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2016--2018+ Chevrolet Cruze / Cruze Hatch - 1.4L Turbo Advantage

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TRIFECTA is pleased to announce the Generation II Chevrolet Cruze MY2016--2018+ 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). Specific gains over factory calibration are up to (uncorrected) 97lb-ft of torque and 59 horsepower, with peak gains showing at up to 74lb-ft of torque and 51 horsepower, with no vehicle modifications beyond the calibration.
 
The TRIFECTA Powertrain Calibration for the Generation II MY2016--2018+ Chevrolet Cruze includes a TRIFECTA flash loader.
 
Specifications of the TRIFECTA Performance Generation II MY2016--2018+ Chevrolet Cruze 1.4L turbo LE2 ECM software reprogramming:
 
-gains of up to +97 ft-lbs and +59 WHP under the curve (and +74 ft-lbs and +51 WHP peak) on 92 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 Generation II MY2016--2018+ Chevrolet Cruze 6T35 (Gen 3) 6-Speed automatic transmission TCM calibration software reprogramming:
 
-Supplementary 6T35 Gen 3 (autostop capable) 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
-Retains all factory drive modes: Drive, “L quadrant”
 
Supplementary Featureset of the TRIFECTA Performance Generation II MY2016--2018+ Chevrolet Cruze powertrain calibration software reprogramming:
 
-TRIFECTA PASM (Performance Auto Stop Mode):
 
When the cruise control subsystem is armed (via the steering wheel button), auto-stop works normally, just as it did from the factory. When the cruise control subsystem is disarmed, auto-stop events are re-calibrated with sport and performance strictly in mind (available only with vehicles equipped with cruise control from the factory).
 
Furthermore, the feature can be enabled and disabled at any time. For example:
 
If the vehicle is auto-stopped, switching the cruise control subsystem off causes the engine to restart immediately.
 
If the engine is running because no auto-stop event could occur due to the cruise control system being disabled, enabling it will cause the engine to stop immediately, provided all of the other auto-stop criteria above is met as well.
 
-TRIFECTA DSVM (Driver Selectable Vehicle Modes):
 
Modify driving profiles based on the cruise control enable setting (vehicles equipped with cruise control only)
 
Cruise Control ON (armed) = Vehicle responds to pedal input and shift logic similar to factory programming
 
Cruise Control OFF (disarmed / TRIFECTA mode) = Vehicle responds more aggressively to throttle input, shifts are optimized for performance*
 
* - Fuel economy observed in TRIFECTA mode was observed to be similar to original factory fuel economy figures assuming “regular” driving style is adhered to
 
-TRIFECTA Advanced Zoned Knock Control Algorithm:
 
Customized operating system enhancements allow for zoning of knock adaptation factors to provide superior dynamic knock detection and control. Allows for operation with improved power profiles under factory-specified minimum fuel requirements (“87 octane” – see owner's manual for full details) as well as fully optimized power with higher octane fuels.
 
Installation Notes:
 
-Estimated installation time of ~20 minutes
-Premium fuel is recommended for maximum power output, but not required
 
1.4L turbo LE2 dyno (on 92 octane pump gas) (this vehicle is a 2016--2018+ Chevrolet Cruze with the 1.4L turbo LE2 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
-Advertised gains are quoted as 'up to' and may be less for a vehicle operated at altitudes higher than near sea level.
The TRIFECTA Advantage Calibration is meant for 100% stock vehicles. No individualizations or support for parts that do not function on factory calibration (if you have such modifications, be sure to check with us prior to placing order).


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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 2016--2018+ Chevrolet Cruze / Cruze Hatch - 1.4L Turbo Advantage

TRIFECTA is pleased to announce the Generation II Chevrolet Cruze MY2016--2018+ 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). Specific gains over factory calibration are up to (uncorrected) 97lb-ft of torque and 59 horsepower, with peak gains showing at up to 74lb-ft of torque and 51 horsepower, with no vehicle modifications beyond the calibration.

 

The TRIFECTA Powertrain Calibration for the Generation II MY2016--2018+ Chevrolet Cruze includes a TRIFECTA flash loader.

 

Specifications of the TRIFECTA Performance Generation II MY2016--2018+ Chevrolet Cruze 1.4L turbo LE2 ECM software reprogramming:

 

-gains of up to +97 ft-lbs and +59 WHP under the curve (and +74 ft-lbs and +51 WHP peak) on 92 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 Generation II MY2016--2018+ Chevrolet Cruze 6T35 (Gen 3) 6-Speed automatic transmission TCM calibration software reprogramming:

 

-Supplementary 6T35 Gen 3 (autostop capable) 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
-Retains all factory drive modes: Drive, “L quadrant”

 

Supplementary Featureset of the TRIFECTA Performance Generation II MY2016--2018+ Chevrolet Cruze powertrain calibration software reprogramming:

 

-TRIFECTA PASM (Performance Auto Stop Mode):

 

When the cruise control subsystem is armed (via the steering wheel button), auto-stop works normally, just as it did from the factory. When the cruise control subsystem is disarmed, auto-stop events are re-calibrated with sport and performance strictly in mind (available only with vehicles equipped with cruise control from the factory).

 

Furthermore, the feature can be enabled and disabled at any time. For example:

 

If the vehicle is auto-stopped, switching the cruise control subsystem off causes the engine to restart immediately.

 

If the engine is running because no auto-stop event could occur due to the cruise control system being disabled, enabling it will cause the engine to stop immediately, provided all of the other auto-stop criteria above is met as well.

