Advice Needed: Which chip brand is best?

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Mon Jan 05, 2015 7:03 pm

Hi
All, i'm new to the Hilux 4x4 forum and hope to learn a lot from the more experienced Hilux drivers.
I'm not sure if this was asked before.
Have anyone chipped their 2.7i Hilux (1998-2002) model. Mine (double cab) is chipped by Turboman (by previous owner), but I'm wondering if I shouldn't go for SAC...??? Im also contemplating on doing a performance chip rather than 50/50 (performance/fuel consumption). Can anyone give me some advice? If you have chipped your 2.7i like this, do you have the before and after figures?

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Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:30 pm

Welcome, I am not sure about chipping the 2.7, but I have a Dastek Q+ chip (SAC uses the Dastek chip) in my KZ-TE. Never looked back.

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Hi Hanlo

Also had a 2.7 but vvti... I had it chipped, did the zuarsts and performance air filter and got some nice gains but don't expect gains you get in TD hiluxes...
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Tue Jan 06, 2015 8:10 pm

Thanks Louis and hangover for the tips.

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Tue Jan 06, 2015 8:35 pm

On a petrol, the best chip is a simba tjippie...
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Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:43 am

Thanks James, do they make racechip or unichip as well? :mrgreen:

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Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:54 am

Go straight to Dastek

1. they are cheaper
2. the unichip is done in such a way that when you are conservative with your foot in town or where ever it is set for fuel consumption but put your foot doewn then it opens up every thing (they call it throttle wide open) had mine chipped there in December (4.0 V6) and what a difference in both departments, I have a savings of about 1 km/l and the throttle response is way better.
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Wed Jan 07, 2015 9:11 pm

Thanks Obelix for the advice, will definitely look at Dasteck.

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Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:57 pm

Having had a Unichip in my Hilux for more than 370 000km I am very happy - a rock solid reliable product.

Remember, the guy who promises you the most power does not tell you it will also break sooner...
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Thu Jan 08, 2015 9:53 am

Obelix and Dogmatix wrote:Go straight to Dastek

1. they are cheaper
2. the unichip is done in such a way that when you are conservative with your foot in town or where ever it is set for fuel consumption but put your foot doewn then it opens up every thing (they call it throttle wide open) had mine chipped there in December (4.0 V6) and what a difference in both departments, I have a savings of about 1 km/l and the throttle response is way better.
Thanks Obelix - It is a question I've been meaning to ask, but never gotton around to - Most chips will definitely have a performance increase on Diesel, specifically a diesel with a turbo, but I have not seen stats for petrol vehicles without a turbo. You have had a 4.0 V6 chipped - Same as what I have - And you say there is definitely a difference? I am not so much after the performance, as the 4.0 V6 have plenty of power already, but is looking at anything that can safe on fuel (look at my fuelly stats in my signature)

If I may ask, what did it cost you and what did you have done? Chip and what else?
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Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:37 am

Oom Skoonmaker

Die chip was so R2000.00 by Dastek self.

Ek het al vier van my cats laat uitsny/breek. en soos jy weet het ek die snorkel op.

Nou die throtle response is baie better.

nou ivm consumption (and I am not typing this out loud) teen 140-150km/h op die GPS het ek 7.6 km/l gekry tussen Britstown en Kimberley se wereld.

Skoonmaker jy is meer as welkom om 'n test drive te kom wat as jy wil, bel maar net
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Ossum dude! Thanks! Ek sit dit op my to do list! :D

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Obelix and Dogmatix wrote:Oom Skoonmaker

Die chip was so R2000.00 by Dastek self.

Ek het al vier van my cats laat uitsny/breek. en soos jy weet het ek die snorkel op.

Nou die throtle response is baie better.

nou ivm consumption (and I am not typing this out loud) teen 140-150km/h op die GPS het ek 7.6 km/l gekry tussen Britstown en Kimberley se wereld.

Skoonmaker jy is meer as welkom om 'n test drive te kom wat as jy wil, bel maar net
I see beer in the future....... :twisted:
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Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:06 pm

[col[/quote]
I see beer in the future....... :twisted:[/quote].

Thunder02 - That is such an obvious statement!!! when is there not beer in my life :evil: :evil:

Skoonmaker ek het 'n twelve pack LION om te drink!
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Obelix and Dogmatix wrote:[col
I see beer in the future....... :twisted:[/quote].

Thunder02 - That is such an obvious statement!!! when is there not beer in my life :evil: :evil:

Skoonmaker ek het 'n twelve pack LION om te drink![/quote]
Any new brews out :?:
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Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:35 pm

Thunder02 wrote:
Obelix and Dogmatix wrote:[col
I see beer in the future....... :twisted:
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Thunder02 - That is such an obvious statement!!! when is there not beer in my life :evil: :evil:

Skoonmaker ek het 'n twelve pack LION om te drink![/quote]
Any new brews out :?:[/quote]

Heard last night that the special edition (limited run) Lion has just had its last production run, not sure of what the Beer people have next up there sleeve.
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Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:46 pm

Quentin, ek kan nie sien dat die chip enigsins 'n impak het op consumption nie.

Ek het self 'n swaar voet en my V6 gee my altyd tussen 7.5 en 7.8km/l - spoed tussen 140/150.
As ek 100 ry, kry ek 8.3km/l.

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Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:46 pm

en dis hoekom ek daarby hou dat op 'n petrol motor, vir die koste van die chip, jy maar kan verby hou.
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Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:49 pm

Woesman, ek het 'n vriend wat van Porterville af kom. Hy se in daai plek het almla byname. Sou vrou het 'n tweeling verwag, toe noem hy omself Die Bul van Porterville (Vlooi Naurattel).
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JamesC wrote:en dis hoekom ek daarby hou dat op 'n petrol motor, vir die koste van die chip, jy maar kan verby hou.
James - ek was op so 6.5km/l teen 120 op die gps voorheen, ek dink hulle het droog gemaak met jou enjin en hom ordentlik 'getune' in die fabriek :lol: vir +-R2000 is ek baie happy.

Ek dink daar is baie wat maar slegte kilos kry ek weet cleaner sukkel ook met syne, vir daai ouens sal ek dit aanbeveel.
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Thu Jan 08, 2015 3:41 pm

Miskien is dit omdat my engine nou ingehardloop is op 360 000km
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Thu Jan 08, 2015 3:50 pm

JamesC wrote:Miskien is dit omdat my engine nou ingehardloop is op 360 000km
moet dan plan maak om meer te ry :lol: :lol: nou eers op 180 000 km
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Thu Jan 08, 2015 8:08 pm

Hi JamesC,
Ek is maar nog nuut hier. Watse kar ry hy?
Sjoeh. Obelix en JamesC jul laat loop nogal met jul bakkies. Wat is die beste wat jul al met die V6 gekry het?

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