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WHAT IS A UNICHIP?

The Unichip is a fully-reprogrammable performance-enhancing chip capable of reading and manipulating all signals sent by the engine’s electronic control unit. This enables the extraction of optimal performance by a professional vehicle performance specialist in the safest and most reliable way.

Many modern performance chips simply change one or two signals, such as fuel pressure and throttle response, resulting in permanent alterations to your vehicle’s fuel pressure and throttle sensitivity at all times, regardless of driving conditions.

With a Unichip, all engine inputs are mapped in three dimensions by the tuner. In simple terms, power delivery is controlled using various signals, considering diverse environmental factors.

This means that, unlike other performance chips, the Unichip takes into account engine temperature, driving patterns, fuel mixture, exhaust temperature, speed, driver intention, and numerous other inputs to provide the best power in the moment.

THE FEATURES AND CAPABILITIES OF THE ALL NEW UNICHIP X

Pressure signals manipulation | High RPM safety factor implementation | Injection timing optimization | Full 3D mapping against load, RPM, and modifiers | Full 3D boost control application | Usability on all modern diesel and petrol vehicles | Maximum number of signals read and/or manipulated | User-selected map set availability | Internal map switch activated by OE button | Direct injector control | Firmware upgradeability and transferability between vehicles | Automatic Gearbox shift manipulation capability | Drive by Wire Throttle response control | Full 3D Real-time tuning functionality | Water temperature safety control integration | Close loop exhaust gas temperature control | First and original piggyback computer in the world | Proudly manufactured and made in South Africa | Road speed limiting for safety implementation | Road speed limiting removal on most vehicles | Three years product warranty | Torque limiting for safety inclusion | Market leadership for almost three decades | CAN – Bus monitoring of engine temperature and pressure | Easy Connect option availability for fast Unichip transfer to your new vehicle.

WHAT IS A UNICHIP X-Connect?

A Unichip X-Connect is a specialized wiring loom manufactured by Dastek. Typically, a performance engineer would wire the Unichip directly into your vehicle’s wiring system, a process that can be time-consuming and irreversible.

With a Unichip X-Connect, the Unichip is wired into a custom-designed wiring loom that is separate from the vehicle’s own wiring system. This loom is fitted with the same plugs as your vehicle’s electronic plugs, allowing for easy plugging into your vehicle’s wiring system during installation and removal at any time.

The fitment of a Unichip with a Unichip X-Connect is easy, reliable, fast, and can be removed at any time for servicing or vehicle replacement.

HOW MUCH POWER GAIN CAN I EXPECT?

The power increase from your Unichip will vary based on the vehicle’s state of tune, type of engine, prevailing conditions, and fuel in your country. In some instances, peak power may only increase by a few percentage points on normally aspirated engines, while turbocharged vehicles may see a safe and effective extraction of 10-15% more power.

DO I HAVE TO PURCHASE A UNICHIP AND EASY CONNECT SEPARATELY?

Dastek manufactures pre-fitted Unichip Easy Connect systems already fitted with a Unichip. However, you are free to purchase the Unichip and Unichip Easy Connect independently, requiring your performance specialist to wire the Unichip into the Unichip Easy Connect loom before fitting it to your vehicle.

WILL THE UNICHIP DAMAGE MY VEHICLE?

No. The Unichip is fitted into pre-existing electronic plugs, intercepting electronic signals, changing them based on your desired performance setting, and sending them to various parts of the engine. No wires on your vehicle are cut or damaged when fitting a Unichip Easy Connect System.

WILL THE UNICHIP AFFECT MY VEHICLE'S WARRANTY?

Despite its safety and the absence of wire cutting in the vehicle’s wiring loom, the Unichip is not approved by vehicle manufacturers and may affect your vehicle’s warranty. Nevertheless, the Unichip Easy Connect system is easy to remove and reinstall by simply reconnecting it to your vehicle.

HOW DOES THE UNICHIP WORK AND ON WHICH VEHICLES?

Unichip is a piggyback system THAT CAN BE INSTALLED ON ANY VEHICLE WITH AN ECU, meaning it does not permanently change or reprogram the inputs from your vehicle’s electronic control unit (ECU). The system intercepts signals, changes them as required, and sends them to various engine components.

If your Unichip has been fitted directly onto the vehicle, it is hardwired to the wiring harness. If you have opted for a Unichip Easy Connect, you can plug it in and remove it as needed, such as during a service or vehicle replacement.

WHY SHOULD YOU CHOOSE THE UNICHIP?

There are many reasons to opt for a Unichip and Unichip Easy Connect. Most importantly, the Unichip is a fully reprogrammable computer that considers virtually every engine signal.

Unlike many performance chips that only increase fuel pressure, boost, and throttle input, the Unichip monitors engine temperature, adjusts inputs for different driving needs, measures over-fueling and the fuel-air mixture, delivering safe power.

In contrast, a Unichip considers everything happening in the engine while driving, allowing the performance upgrade specialist to safely and reliably extract more power. A Unichip behaves differently when driving with a cold engine than when cruising on the highway, managing fuel pressure under load and without load to prevent over-fueling and overheating.

You can add different performance maps onto one Unichip (depending on the model). New Unichip systems offer standard, safety, high-performance, and, on some vehicles, technical off-road maps.

Consult your local performance specialist for more benefits of the Unichip and Unichip Easy Connect system.

 

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO FIT A UNICHIP?

With a Unichip Easy Connect system, you simply plug the Unichip into your vehicle, and you are ready to go. Note that high-performance fitment centers may require your vehicle to be tested on the dynamometer for optimal performance, leading to a short wait depending on your chosen dealership.

WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE A UNICHIP OVER REPROGRAMMING MY VEHICLES ECU?

Reprogramming the vehicle’s Electronic Control Unit can be tricky, and you may lose the ability to revert to standard settings if something goes wrong. ECU reprogramming also requires a great deal of time and, like simple performance chips on competitor vehicles, may not always consider high-risk factors, such as vehicle temperature and fuel mixture, or allow for different settings for various uses.

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