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Old 1st June 2009, 19:47   #16
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plug and plug out boxes prob wont void warranty as they can be removed before service.. atleast in the skoda's you can.
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Old 1st June 2009, 20:19   #17
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Quick email received..not sure if they gave any information.

"Vivek,

All engine variants are dyno'd and emission checked, they are also tested under every day driving conditions prior to any upgrades being released.

Kind regards,

Peter @ ChipExpress.com"
Interesting that they can do cyber/virtual dyno and emission checks, i'm not convinced, seems pointless spending all that money when you can barely use the extra power on our roads maybe for overtaking etc but then you need to beef up your brakes, probably starting with the hoses, discs and pads, then there's the suspension which in my opinion is too high and soft for the extra horses....or if you really want to just plug and play go for it you might just scare yourself to death
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plug and plug out boxes prob wont void warranty as they can be removed before service.. atleast in the skoda's you can.

at least one good thing about SKODA
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Old 16th July 2009, 12:50   #19
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Hello Guys, I just found this item on ebay. Price is $150 and $20 for shipping to India.

Chip Tuning Diesel Performace TATA Safari Xenon Dicor:eBay Motors (item 220313949900 end time Aug-14-09 09:11:31 PDT)=

This one too is a plug-in type and they claim 168PS and 380NM. Anyone wants to volunteer for testing?
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Old 17th July 2009, 20:21   #20
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Hello Guys, I just found this item on ebay. Price is $150 and $20 for shipping to India.

Chip Tuning Diesel Performace TATA Safari Xenon Dicor:eBay Motors (item 220313949900 end time Aug-14-09 09:11:31 PDT)=

This one too is a plug-in type and they claim 168PS and 380NM. Anyone wants to volunteer for testing?
That's cheap and as the engine has been in use for some time in Italy it may have been tested on a road car, if you're buying i will test it for you
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Old 17th July 2009, 20:57   #21
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Having pushed the Safari handling and performance on almost all parameters I can say with a certain degree of conviction, that the handling, suspension, braking & steering are not designed to handle the extra grunt of a tuning box. At best you could impress in a straight line but anything else will certainly require specialised skid/roll recovery skills and control, inspite of which it will be a hair raising experience for the driver if he/she manages not to turn turtle.

Add to this fact the sensitivity of the 2.2 engine, as experienced by myself and most other users on this forum and it certainly isnt worth it by a long shot.

I would suggest to anyone considering a tuning box to first drive their Safaris to its existing potential. No offence meant to anyone, and not meaning to say that I am any better than the average Safari owner.

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Old 25th October 2011, 23:28   #22
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Some dyno results (tuned vs the original) for the Tata Safari DiCOR 2.2 attached.
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I am also giving the torque figures for the same vehicle. There appears to be even more headroom for increasing the power and torque of the vehicle.

These results are for a Unichip tuned Safari.
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Some dyno results (tuned vs the original) for the Tata Safari DiCOR 2.2 attached.
Great!

How safe is it for a 90k run vehicle?

And how much?
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Great!

How safe is it for a 90k run vehicle?

And how much?
As long as your engine is in good condition and is not consuminng oil or suffering from any other symptoms, it should be as safe as on a new vehicle.
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CHIP Xpress tuning box does what it says on the tin - it increases power (mid and high) and torque without any increase in temps or other side effects that have been proven to exist with some other tuning boxes like Rapid 4x4 (Italian). It made the old 3.0 Dicor much smoother and significantly faster.

Chip Xpress ran on my vehicle for about 15k kms and has since been running on ex-member hrag's truck for the last 18 months or so.

TML did not void warranty despite finding the old Rapid 4x4 box connected after it may have possibly caused a crack in the cyl lining, they replaced the liners under warranty.
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As long as your engine is in good condition and is not consuminng oil or suffering from any other symptoms, it should be as safe as on a new vehicle.
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CHIP Xpress tuning box does what it says on the tin - it increases power (mid and high) and torque without any increase in temps or other side effects that have been proven to exist with some other tuning boxes like Rapid 4x4 (Italian). It made the old 3.0 Dicor much smoother and significantly faster.

Chip Xpress ran on my vehicle for about 15k kms and has since been running on ex-member hrag's truck for the last 18 months or so.

TML did not void warranty despite finding the old Rapid 4x4 box connected after it may have possibly caused a crack in the cyl lining, they replaced the liners under warranty.
Looks like the new Aria Auto will be 156bhp/400Nm ! Similar to what a tuning box can deliver on stage 1.

Tempting!
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Default Re: Diesel Tuning Box for Tata Safari Dicor 2.2 VTT 140 PS-BHP / 320 Nm by CHIP Expre

Found a spider box for sale at TBHP Classifieds and hence pinged the seller coz he now has a remap for his 2.2L.


This is what he had to say ( I have his permission to post).

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I was running the tuning box for about 6-8 months.
It definitely improves pickup, and the change in in gear acceleration is noticeable.


After the tuning box I got a remap done.
The remap was done about 2 months ago.
The difference between a remap and stock car is very noticeable,infact the car drives much better.

If I were to compare the remap and tuning box, in terms of power, the remap wins hands down.

In terms of piece of mind and warranty issues, the tuning box has the advantage.

In terms off resale, again tuning box has the advantage.

Both cost about the same, so it depends on what you are looking for. In my case I was willing to forego the warranty on my car should so I eventually went for the remap and I couldn't be happier.


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TDI racing did the remap.

The remap does definitely yield much more power.
The tuning box like I said is removable and can be sold.

If I had to choose again, I would have probably skipped the box and gone straight for the remap.

My odo is at 54K
I also think remap is what one should get coz it should be better for the engine in the long run.
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