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GM’s Active Fuel Management is a solid idea.

Because it turns off half of your V8 engine’s cylinders under light load conditions, it can improve the fuel economy of your vehicle. But what if you don’t care about fuel economy? Or what if you’d rather have your vehicle operating on all eight cylinders for maximum power?

That’s where Range Technology comes in.

The Range AFM disabler plugs into your OBD-II port and essentially eliminates the Active Fuel Management function. It’ll keep your GM vehicle in eight-cylinder mode all the time—no more dropping cylinders! That makes it ideal for trucks or SUVs that see off-road time or get tasked with hauling heavy loads. And the device is the only one of its kind that works without reprogramming your factory ECU.

Also known as an AFM delete programmer, this device works on all AFM-equipped GM vehicles.

For more information on AFM, including a comprehensive guide on how to completely remove it from your engine, check out this article. 

NOTE: Some parts are not legal for use in California or other states with similar laws/regulations.

Author: David Fuller

David Fuller is OnAllCylinders' managing editor. During his 20-year career in the auto industry, he has covered a variety of races, shows, and industry events and has authored articles for multiple magazines. He has also partnered with mainstream and trade publications on a wide range of editorial projects. In 2012, he helped establish OnAllCylinders, where he enjoys covering all facets of hot rodding and racing.