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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

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

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

    6 vote(s)
    1.3%
  4. 4 (MT)

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

    41 vote(s)
    9.0%
  6. 1 (AT) - meh

    28 vote(s)
    6.1%
  7. 2 (AT)

    10 vote(s)
    2.2%
  8. 3 (AT)

    27 vote(s)
    5.9%
  9. 4 (AT)

    80 vote(s)
    17.5%
  10. 5 (AT) - best mod, hands down

    231 vote(s)
    50.5%
  1. Jun 21, 2019 at 9:07 AM
    #381
    dwillhere1

    dwillhere1 Well-Known Member

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    Ok cool. I started with the 87 performance, and thought to myself, why did I spend all of this money to not get the most out of the tune? So I bumped up to the 91 performance. I would say it is not too jumpy. Feels perfect to me. I came from a 2011 F150 4x4 with the 91 performance tune, and this truck felt very gutless compared. Wasn't expecting this. I've been running the 91 performance for 9 days, and it is awesome! Takes a few days for everything to settle in, but feels great now. I will run it unless fuel prices super shoot up. 87 performance was good, but really doesn't compare. Thanks for you feedback!
     
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  2. Jun 25, 2019 at 9:50 AM
    #382
    newdles

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    I’m sorry to bother and hope I don’t receive the ‘use the search function’ Or ‘do your research’ comment for this as I’ve been reading now for a while and just can’t find the link to where this product is at to consider purchase or research other than just via this forum. Would someone please share a link? I read probably 14/20 pages and gave up on this topic but through the reading does sound interesting since I’m not a huge fan of the way it shifts and throttle response. I’m no adventurous off road warrior nor highly interested in added horsepower but the value in better shifting and throttle response is something I honestly believe is a third gen problem since I just traded in my 2015 second gen for a 2019 trd off road and my other Tacoma there were zero problems from day one. Thanks for your time!


    Nevermind, I finally found it by clicking ovtunes profile and clicking around on his previous posts. Unsure how I missed it thanks though
     
  3. Jun 25, 2019 at 10:07 AM
    #383
    dwillhere1

    dwillhere1 Well-Known Member

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    Here you go!

    https://www.ovtuned.com/
     
  4. Jun 25, 2019 at 10:37 AM
    #384
    dwillhere1

    dwillhere1 Well-Known Member

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    Did you try the 93 performance? What do you think? Curious if you feel like I do, or are thinking this guy is crazy? LOL Let us know.
     
  5. Jun 25, 2019 at 11:27 AM
    #385
    Mack411

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    Can someone please tell me the easiest/quickest way to contact @OVTune so I can buy my license. I picked up a dongle this week and need to get everything so I can get this tune done!
     
  6. Jun 25, 2019 at 12:00 PM
    #386
    dwillhere1

    dwillhere1 Well-Known Member

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    Support@ovtune.zendesk.com. This is the only one I know he answers for sure. Sometimes takes a few days. Will you report back the actual price for just the license? Curious
     
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  7. Jun 25, 2019 at 3:07 PM
    #387
    Mack411

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    I sure will. Thanks so much!! Any recommendations on a recent cheap computer?I'm literally just buying it for this purpose only so it'll possibly even just stay in the truck.
     
  8. Jun 26, 2019 at 12:51 AM
    #388
    godzilla888

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    Purchased - 3/31/19
    Installed - 4/18/19
    ECU - 04B03
    Stock everything, but removed air dam :)
    I use 89 octane, non ethanol gas
    Side note: my daily commute is about 30 miles roundtrip, I live about 3000 feet up and work at/near sea level.


    Stock:
    Turn on ECT all the time (downhill/uphill didn’t matter), then shift to S4 my whole ride home as yes it has power to handle the hill/mountain, but not without giving some good throttle. Couldn’t leave it in drive as the tranny would try to get to 6th gear asap. Pretty much just grin and bear it. The truck was just a vehicle to get to/from work and run errands.


    My experience with the tune(s):
    ver 1.05
    I ran 87 base for 1 day, didn’t think it did much. Ran 87 perf, was a little jerky so I thought maybe the 89 octane needed a 91 tune. Ran 91 base for a day, was better but my butt dyno wanted more. Ran 91 perf, liked the power but started getting the jerking symptoms.


    uploaded ver 1.051 around 5/25/19
    updated ECU to 04B04
    Went to 91 base, responsiveness was better, but my butt dyno said go big or go home.
    Uploaded 91 perf, tried to clear lv but it said cleared unsuccessfully, oh well, next time. Started the truck and let it idle while I was cleaning up my stuff, then turned it off. Didn’t drive it till the next morning.

    Drive to work is mundane, just downhill and flat roads, still was able to get a feel for the much improved tip in and notice that the jerkiness was gone, much smoother throttle.

