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New KDMAX Performance Tune by @PapaRee and @TWtaco

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

  1. Mar 22, 2021 at 6:54 PM
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    PapaRee

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

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    ---- The KDMax Performance Tune-----

    *Available for all V6 3rd Gen Tacomas--2016-2021--Auto & Manual*


    Testing is finally done. We made it up to Version 6.0

    The Kruiser 4.0 is a great tune, but we always want more!
    So, we have been working on making it better. We have also been asked by a
    well known suspension manufacturer to make a tune for their newly built, heavy Tacoma truck.
    We have been adjusting, testing, monitoring and logging, then repeating till everyone was satisfied.
    We have been working on the fuel/air delivery, shifting, throttle, torque maps and overall performance.
    This new tune is definitely an improvement. The shifting is smooth, the throttle is less "jerky",
    especially from a stop and at low speeds. The power and torque is there at low and high speeds.
    Because the Kruiser tune was already very strong, it is hard to get more power. But we feel like we sqeezed out a little bit more.
    The gas mileage on our trucks has NOT worsened. With all the testing, running it hard, our mileage is not a good gauge.
    But we can tell when we drive "normal", the mileage is still good.
    We also have a MT version with the changes applied.


    Throttle Descriptions

    Auto transmission
    -------------------
    -Regular- Aggressive throttle, linear throttle
    -LT- Reduced by 10% on gears 1-3, the rest same as Regular
    -SLT- Reduced by 10% more on gears 1-3, the rest the same as Regular
    -WifeTip- Very light, like stock throttle on gears 1-6

    Manual transmission
    -----------------------
    -XT- Aggressive throttle
    -Regular- More throttle in all gears than stock, but lighter than XT




    -The KDMax tune will be available by PM only (or tuned in person)
    -The KDMax tune will only be sent out as a LOCKED (not editable) file.

    Any tire, gear, AGM settings will be done by @PapaRee or @TWTaco
    K&D=Kreg and Dave
    @PapaRee and @TWTaco
    Contact @PapaRee or @TWTaco by PM to give us your truck specs.
    Please give us time to add the settings.


    I will need your truck info/ECU
    You will need to be up to date
    Read this thread
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/ecu-tsb-update.562550/

    I am making tunepacks with 4 files--

    1. Premium with Regular throttle tip in
    2. Regular with Regular throttle tip in
    3. Premium with light throttle tip in
    4. Regular with light throttle tip in.
    *You will get a 4 file TunePack*

    Pricing
    -For people who already bought the Kruiser, the KDMAX is going to be $50 US (4 tune files)
    -For people who have not bought the Kruiser, the KDMax will be $100 US (4 tune files)
    -For those wanting us to tune their trucks, contact the person in your area for pricing.


    KDMax Tuning Group - Google My Maps

    These Tuners will be selling the KDMax Performance tune or the Kruiser tune:
    -Kreg @PapaRee- Louisiana
    -Dave @TWTaco-SoCal
    -Quoc @trdquoc-SoCal
    -Matthew @Alcatraz1015 -Tennessee
    -James @RedLantern-Oahu, Hawaii
    -John @Boltripper-Hoover, Alabama
    -Paul @PNWTacoma- Portland, OR & Seattle area
    -Scott @G8R_Taco-Jacksonville,Florida
    - @BortisYeltzen-Utah
    -Nick @Uscgamecock7-South Carolina
    -Chris @Phich-San Antonio
    -Lee @Rainoffire-Guam
    -Matt @SearArtist- North Carolina
    -Eric @skidooboy- Michigan
    - @MGMSangTaco- Denver Colorado
    - @whitedlite- Birmingham, Alabama
    - @dave82at-Ontario Canada
    - @GPatriot-Cincinnati, Ohio
    - @HCFR TACO22- Tampa, Florida
    - @wahoobie - Suffolk, VA
    - @LstMinutePanic -Anchorage Alaska
    - @dave5623 - Maryland, Lower PA, North VA
    - Ivan @ivan5105- San Juan, Puerto Rico
    - @InternationalHarvester- Northern Nevada
    - @TacoNesian - Arkansas
    - @VooDoo808- Maui, Hawaii
    - @AbnMP13 - Carthage, Mississippi
    - @dutchcontractor - Nashville, Tennessee
    - @swordfiish_ - Big Island, Hawaii
    - @19TRDTac0 - Maine
    - @SubaruTheTacoma --Northern Cal/Central Cal
    - @Jacked05 - North Carolina
    - Hector- @hruizfr- Puerto Rico
    - Cole- @cemented - Oregon, Washington State, Boise Idaho
    - @NickJacq23 - Kentucky
    - Max @Madmax702 - Vegas area
    - @TacoManOne - Eastern WA, North Idaho, Western MT
    - Varun @Dynarider15 - Manitoba Canada
    - Eddie @Edge48- Phoenix, Arizona
    - Alan @xXgOdLyXjEwXx- NY, NJ, CT, MA, DE

