TOYOTA PRADO 2.8L 2016–2020

Engine: 1GD-FTV 2.8L Inline 4 Cylinder
Transmission: 6 Speed Automatic
Turbocharger: Single
Tuning Method: ECM Tuning (ECU Remap) / TCM (Transmission Tuning) via OBD
Exhaust Upgrade Available: Yes
Turbocharger Upgrade Available: Yes
Intercooler Upgrade Available: Yes
Hi-Flow DPF: Yes
Special Notes:

About the Toyota Prado 2.8L

The Toyota Prado 1GD-FTV is a diesel engine variant that is available in certain markets for the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado (also known as the Toyota Prado). The 1GD-FTV is a 2.8-liter, four-cylinder, common-rail direct injection diesel engine that produces up to 177 horsepower and 450 Nm of torque.

The engine is equipped with a variable geometry turbocharger (VGT) and an intercooler, which helps to improve engine performance and efficiency. The 1GD-FTV is also equipped with an electronic control system that helps to optimize fuel injection and combustion, which improves fuel economy and reduces emissions.

The Toyota Prado with the 1GD-FTV engine is equipped with a 6-speed automatic transmission or a 6-speed manual transmission, depending on the market. It also features a part-time 4WD system with a transfer case that allows the driver to switch between 2WD and 4WD modes. The Prado also has a range of advanced features, such as an advanced traction control system, a multi-terrain select system, and a downhill assist control system, which help to improve off-road performance and safety.

The Toyota Prado is a popular mid-size SUV that is known for its durability, reliability, and off-road capability. The 1GD-FTV engine variant is a popular choice for those seeking a diesel engine option that provides good fuel economy and high levels of torque. It is also known for its smooth and quiet operation, which helps to provide a comfortable driving experience both on and off the road.

Custom Dyno Tuning for Toyota Prado 2.8L

Your Toyota Prado 2.8L can become significantly slower when towing, especially when your air conditioning and other accessory systems require power, 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 Prado 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 Prado 2.8L ECU Remap

Diesel Tuning Brisbane Tailored ECM Tuning gives your Toyota Prado an additional 20 Horsepower of power and 15% of extra torque with a 90NM gain over stock, resulting in a much more responsive and safer car.

Toyota Prado 2.8L Transmission ECU Remap

Diesel Tuning Brisbane Tailored TCM Tuning is recommended for automatic models for optimum results. See more about Transmission Tuning for your TOYOTA PRADO by clicking here.

Toyota Prado 2.8L Performance Modifications

To add a more pronounced exhaust note, fitting a TOYOTA HILUX PERFORMANCE EXHAUST from the DPF-Back also enhances response and exhaust note. See more about performance exhausts for your TOYOTA PRADO by clicking here.

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


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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