What does the RaceChip RX do exactly?
The RaceChip RX is a plug & play device installed on the accelerator pedal sensor to optimize characteristic curves according to the driving mode selected. This enables the best possible utilization of the car's potential.
The RX can be adapted to your personal driving style and preferences with 3 custom driving modes. From maximum possible range to dynamic driving performance with improved energy recovery.
Do I have to register the use of the RX?
As a product, the RX is only exempt from registration if it has a general operating license (ABE) from the German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA). We hold a corresponding ABE for a large number of RX products and include this with the product when it is shipped. You can check whether or not we currently offer an ABE for your vehicle after selecting your model in the store. If no such ABE is available, an individual acceptance test must be conducted at a KBA-approved testing institute (e.g. TÜV Süd or DEKRA), which is subject to a fee.
Can I install it myself?
The RX can be installed yourself in a few minutes without any prior technical knowledge. The package includes detailed installation instructions.
Why don't vehicle manufacturers equip their models with better throttle response right out of the factory?
The manufacturer determines a gas pedal setting that is suitable for the majority of customers. The RX lets you to customize the vehicle's responsiveness according to your personal needs.
Does the RaceChip RX affect battery life?
No. Smoother power output actually protects the battery cells and can extend battery life.
Does the RaceChip+ app always have to be activated when driving?
No, any settings made in the app are saved in the RX when the connection is active. The RaceChip+ app is only required if you wish to change the driving mode.
Does the RX have any special features that I need to be aware of when taking my car to the garage?
We recommend removing it completely to allow the shop to conduct service on the basis of the standard vehicle. However, there are no other special considerations.
Will I still be covered by insurance? Do I have to report the installation to my insurance company?
The installation of the RX does not have to be reported to the insurance company in the case of most motor vehicle insurance policies (liability, comprehensive or partial). However, we would always recommend that you check this with your insurance company to be on the safe side. Since it does not involve any structural changes to the vehicle and the RX does not affect the performance of your car, insurance premiums are unaffected by the RX.
What can I do if the supplied plug does not fit?
Some manufacturers use different types of connections within a single series. If this is the case with your vehicle, please contact our customer service so that we can arrange for your cable to be exchanged.
Can the RX be completely removed again if necessary?
Yes. The RX can be removed within a few minutes. The vehicle is then back in factory condition.
Will my vehicle be completely back to factory condition after removal?
Yes, the RX can be completely removed to return your vehicle to its original condition.
How do I disconnect the plug again in case of removal?
The connector attaches to the sensor with a simple lock. The plug can be easily removed by releasing this lock. You will find detailed information on how to do this in your user manual.
Where can I download the RaceChip+ app?
You can download the RaceChip+ app free of charge from your Android or iOS smartphone's application store, whether that's the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.
Does the RaceChip+ app work with all RaceChip products?
So far, we offer the RaceChip App in combination with the following products: the RaceChip GTS Black; RaceChip GTS, RaceChip RS; RaceChip XLR and the RaceChip RX.
How long will it take for my order to arrive?
We will dispatch your order on the same day if we receive it by 4pm. In Germany delivery is usually the following day. Delivery to other European countries usually takes about 1-3 business days.