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

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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 allows speedometer recalibration for aftermarket wheels and tires (among other certain calibration adjustments), and 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
This product is offered at a special introductory price of $329, with a future MSRP of $398.


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  • 17-Digit Vehicle Identification Number

    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.)


  • For vehicles with aftermarket wheels and tires. Actual Speed (per GPS device) when Speedometer Indicates 60mph

    Requests for raising of speed limiter require photographic evidence of speed rating on tire sidewall, submitted via Support Request.

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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 allows speedometer recalibration for aftermarket wheels and tires (among other certain calibration adjustments), and 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:

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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.

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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
This product is offered at a special introductory price of $329, with a future MSRP of $398.

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SEPHIA

  

Have logged 1800 miles on my 18 Z71 since flashing this tune. averaging 18.5-19MPG so far while in sport mode 90% of the time and a mix of city/hwy roughly 60/40. Only other mod is a K&N plenum tube and filter.

The truck is a different vehicle in sport mode! Feels much quicker, hold gears longer at partial throttle, and feels like it has a good bit more power. Much more fun to drive.

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acopenhaver50

  

I love my Advantage+ tune on my 2017 Colorado V6. The sport mode is raucous, and the eco mode shifts much closer to stock, but still feels like major gains when driving. I actually spend most of my time in eco mode. I can't say enough good things about the Trifecta, it gives the best of both worlds, so to speak, and the customer service feedback is great as well. I've had it for about a year now, and only recently came across an issue where my truck started running and shifting funny. Originally, I figured the ECU had just relearned some of its old habits, so I re-flashed the tune. It was still off, so I thought maybe we did it wrong (I have to use a friends laptop to upload it). It turns out the tune was probably fine all along, and I believe the problem was just a bad tank of gas or two, because it has sorted itself out on its own. I only mention that so if anyone else runs into something like that, they can start their potential fix by getting some different gas. Thanks again, Trifecta!

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Roy W.

  

I just finished installing a Trifecta Advantage plus tune on my 2017 Colorado 3.6 V-6 with the 8 speed automatic transmission. After providing Trifecta with the necessary vehicle ECM module info, the download was flawless . I immediately took my Colorado out for a road test and was very pleased with the change in performance. Accelerating out onto the highway it holds first and second gear a little longer than stock, and under WOT, the shifts are firmer. I was critical of my vehicle's performance at speeds around 40 mph, as when attempting to accelerate, the transmission felt like it was stuck in a higher gear and lugging until you did a forced downshift. With the Trifecta tune, the vehicle is already in a lower gear or depressing the accelerator slightly produces a almost imperceptible downshift. The extra torque the tune produces is also evident at lower speeds when a downshift is not necessary. Engaging "shift on the fly" is accomplished by turning the cruise control on and off. If driving along in Sport mode (cruise control off) and switching to Eco mode (cruise control on), the transmission will immediately shift into a higher more economical gear with a corresponding drop in rpm.

 

I would recommend this Trifecta tune for anyone seeking a performance upgrade to their 2017 Colorado V-6.

 

Roy Wires
8/1/17

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xredjar

  

Tune installed July 17th

Miles driven since: 800

Advantage + tune with AFM disabled in Sport mode

Fuel is 89 Octane

Stock 2017 Colorado Crew Cab Short Box v6

8,100 miles

 

Want to start off by saying you get what is advertised, a solid tune that improves the overall driveability and performance of the truck. Being able to change modes on the fly is one of my favorite features. No other vehicle I've tuned supported that option.

 

Eco mode is like a better version of the stock truck tune. Seems to run smoother, and a bit quicker to shift down when needed. Does not stutter/chug up hills while under load nearly as much in the 30 - 40 mph range. Only on rare occasion have I noticed it still do this. Throttle seems to be a bit less sensitive to inputs at highway speeds which is good for mileage. Mileage seems to be on par or slightly better than stock. Averaged 25 mpg in mixed driving conditions over a 455 mile run. This is how the truck should have run straight from the factory.

 

Sport mode is a whole other story. Throttle is noticeably more sensitive / progressive. Great fun, but abrupt inputs yield abrupt results. You need to get a feel for how the throttle is mapped to be smooth, but it's certainly got more pep. The truck holds first and second longer. When merging and passing you have noticeably more grunt, it drops gears and goes. Transmission shifts are very positive, what I consider firm but not harsh. I also opted to disable the AFM in Sport mode. Made sense in Sport mode to have all six cylinders working all the time.

 

In both modes, it seems that the timing and fueling changes smooth things out and add a bit of power and torque. That coupled with the improvement in the transmission logic, the tune really works well. If you ran 91 octane in it, you'd probably see even more performance out of it. It's a truck though, and I just can't justify running premium in it.

 

I feel the tune delivers on its claims, and would recommend it to anyone. I thought it had a good performance envelope for a truck in stock tune. Now, it's even better. Two solid driving modes with the ability to switch on the fly. Eco for daily driving, and Sport for when I want that extra punch. Not really any downside.

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