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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+ Buick Encore Sport Touring - 1.4L Turbo (LE2) - Advantage

TRIFECTA is pleased to announce the Buick Encore Sport Touring MY2016--2018+ vehicle software recalibration (reflash) for vehicles utilizing the 1.4L turbo (LE2) engine with either the 6 speed automatic transmission (6T40 / RPO:MNH). 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 Buick Encore Sport Touring MY2016--2018+ includes a TRIFECTA flash loader.


Specifications of the TRIFECTA Performance Buick Encore Sport Touring MY2016--2018+ 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 Buick Encore Sport Touring MY2016--2018+ 6T40 (Gen 3) 6-Speed automatic transmission TCM calibration software reprogramming:


-Supplementary 6T40 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 Buick Encore Sport Touring MY2016--2018+ 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
- Powertrain calibrations currently exist for North American vehicles only, with more regions to follow
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).

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

Marcelo Veiga



Today I tried the calibration in my car and would like to pass my first impressions. The car changed from water to wine. I noticed that the accelerator pedal got the perfect sensitivity. I also noticed that the car keeps pushing hard until 4000 rpm and I also felt the change in the automatic change that the gearshifts were faster. I would like to emphasize that the calibration worked perfectly with the flex engine used in Brazil or only with hydrated alcohol sold in Brazil. I just got compliments to my calibration and the ability to turn off the start stop.



Marcelo Veiga

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