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2015--2016 Chevrolet Colorado - 3.6L - Advantage

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TRIFECTA presents: Chevrolet Colorado / GMC Canyon MY2015+ Powertrain Calibration Reprogramming
TRIFECTA presents a complete powertrain power delivery profile calibration for the MY2015+ Chevrolet Colorado / GMC Canyon LFX engine and corresponding 6L50 automatic transmission reprogramming. The TRIFECTA Performance Chevrolet Colorado LFX 3.6 and GMC Canyon LFX 3.6 MY2015+ powertrain calibration is an easy to install software performance calibration with an included flash loader device that will yield gains of up to +31 ft-lbs and +27 WHP (Peak gains of up to +26 ft-lbs and +21 WHP) to a completely stock GMC Canyon LFX 3.6 MY2015.
 
The TRIFECTA Advantage Powertrain Calibration for the MY2015+ Chevrolet Colorado includes a TRIFECTA flash loader.
 
Specifications of the TRIFECTA Performance Chevrolet Colorado MY2015+ and GMC Canyon MY2015+ 3.6 LFX ECM software reprogramming:
 
-gains of up to +31 ft-lbs and +27 WHP under the curve (and +26 ft-lbs and +21 WHP peak on 91 octane)
-Powertrain calibration has been tested and validated for various environments, such as cold/heat, elevation, and variations in fuel quality
-Power feels linear and immediately responsive (improved drivability and throttle attentiveness)
-Retains all GM OE diagnostics and ECM functionality
-Retains all OE error code reporting and functionality
-Emissions readiness checks are present; emissions compliant
-Maintains functionality of ABS and TC systems
-Knock detection mechanisms and OE engine knock detection sensitivity is retained
-The TRIFECTA flash loader and Transparency featureset does not increment the ECM write counter or increment entries in the flash history
-Return to stock functionality included with flash loader
 
Specifications of the TRIFECTA Performance MY2015+ Chevrolet Colorado / GMC Canyon 6L50 6-Speed automatic transmission TCM calibration software reprogramming:
 
-Supplementary 6L50 transmission TCM reprogramming compliments the ECM reprogramming and completes the TRIFECTA Powertrain Calibration: designed to work in unison with the ECM reprogramming for optimized performance
-Improved shift times in adverse shift patterns
-Improved shift logic (improved drivability)
-Does not shorten transmission life or increase cooling requirements
-Retains all OE diagnostics and TCM functionality
-Retains all OE error code reporting and functionality
-Improved fuel economy with improvements made to torque converter slip profiles
 
Supplementary Featureset of the TRIFECTA Performance MY2015+ Chevrolet Colorado / GMC Canyon powertrain calibration software reprogramming:
 
-TRIFECTA Interactive Driver Selectable Vehicle Mode (Select-a-Tune MKII); NEW! Dedicated ECO Mode: Toggle between Tour and ECO mode via the Cruise Control arm states
-TRIFECTA ECO Mode: Up to 2.8 MPG improvement by dedicated TRIFECTA ECO mode prioritizing fuel economy in engine calibration profile and transmission shift strategy
-Alternative Driver Profiles layout included with individualized calibration (OPTIONAL): Allows on the fly Driver Profile switching back to OE settings/profile (Select-a-Tune MKI can allows the driver to select between the calibrated and stock drive experience and power output)
-TRIFECTA Octane Adaptive MKII featureset will bias for lower octane fuels (multi dimensional airflow knock and timing decay tables, not just high/low)
-Improved fuel economy while towing with alternative TOW/HAUL mode
 
Installation Notes:
 
-Estimated installation time of ~20 minutes
-Premium fuel is recommended for maximum power output, but not required
 
3.6 LFX dyno graph (on 91 octane pump gas) (this vehicle is a 2015 GMC Canyon CrewCab 2LT with a 3.6 LFX engine) - stock wheels/tires
 
Additional information and availability:
 
- This powertrain calibration includes a TRIFECTA powertrain calibration file specific to your vehicle and includes a flash loader device
- Powertrain calibrations currently exist for North American vehicles only, with more regions to follow
- The TRIFECTA Advantage Calibration is designed for a 100% stock vehicle. Any aftermarket hardware designed to work on a stock vehicle may work without issue, but there is no official support for it with this calibration.


