Aoa PW fellow members and friends,
I test drove the Gli 1.3 L last year before actually buying a new one because every one said that its underpowered, it doesnt have appropriate pickUp/Power, it is not responsive and so on.
Well, I acknowldege all of the above!!
Since I test drove my friends GLi, so I seconded all the issues but still had to buy GLi because there was one BIG issue which I had no solution to and that was "My Wife" :-#........ She liked the looks of Corolla.........and I had to go for its looks the same way I did at the time of my Marriage :-! which I usually refer to as a Mirage. Lols....... Well, jokes apart.
I have been driving my GLi since Septemeber last year and was seriously thinking to sell it and get an Altis just because of one reason..............Under Powered interms of PickUp/intial accleration and very poor responsiveness to the accelarator pedal. Then I came to know about Unichip. I visited thier website (Unichip.pk) and thier international global website (Vehicle Fine-Tune | Chip Tuning | Unichip Home). I latter on called them and took appointment. Today after a detailed brain storming session with Mr. Yasir (Owner of Unichip distribution in Pakistan and a very technical engine tuner), I finally got this system installed.
Won't go in details as to what it is and how it works? It's already mentioned in detail on thier website. Just Three Words.
MY CAR ROCKS after the installation.
Its a long process. The main part is building up the MAP for your car's engine. They are very expert tuners and basically adjust the low end torque, ignition timing and a lot of other things etc.
I am really surprised as how much responsiveness my car has gained. The driveability experience has improved by 100%. For example, In 3rd gear at 40Km/Hr speed, the car gives a sudden feeling of accleration on depressing the pedal even with a light foot which by the way Gli does'nt give on even the first gear. PickUp issue has obviously been resolved and there is no lag between depressing the accelartor and engines response. It also improves the fuel average.
I drove back from Islamabad to Rawalpindi trying and testing different scenarios with the car and found it to be perfect.
I highly recomend everyone to get this thing installed. It works like Magic.
Highly impressed by the system and the technical know how of Mr. Yasir.
Here a few pictures I shot during the installation. Couldn't take the pictures of tuning session (MAP building) as it rained and hailed like anything in Islamabad today.
My advice to people..........Give this system priority over even tyre change (which is the first thing everyone does after getting a car:P). Its definetly a MUST HAVE Upgrade.
Will report the fuel average on next top up.
2nd performance tuning Pictures + Fuel average Pictures Updated on Page 12