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Why no programmer

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by SuperTacoma, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. Apr 5, 2011 at 5:08 AM
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    This might be a stupid question.
    But just about ever other manufacturer can be programmed for more HP and Better mileage. Why can't the Tacoma be programmed with a hand held programmer?
    Thanks
    PS don't rake me too bad for the question. Fairly new to the Tacoma.
     
  2. Apr 5, 2011 at 5:10 AM
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    apr-x1
     
  3. Apr 5, 2011 at 5:18 AM
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    Because it is an experimental rock?
    That is what the apr-x1 means to me.
    Little more please.
    Thanks
     
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    there are also chips that dont really do much like the unichip, but i would waste my money on them, even on their website they only advertise a 2-3% increase in power, and i have a friend who said that and a cai boosted his first gen tundra to well over 300 hp :rolleyes:
     
  5. Apr 5, 2011 at 5:26 AM
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    Lots.
    The X-1 is the most power for the money, short of a supercharger. But, as you might know, electronic tuners on normal aspirated gas engines aren't that effective. Supercharger and an X-1, you'll be putting down some real power.
     
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    But what is so different with the Tacoma Engine\Computer as it cannot be programmed with a Hypertech or Superchip programmer.
    I am not necessarily looking for a programmer just an understanding of the difference between a Tacoma computer and say a Nissan or Chevy.
    Thanks
     
  8. Apr 5, 2011 at 5:44 AM
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    BC our trucks dont need to be retuned...unless you start adding mods then you can get the MAF CAL that will account for those things and get the most out of them.

    you get the most out of tuners on turbo deisel trucks or after adding a sc
     
  9. Apr 5, 2011 at 9:13 AM
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    To answer the question, which everybody ignored so far, Toyota locks the ECU code and will not release the source to aftermarket companies.
    Ford/Chevy/Dodge ECU code can be downloaded and modified by Superchips/Unichip etc. Since they can't get the code from Toyota, they can't tweak it.
    You are stuck with obscenely expensive alternatives from URD.

    Fritz
     
  10. Apr 5, 2011 at 10:20 AM
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    Thanks Fritz that is what I was looking for and what I figured.
     
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