2010-2011 Chevrolet Camaro Performance Computer Programmer Tuner Hypertech 32501

2010-2011 Chevrolet Camaro Performance Computer Programmer Tuner Hypertech 32501


JD: On this episode of Hypertech TV, we’re
talking about Chevy’s new 2010 and 2011 3.6L V6 Camaro. I’m JD, your performance host. There was a rumor there simply was no more
power to be had in this high revving 3.6L direct-injected V6 engine. Right out of the
box, the stock Camaro does have a great throttle response and pulls hard all the way to 7,000
RPM. Now, that’s impressive, but a challenge for our team. When our automatic, equipped Camaro hit the
Dyno, Hypertech engineers found the spark and fuel curbs were optimized for maximum
performance at wide-open throttle. They had to look deeper into the entire calibration
files to find the keys to more performance and power. It took over a month, 900 full-throttle
Dyno pulls until they managed to uncover more power over the stock 274 horsepower power
plant. With the engine rated from the factory at
312 bHP, which is brake horsepower, that’s what the engine sees on the engine Dyno. At
the wheels, that equates to only a 12% loss. Now that shows you just how efficient these
cars really are at putting horsepower to the ground. Now looking at our Dyno graph, you
can see what our engineers did during those 900 Dyno pulls. A Hypertech tune with premium
fuel tagged on an additional 5 horsepower, which put the peak at 279 horsepower to the
wheels. Above 5,000 RPM, the horsepower gained an
average of +4 horsepower. Now look at the torque gain, 10 foot-pounds below 4,000 RPM
and a peak of +13 foot-pounds a torque at 3,750 RPM. These power gains are wide-open
throttle carried on over into the power throttle area, which is a great benefit because unfortunately,
we spend more time daily driving than we do at the track. The added torque during normal driving gives
an even better throttle response and the engine runs more efficiently. Accelerating at normal
speeds takes just a bit less throttle. Less throttle can lead to improved fuel economy.
That’s important and often tips to buying decision from a V8 to a V6. With the price
of fuel continuously on the rise, improving fuel economy is a concern for us with any
engine we tune. A lot of people opt for regular fuel. As you
can see from the Dyno graph, we made good improvements over stock using regular fuel.
So if you opt for regular fuel, you’ll still benefit with Hypertech tuning. Tuning on this Camaro stock form wasn’t going
to be enough for this hot rod V6. Just as we did with the Camaro V8, we contacted several
aftermarket companies and ordered some of the most popular mods that enthusiasts like
to bolt on, like cold-air intakes and cat back exhaust systems to develop tuning and
optimize the performance with these parts installed as well. Some of the cold-air intake kits cause minor
changes to the mass airflow center, but others cause major changes to the sensor reading.
Regardless, any change in the math readings requires our specific tuning changes to the
calibration. The Max Energy power programmer provides options for these aftermarket systems. Testing of the cat back systems was done to
ensure that a dramatic change to the exhaust flow would not cause changes to the engine
efficiency that would not be detectable by the engine’s controller. Bottom line results
is that Hypertech tuning is the perfect compliment for added performance. Both regular and premium
fuel tunes were tested thoroughly to ensure they were optimized. When you use Hypertech’s
thoroughly tested and developed tuning with typical bolt-on aftermarket components, it’s
not necessary to pay for an expensive custom tune, unless you’re adding significant power
adders, such as the super charger, turbo, or a nitro system. Now, the Max Energy power programmer for the
new 2010 and 2011 V6 Camaro is loaded with features. On set today, we have John Lambert,
Hypertech’s tuning manager to talk about some of them. John, welcome! John: Hey thanks, JD. JD: Do you mind taking a few minutes and going
in depth about each feature that is available with the Max Energy power programmer for the
V6 Camaro? John: Sure. Yeah, no problem. Actually, the
rev limiter is a good one. It pairs over the aftermarket parts, like cold-air intake and
exhaust. When you put those parts on your car, it really helps the engine breathe better
up top, near red line. If you want to go in and slide the rays to rev limiter, you can
do that with a Max Energy. That let’s you take advantage of that extra power you’re
making up top with those aftermarket parts. JD: What is the benefit of raising the rev
limiter? John: Because those aftermarket parts eliminate
