Increasing horsepower and torque is as simple as pushing
a button with Hypertech Power Programmer III Tuner ! Simply
plug the Power Programmer into the underdash diagnostic plug,
answer a series of "Yes/No" questions, and the Power
Programmer does the rest. The Power Programmer is much more
than a tuning chip. It is a self-contained automotive tuning
When you connect the Power Programmer to your vehicle, its
"smart" program instantly recognizes your vehicle's
powertrain by reading the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).
The VIN contains specific information on the engine, transmission,
and drivetrain, which the Power Programmer decodes before
it downloads the Power Tuning program that is precisely tailored
to your car or truck.
The Power Programmer lets you choose Hypertech's Power Tuning
program for regular 87 octane or premium 93 octane gasoline.
Both options improve performance without detonation. After
the tuning program is selected, the Programmer automatically
installs the program and allows you to access and reprogram
the vehicle's computer to function properly with aftermarket
components such as non-stock tire sizes and rear-end gear
The Power Programmer is incredibly powerful, but it is also
incredibly easy to use. Reprogramming does not require any
tools or knowledge of cars or even computers. Plus, you can
return to OEM (stock) programming in just minutes.
Hypertech Power Programmer III Features
(depending on year, make and model)
Hypertech Power Programmer III - Power
Power Tuning is defined as experimentally adjusting both
fuel flow and ignition timing relative to the airflow of an
engine, over the entire RPM range and at full throttle, in
order to deliver the most possible horsepower. Hypertech’s
Engineers use computerized chassis dynos to develop optimized
point-by-point, precise spark and air/fuel ratio curves for
your vehicle’s engine and powertrain producing more
horsepower and torque without sacrificing reliability. Hypertech’s
engineers take a responsible approach to performance by matching
increases in engine power to the drivetrain’s capabilities.
In the old days, tuning meant you had to change carburetor
jets and adjust distributor curves. It was tedious, dirty,
and the results weren’t always what you expected. With
the Hypertech Power Programmer, you get predictable results
without getting greasy!
Hypertech Power Programmer III Tuner is a self-contained
automotive computer that automatically installs the powerful
Hypertech Power Tuning program, maximizing performance and
bringing out the best in popular modifications like low-restriction
air cleaners and/or cat-back exhaust systems. And best of
all, you can change your options or restore the stock tuning
whenever you want. For selected vehicles, Hypertech Power
Programmer has “Dual Fuel” Power Tuning for both
regular and premium octane gasoline. Hypertech’s spark
and fuel calibrations for regular gas dramatically improves
performance for everyday driving. When you want maximum power,
you can install premium octane Power Tuning — Hypertech
Power Programmer contains both programs when applicable. The
cost savings with regular vs. premium gas is substantial.
The great news for vehicle owners is that in engines with
relatively low compression, the optimized Power Tuning for
regular gas is almost as good as premium. So you can have
it both ways…the best possible performance on regular
or premium gas.
Hypertech Power Programmer III - Three-Stage
Hypertech now has two new part numbers for the Ford Power
Stroke 7.3L diesel (part #41040 for 2001-2003 and part #41039
for 1999-2000). There are two additional new diesel releases:
Part number #30021 is for the 2001-2004 GM 6.6L Duramax, and
#50009 is for the 1998 1/2-2002 Dodge Cummins. To all of these,
Hypertech has added three stages of power tuning, each designed
to match a range of driving and towing needs. Of these, Stage
Three is the strongest. For Ford Powerstroke 7.3L diesel,
this Hypertech Power Programmer's stage provides an additional
100 horsepower and 164 ft.-lbs. of torque, with plus 90 horsepower
and 150 ft.-lbs. of torque for GM Duramax!
Why does Hypertech Power Programmer
III have two added tuning options?
When operated under heavy loads and for long periods of
time, diesels can build up excessive heat in their engines
and transmissions. When that occurs, the check-engine light
may come on, or flash off and on, as a warning to either back
off on the power level or lighten the load. While you can't
always lighten the load, Hypertech Power Programmer's three-stage
tuning lets you select the maximum power tuning level that
can be safely used under high load conditions.
Why should you use the transmission
shift firmness option which is available in the Hypertech
Hypertech Power Programmer's transmission shift firmness
should be used when non-stock tuning is programmed in the
vehicle. At high boost levels and higher torque, the transmission
needs to have firmer shifts. This helps keep automatic transmission
clutch plates from slipping, especially important when towing
With the new Hypertech Power Programmer and the 3 Stages
of Power Tuning, you'll have more control over driving and
towing conditions than ever before!
