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Montage of power programmers

Here’s a bummer: your car isn’t putting out its best performance when rolling off the assembly line.  The main reason behind these limitations is due to the car manufacturers need to comply with different standards: EPA, gas mileage and safety.   Also, different marketing techniques designed to push buyers towards more expensive models may also cause limitations to be added to an engine.

Fortunately, there is a quick and effective way to enjoy all that extra power your engine can produce without having to change any internals.  Since today’s vehicles are computer-based, the ECU (Electronic Control Unit) controls most of the performance processes and settings of the car.  By using a power programmer, you can modify the parameters of the ECU to provide better values and thus increase overall performance.

How they Work

By installing a power programmer, also known as performance tuners, you are basically tweaking your car’s computer by providing new settings which have been [...]

ATS authorized online retailer

When it comes to purchasing the right parts for your automobile, getting them from an authorized dealer is a crucial part of the process. There are several reasons why performance tuners, mechanics and those who just like to modify their personal car or truck should look to where their parts come from and not just the price.

Superchips Auth Retailer LogoA common situation is when a buyer searching for parts comes across a seller that has what they need with seemingly the same brand name, product and a price that is significantly lower. Naturally, the parts turn out to be of far lower quality and the brand name not quite what the buyer thought it would be. All too often buyers get lured in by a price that is seemingly too good to be true and [...]

ATS evolving

By Todd Schafer  April 20th, 2014

Some of you may have noticed that our shopping portion of the site is down.  I won’t mince words, times have been tough for us since Google changed some of their practices.  Traffic to the site is down and sales have suffered due to this.  We are a mom and pop run business and don’t have the deep pockets that some of our competitors have.  We live and die by word of mouth and organic traffic.  There are just too many competitors selling the same products over many different platforms, websites, eBay, Amazon, ect… for us to make a profit.  Instead of throwing in the towel and shutting down the site, we have evaluated our position and decided that some changes would be necessary for us to remain a reliable source in the tuner industry.  After careful consideration, we have made the decision to go back to our roots [...]

2013 Honda Civic EX

By Todd Schafer on January 31, 2014

When tuning a vehicle, it’s easy to get caught up in an add-on craze and start putting everything on your car in an effort to optimize it.  Unfortunately, many new tuners out there make the mistake of adding too much or installing add-ons that don’t really do anything for their car.  In this article we’re going to take a look at five Honda parts you don’t need to make your Honda tuner perform better.

These are all parts to avoid regardless of your vehicle’s make or model, but since Honda is often the beginner tuner’s make of choice, I’m going to talk directly to the Honda owners for the purpose of this article.

Without further ado, here’s the list of Honda parts you don’t need:

1. Coffee-Can MufflersHonda with big exhaust

Jimmie Johnson

By Todd Schafer on January 21, 2014

Jimmie Kenneth Johnson, the winner of this year’s Nascar Sprint Cup, has been racing for practically his entire life. He started off racing motorcycles when he was only four years old and continued to follow his passion for motorsports even after graduating high school, when he started racing in off-road series. He won rookie of the year awards in the Mickey Thompson Entertainment Group, SCORE International and Short-course Off-road Drivers Association series before moving on to stock car racing in 1998.

He started racing in NASCAR thirteen years ago, in 2000, when it was still called the NASCAR Busch Series. Two years after making it to the big show he started racing for Hendrick Motorsports in 2002 in the Sprint Cup Series. Jimmie finished fifth in the points his first year, second his second year, second his third year, and fifth his fourth year before finally obtaining his [...]

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