Performance Chip - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Forum Ford Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
» Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Ford Cars and PAG Vehicles > Australian Ford's Discussion > E-Series Falcons
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Auto Loans Garage Mark Forums Read Auto Escrow

FordForums.com is the premier Ford Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-22-2003, 20:54   #1 (permalink)
Ford Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Age: 28
Posts: 81
Performance Chip

Is it worth getting??? How much are they around about? Do you get much improvment from them?

Does NRMA approve of them???

Thanks
curt is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-22-2003, 21:36   #2 (permalink)
XR82GO
 
sylox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Nth NSW
Age: 33
Posts: 1,540
Re: Performance Chip

The only chips that are worth the money are the ones that are made for YOUR CAR. You go in and the tune your car on a dyno and write the chip that way.

Chiptorque do this. I have delt with them a lot and can't recommend them enough.
__________________



sylox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2003, 22:42   #3 (permalink)
Registered User
 
EFFalcon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Mornington Peninsula
Age: 30
Posts: 7,517
Re: Performance Chip

a chips improvement largely depends on what mods you've already done to your car.
if you've gone nuts and done headwork, cam, extractors, intake etc etc then a cam would deffinately make the car run better (idle, performance)
__________________
1995 EF II Falcon GLi: Heritage Green, 4spd Auto, AUII 17" Rims, Custom BA Front Bar, Lowered, Gas Research LPG, Clear Indicators, JVC MP3 Headunit, Phoenix Gold 6.5" Splits, Coustic 481QE Amp, Clarion 12" sub, Leather Seats, Power Window Conversion, 3.45 LSD, Pacemaker Comp Extractors, 2.5" Exhaust, Mandrel Bent Intake, High Flow Filter, Wade 1004 110 cam.

In Progress: BA XR Side Skirts, BA XR Rear bar, BA Shifter Handle.


Want your EF on effalcon.com? Drop me a PM!
E-Series Club Stickers Here!

E-Series Moderator/Membership Officer/Webmaster/Cruise Official
EFFalcon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2003, 01:41   #4 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Kenaz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Melbourne
Age: 32
Posts: 2,061
Re: Performance Chip

Doug (SPHELL) recently had a unichip installed in his EA with Wade cam, extractors, exhaust and SVO head. It resulted in 143.3 rwkW. I think he said that without the unichip it was about 10 rwkW less. However the chip was needed because it was running too rich and not starting well.

I really wouldn't bother with the chip unless you've done lots of engine work like Doug has.

Ash
Kenaz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2003, 01:10   #5 (permalink)
WHAT THE?
 
SPHELL's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Vicroads inspection bay
Age: 33
Posts: 925
Re: Performance Chip

yeah i got about 10Kw's from the Unichip. Pretty pricy tho. Normally I wouldn't bother with one but but I needed it to stop the car overfuelling. The extra kw's was a bonus.
SPHELL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2003, 01:16   #6 (permalink)
WHAT THE?
 
SPHELL's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Vicroads inspection bay
Age: 33
Posts: 925
Re: Performance Chip

PS, Ash you'll have to update your avatar dude, show those rims off :)
SPHELL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2003, 13:50   #7 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Kenaz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Melbourne
Age: 32
Posts: 2,061
Re: Performance Chip

Quote:
Originally Posted by SPHELL
PS, Ash you'll have to update your avatar dude, show those rims off :)
I'm working on it. Should be up by Wednesday
Kenaz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2003, 18:36   #8 (permalink)
Ride like the Wind
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Brisbane
Age: 29
Posts: 631
Re: Performance Chip

I am looking at the chiptorque chips, seem to be pretty good value for 600 bucks + installation
__________________
Proud OQE Operator
and TW Operator

Barefoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2003, 19:05   #9 (permalink)
boosted sleeper
 
blueoval's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Crusty Downs
Age: 37
Posts: 4,575
Re: Performance Chip

I was thinking of getting one also. I heard not to trust in the "off the shelf, one size fits all" chips as they are a waste of money.

People tell me to look into brands like, Unichip, Chiptorque of for the 5ltrs, Tweecer. As they are fully programmed to your ecu to suit your ecu.

For myself, I plan to go the tweecer way as the program re-burns new parameters to the ecu. Plus, this can be done on a home PC or laptop. It hasnt got as many parameters as say the Unichip but is extremely versatile and just as effective for use on the street and strip. The tweecer also has switchable settings from economy mode to agressive race modes and they can be switched over at anytime with a dial, (I think) so that if you want the car back to original settings you can. Made mods? chuck it back on the laptop and re-program it. No restrictions to go back to the chip dealer to get him to re-program!

With the 6's you pretty much have the choice of Unichip and other brands but your restricted to going back to the place who installed it for ya. But I have heard recently, that the tweecer will soon be available to EEC ecu's for the 6's soon.

If anyone knows of any updates to the info I have mentioned, please correct me.
__________________
2000 AU2 75th Anniversary Futura
SUPERCHARGED & INTERCOOLED
205rwkw on Bruce Heinrich Dyno
blueoval is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2003, 20:46   #10 (permalink)
Wannabe mechanic :)
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 694
Re: Performance Chip

Umm, Unichips you don't have to go back to the place you got it, but ChipTorque you do, I think you'll find...

And tweecer can be done on a normal PC? Nice :)
__________________
TQE, SWB, ATPS, Worst of the E-series.. and I wouldn't have it any other way
juarez is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Ford Cars and PAG Vehicles > Australian Ford's Discussion > E-Series Falcons



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Performance Chip keyser soze EAFALCON Australian Falcons 13 09-15-2004 22:47
Ford Performance Group Explained RPO83 Ford SVT Vehicles | SVO Vehicles 2 09-20-2003 23:19
Svt Comes To Atlanta To Celebrate A Decade Of Delivering Performance RPO83 Ford SVT Vehicles | SVO Vehicles 0 08-29-2003 07:04
Total Safety Performance RPO83 Ford Worldwide News 0 10-16-2002 18:41
Ford Performance Group Pumps More Horsepower Into Enthusiast Market RPO83 Ford Worldwide News 1 09-04-2002 08:22

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 18:44.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.