Hypertech Power Programmer III - Dual
Hypertech Power Programmer III Tuner is easing the pain
of rising prices at the gas pump. Hypertech has developed
exclusive "Dual Fuel" tuning calibrations that deliver
virtually the same power increases with regular gas as they
do with premium. Hypertech's Power Programmer III is the only
device that offers this powerful Dual Fuel feature.
"The truth is that most trucks make exactly the same
power on tuning optimized for regular as they do with optimized
premium gas", explained Mark Heffington, the founder
and president of Hypertech. "For these vehicles, there
is never a reason to use more expensive premium unleaded gas."
While some competitors claim to have tuning for regular
gas, their calibrations for regular gas typically make no
more power than the stock tuning. In contrast, Hypertech's
optimized power tuning for regular gas produces virtually
the same power gains as the premium gasoline tuning. For example,
Hypertech Power Tuning for a 2003 Hummer H2 with a 6.0-liter
V-8 engine adds 17 horsepower over stock with regular gas
and 22 horsepower with premium gas.
"Hypertech Power Tuning for regular grade fuel is substantially
more powerful than stock tuning with either regular or premium
fuel," Heffington noted. "Simply stated, this means
increased power for less money. It's a win-win situation because
truck and SUV drivers get more power for towing and save an
average of 25 cents per gallon at the pump." Those savings
can add up. If a truck owner buys 50 gallons of gas a week
for a year and saves 25 cents per gallon with regular unleaded,
the annual savings is $650 dollars. At that rate, the Hypertech
Power Programmer quickly pays for itself.
Hypertech builds, tests, certifies and sells on-highway
power-enhancing products that are safe, legal and optimized
for the best possible performance. Unlike reprogramming devices
that are sold for "off-highway" use only, Hypertech's
Power Programmer is street legal in all 50 states, with certification
received or pending from the California Air Resources Board
(CARB). This assures owners of Hypertech products that they
will meet certification requirements when undergoing emissions
tests administered by state or local agencies.
Hypertech Power Programmer III - Engine
The key to faster acceleration from your vehicle is to use
more of your engine’s horsepower. Hypertech’s
advanced Power Programmer III lets you electronically adjust
your engine’s RPM limiter to improve performance and
The onboard computer controls the maximum engine RPM in
today’s vehicles. The stock computer is programmed to
shut down the engine when it reaches the redline. But if you
have modified your vehicle to increase its high-speed performance,
more rpm means more power. That’s why you need Hypertech
Power Programmer III to reprogram the vehicle computer.
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 Hypertech Power
Programmer III, 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.
Adjusting the engine RPM limiter is just one of the functions
of the Hypertech Power Programmer III. You can change your
options or restore the stock programming whenever you want.
At the push of a button you can take your vehicle’s
performance to the limit with the Hypertech Power Programmer
Hypertech Power Programmer III - Cooling
Fan On/Off Temperatures
Hypertech Power Programmer III Tuner permits use of low-temperature
thermostat for cooler, denser intake charge and lower engine
operating temperature. A cooler engine is less likely to detonate
under heavy loads. That means better performance for you and
longer life for your engine.
Hypertech Power Programmer III - Transmission
You already know that the Hypertech Power Programmer III
Tuner maximizes your vehicle’s performance with dyno-developed
and road-tested Power Tuning programs. But did you know that
the same technology lets you adjust your electronically controlled
automatic transmission at the push of a button? With
Hypertech Power Programmer III, you can electronically increase
automatic transmission line pressure for firmer shifts while
reducing clutch slippage and transmission oil temperatures.
That means longer transmission life!
With Hypertech Power Programmer III, you can also adjust
automatic transmission shift points for maximum performance
for quicker acceleration and better 1/4 mile times, as well
as adjust the part-throttle shifting to work properly with
non-stock tire sizes and/or non-stock rear end gear ratios.
Here’s how it works: The vehicle computer calculates
your vehicle’s speed based on the stock tire size and
rear end gear ratio. If you’ve installed taller or shorter
tires, or changed the rear end gear ratio, the vehicle computer
doesn’t know how fast your vehicle is really going.
It may signal the transmission to upshift too soon, or to
hold a gear too long. With Hypertech Power Programmer III,
you have the power to customize the shift points in every
In the past, modifying an automatic transmission was time-consuming,
messy, and the results weren’t always what you expected.
Now you can do all this electronically with Hypertech Power
Programmer III, quickly and without getting dirty, with precise
and predictable results. Just plug the Hypertech Power Programmer
III into your vehicle’s underdash diagnostic port, answer
a few simple “yes/no” questions, and the Power
Programmer III does the rest. And best of all, you can change
your options or restore the stock tuning whenever you want.
Improve your vehicle’s automatic transmission performance
plus a whole lot more, at the push of a button, with the Hypertech
Power Programmer III. It’s like a complete speed shop
that you can hold in your hand!
