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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 2018--2019 Chevrolet Equinox - 2.0L Turbo - Advantage

TRIFECTA 2018+ Chevrolet Equinox
2.0L Turbo
9-speed automatic


Detailed power gains (measured at the wheels, dynojet chassis dyno)


2.0L gains: up to +48 ft-lbs torque, +49 horsepower (peak gains of up to 43 ft-lbs torque, +42 horsepower)


TRIFECTA's 2018+ Equinox recalibration is complimented by a fully developed 9-speed automatic transmission calibration to support the increased power delivery profile and to offer dramatically improved driving characteristics for everyday driving maneuvers. The complete powertrain calibration also includes ESC (Stabilitrak) program enhancements.


Specifications of the TRIFECTA Performance 2018+ Equinox ECM software reprogramming:


-Fuel economy is improved dependent on fuel grade and driving conditions
-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
-Return to stock functionality included with flash loader
-Tested on all available grades of fuel (87, 89, 91, 92, and 93 octane).


Specifications of the TRIFECTA Performance 2018+ Equinox 9-speed automatic transmission TCM calibration software reprogramming:


- "T87A" 9-speed automatic transmission controller does not need to be removed from the vehicle or "unlocked"
-Improved shift times in adverse shift patterns
-Improved shift logic - shifts are progressive and purposeful
-Does not shorten transmission life or increase cooling requirements
-Retains all OE diagnostics and TCM functionality
-Retains all OE error code reporting and functionality


Supplementary Featureset of the TRIFECTA Performance 2018+ Chevrolet Equinox powertrain calibration software reprogramming:


-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 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 are met as well.


This article discusses "PASM" in further detail:


TRIFECTA: Making Auto Stop more performance oriented. Meet Performance Auto Stop Mode.


2.0L Turbo LTG dyno (on 91 octane pump gas) (this vehicle is a 2018 Chevrolet Equinox with the 2.0L Turbo LTG engine) - stock wheels/tires




Installation Notes:


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


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


- 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).

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


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I received the 2.0T Equinox tune today.  I had just finished installing it in my wife's car when she came into the garage.  I took her for a test drive.   OH MY WORD.  The tires (Front Wheel Drive) were chirping in 1st gear.   We both looked at each other in shock.  At the next stop sign, I punched it again and sure enough, the tires spun all of first gear.   Major difference.  I had driven the Equinox the other day, and it wasn't even close to chirping.  

This is my 4th vehicle tuned by Trifecta.  All previous tunes have been stick.  This is my first automatic.   All thumb's up again.

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I'm a 1st time Trifecta customer, but was so confident in the reviews of their products that I ordered the tune even before taking delivery of my wife's 2019 Equinox AWD Premier.  I fully expected the vehicle to be quick once it was flashed, but this little grocery-getter is now quite the rocket ship!  Even in AWD mode, it barks the tires on dry pavement and the transmission tune shifts very decisively without being harsh or overly firm.  Other than the calibration from Trifecta, the only other additions to the Equinox are a PTP turbo blanket and reflective wrap on the intake pipe coming out of the intercooler.  I have owned a number of tuned GM vehicles and have ZERO regrets finally having one tuned by Trifecta.  I'm sure to be a returning customer, as my teenager is now jealous that his Cadillac ATS 2.0t no longer keeps up with his mother's soccer-mom SUV!

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All i can say is Wowwwww!!!  This tune with the AWD 9 speed trans is sick.  It will still break loose in AWD mode on dry pavement.  When i put it in FWD mode it will spin the tires for days.  I have pulled away on cars that the NOX has no business running against.  I have had 4 cars Tuned by Trifecta and will not have any other company do my tunes.

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