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Old 03-02-2011, 03:18 PM   #1
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Performance Chips????

What would be a good performance chip for a 4.0L tacoma that improves gas mileage plus horsepower/torque???
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Old 03-02-2011, 03:21 PM   #2
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There are no chips for the 4.0 Tacoma. APR makes a piggy back computer that works great but it is about $1100.
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I own a UNICHIP performance chip. I don't have any official numbers unfortunately, They claim an extra 25 - 27 HP and an extra 1-2 MPG. As far as my own personal opinion of it? I love it

When I flick the on switch, it hauls ass, when I flick the off switch, it hauls slightly less ass.

I also have an AFE stage 2 CAI and a magnaflow cat-back. When I ordered my UNICHIP I got it with a Map including those two upgrades for a better tune.
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the chips you see on e-bay thats like $25 is a peice of plastic wraped around some wires
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Old 03-02-2011, 03:25 PM   #5
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Chips do nothing they only make you feel like they're doing something.
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Chips do nothing they only make you feel like they're doing something.
Not always true. Good chips like Jet Chip made a big improvement on vehicles that actually used EPROM chips in the ECU. But now that technology is outdated.
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so the unichip is pretty good? because with my tacoma i get like 13 miles per gallon and i need help nowadays in the gas department.... how easy it to install the unichip?
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Features
  • The Unichip Performance Chip kit comes with both the module and harness and is custom programmed for your specific make, model and year vehicle
  • The first control module to maximize performance for both modified and stock vehicles
  • Piggybacks on your ECU to modify the signal and resend it to your vehicle's computer-never altering stock settings
  • Custom tuning accounts for popular aftermarket modifications like intake and exhaust systems
  • Expect sizable gains in horsepower and torque across the entire RPM band
  • Along with power and torque, Unichip Performance Chips optimize drivability by precisely mapping ignition and air/fuel timing
  • Maximizes fuel mileage at partial throttle for daily driving—maximizes horsepower at full throttle for performance driving
  • Invisible to the factory ECU-Unichip Performance Chips never leave a "footprint" and cannot be reflashed by a dealer
  • 2 unique timing maps offer varied levels of performance and adjustments for octane ratings
  • The Plug n' Play harness features factory plugs and connecters for a seamless fit
  • Easily plug the Unichip Performance Chip into your vehicle's ECU in a matter of minutes
  • Your Unichip Performance Chip is backed by a 1-year warranty
  • Not legal for sale or use on pollution-controlled vehicles in the state of California
Description

Liberate your vehicle and let it run free whether it’s stock or modified. Unichip performance chip control modules are built vehicle specific and dyno-tuned for aftermarket mods like cold air intake and performance exhaust. Auto makers saddle their vehicles with sluggish ECU settings to appease the average driver. You’re not the average driver—get the Unichip, lift those restrictions and uncage your vehicle’s full potential.

Not just a chip, Unichip is a full-functioning computer that safely maximizes performance. The Unichip piggybacks your ECU—plugging right into factory connectors—where it receives, modifies and resends the signal; never altering or reprogramming factory settings. This frees up 100% of your engine’s available power 100% of the time.

2 timing maps adjust for octane ratings and desired performance levels with an in-cab switch. You can also expect optimized fuel mileage along with the intense power and torque gains. And, your Unichip Performance Module boasts a 1-year warranty.
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so the unichip is pretty good? because with my tacoma i get like 13 miles per gallon and i need help nowadays in the gas department.... how easy it to install the unichip?
If you are getting that low of MPG then you need to change your driving habits. See below for my average that includes offroading, drag racing and daily driving.

The Unichip unit is plug and play.
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Straight From Manufacturer site:
http://www.unichip.us/vehicle/vehicl...ota-Tacoma-40L
  • Add's up to 27hp & 26ft-lb .
  • Easily plugs into the stock ECU & ECU harness in minutes , no programming necessary .
  • Realizes the full potential of Aftermarket add-on's like Cold-Air-Intakes & exhaust systems , as each kit comes pre-mapped for the exact set-up of each car or truck.
  • No end-user tuning necessary , just plug the kit into the car & you're ready to go.
  • Easily upgradeable for future add-on's.
  • Each kit comes with two maps : a low octane performance map & a high octane performance map, switchable from within the vehicle.
  • Fully tuneable by a Unichip Custom Tuner for customized add-on's . This basically means that the Engine Management System in your ride is now as tuner friendly as the most advanced Standalone systems in the world , without sacrificing any of the factory features. This feature is unmatched by any reflash-tuning or other similar product.
  • Plug 'n Play harnesses are fully Flux capable - purchase Flux when you purchase the Plug 'n Play kit or upgrade later - Flux simply plugs into the Unichip Plug 'n Play harness.
  • Plug 'n Play kits are removed from the vehicle in minutes , returning the vehicle to stock tuning , without leaving a footprint of ever having been modified (a feature which reflash-tuning cannot match).
  • ROADSPEED-LIMIT Removal now available . Write : "Remove roadspeed limiter" in the comments section of the checkout . This feature is only available on this website.
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If you are getting that low of MPG then you need to change your driving habits. See below for my average that includes offroading, drag racing and daily driving.

The Unichip unit is plug and play.
i thinks its b/c of what he has on his truck
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Moments like this where people ask me about things I have installed. I really wish I kept track of my fuel use..
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mileage is that low due to 35 inch tires, look at pics on profile for your own opinion of what i should be getting
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i thinks its b/c of what he has on his truck
I missed that part.
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so the unichip is pretty good? because with my tacoma i get like 13 miles per gallon and i need help nowadays in the gas department.... how easy it to install the unichip?
Be sure and pencil out how much money you'll save on gas if you get 1mpg or even 2mpg better gas mileage, and compare that to the cost of the chip. Make sure you do apples to apples comparison and if the chip only gets those numbers by using premium gas.

Oh, and if they say "up to" - well that's a maximum improvement not a minimum improvement. Odds are to get that they added other performance improving parts to the truck, measured, and then snapped in their chip and remeasured.
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mileage is that low due to 35 inch tires, look at pics on profile for your own opinion of what i should be getting
how many km's on your ride? maybe its time for a tune up
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theres only 22,000 miles on it, truck doesnt leave town much
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so the unichip is pretty good? because with my tacoma i get like 13 miles per gallon and i need help nowadays in the gas department.... how easy it to install the unichip?
as far as mpg, im running 35s as well. i get about 14 city/mts and 18.5-19 hwy. so thats pretty normal. sweet truck!
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what type of tires, im running pro comps/ mud terrains
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