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2017--2021 Chevrolet Colorado - 3.6L - Advantage+

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TRIFECTA presents: Chevrolet Colorado / GMC Canyon MY2017--2021 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--2021 Chevrolet Colorado / GMC Canyon performance calibration product!

In about 20 minutes, you can increase the performance, power, sport factor, and economy for your 2017--2021 Chevrolet Colorado / 2017--2021 GMC Canyon.
 
The TRIFECTA Advantage+ Powertrain Calibration for the MY2017--2021 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--2021 Chevrolet Colorado / GMC Canyon powertrain calibration software reprogramming:

While on the outside, the 2017--2021 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--2021 and GMC Canyon MY2017--2021 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--2021 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


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About 2017--2021 Chevrolet Colorado - 3.6L - Advantage+

TRIFECTA presents: Chevrolet Colorado / GMC Canyon MY2017--2021 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--2021 Chevrolet Colorado / GMC Canyon performance calibration product!

In about 20 minutes, you can increase the performance, power, sport factor, and economy for your 2017--2021 Chevrolet Colorado / 2017--2021 GMC Canyon.

 

  • The TRIFECTA Advantage+ Powertrain Calibration for the MY2017--2021 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--2021 Chevrolet Colorado / GMC Canyon powertrain calibration software reprogramming:

While on the outside, the 2017--2021 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--2021 and GMC Canyon MY2017--2021 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--2021 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

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xredjar

   5 of 5 members found this review helpful 5 / 5 members

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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mjpeterson777

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2019 ZR2 gas stock 4500miles

I purchased this truck mainly to drive the 65 miles from sea level to 4800' and then transverse another 5 miles of rough roads to my claim, every weekend. 

Before the Tune the truck was sluggish and had a terrible lag when accelerating out of a turn to maintain speed, going up the steep grades I would be 3/4 peddle and RPMs would be too high and too low. 14 MPG going up and 24 MPG down hill.

With the Trifecta Tune my truck has been literally transformed from a sluggish, RPM violent curve, wild all over the place shifting to an intelligent almost telepathic RPM/shift pattern.

The difference is astounding, I'm an old school manual transmission type of guy and the shifts with RPMs being maintained at a level that rivals high-end sports cars, I would rarely need to put hardly any peddle activation to achieve and maintain a constant speed, its as if the truck wasn't struggling at all going up hills and going into and coming out of the whiplash turns was simply exhilarating.

Kudos to the Trifecta Team on establishing such an awesome product!

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Floydfollower13

   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

The tune really made my truck what it should of been from the factory. In sport mode there is a definite power upgrade plus a more smoother transmission shifting! Definitely recommend!

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Chevis Geihsler

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I’ve had my 2018 ZR2 3.6 V6 Colorado Trifecta tuned with Advantage+ for a year and a half and about 40k miles. When I originally got the tune, it was because I hated throttle response and the shuddery feel of takeoff and 1-2 shift. The tune fixed that and added a lot of pep to the truck, especially eliminating the need to step-through-detent to get it to downshift when highway passing.

Steven and Michael have been nothing but responsive and helpful the handful of times I’ve had to correspond about getting adjustments done. We had a small glitch happen while I was requesting a recalibration to the speedometer for larger tires. After some back and forth emails, and some trial-and-error on my part, we got it sorted out communicating over the Christmas holiday. I emailed and got a response right away.

The general performance, fun factor, (in my case) fuel economy and throttle response are all welcomed. Customer service and response time has been great. Very much recommended.
 

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Matthew DiMenna

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Installed the Advantage+ tune into my 2017 Chevrolet Colorado 3.6L and the truck completely transformed into a much better performing truck.  All aspects of driving the truck has greatly improved.  The only negative is that I lost about 1 MPG in ECO mode while highway driving (91 octane).  This is a very small price to pay for an overall better truck.

 

Overall I am extremely happy with the tune!  Thank you Trifecta.

 

Regards, 

Matt

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JEFF WRIGHT

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We added the Trifecta Performance tuner in mid October to our 2018 Colorado ZR2 with 37,000 miles on it. The difference is amazing! Immediate throttle response and you can definitely feel the difference in power! This little 3.6 V6 would hurt some feelings of some of the 60's muscle cars i grew up with! If you want to increase the fun factor of your Colorado, then buy this tuner!

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Todd Doggett

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What an amazing product and awesome customer support. I thought I had given trifecta the wrong information about my speedometer reading and gear ratio. They got back with me right away and had me go ahead and install the program and see if they needed to make an adjustments. As it turns out it was perfect just the way they had set it up. The truck has power for days and the shifting is so smooth. Also the speedometer is dead on perfect!

