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2012--2019 Chevrolet Sonic - 1.4L Turbo Elite

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$398.00
TRIFECTA presents: Chevrolet Sonic 1.4T MY2012--2019 Calibration (December 2015 Update) Specific power increases of up to +51 ft-lbs and +44 WHP peak to a completely stock Chevrolet Sonic 1.4T.
 
The TRIFECTA powertrain recalibration for the Chevrolet Sonic 1.4T blends class leading all-around performance with improved fuel efficiency.
 
For those vehicles with automatic transmissions: All TRIFECTA Powertrain Recalibrations include updated automatic transmission calibrations which provide smoother shifting, improved shift times, and improved shifting logic vs previous calibration revisions; updated featuresets include rolling anti-lag and 300 percent faster shifts than stock.
 
For those vehicles with manual transmissions: All TRIFECTA Powertrain Recalibrations offer "no lift shift", allowing the driver to shift the transmission at lightning quick speeds without losing turbocharger boost. The shift is executed as normally, with the clutch, but the accelerator is held to the floor to retain full boost.
 
With the current generation of TRIFECTA's flash loader solutions and the TRIFECTA Transparency featureset, when flashing your vehicle, the TRIFECTA flash loader does not increment the ECM write counter or increment entries in the flash history.
 
With the December 2015 update, TRIFECTA Driver Selectable Vehicle Modes, version 2 (DSVM II) is included. Select between SPORT and STOCK mode, on the fly with the cruise control arming switch. Cruise control system functionality is completely retained and unaffected by DSVM II.
 
In SPORT mode, the vehicle responds much more quickly to accelerator input. Automatic transmission shift patterns are optimized for maximum performance and responsiveness. During "everyday" driving manuevers, the vehicle feels very much like it did from the factory, but rolling into the pedal quickly reveals a vehicle that wants to GO. Attentive, but without being "twitchy", power delivery is linear and transmission shifts are purposeful. The vehicle produces maximum TRIFECTA power!
 
In STOCK mode, the vehicle behaves just like it did from the factory, under all driving conditions!
 
The Chevrolet Sonic 1.4T TRIFECTA powertrain recalibration delivers more than 130 horsepower per liter and more than 140 ft-lbs per liter – powering a fuel efficient vehicle whose drivers are more inclined to use it while ensuring critical powertrain reliability. Enhancements made to the Chevrolet Sonic 1.4T Ecotec engine software to withstand the added stresses include:
 
Extended testing of more than 100,000 miles with 100 hrs + of wide open throttle testing
Powertrain calibration has been tested and validated for various environments, such as cold/heat, elevation, and variations in fuel quality
Octane Adaptive construct enables multi-phased timing tables: Five distinct timing tables replace the OE GM implementation of high/low octane tables
Multi-dimensional Airflow Coefficient tables, adds air pressure bias and knock history overlay for enhanced accuracy in boost scenarios
Virtualized torque prediction coefficients recalculation model added
Airflow based commanded fuel ratio strategies added
Multi-stage knock sensor decay and recovery rate tables added
TRIFECTA ECP.MK2 (Hybrid Speed Density) support and constructs added
 
The TRIFECTA Elite Powertrain Recalibration with Individualization (Custom Profiling) for the MY2011-MY2015 Chevrolet Cruze 1.4T includes calibration individualization, remote diagnostics, and comprehensive aftermarket hardware software integration support.
 
Additional information:
 
-This powertrain calibration includes a TRIFECTA powertrain calibration file specific to your vehicle and includes a flash loader device
-Premium fuel is recommended for maximum power output, but not required
-Powertrain calibrations currently exist for the US, CA, EU, RUS/CIS, MEC, and Asia areas, with more regions to follow.


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About 2012--2019 Chevrolet Sonic - 1.4L Turbo Elite

TRIFECTA presents: Chevrolet Sonic 1.4T MY2012--2019 Calibration (December 2015 Update) Specific power increases of up to +51 ft-lbs and +44 WHP peak to a completely stock Chevrolet Sonic 1.4T.

