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KDMAX-PRO 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. Sport Throttle

    44 vote(s)
    40.7%
  2. Normal Throttle

    41 vote(s)
    38.0%
  3. Lite Throttle

    23 vote(s)
    21.3%
  1. Nov 21, 2021 at 12:37 PM
    #3561
    TWTaco

    TWTaco Well-Known Member

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    Last Sunday we released KDMAX-Pro.
     
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  2. Nov 21, 2021 at 12:43 PM
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    PapaRee

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

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    11/14/2021
    New Tune Announcement!

    KDMax-Pro
     
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  3. Nov 21, 2021 at 12:45 PM
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    ktbell444

    ktbell444 Let's be Jolly!

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    @PapaRee was nice enough to help me troubleshoot my tune. Weird surging was occurring at highway speeds when adaptive cruise control was set with my edits. To test whether or not it was the truck or tune, he sent me KDMax Pro. Issue is 100% gone with his tune. I now know the truck isn't FUBARed. :thumbsup:

    Edit: I found the issue and am back in business!
     
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2021
  4. Nov 21, 2021 at 12:47 PM
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    AdamMGMOF

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  5. Nov 21, 2021 at 12:51 PM
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    PapaRee

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

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    Glad to hear it Karl!
    Enjoy the tune!!
     
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  6. Nov 22, 2021 at 11:53 AM
    #3566
    PapaRee

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

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    --FYI--

    If you recently did a reset and upgrade, do some WOT (wide open throttle) pulls to speed up learning/settling process.
    According to Ovtune/Vftuner this helps the ECM learn faster. (Plus its fun to feel the truck pull!)
     
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  7. Nov 22, 2021 at 11:59 AM
    #3567
    wiljayhi

    wiljayhi Im not a fig plucker nor the fig plucker’s son

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    Totally agree with the fun part. :D
     
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  8. Nov 22, 2021 at 12:44 PM
    #3568
    wiljayhi

    wiljayhi Im not a fig plucker nor the fig plucker’s son

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    Just want to support what previous posters have said about the Pro tune in that the feeling in the low gears 1-3 appears to be more “torquey” than the previous KD6 tune. Almost like have ECT on but it’s not on. I wonder what that’s going to be like when I try it out?
     
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2021
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  9. Nov 22, 2021 at 1:25 PM
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    Zing!

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    Newly tuned on the pro today. Holy cow!! I gave it the beans and shes got some more up top. Also coming from the factory tune its amazing on the sport setting! Well worth the money!

    @PapaRee thank you for answering my million questions!
     
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  10. Nov 22, 2021 at 5:21 PM
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    DamnHippie

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    I've been stalking this thread for many months and finally decided to jump in with Pro. @Phich was great in answering all my questions and going over all the details. Had me setup and going in just a matter of minutes. After putting on about 200 miles last week, I gotta say this tune is everything everyone has been saying! Pulls harder, shifts smoother, better mpg, and I swear it even seems quieter at highway speeds. Driving through the Texas Hill County is no longer a dance between lugging and 2 gear downshifts. I'm on the sport tune but thinking about going to regular cause I just might be having a bit too much fun! Thanks to @PapaRee and all for developing this and thanks to @Phich for great service!! Well done gentlemen! :hattip:
     
  11. Nov 22, 2021 at 5:25 PM
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    PapaRee

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

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    Great review!
    Thanks brother, we appreciate the feedback!
     
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  12. Nov 22, 2021 at 5:27 PM
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    TerdFergy

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    Any more reports from the 6MT crowd?
    A lot of the reviews center on the trans tune, would love to hear more from manual transmission owners!
     
  13. Nov 22, 2021 at 5:44 PM
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    PapaRee

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

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    Good point. We need some more Manual Transmission reviews. I know there are a few out there.
     
  14. Nov 22, 2021 at 5:53 PM
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    su.b.rat

    su.b.rat SST in training

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    file in hand, just got the truck back today from more metal work. i plan to flash KDPro XXT for MT in the next couple days then run it for a few more and see how it goes. 2017 04B14 with dump tubes and a ton of other stuff.

    coming from the original OV/vF, KD, Coyoza and others. I've been super happy with Coyoza but am in the ongoing search for perfection.
     
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  15. Nov 22, 2021 at 5:59 PM
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    what’s different from the 6.0?
     
  16. Nov 22, 2021 at 6:19 PM
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    KDMax-Pro

    - More low end torque.
    - Improved gas mileage. Best MPGs so far! (As always, NOT Guaranteed.)
    - Octane learning from 87-93 octane--no more Regular and Premium versions.
    - Improved/smoother shifting.
    - Works with CAI's, Custom Exhausts.
    - 4Lo tested- smooth and strong at low speeds.
    - More user friendly throttle settings/names and just three choices:
    1. Sport throttle- Aggressive, linear (much like our Regular/aggressive now but optimized for less jerky low speed)
    2. Normal throttle- Used for Daily Driving but aggressive and linear (much like the old SLT but optimized and linear)
    3. Lite throttle- Like the Stock/WifeTip throttle but optimized to be linear and smooth
    4. Thoroughly tested by all year trucks.
     
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  17. Nov 22, 2021 at 6:26 PM
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    Phich

    Phich Porkchop Express

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    South Texas Tacoma Tunes special KDMax Pro holiday price continues until December 31st!
    (Keep in mind, tune prices will vary from tuner to tuner, state to state, region to region, US, Canada, and Puerto Rico)


    RGV FB AD.jpg
     
  18. Nov 22, 2021 at 7:06 PM
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    Tacosrus

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    So is @SubaruTheTacoma
    Still around. Thinking I'd like the Pro Tune.
    Normal Throttle. Or just stick with the original SLT. My Redline is pretty tall on it. I have bounced 7200 a couple times
     
  19. Nov 22, 2021 at 7:43 PM
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    cspcrx

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    Sounds like it’s time to update! Thanks
     
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  20. Nov 22, 2021 at 8:20 PM
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    What part of Northern Cal?
     

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