Dchip and Exhaust

Submitted: Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 17:42

Member - Lance S (VIC)

G'day all,

I have just been quoted $2950 for a dchip and 2.75" mandrel bend exhaust with straight thru muffler in alloy and dump pipe with cat from Beaudesert.

Also included is dyno, standard when i first drive in, then dyno again after exhaust is fitted, then dyno again after chip is fitted.
Is that a fair price or am i getting ripped, i know i could probably do a little bit better if i went to seperate places , but it is the convenience getting it done at the one place.


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Reply By: Member - Motley Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 18:29


I paid about the same for a Unichip and exhaust system about 2 years ago on a Lexus V8 petrol. I think the price is fair. if you feel comfortable that they will do a good job, then I think you will be pleased with the result.

My research was that the modified chip without the modified exhaust would only deliver about 50% of the potential improvement.

My advice? Go with it.
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Reply By: Member - Effie C (NT) Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 19:08

DChip approx 1200 and another 150 to fit, that is what Berrima __ Diesel charged us and they are the distributor / importers of the DChip, Exhaust from Beaudesert was quoted at 750 plus another couple hundred if we wanted to drive other to have it fitted
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Reply By: SR5MattK Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 19:10

I have recently been pursuing information on these accessories for our hiilux as we have been towing a camper and have been wondering if some more power wouldn't go astray.
Only this week I obtained a quote from a place called Brisbane Tuning and Turbo (in the phone book). They quoted $2550 for a DP Chip and 3" mandrel exhaust for my 2004 KZN165R Hilux, including 'tuning' - what ever that could possibly entail - and dyno before and after. This business featured in an old magazine. It might be worth giving them a call if you are in the SE Qld corner to see what they have to offer?
Was your quote with Beaudesert Exhausts?
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Follow Up By: Member - Lance S (VIC)

Matt, unfortunately i am in Victoria and yes it is a Beaudesert exhaust that has to come down from QLD. I think the dump pipe is the difference in price.


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Follow Up By: Member - Mick O (VIC)


did you give Aaron at ATOC a ring?

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Follow Up By: Member - Lance S (VIC)


No as yet, but does he do all that, including dyno?


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Follow Up By: Member - Troll 81 (QLD)

Brisbane Tuning and Turbo did a dyno and replaced my MAF sensor ages ago and was very happy with their service and advice...they know their engines down there
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Reply By: Richard W (NSW) Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 19:34


Is that the DP or D'tronic chip?
I paid $1100 fitted for a 3" mandrel bent exhaust and $1500 for a D'tronic chip which I installed myself.

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Follow Up By: Member - Lance S (VIC)


It is a DP chip which is costing me $1350, plus $100 for dyno's and $1500 for exhaust all fitted.


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Reply By: Member - Graham H (QLD) Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 20:30

Cost of aluminised steel 3"mandrel bent exhaust for a 100 series fitted and dyno'd before and after with a 3 1/2 "dump pipe plus welding a spigot for the EGT sender $1100. Fitted a Dtronic myself $950 off Ebay.

Could have got a Stainless steel pipe for a bit over $1500

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At that price i would nearly make the drive up there
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew (WA)

How do you rate the result Graham???
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD)

Great went from 143hp at wheels to 165.2

Goes like a cut cat.
Was done at AAMS in Sandgate. Dont know whos exhaust but was either Beaudesert or DTS at Towoomba..

Couldnt be happier.

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Reply By: balko Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 21:14

Got the dp on my canter .Well worth it for towing heavy caravans but when unladen seems to blow heaps of black smoke so i back the chip off Cheers Tony cost $1350 fitted
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD)

Well the Dtronic doesnt do that.
Previously when I floored it everything behind me disappeared in black smoke.
Now they just disappear in the distance with hardly any seeable smoke at all.
They are tuned at birth and cant be adjusted later even rang the distributors to check.

At $950 and came unused in original box I couldnt turn it down.

Am off around the block starting next week so will see how it goes.
Have had it for about 9 months and really happy.

Took a mate out today who is used to 100's and I floored it and his exclamation was and I quote"What the F**** have you got in there"
and its got about 150 kg of gear in the back.

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Reply By: TerraFirma Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 13:36

Lance, Are you talking about a Victorian operation or Queensland.? Beaudesert Qld Right.? Noticed your membership says VIC.? Only ask because I would be curious to know who is doing this type of work in VIC and any good.?
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Follow Up By: Member - Lance S (VIC)

G'day TerraFirma,

The exhausts comes out of QLD, i have a 3 prices, all about the same, from ARB in Thomastown, Diesel Tec in Lilydale and Atoc in Belgrave South recommended by Mick O. Waiting on one more quote.


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