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    Kon nie regtig iets op forum kry oor Unichip met die 4.0L Jeep nie, myne is n 1998.
    I have changed to free flow exhaust (no CAT) and K&N bed filter. At the moment I get about 7.5 km per Lt all terrain driving.

    Has any of you installed Unichip to your 4.0l's and what was the difference in fuel consumption and Hp.

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    Average is 10-15% increase kw and about 12% fuel consumption improvement

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    Has anyone installed this form this forum ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by garethels View Post
    Average is 10-15% increase kw and about 12% fuel consumption improvement

    Hallo Gareth

    I saw your remark on the forum about the effects of installing a unichip. Please find reference attached.
    I'm thinking of installing a chip on my Diahatsu Terios, primarily to improve fuel consumption.
    What is your experiece - is it worth it?

    Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilverSteel View Post
    Hallo Gareth

    I saw your remark on the forum about the effects of installing a unichip. Please find reference attached.
    I'm thinking of installing a chip on my Diahatsu Terios, primarily to improve fuel consumption.
    What is your experiece - is it worth it?

    Thank you

    Ghian du Toit
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    Om daai tipe verbeterings te kry met 'n chip op 'n petrol engine is onrealisties.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SilverSteel View Post
    Hallo Gareth

    I saw your remark on the forum about the effects of installing a unichip. Please find reference attached.
    I'm thinking of installing a chip on my Diahatsu Terios, primarily to improve fuel consumption.
    What is your experiece - is it worth it?

    Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilverSteel View Post
    Hallo Gareth

    I saw your remark on the forum about the effects of installing a unichip. Please find reference attached.
    I'm thinking of installing a chip on my Diahatsu Terios, primarily to improve fuel consumption.
    What is your experiece - is it worth it?

    Thank you

    Ghian du Toit
    Hi, from what I can recall a terios motor is a petrol, naturally aspirated motor. You wont see any gains with a chip on your Terios, as has been said before.
    And dont let the chipping companies tell you otherwise!

    I'd rather spend the money on a free'er flowing exhaust.
    maybe others can give some other suggestions.

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    How bad can a Terios fuel consumption be?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham View Post
    Hi, from what I can recall a terios motor is a petrol, naturally aspirated motor. You wont see any gains with a chip on your Terios, as has been said before.
    And dont let the chipping companies tell you otherwise!

    I'd rather spend the money on a free'er flowing exhaust.
    maybe others can give some other suggestions.

    Cheers,
    Agreed, if you want good consumption, drive slower. If you want more power, fit a turbo or a bigger motor. Chipping a modern petrol vehicle will have little effect if any.

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    Reminds me.
    About 15 yrs ago my mate saved and saved so he could chip his Golf 3 GTI, we all saw a chip as the absolute number one answer to instant power, all the adverts in the speed and sound magazine said so.
    He eventually had enough money and got it done.
    We were all so unbelievably disappointed with the 'result'. Absolutely no difference, and he was a couple grand poorer.
    Lesson learnt. Chips and naturally aspirated cars throwing money away.
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    See my answer here:

    https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum...11#post4589811

    The Terios has a very poorly designed low-cost pressed steel exhaust manifold, and many of them crack like mine did, so I had to make a plan with that.

    I had a Unichip lying around, fitted a Viper branch and free flow and removed the CAT.

    All of that together with the Unichip (R10K more or less) made a nice difference. Not 15% fuel saving, maybe 10%, but it was much nicer on the road - overtaking become do-able, and better torque against the long hills. I even towed a small camping trailer with this setup.

    Only fitting a Unichip will probably not make any real-world difference.
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    Placebo effect
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    Default Re: Unichip

    Question ...If the chip gives 15 percent more power and 10 percent better fuel economy then why did the manufacturer not fit it ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rayll View Post
    Question ...If the chip gives 15 percent more power and 10 percent better fuel economy then why did the manufacturer not fit it ?
    Cost. They tune the engine for overall best economy and performance but more often than not any after market management or add on can better this. These add ons cost more than the original management and the average driver can not apreciate the difference compared to the extra cost. Same goes for after market shocks and springs and a host of other options, it is a bean counter thing
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