All right...I finally got the right harness for the unichip due to my blunder and installed it tonight. Installation was a breeze, although getting some of the nuts out was a little bit of a pain. I went out for a test drive right away and I figured that I probably wouldn't get too much instant performance, since the ECU would have to re-learn my driving style. I set my Dual TT to log peak boost and I was off.
I didn't notice anything right off the bat, but I did notice that boost builded up quite a bit faster. I headed for the freeway to do some WOT tests and luckily my cousin and I had a nice open onramp ahead of us. Kicking it into WOT, I kept an eye on my Dual TT and kept the pedal on the floor. Boost peaked at 0.88 bar (12.76 psi), which at first I thought was a little disappointing, since I had been peaking at about 1.08 bar (15.66 psi) before. But then...I noticed that I didn't just peak at 0.88 bar...I stayed at 0.88 bar...all the way from 3k to redline. Holy crap! To quote Tiff from the McLaren F1 Top Gear episode, "The power just keeps going and going...it's simply GLORIOUS!" I had to slow down for traffic, but I decided to go find a longer onramp with less traffic.
I drove up to Supermarkus' place and went on the onramp there...opened her up and before I knew it, I was at 100 and still pulling very hard. I don't think I have much of a top end problem anymore This does lead me to some questions though:
1. Will my peak boost go up as the ECU re-learns my driving style, or should I install the ABC to increase the boost up to the 16.5 psi that's stated in the install instructions?
2. Should I get an EBC (probably an SBC-ID) instead of installing the ABC to get up to 16.5 psi? Or should I use both the ABC and an EBC?
Overall though, I'm very happy with the unichip. If they didn't state 16.5 psi in the instructions, I'd still be totally happy with how it is now. I'm just curious if I can get even more power out of it
PS: Many many thanks to Dan (Godspeed) and Mark (TurboXS)!