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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

    62 vote(s)
    8.4%
  6. 1 (AT) - meh

    38 vote(s)
    5.2%
  7. 2 (AT)

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

    54 vote(s)
    7.4%
  9. 4 (AT)

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

    351 vote(s)
    47.8%
  1. Jan 16, 2021 at 10:12 AM
    #701
    citadelfox

    citadelfox Member

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    Find a fellow TW member who does it. I was lucky enough to find a guy on the forum who lives in the Portland area. He had all the hardware, and software. All I paid for was him to come out and tune the truck. He said he'd re-flash for me if I need it, and he's working on getting the parameters for the s mode shift lock for me. I don't know enough about tuning to do it myself.
    Yes. The OV website is vague AF. I got the impression that they kinda moved away from development of tune packs in favor of selling the tools, and software to do it yourself. That would be fine if it were as simple as a flahpaq or similar system, but it's all done through a laptop. That automatically makes it something I don't want to mess with by myself. Your mileage may very. There are lots of good people on here that can help you if you reach out to them.
     
  2. Feb 3, 2021 at 12:23 AM
    #702
    WalkerMatthews

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    you need the Vftuner software, and the Tacoma 3.5L tune pack. Vftuner is the program you open that tunes the truck. The tune pack ends up being files on your pc that you load into vftuner to be flashed onto your truck. They are about to simplify the ordering process real soon though, so maybe wait.
     
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  3. Feb 6, 2021 at 7:45 AM
    #703
    EastVanTaco

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    Simplify?? How
    I was told I also need a tactix adapter or something which is also around $200?
    Is that correct?

    Has anyone tried to tune themselves and had issues? Truck left in limp mode etc?
     
  4. Feb 6, 2021 at 7:55 AM
    #704
    soida

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    I was frustrated with ordering from the website and had a lot of trouble getting questions answered. I found someone locally that was licensed and had them tune the truck for me. They were doing a group event through FB. This was a life saver because it saved me a lot of cash and I didn't have to deal with communication issues etc. I am computer literate but not as much as the ppl here LOL so having it done for me was awesome.

    The group had options but if you wanted a custom tune then you had to pay extra. I had the regular 87 tune with 33's for my truck. If i wanted another tune instead I think it was just another 50 to change it out.

    My humble advice is pay a local to do it for you if you were as frustrated as I was lol..

    He also updated my ECU to most current since the dealer refused to do it..
     
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  5. Feb 6, 2021 at 8:00 AM
    #705
    EastVanTaco

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    Found a guy close to where I live ...only a 4 hr drive lol.
    $350 Canadian to tune it.
    Im torn lol.
     
  6. Feb 11, 2021 at 9:17 AM
    #706
    Badbasic

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    Is there a list of those performing the tunes? Trying to find someone close to Charlotte, NC.
     
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  7. Feb 11, 2021 at 9:56 AM
    #707
    PapaRee

    PapaRee And now I'll do what's best for me

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    OVTune/VFtuner, Raceline Assault 18x9 -6 Offset wheels, Falken Wildpeak Atw3 33"-265/70/18 tires, GTS Dobinson's suspension lift 2.75", Backflip G2 bed cover, Magnaflow exhaust, Pro tail lights, Pro fog lights, Pro grille, Raptor grille lights, Predator side steps, RedLine Hood Struts, Toyota bedmat, tinted windows, Retrofitted-BHLM-Amber Halo-Amber DRL-HID headlights, LED Highbeams, LED Hood Scoop lightbar, LED hidden bumper lightbar, LED under hood light, LED Bed lights, LED license plate lights, Tacoma tailgate 3d letters, Tacoma glovebox 3D letters, removed air dam, Custom TRD Sport emblems, Pro Shift Knob with Meso ECT Stealth button, Meso LED dome and map lights, Meso V3 smoked mirror turn signals, Meso Stage 2 Tail lights, Meso Mirror Puddle lights, Meso KC-5 Brake/Cargo light, Meso center console bucket with OG lid, Tailgate PNP kit, Garage door opener button in overhead console, Meso Minimalist keyfobs, Matte black Pro hood decal, KTJO4x4 Led door handle LED lights, Pioneer 6x9 3 way front speakers, Rockford Fosgate 6.75' rear speakers, TacoTunes tweeters, AJT black vent rings, JDM Gas cap cover.
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  8. Feb 17, 2021 at 6:07 AM
    #708
    MaverickT883

    MaverickT883 Where am I?

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    Tonneau Cover, Bed Mat, Floor Liner, A variety of 3d printed goodies.
    So, someone who is "tech minded" (understands basic programming languages, builds pc and is generally pretty decent with tech) how hard is it to flash yourself?
     
  9. Feb 17, 2021 at 6:23 AM
    #709
    Pablo8

    Pablo8 Juan Fresh Taco

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    OVT, 4.88, ADM, F&R ARB lock, KO2's, RWD L MOD
    easy. super so.
     
  10. Feb 17, 2021 at 6:24 AM
    #710
    MaverickT883

    MaverickT883 Where am I?

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    Tonneau Cover, Bed Mat, Floor Liner, A variety of 3d printed goodies.
    Care to explain the process, if you are familiar with it?
     
  11. Feb 17, 2021 at 6:33 AM
    #711
    Pablo8

    Pablo8 Juan Fresh Taco

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    No because I have not done the latest method. I did the original way. ~Late 2019. Very roughly:

    Get link to download software, download and install software.
    Download tunes, save on desk top.

    Connect to OBD II port in truck with supplied cablelink

    Install tune of your choice, idle car for X minutes, drive like a bat out of hell.

    I wrote the above, even though not current, because for sure someone will now correct me with the latest.
     
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  12. Feb 17, 2021 at 7:56 AM
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    Westsideott

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    Should I wait some time/kms before tuning a new truck? I'm eager to tune but only have 2500 miles.
     
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  13. Feb 17, 2021 at 9:04 AM
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    PapaRee

    PapaRee And now I'll do what's best for me

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    Did one with 600 miles on it.
     
  14. Feb 17, 2021 at 9:09 AM
    #714
    OVTune

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    We started tuning our R/D truck with less than 20 miles on the clock. :) I wouldn't worry about a mileage.
     
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  15. Feb 17, 2021 at 9:18 AM
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    Westsideott

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    Grand, for the replies!
     
  16. Feb 17, 2021 at 10:47 PM
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    Taco Gang-cement

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    maverick are you looking to tune or just flash to a Toyota update?
     
  17. Feb 18, 2021 at 10:10 AM
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    scottedb

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    Love the way my truck drives after the tune. Excited for some longer road trips to really get to know it.
     
  18. Feb 19, 2021 at 11:00 AM
    #718
    FlamaBlanca4x4

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    ANyone in the SoCal/ San Diego area that can tune my 3rd gen?
     
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  19. Feb 20, 2021 at 4:10 AM
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    Edgar

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  20. Feb 20, 2021 at 4:18 AM
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    @SearArtist did mine
     

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