Exhaust/chip upgrade Melb

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Hi All,

I am looking at getting a exhaust and chip upgrade for Nissan CRD Patrol. I am looking for any recommendations, or who to stay away from, in the Northern suburbs of Melb.


Thanks, Kevin
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Reply By: Mick O - Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014 at 13:26

Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014 at 13:26
I'd reccommend Turbo engineering in Thomastown. They did the work on my ute (Write up in the blog). Uses a fully integrated fuel rail chip rather than the plug and play resistor or fuel pulse types then a lot of time on the dyno tuning it to your specific needs (mine was towing and hard 4x4 grunt up sandhills and across desert country. The results were outstanding. Not cheap but well worth a chat to Ray.


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Follow Up By: Member - warren G (VIC) - Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014 at 17:58

Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014 at 17:58
go to turbo engineering only if you want crap service and deal with people who wont back items they make[apparently ] or if you want to buy a chip from him I could sell you mine it was the most expensive one he had at the time $1600 I think and when I had it on a dyno to check its performance it went worse. after no satisfaction I sent them a copy of the dyno and a offer to purchase the item back at half price but received no response. come to think of it I went to them from a referral from this site as they are on the other side of town from me. big mistake. anyway the chip is for sale .
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Follow Up By: Mick O - Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014 at 22:13

Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014 at 22:13
Sorry to hear about that Warren. Appears that we are at the opposite end of the service and satisfaction scale. I too went on a recommendation and I had them do the install and dyno work as well as fitment of the Taipan exhaust. All part of the package. My outcomes were very positive with amazing change in performance and power in the steed. It produced a flatter and longer torque band which is what I was after. In a nutshell it went from Moose to gazelle. Ray can have a somewhat paternalistic bed side manner but overall I have been very satisfied with the result.
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Reply By: Member - Wildmax - Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014 at 13:41

Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014 at 13:41
Slightly off topic, but has anyone got any views on doing just an exhaust upgrade?
I'm considering going to a 3 inch exhaust (ARB or Beaudesert) on my 08 diesel Hilux, and have been told by others that there is quite a noticeable power gain for towing, sand driving etc.
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Reply By: bluefella - Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014 at 14:21

Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014 at 14:21
My opinion is Unichip are the best available and a 3" zorst. To get the full benefit of either you need both.
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Reply By: craigandej - Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014 at 14:49

Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014 at 14:49
I have a Beaudesert exhaust and DP Chip installed in my V8 troopy. Very noticeable increase in power and surprisingly, fuel economy also. I would definitely recommend you install an EGT gauge as well, as you will run hotter exhaust temps. The Beaudesert exhaust comes with a threaded hole to take a gauge.
I bought the troopy from a guy who towed extensively and had the mods done from new. I probably would not have considered the upgrade otherwise. I remove the chip for Toyota servicing. Love it! I added the gauge later for my own benefit.

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Reply By: Allen R - Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014 at 17:35

Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014 at 17:35
I have seen 2 Nissan crd since christmas with major issues with the inlet manifold gumming up via the egr valve, one was noticed early and cleaned out but the other completely stuffed the motor, apparently this is a common thing with these.
I bought a DP chip and 3 inch exhaust to fit my PK ranger and am very happy with these and very easy to fit.
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Follow Up By: Gronk - Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014 at 18:25

Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014 at 18:25
Common with the CRDI motors....put in an EGR blank
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