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2016+ Toyota Tacoma V6 ECU Tuning Alpha Release

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by OVTune, Jun 9, 2017.

  1. Jun 9, 2017 at 7:58 PM
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    OVTune

    OVTune [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Basics of how to install the tune:



    *** UPDATED 10/04/2018** (see below on 1.05)
    I am very pleased to announce that our tune has met ALL of Toyotas OEM Federal Emissions compliance requirements
    NOX, KNOX, THC, CO2, CO, etc. We will have the data available soon.



    New contact email : support@ovtune.zendesk.com



    Currently the only kits available are software kits. You will need to purchase the required OBDII cable separately from www.tactrix.com
    No reflash adapters, just the openport 2.0

    Starting next week I will no longer be available on weekends until after July 10th.
    If you don't hear from me right away please don't start freaking out. It's also NOT necessary to send multiple emails and multiple replies to the same email. I will see your email.


    Current Tune Version:
    1.04 ~ current
    1.03 ~ previous

    1.02(all) ~ obsolete
    1.01(all) ~ obsolete
    1.00Alpha ~ obsolete

    FLASH MANAGER INFO:

    Flash Manager LINK : pending update



    INSTRUCTIONS FOR DONGLE-LESS SOFTWARE:

    https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0885/5830/files/Tacoma_NEW_instructions.pdf?9154548938018346895

    Flash Manager version 1.09R (Revised)
    - extensive code clean up
    - Complete tune package downloads *currently supports only auto on 1.09R*
    - compiles in a single zip : current version tunes for ECU / TCU (if applicable) and OEM files of that ECU ID

    New Function - Update Checker
    - Allows you to login to my server folder to download updates directly
    - Creates a decryption key to allow access to update server folder
    - All Flash Managers from this point forward will have version in the file name along with bottom of application


    Upcoming - Custom Tune Request (may)
    Upcoming- Flash manager 1.10
    Upcoming- Revision to instructions for dongle-less software app.


    2GR - FKS Tacoma Calibration information and changes for 1.04 AT and 1.04 MT Efficiency tune- Complete list:

    AT and MT
    Throttle Angle Tables - Tuned and further improved
    Valve Timing - Recalibrated, enhanced low-end efficiency improvements (mpg)
    Ignition timing- Completely recalibrated, smoothed, fixed
    Fueling - D.I. Injection - Fire angles tuned, Target AF, Enrichment control
    Fueling - D. I. Injection switch / Combination control (ratio)
    Fueling - WOT Lean
    Driver Demand Torque control - Completely remapped - smoothed - OVTUNE customized formula applied to 16 way control
    Cold Start performance enhancement


    MT Specific -
    Throttle by gear tables - enhanced, smoothed
    Throttle Angle control - enhanced, smoothed
    Engine Torque - Load, adjusted - smoother throttle transition
    Valve timing - intake- Low end retard - Detonation thresholds


    AT Specific-
    Gear shifting - Upshift control by load completely remapped - All gears
    Gear Shifting - Downshift Control by load completely remapped - All gears
    S - Mode - Torque base - Lock up decel (manual shift only)
    D mode - Throttle enhancement > applies to upshift schedule
    ECT mode - Throttle major enhancement > Tuned Upshifts > maximum acceleration
    Torque Load - Engine Torque maps tuned for best Drive-ability, enhanced off the line performance, smoothed response
    Transmission Torque- 16 Way Transmission learning control > eliminated. Singular Transmission shift control map applied
    Transmission Torque - Learning phases > condensed


    AT Transmission:
    Upshift control - Upshift pressures enhanced
    Upshift control - Upshift Delay timing enhanced



    Tacoma 1.05

    Explanation of new product(s), and what it means.

    Regarding 1.05 release:
    - Every version of our tune kit ( dongle kits, Dongle-less software, Handhelds) will get access to 1.05 release with 87 octane MPG tune, 91 octane power and 93 octane performance tune.

