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For those who shut off the fake engine noise...

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2022+)' started by extremes074, Feb 12, 2024.

  1. Feb 12, 2024 at 4:31 AM
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    extremes074

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    Was curious how many here who shut off the fake engine noise are happy with it and left it off?

    Have an appointment with the dealer on Friday for some recalls and new tires and figured I'd ask them to shut off the fake noise.

    I mean it sounds nice enough with it on but would like to see how it sounds when its off...

    What you guys think?

    Thanks,
    David
     
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  2. Feb 12, 2024 at 4:40 AM
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    Blufin

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    I disabled mine right out of the gate,no regrets, but I did swap out the exhaust cat back on day two.
     
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  3. Feb 12, 2024 at 5:01 AM
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    Hella Krusty

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    That was the first thing I did. I wasn’t overly against it, then I towed a heavy trailer for 700 miles and the constant f’kn rumbling drove me crazy.
    I far prefer to hear those twin turbos sing versus piped in combustion chamber.

    and you still hear the engine, just on your terms. I would NEVER turn it back on. If you lived closer I would do it for you.
     
  4. Feb 12, 2024 at 5:30 AM
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    I left mine off too. You can always subscribe to Carista and get an OBD dongle to turn it back on if you miss it (you won't).
     
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  5. Feb 12, 2024 at 5:31 AM
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    PGW85706

    PGW85706 Waiting for my first Tundra.

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    Would be interested to read your before and after impressions. I plan to turn mine off at delivery.
     
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  6. Feb 12, 2024 at 6:05 AM
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    I came from an F150 with a 302 and a Magnaflow exhaust. The Tundra is not a V8, and trying to make a 6cyl sound like one by playing fake engine noise over the stereo doesn’t work. I couldn’t wait to turn it off and would never go back.
     
  7. Feb 12, 2024 at 6:42 AM
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    Hella Krusty

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    If you are American, just order a Carista for $30 ( us Canadians get taken to the cleaners on duty ). You will want to also change your ambient temperature to -2 , turn off every fricken seat belt warning, change your lane change blinks from 3-5. It comes with a trial period, make all your changes for free then shut off the subscription.
    They are simple to use
     
  8. Feb 12, 2024 at 9:11 AM
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    BlueCrushSC16

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    I asked the dealer to turn mine off when I was last in for service. They had no clue that the fake engine noise was a thing. Apparently, vehicle owners can turn it off themselves. Service advisor told me the option is buried deep in the menu of the infotainment center somewhere. I haven't bothered to look because I'm never going to turn it back on.
     
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  9. Feb 12, 2024 at 9:14 AM
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    Kap1

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    Some other Toyota vehicles, yes I think they began allowing to disable the fake engine sound. Tundra 2022 - no, I believe you have to ask dealer or use Carista.

    I had it disabled it at 1k miles. No reason to hear fake rumbling sound when you're driving slowly and barely pressing the accelerator pedal
     
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  10. Feb 12, 2024 at 9:30 AM
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    Breathing Borla

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    ya, I turned mine off ASAP. it seemed like a fake video game noise that is not even proportioned to the RPMs

    annoying as hell, mine will stay off.

    my truck is nice and quiet and then I can here the turbos spool, BOOST, HA

    you cannot turn this off in a menu, must be Carista or tech stream, I used the former
     
  11. Feb 12, 2024 at 9:53 AM
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    Turned ours off, haven't looked back at all!
     
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  12. Feb 12, 2024 at 10:00 AM
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    Gray Hawk

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    I too turned it off using Carista. I felt like it was a cheap trick by Toyota to make a 6 cylinder sound like something it's not. The turbo sound is good enough. Never doubted my decisions to turn it off.
     
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  13. Feb 12, 2024 at 12:22 PM
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    Turned mine off at 1000 miles, enjoy the quiet. Can hear the turbos on the freeway on-ramp now. It’s not a terrible sound, just more noise that can tiring on a long trip. I’d rather hear the radio
     
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  14. Feb 12, 2024 at 2:45 PM
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    Bourbonator

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    I don't have the upgraded audio, so I don't have the augmented engine noise. It still sounds better than the 4.0 4runner.
     
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  15. Feb 12, 2024 at 4:59 PM
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    Hella Krusty

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    In fairness all the car manufacturers are doing this, not just Toyota. I think it started with the Ford Raptor.
     
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  16. Feb 12, 2024 at 5:09 PM
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    You guys know it’s Not Fake. Theres a transducer in the intake manifold that feeds an audio signal to the premium JBL system that blends the sound into the system’s output. I don’t have it but would like to hear it sometime
     
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  17. Feb 12, 2024 at 5:44 PM
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    Its not fake, but I was never a fan of loud gas engine noises.

    If it was a Cummins 5.9 form 2001, I'd listen to it, but the rest doesn't interest me. Mine has been off since I brought the truck home and I'm happy about it.

    Buy a Carista if you are not sure and just turn it on / off yourself if you're unsure.
     
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  18. Feb 12, 2024 at 6:00 PM
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    Breathing Borla

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    it’s annoying , be glad you don’t have it , it’s disproportional at best
     
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    I dont really mind it, but I'd be curious to hear a vehicle without it.

    It would be nice if they could do a software update to allow it to be user selectable.

    Be fun if you could have options like...

    -On
    -Off
    -Diesel
    -V12
    -Two Stroke
     
  20. Feb 12, 2024 at 9:21 PM
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    LOL, 2 Stroke. I’d want George Jetsons Car!!
     
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    That would have the dual effect of the perception of amazing gas milage haha
     
  22. Feb 13, 2024 at 12:01 PM
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    I’d personally add the P&W R1340 Wasp engine sound.
     
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    Will leaving tailgate open disable artificial engine sound?
     
  24. Feb 13, 2024 at 12:16 PM
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    I cannot imagine surviving a road trip to that haha
     
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    What’s that now!

    LOL
     
  26. Feb 13, 2024 at 12:41 PM
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    Hella Krusty

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    No but it will sure make your mileage suck, and probably have to silent nagging Nancy giving you 2000 warning telling you it’s open lol
     
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    I had no idea others were doing it.
     
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    I thought someone on hear in another post mentioned that as an option to see the difference in sound. I had not tried it but thought it might be an option for the OP.
     
  29. Feb 13, 2024 at 1:14 PM
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    Ooohh, how 'bout one of the WWII Allison or Rolls Royce Merlin engines that the Thunderboats used to run?!

    Fake engine noise is just goofy.

    Makes me think of watching a movie car chase and you hear the car that's been an automatic the whole time shifting as a manual, and the tires are squealing on a dirt road. :annoyed::frusty:
     
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    Hella Krusty

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    I didn’t either until I bought this truck and went WTF is that noise for and dug into it
     

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