SoCal OVtune flash installs!!

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Hi all!! I'm now doing authorized flash installs of OVTune software for the 3.5 Tacoma.

This software changes the way your motor performs and more importantly, the way your transmission shifts.

We all know the Achilles heel and bane of our driving experience is the neurotic shifting of the OE Tacoma shift programming. It's insane and is enough to drive any owner to consider selling the truck. But don't do that!! There is a cure.

OVtune reprograms the ECU and TCU software to a much, much better performing system that will make you fall in love with your truck all over again.

I am now offering flash installs for the local Tacoma community and will reprogram your software for a fraction of what the full cost is through OV.

How can I do this? I figured out how to install and understand the software over the last couple of years of running the same software on my own truck. Now I am authorized by OVTune to install directly to other users trucks.

Why is it cheaper? Through OVTune you have to order the full install software for your computer, the cables and hardware to make it work, and the tunes specific to your vehicle. Through me you do not need the software or hardware and I install the tune onto your truck. By not having the added expense of the hardware's and software I can offer you a deal better than the full price.

So what do you get? Together we decide what time best fits your truck based on your build and driving habits, gear size, tire size, and any significant added weight. Then we install on your truck and your good to go!!

For further details feel free to send me a message and I'd be happy to schedule you an appointment in the San Diego area, or maybe meet up when I'm in the road traveling.

Thanks for looking and hit me up!!

Edit: I will update this thread if I am prepping to travel anywhere. Maybe it will help someone who realizes I'll be in there area and can do a flash while I travel. Be sure to follow this thread as I do a lot of travel around the southwest US.
 
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If I were to tune it with my set up now (pulling a small TT, specific wheels and tires, stock gearing) and decide to make a change later like re gearing or tire size can it be re tuned? Or re tuned back to normal for whatever reason might occur that I’d need it stock?
 

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If I were to tune it with my set up now (pulling a small TT, specific wheels and tires, stock gearing) and decide to make a change later like re gearing or tire size can it be re tuned? Or re tuned back to normal for whatever reason might occur that I’d need it stock?

Great questions. One of the advantages of tuning with me is that included in the initial purchase price is unlimited necessary reflashes anytime in the future. So as you mentioned many people may regear or increase their tire size and at that point a reflash would be beneficial and imo necessary. So I would happily reflash a newer updated and more appropriate tune at no additional charge.

Also, there is really no reason to ever flash back to stock. But if you needed to for some reason I would help out with that as well.
 

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Great questions. One of the advantages of tuning with me is that included in the initial purchase price is unlimited necessary reflashes anytime in the future. So as you mentioned many people may regear or increase their tire size and at that point a reflash would be beneficial and imo necessary. So I would happily reflash a newer updated and more appropriate tune at no additional charge.

Also, there is really no reason to ever flash back to stock. But if you needed to for some reason I would help out with that as well.
I ended up purchasing the kit. Haven't received it yet. How easy is it to navigate the tune pack? Complete noob to tuning here so I'm hoping it's pretty intuitive to grab a new tune file based on the criteria like tire size, regear, etc...

Curious on your input since you're so experienced with it.
 

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I ended up purchasing the kit. Haven't received it yet. How easy is it to navigate the tune pack? Complete noob to tuning here so I'm hoping it's pretty intuitive to grab a new tune file based on the criteria like tire size, regear, etc...

Curious on your input since you're so experienced with it.
I tuned mine myself. The tune sent by OV are simple to install. But as far as the custom tuning if you want to play with the tune yourself I would learn how too use the tuner before playing around. I have zero experience tuning and mine works fine. I only use the 91 oct tune so far. I will be tuning to 87 oct for winter so i can keep some traction to the ground. IMO the tune is great but needs a lot of work in some areas. But easy fixes if you know how too tune those areas. I printed all the instructions off with a printer then put them in folders and read through all the instructions. Made it a lot easier to read then off a cell phone.
 

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If you're ever in Texas, count me in!
 

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If you ever get to the Memphis area, I would be interested
 

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I ended up purchasing the kit. Haven't received it yet. How easy is it to navigate the tune pack? Complete noob to tuning here so I'm hoping it's pretty intuitive to grab a new tune file based on the criteria like tire size, regear, etc...

Curious on your input since you're so experienced with it.

It's definitely pretty easy to get through the actual flashing process. The setup is probably the hardest part. There's a number of back and forth emails that you have to send between yourself and OV, but once you get past those is pretty easy.

If you're ever in Texas, count me in!
Where in Texas? I've got family in DFW.
If you ever get to the Memphis area, I would be interested

I'll definitely check this thread before I leave anywhere and if I'm ever in any area that somebody mentions in here I'll be sure to hit them up.
 

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We may be out there around the end of the year.
Awesome! I need to figure out which gears I need to get. I'm planning to buy some near the end of the year.
 

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Awesome! I need to figure out which gears I need to get. I'm planning to buy some near the end of the year.

Since I would be flashing in an area not local to me it would be best for you to have the gears installed and broken in already so we can put the correct tune for the long run into the truck. It doesn't make sense to flash the factory gearing tune just to have to news gears installed a month later.
 

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Since I would be flashing in an area not local to me it would be best for you to have the gears installed and broken in already so we can put the correct tune for the long run into the truck. It doesn't make sense to flash the factory gearing tune just to have to news gears installed a month later.
Ah... good tip. Okay. I guess, I will plan the best I can. If it doesn't happen this time around, then maybe in the future. I'm hoping to wait for some Black Friday deals in a month or so.
 

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Looking to purchase the OVTuner and need guidance on exactly what to purchase from ovtuned.com

2021 TRD Off-Road with Premium Off-Road Package and Technology Package with Nitro 5.29'S

If anyone could tell me exactly which products to buy I'd appreciate it. Thank you.
 

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Looking to purchase the OVTuner and need guidance on exactly what to purchase from ovtuned.com

2021 TRD Off-Road with Premium Off-Road Package and Technology Package with Nitro 5.29'S

If anyone could tell me exactly which products to buy I'd appreciate it. Thank you.


Message sent.

You need the VFTuner software and cable package, as well as a tune pack. With those you'll be able to flash your truck. Total comes out to around $800.
 

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x2 for the Carson City/Reno/Tahoe area. Heck, if you are going to be anywhere north of Bishop, I can cruise down.
 

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Has anyone Tuned a 2021 TRD Off-Road yet? Results?

2021 tunes haven't been released yet. They are currently being worked on but have not dropped. Hopefully soon.

x2 for the Carson City/Reno/Tahoe area. Heck, if you are going to be anywhere north of Bishop, I can cruise down.
I actually got hit up by another guy up there the other day so this may actually happen. I'll get back to you with details.
 

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2021 tunes haven't been released yet. They are currently being worked on but have not dropped. Hopefully soon.


I actually got hit up by another guy up there the other day so this may actually happen. I'll get back to you with details.
I'll have to wait until the 21 tunes are released. I have a coworker who may be interested as well.
 

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I'll mark down in my notes that you need a 2021 tune and get back to you when they release. 👍
 

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hi- I know this is a bit of an old thread- are you still doing the ov tunes? do u ever get up to sf bay area? I have the ov and love it- but I want to do the customized for tire size etc -Let me know
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