Review & Install Video
The RaceChip Pro 2 is for 2015 and newer EcoBoost Mustangs, and it offers a way to easily improve your car's performance for more horsepower and torque without having to tune the car which would void any warranty that you have. So we all know that a tune is a very easy and effective way to pick up horsepower in any Mustang, but the dilemma has always centered around the warranty. The RaceChip Pro 2 does open up some restrictions in the factory programming of the ECU like a tune would, but it most certainly is not going to void your warranty, and I'll explain how in a second.
The install for this is very easy. It's a one out of three wrenches in the difficulty meter. It should take about 30 minutes to get installed. RaceChip offers the Pro 2 which is this device here, and they also offer the Ultimate. Think of them as two different tunes, for a lack of a better word. The Pro 2 is a moderately aggressive tune while the Ultimate is gonna give you the most performance improvement. And just as a side note, we are gonna install this on our EcoBoost, run it on the Dyno, and talk about horsepower and torque numbers here in a few minutes. So hold on for that.
There are a few differences between this device and a handheld tuner or a real tune. There is a calibration on this, but the difference between this and a custom calibration that you receive with a tune is that this calibration doesn't override what's already on the ECU. An aftermarket tune totally overrides all of the factory calibration which is why it voids the warranty. The RaceChip, on the other hand, is more of a piggyback tuner. It alters the signal outside of the ECU, and it sends an altered signal through the ECU. This is unlike a tune in the traditional sense since that changes the parameters entirely. The RaceChip specifically targets boost pressure, fuel supply and quantity, shift points, and math parameters only to make these improvements in performance.
So what does that mean for you? That means that you can expect more horsepower and torque, better throttle response, and even better fuel economy. If you look at construction, this is a durable unit which is a good thing in this case. The circuit board is nano coated, and the housing is heat-resistant fiberglass. That means it won't be damaged by moisture or heat, and the connection is made with a FCI plug. These are a few nice features that'll help this live and survive plugged into the car and function under driving conditions under the hood. And just in case anything were to happen, this does have a five-year product warranty.
When it comes to price, you can expect to pay very close to the $350 mark. This is less expensive than a tuner would be, but it is a little bit more expensive than something less impactful like a basic throttle enhancer. A throttle response controller or enhancer isn't going to give you more horsepower and torque improvements like this would, and the big thing here is that this isn't going to void your warranty.
As far as the install goes, this is an easy install. I'm gonna call it a one out of three wrenches in the difficulty meter. You can plan on spending a half an hour tops. All you need to complete the install is a few basic hand tools and maybe a flat head screwdriver to help remove clips. You'll be looking for the boost pressure connection and the manifold pressure connection. You'll have to unplug these connections and plug in the RaceChip wiring harness to the disconnected plugs. Then you'll route the wiring harness away from critical areas and connect the RaceChip to the harness. You need to remove the deactivation plug that's already in the RaceChip before doing this next step. Next, you'll need to find a secure mounting location for the RaceChip in the engine bay, and you can zip-tie it into place. After the RaceChip is mounted, I would secure the wiring harness and zip-tie it up and out of the way so that it makes for a clean install. Now that we have the RaceChip installed, we're gonna run the car in the dyno and check out the numbers.
He spun the car in the dyno before the chip was installed, and we saw numbers of 254 horsepower and 275 foot-pounds of torque. After the RaceChip Pro 2 was installed, the car made 294 horsepower and 313 foot-pounds of torque. That makes for a peak gain of 40 horsepower and 38 foot-pounds of torque. Now, those are impressive gains, but like usual, what you really wanna know are the curve gains.
The curve gains are the gains that you're gonna notice in your daily driving. You're looking at 56 horsepower at 4,800 RPM and 61 foot-pounds of torque at 4,800 RPM. Overall, I'd say that these are great gains for a device that isn't going to void your warranty but that still gives you hearty performance improvements. That's gonna cover things for the RaceChip Pro 2 that's available for the the 2015 and newer EcoBoost Mustang, and as always, you can check it out more online right here at AmericanMuscle.com.
The RaceChip Pro 2 chip tuner will immediately enhance your 2015-2017 Ford Mustang's Ecoboost engine thanks to amazing construction and sophisticated software designed to get the optimum response from your engine's electrical signals. It boosts horsepower and torque all the while it saves fuel and money. Durable Build.
The RaceChip Pro 2 is constructed of remarkable parts, which is why it comes with a five-year product warranty. The circuit board is shielded by a nano-coating technology, which is best for moisture protection. It's housed in a fiberglass, heat-resistant layer, while the connection is made with a professional FCI plug. The RaceChip Pro 2's processor was specifically designed for a car's operating conditions. Optimization Software.
The RaceChip Pro 2's optimization software is fine-tuned to your 2015-2017 Ford Mustang Ecoboost engine through examinations and test runs. It will upgrade your power, torque and safety. Cut Costs.
Since the RaceChip Pro 2 provides more torque, that leads to earlier upshifting, which leads to less fuel consumption, which is a welcome relief to your wallet. More power with less of a financial burden is what all Mustang owners want.Installation.
It's plug and drive with the RaceChip Pro 2. Installation should be a breeze and take just a few minutes. Application.
Fits 2015-2017 Ford Mustang Ecoboost models.
- What's in the Box
- (1) RaceChip Pro 2 Chip Tuner
- Installation Info
Installation Time: (approx) 30 Minutes
Difficulty Level:Simple installation for anyone
- Will it fit my Mustang?