After reviewing many forums and Facebook postings I came to this conclusion. If your not supercharged it's best to save your money because you're only going to see little HP, but you do get some of the functions the tuner has, like, seat belt alarm, door windows, sensitivity throttle, etc. Being supercharged having this tuner wakes up the truck. I was trusting and went a head and bought the BullyDog from a trusted Representative.
After reading the instruction from start to finish and "chair flew" the install a few times, I was ready to apply the application to the Tundra. I did the install on the weekend against the instructions. haha I have 4 vehicles so it wasn't really a concern if something did go wrong.
I installed everything on there but didn't' route the wires through the firewall. I didn't want the device suction cupped to my windshield when Im driving. I feel it looks tacky.
Over heard someone on a forum saying that I can just use the battery option instead of the ignition option on the OBDII. So in future installs, I do just that. I just have to remember to flip the switch when i shut the truck off or it will drain my battery and cause my trucks warning indicators to flash when I go to start it the next morning. Found out the hard way and had to reset my battery.
The truck is setup for the performance option. Performance throttle, Performance shifting points and 93 octane, etc. 91 octane isn't available on the BullyDog and I could've selected 95 octane but I have yet to find a 95 octane or heck, even a 93 octane gas station in the state of Arizona. But that was my option, so 93 it is.
I immediate notice the throttle response. Very touchy. Just a slight touch and the truck wanted to launch. Definitely takes some getting use to, but I LIKE IT!!! Bullydog woke this truck up. The SC whine is very pronounced. On NA Tundras, people talk about setting the towhaul switch on and that wakes up the truck. F-that!!! BullyDog is no comparison. In fact on a Bullydog tuned SC, selecting the towhaul degrades the BullyDog tune for towhaul factory settings. Deselect towhaul and it returns to performance tune.
One day I did a crazy thing by uninstalling it. It lasted a day.
I'm still playing with the tunes. Anytime I change a setting I always hook my battery charger up. Best to be safe than sorry.
At the beginning, I said I wouldn't install my BullyDog device to the windshield but I had a pillar custom made and now that's where it sits.
Hope you all enjoy!