I have a 2018 Chevy ZR2 with 34" tires and I put in Nitro 4:10 gears.

I am one happy customer.

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Russ Iverson

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Wow! I don’t know why I waited so long. I installed the Advantage + a couple weeks ago on my 18 Colorado Centennial. The process was very easy and didn’t take long at all. It completely changed the truck. It’s actually fun to drive now! I had to do a couple other upgrades to compliment the tune. I added a cold air intake and cat back exhaust. The gas mileage is up a little, would probably even be better if I wasn’t having so much fun. Overall I am super happy with Trifecta. 

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James Shultz

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Can’t get any easier. Installed May 2020. 8500 miles

Very easy to perform procedure.  Took less than ten minutes to complete process. I noticed better throttle response and awesome feel in the shifting of transmission. (Before very clunky and searching for gears). Its been close to two months since install. I use the sport mode occasionally. It will take off like a jet running down the runway. Quick response and overall better performance.

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Jeremy A

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Spectacular!! That's the only way to explain the Trifecta tune. I bought the mid level tune mainly for the tire size calibration. The tune itself was worth it the way it freed up power. Now the truck can get out of it's own way. Super easy to install, great customer service. I'd def recommend this to anyone.

2019- v6, mbrp exhaust, flowmaster cai, 5.5" zone lift, 33" AT3W. 16700 mi.

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armond.ohan

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I installed the tune this morning, left work and drove all over town. Here are my views on the Trifecta Chevrolet Colorado - 3.6L - Advantage+ for my 2019 ZR2.

The setup was super easy, I got the tuner 4 days after ordering it. Next, I sent my ECM code that the tuner read. I got my tune in a matter of hours.

I was ready to install it. Not knowing how long the flashing process was, I plugged in a trickle charger I had laying around my home to make sure I didn't experience any power outages. To be honest, it was overkill as the flash took 5 minutes tops.

Install complete! I was so excited to turn the motor on and drive it.

My first impression was the throttle is so much more responsive. Gone are the days, I would squish a sponge waiting for the engine to get the signal on a 56k dial-up modem saying go. The response and the additional powers are night and day difference to the point where you need to re-learn the pedal response as you look like a jack ass burning out trying to park lol.

On the freeway the downshifts are quick and the torque is so readily available that your traction control kicks in and throttles you down when you mash the throttle.

In a 0-60 situation, I feel the 41LB lb-ft torque on my butt dyno through the mid RPM band, and the 10whp up top. The engine sounds meaner and has enough power to get you going no matter the RPM and gear you are in.

All this was done in the sport mode. In the economy mode, you feel the same thing, but it is tamed down, and your revs don't go up as high.

But let us keep it real. I want to set the expectation clear. While everything above is correct. Don't set your expectations too high. This will not light up your tires in a cloud of smoke down the highway. Also, you may or may not feel the extra power.

What you do experience is simply better drivability. The car comes alive and is more fun to drive, the throttle response is instant. I wouldn't even consider a pedal commander after this tune. The shifts are fast and smooth. It downshifts into the perfect gear and doesn't struggle to find the right gear. To put it simply, the cars not lazy anymore.

As a gearhead, I have to give credit to Trifecta. I've owned and tuned multiple performance and daily drivers. From the new model, Mustang GT's to a BMW 550 V8 Biturbo. This is the first time I genuinely enjoy daily driving the car even more. I feel that not only did Trifecta tune this car for more power. But they completely redid the engine mapping to make this truck more fun to drive.

I am thrilled with my purchase, and I highly recommend it to anyone who is considering one.


-June 24, 2018

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Tom Bejma

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I had some experience with Trifecta on my 2013 Cruze 2LT manual so I already knew about their great customer service and reliable tune!

When I got my 2018 Colorado ZR2 back in February 2019, and coming from a 2017 Camaro SS,  I knew that a tune was going to be on my list for improved performance.  While definitely not quite there compared to the Camaro (lol!) it really woke up the Colorado!  I got the the AFM delete in Sport version and I was really surprised that my mileage still went up from stock.  You can imagine the improvements in Eco mode!  Wow - I'm well into the 20 mpg range now and when I can keep my foot out of Sport mode, I'm still at almost 20 mpg with a big grin on my face!  Forget Pedal Commanders, this tune really makes the throttle response much better!  With my Flowmaster CAI and Catback exhaust, I now have a nice little growl and a truck that can get out of it's own way!