    - Matt @Subversion909 - Missoula, Montana
    - Matt @McRib - Augusta Georgia
    -Scott @svermilyea- Knoxville, TN
    -Alex @Magiriano-Alberta Canada
    @DoekterTUNED
    - Kris @Kleach18 - Seattle
    - Kaleb @KalebG98- Waco Texas
    - Michael @sonhn317 - Grand Rapids Michigan
    -Alex @A_Tacoma01- Dallas/Ft.Worth Texas
    - Steven @Idahotaco88 - Boise/Meridian Idaho
    - Garrick @VangaSTL - St. Louis, Missouri
    - Martin @Mshort03 - Raliegh/Durham North Carolina





    ALL FILES WILL BE LOCKED (not editable). If you do not like this, do not buy it.
    As with all the tunes from us, USE AT YOUR OWN RISK!
    If you are NOT wanting a Performance tune---This tune is NOT for you!!
    Please give it some miles before reporting anything.
    If you have any "weird" shifting or bad MPG, RESET LV and AT then re-flash.
    We will work hard to accommodate all requests.

    *Dyno tests are going to be done soon with gearlock to get low end torque numbers and to see if we squeezed out anymore power.


    If you want to do it yourself
    Go to @tonered's thread for ECU TSB updates to get up to date first.
    ECU TSB Update | Tacoma World

    Then go to www.vftuner.com and buy the $349 Software with cable.
    Then, go to the resource>>instructions (Installation Guide) to learn how to useit.



    Here are some REVIEWS

     
    Last edited: May 12, 2021 at 11:34 PM
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  2. Mar 22, 2021 at 7:09 PM
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    uploadadventure

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    Mine
    Only because I want to be post 2.
     
  3. Mar 22, 2021 at 7:10 PM
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    @SearArtist I'll be ready for this next week

    @PapaRee Do you recommend anyone near Houston Texas? Buddy just got a 2021 and he "needs" it tuned. My words :D
     
  4. Mar 22, 2021 at 7:18 PM
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    PapaRee

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

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    @Phich is in San Antonio, only 2.5 hours away. Maybe faster if he uses the tune.
     
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  5. Mar 22, 2021 at 7:24 PM
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    trdquoc

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    Reach out to me for the new KDMax tune!
     
  6. Mar 22, 2021 at 7:41 PM
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    tclavell

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    Congratulations guys! Awesome work I’m sure. Looking forward to getting this tune setup on my ol’ girl!
     
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  7. Mar 22, 2021 at 8:09 PM
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    I’m sure this has been mentioned in the other hundred something page forum but how does KDMAX compare to ovtune 2.0? Just got 2.0 last week too...
     
  8. Mar 22, 2021 at 8:17 PM
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    Good job buddy!

    BFC92722-8EF0-4E86-ABB7-0A505DD789BC.jpg
     
  9. Mar 22, 2021 at 8:17 PM
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    PapaRee [OP] And now I'll do what's best for me

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    It is a HUGE difference over 2.0.
    More power, smoother/predictable shifting, more throttle.
    You won't be disappointed.
     
  10. Mar 22, 2021 at 8:34 PM
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    All the mods; all the problems
    Dyno tested to show more power?
     
  11. Mar 22, 2021 at 8:39 PM
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    I knew someone would ask! We are working on getting scheduled in with the Dyno people... maybe FriYay? @TWTaco what say you?
     
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  12. Mar 22, 2021 at 8:39 PM
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    PapaRee

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

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    Soon!
    Just subjective power for now.
    Kruiser is Dyno tested, and it was used as the base for this tune.

    That guy was asking about power over 2.0.
     
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  13. Mar 22, 2021 at 8:40 PM
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    Is there still rev hang for days in the manual? Or did you work some magic?
     
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  14. Mar 22, 2021 at 8:45 PM
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    Yes as soon as we can.
     
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  15. Mar 22, 2021 at 8:48 PM
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    Ooh-it's all squishy!

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    I just snagged the manual version of this, gonna try it out tomorrow, let you know :D
     
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  16. Mar 22, 2021 at 8:48 PM
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    PapaRee [OP] And now I'll do what's best for me

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    @b3itz is running it.
    He says it is better. But never completely gone.

    He says
    "I just wrapped up 5 tanks of fuel on the tune you sent me - it's so linear and smooth through the entire RPM range. Very awesome!
    It's very peppy, smooth, and felt great!"
     
  17. Mar 22, 2021 at 8:57 PM
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    Would you recommend KDMax for Manuals?
     
  18. Mar 22, 2021 at 8:58 PM
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    PapaRee [OP] And now I'll do what's best for me

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    I have one guy on it and he loves it!
    He has ran 5 tanks on it.

    Other than that, I can say that I incorporated the changes that I could from the Kruiser and from the KDMax auto.
     
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    Appreciate it! Gonna message @RedLantern
     
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  20. Mar 22, 2021 at 10:12 PM
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    Option for gear lock too?
     

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