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KDMAX Performance Tune by @PapaRee and @TWtaco

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by PapaRee, Mar 22, 2021.

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Which throttle setting do you like best?

  1. Regular Aggressive throttle

    32.9%
  2. LT-Light Tip in

    34.3%
  3. SLT-Super Light Tip in

    27.7%
  4. WifeTip-Stock tip in

    5.1%
  1. Jul 31, 2021 at 9:08 PM
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    PapaRee

    PapaRee [OP] And now I'll do what's best for me

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    Nope. You will be fine. It gets better after a few tanks of gas, but is fine right away.
     
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  2. Jul 31, 2021 at 9:19 PM
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    G8R_Taco

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    You’re my kind of girl. :cool: Hairy-Ballzak out in Moab, shifted some of my rear gear, got that fixed, now time to tune it. You will love it.!:cheers:
     
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  3. Aug 1, 2021 at 11:54 AM
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    rimfire7

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  4. Aug 2, 2021 at 6:21 AM
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    Rl2021tacoma

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    Anyone doing tunes in Wisconsin? Green Bay area to be specific.

    Thx!
     
  5. Aug 2, 2021 at 6:35 AM
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    dutchcontractor

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    I go up through Madison to Wausau a few times a year, but I don't have anything planned until probably Christmas at this point.
     
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  6. Aug 2, 2021 at 6:47 AM
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    MiTacoTRD

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    Re Flashed from SLT to WifeTip yesterday. Thanks @TacoManOne. I tried the SLT for awhile and realized it was still too jerky on take off for my stock setup and I don’t tow anything. So far so good.
     
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  7. Aug 2, 2021 at 7:14 AM
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    NickJacq23

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    I'm not sure how far it is from you, but I'll be hosting an event in Chicago on labor day weekend.
     
  8. Aug 2, 2021 at 7:16 AM
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    Aspen Thicket

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    Da U.P. of Michigan
    Hit me up if you head that way!
     
  9. Aug 2, 2021 at 9:53 AM
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    Just had the latest KDMAX flashed. Shout out to Allan: @xXgOdLyXjEwXx. Hooked me up and answered all my questions (millions of questions).

    Initial thoughts-better than I anticipated (premium 91-95 tune with LT). I have a a 21 sport with the latest ECU update from Toyota (never knew what earlier transmission bs you guys had to put up with, my apologies). Even with the 21, I always felt the truck raced through gears and would continually bog itself down. Forcing me to floor it and it would drop down two gears and rev the f*** out. It never felt like it was in the right gear. So frustrating on a brand new truck. Now it is butter baby! The smoothness and throttle response are what I notice the most. When I hit the gas the truck doesn’t need to drop down gears, it has the power and response to speed up naturally. It holds highway speeds much easier. As people have stated, the truck “feels lighter.” This is what it was meant to feel like from the factory. Get your s*** together Toyota. Can’t help but smile every time I drive it. I see other Tacomas and feel bad if they are missing out.
    Also, huge shout out to the creators and @PapaRee in particular for answering all of my questions (within literally a minute of asking. Top notch service folks!). Just get it already if you’re on the fence. Will update as I put more miles on the tune.
     
  10. Aug 2, 2021 at 11:31 AM
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    Chicago is about 3.5 -4 hours from me. Not a bad drive, let me know when you finalize your schedule.

    Thanks
     
  11. Aug 2, 2021 at 11:45 AM
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    PapaRee

    PapaRee [OP] And now I'll do what's best for me

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    Awesome!
    Glad you are enjoying your truck!!
    Thanks for the feedback an review!
     
  12. Aug 2, 2021 at 1:15 PM
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    I want to give a big thank you and thumbs up to @trdquoc for his KDMAX service this past weekend. LT regular w/ AGM is the shizz. It holds gears like I want it to with no more hunting up or down. The drive out of the LA basin heading back up to the Hi-Desert was AWESOME with the new tune. Your customer service and informative responsiveness are top notch and much appreciated.
     
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  13. Aug 2, 2021 at 1:32 PM
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    SoCali_Guy

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    Crazy how most of these guys have the LT tune.. idk if it’s just me but the regular aggressive tune seems pretty normal to me.. not jerky.. shit I would even entertain a step above regular aggressive tune.. “Scotty I Need More Power” :rofl: @PapaRee @TWTaco
     
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  14. Aug 2, 2021 at 1:37 PM
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    Different strokes for different folks.

    Without gears…
    Stock guys run usually wife tip or SLT
    33’s usually SLT/LT
    35’s usually LT/Regular
     
  15. Aug 2, 2021 at 1:40 PM
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    SCHNUGGS

    SCHNUGGS Thy Sauceynezz!

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    I’m a aggressive throttle with lots of weight and 5.29z it’s magical! Couldn’t imagine rubbing less tip!
     
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  16. Aug 2, 2021 at 1:40 PM
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    InternationalHarvester

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  17. Aug 2, 2021 at 1:40 PM
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    I run 33’s without any extra weight and no gears and Regular feels fine to me.. shit give me “Regular plus” Lol
     
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  18. Aug 2, 2021 at 1:42 PM
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    SCHNUGGS Thy Sauceynezz!

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    Are you running premium? Can you afford premium oct in Cali right now?!?:rofl:
     
  19. Aug 2, 2021 at 1:46 PM
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    No prem.. just regular oct.. my wife’s RX450h is where we save, it’s balanced Lol
     
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  20. Aug 2, 2021 at 1:46 PM
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    PapaRee

    PapaRee [OP] And now I'll do what's best for me

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    I’ll pm you.
    I can give you more throttle.
     

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