which also contains
an installation video and a printable version of the instruction manual.