WHAT IS FLASH TUNING?
Flash Tuning is a process of modifying the contents of the binary data on the computer of a vehicle. It is a process of installing new "software" onto the vehicles Engine Control unit.
WHAT VEHICLES DO YOU SUPPORT?
WHY CHOOSE OVTUNE?
OVTune is not like other tuning companies. We don't throw a car on a dyno, find power, call it a day, and that's that. Every car we design calibrations for we purchase, we do extensive, sometimes year long rounds of development and testing before we release anything. We ensure, on our own R&D Vehicles, that what we provide is safe, efficient, and delivers.
In some cases, simply finding horsepower and torque is not the ultimate goal of a calibration. We seek out to find and fix any potential bugs, issues, or simply less than desirable traits of OEM calibrations.This includes things like throttle response, transmission shifting, and other beneficial parts of a complete calibration.
We support Toyota vehicles. The vehicle packages we have on our website are our current offerings. *If you need a custom solution on a stock toyota ECU please contact us.*
WHAT HAPPENED TO YOUR MAZDA SUPPORT?
Unfortunately we do not have any tune kit available for Mazda.
IS THIS TUNE SAFE?
Our tunes are as safe as can be. We test everything on our own cars, and never release to public until it is tested and verified. At times this means months of in house code testing and bug extraction.
The only component required is a windows laptop. Everything else is provided with our tune kit.
WHAT FUEL SHOULD I USE WHEN TUNING?
The fuel you should use depends on the file you select. We do not recommend using files for any octane except what it is labeled for. (that means no using 87 octane on a 91 octane file).
IS TUNING REVERSIBLE? CAN I GO BACK TO STOCK?
Absolutely. You can flash back to stock at any time, in less than 5 minutes.
IS TUNING DETECTABLE?
Our tunes only modify the OEM Programming ID. This means that your ECU always "reports" as stock when checked.
WILL THIS VOID MY WARRANTY?
While this product is developed for off road and competition use, we have not had anyone notify us of any warranty concerns.
IS THIS PRODUCT USER FRIENDLY?
Our product is user friendly and safe. Our Flash Software for Toyota P5 Systems and UDS Systems provides FLASH Protection, which means even in the worst cases (unplugging your kit half way through a flash) The ECU is safe, and can be flashed again, worry free.
CAN I USE THIS IF MY CAR HAS ALREADY BEEN TUNED BEFORE?
Absolutely. Our system can flash over any of the current markets competing flash systems.
ARE THERE ANY ADDITIONAL FEES?
There are no additional fees to use our software.
HOW DOES THIS SETUP PROCESS WORK?
WHAT IS EROM?
EROM, Also known as Efficient Read Only Memory, is our own take to a processors code. Normally, when you buy a tune, a tuner is altering tables in the ECU. Add a little ignition here, add some fuel there. We go far beyond this. We rewrite sections of code, we create our own tables, modify tables, and implement our own calibration code, engineered exclusively by us in house, for features you may desire, or sections of the tune that are inefficient and need a custom touch.
EROM is exclusive to OVTune, as we write and develop this code in-house. This code allows us to bring features to a stock ECU that would normally be impossible. Like Full lock gearlocking on The Toyota Truck Platforms, Larger calibration tables, and Live Dual and Multi Map Switching.
IS THIS SYSTEM "PLUG AND PLAY"?
Not exactly, but it isn't hard. Plug and Play is a term used often, but doesn't really have meaning in the performance world. Nothing is "plug and play" anymore. Our Setup is simple though, and consists of 3 steps. Download our software, register our software, enjoy the tunes.
HOW MANY TIMES CAN I FLASH MY VEHICLE?
There is no limit known on Toyota ECUs, and we are certain there is no limit. We have flashed our test car 500+ times. More than any user would normally do, even under the most extreme circumstances.
CAN I MODIFY MY FILES?
You Cannot. You are purchasing access to our file repository, for use with our license and encrypted files. We encrypt these files and layer a digital signature along with MD5 within them to ensure they are unaltered when you receive it. This provides MAXIMUM file integrity for our users without any hassle or worry. We do not provide any editing software or any ability to edit any file. This is for your own safety.
IS FLASH MANAGER SAFE TO USE?
Flash Manager is very easy to use. Once you have received your registration, simply select your vehicle, ECU data, and download your tune.
