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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)
    2.9%
  2. 2 (MT)

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

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

    18 vote(s)
    4.0%
  5. 5 (MT) - best mod, hands down

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

    27 vote(s)
    5.9%
  7. 2 (AT)

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

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

    79 vote(s)
    17.4%
  10. 5 (AT) - best mod, hands down

    230 vote(s)
    50.7%
  1. Aug 12, 2019 at 7:29 AM
    #421
    Razor24

    Razor24 Active Member

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    3” lift; 285/55/20’s; led bar; S & B cold air intake,BakFlip cover, BedRug, clear auto bra, tint, Kicker speaker upgrade
    Having to borrow a laptop, so to update ECU, take it to the dealer ? Not really convenient either way....lol! I’ve read about techstream, but same issue( laptop ) I’m sure Matt will make 2.0 available to all ECU id’s ?
     
  2. Aug 12, 2019 at 7:33 AM
    #422
    PhogDog

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    Yes, it will eventually be available to all ECU's. But...403 is usually the last one if past releases are any indication. Probably a lower amount of those. But 1.05 is pretty good, way better than stock!
     
  3. Aug 12, 2019 at 7:35 AM
    #423
    Razor24

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    Thanks PhogDog ! I’m looking forward to any improvement over stock.....
     
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  4. Aug 14, 2019 at 11:27 AM
    #424
    BlazinBlueTaco

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    04B03 if you update to 04B04 its received a lot of positive feedback from those guys that have updated to 04B04. Techstream is safe and easy, i just recommend using any Version 12 from obdii365.com. Instructions are super straight forward. 04B04, 04A60 and 04A61 are pending updated release soon.

    The website for the 2.0 tune is https://www.ovtuned.com/pages/2-0-public. It may be still pending. the tune will have to be downloaded from this website. I would follow the main 2016+ OV Tune Auto Trans thread for updates straight from OVTuned.
     
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  5. Aug 14, 2019 at 11:29 AM
    #425
    BlazinBlueTaco

    BlazinBlueTaco Well-Known Member

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    I'm betting by this time next week, you might see a release for your ECU ID.
     
  6. Aug 15, 2019 at 4:05 PM
    #426
    Razor24

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    Getting 04B04 update Saturday ....then it’s game on!
     
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  7. Aug 19, 2019 at 3:46 AM
    #427
    MarcoTaco

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    Hellwig rear leaf, BFG 265/70 KO2 tires, Method rims, Bilstein 5100 frt struts, OVT
    ORDER 2832 of 6/2018 - My problem with the Perf tune 93 octane for A/Ts (v1.05) is nearly identical as described in the post of "Kclamer". My truck is a 0403, 2017 TRD Sport 4x4 3.5L - and remains stock so far as engine and gears. Wheels were bumped one size to 70's, but all else is OEM.

    The shifting problems admittedly don't rival those of the OEM so far as being completely senseless, but they they can be aggravating at times - and one particular trait I have encountered seems dangerous to the drive train. Since July 1, 2019 I have sent 3 emails to zendesk (#8171 was the ticket) requesting help - and describing a "gear-slam" experience (the "dangerous" behavior I described above) without receiving any reply, as yet.

    This behavior has occurred multiple times during peak acceleration at higher revs, by slamming very hard into gear (as if being in neutral under high RPMs, then thrust into gear). This happened twice now, when the tranny was (automatically) shifting into 4th gear. It worries me that it could do serious damage. So now I am afraid to drive the truck at WOT. The more tolerable issues of delayed downshifts and gear-hunts can be a PITA, if you want perfection - but at least they don't seem to threaten mechanical harm. The fact that I am no longer getting responses to requests for help are just as concerning, since I previously felt that any/all issues could be resolved by Mat and his team through zendesk.

    I had a URD tune kit for my previous 3.4L truck, that I tuned AFR, timing, etc. via Split-Second hardware/software using a laptop - so I get the premise at least, of what is going on. But it seems that the tranny controller is the problem child here, not the engine. Obviously the VVT etc. (and most other systems now employed) are far advanced from the old 3.4L engine design, so I am not "comparing" anything. I am only stating I somewhat comprehend the extent of the task at hand, to some degree.

    My last email was sent on July 21, which I repeated my findings and also reported failed attempts to re-flash the program for a sanity check. I was getting a file error message from using either my saved or a newly downloaded file that I tried to use. SO I am just driving the truck as it is, without pressing its performance.

    If this new beta is the answer, I am anxious for its release. But in the interim, I would like a warm and fuzzy concerning the communication gap and any help I can get regarding my sudden inability to flash. Response goes a long way toward maintaining confidence, with me.
     
  8. Aug 19, 2019 at 4:24 AM
    #428
    OVTune

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    I looked at your ticket. You are using an outdated version of 1.05, one from back in December from the looks of it, which has already been updated through flash manager.

    Regarding not responding, we are trying to get to all tickets as we can.

    All of the information, updated version of 1.05 is directly accessible by flash manager, with info on it on our website page called "flash manager."

    It's not always possible to update every single person individually, as we have thousands of customers, so we update everything through flash manager. I'm not sure how you were still on that version from back in December and never updated it.

    Other issues you had like "file corrupt" is simply your flash manager is out of date. Which we have a walk through video showing exactly how to use, update, etc.

    For future reference all of our information will be on our FLASH MANAGER page on our website. Because we will not always be able to respond to everyone about updating, or what is the current tune version or options, etc.
     
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2019 at 4:38 AM
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