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Performance Chips??

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by lostacrossfla, Aug 27, 2007.

  1. lostacrossfla

    lostacrossfla [OP] Member

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    I just got an 07 tacoma and i was looking for a chip but i cant find any for the new ones..does anyone know where i can find one?
     
  2. tacomaman06

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    basically, i think "chips" that actually do anything are a thing of the past......at least for the new tacomas. check out urdusa.com, as they have the maf calibrator which is probably what you are looking for( though it is a little pricey). hope this helps.
     
  3. lostacrossfla

    lostacrossfla [OP] Member

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    thanks for the help.
     
  4. maverick491

    maverick491 Towing Guru

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    Check this thread for an in-depth discussion about "snake oil" performance chips, and how the URD maf calibrator is really the only product you'd want changing the stock settings on your taco.
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/performance-tuning/2199-trd-cold-air-intake.html
     
  5. reid

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    Has anyone heard if we might be doing a group buy on the URD MAF sensor calibrator?
     
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    Viet2100 Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunatley, no. Mine just came in... so it better not be any cheaper!
     
  7. 007Tacoma

    007Tacoma I dub thee malicious!

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    I am going to revisit the URD Group Buy question in the spring. If we have enough interest by that point, we will look into getting one going. Of course, if there is enough interest sooner, we will look into it sooner. ;)
     
  8. lkout4trucks

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    is there any software for a full PCM(ECU) tune? i own a gmc canyon(chevy colorado) and i have my computer custom tuned. reallllly made a diff in performance.

    what kind of power are you all making from this maf calibration mod?
     
  9. maverick491

    maverick491 Towing Guru

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    For a totally bone stock truck the MAF calibrator all by itself makes 15 additional REAR WHEEL horsepower. And it is user tunable, so after you add your CAI or header and exhaust you can re-tune it to make t he most out of those mods as well.

    Read about it here.
     
  10. lkout4trucks

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    wow thats not bad at all if thats actual REAR WHEEL hp. from just a MAF calibration i dont see how you could tune it for an exhaust or something if its just from the MAF but im no professional.

    do your trucks have issues with speed limiters or torque management? can that tuner adjust shift points?? i think being a 2005 and a toyota it might take another year or so to get an actual tuner for you guys.

    base hp is what tho? pretty sure its more than the 5cyl colorado.
     
  11. jhodge83

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    wat?
    base hp on the v6 is 236 or 238...one of the 2
     
  12. Spyder327

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    Aquamist 2D meth/water injection kit, URD Exhaust, DT Long Tube Headers, Hood Struts, and lots of other miscellaneous stuff...
    The calibrator essentially gives you control over the air/fuel ratio... exhaust/intake mods can alter the AFR so recalibrating the unit after adding those mods will give you the most power.

    The reason they are able to make more power on a stock tacoma is because they run rich from the factory, so you can tune the AFR right where you want it.
     
  13. lkout4trucks

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    yeh gm does the same. actually they run wayyyy too rich. at least there is some form of tuning for the moment. there has got to be a company that does or is working on more detailed tuning for the tacos. if i do end up selling my truck and getting one i'll def have to look into it more. thanks.
     
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    Aquamist 2D meth/water injection kit, URD Exhaust, DT Long Tube Headers, Hood Struts, and lots of other miscellaneous stuff...
    what are you expecting to see as far as "more detailed"?
     
  15. lkout4trucks

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    heres from the HP tuners website:

    Engine
    * EGR, Air Pump, COT Enable/Disable and controls
    * Rev Limiters, Idle Speed and characteristics
    * Throttle Follower and Cracker
    * MAF Tables, Main VE and Cranking VE
    * Power Enrich fuel controls
    * Closed Loop/Open Loop characteristics
    * Injectors
    * Spark Advance and Retard
    Engine Diagnostics
    * MAP Error Values
    * MAF Error Values
    * Misfire Values
    * DTC's
    Transmission
    * Shift Speeds
    * Shift Firmness and Time
    * TCC Parameters and Tables
    * C.A.G.S.
    Transmission Diagnostics
    * Trans Slip Test Conditions
    System
    * PRNDL Flag
    * Fan Type Select
    * VATS
    * Fan On/Off Temps
    * A/C Parameters
    Speedometer
    * Speedometer
    * Speed Limiter

    its pretty much a full tune. i dont do the tuning myself i have a friend who does mine so hes the knowledgeable one on the subject but anyways im just surprised there isnt a more advanced tuner for the tacos. like i said, im sure one will come out soon enough.
     
  16. freak21s2k

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    how much does the MAF caibrator run? probably not cheap huh?
     
  17. Spyder327

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    I would highly doubt anything like that will be coming out soon...
    reason being is that there really wouldn't be much of a point to make changes to a lot of things on that list. Unless you're going forced induction, all you really need for the tune is to control fuel. The ECU is already controlling/monitoring everything else on that list and if a problem arises, it'd let you know by setting a check engine light

    not really bad at all, $228
    http://www.urdusa.com/product_info.php?cPath=66_72&products_id=1260198051
     
  18. lkout4trucks

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    yeh. i have had most of those changes done to mine. the program is $800 but my friend charges $50-100 for his time and then another $100 for the rights to tune your VIN through HPtuners.

    for the power you guys are seeing $228 is a good price tho
     
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    has anyone ever tried a ACR performance chip off of ebay. or is this just Bull
    I have a 2008 4.0L taco
     
  20. jhodge83

    jhodge83 Any dog under 50# is a cat and cats are useless... Staff Member

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    wat?
    any performance "chip" for the new taco's dont exist...the things they sell on ebay is a lil plastic box w/ resistors in it and wires coming out of it...yet another waste of money
     
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