Nissan Frontier Hypertech before and after
2008 Frontier with and without a Hypertech Max Energy handheld programmer
installed. Both runs were done on the same day running the same direction
about 10 minutes apart. I used a G-Tech accelerometer. It may not be
totally accurate but it is the best I can do.
New Nissan Frontier Supercharged (commercial, 2001)
In the early 21st century Nissan got the idea of jumping up their small
pickup truck by putting a Supercharger
on it, instead of just putting a bigger engine in.
With a Supercharger, the 3.3L Nissan VQ
engine made 210HP. Nissan offered it in limited quantities for some reason,
it's unclear if it was unpopular or if Nissan just didn't offer many.
3 years later (2004), Nissan redid the truck and dropped the Supercharger, instead putting in the largest
displacement VQ engine ever made, a 4.0L making 265HP. So much for that
The supercharged engine had the same fuel economy as the non-supercharged
Frontier, although the later, more powerful 4.0L V6 made significantly
better mpg (and more power) than either of them.
A decade later, supercharging (including turbocharging) is now bursting out all over the
place, including in trucks (but not gasoline Nissans, at least not yet).
This spot aired on FOX during a showing of Malcolm in the Middle on Sunday
January 14th, 2001.
Superchips vs Hypertech programmers on Nissan Frontier
Comparision test between a hypertech and a superchips cortex programmer on
my 2008 Frontier 2wd automatic.
The 87 octane tests were done in 40 degree weather about ten minutes apart
from each other.
The 93 octane tests were done in 55 degree weather about 15 minutes apart
from each other.
The superchips tests were done with the rev limiter raised (hypertech does
not have this feature). I also tested the superchips on 93 octane with the
timing advanced 2 and 3 degrees but the times were not as fast as they were
with the timing at 0.
Disclaimer: Your results may vary!