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  • Support is not officially provided for aftermarket hardware with this calibration, however many hardware components which would normally work without any specific adjustment on the factory calibration may be automatically compatible.

    Examples include:

    -Most Exhaust components

    -Recirculated turbo bypass valves

    -Most brand name intakes (ONLY with any included resonator/venturi designed to prevent the intake from setting any DTCs (Diagnostic Trouble Codes).

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About 2015--2016 Chevrolet Colorado - 3.6L - Advantage

TRIFECTA presents: Chevrolet Colorado / GMC Canyon MY2015+ Powertrain Calibration Reprogramming
TRIFECTA presents a complete powertrain power delivery profile calibration for the MY2015+ Chevrolet Colorado / GMC Canyon LFX engine and corresponding 6L50 automatic transmission reprogramming. The TRIFECTA Performance Chevrolet Colorado LFX 3.6 and GMC Canyon LFX 3.6 MY2015+ powertrain calibration is an easy to install software performance calibration with an included flash loader device that will yield gains of up to +31 ft-lbs and +27 WHP (Peak gains of up to +26 ft-lbs and +21 WHP) to a completely stock GMC Canyon LFX 3.6 MY2015.

 

The TRIFECTA Advantage Powertrain Calibration for the MY2015+ Chevrolet Colorado includes a TRIFECTA flash loader.

 

Specifications of the TRIFECTA Performance Chevrolet Colorado MY2015+ and GMC Canyon MY2015+ 3.6 LFX ECM software reprogramming:

 

-gains of up to +31 ft-lbs and +27 WHP under the curve (and +26 ft-lbs and +21 WHP peak on 91 octane)
-Powertrain calibration has been tested and validated for various environments, such as cold/heat, elevation, and variations in fuel quality
-Power feels linear and immediately responsive (improved drivability and throttle attentiveness)
-Retains all GM OE diagnostics and ECM functionality
-Retains all OE error code reporting and functionality
-Emissions readiness checks are present; emissions compliant
-Maintains functionality of ABS and TC systems
-Knock detection mechanisms and OE engine knock detection sensitivity is retained
-The TRIFECTA flash loader and Transparency featureset does not increment the ECM write counter or increment entries in the flash history
-Return to stock functionality included with flash loader

 

Specifications of the TRIFECTA Performance MY2015+ Chevrolet Colorado / GMC Canyon 6L50 6-Speed automatic transmission TCM calibration software reprogramming:

 

-Supplementary 6L50 transmission TCM reprogramming compliments the ECM reprogramming and completes the TRIFECTA Powertrain Calibration: designed to work in unison with the ECM reprogramming for optimized performance
-Improved shift times in adverse shift patterns
-Improved shift logic (improved drivability)
-Does not shorten transmission life or increase cooling requirements
-Retains all OE diagnostics and TCM functionality
-Retains all OE error code reporting and functionality
-Improved fuel economy with improvements made to torque converter slip profiles

 

Supplementary Featureset of the TRIFECTA Performance MY2015+ Chevrolet Colorado / GMC Canyon powertrain calibration software reprogramming:

 

-TRIFECTA Interactive Driver Selectable Vehicle Mode (Select-a-Tune MKII); NEW! Dedicated ECO Mode: Toggle between Tour and ECO mode via the Cruise Control arm states
-TRIFECTA ECO Mode: Up to 2.8 MPG improvement by dedicated TRIFECTA ECO mode prioritizing fuel economy in engine calibration profile and transmission shift strategy
-Alternative Driver Profiles layout included with individualized calibration (OPTIONAL): Allows on the fly Driver Profile switching back to OE settings/profile (Select-a-Tune MKI can allows the driver to select between the calibrated and stock drive experience and power output)
-TRIFECTA Octane Adaptive MKII featureset will bias for lower octane fuels (multi dimensional airflow knock and timing decay tables, not just high/low)
-Improved fuel economy while towing with alternative TOW/HAUL mode

 

Installation Notes:

 

-Estimated installation time of ~20 minutes
-Premium fuel is recommended for maximum power output, but not required

 

3.6 LFX dyno graph (on 91 octane pump gas) (this vehicle is a 2015 GMC Canyon CrewCab 2LT with a 3.6 LFX engine) - stock wheels/tires

 

Additional information and availability:

 

- This powertrain calibration includes a TRIFECTA powertrain calibration file specific to your vehicle and includes a flash loader device
- Powertrain calibrations currently exist for North American vehicles only, with more regions to follow
- The TRIFECTA Advantage Calibration is designed for a 100% stock vehicle. Any aftermarket hardware designed to work on a stock vehicle may work without issue, but there is no official support for it with this calibration.

