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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. Apr 16, 2018 at 7:23 AM
    Shellshock

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    I'm sure I'll be back down there at some point. I'll let you know :thumbsup:
     
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  2. Apr 16, 2018 at 7:35 AM
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    Confirmed, it holds 6th too long. If I'm happily cruising along at 60mph I don't want it in 5th, I want it in 6th for fuel economy. Can't figure out the exact shift rpm yet for 5th to 6th.

    Mat, please give us some info on this, you've changed the time but not given us any info on what you've changed .
     
  3. Apr 16, 2018 at 7:35 AM
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    I'm in San Antonio, but heading out for a two-week drive around to BBRSP, Big Bend, Marfa, Alpine, Fort Davis, McDonald Observatory, among other places. Pretty much a West Texas road trip.
     
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  4. Apr 16, 2018 at 7:38 AM
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    My GF and I just did a similar trip! BBRSP is just amazing! So remote and gorgeous but much smaller than BBNP. 1.03 did well in this part of texas. With my truck fully loaded, I averaged 15mpg for the whole trip. The gas killing part is the 85MPH sections of I-10. I found an 18 wheeler going 75 so I got behind that rig and cruised for many hours, which helped the MPGs
     
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  5. Apr 16, 2018 at 7:39 AM
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    I didn’t get into 6 until low to mid 70’s on freeway, under light load.
     
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  6. Apr 16, 2018 at 7:56 AM
    dYL0n

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    Yeah I guess I’ll have to get up there.

    Not sure how much I’ll like this. MPGs May hurt.
     
  7. Apr 16, 2018 at 8:20 AM
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    Totally agree with this ^^^

    I would like to see the truck shift into 5th at no less than 45 mph and 6th around 60-65 mph. Other than this 1.04 has been just about perfect for me. (SR5 4x4 stock wheels & tires)

    Tip in is absolutely perfect

    The truck shifts much better

    Seems to be in the right gear during low speed operation

    Idle is drastically better

    Cold surge is gone
     
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  8. Apr 16, 2018 at 8:22 AM
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    Agreed!
     
  9. Apr 16, 2018 at 8:39 AM
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    I think the only way to make everyone happy with shifting and deciding what gear the truck should be in at what speed, etc, is going to require more than just one tune file. There will have to either be custom tunes for everyone, or else the ability to manually shift the auto transmission both up and down. That way the driver can lock into 6th gear at 40 for their fuel mileage. Personally, I can't stand the Tacoma chugging around town at 1100 RPMs. There's zero torque down there, and in order to accelerate, an immediate downshift, or 2, is necessary.
     
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  10. Apr 16, 2018 at 8:46 AM
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    Prolly could be solved with 1 of the below tunes:

    1- Stock gears and tires
    2- Stock gears and 32-33 inch tires
    3- 4.56-4.88 gears and 32-33 inch tires
    4- 4.56-4.88 gears and 35 inch tires
     
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  11. Apr 16, 2018 at 8:47 AM
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    I think it depends how aggressively you push the throttle. Sometimes 6th happens at 60 for me when driving normal, other time it’s 75 if I am accelerating
     
  12. Apr 16, 2018 at 8:49 AM
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    One more needed:

    5- Stock gears and 35" tires
    for those of us who haven't yet regeared.
     
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    3.91s and 35s? Wow, that must really suck!
     
  14. Apr 16, 2018 at 8:51 AM
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    Commute this morning was great - 9 miles, hilly, zig zag path through urban streets. Lots of slow-and-go, turns transitioning to downhill, turns transition to uphill. Transmission shifting and throttle response seems spot on. Slower throttle tip-in makes bumper-to-bumper sections easier.
     
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  15. Apr 16, 2018 at 8:52 AM
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    FYI, eastcoastgearsupply.com has 3rd members with any gearset you want for about $1300 for front and rear. You just ship them your cores. Already comes setup . You just need diff fluid! Been thinking about going from 4.88s to 4.56s to get back some fuel mileage and my rear diff has never been right.
     
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    Straying off-topic. How does that work? Slide axle shaft out, replace 3rd member, slide axle back in? I've been wondering about this for my 1st gen.
     
  17. Apr 16, 2018 at 9:01 AM
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    Basically. The 8inch diffs are a semi-floating axle. You'll have to drop the rear driveshaft, remove tires, remove brake drums, unbolt the plate that secures the axle shaft, slide shaft out. Sometimes you have to disconnect the brake line but I have done it without disconnecting it. You just have to bend it back in place if it gets bent.
     
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  19. Apr 16, 2018 at 9:01 AM
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    Yes I'm fully aware as I have quotes from ECGS directly and a local shop to do a third member swap. And honestly, the 3.91s and 35"s aren't that bad, quite liveable in fact, but not ideal. It's all in perception though. Your last statement is one of the reasons I've haven't taken the dive just yet.

    Anyway, the 91 tune definitely helps with the tire size. Just to get back on topic.
     
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  20. Apr 16, 2018 at 9:05 AM
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    I did that drive from Houston in January and was getting 15 mpg but would suck bc I was either going to slow or to fast (4-5 gear dance) and it wouldn't hold a speed. My friends drafting behind were like WTF the whole time bc it wouldnt hold a speed. I bought the tune a week later.
     
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