    The commute home is where the money’s at for me. I wanted to see if the tune made the truck handle the uphill climb better and/or smoother than before. Before I know it, I’m doing 65+ (ahem) with ease, just a little pressure on the gas pedal (maybe a half inch?) and the truck is just cruising along. Where I used to put it in S4 with ECT on, I didn’t need to shift anymore, the tune + ECT works like a charm for me. The last small stretch before I get home, on stock I would use S3 with ECT, no longer with the tune.

    Final thoughts/recommendation:
    5 stars from me
    I am definitely satisfied with what this tune has provided me. I think your expectations might be different than mine, but I didn’t go in looking for max hp or something else.
    I also wasn’t about to spend money on an intake/exhaust for minimal gains (and probably higher cost).

    What I did want was a better/smoother running truck/powertrain, and for me this tune has delivered on that. The throttle response is awesome, and there is more than enough power for me. I barely use S mode anymore, but I do still use ECT.

    It has made me enjoy driving my truck every day. It has also made me spend money on so many mods now that I actually love my truck… well maybe that’s a drawback ;)

    Can't wait for 2.0!
     
  9. Jun 27, 2019 at 6:30 AM
    #389
    Burmapeak

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    I have a 2017 Pro A/T. I used a SSP, ECT always on Mod, and Sprint Booster. I than purchased Ovtune. I have removed the SSP but still use ECT always on Mod, Sprint Booster set to Sport level 8 and have my Ovtune set to 1.05.1 87octane base. My cruise works fine. Tires are 265/75/16 Dura Tracs -C load. Cruise works well with slight weight, (Canopy, Sliders) also works well when hauling a fully loaded Four-Wheel Camper (last weigh in at the scales was like 7500lbs). Cruise also works well towing a large utility trailer or Boat. Have you updated to O4B04? (the TSB) I was O4B03 stock and hesitated because I hate going to the dealer but I ended up doing it myself and I think it really made a big difference. Being O4B04 also allows you to try out Ovtunes Latest tunes since that's what his Test Vehicle uses. With all that being said...It seems like everyone of our trucks behaves differently even if they are the same year, make and model. What works for me may not work for you.
     
  10. Jun 30, 2019 at 4:36 PM
    #390
    dwillhere1

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    Took a couple hour drive today. 17 dbcb AT running 91 performance. At 83 mph rpm was around 3300 with cruise control set. . If I tapped the throttle would upshift drop to around 1900 for a few seconds and then back again. Without cruise have pretty good dead pedal in the middle and feels like it wants to downshift hard to keep up. Then over all again if speed drops. Any suggestions? Thanks
     
  11. Jun 30, 2019 at 5:11 PM
    #391
    CVOTRDSPORT

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    Are there any issues when going in for biannual smog checks? Is it detectable or do you have to put stock tune before you go in?
     
  12. Jun 30, 2019 at 5:13 PM
    #392
    dwillhere1

    dwillhere1 Well-Known Member

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    From everything I read it is not detectable and should pass normally
     
  13. Jul 1, 2019 at 8:20 AM
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    awdvkd115

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    The first post of this thread or OVtune.com will answer your questions. It's been stated numerous times in this thread.
     
  14. Jul 1, 2019 at 8:56 AM
    #394
    jholc21

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    The issue is the double overdrive with bigger heavier tires and truck don't work well together even with the tune. 1900 RPM is just too low for that engine to make enough power to overcome the wind drag, gravity, weight, regardless of the tune. The tune helps but it can't work a miracle to pull that much drag at such a low RPM. Gears are what this truck needs. I did 4.88 and I have the 91 base tune and truck handled 80mph+ with 4 guys and camping gear so much easier. It would run between 5th and 6th most of the time. before gears it needed 4th way too much to try to maintain that kind of speed with a lift and heavier/taller tires.
     
  15. Jul 1, 2019 at 9:44 AM
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    dwillhere1

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    Thanks for your response. I appreciate it. I just don’t remember it running like his before the tune? Pretty sure it did not sit at 3100. Maybe 2500? Can’t remember
     
  16. Jul 21, 2019 at 3:59 PM
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    Tcgator

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    If I were to buy the latest OVTUNE and if a new update or version were to come out, do you get those as well for free?
     
  17. Jul 21, 2019 at 4:00 PM
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    godzilla888

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    Yes
     
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  18. Jul 21, 2019 at 4:00 PM
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    Tcgator

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    I’m sold. Getting it next paycheck
     
  19. Jul 21, 2019 at 5:28 PM
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    JAbadie

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    Does the $699 include tunes or is that a separate cost? Thanks
     
  20. Jul 21, 2019 at 5:40 PM
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    nwflsr4x4

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    All current and future tunes are free.
     
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