Thanks Trifecta!

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Jetfan

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Tune was installed March 29th, 2019 on a 100% stock 2018 Colorado LT Ext Cab V6. It has a little over 4,000 miles.

I had the Torque Converter "Shudder Issue" and had the latest GM TSB 18-NA-355 performed on the 8L45 8 speed transmission. This fixed the problem but I wanted to do some preventive maintenance by installing the tune. I mainly wanted to disable AFM in all modes because of the effects it has on the transmission. The tune is solid and the transmission works like it's supposed to holding gears longer, shifting and down shifting correctly. I mainly drive in Eco Mode and the mileage is about the same which is remarkable seeing as AFM is disabled and gears are held longer.

Now I have the competitions software and have used it since 2003. It would have cost me $200.00 to get a license and another $200.00 and the loss of my vehicle for 2 weeks to be able to tune the transmission. It would have also cost me a bunch of time tuning and testing and driving illegally. I didn't have to do that! This tune does everything I wanted to do and saved me a lot of time. I have the Advantage + tune and the truck is 100% stock. I highly recommend this tune for a stock vehicle.

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Randy Taff

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Advantage + tune with AFM disabled in Sport mode

Stock - I hated the way the truck drove.

Tuned - the truck drives like it should have from the factory. Sport is a bunch of fun.

Do not wait. Do not hesitate.

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SEPHIA

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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

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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.

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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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Robert Sutton

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Fun, makes the truck fun to drive worth the investment.

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James Morgan

  

Well I waited a while to write this because I wanted to see how it did with all grades if gas and in both modes as well as how hard I stay in the pedal well I can say this is a great time I can see where some mods could be made to make it better like it is alittle rough going uphill at about 30 the acceleration is not smooth at all and exhaust sounds bad but becides for that and smoothing out the eco mode acceleration would be all I can say could make this any better and gas mileage GM driving easy in eco my best average was 32mpg and driving in sport mode is just a blast it pulls through all gears

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Akicita

  

Meets most expectations

2020 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison / V-6 / 8-Speed Auto - 33" BFG KM3 (+2 oversize from factory) - Factory Gearing -  Alu Cab Canopy Camper and Accessories (approximately 780lbs)

Miles - 12, 260

Miles driven since install 1020.00

5 Star - Customer Support

5 Star - Speedometer Calibration

3 Star - Cost 

3 Star - Performance

The Advantage Plus has met all of my expectation on ease of use, ease of installation and speedometer calibration, however has come up a little short on performance and value.  While there is a noticeable difference is throttle response and shift points there are some deficiencies that are bothersome to me in my application. The most noticeable and disappointing is the performance while using cruise control. When setting my cruise control at any speed the speed can vary as much as 4 - 5 miles an hour both under and over the set speed. This is not only annoying to me but to others traveling behind or in front of me on the same roads.  I have seen drops in fuel mileage in "economy" mode while using cruise control and without but in all fairness this could be the nature of my build not the tune.  Overall I would say the ratio of price to overall performance is average while customer support and client services are well above average. I would consider this product for a different build and vehicle but I would not recommend it for a similar vehicle or build as mine.

 

 

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JoeU

  

First thing I did after collecting the '19 Zr2 was add the Advantage + tune to the truck. I did a fly and drive and drove 500 miles or so without the tune, and now have another 1,500 miles on the truck include a 1,200 mile road trip. 

I mostly drive in the eco-mode which is so much better than the stock truck, better shifts and improved drivability. Have a buddy with a matching truck and the side by side difference in how the truck drives is very noticeable with the Trifecta being the clear choice. 

The end to end process is quick and easy. 

If you are even considering a tune, do not hesitate to add the Trifecta tune. 

 

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Masplumber

  

Awesome product. My 2019 Colorado was running pretty good but just seemed sluggish under certain conditions.After uploading tune the difference was immediately noticeable. Throttle response is pleasantly enhanced. Acceleration is smooth and transmission shift points almost unnoticeable, except under hard acceleration. The takeoff hesitation is all but gone, which was my major complaint about my Colorado. I also gained a couple mpg. That was surprising considering how aggressively I have been driving. I use the economy mode most of the time but “play” occasionally in sport mode, with auto 4 wheel turned on to keep rear wheels from too much spinning. Highly recommend this product!