 

The TRIFECTA powertrain recalibration for the Chevrolet Sonic 1.4T blends class leading all-around performance with improved fuel efficiency.

 

For those vehicles with automatic transmissions: All TRIFECTA Powertrain Recalibrations include updated automatic transmission calibrations which provide smoother shifting, improved shift times, and improved shifting logic vs previous calibration revisions; updated featuresets include rolling anti-lag and 300 percent faster shifts than stock.

 

For those vehicles with manual transmissions: All TRIFECTA Powertrain Recalibrations offer "no lift shift", allowing the driver to shift the transmission at lightning quick speeds without losing turbocharger boost. The shift is executed as normally, with the clutch, but the accelerator is held to the floor to retain full boost.

 

With the current generation of TRIFECTA's flash loader solutions and the TRIFECTA Transparency featureset, when flashing your vehicle, the TRIFECTA flash loader does not increment the ECM write counter or increment entries in the flash history.

 

With the December 2015 update, TRIFECTA Driver Selectable Vehicle Modes, version 2 (DSVM II) is included. Select between SPORT and STOCK mode, on the fly with the cruise control arming switch. Cruise control system functionality is completely retained and unaffected by DSVM II.

 

In SPORT mode, the vehicle responds much more quickly to accelerator input. Automatic transmission shift patterns are optimized for maximum performance and responsiveness. During "everyday" driving manuevers, the vehicle feels very much like it did from the factory, but rolling into the pedal quickly reveals a vehicle that wants to GO. Attentive, but without being "twitchy", power delivery is linear and transmission shifts are purposeful. The vehicle produces maximum TRIFECTA power!

 

In STOCK mode, the vehicle behaves just like it did from the factory, under all driving conditions!

 

The Chevrolet Sonic 1.4T TRIFECTA powertrain recalibration delivers more than 130 horsepower per liter and more than 140 ft-lbs per liter – powering a fuel efficient vehicle whose drivers are more inclined to use it while ensuring critical powertrain reliability. Enhancements made to the Chevrolet Sonic 1.4T Ecotec engine software to withstand the added stresses include:

 

Extended testing of more than 100,000 miles with 100 hrs + of wide open throttle testing
Powertrain calibration has been tested and validated for various environments, such as cold/heat, elevation, and variations in fuel quality
Octane Adaptive construct enables multi-phased timing tables: Five distinct timing tables replace the OE GM implementation of high/low octane tables
Multi-dimensional Airflow Coefficient tables, adds air pressure bias and knock history overlay for enhanced accuracy in boost scenarios
Virtualized torque prediction coefficients recalculation model added
Airflow based commanded fuel ratio strategies added
Multi-stage knock sensor decay and recovery rate tables added
TRIFECTA ECP.MK2 (Hybrid Speed Density) support and constructs added

 

The TRIFECTA Elite Powertrain Recalibration with Individualization (Custom Profiling) for the MY2011-MY2015 Chevrolet Cruze 1.4T includes calibration individualization, remote diagnostics, and comprehensive aftermarket hardware software integration support.

 

Additional information:

 

-This powertrain calibration includes a TRIFECTA powertrain calibration file specific to your vehicle and includes a flash loader device
-Premium fuel is recommended for maximum power output, but not required
-Powertrain calibrations currently exist for the US, CA, EU, RUS/CIS, MEC, and Asia areas, with more regions to follow.

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Mgfranklin

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Outstanding tune and amazing customer service. I couldn't have asked for a better company to order this astonishing tune from. 

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mallenjackson

  

I am a commuter that drives 120 miles round-trip per day. I drive a 2013 Chevy Sonic sedan with the trifecta elite package. I can now get 40 plus miles per gallon with my 6 speed manual, and as important I know have passing power that was missing stock. Love this tune and the service I have got from trifecta when I had an issue with my car. They helped figure out through their software that I needed to replace the pcv that was built in my valve cover. Couldn't ask for more.

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Graylight86

  

For starters I'm in Denver so my elevation it's 5000+ get all the time.

 

This tune is a night and day difference, and really opens 6th gear up at lower speeds for practical use.

The engine has a fairly narrow power band so, the tune isn't going to fix that. Once you're in the power it pulls like a different car altogether.

