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Edge Performance Chip for the 2012 Silverado by Chevrolet

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Edge Evolution CS Programmer - Color Screen - V8 Engines - 2012 Silverado by Chevrolet

Boost your Chevrolet Silverado's horsepower and torque and improve overall drivability with the Evolution CS. Full-color, high-resolution screen displays up to 8 parameters at a time. Mileage Coach program helps you maximize fuel economy.


  • Reprograms Chevrolet Silverado to improve power and performance
    • Maximizes energy efficiency for superior gains in horsepower and torque
    • Improves drivability and shift points, especially while towing
    • Increases fuel economy by ensuring properly tuned engine and enabling you to track and improve driving habits
  • Has full-color, high-resolution, 2-2/5" screen with button controls
    • Gauge display keeps you informed about Chevrolet Silverado's performance
    • Light sensitivity meter automatically dims or brightens screen based on ambient light
  • Connects directly to Chevrolet Silverado's computer via the OBD-II port for real-time monitoring of vital engine information
    • Displays up to 8 parameters at a time in digital display mode
  • Comes with universal suction-cup mount
    • Works with Chevrolet Silverado-specific Edge custom dash pods and pillar mounts (sold separately)
  • Includes safety features with user-defined audible alerts
  • Compatible with various Edge accessories

Your Chevrolet Silverado is capable of much more than you realize. Maximize its potential with the new Edge Evolution CS. This performance module connects directly to your Chevrolet Silverado's computer to reprogram its power settings, boosting horsepower and torque. You will see and feel a dramatic difference in shifting and overall drivability, especially when towing.

The full-color screen offers a gauge display to keep you absolutely informed about your newly tuned Chevrolet Silverado's engine, ensuring that its newfound power doesn't damage your system. With this unique feature you can:

  • Observe up to 8 parameters at a time
  • Automatically scan, read and clear diagnostic trouble codes
  • See alerts and records for RPM, MPH and EGT
  • Capture 0-60 and 1/4-mile performance times
    • Performance tests with drag-strip, Christmas-tree lighting (graphing speed and time on screen)

In addition, you can customize your new Evolution CS with optional accessories such as Chevrolet Silverado-specific dash pods and pillar mounts for that "from-the-factory" look.

Maximize Fuel Economy

Edge's Mileage Coach program is designed to help you achieve better fuel economy. When you're not racing, towing or taking advantage of your engine's newfound power, switch on the Coach to view information from various parameters that will give you an indication of how your driving habits affect your fuel economy and overall engine performance.

Monitor real-time gas usage, displayed in either gallons per hour or liters per 100 kilometers. Enter the current price of gas to determine the cost of your trip or your overall fuel costs.

Analogue gauge shows how your driving habits effect fuel economy

The Mileage Coach gauge indicates your overall engine performance and fuel economy. This analog gauge has three different colors to show where your driving and fuel economy are at a glance. If you are in the red, your current driving performance is poor. The green section in the middle of the gauge denotes good driving habits. The top portion will be a color of your choosing, and it indicates that you have reached optimal performance.

In addition to monitoring your driving performance, the Mileage Coach also offers tips to make you a more conscientious driver, thus enhancing your fuel economy by improving your driving skills.

Maintenance Manager

With Edge's free Maintenance Manager download, keeping track of your Chevrolet Silverado's maintenance schedule has never been easier. Simply create a list of the tasks you want to manage, such as changing your oil or air filter, then set alerts to remind you when those services are due. Customize your list of services, set the intervals you desire, and monitor your newly organized schedule with the easy-to-read, easy-to-navigate display.

85150 Edge Evolution Color Screen Programmer for V8 Engines

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Customer Reviews

Edge Evolution CS Programmer - Color Screen - V8 Engines - EP85150

Average Customer Rating:  4.4 out of 5 stars   (5 Customer Reviews)

Boost your vehicle's horsepower and torque and improve overall drivability with the Evolution CS. Full-color, high-resolution screen displays up to 8 parameters at a time. Mileage Coach program helps you maximize fuel economy.

