TOYOTA HILUX 3.0L 2006-2015

Engine: 1KD-FTV 3.0L Inline 4 Cylinder
Transmission: Manual/Automatic
Turbocharger: Single IHI
Tuning Method: ECM Tuning (ECU Remap) via OBD
Exhaust Upgrade Available: Yes
Turbocharger Upgrade Available: Yes
Intercooler Upgrade Available: Yes
Hi-Flow DPF: No
Special Notes:

About the Toyota Hilux 3.0L

The Toyota Hilux 3.0L pickup truck has been in production since 1968. It is known for its durability, reliability, and off-road capability, making it a popular choice for both commercial and personal use. The 3.0L engine is a 4-cylinder turbo diesel engine that produces 171 horsepower and 343 Nm of torque and is paired with a 5-speed manual transmission or a 4-speed automatic transmission. It features a common rail fuel injection system and a variable nozzle turbocharger, which improves fuel efficiency and reduces emissions.

The Hilux 3.0L has a part-time 4WD system with a manual transfer case and a locking rear differential for improved off-road performance. It also has a high ground clearance, solid front and rear axles, and a rugged frame and suspension designed to handle rough terrain and heavy loads.

The Hilux 3.0L has a spacious and comfortable interior, with seating for up to five passengers and a range of advanced features such as a touchscreen infotainment system, climate control, and a range of safety features, including airbags, ABS, and stability control.

The Toyota Hilux 3.0L is a reliable and capable pickup truck well-suited for various applications, from commercial use to personal adventure. It's high durability and off-road capability makes it a popular choice for those seeking a rugged and reliable vehicle that can handle any terrain or task.

Custom Dyno Tuning for Toyota Hilux 3.0L

Your Toyota Hilux can become significantly slower when towing, especially when your air conditioning and other accessory systems require power to run, and the engine provides that power.

Many drivers feel frustrated while driving, making simple overtaking a big problem. Applying full-throttle is a natural reaction when they think their Toyota Hilux is incapable of performing as expected.

This is because a diesel engine is meant to deliver a strong "torque" delivery and towing force at middle engine speed ranges (2000-4000rpm). As a result, the car cannot complete an overtake even at full throttle if driving on a gently sloping road with a medium load onboard.

This results in potentially unsafe driving conditions and higher fuel consumption.

Toyota Hilux ECU Remap

Diesel Tuning Brisbane Tailored ECM Tuning gives your Toyota Hilux an additional 30 Horsepower of power and 45% of extra torque with a 130 NM gain over stock, resulting in a much more responsive and safer car.

Toyota Hilux Performance Modifications

To add a more pronounced exhaust note, fitting a TOYOTA HILUX PERFORMANCE EXHAUST also enhances response and exhaust notes. See more about performance exhausts for your TOYOTA HILUX by clicking here.

A clutch upgrade is recommended for manual models for optimum results.

Toyota Hilux 3.0L 2006-2015 ECU Remap

A Stage 1 tuning package is a popular enhancement choice among diesel car enthusiasts seeking to boost their vehicle’s performance without compromising reliability or drivability.

The typical Stage 1 Diesel tuning package for a diesel car involves adjustments to the engine’s software or ECU (Engine Control Unit) to optimize its performance. This leads to a notable increase in power and torque, enhanced throttle response, and an overall improved driving experience.

These modifications contribute to heightened engine intake and exhaust flow, resulting in improved breathing and enhanced power delivery.

It’s crucial to recognize that any alterations to your diesel vehicle’s engine could potentially impact its reliability, emissions, and warranty. Consequently, it is advisable to select a reputable tuning company with expertise in diesel vehicles, capable of offering a customized tuning package tailored to your specific requirements and objectives.

In summary, a Stage 1 tuning package for diesel cars can be an excellent means to elevate performance and driving enjoyment. However, it is essential to carefully weigh the potential risks and benefits before proceeding with any modifications to your vehicle.

Stage 2 Package Inclusions:

  • Custom Dyno Tune (ECU Remap) or ECU Flash

A Stage 2 Diesel tuning package typically involves more comprehensive modifications to the engine and other performance components compared to a Stage 1 upgrade. This can encompass additional enhancements to the intake and exhaust systems, as well as upgrades to the intercooler.

Opting for a Stage 2 tuning package brings a notable increase in power and torque output when compared to a Stage 1 package. 

It’s crucial to bear in mind that a Stage 2 tuning package can have a substantial impact on your vehicle’s emissions. Thus, selecting a reputable and experienced tuning company is essential to receive a custom-tailored package that aligns with your specific goals and requirements.

If you’re contemplating a Stage 2 tuning package, a thorough consultation with the tuning company is recommended to discuss potential risks and benefits, as well as any necessary modifications for optimal performance and reliability. Additionally, it’s vital to ensure that all modifications comply with local emissions regulations and safety standards.

Stage 2 Package Inclusions:

  • Custom Dyno Tune (ECU Remap)
  • Intake/Intercooler Upgrade
  • Exhaust Upgrade

A Stage 3 Diesel tuning package typically involves substantial modifications to enhance overall performance. This may include upgrading critical components such as the turbocharger, intercooler, fuel system, intake and exhaust system, and potentially other upgrades depending on the requirements. Additionally, upgraded drivetrain and suspension components are often necessary to handle the increased power output.

Opting for a Stage 3 tuning package brings a significant boost in power and torque compared to Stage 1 or Stage 2 upgrades. However, it’s important to note that this level of modification is not recommended for daily drivers, as it may lead to reduced reliability, increased emissions, and decreased drivability in traffic.

It’s crucial to be aware that a Stage 3 tuning package may potentially void the factory warranty and could be deemed illegal in certain jurisdictions. Hence, selecting a reputable and experienced tuning company becomes essential to receive a customized package meeting specific goals and requirements, all while ensuring optimal performance and reliability.

In summary, a Stage 3 tuning package for a diesel vehicle represents a substantial upgrade, suitable for experienced and knowledgeable enthusiasts willing to accept the associated risks and compromises with this level of modification.

Stage 3 Package Inclusions:

  • Custom Dyno Tune (ECU Remap) Custom
  • Transmission Tune Cold
  • Air Intake Upgrade
  • Intercooler Upgrade
  • Turbo-Back Exhaust Upgrade


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