HP Tuners MPVI2+ Takes Tuning Connectivity to the Next Level

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HP Tuners is one of the leading names in the aftermarket engine tuning world, offering one of the most comprehensive tools on the market. For more than a decade, HP Tuners plug-in devices have been the first choice for performance car and truck owners who want to make more power. As connectivity technology has advanced, the Illinois-based company has improved its products to stay ahead of the competition.

A great example is their new MPVI2+ OBDII interface tool. This new model showcases a list of tech advancements over the MPVI2, such as Bluetooth 5.0 and an M8 racing connector, but there are a few other key upgrades for the newest HP Tuners device which make it more convenient for vehicle owners and tuners alike.

What Does the HP Tuners MPVI2+ Do?

The HP Tuners MPVI2+ plugs into the OBDII port under your dash and it connects to the vehicle’s computer system. Once connected, you can do things like pull diagnostic trouble codes, adjust your speedometer for a taller tire or new gear ratios, datalog or interface with mobile devices to record vehicle performance parameters via the Track Addict app, and much more. However, the most important feature is the ability to introduce custom engine tunes.

Using the VCM Suite software that comes with the HP Tuners MPVI2+ tool, you can read, modify and save custom calibrations for your vehicle. With the help of a tuning professional, the MPVI2+ allows you to improve power output by adjusting the various parameters of the engine, such as spark timing, injector function and fuel flow. After installing the custom tune, you can then use the information from the datalog to make real-time adjustments, leading to improved performance over an off-the-shelf or “canned” engine tune. The MPVI2+ does not include preprogrammed engine tunes.

Along the same lines, the HP Tuners MPVI2+ allows you to make adjustments to your transmission, along with datalogging information from the transmission. When coupled with the engine tune adjustments, the MPVI2+ can help make major strides towards your personal best.

It should be noted that many modern vehicle computer systems come with the various control units locked, which prevents any tuning adjustments, so before buying a tuning tool, you will want to check to see if your car, truck, or SUV requires an upgraded ECU. HP Tuners does offer upgraded computers for select Dodge and General Motors products, which can be purchased from the company website along with the MPVI2+.

What is New with MPVI2+

The HP Tuners MPVI2+ is similar in what it can do to the MPVI2, but with the addition of the “+” comes an array of connectivity upgrades. Most notably, MPVI2+ features Bluetooth 5.0, allowing support for select iOS and Android applications. Also, the USB-C connector allows the tool to communicate 12 times faster, operating at 4 MB/s compared to 330 KB/s. When combined with the Pro Feature Set and Pro Link+, you can enjoy the full professional experience, with two analog signals and one CAN signal all at once when calibrating or datalogging. The MPVI2+ also adds a new RGB LED status light to communicate device status.

Finally, to help keep the communication connection secure, the HP Tuners MPVI2+ has a motorsports grade 4-pin M8 connector that screws into place, preventing the tuning tool from becoming dislodged. In the case of a race car, this can prevent your knee from hitting the tool and interrupting any datalogging efforts.

Product Offerings

The HP Tuners MPVI2+ interface tool doesn’t work with every vehicle sold in North America, but the company does offer a product for just about every popular “enthusiast vehicle,” performance car and pickup truck sold in the United States and Canada. This includes every Ford Mustang since 1999, as well as most F-Series pickups from the past 20 years and all of the modern compact performance models, such as the Fiesta and Focus ST and the Focus RS. HP Tuners also offers a tool for most of the modern Ford SUVs, including the Escape, Edge, Explorer and even the new Bronco Sport.

From the General Motors world, every Camaro and Corvette since the late-1990s is on the HP Tuners list, as are most Silverado and Sierra pickups, along with the smaller Canyon and Colorado pickups. As is the case with Ford, all of the modern GM SUVs can use the MPVI2+, as can most of the modern sedans, such as the Malibu and the Impala.

Every Dodge Challenger and Charger since the models returned in the mid-2000s can use the HP Tuners MPVI2+ tool, as can owners of most Vipers, Ram trucks, Durangos and Magnums.

While the American brands are the most popular in the American performance world, HP Tuners services a long list of foreign models as well. They offer tuning connectivity for Volkswagen/Audi, Hyundai, Jaguar, Nissan, Land Rover, Porsche, Subaru, Toyota and many other brands. Click here for a look at their full vehicle list to see if the MPVI2+ will work for you.

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