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 Post subject: chip or remap.
PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:36 am 
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Location: maitland nsw
looking at a dp chip, steinbauer chip or a remap. What are your thoughts on the best way to go?


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 Post subject: Re: chip or remap.
PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:40 am 
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What are you trying to achieve?
Chips can be removed if still under warranty - for a claim
Remap seems to be more popular now, some companies will put back to factory or a warranty claim needs to be made. As if all the windows explode and the seats shatter it would be because of the chip or the aftermarket exhaust obviously.
If wanting fuel savings get smaller wheels not a chip.
If you want more power than chips/remaps keeping in mind nothing else is changed, just like driving a 4 cylinder like a 6 can do for a while before it goes implodes.
I did sell the Steins for a few years and admit to no issues with them, just seems like a lot for a bit.
Good luck with the choice.


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 Post subject: Re: chip or remap.
PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:33 am 
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Thanks for the reply. It's a 2010 lsu towing a 2.5t caravan. Are you saying save my money and leave it as it is and let it do it's own thing.


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 Post subject: Re: chip or remap.
PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:05 am 
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I almost sold my Max (2012) because it was a slug towing a van similar to yours. I researched chips and was told the one you are keen on was the best, then looked at remaps. I went the remap route and glad I did. So much more power and a huge increase in torque not to mention fuel economy. This was done after the warranty period, so far no issues for 50k kms. I did put on a snorkel and a EG temp gauge. Mines only got to 500C twice towing up big hills, my limit is set at 550C. (remaps currently cost $1000 from my supplier) Your call.


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 Post subject: Re: chip or remap.
PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:57 am 
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Thanks gk50. I'm leaning towards the remap after hearing your thoughts.


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 Post subject: Re: chip or remap.
PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:37 am 
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Blinky, the only problem you will have tho minor after a remap is you can't take your Max to Isuzu for a service because the first thing they do at Isuzu is plug your vehicle into their computer. Then bingo your remap is overwritten by the standard software and there goes your money.


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 Post subject: Re: chip or remap.
PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:17 pm 
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I had my 2013 Dmax remapped for touring and towing, I tow a 2.7t van.

It has made a significant difference to performance and fuel economy, both towing and not towing.

My supplier saves the map and will re-install a few times if Isuzu overwrite during repairs. My ute is out of warranty and doesn't get serviced by a dealer so no problems.

Just check with whoever you are considering to do the tune and ask them what happens in this scenario.


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