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  • Racechip Chiptuning Chronicle

    The developing team of RaceChip has been working in Chiptuning for 18 years. Take a look into the cores of our modules – we have nothing to hide. Because one thing hasn’t changed the last 18 years: our high standards of quality.

    2012 | RaceChip® Ultimate is launched

    After a laborious testing and developing period we are proud to present our latest Chiptuning innovation in 2012. Due to the most state-of-the-art modules and newly developed software the RaceChip Ultimate achieves even more improved performance output and response characteristics.

    2011 | RaceChip® Ultimate is tested

    Mid of 2011 the newly developed RaceChip® Ultimate has been tested and thoroughly checked. Final small modifications have been made and the tests repeated several times until beginning of 2012.

    2010 | RaceChip® Ultimate is developed

    At the end of 2010, the team of engineers of RaceChip ® started with the development of a new Chiptuning series of highest quality. Objective: Significant reduction of the reaction time of the micro processor on performance modifications and to improve the protection of the electronics.

    2009 | New: ATMEL Processors in the RaceChip® Pro

    Another breakthrough: Individual performance adaptation, motor protection programmes and more, thanks to most modern processor technology on ATMEL basis. The smallest and most efficient module ever.

    2008 | 1. Pump-Nozzle Chiptuning Module of RaceChip®

    A pump-nozzle module in digital technology for the first time: The new RaceChip pump-nozzle is another triumph of the RaceChip Company. From now on, the maps are optimized 25,000 times per second by means of the latest processor technology and SMD design type.

    2007 | Common Rail Digital module in the smallest casing

    Giant demand for our common-rail digital technology. Upon request of our wholesalers, the board layout was adjusted to other casing types. Ten-thousands were sold all over the world. With these electronics the customer is also able to individually set the desired performance via a 3-pole jumper. The rail-pressure signal effected twice.

    2004 | RaceChip® uses radio for switching on and off

    Distribution to wholesalers: Exclusively produced for retailers, the radio module was not directly sold to final customers. A lot of our retailers still use this module today. While driving, the customer can switch the tuning module on or off.

    2003 | Engine performance is optimized in real time for the first time

    With the ST6 of ST-Microelectronics a completely new tuning module along with an IP67-splashproof plug was developed. From then on, the engine control could be optimized in real time. The customer has the possibility to adjust the tuning power individually (power improvement and cut-off speed) via a 3-pole jumper.

    2001 | NEW: SMD Technology for pump-nozzle electronic

    This pump-nozzle electronic of 2001 for the first time comes along with SDM-Technology.

    2000 | 1. RaceChip® module for Common-Rail is ready for serial production

    Invented 1998, installed in the first vehicles in 1999. Only 1 year after introducing the common-rail technology, the first tuning module for common-rail vehicles was available. At that time with a cable connector (jumper): Already in 2000 the customer could individually regulate his car’s performance. With this electronic system the customer was able to activate and deactivate the performance on his own. Inserting effected from one side.

    1999 | 1. Tuning module with individual performance adjustment

    For the first time, a 2-pole cable connector on a board equipped with wires was used here (colloquially called “jumper”) for modifying the programmed power improvement by the customer.

    1998 | Change from resistance tuning to Chiptuning

    Resistance tuning: Basing on the Lukas SD9 T.BG technology. The product ready for series production was already successfully sold around the world in 1998.

    1997 | Last series production basing on resistance tuning

    The last “resistance tuning” version: with the plug master – based on a SD9 master technology – the last series production of this module was manufactured. These were the first attempts to optimize distribution pump activation.

    1994 | Classical resistance tuning is state-of-the-art technology

    Classical resistance tuning – even today it’s still under discussion in various Internet forums, but it’s been a thing of the past for RaceChip for some time. Our current modules are all-digital. The tuning used to be effected by means of a distribution pump activation.

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Help differentiating CR/PD

Distinguishing between Common Rail (CR)
and Unit Injector (PD)

Applicable to certain Volkswagen AG model series with 2.0 TDI engines

Several Audi, Seat, Skoda and VW model series with 2.0 TDI engines use both CR and PD ("Pumpe-Düse" / Unit injector) technology. RaceChip chiptuning is specially customized to the applicable fuel injection technology with respect to both hardware and software. If your vehicle is specified in the list of applicable models below (all other 2.0 TDI models feature just one type of technology), it is important to determine, before choosing a tuning product, which type of injection technology is installed in your vehicle. For such models, you will therefore find the “CR” or “PD” designation after your engine code.

PerformanceThe following Volkswagen Group model series are applicable:Engine code CREngine code PD
100kW (136hp) Audi: A3 (8P), A6 (C6)
VW: Golf Plus, Jetta V, Passat B6
103kW (140hp) Audi: A3 (8P)
Seat: Altea (5P)
Skoda: Octavia (1Z), Superb (3T)
VW: Caddy (2K, 2C), Eos (1F), Golf V,
Golf VI, Jetta V, Passat B6, Touran (1T)

If your vehicle is in this list and you are not sure if it is a CR or PD version, then simply follow one of the following steps to identify CR or PD technology.

Using the engine code:

For PD models, the engine code consists of 3 characters, while for CR there are 4 characters. You can find your vehicle’s engine code in the specification sheet in your service booklet or on the data sticker in your engine bay.

Using engine images for CR and PD:

Common rail (CR)
Common rail engine, traverse
Common rail engine, longitudinal
Unit injector (PD)
Pumpe-Düse (PD, unit injector) engine, traverse
Pumpe-Düse (PD, unit injector) engine, longitudinal

Using our customer service:

If the tips above have not clarified the technology type, then please contact our Customer Service department. We will be happy to help.Contact

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