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    Must be exactly 17 digits, 9th digit must be 0--9 or 'X', and cannot contain characters 'I', 'O', or 'Q'.

    We recommend acquiring the VIN directly from the vehicle's VIN Plaque on the dash, or the certification label in the door jamb since insurance and service documents are sometimes incorrect.

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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 2017--2018+ Chevrolet Colorado - 3.6L - Advantage

TRIFECTA presents: Chevrolet Colorado / GMC Canyon MY2017--2018+ Powertrain Calibration Reprogramming

As the established industry leading aftermarket calibration product for the 2015-2016 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon, TRIFECTA is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the MY2017--2018+ Chevrolet Colorado / GMC Canyon performance calibration product!

In about 20 minutes, you can increase the performance, power, sport factor, and economy for your 2017--2018+ Chevrolet Colorado / 2017--2018+ GMC Canyon.

  • The TRIFECTA Advantage Powertrain Calibration for the MY2017--2018+ Chevrolet Colorado includes a TRIFECTA flash loader

Key Features of the TRIFECTA Performance MY2017--2018+ Chevrolet Colorado / GMC Canyon powertrain calibration software reprogramming:

While on the outside, the 2017--2018+ trucks look the same (save for a red V6 on the tailgate), underneath the hood, its a totally new truck. Sporting an application-specific 3.6L V6 of the new HFV6 generation (read more about the differences here: TRIFECTA: We love the Colorado/Canyon. We love the 2017 model even more.) and 8 speed automatic transmission, our engineers had to start from scratch in building the successor to the already best-in-class product for the 2015-2016 Chevrolet Colorado / GMC Canyon.

Dyno-proven gains in power

Using a chassis dynamometer, TRIFECTA has established proven gains in torque and horsepower!

3.6L LGZ dyno graph(on 91 octane pump gas) (this vehicle is a 2017 GMC Canyon CrewCab 2LT with a 3.6L LGZ engine) - stock wheels/tires:


Telemetry-proven gains in acceleration

Using professional grade industry-standard telemetry equipment, TRIFECTA has also established proven gains of up to .5 seconds in 0-60MPH acceleration times versus the factory calibration through power gains, throttle ramp rates, and shift schedule optimization.


Driver Selectable Vehicle Modes (also known as “DSVM” or “Shift-on-the-fly”):

The ability to change the driving behavior of a truck has always been of great interest to the truck community. TRIFECTA exclusively offers the ability to change between three driving modes, on the fly. Three profiles offered: Sport, Eco, and Tow/Haul
Sport mode offers aggressive pedal response, more progressive downshifts, extended shift points (selected when cruise control system is disarmed)
Eco mode offers economy-centric pedal response and shift points (selected when cruise control system is armed)
Tow/Haul offers the factory tow/haul mode (selected when tow/haul button is pressed / mode engaged)

Accelerator Pedal Detent Delete (Sport Mode):

The LGZ-equipped vehicles, along with most other trucks equipped with an 8 speed automatic transmission have a “detent” at the bottom of the accelerator pedal travel. On the factory calibration, the driver must consciously press through this detent in order to achieve maximum acceleration and full downshifting. While in TRIFECTA's SPORT mode, maximum acceleration and full downshifting can be achieved without passing the detent. This allows for a level of throttle modulation during sporty driving maneuvers not possible on the factory calibration.

TRIFECTA Performance Active Fuel Management (PAFM) (Advantage+ or Elite package)

The LGZ offers V6/V4 mode. GM has succeeded in making V6/V4 transitions (AFM, or Active Fuel Management as GM calls it) extremely smooth, such that in most cases they can't be noticed. However, some customers may have exhaust or other modifications that cause the truck to produce an undesirable exhaust note while in V4 mode. TRIFECTA exclusively offers three options with regard to adjusting AFM parameters with this product:

  • AFM available/active in all drive modes (default)
  • AFM disabled in Sport mode
  • AFM disabled entirely

Advantage+ and Elite customers may request AFM behavior changes when ordering their product.

Optimum shifting improvements for your transmission – without “unlocking” the TCM

The LGZ equipped vehicles come mated to an 8 speed automatic transmission (8L45). A TRIFECTA exclusive-feature allows recalibration of the transmission's behaviors WITHOUT requiring an expensive, and inconvenient “unlocking” service.

