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Chips & Programmers Info

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by MrZoggs, Dec 30, 2009.

  1. Dec 30, 2009 at 6:23 PM
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    MrZoggs

    MrZoggs [OP] Ainokea

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    Some Stuff...
    Soo my question is..

    If I have a TRD Cold Air Intake as well as the FlowMaster Dual Cat-Back exhaust on my 4.0L Engine; which chip/programmer would best fit my needs for improved fuel economy, torque, and horsepower?

    Im worried about Voiding the factory warranty so of course I will place an anonymous phone call to Toyota HQ before I throw anything into the truck..

    Now Ive never chipped or programmed any of my vehicles before so Im hesitant to do it in the first place but Im really interested in the improved performance I keep hearing about from these little things. My main questions would be:

    1) Will it affect my warranty?
    2) Can I reset my engine back to factory settings with the device?
    3) What kind of improvements can I expect from "chipping" it?
    4) Is it legal.. Illegal?
    5) What are the Pros Vs Cons of something like this?
    6) Annnd Which ones would you recommend? ;)


    Really im just looking to get as much information as I can get about reprogramming a vehicle before i decide to do it to my truck.. So feel free to take me to school on it :D
     
  2. Dec 30, 2009 at 6:37 PM
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    jtav2002

    jtav2002 Kenny Fuckin Powers

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    Can effect warranty, if they want to try and blame an engine related problem on it. You can usually reset to factory specs. Perfectly legal.
     
  3. Dec 30, 2009 at 6:40 PM
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    chileno4life

    chileno4life Active Member

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    What chips and programmers are offered for our trucks? To my knowledge there is nothing out there except uni-chip.. I might be totally wrong.
     
  4. Dec 30, 2009 at 6:46 PM
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    Brunes

    Brunes abides.

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    Inside: Tint, Wet Okole 1/2 Piped Red/Black Covers, Black Weathertech Digital Fit Mats, URD Short Throw w/ TWM Weighted Knob, USA Spec iPod adapter. Outside: 4300K Retro w/ Angel Eyes and Red Shrouds, 5000K Blazer Fog Light Retrofit, Debadge, Bed Locking Handle, Satin Black Rims Performance: TRD/Steigmeier Blower w/ 2.7 Pulley. 668 Injectors and 320 LPH AEM Fuel pump. URD UCON and 7th Injector. DTLT Headers, URD Y-Pipe, Wicked Flow Muffler. Suspension: Both: OME Shocks Front: 886X's and TC UCAs Rear: Dakars Armor: Relentless Front Bumper Relentless High Clearance Rear w/ Tire/Rotopax Swing Out Relentless Front, Mid, and TCase skids BAMF Diff Skid Recovery and Spares: Fullsize Spare Tire 2x2 gal Rotopax 1x1 gal Rotopax 1x1 gal Water Rotopax Warn 9.5XP-S Winch Hi-Lift Extreme 60" Ironman Off-Road Recovery Kit
    Check out URDUSA.com for the MAF Calibrator, the Map2ECU, and the APR X-1. Gadget is a member here and can help you a ton with the "right" way to go.
     
  5. Apr 23, 2010 at 11:21 AM
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    rcbs204

    rcbs204 Well-Known Member Vendor

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    Anybody running this UniChip? How about a review if you are?



     
  6. Apr 23, 2010 at 11:27 AM
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    thinkingman

    thinkingman Well-Known Member

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    Foglights are for fog, not oncoming traffic!
    Tell the programmers you live in California.
    I wouldn't expect much return on investment.
    Aspros don't get much help.
     
  7. Apr 24, 2010 at 6:16 AM
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    TRDKenE

    TRDKenE DAMN GOOD DEAL!!

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    Uni-Chip is junk with shitty customer service. Go with URD...about the only programmer/computer/chips that are made with our trucks specifically in mind.
     
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