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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 23, 2021 at 8:22 PM
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    Badname

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    I have the TRD exhaust and it sounds beefier with the tune and loving that its all octane compatible. Still in testing but I swear it feels better every time I drive it.
     
  2. Nov 23, 2021 at 8:26 PM
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    PapaRee

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

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    Awww Yeah!
    Glad to hear it!
     
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  3. Nov 23, 2021 at 10:44 PM
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    Thank you for that!
     
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  4. Nov 24, 2021 at 7:06 AM
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    Which throttle setting did you get?
     
  5. Nov 24, 2021 at 7:29 AM
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    Luckily I have VFTuner so I've used them all and can switch easily. They are all great depending on your wants and needs. For my daily driving, I am generally on Lite Throttle, especially this time of year when there is snow on the roads. (although it has been really dry in the Colorado Mtns this fall/winter) If I wasn't dealing with snowy and icy roads, I'd be using the normal throttle setting. Sport is super fun but doesn't suit the short daily route I drive to and from work.
     
  6. Nov 24, 2021 at 7:33 AM
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    A-ron

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    Not sure if it's just in my head, but I agree that the TRD Exhaust sounds different/better on KDMax Pro.
     
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  7. Nov 24, 2021 at 8:00 AM
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    SconnieTaco60

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    I just ordered the Pro Tune for my '21 TRD OR. I have the vftuner & connecting cable and have previously downloaded the KDMAX tunes on my Taco without a problem. After reading this thread I am a little concerned about having to update my ECU and whether I need to buy addt'l software to flash this latest Pro Tune. Any suggestions are appreciated.
     
  8. Nov 24, 2021 at 8:02 AM
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    RuckusTRDPro

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    I agree it sounds great. I actually just did a clip of my truck with Trd exhaust , Injen intake, and kdmax tune.
     
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  9. Nov 24, 2021 at 8:08 AM
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    TWTaco

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    Go to page 1 of the link. It will have all the info and directions to let you update your ECU. Nothing more to buy.If you have any troubles send me a PM and i will try to help you out.
    ECU TSB Update
     
  10. Nov 24, 2021 at 8:11 AM
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    TWTaco

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    Sounds great! Thanks for the clip enjoy the tune!
     
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  11. Nov 24, 2021 at 8:16 AM
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    On your 2021 if the build date is June 2021 or after should be ECU 04C21 you wont need to update. Build date is on the driver door jam.Verify your ECU with your vftuner before trying to flash a tune file.
     
  12. Nov 24, 2021 at 8:56 AM
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    MGMSangTaco

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    We’ll getter done soon!

    @A-ron awesome review! Thanks for posting
     
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  13. Nov 24, 2021 at 12:47 PM
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    Big thanks to @wahoobie

    Got the updated tune on Monday. I’ve only had a couple days on the new tune, but I am impressed. Smooth as butter.
     
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  14. Nov 24, 2021 at 5:59 PM
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    SpeySquatch Function over Form

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    I picked the “Normal” tip in. Drives pretty good so far. Highway mileage is impressive on my truck. 17-20 avg depending on how much I give it the juice. I’m pretty sure I can achieve over 21mpg if I feather the throttle at 65-69mph. 4.88’s & 32’s

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    thanks Papa. Nice work
     
  15. Nov 24, 2021 at 10:43 PM
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    I've got 200ish miles after second flash and resetting tranny lvs via techstream. Upshift to 5th has improved. I still have a lazy upshift, but it is not dramatic as it used to be.
    I still use 92 octane and sport version.
    Still getting a stable kclv. 27 if I drive fast and under the load, 29 in town and below 50. Those -7, -6 knock feedbacks are gone and I rarely see -5. That was a reason for me to ditch 2.0 based tunes, Including kdmax 6.0 and seek help to tune out valve and ignition tables to stop knocking and stabilize kclv.
    Mpg is about the same or slightly better compate to mine tune.
    It holds gears alright. I hit 108% of the load in 5th on the long climb doing 75 and it did not kick down to 4th.
    In some cases , I'm able to accelerate to 80 in 6th. I always prefer to downshift though.

    I like the fact that accelerator/throttle limits are tuned to the point where accelerator position and throttle position are matching in most cases.
    This something I could not figure out yet on my tune.

    AFRs are good.
    I have TRD exhaust and intake and no CELs.
    Tried CC for a bit and did not have any issues. Seems working like it should.
    I think this a better and more professionally done tune. Sorting out valve and ignition timing is a huge improvement in driveability, available power, etc.
     
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  16. Nov 24, 2021 at 11:15 PM
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    PapaRee

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

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    Thanks again Vladimir!
    I really appreciate the review.
    Glad you are enjoying the KDMax-Pro tune!
    Happy thanksgiving to you and your family!!
     
  17. Nov 24, 2021 at 11:25 PM
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    Thanks Vlad for the review! Definitely getting some miles on the tune helps to settle the tune. Enjoy the new Pro tune and have a Happy Thanksgiving!! :hungry:
     
  18. Nov 25, 2021 at 12:33 AM
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    Ooh-it's all squishy!

    Ooh-it's all squishy! Where's the kaboom?

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    I flashed this on my MT Saturday. I've only driven about 40 miles (ish) so far, but it does feel pretty good. Acceleration from a stop in 1st is better than the previous version. Throttle is consistent from gear to gear also.

    I did notice a bit of a bump in MPG on one of my longer drives (my usual driving style doesn't really play well with gas mileage, though :D).

    I have a longer (~200 mile round trip) drive coming up in a couple of weeks, but so far, this is a nice improvement.
     
  19. Nov 25, 2021 at 2:08 PM
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  20. Nov 25, 2021 at 2:28 PM
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    Yes, the map is up to date. You also may check the first post on here which gives an overview of the tuners.
     

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