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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

    32.6%
  2. LT-Light Tip in

    34.0%
  3. SLT-Super Light Tip in

    28.1%
  4. WifeTip-Stock tip in

    5.3%
  1. Oct 13, 2021 at 5:31 PM
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    baldbeardedtaco

    baldbeardedtaco Well-Known Member

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    See there’s the confusion then, I’m pretty sure I asked earlier what’s the standard practice for such things (like changing the tip, agm, etc) and thought the response was that they would more/less complementary adjust for your preferences (assuming at least once since it still is a service preformed).

    just so I can understand, what’s the reasoning by not charging to return to stock volts but doing so for agm? Wouldn’t it be the same process reversed for both ie same amount of time/effort. How much more complicated is changing for agm voltage than changing the tip in (which I’m assuming is complementary if you’d prefer to go up/down from original flash)? And lastly if you get the base tune but want to add agm voltage at first flash is that an add on charge then too?

    Ill go back to my original plan then of waiting till my stock battery dies requiring a new at which time I’ll likely get a agm batt.
     
  2. Oct 13, 2021 at 6:36 PM
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    ljerr2

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    The major parts stores sell AGM batteries as direct OE replacements for our trucks. They don't have any shorter warranty than a regular lead acid battery. My OE battery started gassing/leaking at 1 year, so it is worth it to me to get the AGM regardless of tune settings.
    I understand the AGM won't fully charge with the factory charging voltage, but I'm not sure how critical that really is for most everyday Tacoma owners.
    Sometimes ignorance is bliss. I'm guessing that for most people who hadn't read it on the forum about the charging voltage, most would buy the AGM, be happy, and never worry or know any different!
     
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  3. Oct 13, 2021 at 6:40 PM
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    PapaRee

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

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    I agree.
    And this is why I don’t “push” AGM settings to people that come to me to tune their truck. They still work fine on the stock alternator settings and there is no future risk when the truck gets traded in.
     
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  4. Oct 13, 2021 at 9:22 PM
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    TacoManOne

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    KDMAX Coming to Montana, Bozeman and Missoula

    Montana Tune Day 2021.jpg
     
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  5. Oct 13, 2021 at 10:25 PM
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    DanoTay

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    For this formerly ignorant TW member, when the time comes I now know to not spend all that extra $ getting an AGM battery.:thumbsup:
     
  6. Oct 16, 2021 at 7:48 PM
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    redf0x

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    Will Hypertech or Rough Country's speedometer calibrator interfere with the KDMAX tune at all?
     
  7. Oct 16, 2021 at 7:55 PM
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    PapaRee

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

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    Nope. No problem at all.
     
  8. Oct 16, 2021 at 9:18 PM
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    TacoManOne

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    I just tuned a guy who has run AGM batteries for years and never had a charging issue.
     
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  9. Oct 17, 2021 at 5:21 AM
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    Did the price go up for the tunepack?

    If so, of course it would right when I was getting ready to buy it.
     
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  10. Oct 17, 2021 at 6:12 AM
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    mikesixtysix

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    does this have anything to do with the tune? anyone else experience this? he says it only happened once, but still i think i'd probably hold off if this is an actual possibility after getting the tune
     
  11. Oct 17, 2021 at 9:09 AM
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    PapaRee

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

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    This is not an issue on the KDMax 7.0 tune.
     
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  12. Oct 18, 2021 at 2:42 PM
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    I had my truck tuned by @TacoManOne this past Wednesday and wow! The truck feels so much more alive! The throttle response is so much faster it’s feels like you’re driving a sports car. Thanks for your service Paul!
     
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  13. Oct 18, 2021 at 3:24 PM
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    I will be finding someone to reflash back to the stock factory tune. My experience with it after nearly 1000 miles is nowhere near as positive as many folks in this thread.
     
  14. Oct 18, 2021 at 3:34 PM
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    PapaRee

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

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    Sorry you are not happy. I just got your PM and we will get this solved.
    I am sure we can resolve this.
     
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  15. Oct 18, 2021 at 3:49 PM
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    My 2016 truck did this regularly when it was stock and even on OVTune 2.x.
    It still does it very occasionally on KDMax but I feel like I haven’t experienced it nearly as often. It is usually only when you’re off the gas for a moment to decelerate and then hit the gas again abruptly. Almost like something in the drivetrain isn’t quite disengaged and just clunks back in to place. Doesn’t seem to have damaged anything in 90,000 miles however. I only got KDMax sometime around May.

    The clunk/thud from 2nd to 1st that I felt all the time coming to a stop is virtually nonexistent now as well. The only time I ever feel that is when it’s cold in the winter.

    in general the transmission feels much more refined. As it should’ve been from the factory, but very clearly Toyota drop the ball big-time on these trucks. Mine was 04B00 for ages until 04B04 released So some of the people on this form will feel my pain. 10/2015 build.
     
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  16. Oct 18, 2021 at 7:34 PM
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    @Mistermaus You are welcome!!
     
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  17. Oct 19, 2021 at 4:36 PM
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    Flashed my Kdmax tune earlier and its a big difference vs stock. +1 to @PapaRee
     
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  18. Oct 19, 2021 at 4:57 PM
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    Just 1?
     
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  19. Oct 19, 2021 at 4:57 PM
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    +2 now cause I got to read wife tip a bunch lol
     
  20. Oct 19, 2021 at 5:12 PM
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    Got KDMAX on October 9 and am loving it! KDMAX eliminates the slow acceleration/lugging and, most of all, the ridiculous downshifting at low speeds. My truck is much better, and I can confirm the more linear acceleration shown in a graph somewhere in this thread. Thanks Chris @wahoobie
     

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