ARE CLOUD BASED/ONLINE DOWNLOAD OF FILES SECURE?
Some companies may think Cloud based files are not secure, unsafe, potential hackers may corrupt files.
In our case, this is not only untrue, but practically impossible. We have 5 layers of security on our files, with a MD5 Signature check to ensure the file is in original condition. When downloading files from our Flash Manager, you can do so worry free! As we have implemented multiple safety levels to ensure each file is exactly what you are downloading.
All of this is implemented to provide maximum file integrity for YOU.
CAN I READ CHECK ENGINE LIGHTS OR CLEAR CHECK ENGINE LIGHTS WITH THE KIT?
Our Software provides multiple useful tools to it's users, including Read Check Engine light, Reset check engine lights (for diagnostics), Resetting RAM, Reading RAM, and other learned memory sequences of stock Toyota ECUs.
DOES YOUR SOFTWARE DELETE, DISABLE ANY EMISSIONS COMPONENTS? CAN YOU DISABLE CHECK ENGINE LIGHTS?
CAN I DATALOG WITH MY TUNE?
Our Flash Manager has a built in Datalogger that can be used with our OBDII Cable.
CAN I REGISTER MY FLASH MANAGER SOFTWARE BEFORE RECEIVING MY KIT?
Yes you can. you can begin the registration process immediately after ordering. Just follow our video walk through.
DOES FLASH MANAGER WORK ON MAC/APPLE?
Flash Manager and all components work only on Windows. (windows xp or higher)
HOW DO I UPDATE FLASH MANAGER?
Simply go to Help > Update. it will automatically check and update to the latest release.
HOW DO I KNOW IF I AM ON THE LATEST RELEASE?
Our in software updater (help > Update) will update you seamlessly, no need to even check our site.
WHAT IF I CANNOT FIND MY ECU ID?
ECU IDs, in some cases are labeled by CAL year, NOT vehicle year. So, we always recommend check 1 year newer than your vehicle first. (for example if 2016, check 2017 option as well).
WHAT IF MY ECU ID IS UNAVAILABLE?
If your ECU ID is unavailable, it needs to be added to our repository database. you will need to dump the ECU data with our flash software. Click "Read" while connected to the vehicle (this can take up to 20 minutes), then send the file to Support@ovtune.zendesk.com titled : NEW ECU - (year, make, model)
WHAT IF I HAVE AN OLDER VERSION OF FLASH MANAGER?
You can delete any previous versions, beta, test, etc versions and install only this, our final release version.
I HAVE FLASH MANAGER DOWNLOADED, INSTALLED ALL SOFTWARE BUT THE FLASH UTILITY WILL NOT SHOW?
Normally this happens from Anti-viruses and windows defender blocking and deleting our software. You must either set an exception or disable your anti virus. (our software is virus free).
I GET A VC RUNTIME ERROR WHEN TRYING TO INSTALL FLASH MANAGER?
You need this windows C update
MY SYSTEM ID HAS CHANGED OR MY FLASH MANAGER - FLASHING SOFTWARE BUTTONS ARE GREYED OUT?
First, run flash manager as "Run as administrator" (right click icon, select Run as Admin). If that does not work, please contact us.
I HAVE A DONGLE (OLDER VERSION KIT, DISCONTINUED)
DO I USE THIS FLASH MANAGER?
CAN I SHARE MY FLASH MANAGER SOFTWARE?
Flash Manager software is registered to you, by name. It cannot be shared.
CAN IT BE USED ON MULTIPLE VEHICLES?
The kit can be used on multiple vehicles, however each vehicle must be individually licensed to use the software. Contact us for details.
ARE SOFTWARE UPDATES ACTUALLY FREE?
All of our Software updates are absolutely free. When you purchase our kit, you are purchasing accsess to our online repository, licensed to use for use only with the single vehicle you have purchased for. You are not purchasing a mod file directly, you are purchasing licensed repository access.
With this system, we can continually develop for our repository and release online updates to our licensed users, for free.
HOW MANY TIMES CAN I REGISTER MY SOFTWARE? CAN I USE IT ON MULTIPLE COMPUTERS?
We provide (3) free registration licenses.
DO YOU OFFER CUSTOMIZED TUNING?
For vehicles that require specific off road challenges, we can provide you with customized software.