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New SAC Q-Chip for Hilux D-4D

2008-05-21 13:48
Steves Auto Clinic has a new Q-Chip upgrade available for the Toyota Hilux 3.0 D-4D range.

A Power Plug based conversion, it requires no cutting of wires and leave no electronic 'footprint'.

No changes are made within the OEM computer either, and thus all the engine safety parameters as set by the manufacturer remain in place.

Installation time is less than five minutes (depending on the options you choose) and for this you'll get a power boost from the standard 120kW to 138kW and a torque boost of 47Nm.

This takes just over a second off the 0-100km/h, the SAC fettled Hilux timed at 10.64 seconds compared to the standard vehicle sprint of 11.80 second.

Perhaps a better indicator of performance, especially for a commercial vehicle, is the one kilometre sprint. Here the SAC Q-Chip version bests the standard Hilux by nearly a second and a half, sprinting past the 1 000 metre mark in 32.16 seconds compared to 33.51 seconds.

  • Buyers would need to weigh up the potential consequences of voiding their warrantee by operating an aftermarket conversion.

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