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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. Oct 1, 2020 at 10:56 AM
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  2. Oct 1, 2020 at 11:02 AM
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  3. Oct 1, 2020 at 11:07 AM
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    :hattip:

    Another powerful tool that I forget about.
     
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  4. Oct 1, 2020 at 11:26 AM
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    Yeah. If you want to flash vft files YOU MUST use the vF flash tool (c:\program files (x86)\vf tuner\)
     
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  5. Oct 1, 2020 at 11:27 AM
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    That’s what I do. Then i have screen space i can use
     
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    :cheers:

    I need to shortcut the vF Flash Tool myself.
     
  7. Oct 1, 2020 at 11:43 AM
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    I don't think I went over 100 either. But Im fairly certain the truck wouldn't allow it to try and go beyond what is capable. Another tip. Keep first second and third values close to the same if not the same across their ranges. Makes for smoother acceleration.
     
  8. Oct 1, 2020 at 11:55 AM
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    1st, 2nd and 3rd values such as these (highlighted) for all 6 maps?

    1BC9845E-7549-4E80-99CD-B656C4F7F826.jpg
     

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    So, I stepped away from the forums and OVTune product updates for a year or two and now I see there's a new product. I believe I have the original dongle kit (Tactrix w/ USB node), or maybe that's the flash kit? I don't know.

    I'm relatively new to tuning, so not sure how much benefit I would gain from the VF system.

    Should I bother upgrading? Will it still cost me $199 even if I trade in my dongle or flash kit?
     
  10. Oct 1, 2020 at 12:00 PM
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    If you have to OG kit, there’s an upgrade. If you have the dongle, its a free upgrade. If you have the dongleless, its $79
     
  11. Oct 1, 2020 at 12:02 PM
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    What exactly is the dongle? I have a
    Thank you.

    Is this the dongle?

    OVTune.jpg
     
  12. Oct 1, 2020 at 12:11 PM
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    disregard the tactrix plug and cable and pull that little USB out of the plastic. If it's black or purple then that's your dongle. That'll get sent back and KEEP the tactrix and cable as you still need it to flash your truck. Directions to upgrade from dongle to VF is on OVtunings website
     
  13. Oct 1, 2020 at 12:13 PM
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    The entirety of that map, should be close to or have equal values as the entirety of the 2nd and 3rd gear maps.
     
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  14. Oct 1, 2020 at 12:14 PM
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    in summary.... UPGRADE and SEND IT!
     
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    All 3 maps should look the same or at least be close. Otherwise, 1st gear is... Waa... Second is, waaaaa, and so on. You want waa for both... Keep them similarly increased in values.
     
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    So what I'm understanding is the 1st gear, 2nd gear and 3rd gear maps should be exactly the same from 0 all the way to 100? Sorry if I'm misunderstanding, I'm not too savy with tuning yet.
     
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    2yrs back to 2.0 is gonna be :eek: .
     
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    Thank you very much!

    The USB piece is black, so that's the dongle. I'll go ahead and place the exchange order.

    Thanks for your help.
     
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  19. Oct 1, 2020 at 12:27 PM
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    Am I in for some pain and suffering?
     
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  20. Oct 1, 2020 at 12:28 PM
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    Not in the least. You're in for some goodness. A lot of it. OVT perfected those Alphas.
     
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