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Ok so I purchase a 2015 Chevy Colorado. Low mileage so I took it on a very long test drive before I purchased it. Was Leary of the 25 K on the odometer.

 

Rode great. Nothing unusual.

 

Had it for a few months and one day, stalled out at a red light.

From that point on, three or fours days out of the week, truck ran like crap!

Poor acceleration, slow to shift, up or down, Truck just got all confused. I had to bury the gas pedal to get any sort of reaction out of the 306 HP vvt v6. Had enough with dealers telling me there nothing wrong! Just installed the Advantage package and its as if I dumped nitrous in the tank!!!!Drives great! Responsive and I can really feel the tourque increase!! Best $300.00 I've spent in a long time. Thanks Trifecta!!

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travlore442

  

2016 Colorado V6 WT 4X4
All stock except for a K&N drop in filter and changed the 16" steel rims to the 17" Alloy.
Not a single issue.
CT driving is always up and down hills and mountains and my MPG per tank was always 17-19 depending on how much longer highway driving I'll do. After install and only going from 87oct to 89oct (91 isn't an option in my area. only 93) my mpg went to 20-25.
All the low speed passing issues I had are gone. No more needing to stomp on it to get to downshift to pass someone doing 30 in a 45 zone. And that's in economy mode.
Performance mode is unbelievable. Wanted to see if the 99mph cap was lifted with this. On the highway one night put it in performance and punched it. 70 to 115 in less than 3 seconds. Only reason I didn't go faster was because I ran out of straight road.
Took less than 10 minutes to install after hookup to my laptop.

Side note: Remember to be in economy mode when driving in snow.....

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Jason Lewis

  

Best $300 ever spent!! 2015 Colorado Z71, was never happy with how the truck shifted, from the day I got it. Asked dealership, every time that I went in, if others were complaining about their trucks not shifting right. They said it was the way they were supposed to shift. I had gotten to the point that I was driving mine in the "manual" mode and just shifting it myself, but still it would chug and lurch, if I didn't get it shifted down in time. I kept waiting for there to be a recall or something - but, it never happened... Finally, I went to the Colorado complaint forum, and someone mentioned the Trifecta Tune. I was hesitant, but after reading the reviews I was eager to give it a try. Like countless others on here have said - I actually enjoy driving my truck, now. I drive 95% in the ECO mode, and the truck shifts like it should!! I cant believe I drove for 40,000 miles before finding out about this. Just makes no sense to me why Chevy didn't have this truck tuned like this from the factory. Anyway, if you are contemplating the tune - GET IT! you wont regret it..

One other comment - if you want true peace and joy - like this world can not give - give your heart to the Lord (Jesus Christ). It`s the greatest thing that ever happened in my life! Greatest thing that could ever happen in yours, too ! May the good Lord bless all who read this.... Jason

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Marty Schnieders

  

I bought the tune for my 2015 Colorado after hearing good things from others who purchased it.  It performs better than I expected.  The shift points are right where GM should have put them in the first place.  The truck now pulls hard after shifting into second gear.  It feels like it has a lot more power now.  I've loved this truck ever since I bought it, but the shifting was the weak point.  The Trifecta tune was a great improvement!  Don't be scared.  Installation is easy.  The staff at Trifecta is also very helpful.

Marty Schnieders/ southern Indiana

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1970chevelle

  

After doing some research decided to order the trifecta tune and installed it about 2weeks ago. Install

took about 10 minutes very easy to install. Took 2016 colorado for a ride and now it runs like a muscle

car in Sport mode. Now have smoother shift points, quicker throttle response and more horsepower.

 

Customer service is Great they answered all my questions very quickly via emails. Should of got this

tune 2 years ago but I'm glad I found these guys after doing my research. Would Highly recommend

the trifecta tune.

 

Just want to say thanks guys at trifecta having a blast now with my Truck.

