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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. Jun 5, 2020 at 10:32 AM
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    Electronics have come a long way in recent years. Straight up VM readings shouldn't be a problem for most any DMM. Regaring AstroAI, I have their digi pressure gauge in my version of @Shellshock 's deflator / inflator kit. It is a solid unit, IMHO.
     
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  2. Jun 5, 2020 at 10:41 AM
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    Yeah i think a meter reading on the battery is the right way to go to get the most accurate numbers.
    the data logger, my bluetooth monitor, torque, and my voltmeter all said something different, of course :)
     
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  3. Jun 5, 2020 at 1:13 PM
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    I didn't know any of this was needed. I've been running AGM batteries in all my cars for years with no special treatment and never had an issue.
     
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  4. Jun 5, 2020 at 1:39 PM
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    In 20+ years of camping I have never personally had a battery die, but I do keep a jump pack handheld behind the seatbelt just in case. Good for 2-3 jumps until it needs to be charged again. An AGM is much more reliable and cranks better in all weather conditions, especially the cold.

    It’s like a $50-70 difference (at Costco - interstate brand) for the peace of mind in a battery
     
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  5. Jun 5, 2020 at 1:57 PM
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    Unless you had accessories to draw down power then yeah an AGM as a starter would not show any real signs of being insufficient. Their best use is for draw down and recharge.

    I have a CFX 95 (dual fridge/freezer), 2 electric blankets for the family, multiple devices requiring recharging, winch, on board air compressor, always on usb charge points, anytime rear/front cameras and a recordable camera system also running 24/7.

    Having done the tune I did (only at idle) I'll be interested to observe it over the next 600 mile trip I'm doing this weekend. I understand that those of us with smart alternators... they actually only charge the battery when it is above 1800 RPM's. With OVtune's 105.1 I drive at 50MPH and it is only at 1500 rpm's at best. Those are just the speeds I can go on the roads I drive. I'll be on the highway blacktop for an hour or so and will be watching how the battery charges up during that time.

    I have dual optima yellow tops group 35 with a max charge of 15V. My onboard volt meter showed me 14.5 at idle when the PID registered 14.653. So I'm reading about .15 volts less than actual on the volt meter. Helpful to know this as it gives you a realtime data point to gauge things while driving.

    Thanks OVTune for the VFtuner capabilities. I do overclocking of CPU's, GPU's, Memory etc. all to say computer overclocking as a hobby. It's heaven and hell but when you nail the numbers and get it stable it's awesome!!
     
  6. Jun 5, 2020 at 2:08 PM
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    I have never seen the voltage output of my alternator higher than 14V or lower than 13.8V so its pretty steady at 13.9V most of the time, 105F in California or -20F in Minnesota. If I could get a steady 14.5V it would be safe to run on my AGM batteries I think.
     
  7. Jun 5, 2020 at 3:18 PM
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    So you have adjusted to below.....?

    ECT set to 94 30 and up only.
    Phase duty 1 14.7
    Phase duty 2 90
    Phase duty 3 95
    Phase duty 4 90
    Phase duty 5 95
    Phase duty 6 13.6 - 102.39
    Phase duty 7 13.6 - 102.39
    Phase duty 9 - 90
    Phase duty 10 14.7 max 2 - 102.39
    Disable control set to 0 - 3.57
    Base phase additional additive - 0
    Phase duty minimum - 67.84
    Phase duty maximum 14.7 - 102.39
     
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  8. Jun 5, 2020 at 5:51 PM
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    Just got my vftuner running on my laptop and unlocked my ecu (ob404). Has anyone played with Drivetrain Control - Tire Size? The ob404 stock file shows an initial value of 15.49. I am curious if this value has any impact on the speedometer/odometer.

    I plan to play around with the alternator settings as well. Going to play around navigating through the stock file for now to learn this new software, until the AT 2.0 final tunes are released.
     
  9. Jun 5, 2020 at 6:00 PM
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    @OVTune tested fixing the speedometer and the answer was no he couldnt correct it for larger tires. The option for gears does eliminate the lowered speed cutoff that is present after regearing.
     
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  10. Jun 5, 2020 at 6:04 PM
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    Thanks, I have read most of the posts in this thread but probably missed or forgot that one. Hard to retain all this information.

    Pretty stoked for this software though, thanks Matt for continuing to develop and help us 3rd gen guys.
     
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  11. Jun 5, 2020 at 6:14 PM
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    It may have been in the OVTune 1.05 thread. I was going to quote it but didnt find it here and didnt feel like looking anymore.
     
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  12. Jun 5, 2020 at 6:50 PM
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    ETA End of July
    - vF Tuner Wi-Flash Cables
    - Flash over WiFi
    - Datalog over WiFi
    - all new logger in vF Tuner
    - all new logger functions
    - enhanced PIDs
    - logger live graphs
    - logger WOP recording functions (for dyno tuning)
    and so much more features coming

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  13. Jun 5, 2020 at 6:52 PM
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    OVTune 2.0 OVTune Catted Dump Pupes URD Spec-U full system Icon Stage 1
    ETA on AT 2.0?
     
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  15. Jun 5, 2020 at 7:36 PM
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    How’s it compare to tatrix cable cost wise? Is it a big difference?
     
  16. Jun 5, 2020 at 8:08 PM
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    @OVTune I've always been randomly viewing these threads but never been fully active and always on the fence. A year ago I knew if I ever wanted to drop the $800ish I could just go to the ovtune site buy the dongle and pull the trigger...and boom, plug the shit in and upgrade from the laptop. Now when I look, I don't even know what to buy anymore. VF, tune pack, software.. no more dongle? Do I need something else? The process seems to have got more confusing. Maybe I've missed something but if there's a way to dumb down the process for the simple folk that would be greatly appreciated... because I don't even know what to even try and buy anymore. Yes I've seen the references page that talks of the dongle process, flip back to products and just end up confused. Sorry if I sound like an ass, but I just don't honestly understand what I'd need and don't feel like reading through the vast amount of pages on here. You're high :confused:
     
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    1. Buy the VF Tuner software.
    2. Wait for his WiFi OBD reader (or get tactrix cable if you can’t wait)
    3. <edit> For clarity, I should say here use the stock VF Tune provided by OVTune. <edit>. Download stock tune and tweak as necessary, or
    4. Purchase tune pack to get the latest goodies and tune by OVTune himself 2.0 due out for everyone very soon
     
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  18. Jun 5, 2020 at 8:24 PM
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    Thank you very much good sir :burnrubber:
     
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    “Know your audience”
     
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    You will need to purchase the VFTuner+ the Tune pack and a Tactrix cable. OVTune is out of stock on the cable so source that directly from Tactrix.

    ETA beat.
     

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