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Old 11-08-2000, 06:44   #1 (permalink)
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Performance Chips ???

Hi,

I am wondering if anyone out there has a performance chip (such as a chiptorque, or powerchip) in there XR8, and if so, does it really make that much of a difference?

I am trying to get the most out of my ED XR8, without supercharging or doing open heart surgery (as I am under 25, I dont think I will be able to handle the insurance after that)

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Hi XR8Chic,

Why is it that I see more chicks driving Falcons then guys lately?? And I have single handedly converted my gf from Holden to Ford and now I catch her out all the time reading Ford articles when I leave the room.

Anyway, back to the point. I don't really know anyone with a Chiptorque chip in an XR8 but 12kw gain at the wheels on top of exhaust and extractors is pretty respectable for chip alone. The gains seem to be more around the top end though. The new Chiptorque chips are reprogrammable so if you change something later they can dyno tune it to your new configuration.

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Old 11-09-2000, 05:56   #3 (permalink)
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From what I have been told, go for the Unichip. It is a reprogrammable piggyback on to the original chip, so it can be removed to get back to original settings quite easily. Because it is reprogrammable, every mod you make can be compensated for. I have heard about 20kW can be achieved on a stock car. Also you can take it with you to the next car if the next car's computer is suitable for it. Of course it has to be reprogrammed all over again, but hey just because you sell the car doesn't mean you have to lose all the fun. A couple of years ago, I was quoted about $1200 fitted and dynoed. Not sure what it is worth now. What area are you in?
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Those Unichips do seem to be pretty darn good from what I've read. Certainly sounds like it has a few advantages over the Chiptorque chip, but Chiptorque's one sells for only $595, so it's a matter of weighing it all up and, in my opinion, it would be worth forking out for the Unichip if you plan on updating to a similar car to your existing one later on. If you check out the Unichip advertisement it seems to add some major bottom end to the Ford V8 as well as a respectable gain across the entire rev range (I am bottom-end-boy so I would choose that one).

Does anyone know if Unichip have a website? I am going to have a bit of a look now and see what I come up with.
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I think the site is:

www.airpowersystems.com.au


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Thanks Simon, there's a heap of info there
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Old 11-16-2000, 19:03   #7 (permalink)
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Have spoken to George from APS.

The authorised agent in Sydney is Croydon AutoSports. (02 9648 4264)

The cost including Fitting and Dyno and GST is $1155.00
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