A 2018 Toyota Hilux on the dyno at Alt Tune

2018 Toyota Hilux

Denso ECU

The Challenge

Toyota Hilux is known for its reliability, versatility, and off-road skills. However, some drivers may feel that the stock powertrain lacks the extra grunt needed for certain tasks, such as towing heavy loads or conquering challenging terrains.

In this post, we are looking at how tuning the Toyota Hilux can transform the driving experience. We are going to use this 2018 Toyota Hilux we had on the dyno as our example. The customer reached out to us for a solution to their towing problem. Luckily here at Alt Tune, we have the tools to solve this problem. 

The Solution

We decided that a towing tune would solve the problem for the customer. A Towing tuning offers an exciting opportunity to unlock the hidden potential of the 2018 Toyota Hilux. 

After we performed the towing tune we could see an increase in power and torque. By remapping the ECU, the Hilux can be transformed into a more potent and capable machine.Towing tunes are specifically designed to optimize low-end torque, providing the Hilux with the extra pulling power required for heavy loads. With enhanced torque at lower RPMs, the Hilux gains improved acceleration and better pulling ability, making towing more manageable and efficient.

Increased Power and Torque


Power Increase


Torque Increase

Further Benefits

Increased Power and Torque

Increased power and torque result in safer over taking and easier open road driving. Throttle response is also increased.

Years of Development

We have been tuning the Hilux’s 2.8L 1GD-FTV 4-cylinder diesel engines for years, and understand how they work as well as the limitation on factory hardware.

Emissions solutions

We have solutions for emission systems such as disabling the Exhaust gas recirculation (EGR), Diesel particulate filter (DPF), Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) (Adblue) and associated DTC fault codes.

Dyno Chart From Tuning The Toyota Hilux

A Dyno chart from when Alt tune had a 2018 Toyota Hilux on the dyno for a towing tune

So, if you’re looking to take your Toyota Hilux to the next level, don’t hesitate to reach out to us! Our dedicated team is ready to unleash the full potential of your vehicle and make your driving dreams a reality!

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