some of the restriction that the factory pieces have, it really let’s you make more power
up near rev limiter. By raising the rev limiter, you can take advantage of that additional
power. It makes your car faster when you get on it. JD: We know that hot temperatures in the summer
can cause a reduction in power, especially if you’re drag racing at an SECA event, road
racing, or even the occasion sprint from red light to red light. That’s because the factory
cooling settings are set fairly high, correct? John: Yeah, that’s right. When you get into
settings where you’re at a race or something like that, where your vehicle is running pretty
low speeds most of the time, you get a lot of heat soak under the hood. That can really
hurt your performance. With the Max Energy, you can go in and adjust those fan on/off
temperatures and really cool the engine down. It keeps under-hood temps down, so your intake
air temps are cool too. That’s a big deal when you’re out in those kind of settings
where you’re sitting around a lot. JD: What about higher speeds? John: Actually at higher speeds, the fans
don’t provide most of the cooling. Once you get going pretty fast, the outside air is
going to blow across way more than what the fans can provide. Another benefit though is
if you put a cooler thermostat in, you want to lower your fan temps and take full benefit
of what you’ve done to your car. JD: I know another feature that is available
to Max Energy is the ability to adjust the idle RPM. What is the benefit in that? John: You can use that in several different
ways. For some people that maybe sit in traffic a lot or maybe you have to idle your car for
a long time, you could actually benefit by lowering the idle. That way, you’re not using
as much gas when you’re in those conditions. If you want to raise the idle, that may be
something that’s pretty beneficial for somebody that has a manual transmission car. It helps
you take off from a stop a lot easier, or even cars that have big stereos or something
like that. By raising that idle, that actually helps the alternator system charge the battery
better. It’s actually a pretty dynamic little feature there that lets you tailor your car
to your needs even better. JD: I know at this point, we focus primarily
on engine efficiency, but I know another area that we improved upon is the automatic transmission.
We offer you the ability to adjust wide-open throttle shift points for each gear, correct? John: Yeah, you can, JD. The six-speed automatic
in this V6 Camaro is pretty efficient, but to take advantage of the bolt-ons, we provide
a feature to complement how you customize your car. We spend as much time tuning the
transmission as we did tuning the engine. The stock torque management configuration
will actually reduce the engine power output quite a bit during shifting. The result is
a smooth shift for a better driving experience, but it sacrifices some performance when you
do that. With the Max Energy, you can adjust the shift firmness to get a quicker acceleration
by making firmer wide-open throttle shifts. This feature allows you to adjust the firmness
from 25% to 100% in 25% increments. JD: Now where do you recommend starting at? John: We recommend you start at the lower
setting and work your way up to the firmness that feels best. We found that about 50% is
about the best option for a daily driver. At the track, you may want a very firm shift,
so to remove most of the torque management power reduction and kick it up to 100% for
strip-only events. JD: Also, if you’ve changed your tire size
or rear gear ratio, the Max Energy allows you to input your new tire size or rear gear
ratio, so that your speedometer or odometer will read correctly. John: Yeah, that’s right. When the rear end
gear ratio is changed, the gear changes the shift points along with the speedometer and
odometer readings. So, it requires a re-calibration to function properly. Max Energy gear option
allows you to simply choose the gear ratio installed, and it’ll automatically adjust
all the appropriate parameters at the end of the tune. JD: As always, all Hypertech power programmers
read in clear DTCs and are all internet updateable. John: You know, JD, Chevrolet did a great
job combining classic multi-car lines with new age design and technology, and Hypertech’s
Max Energy is the perfect complement for added performance. JD: John, I appreciate your time. Thank you. John: My pleasure, JD. JD: Check out our website for more info, Dyno
charts, and where to buy. Hypertech has been in the tuning business for over 25 years to
ensure our products provide value, improved performance, and a little fun into the driving
experience. The people who know, trust Hypertech!

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