THE WORLD OF UNICHIP
THE UNICHIP X IS A PIGGYBACK SYSTEM THAT CAN BE INSTALLED ON ANY VEHICLE WITH AN ECU
What this means is that the Unichip does not permanently change or reprogram the inputs from your vehicle’s electronic control unit (ECU). The system simply intercepts the signals, changes them as required and sends them to the various engine components.
We don’t make any claims with the Unichip about how much better any car will be after fitting it. We let the results speak for themselves. Because no two cars are identical it is impossible to predict just how far from perfect the vehicle will be before fitting the Unichip. Some cars are closer than others and therefore the results will vary. On some cars you may get better fuel consumption but maybe not much more power. On others the increase in power might be good but the fuel consumption might remain the same. Some might get a lot of improvement in drivability. In most cases you should be able to improve all of the above. It all depends on how close to perfect the car’s existing map is for that particular vehicle.
BETTER FUEL ECONOMY
In light of our ever-increasing fuel prices, achieving better fuel economy has become a priority for most people, but they do not always know how to do it. Short of the oft-preached mantra of driving more slowly, what else can one do to improve the fuel economy of one’s vehicle, if at all?
Reprogramming the vehicle’s Electronic Control Unit can be dangerous and you may lose the ability to revert to the standard settings if something goes wrong. If you have opted for a Unichip Easy Connect, you can plug it in and remove it as you wish, such as when you take your vehicle for a service or replace your vehicle.
MAX SAFE POWER
Many performance chips simply increase the fuel pressure, boost and throttle input. The feeling of power is great, but there is nothing that monitors engine temperature, changes inputs for different driving needs, measures over-fuelling and the fuel-air mixture or the many other elements that are required to deliver safe power.
TOWING & 4X4
Getting the most power from your engine does not always help when you are driving in a technical off-road section where good throttle response is more important than pure engine power.
For these conditions, you can select an off road setting on your Unichip that gives you more low-down power. This is also an ideal setting if you are towing a large caravan or boat, or towing someone who does not have the power of a Unichip from the mud or water.
Select and lock the vehicle in this setting when you park and are worried about the safety of the vehicle. In this mode the engine is rendered completely powerless and it will not deliver any power to the wheels. Your engine will merely turn, but nothing will happen.
ROAD SPEED LIMITING
Road-speed signals are normally digital signals generated by the speed sensor in the transmission. They can also be inductive signals, or sometimes the ABS system will send road-speed information over the CAN bus to the ECU. The ECU uses the speed signal to calculate road speed and automatic transmission shift points. You can use the Unichip to manipulate the road-speed signal in order to remove road-speed limiter.
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Car tuning does not happen in exclusion, it affects a system. Within any system, there is not a single redundant part or component. Every part and every component serves a specific purpose. At Unichip, we understand this concept perfectly well. This is especially true when it comes to car tuning. We apply this principle throughout the design process of our revolutionary Unichip tuning device. The Unichip tuning device tune and optimise certain parts and components within the greater system of the combustion engine. Doing so ensures that the entire system functions better.
Vehicle chip tuning nowadays is not as it was in the olden days. In the olden days, it was different. Vehicle tuning and modifying meant we had to ready ourselves to sacrifice some aspect in the process. The following examples may bring this point over in a more practical way. You decide to strengthen your vehicle’s suspension to improve handling and road-holding, but now you are paying the price in ride comfort. You modify your engine to improve horsepower and torque in order to gain better performance, but now you suffer when it comes to fuel economy.
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