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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

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

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

    9 vote(s)
    1.5%
  4. 4 (MT)

    22 vote(s)
    3.7%
  5. 5 (MT) - best mod, hands down

    53 vote(s)
    8.9%
  6. 1 (AT) - meh

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

    18 vote(s)
    3.0%
  8. 3 (AT)

    39 vote(s)
    6.6%
  9. 4 (AT)

    111 vote(s)
    18.7%
  10. 5 (AT) - best mod, hands down

    286 vote(s)
    48.2%
  1. Dec 17, 2019 at 1:26 PM
    #501
    Kerbouchard!

    Kerbouchard! Well-Known Member

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    I know the sweet spot for most of our trucks is 4.88s (or 5.29) + OVT. Between this and the development thread I can't remember if I've seen anyone that's experienced both getting gears first and then adding OVT, as well as starting with OVT and then re-gearing. Of the two mods, which made the most difference?

    Obviously, it's unlikely this would be on the same truck. Maybe they've had 2 3rd gens. Maybe it's a friend's.
     
  2. Dec 17, 2019 at 1:58 PM
    #502
    awdvkd115

    awdvkd115 Well-Known Member

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    Did gears and 33s first, then the tune. My opinion, is if you do 33s and hwy driving you need the gears 4.88s. If you do 35s you need 5.29s. My truck drove fairy well with just the gears and the last TSB. I tow a RV and do a bit of off roading in the backwoods of Colorado and Utah so my truck is armoured, lifted, bumper and winch so I'm heavy. The tune solved all the transmission shifting problems while towing and hills. I was a mechanic for years when I was young and I will tell you one thing, you never be happy driving a incorrectly geared truck. You can never solve the other problems but gearing is a foundational problem that has to be solved before you add other things if you go larger tires if you stay stock I would go with the tune first. Good luck with what ever you choose to do first.
     
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  3. Dec 18, 2019 at 6:19 AM
    #503
    PNWTacoma

    PNWTacoma Well-Known Member

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    Fully armored, heavy long bed on 35's here. I started with the SSP early on and it helped a bit. When 4.88 came out, I was an early adopter and that made a huge difference. I tried running both the SSP and tune together, but then the shift points were too high. Basically, the SSP wasn't needed after the regear. Then OV tune came out and I watched this thread for a while. Initial comments were positive, so I bought the tune and that made a world of a difference as well.

    TLDR: Regear is a must, but the combination of that and OVTune provides you with a truck that drives how it's supposed to.
     
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  4. Dec 18, 2019 at 6:36 AM
    #504
    Pablo8

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    This my conclusion as well. For many readers pretty sure I sound like a scratched LP record. :eek::taco::yes::yes:
     
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  5. Dec 18, 2019 at 7:02 AM
    #505
    PhogDog

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    Anyone have feedback on OVT on the 2020's? Did I read it doesn't help while on cruise control? (I do a lot of highway driving)
     
  6. Dec 21, 2019 at 8:54 AM
    #506
    birdbrooks

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    All-factory options at this point.
    I own a 2019 TRD Sport w AT, and am trying to determine how much the factory transmission setup has changed since this thread began. Is the need for OVTune the same as it was 3 model years ago?

    Yes, I have noticed the newer released versions of the OV Tune in this thread, but I'm not experiencing the same issues I see described here, especially when I run in ECT. What performance results are you 2019 owners out there with OVTune seeing that I might be missing?
     
  7. Dec 23, 2019 at 9:30 AM
    #507
    Kerbouchard!

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    Transmission gearing hasn't changed, but the stock tune on the 2019s may have some updates that were done through the Toyota TSBs.
     
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  8. Dec 25, 2019 at 5:30 PM
    #508
    birdbrooks

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    All-factory options at this point.
    Thanks-
     
  9. Dec 26, 2019 at 4:46 PM
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    ahutch40

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    Well looks like ill be taking the plunge soon.
     
  10. Dec 26, 2019 at 6:25 PM
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    Jetrocker

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    I hear it's a great product. Hope so. But be prepared to be patient in going through the acquisition and registration process. I'm approaching a month and still am not in possession of the keys needed to install. The process needs much improvement.
     
  11. Dec 26, 2019 at 6:35 PM
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    OVTune

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    Did you email us the registration?
    We have been closed since the 15th, but will be doing registrations this weekend.

    Normally we are much, much faster
     
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  12. Dec 26, 2019 at 6:40 PM
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    newdles

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    It took me less than 8 hours to get my reg key sent. Send him a message on zendesk and include all required info that it states in the install video. Maybe you left out information or possibly the message was skipped over?

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  13. Dec 26, 2019 at 6:43 PM
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    newdles

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    I’m a 2019 trd off road owner and performance wise there’s a large gain from what I feel. Even used wife and kids to test it out by just taking them somewhere (town or something) and soon after rolling onto highway I floored it and they all said whoah!

    Whatever gains there are numbers wise it’s noticeable but not going to make your v6 feel like a v8.
     
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  14. Dec 26, 2019 at 7:07 PM
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    Jetrocker

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    Sent in reg info on the 21st.
     
  15. Dec 28, 2019 at 3:07 PM
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    anyone go from the 87 2.0 beta to 91 2.0 beta tune and recommend it? ive been running the 87 but i filled up with 18 gallons of 93 and would like to hear from those that can compare them?
     
  16. Dec 28, 2019 at 3:09 PM
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    PhogDog

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    91 rocks! I love it, my truck ROARS on OVTune 91.
     
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  17. Dec 28, 2019 at 4:21 PM
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    cul8ter

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    I also sent in my reg info on the 21st with no reply, I just sent it in again.
     
  18. Dec 28, 2019 at 4:42 PM
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    OVTune

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    We are sending pending reg keys tomorrow if our dev gets them to us
     
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  19. Dec 28, 2019 at 6:04 PM
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    Jetrocker

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    It might be time to INSIST that your "dev" gets them to you. This reflects on your company, not this nameless person. Great product is half the equation. Great customer service is the other half and you have to have both. A month wait is simply ridiculous...and it pisses people off.
     
  20. Dec 28, 2019 at 6:07 PM
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    Tacoma816

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