 

The gas mileage will tend to go way way down, this is to be expected if you actually use it though. If you drive light you can still get close to stock mileage.

I wish the driving mode selection was more like the one Cobb uses for other cars.

 

My only real gripe about this tune is it goes into the body a little quickly, the slightest use of the gas pedal can put you way into it, so it really means you gave to use eco mode a lot of you don't want to constantly be on the boost. Having a more gradual or adjustable feel to the throttle would be nice.

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go2baglio

  

Amazing difference... Kudos to Trifecta for the easiest 1.4T 93 / E85 performance option!!!

 

I received two performance programs for my Sonic RS, One for use on 93 Octane, and one for use on E85. I can't believe the difference. I did install 42# Bosch injectors (very quick and easy BTW), and loaded the 93 program. The power with the performance flash is remarkable. I do notice that when I change programs (using the cruise on / off button on my steering wheel), it takes 5-10 seconds for the program to shift - I didn't realize there would be a delay when changing, but no big deal.

 

This morning I filled up on E85 and installed the program flash for the higher octane. Again, a boost in power. I see that I'll have to get very used to this upgrade as I very much feel the traction control cutting power when accelerating quickly. I love that Trifecta was able to provide me two programs however that I can toggle back and forth to tell the ECM / TCM what type of fuel is in the tank and how to perform. This allowed me to totally bypass the installation of an ethanol sensor that would tell the ECM what mix to run at. Of course I need to either run E85 or 93, but so be it... not that difficult.

 

Superb results Trifecta to turn my 138 HP Stock RS into what I'm guesstimating is close 190 HP at a cost much lower that I would have paid with other E85 ready options.

 

 

PROS TO MY SOLUTION:

 

Power is amazing

Easy to Install

No ethanol sensor needed

Great cost by comparison

 

CONS TO MY SOLUTION:

 

Cost to continually replace tires - LOL

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chefben2

  

There will be a long preface to this review explaining why I can't give the tune 5 stars. See TL:DR below.

I live in Denver and for anyone who hasn't driven a car at high altitudes, it is a major annoyance. A car that feels quick at sea level will feel sluggish up here. It is a MAJOR difference and for naturally aspirated engines can mean up to a 2.2 second difference in the quarter mile. Turbocharged cars can help eliminate this difference by making up for the lack of atmospheric pressure with additional boost from the turbocharger. The Sonic has this function from the factory to help the car make similar power levels at different altitudes so the turbo is already pushing more pressure than it would at sea level. The tune was not the mind blowing power difference I was hoping for and I can understand that the turbo can only be spun so fast until reliability issues would creep in.

However, the tune definitely woke the car up big time, especially at partial throttle and the overall throttle response is excellent. Even in 'factory' mode, the car is a lot more fun to drive. The issue I seem to be having is just with consistency in 'tuned' mode and I think it just comes down to altitude and the inter cooler suffering from heat soak.

 

TL:DR: At low altitudes, this tune would turn your Sonic into a mini monster. At high altitudes it is a worthwhile upgrade that offers good bang for the buck.

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cwb0711

  

"As advertised" for my 2014 Sonic LT Hatch. From the new stock calibration to the performance calibration, this tune is very effective and highly refined. The stock setting is vastly improved over the 2014 MY OEM calibration, with more linear power delivery, virtually no intrusion of the OEM transmission control logic (are the clutches applied? let's see...), better idle quality, and smoother garage shifting (P-R-D-R-P). The switching to performance via the cruise control master switch brings the powertrain instantly alive from a standstill all the way through extra-legal highway speeds. The throttle response and shifting are crisp, while the refinement remains. It works extremely well with the K&N Typhoon CAI I installed. Rolling anti-lag in moderate city traffic makes for an effortless commute. Fuel economy is improved. The ability to go stock in the low-speed stop & go and switch to something more is a great feature. While it's not quite as fun as my 2013 Boxster S, it's made this little commuter car far more pleasurable to drive. Outstanding. Looking forward to a similarly effective tune for our company's 2016 Colorado 2.5L work truck.

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