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URD MAF CALIBRATOR INSTALLED UPDATE

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by acdronin, Apr 8, 2011.

  1. Apr 8, 2011 at 7:58 PM
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    Ok ladies and germs< I thought I would update you on my quest to get my MPG back with my CAI (K&N model 63 w/plastic tube). I had pulled the CAI off to move because i was gonna be moving with lots of trips. I knew what the MPG was at that point, so after badgering Gadget at URD I purchased the MAF Calibrator and installed it and reinstalled the K&N with no other mods. My impressions:
    1. The MPG came back to basically where it was without the K&N so yes, it did what Gadget said it would do.
    2. I was HELLA nervous at the mere thought of soldering into the ECU harness so here's what I did. First, I pulled each harness plug out and labeled each one with a marker (A,B, etc), then I checked (TWICE), the location of each wire and it's color to make damn sure it was the correct ones. I then soldered the most difficult to reach ones first. I looped all of the wiring so that the module could sit in the glove box with no wires hanging down. I used shrink tubing to seal the solders and prevent shorts.
    3. No engine codes came on, YES!
    4. I feel there is a little less torque below 3K RPM.
    5. Passing, above 3K and wide open, Jesus Christ this thing fuckin moves!
    6. Took a couple of tanks for my right foot to settle down and drive it to get the most out of this mod, it changes the way you drive.
    7. I have not run the software that came with it yet, but plan to mod it a little further. I'd like to get some of that torque back without giving up too much MPG.
     
  2. Apr 8, 2011 at 8:09 PM
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    same as me noticed improvements after 3k
     
  3. Apr 8, 2011 at 8:14 PM
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    I have the Ernie Banks 3 inch monster exhaust as well, thought it was the exhaust that was sucking the gas out of it, turns out it was the K&N. Check this, I never floor it, ever, don't have to. Closes that I get is getting on the freeway, though I sometimes manually shift the auto tranny to get the high end torque out of it. For shits and giggles I'll punch it to get around some jack-ass on the freeway, as I go by I will make sure it's real close to the jack-ass so he can hear this bitch roar as I sail past him.
     
  4. Apr 8, 2011 at 8:15 PM
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    haha you need longtubes then you really turn heads doing that :)
     
  5. Apr 8, 2011 at 8:18 PM
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    Oh hell yeah, would love to, Cali smog sucks donkey dick, think I'm gonna have to go with some thorley shorties when I get the extra $$$
     
  6. Apr 8, 2011 at 8:20 PM
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    lol i saw that earlier
     
  7. Apr 8, 2011 at 8:22 PM
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    takes a few hours lol with a few breaks
     
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  9. Apr 8, 2011 at 8:31 PM
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    i believe the resonator counts as a cat as far as looks go, but i could be mistaken. here in az if the CEL is not on you are good
     
  10. Apr 8, 2011 at 8:33 PM
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    I think that Gadget told me that the URD O2 sensor thingy mods the O2 reading, it doesn't replace it. Either way, headers will be the last mod unless I find a huge bag of money and stick the SC on there
     
  11. Apr 8, 2011 at 8:34 PM
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    correct, it tells your ecu cats are there to keep the CEL off
     
  12. Apr 8, 2011 at 8:34 PM
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    I know a smog guy that will just "not notice" certain things, as long as there are no engine codes and the numbers look good.
     
  13. Apr 8, 2011 at 8:37 PM
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    Well that's good for engine codes but it doesn't fool the tailpipe probe, I'd rather keep the cats and weld em on to some shortys, then I will never have to swap them back and forth.
     
  14. Apr 8, 2011 at 8:40 PM
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    Dang, wouldn't that look funny poking thru the hood!
     
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