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Northeast Tuning - CT/MA/RI (and surrounding)

Discussion in 'North East' started by lapoltba, Jun 20, 2020.

  1. Jun 20, 2020 at 9:08 AM
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    lapoltba

    lapoltba [OP] Full Bridge Rectifier

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    If anyone is interested here I will be offering flashing services to tune your 3rd gen V6 Tacoma. This will include updating your ECM to the current version from Toyota as well as flashing your choice of tune.

    I imagine most people don't want to spend the $800+ for cable + VFTune + tune pack, so this will be a much cheaper option.

    Tacomaworld members: Price TBD awaiting software and licensing updates from OVTune.
    Flash of up to 2 different files to your truck. You will be able to pick one to test out for at least 500 miles to see how you like it. If you do not like it, or just want to try something else you can try another file and pick which one you like.

    This option also includes:
    Updating your ECM to the most recent Toyota calibration (where applicable/available), Charge voltage adjustment, and Techstream Customizations.

    Add-on to Option 1: $25 each
    You can try another file and pick the one you like.

    Shift point adjustment - Since this is very subjective, it will be on a case by case basis. If none of the existing files I have suit your preferences I will work with you to get you what you want. This will require very careful notes on your part of what shifting behavior you do not like for me to be able to adjust appropriately.


    Everyone will be required to sign a hold-harmless agreement (waiver) before I even connect my computer to your truck. While the process is very straight forward and there is very little risk of anything going wrong in the future, you must be willing to accept this risk. I have been flashing my personal truck for 3+ years and have only had a problem one time with a very strange test file I was given. Even though I was not able to recover the ECM with it installed in the truck, I have a way to recover any "bricked" ECM by removing it and bench flashing.
     
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  2. Jun 20, 2020 at 9:10 AM
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    replica9000 Just your average meatbag.

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    Only 3rd gen Tacomas?
     
  3. Jun 20, 2020 at 9:13 AM
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    At this time yes. Only 3.5L, 2016+ tunes are available. There is the possibility that something may be available for the 2.7 in the future but I do not know yet.

    I can do customizations and TSBs for 2nd and 3rd gen.
     
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  4. Jun 20, 2020 at 9:25 AM
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    Very interested in this.
     
  5. Jun 20, 2020 at 9:27 AM
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    replica9000 Just your average meatbag.

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    I might be interested in a customization for my 4Runner
     
  6. Jun 20, 2020 at 9:37 AM
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    No problem, I can do that too. Customization can be done for pretty much any Toyota Vehicle. TSBs can be done for any vehicle for which I can get them.
     
  7. Jun 20, 2020 at 9:46 AM
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    Where in the Northeast are you located ?
     
  8. Jun 20, 2020 at 10:38 AM
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    Northeast CT, near the MA line. I regularly travel for work to Hartford/Stratford/Groton.
     
  9. Jun 20, 2020 at 10:39 AM
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    Forgot to mention I can also adjust charging voltage for AGM batteries.
     
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  10. Jun 20, 2020 at 12:58 PM
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    I will be in Connecticut a lot soon. My youngest is starting Quinnipiac University this fall.
     
  11. Jun 20, 2020 at 12:59 PM
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    Nice, congrats. Hopefully it will be on campus and not e-learning. I can't stand online classes.

    Get in touch when you will be in the area and we can set something up.
     
  12. Jun 20, 2020 at 1:07 PM
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    I am ready yesterday, so let me know when your ready with a $
     
  13. Jun 20, 2020 at 1:21 PM
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    I'm assuming you have an automatic transmission?
     
  14. Jun 20, 2020 at 1:33 PM
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    Yes. With a decent amount of armor so it’s very much a slug.
     
  15. Jun 22, 2020 at 5:52 AM
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    Intersted. Would like to up the charging voltage for my AGM.
     
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    That can be arranged. Are you looking to just keep the stock tune?
     
  17. Jun 22, 2020 at 9:18 AM
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    yeah I think so. There's no way for you to calibrate the speedometer to compensate for larger tires, right?
     
  18. Jun 22, 2020 at 9:25 AM
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    Unfortunately no, we can not adjust the speedometer at this time. That is handled by either the Skid Control ECU or the gauge cluster which we do not have access to (yet?).

    If you have larger tires and/or gears, the tune can adjust your shift points to compensate. In addition, throttle response and linearity of power is much improved even with 87 octane.
     
  19. Jun 22, 2020 at 9:46 AM
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    Ok then I would consider altering the tune too. How would this differ from what the OvTune does? And do you have a rough ballpark what your cost is going to be?
     
  20. Jun 22, 2020 at 9:52 AM
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    These are the OVTune files that we can make edits to. Now that he has released the VFTune software, those of us with the license and files are able to flash other trucks.

    I updated the first post with prices.
     
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