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Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 11:51 am 
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just wondering how much chips are these days , chiptorque or unichip?

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Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 11:59 am 
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jump onto their websites - www.chiptorque.com.au

i had a look - pretty expensive stuff for what they are - min i think was about ~$600 or so, for a basic chip - and you have to send it off to them to get reprogrammed. it can't be dyno tuned if you want to tune it etc, and if you change mods, it costs around $100 to send off to them to get reprogrammed.

what kinda mods are you running? if its only minor, then i wouldn't bother - anything reas. serious, i'd look for something with active tuning capacities - eg EMS etc

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 12:07 pm 
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its performance stage 4 engine , pacemaker comp series extractors , 2 inch mandrel bent exhaust,

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 12:10 pm 
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lol does your car even idle? :shock: if thats ~ a stage 4 cam in there (assuming its equilivant to a crow/wade stage 4) then i'd say you'd def be needing something to help the car along! personally, i wouldn't waste the cash getting a basic chip - if you've spent that kinda cash on the car, go with an engine mgt system you can actually tune as you go, to get the best out of the mods you've got.

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 12:14 pm 
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yeah i would prefer a proper engine management system , but have some cash flow problems at the moment. thats why i'm after a chip.
any one know how much unichips are?

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 12:43 pm 
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You'd be looking somewhere between $500-$700 and that amount of money would take about a 1/3 out of the price of a fitted and tuned ECU.
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Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 1:22 pm 
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lockz wrote:
any one know how much unichips are?


Unichips are around $1100-1300 fitted and tuned, but they don't have idle control on them. If you have idle issues look at a custom dyno tuned chiptorque which will set you back $800-$1k from memory.
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Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 2:54 pm 
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lockz wrote:
just wondering how much chips are these days , chiptorque or unichip?

the cars an ef
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Lokz,

As you know I am getting the chiptorque chip. I am awaiting a quote for the chip and installation, wo to go. I will let you know asap. This will give you a rough idea.

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Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 12:36 pm 
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www.powerchip.com.au

-just select your car and get info

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 10:33 pm 
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powerchips are ultra basic and only suit cars with different headers and exhaust. once you change the cam and other things the chips dont do the job properly.

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 11:27 pm 
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Sorry mate but PowerChips arent that good.
Its a onne chip fits all deal...
I run a chiptorque custom chip , inwhich was programmed when Lachlan came over Years ago...Realtime on a dyno.
Personally I recon chiptorque or Unichip are a good option other than aftermarket ecu's ie haltech,wolf,autronic etc..

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2005 6:41 pm 
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Nothing wrong with powerchips for cam mods. but then again if uv spent that much $$$ on your car id reccomend an ems!
ive got a modified cam/exaust/headders/intake "the works" but powerchip is a great way to increase k/w without spending mega buks.
providing you get the constant 98octane setting installed.
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