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2013--2015 Chevrolet Malibu / 2016 Malibu Limited - 2.5L - Advantage

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TRIFECTA presents: Chevrolet Malibu (LCV/LKW) MY2013+ Powertrain Calibration Reprogramming
 
This release post is a presentation of the software engineering capabilities of TRIFECTA Performance: TRIFECTA presents a complete powertrain power delivery profile recalibration for the MY2013+ Chevrolet Malibu LCV/LKW engine and corresponding 6T40 automatic transmission reprogramming. The TRIFECTA Performance Chevrolet Malibu 2.5L LCV/LWK MY2013+ powertrain calibration is an easy to install software performance recalibration with an included flash loader device that will yield gains of up to +25 ft-lbs @ 6500 RPM and +35 WHP @ 6500 RPM (Peak vs peak gains of up to +1 ft-lbs and +6 WHP) to a completely stock Chevrolet Malibu 2.5 (LCV/LKW) MY2013+.
 
Specifications of the TRIFECTA Performance Chevrolet Malibu MY2013+ 2.5 (LCV/LKW) ECM software reprogramming:
 
-gains of up to +25 ft-lbs @ 6500 RPM and +35 WHP @ 6500 RPM under the curve (Peak vs peak gains of up to +1ft-lb and +6 WHP)
-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 MY2013+ Chevrolet Malibu 6T40 6-Speed automatic transmission TCM calibration software reprogramming:
 
-Supplementary 6T40 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
 
Installation Notes:
 
-Estimated installation time of ~20 minutes
-Premium fuel is recommended for maximum power output, but not required
 
2.5 LKW dyno graph (on 91 octane pump gas) (this vehicle is a 2014 Chevrolet Malibu with a 2.5 LKW 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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    The VIN must be acquired from the VIN plaque on the dash, or the certification label on the B-pillar. (Not an insurance card or other document.)


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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).

    If you are not sure whether your hardware is compatible with TRIFECTA Advantage, please Contact Us for assistance!

About 2013--2015 Chevrolet Malibu / 2016 Malibu Limited - 2.5L - Advantage

TRIFECTA presents: Chevrolet Malibu (LCV/LKW) MY2013+ Powertrain Calibration Reprogramming

 

This release post is a presentation of the software engineering capabilities of TRIFECTA Performance: TRIFECTA presents a complete powertrain power delivery profile recalibration for the MY2013+ Chevrolet Malibu LCV/LKW engine and corresponding 6T40 automatic transmission reprogramming. The TRIFECTA Performance Chevrolet Malibu 2.5L LCV/LWK MY2013+ powertrain calibration is an easy to install software performance recalibration with an included flash loader device that will yield gains of up to +25 ft-lbs @ 6500 RPM and +35 WHP @ 6500 RPM (Peak vs peak gains of up to +1 ft-lbs and +6 WHP) to a completely stock Chevrolet Malibu 2.5 (LCV/LKW) MY2013+.

 

Specifications of the TRIFECTA Performance Chevrolet Malibu MY2013+ 2.5 (LCV/LKW) ECM software reprogramming:

 

-gains of up to +25 ft-lbs @ 6500 RPM and +35 WHP @ 6500 RPM under the curve (Peak vs peak gains of up to +1ft-lb and +6 WHP)
-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 MY2013+ Chevrolet Malibu 6T40 6-Speed automatic transmission TCM calibration software reprogramming:

 

-Supplementary 6T40 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

 

Installation Notes:

 

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

 

2.5 LKW dyno graph (on 91 octane pump gas) (this vehicle is a 2014 Chevrolet Malibu with a 2.5 LKW 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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douglaseb

  

I written this review almost 3 years after Installing the tune from Trifecta. What a difference! This tune make this car a pleasure to drive. It drives like a V8.

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2023matt

  

It took me a few week to bring myself to buy this tune, but now that I have it installed all I can say is wow.... just wow. This is the best money I have spent on my car! I have driven sport cars over the years and this tune makes the 2.5L really feel like a sports car!

To anyone who is on the fence on whether or not to buy this like I was, buy the tune. It is well worth the money!!!

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kingluv83

  

Awesome Product! I recommend this to anyone. I already have 3 friends that are going to buy. Great job everyone at Trifecta Tune! :D

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senarj88

  

The car has top end now and the throttle is a lot more responsive. Thanks for the great tune!

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Lalo702

  

Tune came out great easy to install easily feel the difference the car feels more free :)

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Immortal

  

Man....this tune is beautiful. I've had it for about a week now and my my my the car just goes in the first gears. I had to really let my foot off the gas and retrain my foot to not be so heavy. Really drives like a completely different car....Almost like a sports sedan. Really great work!! Anyone not sure about getting is....It should be the first performance mod you pick up!

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sins

  

Just received my software and uploaded the tune. Feels way better than stock. I am one happy customer.

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Mjohn3006

  

I have a 2014 Maibu LTZ with the 2.5 engine. Being LTZ it has factory dual exhaust, and I installed a K&N Typhoon cold air intake on it. Before the Trifecta tune I was pretty happy with the car, it was a family sedan with teeth, after it feels like a sports car in a sedan body. The soft shifting has changed to snaps. The shift points are very agressive in moderate acceleration, if floored the shfit points are long and mean. It is fantastic! Better than I expected. It feels like a different car.

 

A friend of mine traded his Corvette in for a Jaguar F-type R and he was amazed with my Malibu. He actually thinks the shifting on my malibu is nicer than his $100K F-type. Obviously I don't come even close to him in just about everything else, but this friend was VERY impressed with what the Trifecta did to my "family car".

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mesaman

  

WOW !!!!!

 

The best money I've ever spent on an car. Not only did I get more power, my gas mileage has gone up about 20%.

 

Thank you.

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GaryssHTX

  

Been running this tune for a few weeks now and have put a ton of miles on it and this tune is amazing! Throttle is so responsive and top end power pulls strong. Bottom end also feels great as well, absolutely love the tune!

 

Also have the K&N CAI installed.

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cyiam43

  

I have had this tune on my 2013 Chevy Malibu for several weeks now.  All I can say is WOW!!!  This tune and transmission tune is outstanding.  You literally have to retrain yourself on how to drive the car because it is so responsive now.  I love it and it's so much faster now.  I do have the K&N CAI for this car installed but stock exhaust.  I run 93 octane.  The car is so much more fun to drive now...it is hard to explain unless you have a Malibu and then install the tune and drive it.  You will experience an incredible change and it will put a huge smile on your face!

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