Over the weekend, I went over to RaceChip Malaysia after an invite from Yan Felix to know more about RaceChip. Thank you, Dréx Chan of EA Autoworks, for introducing me to RaceChip.
As this is a new thing I’m venturing into to review as I’m not a car enthusiast. So please bear with me.
RaceChip Malaysia product page: XLR
• 7 separate tuning stages – 2 Eco, 2 Sport, 2 Race and Neutral
• Easy to install
• Better throttle response
• For electronic throttle, regardless of whether the engine is naturally aspirated, turbocharged, supercharged, electric or hybrid
• Perfect add on to RaceChip chip tuning module
• XLR brainbox
• XLR controller
• Velcro mounting tape
• Cable ties x 3
• Cable holders (2 big & 2 small)
• RaceChip stickers
• XLR brochure
• User manual
Velcro mounting tape
Installations were done by RaceChip’s Technical Support, Khairul, into my 2014 Honda City GM6. Felix did ask if I wanted to install the XLR myself as he told me that it is quite easy to install. I actually wanted to but I think I better leave this to the professionals.
Test drove a few rounds in the car park compound after installations can feel that the acceleration kicks in faster than before when using S mode.
Test drove further on the highway, I found that I like S/S+ mode more with the better acceleration than stock.
Tried R mode and found the acceleration was aggressive. R+ mode’s acceleration was somewhat scary & more aggressive.
I’ve also briefly tested the E & E+ modes, acceleration was a bit boring to me as I don’t even use the Econ mode on my GM6. Maybe will test a bit after testing the other modes.
Even my wife felt there was a difference with the acceleration of the different modes. She actually told me that she haven’t fastened her seatbelt at the back when I showed her R mode’s acceleration.
Will test more during my daily drive to and fro work and home.
In case you were wondering why I didn’t test the RaceChip chip tuning, I couldn’t as they are more for turbo and diesel vehicles. Not NA vehicles.