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Brian Cheever

  

Tune installed June 1st 2021

2020 Colorado Crew Cab Long box Z71 

K&N Cold Air intake model 63-3104

Tested using both 89 and 91 octane fuel

21,000 miles on truck at time of tune

DO NOT WAIT to purchase this tune. The folks at Trifecta Performance have hit the nail on the head and sunk it in 1 swing. I love my Colorado. I've been wanting a Tacoma for nearly 30 years. Once I finally finished paying child support. I used the money saved to buy myself my dream truck. After test driving every type of Midsize pickup truck. I fell in love with the Colorado. It handles better, more comfortable, and much better drivability, or so I thought. I did notice that it took forever to get my truck to downshift and that slight throttle changes seemed to tax an engine that has plenty of power. I read about using a Cold Air intake and Cat-back to help get a little more throttle response and power out of the 3.6L v-6. I installed the Cold-Air intake and did get a noticeable increase in power, throttle response and sound. It still wasn't hitting where I wanted. The guys at Trifecta Performance have done their homework. The truck in sport mode wants to take off like a stallion. You can tell a huge increase in 1st gear take off. It holds the power curve by using every bit of the RPM now. My Colorado just wants to get going, even with your foot barely on the pedal. This tune makes my truck so much fun to drive, and it didn't hit my gas mileage. Before the tune I would get 15-16 MPG in city and 20-21 MPG on the highway. After the tune in Sport mode. I get 18-19 MPG in city and 22-23 MPG on Highway. This was with my foot as far down on the pedal as it would go. I am in love with my truck all over again. I love Sport mode so much. That I haven't even barely used ECO mode. I did test the Tow mode with my 4,000 lbs 19FT camp trailer. It has much better torque and the transmission actually stays in the sweet spot for torque curve. Before it would constantly need my foot all the way down to even accelerate a small amount, but after the tune in Tow mode. I barely need to hit the gas to accelerate and it has noticeably more torque. It doesn't want to shift into 8th gear at 30 MPH. Then it hits the right gear to keep the RPM between 3,000 and 4,000. I can't say enough good about what this product provides. I have only put about 400 miles on my truck since the tune, but can't seem to find a down side to any of the settings in this tune. Thank you very much for helping to make my truck so much fun. I am still gonna install a good Cat-Back since this stock truck has almost no exhaust sound and I want it to sound like a truck. Plus a 40 horse increase is gonna be great with this new tune.  I bought the Advantage+ knowing that I already have purchased a 3 inch front 2 inch back lift, but waiting for my 35,000 mile warranty to run out. I can't wait to see what the lift and bigger tires do for 4 wheeling. It will be nice to get a tune to help with speedometer and ratio adjustments. I am a very satisfied customer and I will recommend Trifecta Performance to any of my GM driving friends. My only complaint is I can't afford my Camaro SS to test their tune on. Maybe in the next couple of years. 

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jmgarcia2

  

Advantage + with AFM off in performance on with ECO

Running on 91 octane

I recently started reading about upgrades that people were doing to their Colorados on the forums site.  I’ve done most of the other upgrades already like lights, wheels, etc.  I’ve never done a tune on my vehicles and now I’m sad that I hadn’t.  After downloading this tune for my truck, I would have loved to have it done on my previous Chevys as well.  Driving over the grapevine in to Los Angeles, I certainly feel the power when I’m going up the hill.  It’s allowed me to get myself out of some pretty uncomfortable situations.  I mash on the gas, and this thing MOVES!  I love how quick the response is now.  I usually drive in ECO mode when I’m on the highway, but there have been a couple of times that I switched it off just to get in and out of traffic.  The power seems instant now.  I certainly wish I would have found this sooner. 

 

This is well worth the cost.  Love how my truck performs now and may upgrade now that I’m moving out of CA and can get an intake legally as well as an exhaust system.  058C6161-2F3B-4F9C-846D-67CB5D62B728.thumb.jpeg.40600568b8637031770ccf05f605c868.jpeg

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JVor

  

2018 Colorado ZR2 3.6L, 35's, 4.10 Gears:  The Advantage tune has been great!  Can feel significant improvement in performance (and sound of engine) in sport mode, and in eco mode it is nice to have my cruise control back.  I did have an unrelated Service 4wd error, so I removed the tune, back to the stock config, took it to the dealership, they could not determine the problem and had to work directly with Chevrolet, who step by step went through all the wiring, switches, sensors, tubes, and did not find a problem.  Then Chevrolet said to replace the Encoder Shift Actuator, and that finally solved the problem.  No tune detected, all work done under bumper to bumper warranty.

Awesome tune Trifecta!

Thanks!

PS it would be really great if you could figure a way to allow cruise control in sport mode, as well as using it in eco!

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