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Gen 3 slow acceleration

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Cblowe13, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. Jun 11, 2019 at 4:51 AM
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    Cblowe13

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    hello everyone just got a 17 trd sport 3.5 v6 it seems like I can be on a flat road and need to accelerate and it’s either hold it to 5000 rpm or it will barely speed up. Hard to explain but it’s like there is no medium with the pedal. I feel like I constantly have to hold high rpm to speed up. Not use to this with all the other cars I have had I never had a problem. Is there a way to fix this ?
     
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  2. Jun 11, 2019 at 4:54 AM
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    pixelsailor

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    Ask the dealer to reset the transmission to factory so it can learn your driving habits. Maybe the previous owner had a lead foot. And get the TSB done while you're at it
     
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  3. Jun 11, 2019 at 4:59 AM
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    Is this your first truck?
     
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  4. Jun 11, 2019 at 5:06 AM
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    Not sure what you drove before. If you previously had a 2nd generation Tacoma, your newer one definitely drives different.
     
  5. Jun 11, 2019 at 5:07 AM
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  6. Jun 11, 2019 at 5:17 AM
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    On thecheap...Get the Sprint Booster and you'll notice a huge difference.

    Word for word off the website lol.

    "Eliminate your throttle's slow response time and bring instant power back to your pedal -- Guaranteed!
    Upgrade your Vehicle's Performance to Sprint Booster V3 TODAY!"


    Aside from that...OV Tune is the better fix. Not the cheapest but from what I hear it is worth every penny.
     
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  7. Jun 11, 2019 at 5:19 AM
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    Also you didn’t mention speed or headwind. If you are going 80 it takes quite a bit of power to accelerate. If you are talking about surface road speeds the TSB will help reduce that dead pedal feel.
     
  8. Jun 11, 2019 at 5:20 AM
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    StAndrew

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    Intake, exhaust, lift. Typical stuff.
    There is a point on the dyno where torque dips because Toyota did a bang up job tuning the engine. OVTune is expensive but they fix the transition of your variable intake runner to flatten out the torque curve, among other things
     
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  9. Jun 11, 2019 at 5:23 AM
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    Bluetooth pedal commander works awesome!
     
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    This motor lives in the high rpm range. Embrace it. Vroom!
     
  11. Jun 11, 2019 at 7:04 AM
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    I've seen mention of the TSB elsewhere, but could someone provide me with the number so that I can check into it?
     
  12. Jun 11, 2019 at 7:53 AM
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    TSB #T-SB-0062-18
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    • Date Announced: JULY 17 2018

    Summary: TSB: Some 2016 2017 2018 model year Tacoma vehicles equipped with a 2GR-FKS engine and an automatic transmission may exhibit a stumble at wide open throttle takeoff during operation in a high-altitude area.
     
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  13. Jun 11, 2019 at 9:12 AM
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    Do we not have a sticky thread to place all of the TSB/Recalls? I am still fairly new on this and still navigating through the links.
     
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    drive it with ECT on, problem solved.
     
  16. Jun 11, 2019 at 9:45 AM
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    Known problem with the 3rd gen. TSB and learning the truck helps. Driving with ECT or in S5/S6 also helps. There are boosters out there that claim to help as well. OVtune has many happy customers but is pricey.
     
  17. Jun 11, 2019 at 9:51 AM
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    Drive in S4 until going highway speeds, it does help.
     
  18. Jun 11, 2019 at 5:15 PM
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    I will definitely look into this. As others have asked no I previously owned a Range Rover. Prior was a dodge 3500 and a dodge 1500 2014 and the difference was very significant to response on the throttle. I was referring speed at about usually getting on freeway going from about 50-60 or so without slamming the pedal to the floor it seems like it takes forever to catch up idk it’s weird maybe normal for Tacoma. Thanks for everyone’s response. I will look into the booster.
     
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  19. Jun 11, 2019 at 5:25 PM
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    Look for someone with OVtune around your area and offer some beers for a test drive.

    It will blow the sprint booster out of the water.

    Or get the Toyota TSB. It's performance is about halfway of OVtune and it's free.
     
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  20. Jun 12, 2019 at 4:26 AM
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    Which TSB is it?
     

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