Why Do I Need a Diesel Performance Module?
Posted on June 01 2018
If you’ve ever bought a brand new diesel truck and been almost instantly disappointed in the fuel mileage you were getting, you’re not alone. At Dr. Performance, we have dedicated ourselves to solving this, and other problems, with stock diesel trucks. In this blog we will cover the basics of what a diesel performance module does and why you need one for your new diesel. When you’re ready to get the most torque, fuel efficiency, and horsepower out of your truck, shop with Dr. Performance!
Why Does My New Diesel Truck Feel Sluggish?
You might have noticed that your truck doesn’t seem like it is harnessing the power that you know it has under the hood. There is one main reason for this — emissions requirements have forced your truck to sacrifice a lot of its power in order to meet regulations. While it isn’t a bad thing to want our air to be cleaner, many automakers have slashed too deep in order to hit these requirements. Unfortunately, most of these de-tuning measures take place in the RPM range where you spend the vast majority of your driving time (approximately the 1400 to 2000 RPM range.)
These cuts demolish your power and also destroy your fuel economy. One of the reasons that we purchase diesel vehicles is to have more fuel economy, so watching the money fly out of your wallet with every mile can be more than a little disheartening.
How Can I Make My Diesel Truck More Fuel Efficient?
Luckily, there are some simple steps you can take to increase your miles per gallon and feel power restored to your engine. With a module from Dr. Performance, not only will you save money on diesel, you’ll also have more power and better towing performance.
The Dr. Performance performance modules change the tuning on your engine to get you to the point of peak engine efficiency more quickly. At this peak efficiency zone, your truck will be using its fuel better and also be more responsive when you get on the gas pedal. Unlike most other modules and chips who try to squeeze more power from the higher end of the engine, Dr. Performance modules don’t ignore the low-end power curve that was purposefully detuned at the factory. Instead of working to push the high-end harder, the Dr. Performance performance module gets you into the higher gears where the engine is better tuned and more efficient straight from the manufacturer.
The effects on your wallet and your driving enjoyment are way beyond noticeable — they’re seismic shifts. Based on the evidence we have gathered from satisfied customers, you can probably expect to see around a 20 percent savings in fuel costs and much easier towing, both on flat land and uphill. Best of all, because the tune that is applied through the Dr. Performance module is so mild it won’t leave a fingerprint on your truck’s factory ECM so you don’t have to worry about your warranty being voided. Pick up a Dr. Performance module for your truck, today!