- EP85150

by: Kevin G10/11/2011

Product was delivers quickly thank you etrailer. I was dissapointed however that u have to stop the vehicle and turn it off in order to swich performance programs. Happy with purchace. 25411


Is it true that you have to stop and turn off your vechicle to switch performance programs.

comment by: adam . - 07/21/2013


Yes, you will have to stop and turn off the vehicle and follow the on-screen instructions when changing tunes. This device cannot tune on the fly. The new program has to be flashed onto the vehicle computer and the engine cannot be running when this process goes on.

Patrick B - 7/23/2013


How much actual gain will I get in HP, torque,

comment by: Chris B - 09/17/2013


It is really hard to say. This system covers a wide range of makes and models, from Ford 6.2L to GMC 4.8L. The maximum possible horsepower gain will be different for each vehicle and engine configuration. Figures will be listed as: Up to XX HP and Up to XX Torque. Use our Vehicle Fitguide to find what the maximum possible gains will be. For example a 2012 GMC Sierra 4.8L could see up to 18HP and 17LB. FT. gains. A 2012 F-150 6.2L could see up to 26HP and 34 LB. FT. Actual gains are just about impossible to predict. The truck in Denver will see different gains than its twin in Death Valley. Climate and elevation will play a role. Further more, any pre-existing modifications will alter the gains. The maximum possible gains are calculated for stock vehicles with no aftermarket parts or any alterations. It is strictly based off the vehicle as it comes off the production line.

Patrick B - 9/19/2013


did this chip improve your MPGs at all ?

comment by: courtney - 07/07/2014


I have a 2007 silverado 1500 new body style with a 4.8L engine with CAI and Flow Pro exhaust. Will this programer still work on my truck with no issues

comment by: Vince - 07/27/2014


According to my contacts at Edge, this tuner is confirmed as a fit for your truck, and your cold air intake and exhaust would not cause a problem, unless you have removed any of your factory sensors.

Rachael H - 7/30/2014

- EP85150

by: Rod A.03/04/2015

I had great service getting my Edge programmer even after goofing and ordering the wrong one. (My fault). When I broke out the CS85150, the first step is to download any updates to the module that may have come out since production. This is where I ran into problems as I have simplified life by going all MAC in my house. The updates are only available in Microsoft Windows format. May have to borrow a friends computer to do this check. 176882

- EP85150

by: Tazmann04/06/2015

I have not had a chance to install yet but I am impressed with the unit just looking at it. E-trailer is the best! 183458

- EP85100

by: Doug S.07/13/2015

Review from a similar Edge Evolution CS in Performance Chip

Just got back from a test drive after installing an Edge CS in my 03 Chevy Duramax. Installation was straightforward with no surprises. I picked level 3 as my first test and WOW. It felt like I was driving my SS not a 7500 pound truck. I went on about a 20 mile trip and gained 2 miles to the gallon (on a fresh tank reset about 60 miles ago). In the photo I'm going to turn the bracket upside down, should have done that first but its not hard to change it. 211435

- EP85100

by: Daniel B01/14/2011

Review from a similar Edge Evolution CS in Performance Chip

Very happy Very good company. They have very good customer service. And fast shipping 5521


