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Old July 12th, 2004, 09:04 AM
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Exclamation D90 TD5 ECU Chip upgrade? Should I or not?

I am thinking of getting my TD5 engine chipped to get more out of my car. I hear there is a lot of potential in the TD5 that is hidden, however, should i trust this or not. Has anyone had the chip installed and does it make a big difference? and will it cause problems for me in the future. I am worried about adding to much on the engine and cutting its life short. I bought this car from new and am trying to take care of it as much as possible. Any feedback would help. thanks
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Old July 14th, 2004, 07:29 AM
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I know a few folks who chipped them, and had no problems. Certainly are a lot quicker. I'm concidering it but have not done so yet.

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Old July 14th, 2004, 07:35 AM
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Thanks for this. I think I will do it soon.
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Old July 14th, 2004, 09:26 AM
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The big question is, who's chip?

I'm going to Billings tomorrow and will be investigating. If I find out anything usefull, I'll update this thread.

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Old July 16th, 2004, 11:51 AM
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If you chip it, do you have to pull the ECU and mail it in?
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Old July 19th, 2004, 06:25 AM
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Depends on the chip company. I got chipped by "twisted performance" and went for a 170 bhp option, which is their standard chip + K&N. The chip is in a small box of electronics that now lives under the seat beside the ecu, and has about 8 or 9 wires scotch locked to the existing loom. installed in about 10 minutes, and has a multi-connector on it's harness so you can temporerally remove it if you want.

and yes, it made a difference. I was towing a trailler with a tomcat on it, and had a new roof tent installed and it still went up hills at 60mph no worries. On the flat ground I could run at 55 mph at about 1900 rpm with the overdrive switched on, and my foot only barely on the pedal. :-)

Once I dump the trailler and roof tent, I'll report on the performance.

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Old August 25th, 2005, 07:54 AM
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If anyone is intersted i also do the TD5 chips and Serial downloads at very competitive prices.


if some of you are over seas and not in england i can post a chip and socket for you to fit your self with full instructions.

@Admin Sorry to post about my sales in this thread i just want to help people to find someone to do there job
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I have chipped, intercooled, exhausted and air-intaked my TD5 and its by far the fasted D90 in town (also lost ~200lbs)...

I'd go first with a larger intercooler, then the chip and the exhaust/air filter to match...

GREAT difference, got the piggy back one as well (PSI Chips) - I've set it to the max setting and am enjoying every second...
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Not related to a chip, but I would not buy anything from Twisted Performance. Just an FYI.
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Old August 26th, 2005, 12:53 PM
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Didn't want to bring it up, but I concur 100% with David, twisted Performance played me for a fool for a good 2-3 months, they lie. Period.
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If i had a Td5 and the money, I'd do it.

Matzker has various chipping/tuning options. Max. is 201bhp and 400 nm torque
And they know what they're doing. These guys finished as 35st at the 2005 dakar rallye w. their Defender 90Td5.

www.matzker.de

http://www.matzker.de/index.php?cPath=30_17

Tuning Kit
TR2: K&N + Chipped ECU; 156bhp, 370nm torque : 1380EURO

TR3: K&N + Chipped ECU + bigger Magnesium Intercooler + other modifications like airflow optimisation,...; 156bhp, 400nm torque: 3350EURO

RS: All of the above + PORSCHE 993!!! intercooler (6 times bigger than the standard LR part) + ....
201bhp + 400nm torque. 0-60mph about 9! seconds. Max speed: 170 km per hour (limited by gear ratio)...: 4000EURO.

Follow-up Post:

...more goodies:

http://www.schreck-sport.de/index.ph...&sub=PRODUCTS2

i.e.: sequential shifting formula1 - like : 15.480 EURO!!!
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These are al chips for the TD% as far as I can tell. How about the 4.0 L V8? Any of you have any info on chips for this engine? I have seen the RPI chips and they are too $$$$$.
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