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POLL: OVTune Reviews (3rd gen)

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by bshammer0, Feb 25, 2018.

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How would you rate OVTune? (1 lowest, 5 highest)

  1. 1 (MT) - meh

    8 vote(s)
    2.8%
  2. 2 (MT)

    2 vote(s)
    0.7%
  3. 3 (MT)

    3 vote(s)
    1.1%
  4. 4 (MT)

    12 vote(s)
    4.3%
  5. 5 (MT) - best mod, hands down

    28 vote(s)
    9.9%
  6. 1 (AT) - meh

    12 vote(s)
    4.3%
  7. 2 (AT)

    5 vote(s)
    1.8%
  8. 3 (AT)

    12 vote(s)
    4.3%
  9. 4 (AT)

    44 vote(s)
    15.6%
  10. 5 (AT) - best mod, hands down

    156 vote(s)
    55.3%
  1. Oct 5, 2018 at 12:21 PM
    #201
    Matt3400

    Matt3400 Well-Known Member

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    I've seen this stuff happen before with handheld tuners in the past on occasion, usually it's something dumb like they left the door open during the upload, accidentally pressed the brake pedal etc.
     
  2. Oct 5, 2018 at 2:35 PM
    #202
    bshammer0

    bshammer0 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Out of at least 5-600 customers to-date I've only heard of 2-3 people maybe who have had an issue like this. Generally it's because of battery voltage - if you're battery is weak / needs replacing OR door is open with lights on, radio on, chargers plugged in, head unit on, etc., it can draw power. Following the instructions to a T will limit this. And if the flash for some reason fails, rule of thumb is just retry without turning your truck off - I've probably flashed the truck 50 times by now.
     
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  3. Oct 6, 2018 at 4:17 PM
    #203
    Jrgymie

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    Got my truck up and running again. The dealer replaced the ECU and all wiring harnesses after they found two loose pins in the wiring harness. It was unfortunate coincidence that uploading the OVTune caused a short circuit & cooked my ECU. The loose pins likely caused a surge damaging the ECU. After a new ECU and wiring harness, I was able to flash the OVTune without an issue.

    The tune does provide noticeable throttle response and what feels like slight increase in torque in low and mid RPM's. I have a manual so can't speak about transmission flash. Overall pleased with the OVTune. Matt was prompt at replying to my emails and helpful.
     
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  4. Oct 6, 2018 at 5:03 PM
    #204
    Flash1034

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    I know the answer before asking BUT...is it CARB approved for Kommiefornia residents?
     
  5. Oct 7, 2018 at 10:04 PM
    #205
    75z28

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    Nice! Glad to hear it wasn't the tune and luckily you were somewhere you could get it towed and fixed. Hoping to get my flash files soon.. Been waiting since saturday :(
     
  6. Oct 13, 2018 at 6:55 PM
    #206
    ciscom

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    I had the 2016. Then I changed for the 2018 (Later on with a couple of beers I' ll tell my stories with the 2016 Model) and both were stock and have that "issue".

    So far the 2018 is way much better than the 2016 i got, that was a real lemon (Mine got all the recalls...all *sigh*).

    Anyway, after reading 11 pages of this thread I'm considering to do this MOD as well.

    Thanks for all the details guys. It is really appreciated.
     
  7. Oct 14, 2018 at 11:07 AM
    #207
    75z28

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    Tune helped my truck, but not enough to justify keeping it--cost too much to be unhappy with. It still shifted all the god damn time. As a side note, my MPG went down by about 2.4mpg. So those claiming that it will get better, don't believe that.
     
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2018
  8. Oct 18, 2018 at 7:35 PM
    #208
    androofoo

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    MPG got worse by 2? Dang that's not what I need...
     
  9. Oct 18, 2018 at 8:53 PM
    #209
    airsickbuffa1o

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    That user was a tad salty, note that he got banned. My MPG increased by 2, and many users note similar results.
     
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  10. Oct 18, 2018 at 9:30 PM
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    androofoo

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    Oh haha good. That's the answer I would rather hear.
     
  11. Oct 22, 2018 at 12:40 PM
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    75z28

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    I got banned because I asked someone if their feels got hurt.
    I can confirm that with 3 tanks of gas, I went from a solid 22.7 to 20.6.
    The area I live is very hilly and I attribute the reduced fuel mileage to being in lower gears longer(which made it nicer to driver, but not enough to keep the truck).
     
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  12. Oct 22, 2018 at 1:37 PM
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    Prairie Hawk

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    My around town MPG's are about 1mpg better, My interstate driving mpg's went up by 4-5mpg's when driving at 80-85.
     
  13. Oct 22, 2018 at 1:44 PM
    #213
    TXTaco13

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    What are you getting on the highway?
     
  14. Oct 22, 2018 at 1:48 PM
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    Prairie Hawk

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    At 70-75mph around 21-23mpg, at 80-85mph around 20mpg.
     
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  15. Oct 22, 2018 at 3:47 PM
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    75z28

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    I was getting 25 at 65, installed the tune and got 22 on my last couple of trips at 65.
     
  16. Oct 22, 2018 at 3:54 PM
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    Prairie Hawk

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    Texas interstates let you go much faster than 65, so I didn't get much experience with that speed.
     
  17. Oct 28, 2018 at 1:48 PM
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    KTJO 4x4

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    How much did it cost you to replace the wiring harness?
     
  18. Oct 29, 2018 at 12:51 AM
    #218
    Jimmyturbo

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    I get 14-17 mpg the way the tune makes me want to drive.. i do have a 3 inch lift and dirty trees to be fair.. but after the tune you will want to "drive" your taco

    I love it
     
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  19. Nov 1, 2018 at 6:16 PM
    #219
    Jrgymie

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    more than one month driving with OVTune and definitely worth the investment. More throttle response, less hesitation & can feel subtle low & mid range torque gains. If you are looking for some added driving performance out of this engine, i recommend looking into the OVT
     
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  20. Nov 10, 2018 at 9:21 PM
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    I need this OVTune!
     

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