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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

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

    3 vote(s)
    0.6%
  3. 3 (MT)

    9 vote(s)
    1.7%
  4. 4 (MT)

    20 vote(s)
    3.8%
  5. 5 (MT) - best mod, hands down

    45 vote(s)
    8.5%
  6. 1 (AT) - meh

    33 vote(s)
    6.2%
  7. 2 (AT)

    15 vote(s)
    2.8%
  8. 3 (AT)

    32 vote(s)
    6.0%
  9. 4 (AT)

    98 vote(s)
    18.5%
  10. 5 (AT) - best mod, hands down

    260 vote(s)
    49.1%
  1. Nov 20, 2019 at 1:02 PM
    #481
    Mrtacoman88

    Mrtacoman88 Competitive taco eater

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    I dont hate how my truck drives at all, I am actually quite pleased with it. Pedal response could be improved tho. As always who wouldnt mind more power?

    Just curious anyone with MT installed OV tune and what was the biggest difference you noticed.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Nov 20, 2019 at 1:15 PM
    #482
    LuvMeSumTacos

    LuvMeSumTacos Well-Known Member

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    3 inch level/lift, Toyo Open Country R/Ts, and MBRP exhaust.
    Definitely recommend going through the registration process before your tune comes in. It’s torture having the hardware now but not having the registration key.
     
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  3. Nov 20, 2019 at 1:19 PM
    #483
    uptaco

    uptaco Well-Known Member

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    Definitely agree!! I am glad I started the registration process right after I submitted my order. Order shipped the next business day and the registration file came through shortly after shipping. Two days by UPS and now our taco is tuned.
     
  4. Nov 20, 2019 at 3:05 PM
    #484
    Chasespeed

    Chasespeed Well-Known Member

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    Seeing how long I can keep stock(ish) OVTuned
    This is what is burning me... got the reg completed ... and no shipping notification...

    Guessing I should reach out on zendesk?
     
  5. Nov 20, 2019 at 3:17 PM
    #485
    uptaco

    uptaco Well-Known Member

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    I did order at like 8AM on the 15th right when the shop reopened... I am betting a ton of orders came in on the 15th so if you ordered later in the day you may be in a completely different boat. I woke up and immediately checked the store and ordered... I wasn't gonna risk being delayed after three weeks of watching the store page until it reopened haha
     
  6. Nov 20, 2019 at 3:41 PM
    #486
    Chasespeed

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    Seeing how long I can keep stock(ish) OVTuned
    Hoping that isnt the case. Have a small trip monday....

    But, going road trip to Home for Christmas... 4500-5000miles round trip.
    Really want to be all set by then.
    And I need to figure out which cal I have.
    Local dealer will not reflash. Went down with TSB, blah blah.
     
  7. Nov 24, 2019 at 6:50 AM
    #487
    DOC0362

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    2.0 beta? What is that. I have a 2019 Pro with OV Tune but can only run base as the performance tune is way to jerky on the throttle. Mat said the new upgrade to 2.0 should fix that and suggested running the base until then. Is the 2.0 version released?

    thanks for the input
     
  8. Nov 24, 2019 at 9:07 AM
    #488
    nwflsr4x4

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  9. Nov 24, 2019 at 9:50 AM
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    DOC0362

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    Thanks for the reply and the link, I will give it a try. Would be good to give feedback to the OV Tune team. Are you running the 87 or 91?
     
  10. Nov 24, 2019 at 9:51 AM
    #490
    DOC0362

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    The power out of the 91 performance tune is exceptional, all I need them to do was clean up the jerky throttle hello RPMs between 1000 and 2000. If that is fixed then I am golden. We shall see
     
  11. Nov 24, 2019 at 9:52 AM
    #491
    DOC0362

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    Between 1000 and 2000. Damn talk to text, LOL
     
  12. Nov 24, 2019 at 12:13 PM
    #492
    nwflsr4x4

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    The 2.0 tune is not specific for 87 or 91, it’s both. I’m running the 2.0 because it fixed the vibration/hesitation driveline issue. I’m digging it so far.
     
