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ECU App

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by tacom02, May 31, 2019.

  1. May 31, 2019 at 5:04 AM
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    tacom02

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    I've done a good bit of research on this subject but am just wondering if there is a chip or something I can plug into my ECU to just read the vitals and the rpms and such of my engine without buying a 500 dollar performance chip that doesn't work on our older trucks. (From what I have read, they don't do anything noticeable to the performance) I just want a monitoring system I can use an app with to keep things cheaper
     
  2. May 31, 2019 at 5:09 AM
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  3. May 31, 2019 at 5:19 AM
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  4. May 31, 2019 at 5:28 AM
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  5. May 31, 2019 at 5:32 AM
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    If you just want to display on your phone, get one of these. I have had one for 2 yrs and have tried it on Fords, Toyota, Dodge, and Chrysler.
    Download "Toque Lite" free software to make it work. You can upgrade to a fuller version of the software for like $25.00. I got the upgraded software after using the Lite version. Both are good.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005NLQAHS/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
     
  6. May 31, 2019 at 5:36 AM
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    Glad to hear someone likes the product, I'll buy it this weekend and give it a test run with the lite software to start!
     
  7. May 31, 2019 at 5:44 AM
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    That would work to for you, cheaper and you could use you’re phone like you wanted to. Both are good products. I have the scan gauge my self in my truck. And I have another one for when people need to read a code

    https://www.scantool.net/obdlink-mxwf/
     
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  8. May 31, 2019 at 5:48 AM
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    Scanguage is definitely a good product too. Everybody who has one seems to like them. Just depends on your budget and plan for it.
     
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  9. May 31, 2019 at 5:50 AM
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    Well depending on how much i like torque lite, ill look into scangauge and the future, for now I just want to experiement with reading what my truck is doing. we all know 1st gens dont have many gauges in the dash
     
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  10. May 31, 2019 at 5:53 AM
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    What I like about the Toque software is how I can configure the gauges that are displayed. You can pick data & gauge type and group whatever gauges you want on each screen. Then a swipe left to move to the next screen full of gauges. Very simple to set up too.
     
  11. May 31, 2019 at 5:55 AM
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    Perfect, that actually answers a question I was just going to try and found out! Does that apply with the lite software as well as the premium?
     
  12. May 31, 2019 at 5:56 AM
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    I honestly can't remember what was on the Lite version vs full, but the upgrade is very cheap as I said, maybe $25...?

    FYI, my comments are based on Android version. Not sure about Apple.
     
  13. May 31, 2019 at 6:00 AM
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    Yeah I use android so this is perfect
     
  14. May 31, 2019 at 6:02 AM
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    That's exactly what I use and it allows the vitals to be monitored. You'll be good with that OBD2 plug in for what you're looking to do right now
     
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  15. May 31, 2019 at 6:05 AM
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    I just opened the Lite version on my phone. You can modify it some. It has the following gauges pre-loaded:
    Accel
    Timing Advance
    RPM
    Throttle
    Coolant
    Intake
    MAF
    Load
    MPG
    O2Sensor 1
    Speed
    Short Term Fuel Trim1

    Of course, depends on your model year truck (what sensors are onboard) as to how much of that works.
     
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  16. May 31, 2019 at 8:30 AM
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    OK, very good to know thank you, i just purchased the part through Amazon and should get here tomorrow for me to test it out and see what happens! thanks for all the info
     
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  17. May 31, 2019 at 8:55 PM
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    I use torque and my only real complaint is the refresh rate is a bit slow. I do have quite a tablet screen full of guage though.
     
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