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Unichip Map Label

Map Label On The Back Of The Unichip

A common question I receive all the time is what does the Unichip label on the back of the Unichip mean, see quote below?
On the back of the Unichip is a label indicating the 5 maps
Map#1 K&N-
Map#2 K&N
Map#3 K&N+
Map#4 Valet
Map#5 Immobilizer
Can you provide any more detail, explanation on these 5 maps

So I wrote a article that explains in detail how the different maps work, below is a short excerpt about the article. 

Unichip Map Names – What do they mean?

Each Unichip gets programmed with 1, 2 or 5 different maps, it all depends on what you order with your plug and play kit. Most plug and play kits come with a 2 way map selection switch in which case the Unichip will be pre programmed with 2 maps. If you upgrade to 3 Way5 Way map select switch or the NEW Flux² your Unichip will be programmed with 5 maps.

Now the big question is which map is which? To explain this lets go back to the dyno. When the vehicle is tuned for the first time it would be tuned for MAX horse power at full throttle and best fuel economy at part throttle, this should be the optimal map and the best map to use. The map would have optimized fuel and timing tables, on a normal aspirated vehicle. If you have a turbo you can also modify the boost map.

With the Unichip you have the option to program it with 5 maps, typically this would be variations of your optimal map which was created on the dyno.

Lets say in your optimal map that you had to add 5 degrees of timing to get the MAX horsepower and the fuel map had to be leaned out to get the Air to Fuel ratio spot on because the vehicle was running to rich which is typical. Now we just create more maps based on the original map. Each map will still be tested and tuned on the dyno, read more…


What is Unichip?

The Unichip is a sophisticated, piggy back computer that works in harmony with your vehicle’s factory computer. It electronically resides between your car’s ECU and engine, giving you full control over your vehicle’s engine management system. The Unichip does not alter your vehicle’s factory engine management control unit in any way.

Increased Engine Power

The Unichip delivers torque gain and increased power across the entire RPM range. Power gains up to 13 % is common in normal aspirated vehicles and in turbo vehicles a 30% gain as measured by an accurate chassis dynamo-meter can be expected. It is however difficult to predict exact power gain because it is influenced by the design and condition of the engine and the factory calibration of the engine control unit. That said, the Unichip is far more advanced than “generic plug-in performance chips” and it delivers the most personalised power result every time.

Fuel Economy

Fuel economy is at the top of car manufacturers priority lists these days. However, even in this rat race for best fuel economy the Unichip stands it’s ground. The Unichip will almost always improve fuel economy in vehicles with even the slightest modification such as an aftermarket air intake. This is especially true and more obvious in older and highly modified vehicles. We receive frequent testimonies from customers about increased fuel economy after installing the Unichip.

Works in Harmony with ECU

A major advantage of Unichip is that it works in harmony with the factory ECU to enhance and unleash the best possible performance result without compromising engine durability. Unichip is loaded with an operating system and program which enables it to correctly communicate with your vehicle’s ECU without making physical, electrical, or electronic changes to the factory computer.

Suitable for Most Vehicles

The Unichip is a universally applicable module designed to work in virtually any vehicle. Most EFI cars, whether normally aspirated, turbocharged or supercharged, respond extremely well to Unichip enhancement. It is individually programmable and fully adjustable to cater to exhaust headers, cat back exhaust systems, high flow air cleaners, performance cam shafts, or larger turbochargers and inter coolers.

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