Unichip and the Honda Civic 150i VTEC
Because no two vehicles are alike it is impossible to predict just how far from perfect the Honda Civic 150i VTEC will be before fitting the Unichip.
Some vehicles are closer to the manufacturer’s specifications than others are. Therefore, the performance results of the Unichip will vary on your engine. With some Honda Civic 150i VTEC, you may experience better fuel consumption but less power.
On other Honda Civic 150i VTEC, the increase in power might be very good. But having more power means that the fuel consumption might remain the same. When fitting a Unichip you might experience a large improvement in drivability. In most cases, you should be able to improve all of the above on your Honda Civic 150i VTEC.
The extent of the Unichip’s overall integration depends on how close to perfect the car’s existing map is for that particular vehicle.
Unichip promises their customers that their car will be as light as possible on fuel when they drive calmly and it will make as much safe power as possible when he puts his foot flat on the accelerator.
We also promise him that if within three months he feels that it is not worth having the Unichip we will remove it and refund him the full amount, including installation and mapping fee*.
We do not make any other promises. (* please note that this is valid for the South African market where the Unichip is developed, please check with your local distributor for their warranty terms and conditions)
Chip Tuning your Honda Civic 150i VTEC responsibly.
Unichip strongly advises to not let just anyone try their hand at tuning your Honda Civic 150i VTEC.
The performance industry started with mechanics changing the settings of the air and fuel ratio in engines for more power. This was done by using a screwdriver and a hand, to adjust a carburettor. In some cases, a dangerous knock or detonation problem would rear its head at low revolutions to warn if you had taken things too far with the valve timing or mixture strength.
However, today, there are so many more things you can do when tuning your car with electronic engine management systems or ECU’s ruling the roost.
Tuning your Honda Civic 150i VTEC is no longer as simple as back then. You now require the services of a professional.
In order to successfully manipulate the electronics to achieve the desired effect. It is very easy to damage your vehicle’s engine when you do not have it tuned by a skilled professional. Most modern engines may develop a high-revolution knock when tuned by an amateur mechanic. The problem with high-revolution knock is that it cannot be heard easily.
If it is not visible on the dynamometer, it may go unnoticed and wreck your engine.
Tuning Your Honda Civic 150i VTEC with a Unichip
A Unichip constantly tunes your car while you are driving. While adjusting the settings to suit the circumstances. The Unichip also has a map select option with five preloaded maps with settings to suit the conditions. For speed, a very dynamic map would optimize modern engines’ fuel and air balance.
It is important to remember that more power means less fuel economy.
To achieve better fuel economy, you need to slow down drive moderately and the light throttle mapping will do the rest. When done correctly, you may be delighted with the result on your Honda Civic 150i VTEC.