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  13. Dec 9, 2019 at 5:05 PM
    #493
    aapstealth

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    1.5" Front level, 265/70/17 tires, K&N Intake, MBRP Exhaust and OVtune
    Order #5423
    Bought 11/19/19
    Received 12/3/19
    Flashed 12/3/19
    Truck: 2018 3.5 Automatic Double Cab 4x4 275/70r17
    Overall rating: 5
    Total Miles on Tune 950+
    Current Tune 87 Performance 1.05

    History
    I've owned my truck for the better part of a year now. I started with the simple engine upgrades K&N intake system and MBRP Exhaust. The truck was louder maybe a hair more responsive (Probably Mental due to money spent). But the throttle still lagged and the truck felt like a 4cyl. You had to push the pedal 1/2-3/4 down to get the truck moving and I felt I only had power past 5000RPMS.

    Fast forward: 12/3 I loaded the Base 87 tune. Pedal felt much better shifts cleaned up and I picked up almost 1.5MPG. Daily driving the truck was more enjoyable. It held 6th gear didnt downshift to 4th and made commuting easier. Power seemed the same maybe a tad more but the pedal was more responsive. The truck felt like a finely tuned Stock truck. But still left more to be desired. I felt like I was driving a better tuned factory truck.

    12/5 After 400miles on the base tune I loaded the 87 performance tune. Wow huge difference pedal was very responsive almost a tad too much pulling into and out of the garage. Shifts now follow the pedal which allows you to drive stock sporty or all out. Daily driving is so much more enjoyable the truck feels to pick up power after 3000RPMS and holds it through the power band. Driving on long trips the transmission stays in 6th and will downshift to 5th to climb a small hill or make a easy pass. Move the throttle 1/2 or more and it kicks into 4th or 3rd to allow you the power needed to pass. Towing greatly improved as well I tow 2500lbs and feel I can safely catch a light or merge into traffic. During normal driving MPG gained maybe .4-.5 but the drive ability is worth it. I was so happy I actually made a youtube review to try and help potential buyers.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xa9oF2nTPDo&feature=youtu.be

    Overall: I've only tried the 87 tunes and am very happy. I now enjoy daily driving my truck. I feel like a have a strong V6 under the hood and the pedal matches the pressure applied.

    Cons: Can take some getting used to the sensitive throttle when coming from a stop maybe a hair less sensitivity (when coming from a stand still). Also once cruising at 65-70mph you need to use 1/2 throttle or more to really get the trans to drop multiple gears. (This doesnt bother me but I could see some people annoyed by it).
    Sort of those I cant really complain you make more power on regular 87 can get the same or better MPG if you drive kindly and get to enjoy your truck. So far a great experience and I haven't touched the 93 tunes yet.
     
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  14. Dec 9, 2019 at 5:47 PM
    #494
    infinity

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    7’ Aluma Flatbed, firestone airbags
    • Order #5324
    • purchased 11/15/19, installed about a week and a half later (though I received the kit and registration very quickly, I think only 3 business days total, the truck was getting some fab work done at that time, delaying my install)
    • Running 1.05 base 93 tune on the truck described in my info above
    • Rated it 5 stars, but I think I would actually give it 4.5 at this point. 2.0 sounds like it might earn a full 5 stars from me.
    • No mods to speak of. I am carrying a good bit of weight and drag from my work equipment and flatbed. Haven’t weighed it yet.
    • Overall feedback of:
    • Shifting: improved about 80%. Still seems pretty quick to upshift, but it’s slower to downshift, and powers up small inclines in a higher gear than it could on the stock tune.
    • Throttle: also improved 80-90%. Response is more linear and predictable. Not yet perfect
    • Power: definitely improved in the low end, and the power progression is smoother. No sudden jolt at ~4k rpm
    I tried out the performance tune first, and while I liked the power improvement, the throttle was just a little too touchy for my taste. I would really love to get all of the benefits of the performance tune, but with a similar throttle profile as the base tune. I’m very, very tempted to install the 2.0 beta right now
     

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