DPCHIP

Submitted: Friday, Sep 07, 2012 at 09:01
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G'Day,
I was just enquiring if anyone had used the DPCHIP and was the result worth the expense?
I am currently driving a NP Pajero Di-D and will be towing 5.4m Coramal Off Road Van. Any comments or advice would be appreciated.

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Richard
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Reply By: Shaker - Friday, Sep 07, 2012 at 09:51

Friday, Sep 07, 2012 at 09:51
I fitted a DP Chip to my Prado 120, there was quite a noticeable improvement in performance, however, when I fitted a 3" exhaust the improvement was amazing!
It was like having an extra gear when towing our Vista RV Crossover.
I think to get the full benefit from the DP Chip you need to also look at the exhaust.




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Follow Up By: Member - Broodie H3 - Friday, Sep 07, 2012 at 11:13

Friday, Sep 07, 2012 at 11:13
good day fellas, with fitting the chip how does it go with the fuel economy does it make it better or worse,I don't know anything about chipping, and also does the chip improve the torque for towing,as for the exhaust being larger from driving trucks I found the improvement enormous in the performance of the engine. just my two bobs worth.
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Friday, Sep 07, 2012 at 11:21

Friday, Sep 07, 2012 at 11:21
I found no improvement in economy after fitting the chip, the biggest benefit for towing came from the exhaust, again with little or no improvement in fuel consumption.


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Reply By: Flighty ( WA ) - Friday, Sep 07, 2012 at 13:18

Friday, Sep 07, 2012 at 13:18
Richard
I didn't use a DP Chip in my HDT-FE but another "brand" to speak, I also have a 3" exhaust and dump pipe from the same people.
Difference with 3" when fitted was very good, with minimal difference to fuel consumption, power and torque were improved about 10% maybe.
Chip fitted about 6 month's later and difference was huge, power gain was so good that I opted to back it off 10% ( plug & play ) as fuel consumption rose as the right foot tended to get too heavy in metro area, now I find it spot on all round with fuel economy being a lot better and me not tending to bury my foot into it as much.
Power and torque difference after backing it off was hardly noticeable at all.
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Saturday, Sep 08, 2012 at 10:28

Saturday, Sep 08, 2012 at 10:28
That is very interesting as I did it the other way round, with exactly the same results in reverse. It appears that for either chip or exhaust to give great results it needs the other!

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Reply By: Ross M - Friday, Sep 07, 2012 at 14:29

Friday, Sep 07, 2012 at 14:29
G'day Richard P
Just be aware that a DPCHIP and others like it, raises the rail pressure and therefore stresses the high pressure pump and injectors far more than when Standard, so it is reasonable to assume less life out of these expensive components. Instead of operating at around 20,000psi it will operate at or above 30,000psi. Not really designed to do that.
Other types of chip only modify injector action/time and don't cause the extra stress on the injection system components.

They all work to give more power/torque, it is your choice.
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Reply By: Member - Richard P (NSW) - Friday, Sep 07, 2012 at 19:27

Friday, Sep 07, 2012 at 19:27
Thanks Guys,
I think I will investigate the 3" exhaust system and see what the cost is likely to be.

Thanks again for your comments

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Richard
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Reply By: ken m4 - Friday, Sep 07, 2012 at 19:40

Friday, Sep 07, 2012 at 19:40
Richard P there are a few different chips for sale and a researcher did a comparison between the DPchip and another called chip it (I think). If you chipit versus dpchip The author describes some different test which may give you some good information.
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Follow Up By: ken m4 - Friday, Sep 07, 2012 at 19:42

Friday, Sep 07, 2012 at 19:42
Post should have read type in chipit versus dpchip
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Reply By: Tonyfish#58 - Saturday, Sep 08, 2012 at 17:15

Saturday, Sep 08, 2012 at 17:15
You could have a go at this one - I have it in the Rodeo - Fuel is the same if you drive it easy - more fuel if you drive it hard.

But a lot more low down torque & noticeable performance, A lot cheaper.

Chip Express Link

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Reply By: Moto - Saturday, Sep 08, 2012 at 19:03

Saturday, Sep 08, 2012 at 19:03
Hi

I followed Tonyfish#58 and purchased a Chip for my Rodeo RA from CHIP EXPRESS.

It makes a huge difference in torque, power and smooth performance through the gears. Hard to gauge if fuel consumption has improved. Certainly no worse. Seriously I do have a problem keeping the vehicle below 100 kms as it wants to "fly".

My Chip came from England. 395 pounds plus 30 pounds postage...Aust $678 all up. Was at my door in 7 days.

Took some 20 minutes to fit with very easy to follow instructions.

I haven't bothered to change the exhaust at this stage.

In my opinion it was money well spent.
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