1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

KDMAX-PRO+XT Tune by @PapaRee and @TWtaco

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

?

Which throttle setting do you like best?

  1. Sport Throttle

    217 vote(s)
    41.8%
  2. Normal Throttle

    198 vote(s)
    38.2%
  3. Lite Throttle

    104 vote(s)
    20.0%
  1. Aug 2, 2022 at 12:18 PM
    #6481
    JAL

    JAL Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2014
    Member:
    #140479
    Messages:
    414
    Mississippi
    Vehicle:
    96 Tacoma Access Cab (sold) now 2018 Tacoma DCSB 4X4 OR (traded). Current 2022 TRD DCSB OR Celestial Silver
    RCI Sliders and mostly stock.
    Cruise would do it in Stock configuration. It is greatly improved in tuned form, but not perfect. Mat Wilson released new cruise control SW maps so not sure if refinements are coming but it’s an area where things could still be better.
    But I’m also happy at where it is in comparison to stock.
     
  2. Aug 2, 2022 at 12:26 PM
    #6482
    BAMAFAN67

    BAMAFAN67 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 10, 2017
    Member:
    #218693
    Messages:
    115
    Gender:
    Male
    The Free State of Jones
    Vehicle:
    19 TRD OD 4X4 DCSB
    I hardly ever ran it in cruise that much before because of the downshifting so I probably didn't notice. I made an effort to use it this trip and was very pleased with the performance. It's like driving a different truck.
     
    JDSmith, Otterstuff, SH7mi and 2 others like this.
  3. Aug 2, 2022 at 12:34 PM
    #6483
    DaBigDogg

    DaBigDogg "Say when..."

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2014
    Member:
    #125364
    Messages:
    606
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jay
    Mid-Suffolk, LINY
    Vehicle:
    '22 MGM DCLB TRD OR
    Just curious, at what mileage did everyone look to get their tune? Outside of the initial "learning" period the transmission is supposed to go through (IIRC like 1500 miles or so) when did people start pulling the trigger?
     
  4. Aug 2, 2022 at 12:36 PM
    #6484
    JAL

    JAL Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2014
    Member:
    #140479
    Messages:
    414
    Mississippi
    Vehicle:
    96 Tacoma Access Cab (sold) now 2018 Tacoma DCSB 4X4 OR (traded). Current 2022 TRD DCSB OR Celestial Silver
    RCI Sliders and mostly stock.
    With my 2018 it was at around 35,000

    With my 2022 ASAP under 1700 miles.
     
  5. Aug 2, 2022 at 12:46 PM
    #6485
    JW_SC

    JW_SC New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2022
    Member:
    #401779
    Messages:
    2
    Gender:
    Male
    I'm pulling the trigger this weekend...have just over 2k miles and the improvement from day 1 has been negligible at best. Can't wait to get this thing tuned!
     
  6. Aug 2, 2022 at 3:59 PM
    #6486
    Otterstuff

    Otterstuff Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2022
    Member:
    #390998
    Messages:
    296
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2022 White SR5 Access Cab 4WD V-6
    Tube steps, Vision Turbine wheels, bug deflector, seat covers, and tonneau cover
    Don't wait. I got mine at 1800 miles only because my tuner couldn't get to it sooner. The learning does not resolve the problems. It will still settle in again after the tune.
     
  7. Aug 2, 2022 at 4:46 PM
    #6487
    mrkothegigolo

    mrkothegigolo Member

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2017
    Member:
    #226923
    Messages:
    24
    Gender:
    Male
    Over 3 mpg gain?! I hope I can get close to this
     
    TWTaco and PapaRee [OP] like this.
  8. Aug 2, 2022 at 4:49 PM
    #6488
    Chunk

    Chunk Truffle Shuffle Extrodinaire

    Joined:
    May 3, 2016
    Member:
    #185980
    Messages:
    20,142
    First Name:
    Matt
    Aiken, SC
    Vehicle:
    2016 DCSB OR
    Baby Ruth
    YMMV… he is driving with socks on, I got steel toed boots.
     
    Brownmatthall and C41n like this.
  9. Aug 2, 2022 at 4:52 PM
    #6489
    mrkothegigolo

    mrkothegigolo Member

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2017
    Member:
    #226923
    Messages:
    24
    Gender:
    Male
    OH. I drive the same. But if I can gain a mpg or 2, it'll all be worth it
     
  10. Aug 2, 2022 at 5:09 PM
    #6490
    JAL

    JAL Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2014
    Member:
    #140479
    Messages:
    414
    Mississippi
    Vehicle:
    96 Tacoma Access Cab (sold) now 2018 Tacoma DCSB 4X4 OR (traded). Current 2022 TRD DCSB OR Celestial Silver
    RCI Sliders and mostly stock.
    My observations at this point is most of customers are reporting gains in MPG. On Average it’s more like 1-1.5 MPG.
     
    mrkothegigolo and PapaRee [OP] like this.
  11. Aug 2, 2022 at 8:33 PM
    #6491
    OldSchlPunk

