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Old 08-05-2001, 15:45   #1 (permalink)
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To Unichip or not to Unichip

What are peoples thoughts on Unichips. Do they really make a difference on an XR? What about other companies ie Powerchip, Chiptorque etc. Comments would be appreciated.
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Old 08-05-2001, 16:35   #2 (permalink)
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Hi,
I wasted $500 on a Chiptorque Chip!
Big mistake, it actually made the car
0.2 secs slower over the 1/4 mile.
2 get a big power gain, your best bet is
a new computer.
But your looking at $3500 4 a motec system.
Save your pennys 4 the real thing!!!!!!!!!
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Unichip.

With any mod I make/change, the unichip has been reprogrammed to suit with zero problems. If your going for big mods I guess Motec is the answer, but I'd rather spend the $2400 bucks I'd save buying a Unichip on more mods for my beasty. =)

Below are before and after the installation of my Unichip a while ago.

www.gromarket.com.au/pics/au2xr81.jpg
www.gromarket.com.au/pics/au2xr82.jpg

As you can see, with the Unichip in, there was a gain of about 10hp (8kw) at the wheels (15kw at the fly approx.).

Hope this helps.
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Old 08-05-2001, 20:22   #4 (permalink)
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ok, i'm gonna be ignorant now, and ask what do these chip thing-a-me-jigs actually do?

i'm pretty old school when it comes to engines. lots of cubes, as little technology as possible. if something breaks, you just hammer it back in its place!
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Old 08-06-2001, 14:32   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks for that. Has anyone had any experience with Powerchip???
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Old 08-06-2001, 15:40   #6 (permalink)
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sjwau2xr6 Mate dont even bother with a Powerchip they're S***. Either go for Motec
as l am very happy with that. OR if you haven't got the $4000 that that go for a Unichip at $1200 and you won't be sorry, TRUST ME!!
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Old 08-07-2001, 08:00   #7 (permalink)
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the_mighty_ford_person - check out this page, I think it explains it pretty well! :)

http://www.airpowersystems.com.au/unichip/unichip.htm
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Old 08-07-2001, 14:08   #8 (permalink)
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Looks like its the Unichip 4 me. What other mods would you recommend b4 i buy a unichip.
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riiight...

interesting!

so with a unichip, i could gain almost 10 hp at the wheels. of course, i'd have to get the exhaust done first, but looks like a worthwhile investment.

thanks!
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Old 08-15-2001, 20:58   #10 (permalink)
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I dont want to take business from anyone , but your all mad .. ford have the best computers in the world ... All Aui & Auii computers are reprogramable to a large extent .. and best of all they are 'learning' computers.. they will (over time, imediately if you disconnect the battery) learn new advance curves and fuel curves etc with any engine mods performed. the power gains from chips such as uni and the rest are so minimal that you gain the same increase from simply wiping your std computers memory. c'mon guys , do some research with eeciv and eecv and you will save yourselves big dollars and headaches with after market rubbish.. ford computers are good for easy 350hp at the rear wheels..
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