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redlich23 09-25-2013 07:52 PM

Ghost Cam option with Trifecta Tube
 
Hi guys!

I am sure this has been discussed before but my searching hasn't given me a real answer. Will using the ghost cam option on the trifecta tune cause damage to my engine or say my bbk high flow cats?

I turned on the ghost cam on the lowest setting and boy does it sound great. I tried it for a few minutes then turned it off in favor of doing some more research. I get mixed info from this site and others. Some say yes it will do damage over time, others say no it just makes your mpg go down.

One curious and disturbing post said it will ruin your highflow cats. That was on a mustang site but none the less. I have bbk LT headers w/ high flow cats and I don't want to ruin them or the engine for that matter.

So I wanted to see what the experience was here and what your thoughts are... If I did use the ghost cam, it would be on the lowest setting. Thanks !

mc_acoustic 09-26-2013 01:56 AM

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Originally Posted by redlich23 (Post 7036837)
Hi guys!

I am sure this has been discussed before but my searching hasn't given me a real answer. Will using the ghost cam option on the trifecta tune cause damage to my engine or say my bbk high flow cats?

I turned on the ghost cam on the lowest setting and boy does it sound great. I tried it for a few minutes then turned it off in favor of doing some more research. I get mixed info from this site and others. Some say yes it will do damage over time, others say no it just makes your mpg go down.

One curious and disturbing post said it will ruin your highflow cats. That was on a mustang site but none the less. I have bbk LT headers w/ high flow cats and I don't want to ruin them or the engine for that matter.

So I wanted to see what the experience was here and what your thoughts are... If I did use the ghost cam, it would be on the lowest setting. Thanks !


I too am curious as to the damage the ghost cam does...

menendez1293 09-26-2013 07:39 AM

I have never heard of it causing actual damage but just about everyone I know that has had it has had misfires happen.

mc_acoustic 09-26-2013 08:29 AM

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Originally Posted by menendez1293 (Post 7038003)
I have never heard of it causing actual damage but just about everyone I know that has had it has had misfires happen.


I have had it on since march, every day daily drive never turn it off.... No misfire CEL.

redlich23 09-26-2013 10:24 AM

Thanks for the responses guys!

MC_ACOUSTIC - What setting are you running on, low medium or high?

Decepticon21 09-26-2013 02:56 PM

I'm scared myself also. It seems like it would damage something.

DJ ATOMIX 09-26-2013 02:57 PM

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Originally Posted by mc_acoustic (Post 7038082)
I have had it on since march, every day daily drive never turn it off.... No misfire CEL.

I have a feeling that's where my misfire CEL is coming from. I will keep you posted.

menendez1293 09-26-2013 03:01 PM

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Originally Posted by mc_acoustic (Post 7038082)
I have had it on since march, every day daily drive never turn it off.... No misfire CEL.

Well I don't have it but am just saying what a few have told me before. I personally don't like it. Just the principle on how it works scares me.

Decepticon21 09-27-2013 06:36 AM

It retards the timing to give it the (Lope Sound) correct?

stevey_frac 09-27-2013 02:36 PM

I believe what it's doing is increasing valve overlap to the amount of valve overlap present at idle.

This shouldn't hurt anything. Might cause a stall if the RPM drops too much. Key here, is that ghost cam is only available on engines with VVT. :D

Lil' Nasty 09-27-2013 02:47 PM

When i had the GC option it was cool. Was on the mild setting and sounded sweet, until...

It started misfiring, car would barely go and had to stop into a parking lot to just clear the codes and turn off the option...This happened a few times before i finally took the whole tune off my car thankfully.

Another bad experience was when leaving the track the GC *all by itself* went from the Mild setting to Aggressive... Made my car stall and when it didnt stall didnt seem drivable...

IMO i would not suggest this option to anyone just bc of my experience... but if it works fine for you op then :headbang:

Decepticon21 09-27-2013 02:52 PM

I never had it throw a CEL, I did have it stall a time or two but no big deal on that end. It did sound amazing.

mc_acoustic 09-29-2013 12:41 AM

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Originally Posted by redlich23 (Post 7038375)
Thanks for the responses guys!

MC_ACOUSTIC - What setting are you running on, low medium or high?

High ghost cam or Agressive??? its the one that shakes the hell outta the car...

redlich23 09-29-2013 08:14 AM

LOL yeah that's the one. I am afraid to put that setting on. Car sounds like its ready to shake to pieces. I put it on the lowest setting. Still sounds good. Going to try it for awhile.

Mvp_Me 09-29-2013 08:34 AM

just got my GC put on lastnight on the agressive setting and boy do i love it! makes me feel like im in a ole school chevy. even tho i still have the stock exhaust on you can tell that the tone changes and sounds a little deeper. cant wait to get my mbrp's put on next month.

mc_acoustic 09-30-2013 02:47 AM

Yeah out of everything in the car, the ghost cam gets the most compliments.

Example: "Thats the best sounding v8 camaro i've heard"
"That v8 must guzzle gas like a bi**h"
"THAT'S A v6?!?!?... That is ONE MEAN sounding v6..."

xtreme industries 10-03-2013 11:39 AM

i run the aggressive one, only had a check engine light once. but it really doesnt shake my car all that much. does sound nice though but not as agressive as i would like.

416Camaro 10-08-2013 02:51 AM

Only problem I had is at idle; turning the GC on would sometimes shut my car off, not sure why so i jus gas it in neutral a bit to turn it on.

KalCorp 10-08-2013 08:21 AM

No issues with GC Aggressive. Had it for years :-)


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