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So I changed out my exhaust setup...

URD long headers
Doug Thorley H pipe
Dirty Deeds Industry catback with high tuck

At 4,000 rpm’s motor feels like a V-tech is kicking in, lol


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Cory, Nice. Post pictures. There are some gains with the right exhaust. My exhaust guy wants to do a Stage 2. Stage 1 is a good muffler / CAT back. Stage 2 is a stepped exhaust with a Y muffler. Stage 3 is what you did. Unless your supercharging you have probably gone as far as you can without killing your low RPM torque. I'm in CA so real headers that meet CARB probably won't happen.
 

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Cory, Nice. Post pictures. There are some gains with the right exhaust. My exhaust guy wants to do a Stage 2. Stage 1 is a good muffler / CAT back. Stage 2 is a stepped exhaust with a Y muffler. Stage 3 is what you did. Unless your supercharging you have probably gone as far as you can without killing your low RPM torque. I'm in CA so real headers that meet CARB probably won't happen.
Supercharger is on my radar. Got to send Tim some pictures from under the hood to see if we can shoehorn one in with everything I have going on. I will get some pictures but it will be a week or so, I’m at the beach currently with the Family and we drove the sequoia down.


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My K&N intake baffle resonator thing delete and filter arrived a week or so back - Need to find time to install it...
 

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amaclach,

I want to hear your input regarding the PT and K&N tube. K&N really straightened the plumbing to create something that worked with their filter in our stock airbox. IMO opinion the stock air box is pretty good.

Updated Raptor Testing:

1. I loaded the AFT with the K&N tube installed. I really like this combo. It's giving me a great torque curve on 91 octane PON gas (Pump Octane Number). Really smooth and power ramps up from 2500 RPM.
2. When I reloaded the PT with the K&N tube I still get insane torque above 3000 RPM. This is race mode.
3. If I drop back to the stock air box and resonator with the PT loaded I get lots of torque down at 2000 RPM and the curve stays fairly flat up to 5000 RPM.
4. If I run the AFT with the stock air box and resonator it's peppy but not even close to configurations 1, 2, or 3. They offer performance respectively in smooth ramping torque, maximum peaky torque, and torque staring at a low RPM which feels flat.
 
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amaclach,

I want to hear your input regarding the PT and K&N tube. K&N really straightened the plumbing to create something that worked with their filter in our stock airbox. IMO opinion the stock air box is pretty good.

Updated Raptor Testing:

1. I loaded the AFT with the K&N tube installed. I really like this combo. It's giving me a great torque curve on 91 octane PON gas (Pump Octane Number). Really smooth and power ramps up from 2500 RPM.
2. When I reloaded the PT with the K&N tube I still get insane torque above 3000 RPM. This is race mode.
3. If I drop back to the stock air box and resonator with the PT loaded I get lots of torque down at 2000 RPM and the curve stays fairly flat up to 5000 RPM.
4. If I run the AFT with the stock air box and resonator it's peppy but not even close to configurations 1, 2, or 3. They offer performance respectively in smooth ramping torque, maximum peaky torque, and torque staring at a low RPM which feels flat.
I've grown to like the K&N tube & filter. Not significantly noisier but it does get rid of some of the hesitation and seems to breathe easier.
I've only driven about 1/2 a tank with it so far but still think that it's let down by the super sh1tty breather assembly. That needs to have molded pipes, and the fuel breather bit snapped off mine...
 

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I've grown to like the K&N tube & filter. Not significantly noisier but it does get rid of some of the hesitation and seems to breathe easier.
I've only driven about 1/2 a tank with it so far but still think that it's let down by the super sh1tty breather assembly. That needs to have molded pipes, and the fuel breather bit snapped off mine...
Mine too! I ended up repairing mine with parts from a marine engine shop. They helped me cobble all the pieces together. They swagged a piece of metal brake line into the coupler, put a bolt inside, and using a press with a mandrel to expand the part inside the plastic coupler. I followed it with blue loctite.
 