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  • Can Edge Evolution Programmer # EP15051 Be Used With Cold Air Intake and Cat-Back Exhaust
  • The Edge Evolution Programmer # EP15051 for the 5.4L Ford Triton is intended for retuning engines that are in their original stock condition with known settings and characteristics. Addition of an aftermarket cold air intake could potentially cause the MAF (mass air flow sensor) to deliver incorrect oxygen level readings and result in a too-lean condition. An aftermarket cat-back exhaust by itself will not interfere with the tuner since the changed exhaust will not significantly affect...
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  • Programmer Recommendation for a 2012 Ford F-250 with a 6.2 L Gas Engine
  • I think the best overall tuner for your 2012 Ford F-250 with a 6.2 liter gas engine would be the Edge Evolution CS Programmer # EP85150. This is an excellent tuner that provides various tune levels that can increase power or maximize fuel economy if desired. This programmer also allows you display up to 8 parameters such as RPM, boost level, transmission temperature etc. The Superchips Performance Chip # SU1842 that you referenced is a great programmer but since it does not have the...
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  • Can One Edge Evolution Performance Programmer be Installed on Two Ford F-150 Trucks
  • Yes, the Edge Evolution Programmer, # EP15051, can be used on two different trucks as long as it is compatible with both vehicles and the first truck it is installed on is returned to the stock program software before installation on the second truck. You would then be able to install the Evolution program on a second truck without any problems. Edge programmers cannot be used simultaneously on two vehicles. In your Case the Edge Evolution Programmer, # EP15051, is compatible with...
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  • Will The Edge Evolution Programmer # EP85150 Increase Gas Mileage on a Chevy Silverado
  • Using the Edge Evolution, # EP85150, or a similar programmer will give you an increase in overall fuel economy when used in the Fuel Economy mode. But, because every truck, driving style, and terrain is different, Edge cannot provide an estimate of what sort of gains you would be seeing. I did read some testimonials about this programmer and some drivers were seeing immediate MPG gains of up to 2 or more miles per gallon over the span of a week. Edge does not have a Toyota specific...
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  • Recommendation for a Programmer for a 2003 GMC Yukon XL 2500 with 8.1 Liter V8 Gas Engine
  • I can promise you that I will only lead you to the right parts for your vehicle every time. For your 2003 GMC Yukon XL with the 8.1 liter gas engine, there are 2 options for Edge programmers. First is the Color Screen Evolution, # EP85150, that you have referenced. The other option is the Color Touch Screen Evolution, # EP85250. The difference between these two parts is that the former has a color screen and push button interface while the latter has a touch screen interface. Otherwise,...
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  • How Much Horsepower and Torque Will an Edge Evolution CS # 85150, Give my 2004 GMC 5.3L Gas Truck
  • From the research I conducted I determined that the Edge Evolution CS for your 2004 GMC Truck with a 5.3 liter gas engine, will give your truck up to 40 horsepower and up to 40 ft lbs of torque based on what setting you use and modifications are made to your truck.
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  • Performance Programmer for a 2010 Ford F-150 V8 Gas Engine and Aftermarket Roucsh Intake
  • Both the Edge Performance Chip, 3 EP85150 and # EP85250, have been approved for use on the 4.6 or 5.4 liter Triton V8s which are gas engines. Both of these programmers offer an array of options. The difference between them is that the EP85250 has a touch screen interface and larger display. I have included a link to the installation details and a video review below. For your situation, you would want to use the towing setting. This will provided the added power, torque, and better shift...
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  • Can the Edge Evolution Programmer be Unplugged After Programming
  • I spoke with my contact at Edge and he said that on the Evolution Programmers, like # EP85150, you can program the PCM and then unplug it afterward if you wanted. I have included a link to the installation details and a link to a video demo for you.
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  • Can Edge Evolution CS Programmer EP85150 Cause Problems on a 2009 Chevrolet Silverado
  • As long as the unit is installed according the instructions, you should not have problems with the # EP85150 Edge Evolution CS Programmer. You will, however, need to check a few things to ensure that the programmer can be installed correctly and that it can function as intended. Make sure that you will not be stacking products, as other performance products can interfere with the operation of the programmer. Many aftermarket parts such as cold air intake kits, exhaust systems, throttle...
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  • Recommended Performance Tuner for GMC Sierra 1500 w/ 5.3L Engine
  • If your truck is a 1999-2014 model, I'd recommend the Bully Dog # BY40410GMC, which can provide up to a 35 HP and 40 ft/lb torque increase on premium fuel. The actual performance increases will depend on the condition of your vehicle, the actual model year and how the vehicle is equipped. A programmer is only recommended if the engine is in good working order and isn't in need of a tune up.
