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    TRIFECTA: How about some cold air for your 2016+ Camaro V6 (LGX)?

     

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    TRIFECTA: Making Auto Stop more performance oriented. Meet Performance Auto Stop Mode.

     

    In an effort to meet ever-more stringent various fuel economy and emissions targets, most automakers, including General Motors (GM), have turned to “auto-stop” (or sometimes called start-stop) technology. Basically, the engine shuts itself off when the vehicle comes to a complete stop (in traffic, or at red-lights, etc.), and then restarts itself automatically as soon as the driver takes his or her foot off the brake pedal.

     

    The downside to auto-stop is that in some cases, the engine restart sequence introduces an unacceptable delay to take-off. After interviewing 2016 Chevrolet Cruze “gen-II” owners in our target segment, we found that while many people appreciate the fuel-saving technology, in some cases it interferes too much with sporty driving maneuvers. To that end, we put our best engineering minds on finding a way to allow the driver to recalibrate auto-stop into a sport mode, on an as-needed basis.

     

    We are pleased to announce the availability of TRIFECTA Performance Auto Stop Mode on 2016 Chevrolet Cruze “gen-II” vehicles so equipped with AutoStop from the manufacturer as a standard-available feature for our upcoming 2016 Chevrolet Cruze “gen-II” calibration (tuning) product!

    TRIFECTA: Baseline dyno testing of the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze RS 1.4 Turbo (RPO: LE2)

     

    One of the first steps of developing a TRIFECTA calibration is to collect extensive data with the factory vehicle, on the factory calibration (tune). One of the more exciting aspects of this is measuring peak horsepower and torque with a dyno. This is a previous test session of our vehicle at a dyno located near sea level. For purposes of reporting data, we generally use uncorrected dyno numbers with turbocharged cars, since the nature of the turbocharger itself allows the vehicle to compensate for altitude. Uncorrected numbers give a more realistic view of what the vehicle is actually doing, and is capable of.

    TRIFECTA is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the 6th Generation Chevrolet Camaro MY2016+ vehicle software recalibration (reflash) for vehicles utilizing the 2.0L Turbocharged engine with either the 8 speed automatic transmission (8L45 / RPO:M5T) or 6 speed manual transmission (TR3160 / RPO: M13). Specific gains over factory calibration are up to 67lb-ft of torque and 80 horsepower, with peak gains clocking in at up to 47lb-ft of torque and 41 horsepower, with no vehicle modifications beyond the calibration.

     

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    Chevrolet Camaro - 2.0L Turbo

    TRIFECTA: 1.4L Turbo Throttle body comparison LE2 to LUJ/LUV

     

    During our tear-down, we decided to take a few moments and compare the throttle body on the LE2 engine to the throttle body on the LUJ/LUV. While they are very similar in size, there are some interesting and noteable differences. The first of which, is how the cold side charge pipe connects with the throttle body. On the LUJ/LUV, it's a barbed inlet with a worm-style clamp. On the LE2, it uses a "quick disconnect" style connector that's similar to the large PCV supply to the intake manifold on the LUJ/LUV.

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