 

Rick Messina/South Carolina

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SAMSON

  

I just installed my trifecta advantage in my 2015 colorado 3.6 two wheel drive truck. What a difference it makes in the shifting compared to the factory settings. I've driven the truck for over 30.000 miles factory stock, after the install of the advantage. Wish i would have got it much sooner. I highly recommend this product to fix that clunky factory shift. I've not had a chance to even try the performance side but i'm sure it will be good.

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zexz1000

  

i wish i would have had this installed the day i bought the truck. By far the best purchase i ever made for it.

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weswarren

  

The flash worked like a charm on my stock 2015 3.6l Colorado, took me maybe 10 minutes to complete. Love the way the truck runs now. I really wonder why they do not program the ECU like that at the factory. It works great all around but especially at low speed - it's really night and day, no more transmission going into the wrong gear and engine lugging. The throttle response is fantastic! The overall driving experience is so much better.

 

One note - I got the OBD flash loader in the mail before the actual tune file was ready on the website. I was confused at first because the flash loader file was there and I didn't know the tune file was separate. I sent a message to support and they responded quickly (on New Years Day!), and said the file was in progress. I had it in a couple hours after that. From the time of my order (Christmas weekend) to the time I had the flash installed was eight days, and that included two holidays. As fast as that was, I'm guessing it would be even quicker during a normal shipping cycle.

 

My only regret is I didn't do this sooner!

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mrehder

  

I have a 2016 Colorado Z71 V6 with 6 speed automatic, 2wheel drive. I really like everything about this midsized truck except the automatic transmission! I have 20000 miles on it and have been to 3 dealerships trying to get assistance in modifying the shift points of this tyranny. Same answer as always, they can'take modify from factory specs! The current tune settings always keeps the Trans in too high of a gear so when I need the acceleration, it would buck & hesitate before downshifting and then launch into gear. Very disgusting performance. I was averaging 23.5 miles per gallon as I drive 62 miles a day, combination city & freeway traffic with the AC on as I live in Phoenix. I would like to say that this tune package is by far the best $300 I have ever spent on a vehicle! I'm a car guy for 40 years (Chevy) and am extremely impressed as I was even thinking about trading the Colorado in on a v8 full size truck. Don't delay, get this package now! I have been running in ECONO mode all week and just check the gas mileage and it shows 27.7 mpg! With lots of power & great shifting manners. Performance will blow you away!

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rmisenhi

  

WOW!

 

Installed this tune over the weekend, and I am kicking myself for not purchasing this earlier. My truck would hesitate and sputter out all the time, the truck was never in the right gear at lower speeds. Had the ECM re-programmed twice by chevy for updates, never made a difference. They said it was normal and the behavior was there for fuel economy.

 

After 10 minutes of programming my truck has new life. With cruise control turned off you are in performance mode, and it scream compared to before! Cruise control on puts the truck in economy mode, feels very similar to stock ( a little power gain maybe) but no more stutter at lower speeds.

 

If your truck was doing what mine was GET THIS TUNE!

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dl1071

  

I bought the 2016 Chevy Colorado about 8 months ago. I love the truck but was disappointed by the lack of power and acceleration it had. The transmission was sluggish especially the low gears they were so rough in shifting. Then I bought the Trifecta Performance Tuner. Wow! What a difference. I noticed it as soon as I backed out of the driveway. The acceleration has improved tenfold. The truck is like a brand new truck. The lower gears where I noticed the sluggish response (1100-1500rpms), was totally corrected. Chevy has done a huge disservice to its 2016 Colorado. I really cannot believe the change. All the problems with the automatic shifting and downshifting are gone. I would recommend this to anyone. If you can operate a laptop then you will have no problem downloading then uploading the Trifecta tuner.

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bcarlin_mn

  

Let me first say I'm not the guy who is really anxious to mess with factory stuff on my new truck. However I read about the tune on the Coloradofans forum and I had definitely noticed that the truck seemed sluggish in terms of acceleration considering it has 305 crank HP. In order to merge on a highway, I really had to get on the gas hard to get it to downshift and accelerate. So I got the Advantage tune. It's literally like night and day. Why it doesn't come like this from the factory is a mystery to me (I also got a 2" leveling kit which is how it should have looked from the factory!). The ECO mode feels similar to the stock mode so it's nice to have that option since the sport mode is way too much fun and makes me to drive in ways that are probably not real fuel efficient. :) Anyway it was an excellent decision to get it and easy to install. Love it.

