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Old 11-24-2004, 21:25   #1 (permalink)
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Unichip benefits

Hi Guys,

I have just had a Unichip fitted to my Nissan Patrol and the tech said the benefits on a BA XR8 are unreal. Around 100 Km's more from a tank of fuel and it will reduce the lag in power at lower rev's.

OK Unichipped drivers how good are they. I would like to hear it from the horses mouth. (so to speak)

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Old 11-24-2004, 22:35   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Unichip benefits

Just talked to the Unichip specialist today RE: XR6.
The benifits for the XR6 Turbo are worth while, unfortunately for the NA their is not much increase. Maybe 10kw's, and for the price (around $1400) it's not much of a gain.
Off course that is on a standard XR without a zoorst and etc.
Just got to way up your cost with your performance gains.

At least the extra cost to buy the Turbo XR will only be one extra year of repayments, and lets face it they do put a smile on your dial.

Sorry i can't comment on the XR8. Would love to hear from those who have unleashed the beast.
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Old 11-24-2004, 23:08   #3 (permalink)
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I'm not quite sure on the klm's per tank but it did help my millage when I fitted the Unichip.
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I got a unichip fitted to my BAXR8 ute

I gained 8rwkw's (232 to 240) but the air:fuel ratio was already leaned off due to mods I had already done, which were CAI, full exhaust and t/b spacer. The gain isnt so much the total rwkw figure but the driveability. The 8rwkw doesnt sound a lot, in fact stock cars generally get more (a BA GT-P got 25rwkw's) as no mods have altered anything. It's not so much the peak figure but the way it improves the driveability, the accelerator pedal feels completely different with power all the way through, more noticeable holding a gear through twisty bits

Well worth it though, the best part of unichip is the real-time tuning factor, reduce wear & tear on your car, and get a more precise tune as it's tuned whilst running on the rollers, especially if the workshop has a large fan to simulate real road wind speed
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Hi Guys,

I have just had a Unichip fitted to my Nissan Patrol and the tech said the benefits on a BA XR8 are unreal. Around 100 Km's more from a tank of fuel and it will reduce the lag in power at lower rev's.

OK Unichipped drivers how good are they. I would like to hear it from the horses mouth. (so to speak)

Cheers
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hi haycait, had my Unichip Fitted and Tuned by APS in Melbourne, much better throttle response thoughout the rev range, gives it a bit more bite on the road, this is the way the XR8 should be when it leaves the factory....mine was tuned on 98 octane, if you are thinking of getting one done ask around get a very good tuner..
haycait what State do you live in?
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Old 11-25-2004, 14:35   #6 (permalink)
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I got a great result for my AUXR8,I think around 24rwkw much much better throttle response down low and mid range.
Don't know about fuel economy being flash,mine going out as quick as I pump it in but if I was worried about fuel economy I'd be in something with less cyclinders lol
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Old 11-25-2004, 15:49   #7 (permalink)
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Hi XRFPV8,

I live on the NSW Central Coast. I had the Patrol Unichip fitted by the local dealer, Paynters Performance at Gosford. The difference in the patrols drivability is great. It only gained 6 rwkw but the way it now pulls along the freeway makes the $1200 worth every cent.

He also said bring the car in first for a dyno check to see how the Air fuel mixtures are already. If it is close enough to OK he would only charge for the dyno. If it needed the chip the dyno was 4 free. Not a bad approach.

I am not in the market for more power only more smoother power application and a bit better economy if it works out.

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Old 11-25-2004, 18:41   #8 (permalink)
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one question! I know PULP give better gains, but would you get all the gains of a power chip if you ran both GAS and PULP?
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I was told unichips are not very good but looks like it might have been a lie. I just fitted a wolf 3d and its great.
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