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Old 01-26-2015, 11:44 PM   #1
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Best tuning option for the LLT

Anyone have any thoughts on this? Obviously this is a loaded question. So if I have primarily bolt ons, no FI what would you say is the best option? I've heard of so many its mind-numbing. HPtuners, trifecta, hypertech, "dyno tune", etc. What would you say is the best option? I'm not very savvy myself mechanically so im worried about doing it myself but the hypertech seems pretty straight forward? I (for better or worse... spare me flamers) like the trifecta ghost cam sound. not sure how good it would be drivability-wise. Heard people say it stalls their car from time to time. Also, I don't think I've ever seen anyone offer the trifecta tune? Anyway... just looking for thoughts on the idea of tuning. Considering price/effectiveness/ease.
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Old 01-27-2015, 02:47 AM   #2
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I have the Trifecta Tune. I've noticed "faster shift points" in Sport Mode. The Ghost Cam is another cool function. My car has stalled twice, and both times when I came to a stop.
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Old 01-27-2015, 12:32 PM   #3
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HPtuners has debugged enough of the Bousch CPU so that a good tuner can do the LLT engine, but if you can't find a good tuner, I'd go with the IPF tune.
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Old 01-27-2015, 12:33 PM   #4
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I've had Trifecta for three years, no problems.
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Old 01-27-2015, 02:12 PM   #5
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I wouldn't disregard the Hypertech handheld. It is very versatile and can correct for gearing or tire size changes as well provide an improved tune to the engine and automatic transmissions (or just raising the redline for the manual trans). While also allowing an easy and quick "return to stock" option.
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Old 01-27-2015, 03:15 PM   #6
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I hate to sound like I'm knocking Trifecta....that's not my intention. But in my case I didn't feel much in the way of gains with their tune. I chalked it up as "well...I'm sure its making more power, but I just can't feel the difference b/c in the grand scheme...its small". Well then I eventually returned back to stock tune b/c I thought the car wasn't running 100%. The car felt as good, or better than with the tune.

Months later I went with IPF. Now there's a tune you can feel. Instantly noticed better throttle response and low end power, without robbing anything from the top end either. I recommend IPF, and if you can find someone local that has an IPF tuner module, you can simply pay for the tune instead of the module and save yourself 150 - 200 bucks.

Otherwise, if you know a good local tuner, that you have confidence can tune your car with HP tuner, then you could consider that.

I will give Hypertech a shout out. They don't claim the same kinds of power gains as the others, but those that had it (very few) seemed to like it.
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I wouldn't disregard the Hypertech handheld. It is very versatile and can correct for gearing or tire size changes as well provide an improved tune to the engine and automatic transmissions (or just raising the redline for the manual trans). While also allowing an easy and quick "return to stock" option.
Agree! I'm currently running the Hypertech tune.
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Old 01-28-2015, 12:17 AM   #8
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I wouldn't disregard the Hypertech handheld. It is very versatile and can correct for gearing or tire size changes as well provide an improved tune to the engine and automatic transmissions (or just raising the redline for the manual trans). While also allowing an easy and quick "return to stock" option.
I agree, it may not be the best or most aggressive tune out there, it is super easy to use, I can do it all by myself. I don't need to rely on emailing files back and forth- I also don't have a PC laptop which is needed for many tuners out there to install the software. It also had all the options I needed all while costing less than others out there. I have tuned my car for the CAI and fuel I use and have adjusted the shifting firmness and timing to suit my style of driving. I have been really happy with my car after the Hypertech tune so far.

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Old 01-28-2015, 12:35 AM   #9
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IPF is great for that low end gain and response, while IMHO trifecta is only worth the e85 tune and ghost cam nothing more
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Old 01-28-2015, 02:26 AM   #10
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ipf pretty much takes it in my opinion
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Old 01-28-2015, 07:49 AM   #11
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I am pleased with my HP dyno tune and hoping for even more improvements as it moves out of Beta testing.
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IPF is great for that low end gain and response, while IMHO trifecta is only worth the e85 tune and ghost cam nothing more
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Old 01-28-2015, 07:50 PM   #13
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I'd toss HP Tuners out the window unless you really want to sit down and learn how to tune.
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Why does he have to do it himself? Lots of good tuners out there.
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Old 01-29-2015, 11:02 PM   #15
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Sounds like IPF is the way to go, can someone post a link to where I can get one?
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Old 01-30-2015, 12:41 AM   #16
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Sounds like IPF is the way to go, can someone post a link to where I can get one?

IPF is based out of Scottsdale AZ. You're in Peoria. You should be a hop, skip and a jump away from their corporate headquarters.
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