What is Unichip?
Unichip is a fully programmable engine management
system which allows 408 optimised fuel and ignition parameters to be channelled
through a vehicles standard factory ECU to deliver maximum power, optimised drivability
and improved fuel economy.
Why Should I install a Unichip to my car?
The most obvious reason to install Unichip in
your car 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
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, high flow air cleaners,
performance cam shafts, or larger turbochargers and intercoolers.
How much extra power can I expect from
Power gains of 10KW to 30KW are common place, as measured by an 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 of the engine
control unit. No two engines are identical. Unichip results are verified by
before and after dynamometer tests, measured at 100% throttle opening across the
entire RPM Range.
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Will Unichip improve my cars fuel
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 openings. With Unichip, it is a simple
procedure to correctly adjust the air fuel ratio over the 12 throttle
positions and maximise the fuel economy for cruising at part throttle.
How is Unichip different from "performance
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.
What are the engine management
advantages of Unichip?
Unlike many other engine management systems, Unichip does not alter the cold start, knock sensors, water
temperature sensors, air temp sensors or 02 sensors. All remain genuine
components. A major advantage of Unichip is that it works in harmony
with the factory ECU to enhance and
unleash the best possible performance result without compromising engine
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 ECU.
Is Unichip suitable for all EFI cars?
Most EFI cars, whether normally aspirated, turbocharged,
supercharged, with 4, 6 or 8 cylinders respond brilliantly to Unichip
"I've been racing cars nearly 25 years. In this time one of the
most significant changes affecting engine performance has been the introduction
of electronic engine management systems.
The only downside has been the lack of adjustability of the factory
engine management system.
Unichip's software and adjustable supplementary ECU is a fantastic
Product. We can now tune cars for peak power and performance across the
entire RPM range. I think it's best value for money performance gain you
"I'm very impressed with the power gained from the Unichip Engine
control Unit. Speed and reliability are paramount in GT Production car
racing and Unichip delivers both. The Porsche 911 RS-Cs is a great car,
with Unichip on board it's even better."