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Old 05-20-2013, 02:26 PM   #18
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I'm starting to have some doubts about the Trifecta. It seems about a 60-40 lean towards it not being worth the money. Every other thread I read about it, people say both ways. I don't know if it's worth the hassle. I could go with the Hypertech that would give me tunings for my vararam and transmission shift points, for less money, but when I add the ported throttle body, it doesn't appear to offer any kind of tuning for that. Is that going to make a big difference?
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Old 05-20-2013, 02:49 PM   #19
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Is your comment regarding the LLT specifically? From what I recall seeing, tunes on the LLT were getting about 15 HP, but on the LFX they were pushing 30 HP.

Not questioning your statement's validity, just trying to clarify. I have no experience with any of the available tunes, but may look to tune eventually.
My comment was in regards to the LLT. Thanks to its lock tight Bosch ECU it has made it very difficult to have many tune options. While the Trifecta will deliver a slight HP increase the IPF has been shown to have a higher performance increase. Since the LFX has a Delphi ECU it has made tuning on them much much easier.
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I'm starting to have some doubts about the Trifecta. It seems about a 60-40 lean towards it not being worth the money. Every other thread I read about it, people say both ways. I don't know if it's worth the hassle. I could go with the Hypertech that would give me tunings for my vararam and transmission shift points, for less money, but when I add the ported throttle body, it doesn't appear to offer any kind of tuning for that. Is that going to make a big difference?
You shouldn't need a tune/re-tune for a ported throttle body. That is a pretty simple and straight forward mod
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Old 05-20-2013, 02:58 PM   #21
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You shouldn't need a tune/re-tune for a ported throttle body. That is a pretty simple and straight forward mod
So the hypertech should give me everything I need and possibly save a few bucks? And will never need a cable? Sounds like the best option, unless there's something that I'm missing.
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Old 05-20-2013, 07:33 PM   #22
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Hypertech is the tune that never ever gets talked about, and I think that is because it is the most "canned" like tune and because of that got written off. Heck...even I never considered it. Now I'm thinking twice about that.

A member here with one of the most successful 1/4 mile times for a bolt on V6 ran that tune and seemed pretty happy with it.

I don't believe the Hypertech covers LT headers, but otherwise, I think you would be good to use it.
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Old 05-20-2013, 10:20 PM   #23
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I've loved my trifecta tune. Going from stock tune to my original trifecta tune is a big difference. No dyno to prove it, but the car just pulls better
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Old 05-20-2013, 11:34 PM   #24
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Every car reacts different in all aspects of modding for power. None will feel or seem the same. I noticed a big difference when I got my Trifecta tune before FI on my M6 with no trans tune. I have done in the past the tuned to stock then back to tuned deal. And I noticed a difference. So engines are weaker than others while others are stronger, it's the luck of the purchase with GM lol!
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Found a local trifecta tuner, so may not need the cable to begin with. But I'd still like to get one for logging or future upgrades
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So the hypertech should give me everything I need and possibly save a few bucks? And will never need a cable? Sounds like the best option, unless there's something that I'm missing.
When I was looking at the Hypertech tune I didn't find it cheaper than the Trifecta....unless you paid full price for the ezflash cable. Maybe you found a cheaper place than I did??
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Old 05-21-2013, 09:44 PM   #27
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When I was looking at the Hypertech tune I didn't find it cheaper than the Trifecta....unless you paid full price for the ezflash cable. Maybe you found a cheaper place than I did??
The hypertech at auto anything is 284 right now with a 15% discount that you can find online. That includes free shipping.
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The hypertech at auto anything is 284 right now with a 15% discount that you can find online. That includes free shipping.

Yep....that's cheaper!!! Haha I must not have seen that.
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Old 05-21-2013, 09:57 PM   #29
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I'm still on the fence. After I found out that the e85 tune would cost another $100, the hypertech looks better. I know I'm going all bipolar with the back and forth, someone help me decide!
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I'm still on the fence. After I found out that the e85 tune would cost another $100, the hypertech looks better. I know I'm going all bipolar with the back and forth, someone help me decide!

A while back I started a thread asking about the Hypertech tune compared to both the Trifecta/IPF. Most people didn't think too highly of the Hypertech for one reason or another. Most people just don't talk about it. It was harder for me to find out info on it compared to the other two. I remember hearing it didn't clear codes for LT's so I didn't go with it.
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A while back I started a thread asking about the Hypertech tune compared to both the Trifecta/IPF. Most people didn't think too highly of the Hypertech for one reason or another. Most people just don't talk about it. It was harder for me to find out info on it compared to the other two. I remember hearing it didn't clear codes for LT's so I didn't go with it.
I went with the Trifecta, mostly due to a nice guy on here that is letting me borrow his cable so I didn't have to fork over a deposit. I'd give out his name, but he may not want me to. Super nice guy, though. Thanks!

Should be getting the tune sometime tonight, already ordered it this morning.
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I went with the Trifecta, mostly due to a nice guy on here that is letting me borrow his cable so I didn't have to fork over a deposit. I'd give out his name, but he may not want me to. Super nice guy, though. Thanks!

Should be getting the tune sometime tonight, already ordered it this morning.
Getting the tune tonight when it was ordered this morning?!?! How'd you pull that one off?! I ordered mine last week and got it on Monday. I also have the cable that I bought from a member on here. I got it on Tuesday and the guy sent it out last Fri I believe. I'll tune the car this weekend. Let me know what you think after you tune it....and if it's hard. LOL.
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I went with the Trifecta, mostly due to a nice guy on here that is letting me borrow his cable so I didn't have to fork over a deposit. I'd give out his name, but he may not want me to. Super nice guy, though. Thanks!

Should be getting the tune sometime tonight, already ordered it this morning.
Lmao it's cool solteroblues, We live not to far from each other and was great meeting you. Maybe next time we can chat after work hours lol. Post on here or hit me up if you need any help with the tune.
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Thanks!

Well, I was supposed to get the tune tonight. It hasn't shown up yet, so hopefully tomorrow.
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