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donoyan

  

I cannot remember how much fun a press of a single button can create.

 

1) Turn Cruise off

2) Enjoy a silky smooth transmission-the way Detroit should have done it in the first place.

3) Strap in and hang on for your dear life.

 

It's like seeing the Ying and Yang of my Colorado. I haven't had this much by pressing a button since my Pac Man Days in High School. Why did I wait so long?

 

Only request, please show some love for Apple lovers by creating an OS X compatible flash.

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jerry byerly

  

I am very pleased with the tune on my 2015 Z71 Colorado. The shift points are so much better than factory in the performance mode. In the eco I have gotten as much as 24.6 mpg in city and I zeroed for straight hwy driving and got 31 mpg. I did swap out the factory filter for a K& replacement filter.

Nice tune thanks, Jerry

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Wade Murdock

  

Phenomenal improvement after uploading the basic Trifecta software for my 2015 Colorado. Throttle lag/hesitation has all but disappeared. Every so often I'll accelerate and get some lag or a small "jerk", but no where near what GM programmed into the truck from the factory. Also, after 1500 miles of driving since I installed the Trifecta software, my gas mileage has improved by nearly 4 MPG! I am now getting 21.1 MPG in local, stop and go, short distance, neighborhood driving. ( I run home improvement business, so I go from house to house, sometimes towing a trailer) I have not had a chance to check highway mileage, but I'm certain it should improve dramatically too. I am extremely pleased with the improvements I've seen after installing the Trifecta software. Thank you!!

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4855

  

Simply unbelievable improvement. My Colorado finally performs like the Truck of the

Year. Shift points are now perfectly coordinated with the torque curve allowing me to have the power I need in daily driving without jamming the pedal to the floor. Toggle to Econ mode with the cruise control button for maximum MPG, and is still more driveable than the awful stock tune. Tow mode remains unchanged if you want it. No downside to this tune. Sorry it took me a year to find Trifecta.

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aaronk

  

On Friday night I applied the Trifecta Advantage powertrain recalibration to my 2015 Chevrolet Colorado pickup. What an amazing difference! My shifts are now properly-timed, quick, and the truck is so much more responsive and pleasurable to drive. Now with over 300 miles of driving I'm noticing another benefit -- increased MPG! Before I averaged 22 MPG. With mostly Interstate miles, driving 65-75 MPH, I'm now seeing 30 MPG. Amazing, just amazing. I was looking for better transmission performance and would have taken a minor loss in MPG to get it -- so this is a very happy surprise. I am NOT a gearhead and I don't "tinker" with my vehicles so I approached this with trepidation. However, the install was easy and trouble-free. I could not be more pleased!

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DannyT

  

I have driven this tune since October. It is remarkable. My fuel mileage has risen and the truck is so much more drivable. Happy to say the least.

Danny

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philxd

  

This tune is awesome. It REALLY wakes up the truck and no more slow throttle response - it's instant now. It really fixes the gearing as well. I highly recommend it!

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pctinkerer33

  

Very happy overall with this product. Noticeable difference in power, shifting, and gas mileage as compared to stock. Very simple installation process as long as you understand to WAIT until the installation is finished. Took less than 30 minutes. Very simple to change from performance back to "stock" tune by pressing the cruise control power button. Excellent product and excellent service thus far. Well done.

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legend1336

  

Really amazed at the difference in power with this tune. Never was a believer in tuners for gas engines before but I am a believer now. The power is greatly improved in the tune mode with 1 to 2 mpg better fuel economy in the ECO mode, which still has good power. WOT Tuning was great to work with and answered all my questions. The install was pretty simple and I like the fact that you can remove it and put your stock tune back in whenever you want. Great product!

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bishopg3

  

Totally transformed my truck's shifting performance. Turned it from a frustrating experience to a joy to drive. I am sure GM programmed the truck to get the best mileage on the EPA loop which isn't a real world driving experience. The performance mode is a hoot but ECO mode is where I think this tune is worth the cost. Shifting is improved and my mileage has increased to the point of offsetting the added cost of premium fuel. Plus with flick of a button a have more aggressive engine and transmission tuning.

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RoyDuvall

  

Absolutely worth every penny. Much better shifting pattern, throttle response, and torque. I wish Trifecta were a little more transparent with information on upcoming products and timelines, but otherwise, my experience with this purchase was flawless.

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