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2018--2020 Buick Regal - 2.0L Turbo - Advantage

(14 reviews)
$498.00
TRIFECTA 2018--2019+ Buick Regal Sportback / Avenir / TourX
2.0L Turbo
8-speed and 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--2019+ Regal recalibration is complimented by a fully developed 8-speed (TourX) and 9-speed (Sportback/Avenir) automatic transmission calibration to support the increased power delivery profile and to offer dramatically improved driving characteristics from everyday driving maneuvers. The complete powertrain calibration also includes ESC (Stabilitrak) program enhancements.

Specifications of the TRIFECTA Performance 2018--2019+ Regal 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).


TRIFECTA Driver Selectable Vehicle Modes (DSVM):
Modify driving profiles based on the cruise control enable setting (vehicles equipped with cruise control only)
Standard Mode:  Cruise Control ON (armed) = Vehicle responds to pedal input and shift logic similar to factory programming
TRIFECTA Sport Mode:  Cruise Control OFF (disarmed) = Vehicle responds more aggressively to throttle input, shifts are optimized for performance
 

TRIFECTA Performance Auto Stop Mode (PASM):
Allows the driver to enable a performance-oriented auto-stop mode which, in most cases, inhibits auto-stop from enabling for improved performance character, when desired (triggered by the cruise control arming button)
 
Specifications of the TRIFECTA Performance 2018--2019+ Regal 8-speed (TourX) and 9-speed (Sportback/Avenir) automatic transmission TCM calibration software reprogramming:
-Regal Sportback/Avenir models with 9-Speed automatic transmission w/ T87A transmission control module (TCM) DO NOT require the TCM to be removed from the vehicle and mailed in to be "UNLOCKED".
-TourX models include industry exclusive support for 8-Speed Aisin AF50-8 transmission (RPO: MRC)
-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
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).


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About 2018--2020 Buick Regal - 2.0L Turbo - Advantage

TRIFECTA 2018--2019+ Buick Regal Sportback / Avenir / TourX
2.0L Turbo
8-speed and 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--2019+ Regal recalibration is complimented by a fully developed 8-speed (TourX) and 9-speed (Sportback/Avenir) automatic transmission calibration to support the increased power delivery profile and to offer dramatically improved driving characteristics from everyday driving maneuvers. The complete powertrain calibration also includes ESC (Stabilitrak) program enhancements.


Specifications of the TRIFECTA Performance 2018--2019+ Regal 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).



TRIFECTA Driver Selectable Vehicle Modes (DSVM):

Modify driving profiles based on the cruise control enable setting (vehicles equipped with cruise control only)

Standard Mode:  Cruise Control ON (armed) = Vehicle responds to pedal input and shift logic similar to factory programming

TRIFECTA Sport ModeCruise Control OFF (disarmed) = Vehicle responds more aggressively to throttle input, shifts are optimized for performance
 


TRIFECTA Performance Auto Stop Mode (PASM):

Allows the driver to enable a performance-oriented auto-stop mode which, in most cases, inhibits auto-stop from enabling for improved performance character, when desired (triggered by the cruise control arming button)
 

Specifications of the TRIFECTA Performance 2018--2019+ Regal 8-speed (TourX) and 9-speed (Sportback/Avenir) automatic transmission TCM calibration software reprogramming:

-Regal Sportback/Avenir models with 9-Speed automatic transmission w/ T87A transmission control module (TCM) DO NOT require the TCM to be removed from the vehicle and mailed in to be "UNLOCKED".
-TourX models include industry exclusive support for 8-Speed Aisin AF50-8 transmission (RPO: MRC)
-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

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).

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  • $20.00 - Ground (1-5 days)
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  • FREE - I already own a Black TRIFECTA EZ Flash cable. (Cable must have TRIFECTA logo sticker. Black Cable ONLY. )

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  • Size
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  • Weight
    1 lb

Sdeming

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

This is the second vehicle that I’ve used trifecta for and I’ve been tremendously happy with both so far, with the first vehicle holding strong 5 years later. The tune for the Buick makes an absolute world of difference. While I loved the car I was frustrated with auto shift points, manual shift reaction and throttle reaction. The tune completely turned the wagon into a peppy little rocket that responds immediately to everything I’ve asked of it. Although I have noticed an uptick in mpg’s, it was not a priority for me when originally purchasing. Extremely happy with the results, absolutely worth it. 

