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Do you need a programmer for a Big Gun Exhaust | TFI Power Box Fuel Controller

Do you need a programmer for a Big Gun Exhaust | TFI Power Box Fuel Controller

Do you need a programmer for a Big Gun Exhaust | TFI Power Box Fuel Controller

When installing an aftermarket exhaust, proper tuning is a must. The Big Gun Power Box is a plug-and-play fuel controller that allows you to properly tune your fuel injected motorcycle, ATV or Side x Side in just minutes. Installing a Power Box allows you to get the most out of your aftermarket exhaust and increases throttle response. A Power Box helps cure the lean issue that is run into when installing a higher-flowing exhaust and comes pre-programmed with a middle-of-the-road setting already into it, making it easy to install and go ride.

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  • Increases horsepower and throttle response
  • Installs in minutes
  • Third generation technology
  • No computer needed to adjust EFI
  • Plug-in technology (Does not interfere with stock ECU map)
  • Integrated faceplate buttons provide easy adjustment
  • Highly recommended for any EFI unit with aftermarket exhaust
  • 2 Year Limited Warranty

Yes, you need to properly tune your motor.

WHAT DOES PROPER TUNING ENTAIL THEN?

When you put an aftermarket higher-flowing exhaust on a vehicle, it throws off the current air/fuel mixture that the vehicle is setup from the factory with.

When we refer to proper tuning, we are referring to adding enough fuel to compensate for the added airflow. In doing so, this will allow you to eliminate the lean issue and bring your motor back up to having a proper air/fuel mixture.

The aftermarket exhaust is designed to allow more airflow to pass by significantly less restricted than the stock muffler does. Also, generally the mid pipe and head pipes of most aftermarket systems are larger diameters than stock which allow for added airflow to pass through quicker. This changes the air/fuel mixture that is set up for the stock exhaust system.

The aftermarket exhaust is designed to allow more airflow to pass by significantly less restricted than the stock muffler does. Also, generally the mid pipe and head pipes of most aftermarket systems are larger diameters than stock which allow for added airflow to pass through quicker. This changes the air/fuel mixture that is set up for the stock exhaust system.

When the air/fuel mixture is changed, your motor will have a tendency to run lean. Running lean generally means that your motor is not getting enough fuel to balance out the added airflow and equates to your motor and exhaust system running at higher-than-normal temperatures.

When a motor is running lean, it is not getting the ample amount of fuel that it needs to function at its best. This leads to increased overall exhaust and motor temperatures and also decreased overall performance. It is never a good idea to run a motor or our exhaust at higher-than-normal temperatures since it can lead to failures down the road.

Generally the tell-tale signs while riding are popping and backfiring, especially on deceleration. Hotter motor temperatures and a whitish firing end of your spark plug are also good indicators.

When we refer to proper tuning, we are referring to adding enough fuel to compensate for the added airflow. In doing so, this will allow you to eliminate the lean issue and bring your motor back up to having a proper air/fuel mixture.

The biggest increase of airflow will come from the less-restrictive aftermarket muffler(s) and not the head pipe(s). Given that, your motor will still run lean and requires proper tuning.

Just because your stock exhaust system has an O2 sensor in it does not mean it is self tuning. The stock O2 sensor is an emissions compliant component that keeps the vehicle running at 14.7 AFR (which is lean) only during light engine load conditions. The O2 sensor makes the vehicle run lean during idle, low RPM and steady cruise. The O2 sensor does not function under engine load (acceleration & full throttle). By eliminating the O2 sensor, we are able to richen up the low end with our TFI Power Box and then fine tune the fueling for acceleration and full throttle now that the performance mods (exhaust) have been added. By eliminating the O2 sensor and correcting the fueling, the vehicle should run cooler, have improved low end torque and overall smoother drive-ability.

Our TFI Power Boxes come pre-set with a middle of the road setting already compensating for the aftermarket exhaust. Generally, about 80% of customers that we speak with don’t feel the need to adjust any further after installing it. That’s not to say you can’t fine tune and try to change adjustments even further if you feel comfortable.

Our boxes are designed as plug-and-play units that plug directly in line with your stock injector harness. The plastic clips on the ends of our Power Box wiring harnesses make it easy to unplug your stock harness and plug our clips directly in line. The only other thing aside from routing the module to your desired location would be hooking up the ground wire; usually the best place being the battery.

At Hillery Motorsports We sell fuel controllers known as TFI Power Boxes for many of the fuel injected models that we offer exhaust systems for. ----> Click Here <--- for the Big Gun TFI Power Box Fuel Controller

Do you need a programmer for a Big Gun Exhaust | TFI Power Box Fuel Controller

Feb 24th 2019

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