Toyota GD6 2.4 & 2.8 Performance Chip – Get up to 30% more Power!

Want more power for your Toyota Hilux? Tuning specialists, Steves Auto Clinic(SAC), has unveiled its latest Unichip Plug and Play performance upgrades for both the 2.4 GD-6 and 2.8 GD-6 verions of the new Hilux. According to SAC, the 110kW/400Nm 2.4 GD-6 variant can be increased to 135kW/480Nm. The 2.8 GD-6 goes from 130kW/450Nm in two stages to 145kW/505Nm with an entry level chip and 170kW/575Nm with the top-of-the-range advanced Revolution chip option. Five engine maps  SAC said: “The advanced Revolution Unichip Plug and Play performance upgrade also offers five different engine maps (programmes) that have all been thoroughly tested and proven in South African conditions by the SAC test engineers.” The first map is the Anti-Theft option that renders your Hilux unable to be started, and this is followed by map two that allows for standard operation (“exactly as the two engines left the factory”), while the third map is optimised for the best fuel consumption you can expect from your 2.4 GD-6 and 2.8 GD-6. The third and fourth maps are Off-Road and Towing selection, which changes the engines’ operation for low-down grunt and which makes the engine very responsive to even the slightest touch of the accelerator. Finally, the final map unleashes the full potential of 2.4 GD-6 and 2.8 GD-6 engines fitted with upgrade chips. On the 2.8 GD-6 Map 3 (Fuel Economy Option) and Map 5 (High Power Option) are also seamlessly integrated on the Toyota factory fitted Eco & PWR Mode button that are fitted standard in the vehicles

Performance figure estimates:


Year Model Plug & Play kW Before Nm Before kW After Nm After
Hilux 2.4 GD-6 2016 Advanced 110kW 400Nm 135kW 480Nm
Hilux 2.8 GD-6 A/T 2016 Entry Level 130kW 450Nm 145kW 505Nm
Hilux 2.8 GD-6 A/T 2016 Advanced 130kW 450Nm 160kW 560Nm

Free Flow Exhaust

Ask our professional sales team about adding an free flow exhaust for extra power.

Intercooler Upgrade

The primary function of an upgraded intercooler is to improve on the cooling efficiency over the standard cooler.  This means that the entry air temperature needs to be dropped as far as possible (more than the standard cooler) at the exit of the cooler without compromising or interfering with the flow and or charge pressure- the boost. Our upgraded intercooler has been through very strict Research and Development procedures and has been properly tested to meet the requirements of today’s technologically advanced and challenged Diesel Turbo vehicles.  The new cooler mounts in the same location as the standard one and in most cases, utilizes the original pipes and clamps. (With the exception of the D4D Hilux that goes from top mount to front mount) The intercooler upgrade is an integral part of the performance enhancement process that optimizes the volumetric efficiency of a TDi Bakkie. In short, the way that the cooler works is to cool down the air as much as possible – that is being produced by the turbo charger (that heats up when compressed).  Fast-hard riding as well as towing causes thermal engine temperature creep which eventually spirals out of control and deteriorates your vehicles engine condition and shortens its life.  It’s not only about more power, sometimes we need to consider what the engine is being exposed to and have some mechanical mercy. Our upgraded intercooler is an absolute “must have” product for those performance fanatics out there, or the people that want maximum power at safe levels. Speak to our sales and service advisors for more information and pricing.  

Bolt on exhausts

Gone are the days that you take your half a million-rand Bakkie to a corner exhaust shop for a cheap free flow exhaust. It’s fair to say that the bolt-on free flow exhausts of today at SAC have been revolutionized and are becoming more and more popular amongst the enthusiasts. It is no longer just a poorly welded and routed exhaust that rattles and knocks over every bump, it is a properly engineered, big bore, mandrill bent stainless steel-low restriction exhaust system.  It is manufactured in such a way to be a bolt-on fitment in a workshop with very little effort to ensure perfection. Seeing the exhaust system in its raw form, packed and laying on a shelf – it is clear to see that this is an export quality product that will be installed on your vehicle, and it will compliment without any doubt – the performance enhancement plug and play kit and or upgraded intercooler system in many ways – most of all the sound and power will be much improved.  The bolt-on exhaust system is routed along the exact same rout under your vehicle and hangs with similar brackets on the standard rubbers.  The heat protection that has been provided by the manufacturer under your vehicle to protect the undercarriage is still effective and useful with the fitment of these bolt-on exhaust systems. So, if you want the ultimate Bakkie performance enhancement package speak to our sales and service advisors about a bolt-on exhaust system. Contact us today for your free quotation.