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…