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    TRIFECTA: The 2.0L Turbo 300HP Cruze

    Introduction

    For as long as we've been in the business of tuning Chevrolet Cruze with the 1.4L Turbo, someone out there (incuding us, on one occasion or another) has daydreamed about putting a 2.0L turbo engine in the Cruze. Let's be honest. The Cruze 1.4T's performance is OK (in a five way shoot out against its competitors it actually had the quickest 0-60 MPH time). With a calibration, it gets MUCH better. It's still not FAST, though. However, stuff a 2.0T engine in there, and with almost 50% more displacement over the 1.4T, it would be an impressive machine.

    An engine swap would be interesting, to be sure, but we're going to recommend something even bolder – if you want to go fast, instead of the Cruze, choose the Malibu. Yes, that's right, we said it. Instead of buying a Cruze, buy a Malibu. This might sound like madness, but by the end of this writing, you might feel differently about it. First, let's talk about an engine swap scenario.

    Introduction

     

    As ever tightening economy and emissions standards are phased in, automakers are busy updating their powertrains to meet the new standards. Starting with model year 2016, a new generation (referred to as Generation 4) of “high feature” V6 (HFV6) engines became available in several Chevrolet and Cadillac products.

    TRIFECTA's resonated downpipes for the 2016+ Cadillac ATS-V give just what you're looking for. A bolder exhaust note and more power, while cutting out the 'rasp' sound that straight pipes can cause.

    Aftermarket data acquisition gauges are typically used to monitor anything from intake temperature, boost pressure, timing advance, or any number of parameters. If you have a device like this, you may want to read on.

    This year, Chevrolet released the long-awaited “Generation II” 2016 Chevrolet Cruze as a follow-up to their globally successful 2009-2016 “Generation I” Chevrolet Cruze. Sporting a ground-up redesign and improvement over the first generation Chevrolet Cruze, the new 2016 Chevrolet Cruze is an amazing vehicle.

     

    TRIFECTA is the industry leader in providing aftermarket recalibration (“flash tuning”) for the Chevrolet Cruze and is pleased to announce the Generation II Chevrolet Cruze MY2016+ vehicle software recalibration (reflash) for vehicles utilizing the 1.4L turbo (LE2) engine with either the 6 speed automatic transmission (6T35 / RPO:MNU) or 6 speed manual transmission (M32-6/ RPO: MF3).

     

    The new Chevrolet Cruze drives fine for what it is, but that didn't stop our GM Small Gasoline Engine (SGE) engineering team from unlocking massive power gains from the LE2 engine, and turning it into the sport compact it should be by drastically improving vehicle driving character while adding TRIFECTA exclusive performance-oriented features such as Performance Auto Stop Mode (PASM) and Driver Selectable Vehicle Modes (DSVM).

     

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    Chevrolet Cruze 1.4L Turbo

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