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Can a Performance Chip Damage My Truck’s Transmission?

Truck drivers always search for ways to improve the performance of their vehicles, and that’s why they turn to performance chips. We all know performance chips are game-changers that can make a world of difference to a truck’s torque and horsepower.

Among the many questions that drivers have about performance chips is, “Can a performance chip damage my truck’s transmission?”.

Can a performance chip damage your transmission?

The short answer to this question is a simple no. Although performance chips can increase the machine’s horsepower, they do not damage the engine or transmission in any way. The power added by the chip comes from adjusting the ignition timing and air-to-fuel ratio of your vehicle’s engine. This creates an additional increase in power but is produced harmlessly and without any damage to your car, said experts in the field.

In addition, performance chips are designed with parameters that always keep your car running smoothly and safely. So while you might not want to use them on vehicles with lower mileage, they still won’t cause damage to these cars when used correctly and with careful oversight.

How Performance Chips & Modules Work

Performance chips are an affordable and effective way to get more power out of your engine. Not only do they cause zero harm to your transmission, they often protect it by properly managing the air-to-fuel ratio. If you have a lean running air/fuel ratio, or if your time has gone too far beyond dead center (or positive ignition advance), it can lead to premature combustion. This kind of detonation can damage the engine over time — with a performance chip reducing the chances of detonation, you can drive more confidently, knowing that the problem is under control. In addition, performance chips also provide improved throttle response, increased torque, and power delivery coming from increases in spark and fuel injection timing.

If performance chips are so great, why don’t trucks come with them from the factory?

The simple answer is that when designing a vehicle, automakers must cater to the “average driver.” Consequently, stock calibrations are programmed with safety in mind and set at lower levels, as some people may use poor-quality fuel or not have their vehicles serviced correctly. This could create problems that automakers would rather avoid.

However, if you use higher octane fuel and keep your drive train in tip-top shape – no worn-out oxygen sensors or hoses – then the factory settings are holding you back. You won’t get the maximum performance or efficiency from your engine if you don’t install a performance chip in its onboard computer system. A performance chip unleashes all the horsepower, torque, and efficiency that are right now lost by the factory programming.

Why Choose Ag Diesel Solutions

At Ag Diesel Solutions, we continuously strive to improve our existing hardware and software. We mix the newest in innovation & technology with proven technology to keep each application up to date while ensuring proven performance. Every product that we make is hand built in Newburgh, Indiana, and each component that we use in our products is made in the USA.

With our electronic performance module, you are able to get better fuel economy with up to 10-20% returns. Get more done with up to 30% more horsepower and torque! Our product does not flash or program the factory ECM but rather works with it. Our modules are tested, dyno-proven, and engineered with linear load-based technology that gives you power only when you need it. Find an Ag Diesel Solutions performance module for your truck edition now!