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Old 07-16-2004, 08:45   #1 (permalink)
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Unichip and my XR8

Got my car back today from blackwood dyno in adelaide, i took it in to get a unichip installed, because they believed there would be some gains to be had.

When i went to pick it up, i was all excited and like "how much power did it make?!?!?!"

The reply was "well actually it made 156.4" (as opposed to 154.6 when it went in)

My jaw kinda dropped and i didn;t know what to say....

Now it does make torque earlier in the rev range... big deal

So my opinion on unichip, don't waste your money...
It may be okay if you've got a blower, if you don't let the ford eec do it, it seems pretty good.

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1.8rwkw = $1250

me=pissed off

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Old 07-16-2004, 09:06   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Unichip and my XR8

Hasn't been the best night for APS and Unichip!

I had ChipTorque do mine this week - a little better (159 to 163) - $595 + dyno which was probably $100 to $200 worth. Mind you mine isn't in the best of health at the moment so more to be had when sorted.

Don't be disheartened Simon... what mods do you have?
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...and what did THEY say?
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Old 07-16-2004, 09:18   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Unichip and my XR8

they didn't say too much really, they tried to tell me that it runs better because its making peak power slightly earlier and for a bit longer.... i said "hmmmm thats nice"

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Old 07-16-2004, 12:40   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Unichip and my XR8

If your not happy with the result tell them to take it out and get a refund, I wouldn't pay for somthing if I wasn't happy, thats the bottem line............
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Re: Unichip and my XR8

Hey Simon... nice little setup you have there mate, but you should be pulling much more rwkw than that. There may not be too much more any chip could deliver with those heads. Seriously, E7s (ported etc or not) are like trying to suck beer through a cabbage! Get yourself some GT40Ps and spruce them up or if you have the bucks something aftermarket. The should be a pocket full of kw there. Is it manual or auto...autos with similar mods do hit 180rwkw.

Do Unichip or Blackwood Dyno have a refund policy or satisfaction guarantee on their product?... if you didn't get what you expected then call them on it. ChipTorque have a 14 day satisfaction guarantee - if you don't like it for whatever reason you just give it back for a full refund, no probs.

It's all well and good to be told what (albeit little) differences have occurred and where but what about potential... suggestions on why it's not make more power here or there and recommendataions as to what changes can be made to get where you want to go.

If it were me I'd probably stick with it, get the heads changed, make sure all the little things are right (leads, plugs, asst hoses and valves etc) and then get it back on a dyno and have it tuned again.
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Old 07-16-2004, 17:48   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Unichip and my XR8

Dont pay for it mate $1250 for 1.8rwkw you've been screwed. take it back and insist on a refund.

If they quoted you an approximate gain and it wasa lot higher than that remind them of it and it they dont refund you in full then I suggest you have a chat with the Department of Fair Trading....
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Do Unichip or Blackwood Dyno have a refund policy or satisfaction guarantee on their product?... if you didn't get what you expected then call them on it.
And extract from the NSW DEPARMENT OF FAIR TRADING WEB SITE. check it with your local one but i highly doubt any other state will be much different.

http://www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au/bu...s/refunds.html


DEPARTMENT OF FAIR TRADING NSW says
Under the law, a customer is entitled to a refund if goods:

have some basic, serious fault that the customer could not have known about when purchasing them
do not do the job that the customer was led to believe they would do
do not match a sample they were shown
are not as they were described.
In some cases you may offer to repair the goods or exchange them or give the customer a credit. However, the customer has the right to insist on a refund if that is what the customer wants. It is illegal to display signs that say "NO REFUND" or to have your staff tell people that there is no chance of a refund before a sale.



Credit notes are generally offered as a goodwill gesture when consumers are not entitled to a refund and they allow consumers to buy something else at the store. However, if consumers are returning goods because of circumstances where the laws state they are entitled to a refund (see above), traders cannot substitute this right with a credit note.
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Re: Unichip and my XR8

hmmm, so much for unichip tuning being ideally repeatable around the country huh? Do I hear windows smashing i a glass house?

Simon, I say take it back and get your money back.
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to right i agree take it back, stuffed if i'd pay $1250 for 1.8kw gain
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