 

-TRIFECTA DSVM (Driver Selectable Vehicle Modes):

 

Modify driving profiles based on the cruise control enable setting (vehicles equipped with cruise control only)

 

Cruise Control ON (armed) = Vehicle responds to pedal input and shift logic similar to factory programming

 

Cruise Control OFF (disarmed / TRIFECTA mode) = Vehicle responds more aggressively to throttle input, shifts are optimized for performance*

 

* - Fuel economy observed in TRIFECTA mode was observed to be similar to original factory fuel economy figures assuming “regular” driving style is adhered to

 

-TRIFECTA Advanced Zoned Knock Control Algorithm:

 

Customized operating system enhancements allow for zoning of knock adaptation factors to provide superior dynamic knock detection and control. Allows for operation with improved power profiles under factory-specified minimum fuel requirements (“87 octane” – see owner's manual for full details) as well as fully optimized power with higher octane fuels.

 

Installation Notes:

 

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

 

1.4L turbo LE2 dyno (on 92 octane pump gas) (this vehicle is a 2016--2018+ Chevrolet Cruze with the 1.4L turbo LE2 engine) - stock wheels/tires

 

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Additional information and availability:

 

- This powertrain calibration includes a TRIFECTA powertrain calibration file specific to your vehicle and includes a flash loader device
-Advertised gains are quoted as 'up to' and may be less for a vehicle operated at altitudes higher than near sea level.
The TRIFECTA Advantage Calibration is meant for 100% stock vehicles. No individualizations or support for parts that do not function on factory calibration (if you have such modifications, be sure to check with us prior to placing order).

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Best purchase you can make for a Cruze, second only to gasoline. :)

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Saint Nick

  

I can not believe what a difference this calibration made to my Cruze! In just a few minutes it went from a mild-mannered gas saver to a car that is incredibly fun to drive. Everything feels different, from the throttle response to the torque, it feels like a completely different car than what I left the dealership with. My fuel economy averages slightly better when driving normally, and the local youngsters with mustangs and Camaros hate what it can do from a stop light. Trifecta's customer support is excellent! If you are on the fence about a calibration, do it! You will be amazed at what your Cruze can do!

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accracker

  

Awesome tune. Never thought there would be that much of an increase of power to my 2016 Cruze. Night and day difference. And the support is excellent. Every question I had they answered quickly.

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ccarson05

  

Had a ‘15 Cruze with Trifecta Mod, couldn’t live without it with that small motor. Went to a 2.0 Malibu and ran stock, the car was amazing. Traded it back to an ‘18 Cruze RS Redline and really missed the power of the 2.0. Compared to the first Cruze stock, the new LE2 motor performed better, but really not enough to make it enjoyable.

 

Purchased Trifecta Mod for the new ‘18 1.4t Cruze and — wow! Not the performance of the 2.0 Malibu, but definitely how this car should be from factory. Passing on 2 lane roads, not a problem. Highway/ On-ramp acceleration - not a problem. I still believe we can get more out of this motor with a stock setup, but I understand Trifecta peeps have their reasons for not maxing the boost out.

 

If you’re debating or looking into the benefits of this mod, stop. Buy it, you won’t regret it. Your Cruze will feel “confident” on the road.

 

Chris C.

Cincinnati, OH

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Felpa41@gmail.com

  

I truly like this tune. My Cruze drives and performs much better. I had to obtain the services of a computer guy in order to install the tune, but it was well worth the effort and the modest added cost.

 

I think my fuel mileage is at least as good as stock, maybe little better, but I'm using 93 octane gas. The added power is really remarkable and I assume this is because the car is turbocharged and the boost is higher with the tune. Shifting is much improved and optimized for performance. Throttle response is crisp and predictable. I now have complete confidence in the car when I need to merge into traffic or pass another vehicle. No more hoping for a proper downshift or worrying about the car missing a beat when I step on the accelerator to accelerate after the auto stop was engaged.

 

I really liked my Cruze before the tune, primarily because of the great fuel economy, the roomy interior (for a compact car), and its good looks. Now the car is really fun to drive and that is a real plus. Now I REALLY like my Cruze. I always look forward to driving the car now that it performs so well.

 

I heartily recommend this tune to those who enjoy a vehicle that is fun to drive.

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Dan87

  

I never really loved my Cruze too much because there was always just something missing when driving it daily to and from work. It was just a bit of a boring driver. Very mediocre power, lazy responses from the gas pedal and transmission. Then come the purchase of the Trifecta tune and MY "tune" about the Cruze has definitely changed. The tune has definitely woken the car up. Before I constantly felt like I wished the car had more power, especially in scenarios where I needed to pass someone,or merge into traffic, or entering the highway. Post tune, I no longer have any driving scenarios where I feel like I NEED more power out of the car. The power is just there, and it comes on early, and it comes on strong. The 3,000 to 4,000 RPM range is especially strong on the car after the Trifecta tune. It will put a smile on your face and is hands down the best bang for your buck upgrade. The flashing process was easy, the customer support and response times were also quick. I never went more than 24 hours before hearing back for any suggestions, questions, or concerns. Great work on this new tune for the 2016+ Cruze, I'm a fan! I run nothing but 93 octane in my Cruze and recommend that anyone else do too for best performance. I really don't think anyone would regret applying this to their Cruze. So far I have over 300 miles on the tune and loving it. The only negative I can give is that it takes a little bit to get used to the difference in how the car drives. I keep finding myself excessively speeding because it gets up to speed so much quicker.

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zippy8792

  

AWESOME,

 

I bought another great tune for my new car. This added a degree of power and certainty makes the car more fun to drive and a better merger on the freeway. The shift points are better as well and doesn't feel like it is confused anymore. I would recommend this wholeheartedly. My MPG has gotten slightly better over stock. Of course if hitting the pedal hard you may lose a bit, but much more fun. I do run 91 or better octane but I do this in all of my turbo cars. As always the support is outstanding and my questions are answered quickly. I will use these guys again and would think after trying this you will too!! Thanks for an amazing product .

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