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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. May 3, 2021 at 8:58 PM
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    DB88

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    Thanks Alex! Well said and makes sense. Appreciate the response bud. Cheers. Damon
     
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  2. May 4, 2021 at 1:27 AM
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    My 2020 SPORT is completely stock. I drive about 95% highway and was averaging about 20 MPG before the tune. I had the latest TSB update as well, but the KDMAX 6.0 has been an overall improvement all the way around. I posted about it here...
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads...e-paparee-twtaco.707096/page-22#post-25596763

    I was kind of hesitant to tune my truck at first, but that feeling went away after my test drive! Now my truck accelerates so smoothly, and its very quick. I absolutely love driving it now. You won't regret it :thumbsup:
     
  3. May 4, 2021 at 4:39 AM
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    Thank you! This helps a lot!
     
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  4. May 4, 2021 at 4:40 AM
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    Thank you! I'm convinced now! Now to find the time and extra cash :spending:
     
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  5. May 4, 2021 at 6:15 AM
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    After reading 40+ posts. This sounds like the way the truck should of come from factory and exactly what I need. My biggest pet peeve is the factory shifting I hate it. The jerkiness when first taking off light throttle is ridiculous.

    I still have few questions,
    I am unsure of cost-first page says $100 but I read in another post it’s actually $350.

    I am not super technologically smart, I’d love to have it done by someone local if possible. I’m in South Western Pa I didn’t see anyone available there.

    I do have a laptop but it is a Mac Pro is that able to be used if I need to do it myself?
     
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  6. May 4, 2021 at 6:20 AM
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    a few...
    Ditto
     
  7. May 4, 2021 at 6:26 AM
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    The cost differs as installers who live in higher cost of living areas (California for example) tend to charge more for an install. But for an installer to meet with you and install the tune will be 300-350.

    Closest tuner looks to be in Baltimore - Maybe you could work something out. See the map in the first post and contact.

    You need a Windows computer to use the software or to install windows using bootcamp on your Mac.

    Believe me, putting in the driving effort to get this tune is worth it! Go forth and get tuned!
     
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  8. May 4, 2021 at 6:29 AM
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    wiljayhi

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  9. May 4, 2021 at 6:32 AM
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    If you buy the tune from KDMAX directly, it’s $100. You need some hardware and software on top of that (from OVTuned/VF Tune) to be able to do it yourself.

    The alternative is to have somebody take care of it for you (usually around $300). There’s a few advantages in going this route.
    1) Most vendors will update the ECU with the latest Toyota calibration at no extra cost
    2) No need to learn the process, install software, mess around with antivirus…
    3) Most vendors offer some level of ongoing support
    4)etc

    I’d highly recommend reaching out to a local tuner and share your goals. If you’re scenario would be better served by tuning your own truck, they’ll let you know and probably even help get you on the right track.

    I’m in Reno Nevada by the way and happily serve the are

    Regards,
    Mike
     
  10. May 4, 2021 at 9:09 AM
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    @19TRDTac0 will be doing a trip to Bangor Me on the 16th for tuning at 12pm in the Bangor Mall.
    There will be PreRegistration-- So contact him via PM to sign up.

    @19TRDTac0---Post up a Link to info if you have one.
     
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  11. May 4, 2021 at 9:16 AM
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    Here is the event link on Facebook.
     
  12. May 4, 2021 at 10:50 AM
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    Even at $350 if it takes away the crappy shifting worth every penny to me! But no not Baltimore! I will leave my Steeler gear at home- NOT! Nothing like a weekend for seafood! Ok that will be easy to convince the wife she loves Baltimore food!
     
  13. May 4, 2021 at 11:24 AM
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    Haha - Here's your plan: Have a crappy drive to Baltimore, get some succulent crab cakes and other seafood items, get your truck tuned, and then enjoy the night and day difference of your truck's drivability on the way home!
     
  14. May 4, 2021 at 11:45 AM
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    And the 'night and day difference' between Baltimore and the city you're from!! :crapstorm:
     
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  15. May 4, 2021 at 1:38 PM
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    Does anyone know if you must have the Tactrix cable to do the ECU update? Or can the vfTuner cable do double duty to update the ECU and flash the tune?
     
  16. May 4, 2021 at 1:39 PM
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    Authentic VFTuner cable will work.
     
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  17. May 4, 2021 at 1:42 PM
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    The vftuner cable is the Tactrix cable.
     
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  18. May 4, 2021 at 3:20 PM
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    Taco Tuesday Bump! Tune done in Hawaii, Oahu island.

    The latest Review from @costco_crawler808 on IG! He got KDMax LT with AGM settings. Also Ended up selling his pedal commander afterwards. Huge Mahalo to Ron!

     
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  19. May 4, 2021 at 3:46 PM
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    Look what i just tuned guys
    EAF4C6C4-3B3C-44F6-9414-55C68320142F.jpg
     
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  20. May 4, 2021 at 5:03 PM
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    I go on Thursday to see @TWTaco for my KDMax tune.. super stoked.. can't wait
     
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