    Regarding Custom tuning: Our Dongle Kits, and Dongle-less kits will have custom tuning functionality right out of the box. That means after you flash 1.05, you may (optional) use our logging software and submit logs for your tune to be revised.
    - Revisions will include: Changes to shift mapping (upshift, downshift), Torque control for transmission, Ignition timing cleaning, fuel maps, things of that nature. Custom tuning is taking the data from your truck and dialing the tune specific to your trucks data.

    Regarding Custom Tuning 2: - Custom tuning is completely optional and not a requirement. Our 1.05 tunes will work great right out of the box, and you get 87/91/93 all included so you will have a tune for any popular octane available.

    Regarding Handheld Trade-ins: Dongle kit users may select (optional) if they want to trade their dongle in for a handheld. You may also select to keep your dongle and keep the handheld at a discounted price. This is for people who would like to have the ease and portability of the handheld. Dongle-less users (v3 flash kits) may also select to buy a handheld at a discounted price. If you have our dongle-less software you can select the "trade-in" option but you do not have to unregister or give up your dongle-less license. You will simply get a handheld mailed to you.

    Handheld - general information: Handheld tuners will connect to your OBDII port and read your ECU. After they have collected the data they will be locked to your truck. If you have our kit(s) dongle or dongle-less, when you receive your handheld you MUST FIRST FLASH BACK TO STOCK before using the handheld.


    Handheld - New customers: The handheld is a touchscreen portable device for reading and flashing your vehicle ECU with our tune. The handhelds will come pre-loaded with tune files for every ECU version that we have in our database. So that means you plug in, read your ECU, the handheld will generate matched tune files to your ECU, you select and you flash. A computer is not required for this process.
    It is HIGHLY recommended for customers with older trucks (early 2016) that you get the TSB flash before trying to tune with the handheld. Our handheld tuner will NOT support ECU versions earlier than 04B02. (04B00, 04B01 NOT supported).
    The handheld features include : Reading and clearing DTC, ECU live data display (PID data) and custom programmable gauge display with warnings. (for example if your engine temp gets hot you can have a gauge show you).
    Currently our handheld does not support recording ecu live data and streaming PID samples for recording, so customized tuning is not possible with the handheld alone.


    Handheld Custom Tuning: If you want a handheld and custom tuning you can order our logging add-on package. The add-on package is a OBDII interface (our V3 cable) and our in house developed logging software. A windows based computer is required to use this. You use our logger, record the data, and submit it to us. We send you a new handheld file for your handheld which you can upload and then flash your car.
    Custom tuning with the handheld OR our flash kits REQUIRE A WINDOWS COMPUTER.


    Customers who used someone elses kit and have a licensed truck but no tune kit: - Send us a message and you can receive a handheld at a discounted price.


    We have a new option available for customers current and new. These will be released with 1.05

    NOTE!! THEY ARE NOT AVAILABLE YET. THEY WILL BE WITH 1.05. HANDHELDS ARE FOR PRE-ORDERING ONLY. THEY WILL NOT SHIP UNTIL 1.05 IS RELEASED.

    ETA is by end of October (gives us plenty of time, but likely release is way before end of month).

    New Tuning packages for 1.05 release:


    Custom tuning package (laptop required, windows)
    Comes with
    - OVTune license software for flashing
    - OVTune Datalogger
    - Custom tuning for ECU and TCU / shift tables
    - Free tune updates

    https://www.ovtuned.com/collections/toyota/products/toyota-tacoma-2grfks-calibration


    Same as above, but without tactrix cable:

    https://www.ovtuned.com/collections/toyota/products/toyota-tacoma-3-5l-ecm-tcu-software-package


    OTS 1.05 Mapped Handheld Tuner Package - Pre-order (DOES NOT SHIP UNTIL 1.05 IS RELEASED) **Limited quantity**
    Comes with
    - 1.05 Release Tunes for 87, 91, 93 octane
    - Available for MT and AT ecus, 2016-2019
    - OTS 1.05 Development maps (not custom)
    - Free development updates
    - Computer is not required for tuning / flashing maps. Only for updates

    https://www.ovtuned.com/collections...-of-tacoma-3-5l-custom-ecu-tcu-tuning-package


