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Superchips Performance Chip for the 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Superchips Performance Chip

Code:   SU2950

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Superchips Cortex Performance Tuner - GM - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Cortex has all the perks of Flashpaq - insane horsepower and torque gains, several power levels and user-tunable options for your Chevrolet Silverado - in a sleek, upgraded, hand-held unit. Plus the multi-VIN feature lets you tune 2 models of the same make.

Features:

  • Boosts your Chevrolet Silverado's horsepower and torque
  • Offers several power levels and many user-tunable preferences
    • Tunes for towing, fuel economy or improved performance
  • Possesses multi-VIN capability so that you can tune a second model of the same make
  • Lets you raise the stock speed limit setting
  • Maximizes power by lifting the restrictions on your rev limiter, allowing for maximum rotational speed
  • Recalibrates factory speedometer to correct for various tire sizes
  • Adjusts transmission shift points and pressure for optimal drivability and more aggressive shifting
  • Monitors vital engine data to ensure proper functioning
  • Reads and clears diagnostic trouble codes
  • Records, displays and saves 1/4-mile times
  • Works well with most aftermarket performance products, such as cold air intakes or throttle body spacers
  • Plugs directly into your Chevrolet Silverado's OBD-II port
  • Stores easily - small, hand-held device
  • Updates via the Internet, ensuring up-to-the-minute tuning accuracy
    • Simply hook up to your computer's USB port and update in minutes
  • Made in USA


Specs:

  • Dimensions: 4-1/2" long x 2-3/4" wide x 1" tall
  • 2-Year warranty
    • Also comes with a 100,000-mile power train warranty


You are sure to achieve noticeable gains in your Chevrolet Silverado's performance with Cortex, the premium hand-held performance tuner from Superchips. See huge increases in torque and horsepower and improved fuel economy, and keep close track of your engine with the advanced diagnostic feature. This performance module provides you with several tuning possibilities that boost performance no matter what kind of driving you are doing. And you can tune two cars with one device thanks to Cortex's multi-VIN capability.


Note: Not all tunes, features or monitored parameters are available for all applications. Available features will pop up automatically on the display once the Cortex is plugged into your Chevrolet Silverado.


Power Levels

TuneGasDieselApplicationRestrictions
ExtremeXMaximize power for ultimate performance gainsNot recommended for towing
Available on select diesel applications only
PerformanceXXBoost power to maximize engine and transmission performanceOctane requirements vary
Tow PerformanceXXGet extra power for mid-range towing performanceOctane requirements vary
Tow SafeXXBoost power for optimum towing performance; limit reflects maximum OEM towing recommendationOctane requirements vary
Transmission OnlyXXOptimize towing performance for transmission onlyAvailable on select applications
87-OctaneXOptimize performance for engine and transmission using 87-octane fuel only87-Octane fuel is required
Stock with OptionsXXMaintain factory settings while allowing for user-selected changesEngine and transmission tuning will not be available; only user-selected options will be installed
StockXXReturn to stock settings for emissions inspections or trips to the dealershipNone

Advanced Options

With the Cortex tuner, you can raise the stock speed limit setting on your Chevrolet Silverado, and you can recalibrate your factory speedometer to correct for various tire sizes. Also, this performance module lets you lift the restrictions on your rev limiter to allow for maximum rotational speed, increasing power.


If you have aftermarket performance products - such as a cold air intake, upgraded exhaust, performance air filter or throttle body spacer - you may be worried that your Chevrolet Silverado will not be compatible with these additions. But you can use Cortex to get the most out of these parts. If you need custom tuning for these upgrades, you can download hard-part-specific tunes from the online Superchips store.


Cortex lets you adjust transmission shift points and pressure to improve your Chevrolet Silverado's acceleration while minimizing wear and tear on your shift plates. With Cortex, you can also purchase advanced transmission performance tunes from the online Superchips store. Purchase tunes to adjust shift schedules and get advanced tuning options for each shift schedule as well as adjustable parameters within each shift point.


Monitoring Your Engine

Any time that you boost your engine's power, you should monitor the engine and transmission to avoid damage. With Cortex, you can keep tabs on vital engine data. This performance module also reads and clears diagnostic trouble codes, which ensures that you know exactly what's going on with your Chevrolet Silverado at all times.


The data-logging feature of Cortex lets you record, display and save 1/4-mile times so that you can keep track of your Chevrolet Silverado's performance.



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  • Performance Programmer Recommendation for a 2011 Chevy Silverado with 5.3 Liter Engine
  • To me, the best bang for the buck is going to be the Bully Dog Triple Dog, # BY40410GMC. It can add as much as 35 horsepower and 40 foot pounds of torque. It is also a comprehensive gauge display, and the driving coach program will help maximize full economy. It is only a little more money than the Cortex but has more features. I have included a link to the installation details for the Bully Dog for you. You can read up and compare the different programmers available on our site. I have...
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  • Can Advanced Transmission Options be Used with the Cortex on a 2009 GMC Sierra 1500 5.3 Liter
  • The Superchips Cortex, # SU2950, and really any of the programmers or programmers that come with monitors for your 2009 GMC Sierra 1500 with the 5.3 liter do have transmission only tunes preprogrammed so you can just maximize shift points for the transmission. Others allow you more control. The Cortex for example will allow you to change the shift torque and shift points on your 2009 Sierra 5.3 liter. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you. I have also included...
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  • Performance Programmer Recommendation for a 2008 Hummer H3
  • There are programmers available for your 2008 Hummer H3, but the Bully Dog Triple GT is not one of them. The Superchips Cortex Performance Tuner # SU2950 that you referenced is confirmed to fit your vehicle and would work well for you to give you increased power.
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  • Programmer and Cold-Air Intake Recommendation for a 2009 Chevy Silverado with a 4.8 Liter
  • You will gain about 11 horsepower and 11 ft. lbs. of torque with the Superchips Cortex Performance Tuner # SU2950. You should feel this power increase but it will not be a night and day difference. To maximize the power gains a cold-air intake system would make a nice power increase as well. Check out the Bully Dog Rapid Flow Cold Air Intake System # BY53253.
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  • What Should the Shift Pressure be Set At Using a Superchips Cortex on a 2008 Chevy Avalanche
  • I spoke to my contact at Superchips about the Cortex tuner # SU2950 and the shift pressure on your 2008 Chevy Avalanche. He stated that it all depends on your personal preference. He recommended maxing it out, try it, and if it shifts too hard for your liking back it down. The harder it is set the more efficient it will be. The Superchips Value setting is an option and is just where they think it should be for a given vehicle. But ultimately it comes down to what you want.
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