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What is a Unichip?

The UNICHIP gives the properly trained technician full control over the Fuel and Timing functions of most electronically controlled vehicles (Petrol or Diesel). Not only can mixtures and timing be set, but also it can be set under various load and RPM conditions. This gives one the ability to optimise the vehicle for economy under light load conditions and set it up for optimum performance under full-throttle conditions.

The UNICHIP is much more than just a "chip". In actual fact it is a fully functioning computer which is added to the vehicle’s existing engine control unit (ECU). Apart from controlling general Timing and Fuel Mixtures it can also do Boost Control, EGT protection, drive existing injectors (Petrol or Diesel ) or additional Injectors, eliminate road speed governors and much, much more. It can be accurately described as a "Piggyback" computer. With 5 Map capabilities you can have a custom tune to suit your specific needs, eg High Octane map, Low Octane map, High Boost map, Low Boost Map, Economy map, towing map, Immobiliser map. The possibilities are endless.


Why should I install a Unichip to my car?

The most obvious reason is to increase engine performance. Significant gains in torque and power across the entire RPM range are possible. In addition, the engine will be smoother, deliver greater response and maximise fuel efficiency at all RPM and throttle positions. A second reason is to harness the performance value of engine and exhaust modifications. Standard engine management systems are not programmed to cater for exhaust headers, cat back exhaust systems, hi flow air filters, performance cam shafts or larger turbo chargers and intercoolers.


How does the Unichip increase engine power?

Every engine requires optimum timing and air fuel ratio at all RPM and load conditions. Unichip gives the experienced Unichip authorized agent the access and ability to adjust and optimise timing, fuel system and boost if required in real time on a chassis dynamometer to suit YOUR vehicle.

Unichip Real Time Tuning- what does this mean. Real Time Tuning describes the process whereby adjustments are made to Timing and Air Fuel Ratio whilst running the vehicle on a chassis dynamometer. In doing so the Unichip authorized agent can see the power gains live from the dynamometer whilst making changes to Timing and Air Fuel Ratio's with the Unichip in Real Time. This greatly reduces the time spent on the Dynamometer to achieve a perfect tune.


How much power can I expect?

Power gains of 10kw-30kw are common place, as measured by a Unichip authorized dealer on a accurate chassis dynamometer. Whilst less common power gains of 50kw have been verified. The exact power gain however depends on the design and condition of the engine and the factory calibration on the engine control unit. No two engines are identical. Unichip results represents the optimisation of each individual engine. Unichip results are verified by before and after dynamometer, tests, measured at 100% throttle opening across the entire RPM range.


Will Unichip improve my fuel economy?

Yes. In most driving conditions Unichip will improve fuel economy. Many modern fuel injected engines waste fuel by running very rich air fuel ratios at part throttle and full throttle openings. With Unichip, it is a simple procedure to correctly adjust the air fuel ratio and timing over the entire engine operation for maximum economy at light throttle and maximum power at full throttle.


How is Unichip different from “performance chip”?

Unichip is a supplementary engine management system, As such; it is far more advanced than “generic plug-in performance chip” products. It is individually programmable to meet the requirements of engine and driver. Being fully adjustable Unichip can cater for non-standard, current and future engine modifications. Best of all, Unichip can deliver the most personalised power result every time – uniquely tuned for fuel type and rating and even particular ambient conditions of operation. With optional 5 map capability, your Unichip authorized agent can tailor a tune to suit your requirements.

Best of all there is a 99% chance that you can install your Unichip to your new car when the time comes. Meaning you only have to buy a Unichip once, simply swap it from vehicle to vehicle with tuning only required.


Is the original factory engine control unit modified by installing Unichip?

No. Unichip is a supplementary computer which is programmed to contain the optimum fuel and ignition adjustments for each individual engine.

The factory engine management control unit is not altered in any way, The Unichip ECU is simply installed by connecting to the wires of the original factory E.C.U.

Plug and Play options available for most vehicles. Once removed there is no electronic footprint left behind for dealers to find.


Will The UNICHIP fit on my car? I can't find it on the web site?

Yes, the chances are very high that the Unichip will fit on your car, in fact 98% chance that we can hardwire a Unichip to your vehicle.

We have access to 1000’s of Unichip wiring diagrams from vehicles dating back to 1992-present day! These can be fitted and custom tuned by any of the Unichip authorized agents found on the web page.

To give you an example below is a list of vehicle models we have for petrol and diesel! So if you can find it on the web page email or call and we will have an answer for you!


Unichip Vehicle list:

1.ALFA
2.AUDI
3.BAW
4.BMW
5.BUICK
6.CADILLAC
7.CHEV
8.CHERY
9.CHRYSLER
10.CITROEN
11.COLT
12.DAEWOO
13.DAIHATSU
14.DODGE
15.DUCATI
16.FERRARI
17.FIAT
18.FORD
19.FOTON
20.GEELY
21.GONOW
22.Great Wall Motors
23.HARLEY
24.HOLDEN
25.HONDA
26.HYUNDAI
27.HUMMER
28.INFINITI
29.ISUZU
30.Iveco
31.JAGUAR
32.JEEP
33.KAWASAKI
34.KIA
35.LAMBORGHINI
36.LANCIA
37.LOTUS
38.MAHINDRA
39.MASERATI
40.MAZDA
41.MERCEDES
42.MG
43.MINI
44.MITSUBISHI
45.NEWSLETTERS
46.NISSAN
47.NOBLE
48.OPEL
49.PEUGEOT
50.PLUG&PLAY
51.PLYMOUTH
52.PONTIAC
53.PORSCHE
54.PROTON
55.RENAULT
56.ROVER
57.SAAB
58.SEAT
59.SKODA
60.SSANG YONG
61.SUBARU
62.SUZUKI
63.TATA
64.TOYOTA
65.VOLVO
66.VW
67.YAMAHA


Unichip product warranty?

A 2 year unlimited kilometer warranty applies for all Unichip products.


Can I fit a Unichip Myself?

No, this is not an end user set up. The Unichip needs to be purchased from an Unichip Authorized agent. This has always been done this way to ensure you get the best quality service with the best quality after Market tuning solution.


Will a Unichip Void My Factory Warranty?

No. However technically anything after market you add to your vehicle can affect the warranty, for example fitting a snorkel, exhaust, suspension upgrades, a winch, second or third battery.
The benefit of the plug and play system, is it can be easily unplugged/removed from the Vehicle with NO electronic foot print left in the E.C.U. so it cannot be traced that it was ever there.

We have never had a Unichip cause any failure to any vehicle, we have been the distributors for the past 4 years and prior to that we where Unichip agents since 1994.

I would like to make it clear that the Unichip cannot cause a fault with the engine or driveline of your vehicle, we have specifically set up our dealer network to carry out the entire works to your vehicle, from fitment to tuning, one of the main reasons we do not sell over the counter is to stop any end user faults caused by incorrect fitment.

Will Unichip take responsibility if a fault occurs that is caused by the Unichip that has been fitted from an Authorised agent?

Yes 100%.

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