At Dieselchips.com.au we aim to give you the facts about how you can improve the performance of your diesel – whether it’s a car, 4x4, truck, tractor or boat. No exaggerated claims, no knocking the competition, just the facts to help you make an informed decision.
We also want you to be able to buy with confidence – competitive prices, quality products with a 5 year warranty, our genuine 30 day money back guarantee. Buy online with confidence knowing you are dealing with a reputable company or call & talk to a real person 8am to 7pm or if you prefer you can buy from one of our authorised installers.
Who We Are
www.dieselchips.com.au is one of the websites operated by the A1 Exhaust Group. We are a Brisbane based company with installers throughout Queensland, New South Wales, ACT , Victoria, Tasmania & South Australia. At present we don't have any stores in WA but offer direct supply if required. Visit our main website www.a1exhausts.com.au for further information.
We are an authorised Tunit distributor offering consumers easy access to improving the performance of their diesel, whether it's a car, ute, 4x4, truck or machinery. Tunit is a UK based company with distributors in 15 different countries throughout the world. Tunit Australia is based on the Gold Coast. We work very closely with Tunit, attending 4x4 & regional shows, joint advertising etc.
What is a Tunit?
A Tunit module is an interactive computer which, through extensive research and development, exploits the full potential of modern diesel engines. Individual programming and re-mapping of the vehicle injection signals enables this simple-to-fit device to increase Power by up to 25% and Torque by up to 35%. This extra power is delivered in a smooth progressive way which improves the drive as well as overall performance. Torque (pulling power) is delivered lower down and lasts much longer throughout the rpm range, making the Tunit ideal for any number of applications including towing, carrying heavy loads or just a great drive. Being fitted externally to your vehicle’s engine control unit (ECU), the Tunit is readily transferable to other vehicles allowing you to tune your next vehicle cost effectively.
How does it work?
The Tunit works by the careful modification of the interplay between engine parameters, altering fuel and air characteristics to create smooth power gains. Accelerator, air mass and load readings are accurately used by the Tunit to calculate and deliver the alterations to the vehicle’s own signals with digital precision and speed. More power is delivered throughout the rpm range, but more importantly, it’s delivered lower down by innovative re-mapping of the engine management system. This produces progressive power gainwithout sudden surges or drop-offs. Turbo boost is not directly altered, so there is no strain on engine components. The Tunit is truly unique in that it can be individually tuned to each and every vehicle. This is a distinct advantage as each vehicle is different, with its own characteristics. Two vehicles of the same make and model, manufactured on the same day will perform differently. The Tunit compensates for this with a simple manual djustment allowing optimum performance for all vehicles - optimum performancealso means optimum fuel economy. The Tunit is designed to increase the engine performance well within set tolerances, thus protecting your engine.
Why should I buy a Tunit?
We know there are a lot of tuning modules on the market to chose from – at Dieselchips.com.au we could sell almost any make of tuning module but we chose to sell Tunit. We firmly believe in their range of products, their pricing is competitive but more importantly their warranties & after sales backup is second to none.
How can I order a Tunit?
Very simply … just complete the order form on the Contact Us page & one of our customer service guys will call you to discuss payment options. Alternatively if you’d like to collect your Tunit from one of our authorised installers we will introduce you & ensure your order is handled quickly & efficiently.
What about Aftersales Service?
Our aftersales service starts once you have taken delivery of your Tunit … you will receive a quick follow up call to ensure you are happy with your purchase. Our philosphy is simple – if we ensure you are happy with your Tunit & our service we hope you will recommend us !
What if I’m not happy with my purchase?
At Dieselchips.com.au we offer a 30 day money back guarantee on each Tunit module – in the unlikely event you are unhappy with your purchase simply return it to us for a refund less any freight costs. Obviously we expect that the Tunit module to be as new condition when it is returned.
How easy is installation?
Common Rail applications (Tunit V-CR models) are Plug & Play – we supply easy to follow instructions with each Tunit. Fitting on these models takes 10-15 minutes. Tunit V-VP models (Variable Pump models) require a more comprehensive 30-40 minute wire in job – this can be done by one of authorised installers or any qualified auto electrician.
Tunit posseses many advantageous features not seen in other tuning solutions such as chips, eprom serial reprogramming (flashing) or other types of fixed map devices. It is interchangeable between vehicles, able to be upgraded and part exchanged for other types of Tunit. External to the ECU (retro-fitted) means no interference with the original manufacturers engine equipment & built in safeguards.
Its option to adjust power and performance provides easy manual adjustment for the novice or finer electronic alterations for the more dedicated tuner. Tunit is backed up by an effective after sales service, part exchange program and five year warranty.
Will a Tunit module improve my fuel economy?
Although we primarily promote Tunit modules as an effective means of improving the Power & Torque of diesel vehicles the unit can also reduce fuel costs for a variety of cars, 4x4s, SUV, commercial, trucks, vans, agriculture and even marine applications. On average we expect an 7-10% saving on most vehicles however this depends on your driving style & vehicle application.
Are Tunit’s adjustable?
Yes, on most models there is a 10 setting dial. When you receive your module it will be set at 5. We recommend leaving it at that setting for a while before adjusting it. Setting 0 turns the unit off … 9 is at the other extreme. Most modules can also be laptop tuned – either by one of our authorised tuning dealers or by returning the unit to us. Tuning on average costs $60 + GST.
Will the Tunit Module void my warranty?
Firstly a Tunit module is fitted downstream of the ECU keeping in tact the many safeguards built into each vehicle’s computer system by the manfacturer. The module cannot override these safeguards. Secondly the Tunit module is not detectable & in most applications can be unplugged when you put your vehicle in for service or repair. Vehicle manufacturers cannot legally invalidate your vehicle’s warranty because aftermarket parts have been fitted – they have to prove that such a part has caused a problem for which you are claiming warranty. In addition to Tunit’s 5 year product warranty Tunit offer a one year engine & driveline warranty for vehicles under 5 years old. Click here for more information about Tunit warranty.
Can I fit an exhaust with a Tunit Module?
Absolutely, in most cases an exhaust system will give you further improvements in performance plus improvements in fuel economy. Visit our sister website www.4x4exhausts.com.au for more information.
Just fill the form in the Contact Us section and we will answer your query as soon as we can.