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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

    11 vote(s)
    2.7%
  2. 2 (MT)

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

    4 vote(s)
    1.0%
  4. 4 (MT)

    16 vote(s)
    3.9%
  5. 5 (MT) - best mod, hands down

    38 vote(s)
    9.2%
  6. 1 (AT) - meh

    22 vote(s)
    5.3%
  7. 2 (AT)

    8 vote(s)
    1.9%
  8. 3 (AT)

    23 vote(s)
    5.6%
  9. 4 (AT)

    76 vote(s)
    18.4%
  10. 5 (AT) - best mod, hands down

    211 vote(s)
    51.2%
  1. May 15, 2019 at 10:57 PM
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    Yelm

    Yelm Well-Known Member

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    lift, tires and wheels done at the dealership
    If I don't get it before I am definitely buy with income tax next year.
     
  2. May 17, 2019 at 8:55 AM
    #322
    criz302

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    OV TUNE, SHIFT SENSE, AFE EXHAUST AND CAI, REVTEK COILOVERS UP FRONT, DAKAR MED LEAF PACKS IN REAR, RBP STEPS, 285/70 WILD PEAKS ON 17x9 FUEL VECTORS IN GUNMETAL, CUSTOM CAR GRILL AND A TON OF STUFF WAITING ON TIME TO INSTALL.
    I did the ovtune in hopes of finding a bit more power(I have always had v8s) and help the shifting issues. I cant really feel the power increase but the gas pedal is way more responsive and drivability has been greatly improved. After the tune I added the shift sense pro and now the driving experience is probably about as good as its gonna get. I'm super happy with the pair. As a bonus the braking is night and day difference. Before it seemed difficult to find consistent braking and every brake felt like a hard stop. Now its smooth and consistent braking every time. I would definitely recommend.
     
  3. May 17, 2019 at 9:33 AM
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    cheesehomer

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    What is that ? please more info
     
  4. May 17, 2019 at 11:22 AM
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    criz302

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    OV TUNE, SHIFT SENSE, AFE EXHAUST AND CAI, REVTEK COILOVERS UP FRONT, DAKAR MED LEAF PACKS IN REAR, RBP STEPS, 285/70 WILD PEAKS ON 17x9 FUEL VECTORS IN GUNMETAL, CUSTOM CAR GRILL AND A TON OF STUFF WAITING ON TIME TO INSTALL.
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  5. May 18, 2019 at 7:58 PM
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    cheesehomer

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    After reading about shift sense and being 1/3 the price Why buy OV tune, it seems it does everything OV tune would do and all the review's are good ??????...
     
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  6. May 19, 2019 at 8:11 AM
    #326
    SkunkTaco

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    question: I have the TSB for the garbage shifting and seems to have fixed all my gropes with city driving, but it seems like cruise control is still daft. Does OVTune tend to solve the terrible logic while cruise control is enabled? Specifically the frequent downshifts at highway speeds.
     
  7. May 19, 2019 at 9:30 AM
    #327
    treimche

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    SSP does not do what OVTune does. SSP controls upshifting while using S-mode. OVTune modifies the ECU mapping to make the truck run better. Might want to do some more research.
     
  8. May 19, 2019 at 9:30 AM
    #328
    treimche

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    Unfortunately no it does not fix cruise control.
     
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  9. May 19, 2019 at 10:50 AM
    #329
    FritoBandito

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    100% happy with OV Tune. I’m currently running the 93 base tune and couldn’t be happier with the way it drives. Shifting, power, and MPGs are all improved. There are a lot of hills in west Austin and now it’s not a goofy down up down up shift experience on every little incline. On a lot of hills it will hold gear and power through. I recommend OV Tune for anyone who’s not happy with the stock driving experience.
     
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  10. May 19, 2019 at 2:53 PM
    #330
    PhogDog

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    I would say it would depend on your terrain and if you have a lift and bigger tires. I'm stock and live in flat area, it has helped my truck tremendously with cruise at 75 mph and below. Better in wind too. Still not perfect but waaaay better. I have no mountains so if you have a lot of elevation and/or you are lifted, I'm not your best review resource.
     
  11. May 19, 2019 at 4:15 PM
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    SkunkTaco

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    Welp that solves that for me. It’s the only thing performance-wise that I don’t like about the truck.
     
