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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

    20 vote(s)
    2.5%
  2. 2 (MT)

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

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

    31 vote(s)
    3.9%
  5. 5 (MT) - best mod, hands down

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

    43 vote(s)
    5.4%
  7. 2 (AT)

    23 vote(s)
    2.9%
  8. 3 (AT)

    57 vote(s)
    7.2%
  9. 4 (AT)

    159 vote(s)
    20.1%
  10. 5 (AT) - best mod, hands down

    375 vote(s)
    47.3%
  1. Apr 18, 2021 at 2:09 PM
    #761
    u2pilotjt

    u2pilotjt New Member

    Joined:
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    Vehicle:
    2020 TRD Off Road
    Got vFtuner for my 2020 TRD off road (04B80) AT, stock. After I initially registered vFtuner and installed the included file/tune, the truck immediately had more responsiveness and my mileage jumped up from about 17mpg in daily/mixed driving to just over 19 after a couple tanks of settling down. I then installed the tune for regular gas/stock from the tune pack and already in the first week of driving back and forth to work I was getting over 20mpg. I just drove it from San Antonio to Austin and back over the weekend (with typical I35 traffic and slow downs) and actually hit 22.3 mpg just before I pulled into my driveway and that was with a week of daily driving on the front end from last week. AND, I was using cruise control with adaptive cruise; something I could not do before OVTune because the shifting was so terrible it drove me nuts and totally killed my gas mileage. I still haven't done the TSB, but I'm considering it.

    Thanks OVTune!
     
  2. Apr 18, 2021 at 4:16 PM
    #762
    C41n

    C41n Gandalf Da Grey

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    Messages:
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    First Name:
    Anthony
    Portland, OR
    Vehicle:
    2020 DCSB OR MT
    TSB should always be first. Your tune pack is going to change based on the new ECU ID (04B81) you will have after the TSB. Updating your ECU ID via TSB overwrites your tune. You will have to flash a new tune after the update.

    I am not certain, but I think I read on here, that OVTune will give you the new tune pack if you send him a screenshot of the TSB ECU update. You should check with him first though. (Do not do this based off this post without checking!) If he does not, and you update then you will no longer have a tune.
     
  3. Apr 19, 2021 at 3:41 PM
    #763
    u2pilotjt

    u2pilotjt New Member

    Joined:
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    Messages:
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    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2020 TRD Off Road
    Copy that. I had already started down the road before even thinking about the TSB. Then I figured I'd go this route and be able to provide a direct comparison between the original ECU ID and the new one with the tunes. I'm very impressed with the improvement already. If I do the TSB and start over - it will be a good chance to see how they compare.

    I was told by someone else on another forum that they would update my tune pack for me but it will still cost me some credits to unlock the ID after the TSB update; which is fine. I haven't emailed OVtune about it all yet.

    And thanks for the input!
     
  4. May 5, 2021 at 12:13 PM
    #764
    WesLikesTacos

    WesLikesTacos Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2018
    Member:
    #273912
    Messages:
    99
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    18 Quicksand TRD OR DCLB 4x4
    Did anyone weigh pros and cons of paying on of the dudes that are running around doing tunes for like 200-250 vs paying the full 800 from OV? I'm leaning toward getting my own but wasnt sure if it's a waste of ching when there are other options available. Also, what is the TSB I've read about a couple times on here?
     
  5. May 5, 2021 at 1:05 PM
    #765
    shotgunbilly420

    shotgunbilly420 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2018
    Member:
    #258947
    Messages:
    666
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chris
    Montesano, Washington elv. 66ft
    Vehicle:
    2017 trd Tacoma offraod
    285/75/16 Km3, 3in lift ,Valley Runner tune, K&N air intake, MRBP performance XP exhaust, ,16" method nv305 wheels, AFE throttle body spacer, RIPP performance coils, OV Tune program, JTL 3.0 Oil catch can
    I recommend getting vf tuner that way you can do it yourself and find the tune that works for you instead of being stuck with one tune
     
  6. May 5, 2021 at 1:16 PM
    #766
    OVTune

    OVTune Well-Known Member

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    OVTune
    A big benefit is not being stuck to a tune, or having to rely on someone else if you need to flash. you could always get VF Tuner + other persons tunes
     

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