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Tim has already responded and having the tune tech look int it. Like I said...Exceptional customer service. I'll keep you posted.
G'Day sp
any news / update ... has Tim been able to sort out the issues
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Hey Baz. Yes! Typical great customer service from Tim and Raptor.

After a few emails back-and-forth with PG log files and other data, a new AFT file was sent to me. I loaded the new tune late last week and was able to put some miles on it over the weekend and on Monday. The performance was much improved over the previous AFT file. The sporadic shifting is gone, even while using cruise-control. I noticed the FJ did a much better job of maintaining speed over the mountain passes without constantly shifting. This was my main expectation for the tune.

While the changes are small, I am pleased with the Raptor tune. And totally blown-away by their great customer service.
 

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Hey Baz. Yes! Typical great customer service from Tim and Raptor.

After a few emails back-and-forth with PG log files and other data, a new AFT file was sent to me. I loaded the new tune late last week and was able to put some miles on it over the weekend and on Monday. The performance was much improved over the previous AFT file. The sporadic shifting is gone, even while using cruise-control. I noticed the FJ did a much better job of maintaining speed over the mountain passes without constantly shifting. This was my main expectation for the tune.

While the changes are small, I am pleased with the Raptor tune. And totally blown-away by their great customer service.
AWESOME...
Totally Agree.... Raptor always deliver great customer service...
Glad it all worked out
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G'Day,
a small mention .......
I had the batteries disconnected yesterday as part of some routine maintenance ..... then took Bozo around the block to make sure all was working..... could be just me ....but the ECU reset worked .... had a lot more zoom n pep ....
I had kinda forgotten the ECU .. "learns" and reset itself... so it was a pleasant omg .... feel the power moment ... of course it could just be the placebo effect .... but I swear it felt much more responsive including the Raptor tune ....

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Just returned from Colorado and the Alltunes works great in the mountains on the highway with one exception which is the cruise control. Downshifts at the wrong time and gets worse if the Sprint throttle is on. Off road it’s remarkable and on the highway great for holding gears except with cruise control. In town is great too! So my only complaint is cruise.
 

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I agree with sealevel. The tune does not play well with cruise control. I finally had to return to the Toyota tune. I felt that the cruise issue would be dangerous if the wife was driving.
 

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@sealevel @sp0811 What exactly is the Alltunes doing with the cruise control? I hadn't noticed anything but I don't use cruise very much. I'll check out the downshifts next time I have her out on the open road.

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When cruise control is on the trans will downshifting sooner than if you are controlling the speed yourself. It just does not hold the revs as long. Part of it is driver anticipating the hills which cruise control cannot. It is annoying so I only use it on level roads.
 
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G'Day,
With cruise control, I can't say I have experienced any issues with it kicking down early... infact it seems to hold longer n stronger than before.... it could be simply every one's set up is slightly different, weight, tyres, etc..... but can't say it has had an issue for me ....
I don't use cruise when towing ... I drive manually when towing

I'll raise this with Raptor, see if they have any idea's / input

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I haven't noticed any real difference in the cruise control, it's always been pretty bad, but I can't say the tune has made it any worse. Maybe the downshift is just more noticeable because there is a little more torque/power available? 🤷‍♂️ What I have noticed though is an uptick in my gas mileage, which is a pleasant surprise. Anyone else seeing this? I have about 5000 miles with the tune now and I'm consistently getting 1mpg better than I was pre-tune. The biggest difference is when I tow my jet-ski (a little under 1000lbs so nothing heavy). My drive to the lake is mostly freeway and I used to get around 14mpg when I was towing it, but now I get a solid 16+mpg. My daily driving used to average around 16mpg and now it averages 17mpg.
 

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my mileage has improved too. The average for my trip to Colorado was 18.2 mpg, including trails, highway driving 75-80mph, everything For 4,682 miles. Previous average was 16.8, so much improved!
 
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my mileage has improved too. The average for my trip to Colorado was 18.2 mpg, including trails, highway driving 75-80mph, everything For 4,682 miles. Previous average was 16.8, so much improved!
I'm getting 13.5 to 14 average. What am I doing wrong haha. I do have a 3in lift with 285s. If I'm towing my boat. Just go ahead and drop to 10.

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