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Old 04-21-2002, 02:22 PM   #1
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Default TXS Unichip questions - please help!

I already have a TXS Unichip. I willl be getting and installing a Godspeed uppipe and downpipe shortly (so i guess i will be tuned to stage 2?). I already have an HKS catback exhaust, samco intercooler hoses, and K&N filter with v 1.5 map on my Unichip.

I have been thinking of getting the Samco turbo Inlet hose and a new intake for my next performance mods. I guess my question is can my chip be safely tuned for these mods along with the mods that i already have? Is it even very beneficial to get an upgraded intake of should i stay with the K&N filter? If I upgrade my intake what are the chances of throwing a CEL and are they worth the hassle if they do?

I guess I am asking these questions becasue i have a bad taste in my mouth about tuning this thing (Unichip)...i talked to Phil at TXS and maybe i misunderstood him, but I think he said something like when i when get my up/downpipes put on they will flash my chip to stage 2...but if i put an intake on (blitz SUS or LM) or new turbo inlet hose in addition my car will run badly becasue they haven't figured out a way to give the car enough fuel. I swear I have seen many memebes with a similar setup to what i want. Am I totaly crazy or can this be done safely and without upgrading my fuel system?

I would really like to go this route...to see how the car drives for a while before going all out and getting a new turbo/intercooler, and fuel system (injectors and fuel pump).

Thanks for listening guys. Please help me get a grasp on this.

~ Joe
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Old 04-21-2002, 02:33 PM   #2
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You can tune the unichip for a wide range of situations. Not really sure what you mean by:

"I guess my question is can my chip be safely tuned for these mods along with the mods that i already have?"

Are you asking if the same program will run on both sets of mods? It should be ok but you won't have optimal performance, as you never will unless you have a map tuned specifically for "your car"... But sometimes the $$ for the dyno tune isn't worth the investment for some people.
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Old 04-21-2002, 02:37 PM   #3
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I'm sorry, I meant can the Unichip be tuned for my existing mods (stage 2) + uppipe, turbo inlet hose, intercooler hoses, and a new intake.

Sorry if I didn't word things correctly...I know the chip can be tuned for a whole range of modifications...I just wanted to know if this was a possible setup withoug upgrading my fuel setup.

I guess i was just confused on the "pre setup map" idea and the custom dyno tune. Since these mods are not included in the stage 2 map I would need to take it to TXS and get a custom map made for me?

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Old 04-21-2002, 03:50 PM   #4
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you should be ok with those mods and stock fuel..
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Old 04-21-2002, 04:01 PM   #5
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I took my Blitz SUS Intake removed so I could get a unichip. Mark at TurboXS said that he couldn't send me a pre-mapped unichip to work with the intake because it makes the airflow too variable. He also said that he could tune it if I were to bring my car there, but he just couldn't send me an already pre-mapped one.
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Old 04-21-2002, 04:11 PM   #6
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I guess i was just confused on the "pre setup map" idea and the custom dyno tune. Since these mods are not included in the stage 2 map I would need to take it to TXS and get a custom map made for me?

~ Joe
Yup! The stage1 and stage 2 are just "preset" maps. He can't tune for your mods unless you actually get on his dyno. Maybe he can work with the charts from another dyno, but I dunno.

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Old 04-21-2002, 06:40 PM   #7
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What intake are you going to get?

This makes a big difference to the answer to your question, as there are some that are just a pain to tune around, and that may be what Phil was saying. I know that Mark told me that they can spend a really long time getting the timing consistant on cars with some aftermarket intakes. Injen seems to be ok, but the truth is, the factory air box is not that bad. The worst part of the intake path is AFTER the intake box, so anything that does not replace from turbo forward is not going to make huge gains.

On a stock ECU you'll run a little leaner with an intake, but thats more to do with the MAS not actually getting a good count of the air going into the motor because the size and placement of the mas housing on most aftermarket intakes is not exactly correct.

try everything else, and leave the intake off...


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Old 04-21-2002, 07:02 PM   #8
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Thanks guys...looks like i will stay away from an intake for a while. I do live about 45 minutes from TXS, but i think their dyno is booked up for a while.

You think the Samco turbo inlet hose will case a lean condition as well? Man...so much to think about.

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Thanks guys...looks like i will stay away from an intake for a while. I do live about 45 minutes from TXS, but i think their dyno is booked up for a while.

You think the Samco turbo inlet hose will case a lean condition as well? Man...so much to think about.

~ Joe
The samco hose is not too bad... best bet is to book some dyno time with us, and let us get the car running the way it should. Off the shelf maps are nice, and will work for a bit, but if given the chance (since your only 45 minutes) you should get the car on the dyno.

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Old 04-21-2002, 07:55 PM   #10
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Nice. Well thank you very much for your time. I can't wait to meet you guys and get some time on the dyno.

Congratulations on your new position with TXS!!!

~ Joe Maluso
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