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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 4, 2021 at 5:03 PM
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    kiterider

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    Same here, 2021 sport with 285's, 3/2 ready lift. I'm presently at 15.7 average for this tank, the previous tanks I was getting aroung 17 and change, I'm about 450 miles into the tune (slt regular tune)
     
  2. May 4, 2021 at 5:36 PM
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    I think the guys getting 20+ mpg live in places with no hills. I daily drive SOCAL freeways = fast (75 or so) and in and out of valleys. If I slow down I become a road hazzard. I already get passed like I am standing still at 75. But I am used to the crappy milage...I drove my 2014 Tacoma for 7 years getting around 15 mpg. I was hoping for more than 17 out of my 21.
     
  3. May 4, 2021 at 5:49 PM
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    Looking forward to it!
     
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  4. May 4, 2021 at 6:33 PM
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    Birmingham, AL - Overland Tailor Tuning

    Had several Tacos over for an upgrade from Kruiser to the KDmax and everyone left smiling.. They could not believe the shifting could get any better!!

    If you are in Alabama, want the tune or just have questions, let me know.. I'd be happy to chat about the tune and the process.

    Cheers,

    John

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  5. May 4, 2021 at 7:23 PM
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    Can't wait to flash this! Hopefully it improves on my 12spg.
     
  6. May 4, 2021 at 8:50 PM
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    TacoManOne

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    Taco seems to like 65 mph for max mileage even with rolling hills.
     
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  7. May 4, 2021 at 9:30 PM
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    I got hills here and get 20+ mpg per tank. Stock tires and staying near the speed limit of 55 and 65 mph are what does it.
     
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  8. May 5, 2021 at 12:36 PM
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    _____________________________________


    I know fuel economy is very subjective and we make no promises about it, but I wanted to share an experience that my client in the above picture had with his MGM 2020 after being upgraded from Kruiser 4.0 to the new KDMax tune.

    The below photos are 2 different 100 miles splits after running the KDMax.. the truck is a 2020 AT with 33" tires and a 2.5" Lift... Stock gearing and no additional weight. He stated he was driving an average of 72 mph and this was from Birmingham, AL to Atlanta and down to Brunswick, GA.

    I understand that this is not hilly terrain, but its just one example of my clients being stoked about what this tune has to offer... Your Mileage will vary !!!

    Cheers,

    John~

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  9. May 5, 2021 at 12:43 PM
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    I was getting about the same as this with slt. Around an average of 21 mpg. Had it switched yesterday to the lt tune and now I’m struggling to get 16. I hope it goes back where it was soon
     
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  10. May 5, 2021 at 1:20 PM
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    I have the exactly the same truck. How do you like it so far with the tune. Cheers
     
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  11. May 5, 2021 at 2:03 PM
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    I'm on the LT with a 2.5" lift and getting 19-21hwy - your mpg will come back - you have to let it settle - like a pint of Guinness!
     
  12. May 5, 2021 at 2:17 PM
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    Now that’s funny !! It’s weird because the slt version was immediate great mileage. Then I wanted a little more and moved to lt. I’m sure it will settle in like you said. Shifting is nice and smooth already
     
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  13. May 5, 2021 at 2:26 PM
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    I tuned him i dont own it.
     
  14. May 5, 2021 at 2:27 PM
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    I could use a pint of Guinness right now. Heat index is still 101 here in Tampa
     
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  15. May 6, 2021 at 10:17 AM
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    I'm lucky if I get 16mpg but where I live its super hilly. I'm always around 12mpg. Best I got was 16.5mpg on the freeway driving like a grandma @ 65-70mph
     
  16. May 6, 2021 at 10:26 AM
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    I'm in Florida and it's mainly flat. I expect my mileage to go back to where it was after some driving. It's funny how SLT gave me great mileage from the minute it was flashed. The LT version is taking some time, wonder what the difference is
     
  17. May 6, 2021 at 10:29 AM
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    wiljayhi

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    Holy gas-gauge batman! Are you loaded down or what? The 12mpg is what I get towing my camper.
     
  18. May 6, 2021 at 10:45 AM
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    yota_meister

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    Def a lot of variables but I don't think I'm that heavy. I just recently put on the RTT and that really didn't affect the mpg. Here's my rig.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/COgYUHzH-pP/
     
  19. May 6, 2021 at 11:49 AM
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    Just met w Dave @TWTaco to get the KDMax.. OMG!! Best MOD you can do to your Taco..
    Definitely go aggressive.. no regrets.. Shout out to Dave.. thanks bro for hookin me up
     
  20. May 6, 2021 at 11:54 AM
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    TWTaco

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    Glad to here your loving the tune!
    Pass those cards out! :D
     
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