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  • How Much Advertised Horsepower Gain will the Edge CS Give a 2010 GMC Sierra with a 4.8 L
  • There are 4 levels that the Edge Evolution CS Programmer # EP85150 has that will give different amounts of power. Here is how they break down: Level 0: Stock Level 1: Transmission Tuning Only Level 2: 5 Horsepower - 5 Foot Pounds of Torque Level 3: 10 Horsepower - 10 Foot Pounds of Torque Level 4: 18 Horsepower - 17 Foot Pounds of Torque
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  • Programmer for More Power and Better Gas Mileage for 2015 GMC Sierra 2500 6.0 Liter Gas
  • First, you should know that there are programmers and monitors. Programmers actually allow tuning of the motor/transmission. Monitors do not allow tuning and are only comprehensive gauge displays. The Edge Insight, # EP84130, is a monitor and will not allow any tuning. What I recommend is the Edge Evolution # EP85150. It does have a mileage program along with towing and performance programs. For times you need power and torque you would use the performance setting. For everyday driving...
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  • Estimated Power Gains for an Edge Evolution Programmer for a 2002 Chevy Silverado 1500
  • The Edge Evolution, # EP85150, has 5 power levels. The following estimates are from Edge and apply to a 2002 Silverado 1500 with a 4.8, 5.3, or 6.0 liter engine. Level 0 is stock and you will not see any gains in power. Level 1 only tunes shifting and shift points. Level 2 will provide estimated gains of 5 horsepower and 5 foot pounds of torque. Level 3 will provide estimated gains of 10 horsepower and 10 foot pounds of torque. Level 4 will provide estimated gains of 15 horsepower...
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  • Performance Chip Recommendations for a 2001 Ford F-150 5.4L for Fuel Economy and Horsepower
  • The Edge Evolution CS Programmer, # EP85150, will work great for 2001 Ford F-150 5.4L. This programmer will give your truck up to 15 additional horsepower and 20 ft/lbs of torque. These ratings are based on stock vehicles and could be different if you have any aftermarket parts installed. This programmer has an economy power level that will create overall less power for everyday driving that will help with your fuel economy. The Mileage Coach will also help by monitoring your driving...
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  • Will Edge Evolution CS Programmer Fit a 2010 Ford F-150 with 5.4 Liter Triton V8 Gas Engine
  • The Edge Evolution CS Programmer, # EP85150, will work with your 2010 Ford F-150 with the 5.4 liter Triton engine. In terms of power gained, Edge has stated that depending on how the programmer is set, you could gain up to 40 horsepower and up to 40 foot pounds of torque. Edge products are designed to be used on stock trucks that have not been modified with performance products. Edge discourages stacking performance parts as stated in the installation details, page 5, which I have linked...
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  • Performance Tuner for 2010 Ford F150 4x4 With 5.4L Gas Engine
  • If you click on the provided link, you can see the available programmer/monitors for your F150 with the 5.4L engine. To improve performance as well as maximize fuel economy, I would recommend the Edge Evolution. The Evolution is available in a CS (Color Screen) part # EP85150 or CTS (Color Touch Screen) # EP85250 version. The only difference between the two units is the screen of the unit. The Evolution offers 4 power levels for gas motors, Stock, Level 1 which increases HP by 5 and...
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  • Which Programmers Will Fit a 2000 Chevy C/K 3500 with 7.4 Liter Engine
  • We have several tuners that will fit a 2000 Chevy C/K series 3500 with the 7.4 liter engine, but the Edge Evolution will not fit. I have included a link to the tuners that will fit. The tuner that is most like the Evolution is the Flashpaq, # SU2842.
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  • Can I Install The Edge Evolution CS Programmer # EP85150 On My Truck Equipped With Cold Air Intake
  • Yes, having a cold air intake or other aftermarket add-on like exhaust will not prevent you from using the Edge Evolution CS Programmer, part # EP85150. I have linked a video review and instructions for the Edge Evolution CS Programmer, part # EP85150.
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  • What Performance Tuner/Monitor Will Work in 2012 Chevrolet Silverado With 6.0L V8 Engine
  • Performance tuners are compatible with vehicles based on year/make/model and engine format. For your 2012 Chevrolet Silverado with 6.0 liter gas engine we do offer a tuner/monitor from Bully Dog, their Triple Dog GT Gauge Tuner, part # BY40410GMC. This tuner can deliver up to 35 additional horsepower and 40 ft-lbs of additional torque (when used with premium fuel). More moderate gains are possible even when using regular-grade 85-octane fuel. The Triple Dog connects to your Silverado...
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  • Best Value Programmer Recommendation for a 1999 Ford F-250 with a 5.4 Liter Gas Engine
