100 series Diesel Chip?

Submitted: Friday, May 20, 2005 at 21:08
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G'day all, I have a question regarding 100 Series Turbo Diesel upgrade chip. Does any body have a prefence for one chip over an other and why? Thanks in advance.
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Reply By: Kalgoorlie Escapee - Saturday, May 21, 2005 at 16:28

Saturday, May 21, 2005 at 16:28
There is a lot of information out there, try a search through the archives. From the data I have found, there are 3 types availabe - Tuneit, Dtronic and some other one.
They basically work the same by remaping the fuel injection (timiming and volume), it is not a matter of simply adding more fuel. I am about to chip my LC100 T/D. I am going to opt for the Dtronic from feedback in the Bushtracker usergroup - it is preprogrammed at the factory for the vehicle (plug and play) and cannot easily be reprogrammed by the user. The tuneit can be reprogrammed manually by the user and reprogrammed (via laptop) if changing the other components (exhaust, intercooler etc). Not quite sure if the layman should stuff with the variables.
Dtronic does offer a "full monty" upgrade for $4k (exhaust bigger, intercooler and chip), but I have sourced just the chip for $1520.
Is there a better deal out there?
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Reply By: Member - DOZER- Saturday, May 21, 2005 at 17:10

Saturday, May 21, 2005 at 17:10
Hi
read alot of bad things about some of the chips...id suggest you go to Safari for a good one (i know theirs is) and whilst there, get one of their intercoolers and a straight through muffler too.
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Reply By: Trekkie - Saturday, May 21, 2005 at 21:35

Saturday, May 21, 2005 at 21:35
I purchased a Dtronic 18 months ago to fit to my auto 100 series T/D. Towing a Kimberley Kamper, I have noticed an enormous difference - easy to fit - no real difference in fuel economy. From recollection I only paid $1200. It is the single most impressive part I have added to my rig. A friend who we frequently travel with has a T/D 80 series manual (with Kimberley) and prior to fitting, he was able to easily keep up with me on steep gradients and heavy going off road work. Now my rig pulls away from his with power to spare. You will not be disappointed.
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Reply By: 100 Series - Sunday, May 22, 2005 at 17:09

Sunday, May 22, 2005 at 17:09
Check out this item on ebay.

Unichip Computer upgrade & Safari Intercooler, bids starting at $1300

Item number: 4551439733
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Follow Up By: Kalgoorlie Escapee - Monday, May 23, 2005 at 09:04

Monday, May 23, 2005 at 09:04
Unichip don't manufacture for T/D (maybe they did in the past), but now only support petro/gas models. The wiring harnesses for post 2002 cruisers have changed, so I doubt if if I will chase tht one up - buyer beware. Thanks for the info anyway
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Reply By: NedKelly - Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at 14:08

Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at 14:08
mate I wouldnt touch the Dtronic with a ten foot pole after reading some of the problems people have been having with them on overlander forum.
try the others
http://www.turboglide.com.au/turbochargers/rapid.htm
http://www.tunit.com.au
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