Toyota Land Cruiser 150 Series [aka: "Prado"] | Unichip Tuning
- This week, we've taken a break from the high performing sports cars we're used to - swapping 'sports cats' for mud flaps.
- All joking aside, Unichip Europe's most lucrative venture to date revolves around two words; "Land" and "Cruiser". We're consistently able to safely extract significant performance gains from their mammoth engines, whilst improving their overall practicality and security along the way with our multi-map tuning solution - the Unichip Module.
- This one was no different. We increased horsepower by over 23%, as well as granting the client access to 5 custom & versatile maps - available for them to select in real time.
The Tuning Process | Toyota Land Cruiser 150 Series "Prado"
- Prior to a quick engine inspection, the Unichip Module is hard-wired between the vehicle's existing ECU system & it's engine sensors. A final quality check is issued before the Land Cruiser Prado / 150 Series is firmly strapped down on our dyno. Between you and me, I don't fancy two-and-a-half tonnes of brute Toyota taking me out at high speed...
- It's then down to the tuner to work his magic. Armed with his tuning laptop & a coffee (1 sugar, LOTS of milk), he's promptly chaperoned into the Cruiser to begin. With access to over 55,000+ tuning tables, we can create "formidable" tuning files that are active throughout the entire rev range - something that truly differentiates the Unichip Module from other tuning boxes or piggyback ECU's.
- In fact, the only real similarity between the Unichip & other tuning boxes, is that it's a box with tuning files on it.
Above: If I knew this Land Cruiser was coming into the workshop, i'd have bought by wide lens with me...
- The Unichip not only enables a skilled tuner to create industry topping tunes, it also radically simplifies tuning (to those who know what they're doing of course). This keeps mapping time / costs to an absolute minimum. In this specific case, it took us no less than 3 hours to install & then calibrate tuning files. Impressive really.
Land Cruiser 150 Series "Prado" | Tuning Results.
- As mentioned above, we were able to create 5 maps using the Latest Unichip X Module. These are all available to select in real time with the use of an interior mounted map switch, or via the use of our iOS / Android smartphone app. We programmed the following maps:
- Anti - Theft "Immobilizer" Map.
- Standard Map.
- Economy Map.
- High Torque / Towing Map.
- Performance Map.
- Horsepower increase: 141.8HP 179.5HP (+23% | +37.7HP)*
- Torque increase: 315 LB-FT 385 LB-FT @ 2,400 RPM (+80 LB-FT)