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Old 08-15-2013, 07:03 PM   #1
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How Can I Tune??????!!!!!!!!

I have a 2013 2LS and I wanted to do the CAI and tuner combination to start but I can't find any tuners/programers for the V6 model. Please let me know of any websites that offer tuners or if its possible to free up my HP and get 91 octane through dynos?

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Old 08-15-2013, 07:58 PM   #2
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Id go with a Trifecta Tune from Bad News Racing. They seem to have the best bang for the buck http://store.badnewsracing.net/
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Id go with a Trifecta Tune from Bad News Racing. They seem to have the best bang for the buck http://store.badnewsracing.net/

Thanks. Would I be able to take it to my local auto body and would they be able to free up my Hp for cheaper? If not I'll buy from badnewsracing.net.
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Old 08-15-2013, 08:14 PM   #4
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Like Pep Boys for instance. I live nearby one and I always see them modding cars.
Can they free up my 15 HP stock and dyno it there?
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Old 08-15-2013, 08:26 PM   #5
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Just know tuning your car voids your warranty. If I'm not mistaken. Just as math stated badnews is the place to go. Good luck
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Just a heads up, I've heard not so great things about the tune for a manual. Automatic is suppose to very good.
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Old 08-15-2013, 08:43 PM   #7
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Mine is auto.
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You should contact Trifecta directly... There was an ECU change from 2012 to 2013... Currently neither EFI Live, or HP Tuners can tune the 2013 ECU, and niether can tune the 2010-2011 as well...

Most likely the odds are that pepboys will not be able to help you...

Want to make more power? Best bet is to buy a cold air intake, high flow cats, ported throttle body, and keep an eye on the products we are currently developing for the 2012-2014 v6.

Also, if you haven't already, get rid of the stock steel wheels, they are HEAVY... Go with something lighter and your will FEEL a big difference in acceleration.
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Old 08-15-2013, 10:38 PM   #9
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You should contact Trifecta directly... There was an ECU change from 2012 to 2013... Currently neither EFI Live, or HP Tuners can tune the 2013 ECU, and niether can tune the 2010-2011 as well...

Most likely the odds are that pepboys will not be able to help you...

Want to make more power? Best bet is to buy a cold air intake, high flow cats, ported throttle body, and keep an eye on the products we are currently developing for the 2012-2014 v6.

Also, if you haven't already, get rid of the stock steel wheels, they are HEAVY... Go with something lighter and your will FEEL a big difference in acceleration.



Thanks. I heard installing a CAI without a tune is pointless?
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Thanks. I heard installing a CAI without a tune is pointless?
Not true. You can install quite a few things without a tune and still end up with a nice gain... However, you can feel/show an even better gain with a tune, but to my knowledge the 2013 is currently untunable, so do your research.
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You should contact Trifecta directly... There was an ECU change from 2012 to 2013... Currently neither EFI Live, or HP Tuners can tune the 2013 ECU, and niether can tune the 2010-2011 as well...

Most likely the odds are that pepboys will not be able to help you...

Want to make more power? Best bet is to buy a cold air intake, high flow cats, ported throttle body, and keep an eye on the products we are currently developing for the 2012-2014 v6.

Also, if you haven't already, get rid of the stock steel wheels, they are HEAVY... Go with something lighter and your will FEEL a big difference in acceleration.
http://www.efilive.com/gm-gas-vehicles

EFILive shows to support the 2013 now? I haven't had one come through, If I do ill check to see if its supported.
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Old 08-16-2013, 01:45 AM   #12
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http://www.efilive.com/gm-gas-vehicles

EFILive shows to support the 2013 now? I haven't had one come through, If I do ill check to see if its supported.
Please do, last I had read, it was read support only according to this post, and almost every other search I've done on the internet:

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=298779

Just came across this:

http://www.hptuners.com/forum/showth...9A-ECM-support

Perhaps the e39a is ready to rock? If so, I need a tune...
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Old 08-16-2013, 10:06 AM   #13
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Like Pep Boys for instance. I live nearby one and I always see them modding cars.
Can they free up my 15 HP stock and dyno it there?
Puh-leeze. There's a world of difference between an oil and tire change place and the people who work there versus an actual tuner. Pep Boys is not a tuning shop.