Hypertech Power Programmer III - Top-Speed
When you feel the need for speed, Hypertech’s advanced
Power Programmer III lets you electronically adjust your vehicle’s
top speed limiter to match the speed rating of factory-approved
high-performance tires. The maximum speed of many modern vehicles
is governed by the onboard computer. The stock computer is
programmed to shut down the engine when the vehicle exceeds
the speed rating of the original equipment tires. But if you
have installed tires with a higher speed rating for off-highway
competition in sanctioned events, your vehicle may be able
to achieve a faster top speed. A tire’s maximum safe
speed under perfect conditions is marked on its sidewall.
The codes for popular high-performance tires are: T = 118 mph,
U = 124 mph, H = 130 mph, V = 149 mph,
Z = 149+ mph.
Hypertech Power Programmer III Tuner gives you the power
to adjust the computer’s top speed limiter to match
these speed ratings (depending on application). Hypertech
urges you to drive responsibly and obey all posted speed limits
when driving on public highways.
Hypertech Power Programmer III - Speedometer/Odometer
If you’ve installed non-stock tire sizes for more
grip on the road, taller tires for more traction on the strip,
or a different rear end gear ratio, you must reprogram your
vehicle computer for correct speedometer and odometer readings,
as well as correct part-throttle shifting. That’s because
the electronic “brains” in late-model vehicles
are programmed to work properly only with the factory-installed
tire size and rear end gear ratio. The Hypertech Power Programmer
III lets you reprogram your vehicles’s computer for
non-stock tire sizes and/or rear gear ratios at the push of
Here's how it works: The vehicle 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 axle ratio, the vehicle computer doesn’t know
how fast your vehicle is really going. As a result, the automatic
transmission may not shift correctly and the speedometer/odometer
readings will not be accurate (as required by law). The Hypertech
Power Programmer III lets you select different tire sizes
and rear gear ratios, then stores that information in your
Hypertech Power Programmer III - Back
The onboard computer is the electronic “brain”
that controls the engine, transmission, and many other systems
in late-model vehicles. When you install Hypertech Power Tuning,
it’s like giving your vehicle a brain transplant.
Hypertech Power Programmer III Tuner is a self-contained
automotive computer that simply plugs into the diagnostic
port of your vehicle. Just answer a few “yes/no”
questions and the Hypertech Power Programmer III automatically
installs our exclusive Power Tuning program, point-by-point
optimized air/fuel ratio and ignition timing for maximum power
throughout the engine’s rpm range. Plus many other features
that improve driveability and performance depending on make,
model and year.
And, you can easily restore the stock tuning because your
original factory program is stored in the Hypertech Power
Programmer III. When you take your vehicle in for service
at a dealership, simply reinstall the stock tuning. You’ll
get the benefits of any updates in the factory calibration
— and you’ll be able to reinstall the Hypertech
Power Tuning. Hypertech Power Programmer III has a fail-safe
feature that recognizes a new service calibration. If you
sell your vehicle or want to try Power Tuning in a friend’s
vehicle, simply swap the calibrations. Hypertech Power Programmer
III contains many different vehicle applications, but it can
only be used on one vehicle at a time.
All Hypertech Power Tuning products are legal for sale or
use on California pollution-controlled motor vehicles according
to CARB Executive Orders. Hypertech Power Tuning products
for 1998-2003 Ford and Chrysler gasoline, as well as Dodge
Cummins diesel applications are currently in approval-pending
status, based on completion of required testing presently
being conducted. All 2003 and prior Ford Power Stroke and
all GM Duramax applications are legal for sale or use on California
pollution-controlled motor vehicles under CARB E.O. D-260-10
and D-260-11, respectively.
Hypertech Power Programmer III Tuner is available for the
following cars, trucks & SUVs: Buick Roadmaster, Chevrolet
Camaro, Chevrolet Caprice, Chevrolet Corvette, Chevrolet Impala,
Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra , Chevrolet Suburban, GMC
Yukon XL, Chevrolet Tahoe, GMC Yukon, Chevrolet/GMC Truck
1500, Chevrolet/GMC Truck 2500/3500, Dodge Dakota, Dodge Durango,
Dodge Ram, Ford Contour, Ford Crown Victoria, Ford Econoline,
Ford Escort, Ford Excursion, Ford Expedition, Ford Explorer,
Ford F-150, Ford F-250, Ford F-350, Ford F-450/550, Ford Mustang,
Ford Ranger, Ford Taurus, Ford Thunderbird, Jeep Grand Cherokee,
Mercury Grand Marquis, Pontiac Firebird.
Click to view Application