Toyota Hilux 2.8 diesel (1GD-FTV) MY2017 – Stage1

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Toyota Hilux 2.8 1GD-FTV - Etuners Stage1 ECU remap

Toyota Hilux 2.8 diesel 1GD-FTV - Etuners Stage1 ECU remap on DynoDynamics rolling road

Remapping the MY2017 Toyota Hilux 2.8l 1GD-FTV brings solid performance results!

The 1GD-FTV 2.8 liter engine is installed on the new Hilux and Land Cruiser from Toyota. It has 16 valves and a double overhead camshaft design. The compression ratio is 15.6:1.  It comes with a variable nozzle turbocharger (VNT). It generates 177 PS (175 hp; 130 kW) at 3400 rpm, and 450 N·m (332 lbf·ft) of torque at 1400-2600 rpm when mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission, depending on target market and emission specifications. For this particular vehicle, the manufacturer claims that the Hilux produces 130kw/177hp and 420 N·m (310 lbf·ft) at the flywheel.


On the dyno its oversized tires had increased drag losses. This equated to 90kw/122hp at the wheels on DynoDynamics. With a custom Stage1 Etuners ECU remap, peak power increased to 107kw/146hp at the wheels. Boost was increased by 3psi to maintain turbo reliability for this daily driven work vehicle.

Upgrade specifications

  • Etuners Stage1 ECU remap for 1GD-FTV

Installing the ECU remap on this brand new Toyota is possible via the car’s OBD port. This modification is a new Engine Control Unit calibration, not a piggiback unit.

Toyota Hilux 2.8 diesel 1GD-FTV - Reflashing via OBD - Etuners Stage1 ECU remap

Performance results

  • Maximum power at the wheels: 107.6 kW/146whp (measured 90.2kW stock), gains 17.4 kW/24whp

Toyota Hilux 2.8 diesel 1GD-FTV - Etuners Stage1 ECU remap on DynoDynamics rolling road 

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