Hemi Day turned into a fantastic event. The Superchips staff was only expecting about 75 cars and trucks along with about 150 people for the Saturday fun. But over 141 Hemi-powered vehicles showed up, along with about 300 people. Superchips employees were surprised when people started showing up at 7:30 in the morning! People at the show were able to tour the Superchips' state-of-the-art facility to see what goes into making the "little box" that can unlock so much power in a vehicle.
Watching the live on-site dyno tests, Hemi fans got to see the painstaking process Superchips goes through in testing and developing its handheld tuners. While most dyno runs just measure overall performance, Superchips takes horsepower and torque readings through every gear, monitoring peak power and torque levels, and using the data to calibrate transmission shift points and other engine tuning functions. They also monitor engine temp, oil temp, and air inlet temp, so they can see everything the computer is seeing to get the best calibration possible.
Great barbeque and Winghouse wings were on hand to keep the Mopar faithful from starving under the baking Florida sun. The event culminated in a huge raffle. Attendees were given raffle tickets for a chance to win one of 22 preproduction '04-'05 Hemi tuners, a set of pre-production '05 Hemi MSD plug wires, and Superchips hats and shirts.
After the great turnout and terrific fun had by all, Superchips is already planning on a bigger Hemi Day for 2006.