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Old 03-17-2013, 09:59 PM   #601
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Im not going to bash neither company! My own two cents is as follows. I have a trifecta tune on my 2010 camaro LT. I am pleased with it an am looking forward to interacting with trifecta again soon as I get my exhaust work under way. I will say I can tell a difference in shifting and butt dyno. I have no experience with IPF's tuning simply because the price I recieved on my Trifecta was unpassable. If done over Id do trifecta again. My only con to Trifecta is that I bought the cable and etc to tune my vehicle and was never sent a tune to save and load to my computer. I have to go back to BNR site to email them and ask for the tune to be emailed to me. It didnt take long to receieve my tune via email. Also to mention i believe i held onto my trifecta cable a good month before I even bothered to install the tune on my vehicle so the wait was no big deal. Still on the other hand as stated online I was to recieve a tune through email.... I did not.. That is my only issue. Other then that all and all I am pleased. I think this IPF and Trifecta V.s. each other in my own personal opinion has been blown way out of line... This has been drug on way to long. In beginning i was very curious as to which was better. Now I could care less. Its old news in my book. Again please understand this is my own 2 cents here. Please dont consider this as a bashing.
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Old 05-24-2013, 01:18 PM   #602
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Okay, I was pleased with the IPF tune and still am (performance wise). However, IPF's response time has gotten ALOT worse recently and now I cannot get them to respond when I need it. So...I'm not a happy camper at the moment. I need the tuner update to tune out the CEL I keep getting and I am having to rent the tuner module again for the update when they should have taken care of it in the first place when I told them what was going on (before I first tuned the car). This has been going on for more than 4 months...
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Old 05-24-2013, 01:30 PM   #603
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Okay, I was pleased with the IPF tune and still am (performance wise). However, IPF's response time has gotten ALOT worse recently and now I cannot get them to respond when I need it. So...I'm not a happy camper at the moment. I need the tuner update to tune out the CEL I keep getting and I am having to rent the tuner module again for the update when they should have taken care of it in the first place when I told them what was going on (before I first tuned the car). This has been going on for more than 4 months...
Yep that is un-acceptable. Customer service and attention needs to be #1 always. Seems like I have read in the past that IPF didn't seem to have enough tuning modules to go around but that might not be true as well. Have you contacted Jesse, Arno, and there is another IPF tuner user here named Tobi or something like that (not quite sure). I'd contact all of them, but definitely call the company instead of relying on email. Have you called and talked to someone? Just curious?

Anyways, I posted this in a different thread, but may as well post it here:

Well guys I've been back on the stock tune from Trifecta for about a week now and have driven the car 75 - 100 miles or so. Car runs great! Fuel trims look good. Gas mileage is about the same as far as I can tell.

Some of you may recall me complaining about my car feeling sluggish lately. I don't know what caused it, and I'm not blaming Trifecta here since I obviously can't prove it was the tune. Fuel trims looked fine while on the tune as well, and I did a datalog a month or two ago and Vince told me everything looked fine...no change needed.

But I can't deny that my car now seems to be running better again, pulling with more authority and feeling strong, like it was earlier (which during that time I was also using the Trifecta tune). The only thing I can say with 100% certainty is that my car runs just as good now on the stock tune as it ever did with the modified tune.

Still need to revert back to the stock TCM tune as the Trifecta program failed on me after it finished uploading the stock tune and before it started to load the TCM. I do know the stock tune took though, as it will no longer let me rev past 4,000 rpm in park.

Will likely have my Trifecta cable up for a decent price soon if anyone wants it.
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Old 05-24-2013, 01:39 PM   #604
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Km so are you saying the trifecta tune is kinda a waste?
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Old 05-24-2013, 01:50 PM   #605
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Km so are you saying the trifecta tune is kinda a waste?
I would rather avoid sounding like I'm bashing Trifecta's tune, so know that I'm not doing that. That is not my purpose.

There are benefits....say you want the firmer shifts, or you have LT headers, or you want the ghost cam or things like that.

But in my case, with my mods, I don't see a reason to keep running the tune.
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Old 05-24-2013, 03:11 PM   #606
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Yep that is un-acceptable. Customer service and attention needs to be #1 always. Seems like I have read in the past that IPF didn't seem to have enough tuning modules to go around but that might not be true as well. Have you contacted Jesse, Arno, and there is another IPF tuner user here named Tobi or something like that (not quite sure). I'd contact all of them, but definitely call the company instead of relying on email. Have you called and talked to someone? Just curious?
I contacted Jesse and Arno and they did get back to me initially but then Jesse was trying to get things going and I never heard back after that. I don't like to bash people publicly but I feel like I'm not getting the service I deserve after paying that much for a tune and paying for renting the module too. Yeah I will try giving them a call later.
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Old 05-24-2013, 04:55 PM   #607
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I must've missed it back pages ago...so when you data log...where exactly is the software on the Wot-tuning site so you can read the logs?
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Old 05-24-2013, 05:01 PM   #608
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I contacted Jesse and Arno and they did get back to me initially but then Jesse was trying to get things going and I never heard back after that. I don't like to bash people publicly but I feel like I'm not getting the service I deserve after paying that much for a tune and paying for renting the module too. Yeah I will try giving them a call later.
Best of luck to you. I would venture to say if you called them up and said something to the affect of "contacted your reps several times and have been waiting 4 months......." that should get their attention big time.

Of course no need to raise hell with the likely innocent person on the phone. If they still refresh or just plain don't help, then its time to raise hell.
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Old 05-24-2013, 05:28 PM   #609
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Km so are you saying the trifecta tune is kinda a waste?
I was a little comprehensive about it, and was planning on going with the hypertech because of some of the reviews I saw about all it adding was the shift firmness, I could get the hypertech for that for less money.

But...

I just installed the Trifecta tune, and I can definitely say I can feel a big difference. I feel more of a difference after the tune than I did when I installed my Vararam or my intake spacer. It definitely woke my car up. Maybe my car was a dog before, or didn't ever adapt to the other mods, but the Trifecta definitely made a difference.

The shift firmness is worth the price of admission for me, but the added power is very noticeable. My tires spin forever before they hook up, whereas before (as in yesterday) they'd spin for a 5-10 feet. Now the back end kicks out and I slide all over the place for a while.
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I was a little comprehensive about it, and was planning on going with the hypertech because of some of the reviews I saw about all it adding was the shift firmness, I could get the hypertech for that for less money.

But...

I just installed the Trifecta tune, and I can definitely say I can feel a big difference. I feel more of a difference after the tune than I did when I installed my Vararam or my intake spacer. It definitely woke my car up. Maybe my car was a dog before, or didn't ever adapt to the other mods, but the Trifecta definitely made a difference.

The shift firmness is worth the price of admission for me, but the added power is very noticeable. My tires spin forever before they hook up, whereas before (as in yesterday) they'd spin for a 5-10 feet. Now the back end kicks out and I slide all over the place for a while.
Glad to see your enjoying the tune!

As for me, the Vararam was definitely the biggest increased I noticed on my car.
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I was expecting the Vararam to make a difference, but it really didn't, not at least in normal driving. I'm sure it makes a bigger difference at higher speeds, though. I'm guessing the tune really just pulled it all together.
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