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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

    19 vote(s)
    2.6%
  2. 2 (MT)

    4 vote(s)
    0.5%
  3. 3 (MT)

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

    30 vote(s)
    4.1%
  5. 5 (MT) - best mod, hands down

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

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

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

    54 vote(s)
    7.3%
  9. 4 (AT)

    144 vote(s)
    19.5%
  10. 5 (AT) - best mod, hands down

    351 vote(s)
    47.6%
  1. Dec 13, 2020 at 7:49 AM
    #661
    Spuds

    Spuds Well-Known Member

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    Is this a one and done tune/mod? Or do you have to leave something in the truck and constantly tweak it?
     
  2. Dec 13, 2020 at 8:11 AM
    #662
    Pablo8

    Pablo8 Juan Fresh Taco

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    Yes. One and done. Nothing left in truck.

    My post above just implies I have not chased any other tunes. Because there are variants on what works best.
     
  3. Dec 13, 2020 at 8:14 AM
    #663
    Spuds

    Spuds Well-Known Member

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    Gotcha, makes sense. Thanks for clarifying. I was worried I’d have to keep a laptop in my taco. Lol
     
  4. Dec 20, 2020 at 7:45 PM
    #664
    olecoot

    olecoot Well-Known Member

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    So what does an old fart have to do to be excited to own this 2021, TRD 4x4 OR Auto ? I am so not into this truck. I love the new truck feel, hate HATE the down shifting constantly on just climbing an overpass. Doesn't the dealer hold anything to improve this ? Is this OV Tune the only option? Does it show up and effect your life time warranty? With mods I have $46K in this and should be excited, but at this point I may look to unload it and find me a 2014 - 15 and pocket the difference. Not loving life right now with the Taco.
     
  5. Dec 21, 2020 at 8:24 PM
    #665
    olecoot

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    Is there anybody in Jacksonville Fl. with that tune for a 2021 ?
     
  6. Dec 22, 2020 at 4:37 AM
    #666
    cropduster78

    cropduster78 Well-Known Member

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    OV-TUNE 2.0, ADDED/REMOVED STUFF

    Did you talk to the dealer about the issues maybe there is a TSB for the tranny??
    I thought there was a new thread for the TSB maybe your truck already has it??
     
  7. Dec 22, 2020 at 5:10 AM
    #667
    tacocart762

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    Wow Moose quoted me pre tune guru.

    [​IMG]

    LOL. I just came across this old post and thought it would bring a chuckle. Merry Xmas. Stay safe. Stay healthy!
     
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  8. Dec 22, 2020 at 5:56 AM
    #668
    olecoot

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    I have an appointment Weds. for my 5k service and they want me to leave it so they can check things about the shifting. I think I have found someone near Jax Fl. that has done the OV Tune and am trying to run them down. Be safe everybody.And thank you
     
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  9. Dec 22, 2020 at 6:06 PM
    #669
    Jukeboxx13

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    I have 32s. 265/75\16 ko2s 10ply

    should I tune for 31s or 33s?

    Im getting a tune done by a guy who has the software so I only got one crack at it.

    My truck has a constant weight of 200 pounds. Bilstein 5100s on all fours with ome 887s and a dever aal.
     
  10. Dec 24, 2020 at 8:53 PM
    #670
    OVTune

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    What non stop issues?

    We did not ditch you or any of our customers here. It may have been a simple communications issue because we have had so many VFTuner inquiries. Also you want 04B14 tune pack you have to purchase the credits if you already used them on your previous ECU.
    This is how our software works, and has from the beginning of VFT.

    And I do know from the MT thread that you, personally, tend to blow stuff way out of proportion, come in out of the blue with ranting complaints that you *never* previously communicate with us about..

    Our tune is not unrefined, it does not need to be continually reset. This isn't the first time you've posted that, which is not true. As a matter of fact the more often you reset it the gradually worse it's going to get, because you keep resetting the learning which must take place.

    We also have more trucks with tuned miles than not tuned. Nobody has health issues with their truck as a result.


    Sorry to hear you are unhappy but honestly not surprised.
     
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  11. Dec 24, 2020 at 9:11 PM
    #671
    OVTune

    OVTune Well-Known Member

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    Yes true to you, I'm sure.
    I'm sure, based on your forum posts, that you had some issues.
    But I know for a fact we have said that you should *not* be continually resetting the ECU. People ignore that, and have problems.

    Not to mention I don't think you have ever communicated us via the proper channels, and are blaming us for ditching you because you have to pay for something that was a requirement from day 1? Ridiculous.


    Sorry to hear our product didn't work for you.
     
    Last edited: Dec 24, 2020
  12. Dec 25, 2020 at 5:40 AM
    #672
    Pablo8

    Pablo8 Juan Fresh Taco

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    Has been a year since my old school OV tune? Just about, then the "upgrade" shortly after. I have not and do not want to mess with the new system, and don't want to learn it. The 2.0 MT in my 2019 is very good. It has not unlearned anything. Plenty of pep and low down grunt. No urges to search for more.
     
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  13. Dec 25, 2020 at 10:20 AM
    #673
    Sworks99

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    So should I sell my Pedal Commander if I bought the OV tune? Does anyone know the gear ratio of the stock 2021 TRD PRO and stock tire size? Just so I know what to enter in the OV tune when it arrives, sorry for the newbie questions new to trucks here
     
  14. Dec 25, 2020 at 11:42 AM
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    Beekeeper1225

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    How difficult is to install the tune?
     
  15. Dec 25, 2020 at 12:23 PM
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    PhogDog

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    Not bad at all. Plenty of community experts to assist too.
     
  16. Dec 25, 2020 at 12:56 PM
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    Beekeeper1225

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    Have you installed it yet?
     
  17. Dec 25, 2020 at 1:05 PM
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    PhogDog

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    Yes, go for it! You will not be disappointed
     
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  18. Dec 25, 2020 at 1:15 PM
    #678
    Shellshock

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    Yeah. No need for it.

    3.91 in the auto
    4.30 in the manual

    265/70/16
     
  19. Dec 25, 2020 at 1:30 PM
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    PhogDog

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    I think most decide they don't need it anymore. But you could always sell the PC after you try it.
     
  20. Dec 25, 2020 at 1:36 PM
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    Sworks99

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    So is the wheel a 31 inch or 30 inch? I tried to do the math it seems to be 30.6 do you round up?
     

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