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Box

  

Very happy with this tune. I tune every car I have, and this is the slowest car I've purchased in a long time, so I was back and forth on whether it was worth it. I wanted to get Auto Start/Stop turned off because it's garbage and heard nothing but good things about this tune, so I went for it. Car was pretty slow and boring before, it's now surprisingly fun to drive. No Auto Start/Stop, more passing power, and enough for when you just want to have some fun. This tune makes it a completely different car. On top of the power increase, the changed shift points only make it better. The only thing I have noticed that I am not a huge fan of is when accelerating from a stop it seems to hang on to 2nd gear a little too long before shifting. This is under slow/normal acceleration. Highly recommend this for anyone considering. Makes it a completely different car!

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dirtyscab

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

Overall very satisfied with the tune. It's close to a 5/5 rating.

I like that the "stock" calibration is retained when cruise is activated. It lets you manually activate auto start/stop when it's appropriate instead of the stock tune wanting to kill the engine if you're stopped for a nanosecond. You paid for the beefed up starter and expensive batteries, may as well use the system a bit. I've never seen auto stop activate with the Trifecta tune active, so I'm not sure what criteria must be met for it to actually occur. Seems like a straight delete would make more sense.

Doesn't really feel any faster in a 0-60 type scenario. It's a heavy car so that's to be expected. I only mention it to temper your expectations. I had a +40 horsepower tune on my Fiat 500 Abarth and that made a night-and-day rocketship difference, but that's on a car over a half-ton lighter. I'm sure the Buick is measuredly faster, but with AWD and a smooth automatic the power is put down with no drama and not much extra sense of speed. The extra power is more noticeable at higher speeds.

The transmission tuning is much improved. Stock tune wants to grab 8th gear and never let go, then reluctantly kick down and snap your neck with a surge of power. Trifecta tune is much more liberal with downshifting and delivering power in medium-throttle everyday applications. Sometimes it feels like it holds a gear too long though. In some steady, medium throttle scenarios it'll hold a gear and slowly rev out to 3500-4000 RPM. It's supposed to be a sport tune, so holding revs is good, but the throttle input threshold for the tune to provide early/lazy shifts in casual driving and holding the gear seems it could be tuned better. This is obviously solved by toggling the "stock" tune on with cruise control but I like to leave it in sport mode so full power is one foot stomp away, not buried under modes.

The car seems to shift into Drive much smoother. On the stock tune I'd had to shift to Drive and wait a beat, otherwise it would lurch into first gear. Now I can shift to Drive and take my foot off the brake and much more gracefully cruise away.

The installation process was easy, but a little clunky. The OBDII cable had to be received first and ECM information sent to Trifecta for the tune to be delivered. This wasn't mentioned on the store page, or at least I didn't notice. This isn't their fault as they didn't design the ECM, just noteworthy. Just means extra fiddling around with the laptop in the car and interacting with the ECM, which is a bit nerve-wracking for a novice. Also means if you're impatient and overnight the cable you might still be waiting a little extra. The provided instructions were easy to understand (for someone proficient with computers at least) and support staff responded very quickly. I got my calibration file sent to me the same day I sent them my ECM information.

Response from the author:

Thank you for the earnest feedback!

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CapnPZazz

  

While I just got my Trifecta tune installed on my 2018 Buick Regal Tourx, from the 30 or 40 minutes of running errands (in-town and highway) there is definitely a big difference both in acceleration and shifts.  Just as the other reviews stated, the acceleration has quicker response and is smoother.  Seems to have shaved a few seconds from the slow rolling type of acceleration to 60mph.  From a standing stop the acceleration is also much better, but it is definitely not a dragster.  While moving above 30ish mph is where this tune really shines. When you want to pass or accelerate onto the freeway the car just wants to go.  In almost no time and before you know it you are at triples 😃  The transmission shifts are crisper and gears last longer before shifting to the next one.  This tune is definitely worth the money, and puts an ear-to-ear grin on my face.  Two thumbs up, and a one big toe up from a lead foot too ;) 

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Charles Freeman

   2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

The Trifecta tune gave my 2018 Tour X (Roadmaster Lite) a wake up call. Much better throttle responce, transmission reacts quicker and as a bonus it got rid of that damned ASS (auto stop start). I'm a repeat customer; first used Trifecta on my Chevy HHR SS 2.0 Turbo. (It gave that car a major kick in the butt). Just so you know I'm not some youngster playing with E-Bay crap I'm a 75 year old gearhead looking for better overall performance. These guys know their stuff!