    OldSchlPunk Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2022
    Member:
    #390091
    Messages:
    307
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Rich
    East Central Wisco
    Vehicle:
    '17 OffRoad Silver Sky Metallic
    Small lift, slightly oversized tires
    Possibly have to go through EPA re-certification? That would be my guess. I'm quite sure that isn't cheap. Then, of course, you'd be admitting your engineers screwed the pooch. As others have stated, the vast majority of buyers don't think it's that much of an issue.
     
    stftaco likes this.
  12. Aug 3, 2022 at 12:21 AM
    #6492
    stftaco

    stftaco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2022
    Member:
    #401070
    Messages:
    122
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    22 MGM DCSB Tacoma TRD Sport (on order)
    That may be part of it, but as another person noted, they've already issued a few TSBs related to the AT that has moderated some of the shifting issues. I think also that as an engineering team, they are keeping their product well within it's design capability, i.e. hesitating to over-optimize what they don't really have to while the GEN3 remains what they are producing. I imagine numerous changes in GEN4, because that is what will be expected.
     
    C41n likes this.
  13. Aug 3, 2022 at 5:40 AM
    #6493
    BAMAFAN67

    BAMAFAN67 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 10, 2017
    Member:
    #218693
    Messages:
    115
    Gender:
    Male
    The Free State of Jones
    Vehicle:
    19 TRD OD 4X4 DCSB
    Granted, I have made a conscious effort to keep my foot out of it since having it tuned. On a recent trip with a lot of highway driving, I set the cruise at 72MPH instead 80, in town I haven't been running from red light to red light like John Force at the Winter Nationals.
    The 21.1MPG mark is certainly not an average but it's a hell of lot better than the 17.5 I was seeing constantly.
     
    bulalo, PapaRee [OP], TWTaco and 2 others like this.
  14. Aug 3, 2022 at 10:04 AM
    #6494
    Otterstuff

    Otterstuff Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2022
    Member:
    #390998
    Messages:
    296
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2022 White SR5 Access Cab 4WD V-6
    Tube steps, Vision Turbine wheels, bug deflector, seat covers, and tonneau cover
    I have had three of the third gen Tacomas. I hated the way all of them shifted. I was very upset with Toyota but I have been driving them since 1979. Toyota did not fix the issues because not enough people complain. Without my tune, I would not have kept my current truck. Life is too short. I was very relieved to find out that a tune was available to resolve Toyota's problems.
     
  15. Aug 5, 2022 at 6:01 PM
    #6495
    InternationalHarvester

    InternationalHarvester VF Pro Licensed, KDMAX Authorized Vendor

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2017
    Member:
    #236484
    Messages:
    664
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Sierra Nevada
    Vehicle:
    2017 TRD DC LB OR 4x4
    KDMAX Tooooned
    I don’t normally post about the trucks I tune, but I couldn’t resist with this one. Holy cow! Check out this giant RC car!CA14BDF7-118F-4B2F-A592-A8A218D95562.jpgAC026549-1BBA-416A-9C2B-E35F09613136.jpg
     
    JDSmith, lamjam, C41n and 11 others like this.
  16. Aug 5, 2022 at 8:24 PM
    #6496
    JAL

    JAL Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2014
    Member:
    #140479
    Messages:
    414
    Mississippi
    Vehicle:
    96 Tacoma Access Cab (sold) now 2018 Tacoma DCSB 4X4 OR (traded). Current 2022 TRD DCSB OR Celestial Silver
    RCI Sliders and mostly stock.
    Looks mean!
     
  17. Aug 6, 2022 at 7:48 AM
    #6497
    cspcrx

    cspcrx Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2009
    Member:
    #21686
    Messages:
    473
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    21 TRD Sport 4x4 Cement
    Could you imagine if Toyota sold a Tacoma like this with a turbo V6 “Rapta Killa”.

    it looks mean for sure!
     
  18. Aug 6, 2022 at 9:17 AM
    #6498
    ebsoria

    ebsoria Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2009
    Member:
    #19153
    Messages:
    59
    Gender:
    Male
    Ville of the Rose, NorCal
    Vehicle:
    '18 D-Cab 4WD TRD Sport
    I'm joining the tuned group tomorrow at 42k miles. Excited!!!
     
  19. Aug 6, 2022 at 9:41 AM
    #6499
    MiTacoTRD

    MiTacoTRD Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2019
    Member:
    #303129
    Messages:
    903
    Gender:
    Male
    Spokane Valley, WA
    Vehicle:
    2019 Tacoma TRD Off-Road DCSB
    Looks mad and ready to pounce.
     
  20. Aug 6, 2022 at 10:52 AM
    #6500
    TWTaco

    TWTaco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2015
    Member:
    #172601
    Messages:
    5,115
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dave
    *Happy to announce our new KDMAX authorized group tuner William @605RubyTaco.*

    William will be covering South Dakota, North Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska.
    Contact information will be posted to the KDMAX authorized group tuner map.

    Areas of coverage.
    Home base will be Spearfish SD.
    Covering Sheridan Wyoming to Wall South Dakota.
    Chadron Nebraska to Buffalo South Dakota.
    Dickinson North Dakota.
     

Products Discussed in

To Top