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Old 10-27-2009, 12:34 PM   #1
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Chips and Tunning

Any recommendations on a new chip, or sending of the computer to get tuned?

Back when I had an WRX STi there were tons on engine management options but there does not seem to be a lot for the 2 gen Tacomas.

I have a TRD CAI and cat back, not planning on any other engine mods other than some tuning.
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Save your money and time. It has little to no effect on these trucks.
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The APR X-1 kit will provide you a great EMS, and you will see very noticeable gains.

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Save your money and time. It has little to no effect on these trucks.
I guess if 20hp/30lbs of torque is no effect..
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The APR X-1 kit will provide you a great EMS, and you will see very noticeable gains.



I guess if 20hp/30lbs of torque is no effect..
was thinking the same thing.
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The APR X-1 kit will provide you a great EMS, and you will see very noticeable gains.



I guess if 20hp/30lbs of torque is no effect..
I was referring to the "chips or sending the comp to get tuned". I don't consider the APR a "chip".
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I was referring to the "chips or sending the comp to get tuned". I don't consider the APR a "chip".
What do you consider them then?
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What do you consider them then?
I have always thought of them as "Tunners".
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I have always thought of them as "Tunners".
What about an MAF Cal.?
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What about an MAF Cal.?
Same. "Chips" I have considered as those "Jet" chips, and such....
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Same. "Chips" I have considered as those "Jet" chips, and such....
Gotcha. Well then those for our truck are pointless, and expensive.
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Gotcha. Well then those for our truck are pointless, and expensive.
Kinda why I consider the APR X-1, and the MAF Cal. in a different catigory. And, they can be tunned, where as most "Chips" cant be.
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I have always thought of them as "Tunners".

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Same. "Chips" I have considered as those "Jet" chips, and such....
What he said.
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Gotcha. Well then those for our truck are pointless, and expensive.
Yeah, when some one mentions chips, I think of the Uni, Jet, or those $25 "+2000hp/+45MPG" increase scammers. The APR and URD are tried and true and can be adjusted. I should have elaborated that in my original response.
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Check out Unichip. From what I heard they are pretty good. The only thing is when I looked at their website they only had one for the FJ which I think is the same engine as the V6 Tacoma. They are stating about a 25 to 27 horsepower gain, and this plug and play kit does not make a footprint on your stock ECU.

http://www.unichip.us/
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Check out Unichip. From what I heard they are pretty good. The only thing is when I looked at their website they only had one for the FJ which I think is the same engine as the V6 Tacoma. They are stating about a 25 to 27 horsepower gain, and this plug and play kit does not make a footprint on your stock ECU.

http://www.unichip.us/
No. We were just discussing how it's not worth it.
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Oh sorry guys, I should have read everything. LOL
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Old 10-28-2009, 07:40 AM   #17
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Interesting that Unichip uses a smoothing factor of "8". And their dyno runs seem to be corrected/converted into crank hp......Im sensing shenanigans.
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Not to get off the topic of the 2nd gen, but is there anything out there for a 1st gen 3rz?? All I have found is the worthless jet chip.
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