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Old 08-16-2013, 10:09 AM   #14
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Like Pep Boys for instance. I live nearby one and I always see them modding cars.
Can they free up my 15 HP stock and dyno it there?
Lmao thank you for making my day. Pepboys and modding cars, with what? Stick on vents and dice valve stem caps?
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Old 08-16-2013, 10:27 AM   #15
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Lmao thank you for making my day. Pepboys and modding cars, with what? Stick on vents and dice valve stem caps?
Stick on vents netted me 16rwhp. I've got an appt for next week. They are gonna install one of those die cut jesus stickers and some chrome molding. Should be near ZL1 territory at that point.
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Old 08-16-2013, 11:25 AM   #16
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Puh-leeze. There's a world of difference between an oil and tire change place and the people who work there versus an actual tuner. Pep Boys is not a tuning shop.

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Where should I tune then?
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Old 08-16-2013, 11:25 AM   #17
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Hi everbody

when you want REAL power Upgrades .... try IPF-TUNING ... I did many camaros with LFX and AT in our Tuningcenter in Shanghai ... and we gained good results with different CAI Systems ... but CAI alone has no real effect on power from what we tested !

here the compare ... same cars .. same Setup same CAI

1 camaro LFX customers with compatitor Tuning had to buy New ECUs because of frozen ECUs ... no way to put them back to stock ... NOT by GM MDI or other ways ...

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Old 08-16-2013, 11:27 AM   #18
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Lmao thank you for making my day. Pepboys and modding cars, with what? Stick on vents and dice valve stem caps?

From what I've seen just by walking by a couple times they install Cold Air Intakes and I saw them disassembling a stock exhaust system and I'm assuming they were replacing it with an aftermarket one.
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Sure have ALOT of yellow ones in there, I like it. :-)
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Yes .. the Chineese People love the camaro in yellow .. transformers style !

and funny Stickers they put on their cars ..... but nobody is perfect !

the funny sticker was taking OFF 1 Minute after the dynotest showed less power then a bone stock LFX camaro ... same experiance the customer had on the road test before !!

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Old 08-16-2013, 12:42 PM   #21
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Where should I tune then?
I had an IPF tune when I was pre-supercharger. It worked.

Of course, I still have an IPF tune that also works, but I'm a little beyond where you're at now.

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http://www.efilive.com/gm-gas-vehicles

EFILive shows to support the 2013 now? I haven't had one come through, If I do ill check to see if its supported.
Ah, just checked and it looks like that the addition of the e39a and 13 Camaro is new since I last looked into it... this is good news!

Also just found this recent post on the HPT forum:

http://www.hptuners.com/forum/showth...l=1#post331787
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So 2013 support is coming then? Very cool! (well...not for me...since I have a 2010 ) lol
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Just a heads up, I've heard not so great things about the tune for a manual. Automatic is suppose to very good.

While the tune for the automatic may be more beneficial as it helps with shifting as well as timing, fuel trims, etc., the tune for the manual is also good IMO.
I have the Trifecta tune on my 2012 LS manual and it is WAY better than stock. It pulls harder, idles better, and less soot on exhaust tips which tells me it is managing the fuel metering OK. Not sure what is not so great about the tune for a manual

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Trifecta tune


Car runs great. I think I will crack into the 13's if it cools off some. Best of 14.11 on a hot Florida day with so-so 60 ft. times and some wheel-spin. Ran high 14's stock.
0-60's are ~ mid 5's.

Not bad for a 3800 lb V6 with a 200 pound driver.

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While the tune for the automatic may be more beneficial as it helps with shifting as well as timing, fuel trims, etc., the tune for the manual is also good IMO.
I have the Trifecta tune on my 2012 LS manual and it is WAY better than stock. It pulls harder, idles better, and less soot on exhaust tips which tells me it is managing the fuel metering OK. Not sure what is not so great about the tune for a manual

My mods:
CAI cold air intake
Ported Throttle Body
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Trifecta tune

Car runs great. I think I will crack into the 13's if it cools off some. Best of 14.11 on a hot Florida day with so-so 60 ft. times and some wheel-spin. Ran high 14's stock.
0-60's are ~ mid 5's.

Not bad for a 3800 lb V6 with a 200 pound driver.

where did you get your tune done at?
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