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Chips and Tunning

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by wilsonpj, Oct 27, 2009.

  1. wilsonpj

    wilsonpj [OP] Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  2. 98tacoma27

    98tacoma27 :POOPCORN: Staff Member

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    Save your money and time. It has little to no effect on these trucks.
     
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    XrunnIT Well-Known Member

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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..
     
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    jaxchrisfla Well-Known Member

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    was thinking the same thing.
     
  5. 98tacoma27

    98tacoma27 :POOPCORN: Staff Member

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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".
     
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  7. NumNutz

    NumNutz One of the original 7928

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    What do you consider them then?
     
  8. chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    I have always thought of them as "Tunners".
     
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    NumNutz One of the original 7928

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    What about an MAF Cal.?
     
  10. chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    4.10 gears, sliders, lots of buttons, and yellow flashing lights on the dash.
    Same. "Chips" I have considered as those "Jet" chips, and such....
     
  11. NumNutz

    NumNutz One of the original 7928

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    Gotcha. Well then those for our truck are pointless, and expensive.
     
  12. chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    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.
     
  13. 98tacoma27

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    What he said.
    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. :eek:
     
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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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    No. We were just discussing how it's not worth it.
     
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    Oh sorry guys, I should have read everything. LOL
     
  17. chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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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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