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Old 02-10-2013, 11:32 AM   #1
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Has anyone used one of these and if so did it work as advertised? Any cons for this device would be helpful too

TOYOTA TUNDRA GF Peformance Chip
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Old 02-10-2013, 11:39 AM   #2
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I put a Superchip in my 08 Ram 2500 Hemi and all it did was make the tranny shift wanky in tow haul and dropped my towing mileage from about 7.5 to 8 down to 5.5 or 6 and the truck did not pull as well..
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Old 02-10-2013, 12:02 PM   #3
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I'd be very leary of claims of 30 more horsepower and 10% better fuel mileage. I believe that you will see a small gain in Hp but the mpg won't be better. From years of experience racing, it's impossible to make more power using less fuel.

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Old 02-10-2013, 12:21 PM   #4
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Get a programmer. 5Star has a great reputation, although another company may specialize in Toyota.
Are you a member of a Toyota or Tundra forum? That would be a good place to get some info.
Some programmers come with 3 tunes and/or you can get a tune specific to the weight/tranny/engine.
You can reset the speedo if your tires are not stock size, change shift points, etc.
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Old 02-10-2013, 01:30 PM   #5
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I put a Five Star programmer on my 08 F250 V-10. I wanted a better shift pattern in hilly country ( it did that). The fact that it was a lot faster when not towing didn't hurt. BSEG. No real change in mileage.
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Old 02-10-2013, 02:14 PM   #6
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BSEG.
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Old 02-10-2013, 02:25 PM   #7
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I have an Edge Evolution with custom tunes from Power Hungry Performance in my 04 F150. I didn't like how the tranny shifted and also throttle response was horrible, they chip has take care of all of that and then some. It did gain me some more power also I think, either more power or the tranny shift points just made that big of difference that if feels like more power. Mileage didn't change at all towing, running empty it may have gone up a bit but nothing to write home about.
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Old 02-10-2013, 02:42 PM   #8
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I had my pcm tuned from wait4meperformance.com on my 2005 Silverado 2500hd. 6.0L

I drive 40 miles a day one way each day.
30 miles 2 lane 10 miles interstate.

My shifting in tow/haul was much better.
Fuel mileage was steady 12-13 mpg without tune.
Fuel mileage was steady 13-14 mpg after tune .
1 mpg over 26 gallons netted me 26 more miles per tank per week x 52 weeks means an extra 1352 miles per year.
Savings of 97 gallons or about 340.00 dollars.
I gained another average mpg by adding a hayden 18" electric fan that was controlled via thermostat cooling the truck vs the power robbing clutch fan.

Several tankfulls I averaged 15 mpg others at 12 mpg .

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BSEG (big **** eating grin) A favorite saying among V-10 owners.
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Old 02-10-2013, 03:59 PM   #10
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I have EFI Live on my Chevy diesel, gained 8mpg empty driving and 3mpg towing. 5 custom tunes all switchable on the fly. But as mentioned earlier check out a tundra forum and see what they are using.
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