Specifications of the TRIFECTA Performance Chevrolet Colorado MY2017--2018+ and GMC Canyon MY2017--2018+ 3.6L LGZ ECM software reprogramming:

  • Gains of up to +41 ft-lbs and +28 WHP under the curve (and +18 ft-lbs and +10 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
  • TRIFECTA Octane Adaptive MKIII featureset will bias for lower octane fuels (multi dimensional airflow knock zoning and timing decay tables, not just high/low)

Specifications of the TRIFECTA Performance MY2017--2018+ Chevrolet Colorado / GMC Canyon 8L45 8-Speed automatic transmission TCM calibration software reprogramming:

  • Supplementary 8L45 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

Additional information and availability:
Powertrain calibrations currently exist for North American vehicles only, with more regions to follow
This powertrain calibration includes a TRIFECTA powertrain calibration file specific to your vehicle and includes a flash loader device

Shipping Options

Shipping options and prices may vary depending on the total value of your order. Your final shipping price will be determined at checkout.

Options shown are based on your estimated location.

  • $15.00 - Ground (United States) (1-5 days)
  • $40.00 - 2nd Business Day (M-F, No Sat/Sun Delivery, US Only) (2 business days)
  • $80.00 - Next Business Day (M-F, No Sat/Sun Delivery, US Only) (1 business day)
  • FREE - I already own an EZ Flash cable. (Cable must have TRIFECTA logo sticker)

Shipping Size

  • Size
    8.69 in × 5.44 in × 1.75 in
  • Weight
    1 lb



Here's my review of the Trifecta Advantage Tune. Download went fine and smooth. I used my laptop and install went smooth as well, just like in the example video. Flash cable looks to be of good quality. Now for the performance....This thing is sooo cool and that you can change modes on the fly. In "Perf." mode, transmission shift points are held a bit, just like in the description. Throttle response is amazing, instantaneous, and perfect. I don't know how they do it but it's very nice, kudos! Also it feels to have a little better acceleration, and firmer shifts. Day and night difference between the two modes. "Eco" mode, I would have to say seems more like stock, also seems to be not as eager to downshift as easily, which is nice for casual driving. Definitely worth the $344 invested. I also have an S&B cold air intake kit and next year I'm hoping to be installing a Mallet full exhaust system. BTW, she's a 2018 Colorado Midnight ZR2 Thanks for reading my review.

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2017 Chevy Colorado, Z71, 3.6L V6. Purchased my Colorado new, in October of 2017. Added flowmaster exhaust, cold air intake, and a tonneau cover (Bakflip, highly recommend). My truck was still missing something. That's when I stumbled upon Tunes, and Trifecta is renowned for their tunes and the huge difference it can make for a stock vehicle. They're not wrong. Prior to flashing my ECM/TCM Colorado always seemed to not be able to reach its full potential. Something was holding it back. The 8 speed transmission was a great improvement over the 6 speed of yesteryear but its like the truck didn't really know how to use it. This tune fixed all of that. In ECO mode, you barely notice shifts. It's a silky smooth ride and I'm sure this will lead to better fuel economy, although I haven't had it installed long enough to gage. In sport mode though, WOW. The power is there. The tune really allowed my truck's 3.6L to open up and accelerate. It's fun every once in a while, but I mostly drive around in ECO mode and enjoy a smooth shifting, efficient truck. Best 300 dollars I've spent upgrading this truck. After the tune, you really feel like you're getting everything you can out of your truck.

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Although I was happy with the stock setup on my truck, I was looking for some performance gains and a little more aggressive downshifts when passing. After ordering the tune, I received the connector cable within 2 days. I sent back the requested info and the tune was available for me to download later that day. My first attempt at programming failed with an error code. I emailed the support team (who responded very quickly) and was told it was probably a corrupt download file and to try downloading it again. Sure enough, the second time worked perfectly and within 20 minutes my ECM was reprogrammed and ready to go. I really like the ability to change the mode from Eco to Sport. When sport mode is engaged, the difference is very apparent. Shifting is much more aggressive and you barely have to push down on the pedal for the truck to take off. it's like a beast has been awakened. I am really impressed with what they were able to do with this tune and would recommend it to anyone looking to give their truck that extra oomph.

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