  • For a 1999 Ford F-250 with a 5.4 liter gas engine, I think the best value for the money would be the Superchips Performance Chip, # SU1842. This unit will offer UP TO 27 extra horse power and 33 foot pounds of torque. In addition to adding power there are also tune levels specifically for towing so when in the proper tuning it will not strain the transmission. Estimating gas mileage is very difficult because everyone drives differently and there are other factors like the terrain, temperature,...
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  • How Can the Edge Evolution CS Programmer, # EP85150 Monitor Transmission Fluid Temperature
  • The Edge Evolution CS Programmer, # EP85150, has the ability to monitor numerous parameters in addition to programming the vehicle. This programmer is designed to fit on several different vehicles (complete list is near the end of the product page). Some vehicles may be equipped with a thermostat or temperature probe for the transmission fluid which the vehicle computer will read. If this is the case then the Edge programmer can monitor the temperature. I have included a link to the installation...
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  • What Does Error Code 25 Mean on Edge Evolution Programmer
  • I contacted our representative at Edge and he informed me that the error code that you encountered, error code 25, indicates that an update on the unit is required. To update the Edge Evolution Programmer you would need to use the included software disk that came with the programmer, Fusion Software. If you do not have the software disk, you can visit the edge website to download it.
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  • HP Gains From Edge Evolution Programmer # EP85150 on 2001 Chevy Silverado With 8.1L Engine
  • According to Edge, when set to the maximum, power level 4, you can realize up to 33 more horsepower and 38 additional foot lbs of torque with the Evolution CS Programmer, part # EP85150. I have linked you to the installation guide/owners manual as well as to a product demonstration video that you might find helpful.
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  • Availability of Programmer To Boost Power and Increase Fuel Economy on 2003 Hummer H2
  • Edge and Superchips will offer programmers that will allow you to tune your engine for gains in horsepower and torque. They will also allow you to optimize the engine and transmission performance for the best fuel economy possible. I am including links to a product page that will list the Edge and Superchips programmers that will work on your Hummer. Bully Dog will only offer a monitor for your 2003 Hummer H2. The monitor can only display your vehicles engine data and not allow you to...
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  • Edge Evolution Performance Programmer for GMC Sierra Denali 2007
  • The Edge Products # EP85150 Performance Programmer will work work on your 2008 GMC Sierra Denali with the 6.2 litre gas engine. You will get up to a 29 horsepower gain. I attached installation instruction for you to check out also.
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  • Options for Monitoring Transmission Fluid Temperature on a 2008 Nissan Titan
  • If you are looking for just a monitor that will also have a transmission fluid temperature gauge you would want a Edge CTS Monitor # EP83830. This is just a monitor that will allow you to view several engine and transmission parameters while you drive. If you are looking for a programmer that will also give you additional performance plus the ability to view the transmission fluid temperature you would want a Bully Dog Triple Dog GT Gauge Tuner # BY40410NI. This programmer gives you...
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  • Will I Gain any Gas Mileage by Using an Edge CS Programmer on an 8.1 liter Motor Home
  • Yes, the Edge Evolution CS Programmer # EP85150 will improve the gas mileage of your Class A motor home. How much really depends on your driving habits most users report gaining a couple miles per gallon with the Edge.
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  • Difference Between the Towing Mode on a 2004 Chevy Tahoe and Towing Mode on an Edge Programmer
  • According to Edge, when placed in towing mode, tuning strategies are optimized to provide power where it is needed most in order to move a load. This means more low RPM torque and changes in the shift points, among other changes as needed for air/fuel, to maximize towing ability of the vehicle. The factory push-button towing setting prevents the truck from going into overdrive and/or changes the shift points (shifts at a higher RPM). It does not make additional tuning changes to the...
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  • Will Edge Evolution CS Programmer # EP85150 Fit a 2002 Ford F-250 with 5.4L V-8 Engine
  • I spoke with my contact at Edge regarding the Evolution CS Programmer - Color Screen - V8 Engines, # EP85150, and your 2002 Ford F-250, 5.4L. He said that this programmer will work on your truck. I have included a link to the installation details below.
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  • Performance Chip Recommendation for a 2003 Dodge Durango 5.9L V8
  • I recommend unplugging the Superchips Cortex Performance Tuner, # SU3950, after the tune is made because the tuner will stay on and draw power from the vehicle battery. If you continuously leave the tuner plugged in, you could come out to a dead battery one day. Keep in mind, this is only a programmer and leaving it plugged in will not allow you to continuously monitor data. At this time we do not have any programmers that will allow you to change tunes on the go. Superchips and Edge...
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