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tjpdeb_56718

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

2019 Buick Regal TourX 2.0 Turbo calibration...

For less than $500 you get 40+ hp, improved throttle response & gear shifts. Plus, it get's rid of the annoying auto stop. If you want the car to return back to stock with the stupid auto stop,  just arm the cruise control. 

Instructions were straight fwd...less than 20 min & you're all set. Immediately noticed the difference as soon as I turned off my street to the main road. Trifecta was prompt getting back to me on any questions I had. Very happy.   

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matt.murdock80_56882

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

First of all I will say I very seldom write reviews. I purchased the advantage calibration for my 2018 Buick Regal Sportback. The Buick was sporty enough from the factory but I HATED the Auto-Stop function that GM so thoughtfully forced upon me (with no way to disable it) so I was looking to the aftermarket for a solution. I visited a local performance shop and heard about the auto stop delete I could get from Trifecta. When I saw the Advantage Calibration I couldn't resist. I'm very happy with the improved performance and shifting. And for the money spent I don't think there is any other way to gain 25+hp and Torque! 

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Xiao

  

Definitely feel increase in power; car is transformed from feeling spritely to feeling like a performance car. Also appreciate that the auto stop-start is defeatable. Best of all, the tune is idiot-proof...be sure to hold the start button for 10 seconds like it says.

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paragon29er_55987

   2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

This product is CRAZY!  Trex stock was fun, fast (ish) and good enough for everyday use. I honestly find myself driving with the tune off most of the time because if I don't, I feel myself driving like an STI owner.  If you get this, I would highly suggest upgrading your tires and brakes.  I promise those corners will come at you A LOT faster than before.  If my next car is covered by Trifecta, I'll be buying again. 

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Matt Devries

   2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

After hearing about all the positive results from the group on Facebook I made the leap. It made the car 10x more fun to drive. Shifts are confident and throttle response is snappy. Extremely happy with the purchase!

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Eric Miller

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

Bought this for my TourX. Shift patterns are way better, and at speed acceleration is far more noticeable.  Definitely makes the car way more fun to drive.  Worth the price and would do it again. 

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Juergen Holzner

   2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

Have the tune installed for the last 5 months. Cannot comment on the fuel economy since I installed the tune within a week of getting the car and installed bigger tires. I am not sure how reliable the onboard computer is, but in mixed traffic it indicates about 25mpg in average since the tune is loaded. I like how responsive the car is and the longer gears. Makes the car overall more fun to drive. Trifecta service was great since I experienced some trouble during the first load. I like that Trifecta offers continuous support and will let you know when there is an updated file available (wondering what the current August 2020 update is about).

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TourX Dad

   4 of 4 members found this review helpful 4 / 4 members

Didn't know what to expect...but pleasantly surprised!  While I definitely noticed a difference off the line with quicker acceleration and better throttle mapping (tune holds the gears longer but still shifts smoothly), where I really noticed the difference was at freeway speeds.  When wanting to pass another vehicle or merge onto the freeway, the cIMG_3579.thumb.JPG.82df5153fe02eec1f52dbe6edfb3f172.JPGar's acceleration is much, much stronger!  I could be going 50-60, pass another vehicle, and before you know it I'm going 90+.  Since the shifts are still smooth and the TourX's ride is already good, you don't even notice how quickly you've accelerated.  Highly recommend.  Super easy to install and when I had a question about installation, Trifecta was quick to get back with me and guide me in the right direction.

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cwb0711

   3 of 3 members found this review helpful 3 / 3 members

Consistent with other Trifecta tunes I've had, this one for my 2018 Regal TourX has transformed the driving experience. Much better throttle response overall, and especially at freeway speeds. The tune has improved the shift characteristics dramatically; lower gears are held longer during moderate acceleration around town. Once in a higher gear, a slight blip on the throttle gets a decisive response. Tip in is smooth. Much easier to modulate at all vehicle speeds. Excellent, smooth acceleration when needed. Fuel economy is very good, though I have no real reference since I switched to winter tires right after I bought the car. Even so, I think 25 or so around town and around 30 on the freeway in winter is good for a larger car like this. Very smooth and responsive overall, with much improved performance, while retaining the Buick's serene nature while cruising, that's an accomplishment. Highly recommended.

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Kevin Kelly

   2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

If Buick had this tune from the factory, they would still be making the Tour-x.

Could use better u tube support.

 

 

Response from the author:

Thank you for the feedback Kevin!

While we may sometimes monitor messages posted or sent through channels such as YouTube, official support is offered only through our website, via https://www.trifectaperformance.com/support

We hope you enjoy your TourX as much as we do ours!

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