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vF Tuner for the 3.5L Tacoma

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Rafael@OVTune, Apr 23, 2020.

  1. Aug 1, 2020 at 5:43 PM
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    OVTune

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    vF Tuner Wi-Flash are coming along nicely.
    Expected Release End of September
    - Datalogging via WiFi + laptop
    - Flashing via WiFi + Laptop
    - BlueTooth Android Datalogging app Q2 2021
    - WiFi Android Tune Flashing via phone Q3 2021 (supporting all toyotas)

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  2. Aug 1, 2020 at 6:05 PM
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    CygnusX191

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  3. Aug 1, 2020 at 6:19 PM
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    RushT

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    That's the pain/pleasure of being an early adopter.... twice the fun at twice the price. For as infrequent as I expect to flash once Performance and Gearlock are out, I'll suffer through with a wired connection.
     
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  4. Aug 2, 2020 at 10:42 AM
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    Surferboy120

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    So I got VF Tuner installed and received my tune files (un-editable of course for now) for my 2018 AT OR Tacoma. I have been running a ShiftSense trans device (developed to address the terrible trans ECU logic) as well as the Sprint Booster which allows me to set the throttle curve the way I like it. Last but not least I also have the ECT always on option for towing. With these three devices my Tacoma has been good minus the fact that they of course do not add power but do make what power you have more real-time accessible for sake of argument. I tow a bass boat, do some slow off-road crawling and of course use it for daily use. I had no unrealistic expectations of these flash tunes and made the purchase of the VF tuner so in the future I can create my own files. As it stands I want 3 switchable files depending on if I am towing, crawling or doing daily driving.

    I have installed the regular stock flash tune and did the 200 miles to let things settle in. Since then I have tested with just the ShiftSense and flash tune, Sprintbooster and flash tune and now the ShiftSense, SprintBooster and flash tune. I like all three together along with ECT on when towing. These three devices for now allow me to tailor my driving experience depending daily driving, crawling or towing.

    If switchable tunes is made available to us via a switch then I should be able to sell my ShiftSense & SprintBooster. For now no way.

    Disclaimer - This is just my perspective for now. I enjoy the new tune for what it is and I plan to run the premium flash when the TX summer heat calms down a bit.
     
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  5. Aug 2, 2020 at 1:17 PM
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    Tac0Tic0

    Tac0Tic0 новий член

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    OVTune 2.0 OVTune Catted Dump Pupes URD Spec-U full system Icon Stage 1
    you flashed your stock ECU to stock?
     
  6. Aug 2, 2020 at 1:42 PM
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    BlazinBlue

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    My interpretation...

    -Stock
    -Regular Stock (2.0)
    -Premium Stock (2.0)
     
  7. Aug 2, 2020 at 2:53 PM
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    DakoTaco

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    Avid front bumper guard OVtune HPS Intake Tube Meso designs counting
    Okay, I cannot figure out how to get Techstream installed. I'm to the part where it says to enter the new key, which I used the act.exe to generate and put the NA key in which I figure to be North America. Wi-fi is off, when I click on the Software Registration button, it takes me to the TIS dealer page asking for a user name & password. If I click on the OK button, it takes me right back to the New Key registration screen and asks me for the new key again. I've attached a picture of the key generator screen & the TS new key screen. What am I doing wrong? I've not even had a beer yet so I wasn't fuzzy on things, again, I said yet. LOL I followed @tonered & @Shellshock awesome instructions, but am still banging my head, it's starting to hurt. If it matters, I'm trying to update my ECU from 04B02 to 04B04. Any help would be greatly appreciated
    KG screen.jpg TS screen.jpg
     
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  8. Aug 2, 2020 at 2:57 PM
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    lapoltba

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    Make sure when you copy/paste you don't have any extra spaces in your software ID. Make sure you are copying everything after the "key:", again without spaces. You can paste it into notepad first to make sure. Start over with the key generator and try again. If that doesn't work, PM me your software ID and I will generate you the key.
     
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  9. Aug 2, 2020 at 2:59 PM
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    anti-virus off? are you system administrator?
     
  10. Aug 2, 2020 at 3:00 PM
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    Shellshock

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    yeah I typed mine. It didn’t like copy paste.
     
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  11. Aug 2, 2020 at 3:00 PM
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    DakoTaco

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    Thanks for the info & offer @lapoltba , I'll try again and let you know what happens
     
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  12. Aug 2, 2020 at 3:00 PM
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    tonered

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    Always try the beer first! :D

    Just paste that log code from TS into the key gen program. Paste the NA one into TS. Yes, it's for North America.

    I believe you need to click on Software Registration first. Then Okay?
     
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  13. Aug 2, 2020 at 3:03 PM
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    DakoTaco

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    Avid front bumper guard OVtune HPS Intake Tube Meso designs counting
    Heading out to the garage, thanks to all for the quick replies. All anti virus & related programs are off, using a separate laptop for Ovtunes, I hung on to my old one when I got this laptop so I can just leave all protection off
     
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  14. Aug 2, 2020 at 3:22 PM
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    Surferboy120

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    Why would I do that...
     
  15. Aug 2, 2020 at 3:22 PM
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    You are correct - Regular Stock (2.0)
     
  16. Aug 2, 2020 at 3:35 PM
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    DakoTaco

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    Just an update because I've been quiet for a while. Uninstalled & reinstalling TS just to start fresh
     
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  17. Aug 2, 2020 at 4:02 PM
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    DakoTaco

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    Okay, happy, happy, happy. Got logged in to TS, must've been a space or something. Now where do I find the drop down menu to select the Tactrix cable? I have the drivers, I had flashed Ovtune 2.0 for O4B02 last week so I know that's working. I've heard everybody talking about 04B04 making a difference so that's what I'm trying to do
     
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  18. Aug 2, 2020 at 4:09 PM
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    Hank Heel

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    I have TS v12, but i'd like to install newer version in case i need to diagnose newer Toyota/Lexus. Can anyone link me where i can 'buy' a stable v14 with instructions?
     
  19. Aug 2, 2020 at 4:41 PM
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    DakoTaco

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    Avid front bumper guard OVtune HPS Intake Tube Meso designs counting
    ECU updated to 04B04, OVtune 2.0 regular stock thx flashed & idling. @tonered , time for a beer, picture below, which one do I crack open first? @lapoltba, @Shellshock , @Spindelatron , thank you for your help also, couldn't of gotten this done with the group effort.
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  20. Aug 2, 2020 at 4:46 PM
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    lapoltba

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    I'm kinda done with IPAs and it's too early for pumpkin. I'd go with the Stout.

    This is what I'm having.
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