  12. May 19, 2019 at 8:30 PM
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    treimche

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    If you run one of the gear lock tunes without using cruise control, it works great and doesn't constantly downshift for no reason. You can literally mash the throttle in any gear and it won't downshift until you tell it to by moving the shift lever. Cruise control may be fixed in the future with an update, but as of now, OVTune said gear locking does not work while using cruise control due to how it is all programmed. The truck does run a lot better with the tune, but the shift dance when using cruise control, especially above 70mph, is still real.
     
  13. May 20, 2019 at 2:00 PM
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    SkunkTaco

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    That seems like a pretty neat feature, almost like a manual emulator. I think the only gripe with my transmission post-TSB is how it performs under cruise control, and even though I’m sure OVTune is solid, it serves me no purpose unless it can address cruise control...hoping there’s a development in the future!
     
  14. May 20, 2019 at 2:04 PM
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    OVTune

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    For 2016-17 trucks cruise control should definitely operate better than stock. Adaptive cruise models will still act like stock.
    Trucks with heavy mods may not see as big of a benefit to cruise control yet
     
  15. May 20, 2019 at 2:06 PM
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    SkunkTaco

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    Awesome to hear, in that case I may have to dive into my piggy bank here soon...
     
  16. Jun 13, 2019 at 8:20 AM
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    I really like my new 2019 TRD 4x4 OR, I have had it for about 3 months with about 6500 miles on it, I have done many upgrades from 5100 Belsteins to KMC 775 rims w/Toyo 285/70/17 R/T's, and much more. I still have my 2001 F-350 7.3 4x4 and I finally purchased a tuner for it, and it woke up that truck and it probably gets better MPG than the Tacoma. I'm on the fence about the OV, 17 HP costs $699 seems excessive for a one tune option. My Edge Evolution tuner has many options and I have learned what works for me with it. I would think my 2019 Tacoma would have all the latest firmware to the ECU and Trans module but I haven't had time to take it into the dealer to find out. I waited until after my warranty was up on the F350 to get a tuner, I wonder if the OV tuner will void my warranty(?), and if there will be selective tuner options (besides the fuel grade options) with the OV?
     
  17. Jun 13, 2019 at 9:08 AM
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    ostroud18

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    Classic Racer I agree. I have 2017 4dr sport 4x4 no OVT. Shifts find no issues. And for the small amount of hp and Torque increase plus to see the difference you need a 93 or 91 oct tune to me it is to costly. I have seen where some say the 87 tune you cannot tell much difference me.
     
  18. Jun 13, 2019 at 12:48 PM
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    cheesehomer

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    the OV, 17 HP costs $699 seems excessive for a one tune option.[/QUOTE]
    AGREED !!
     
  19. Jun 13, 2019 at 12:50 PM
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    OVTune

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    If you guys checked our website you'd see there isn't one option but several.. base / performance / gearlock / fob 87 / 91 /93 ...
     
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  20. Jun 13, 2019 at 12:58 PM
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    YotaDriver631

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    I just loaded it and tuned my truck to the 93 base tune. I've been running 93 octane for a while now because I noticed it was giving me better mileage than 87 on the 87 tune. Figured I would just run the 93 tune and see how it goes. Well.. not so good. I tuned it 93 base, cleared both learning values and let it idle for 10 miles. After idling I took it for a road test and it felt a little funny at first but figured it would smooth out (ran rough and shifted harsh). After about a mile the truck bucked a few times violently and then shifted into neutral and the CEL and brake override light came on. I was stuck in the middle of the road with the truck idling at 1500rpms by itself and wouldn't go anywhere. Thank god I brought my laptop because I had to tune back to stock to get it to move out of the 2 lane road I was stuck on. What caused this to happen? Now I am nervous to run the tune again..

    Interface: Tactrix Inc. - OpenPort 2.0 J2534 ISO/CAN/VPW/PWM
    DLL: 1.02.4791 Jun 2 2016 12:43:17
    Firmware: 1.17.4877
    15:18:19 Reading DTCs
    Number of DTCs stored: 1
    DTC 1: P2119-04-EC (Confirmed MIL)
    15:18:19 Completed successfully

    The logger doesn't work as soon as I click connect it just crashes out.

    Hope we can get this resolved it was not a fun experience.
     

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