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Old 07-28-2004, 04:55   #1 (permalink)
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BA XR8- Unichip Fitted

Well, finally went and got me a Unichip fitted to my XR8 ute at APS in Croydon. After seeing the good results gained by Rod, Mark, Hamo and quite a few of the XR6T guys in auto's, I decided to get one thrown on the manual ute.

3 power runs on the dyno were done to find out the average for the before runs, and the figure ended up being 232rwkw, something i was pleased with considering it has only minor bolt-ons and the APS dyno shows a lower, more accurate figure than other dyno's which arent calibrated as regularly. The quality of the dyno room is second to none- fully enclosed with all equipment with a fan that's nearly as big as the car it blows at, which is needed to simulate 130km/hr wind speed that road-driving would encounter

The Unichip was "strapped-on" and i watched as Rob the tuner got to the tuning on the laptop at various revs under load to tune the whole rev range, and had a final dyno readout of 240.4rwkw. A gain of 8rwkw, but the real difference is out on the road. Goes to show that final kw number isnt the be all and end all, and that a good decent tuner and dyno facility is the key to a good tune. The whole process took only 2.5hrs from go to whoa

On the road the accelerator pedal seems completely different, with power coming more instantly at any revs and comes on harder after 4000rpm. From what i've driven it so far it's a lot better than before, now to give it a burl at calder this week, my only concern is the baldish tyres i have on now....traction will be the key!

Cheers to Peter at APS for hooking it up for me, those who are attending the APS Tech day this weekend will see how modern and up to scratch they are there, and that there is nothing wrong with the Unichip as some may suggest
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Old 07-28-2004, 05:26   #2 (permalink)
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Good to hear mate,an 8rwkw gain is nothing to sneeze at, it will be interesting to see your gain's on the tarmac.
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On Yeh Rodderz, if you get Traction this Friday night there will be plenty of poeple saying WOW..i know how good your ute goes good luck mate, get out to Calder and kick some butt...
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Congratulations Tom ( rodderz )
hope you dont suffer the same problem as i did after getting the Unichip fitted, my face acked for weeks even though the smile is now gone, there's still a smirk there expecially on the "Black Top"

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Congratulations Tom ( rodderz )
hope you dont suffer the same problem as i did after getting the Unichip fitted, my face acked for weeks even though the smile is now gone, there's still a smirk there expecially on the "Black Top"

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Thanks guys

Hopefully I have one of those smiles on friday at calder, with stretch marks lasting to the APS day on saturday lol
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Excellent work Rodderz, i hope we have someone over here to tune the unichip.
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Well done buddy! Can't wait to see how the Narooma blue beast goes this friday. I've got a good feeling there will be a tonne of PB's that night, and theres no doubt in my mind that you will get one of them.
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Great results mate, looking forward to seeing you give the Ls1's a butt kicking on the FF drag day
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wel done , this might be a rude question but what did it set u back money wise ?
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Retail is $1250

Cheaper than other chips which set yo back around $1300-$1500 or so
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