What's better?

Discussion in '2016 + Toyota Tacoma' started by bumpedmyhead, Jul 2, 2018.

  1. bumpedmyhead

    bumpedmyhead Well-Known Member

    ECT always on mod, or Shift Sense Pro? Whats the differences?
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  3. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    I've heard better things about shift sense.
  4. Burns

    Burns Active Member

    I don't have the shift sense, but my truck drives like a different truck with the ect always on mod.
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  5. OP

    bumpedmyhead Well-Known Member

    I saw your post about the plug and play off amazon. Thats why Im asking.
  6. Burns

    Burns Active Member

    I believe the truck has to be driven in s4 with the shift sense.
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  7. TacoGal

    TacoGal Well-Known Member

    My TRD drives better with ECT on all the time. No transmission jumps with it. It may use more gas but it’s worth it not to have the stutters and other problems
  8. OP

    bumpedmyhead Well-Known Member

    Im kinda leaning towards the ECT mod, mostly because there is no giant box taped to the console. If theres a huge difference, Id like to hear about it.
  9. OP

    bumpedmyhead Well-Known Member

    Oh, Im 2018 Trd sport
  10. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    If I push the ECT button myself and I get in my truck 5 times a day and it takes me 3 sec to push the button that’s 15 secs out of my day. If I make $60 an hour it would take me 48 days for it to pay for itself. If I make $30 an hour it would take 96 days to pay for itself. If I can push the button faster than 3 sec than it would take even longer to pay for itself.
    Maybe I don’t want it on all the time. How do you turn it off if you have this mod? Is there a switch that is accessible?
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  11. OP

    bumpedmyhead Well-Known Member

    @Burns uses this. Im considering it, or the SSP Screenshot_20180703-175900_Samsung Internet.jpeg Screenshot_20180703-175910_Samsung Internet.jpeg
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  12. Burns

    Burns Active Member

    I have had it installed for a few weeks now and it has worked flawlessly, super easy to install too.
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  13. Scott Wyman

    Scott Wyman Well-Known Member

    I think for $60 I'll keep pushing the button when I need the extra kick in the ass. :confused:
  14. lcarrasco212

    lcarrasco212 Well-Known Member

    Mind blown
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  15. jdr3366

    jdr3366 Well-Known Member

    ECT was better than no ECT, but I still felt lugging and lack of power at critical times.

    When I got my SSP, my first thought at setting 2 was "this is much better." I actually felt a sigh of relief. Setting 3 is even better for me. The truck performs the way it should IMO.

    I'm not looking for a big powerful, race truck. Just don't want a whimp.
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  16. OP

    bumpedmyhead Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the reply.
  17. jdr3366

    jdr3366 Well-Known Member

    Welcome. I think it's a worthwhile investment. True, it's not blacked out side mirrors or a 6 inch lift, but probably a better long-term decision.

    And I was able to install it on my own. And that's saying something, because I tend to break things when I get into my do it myself mode.
  18. OP

    bumpedmyhead Well-Known Member

    I ordered the SSP today.
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  19. jdr3366

    jdr3366 Well-Known Member

    You've made a good decision.

    Remember to first watch the instructional video. I placed mine way up under the dash, not on the side of the console. Totally invisible.

    Also, remember to unplug it from the computer connection and stuff the plug way back under the dash when you go for Toyota service. Some here have questioned what it might do to the warranty. Nothing, really, IMO; but why get into it.
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  20. TacoRick

    TacoRick Well-Known Member

    Does the SSP help with the hard downshifts when coming to a stop?
  21. jdr3366

    jdr3366 Well-Known Member

    Somebody else here might be better qualified to answer.

    Personally, I like the feel when downshifting, but I don't do hard.

    I'll try it with and without when I go for lunch today.

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