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MAF Tuning

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by roxspin72, Oct 23, 2008.

  1. Oct 23, 2008 at 8:40 PM
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    roxspin72

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    Ok, so I'm at the point of either renting the tools needed to tune my truck, or take it to a performance shop and fork out some cash. Anyone here self tuned their truck with satisfied results?

    What are the steps, and what am I looking for? I uploaded the software on my laptop and no dice, cant do nothing with it. Or, do I need to hook it up to my OBDII port for it to actually become active.

    Hey, install is easy and the MAF Cali does have possitive effects, but where is my guidance if I never even tested normal ranges of AFR for any vehicle.

    Some, any guidance would be helpful. I will do it on my own if it's cut and dry. Trial and error leads to bad days..

    Thanks in advance...
     
  2. Oct 23, 2008 at 9:04 PM
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    Good luck man. Can't wait to hear how it turns out. Good luck.
     
  3. Oct 24, 2008 at 7:02 AM
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    Take it to a shop. Ask them if they'll show you a few things about it...but don't try to wing it yourself. I'm sure they can show yo how your software works and a few things about the engine.

    A blown up engine or damaged internal parts is TOTALLY more expensive than a professional tune.
     
  4. Oct 24, 2008 at 12:54 PM
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    I totally agree...
     
  5. Oct 24, 2008 at 12:59 PM
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    tacoskim

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    hey eddy, do u think now that u got the new pulley. does it affect it that much that your gonna need a re-tune?
     
  6. Oct 24, 2008 at 1:07 PM
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    Nah. I havent tunned yet, but when dealing with pulleys; you are basically reducing drivetrain drag, rather than effecting the Air/Fuel ratios.

    Anything dealing with internals ie... compression, AFR, exhaust would need tuning.

    Belts drag and all would just start effecting power. Good for increased Throttle, but if not careful, you can start reducing alternator performance and all. But I would not worry to much because NST seem to have a good rep on the perf market. And seem to be comitted to producing some quality mods for the Tacoma.
     
  7. Oct 24, 2008 at 1:55 PM
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  8. Oct 24, 2008 at 3:26 PM
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    :eek:Yup, guess I will be tuning at a shop. That PDF was foreign :confused:to me. I will stick to Bolt ons but tuning will be the job of qualified Techs.

    Thanks for the link though...
     
  9. Oct 24, 2008 at 4:06 PM
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    Bookmarked that one.Thanks for the link.:thumbsup:
     
  10. Oct 27, 2008 at 10:09 AM
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    No problem. I'm hoping I'll have the cash for a MAF cal and other goodies next year.
     
  11. Oct 27, 2008 at 10:17 AM
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