    1.05 Mapped Handheld Tuner Trade in Package (Dongle owners) - Pre Order ** Limited Quantity**
    -Trade only your purple or mini black USB dongle
    - Keep your tactrix, as your datalogger add-on
    - Receive handheld matched for your ECU with our 1.05 Release
    - Dongle-less owners who would like a handheld may select the "trade-in" option but keep their kit as you cannot trade back the software.
    - YOU KEEP YOUR TACTRIX SO YOU CAN LOG

    https://www.ovtuned.com/collections/toyota/products/tacoma-3-5-handheld-trade-in-service



    Handheld Tuner Logger Add-on Package
    - OVTune V3 Flash and Log cable
    - OVTune OBD Datalogger and Recording
    - Custom tuning
    - laptop with windows required

    https://www.ovtuned.com/collections/toyota/products/tacoma-3-5-handheld-tuner-logger-add-on


    We received information that these ecus are now support for use with our handheld hardware and wanted to create a fair way for everyone to have the opportunity. I know you guys have requested this for the longest time, and for the longest time we thought it would not be possible. But we were recently informed that these ecus can now be done :)

    Also other ?good? news, due to how busy Toyota development has kept us. (tacoma 3.5, Tacoma 4.0) we are going to be focusing solely on this and dropping other developments that are just getting in the way.
    It means more time dedicated strictly to this platform.



    Upcoming development POWER MAP:
    -
    93 Octane Tune
    - Driver demand tables based on vehicle speed (highway) AT, MT
    - 16 Way Driver Demand Torque control - Eliminated (no throttle restrictions)
    - Throttle Angle Timing - 16 Way - Enhanced (instant snap to)
    - AT Transmission Full lock WOT
    - AT Shift Torque - Faster Shifting
    - Injection Mode- D.I. 100% high load - Enhances ignition
    - Injection Angle Timing - Leaner Fuel targets (13.3 WOT)




    Test Truck Details (For all versions):
    2017 Tacoma 3.5L AT TRD Pro
    Shell 91 Octane E10
    Stock intake
    Stock TRD Option Exhaust
    Pro Comp larger tires

    Horsepower and torque gains : 20-22HP+ gains and 25+ Ft lbs gains through mid range up to 5500 RPM as tested.

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    Last edited: Oct 4, 2018
  2. Jun 9, 2017 at 8:09 PM
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    smitty99

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    RBfastback

    RBfastback It's Got Electrolytes

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    what will be the big differences from the basic tunes already out there for the 16+?
     
  4. Jun 9, 2017 at 8:14 PM
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    smitty99 I also bought a 4Runner

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    Will it be traceable by the dealer? For instance in the case of a warranty issue-- is there a way to revert and clear any trace of it being used?
     
  5. Jun 9, 2017 at 8:16 PM
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    Glenn_R

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    Need any testers?
     
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  6. Jun 9, 2017 at 8:17 PM
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    yeah like selectable modes: tuned, oem, valet, anti-theft
     
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  9. Jun 9, 2017 at 8:24 PM
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    Thanks!! I can't wait to see what y'all have done!
     
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    500$ bucks adds 1.3 RWHP gas mileage drop to 10 miles a gal.:boink:
     
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    Interested. Hope it works for the manual also.
     
  12. Jun 9, 2017 at 8:29 PM
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    My body is ready. I'm quite interested to see what you found out, and although I know it is a long shot I hope some of that could pave the way for an OTS tune for the 2.7 2TR-FE.
     
  15. Jun 9, 2017 at 8:34 PM
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    OP will be updated in a moment then I can respond to some questions
     
  16. Jun 9, 2017 at 8:36 PM
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