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Old 05-12-2010, 06:59 PM   #1
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Trifecta Tune

Hi Guys,

I have a v6 camaro... and I've read online that the Trifecta tune is a good tune. (The only one for v6?) Anyway, I talked to one of the tuners, and he said it was a good Tune, and something I didn't understand... something about HHR? or HDR? something like that. Can anyone tell me what that is?

Also, I was wondering if it makes a difference tuning before or AFTER I get my CAI, exhaust, and or other performance mods. Right now, my Camaro is stock.

Hope you guys can help me out =)

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Old 05-12-2010, 07:03 PM   #2
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Don't know about your first question, but if you get additional mods, you'll need to get it retuned to optimize the mods.
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Old 05-12-2010, 07:03 PM   #3
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Although this will turn into another of the tuner threads, just be aware that changing your powertrain calibration will void your powertrain warranty.

That being said, there are a lot of people here who can help you with the appropriate state of modification and tuning that works best for the V-6
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Entirely not sure what you are referring to in your first question, but call Nate at Nallen Engineering with questions, PM me for his phone number.

I have the tune. There is really no point in getting a tune done on a v6 unless you want to move the shift points for your tranny. Vince at Trifecta can do that. Once you get an intake, headers, exhaust etc. Vince can look at your datalogs and fine tune the Air-fuel ratio and what not.
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Old 05-12-2010, 07:21 PM   #5
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oh i see... okay so this is more complicated than i thought. lol.
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Old 05-12-2010, 07:35 PM   #6
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oh i see... okay so this is more complicated than i thought. lol.
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Sorry......I forgot to mention it, but I meant no point in doing a tune on a stock setup.
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Old 05-13-2010, 05:25 PM   #7
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Sorry......I forgot to mention it, but I meant no point in doing a tune on a stock setup.
+1 wait until you have some intake and exhaust work done first. Vince tuned my LS3 and he did a great job! I would recommend him to anyone looking for a tune.
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Bringing a dead thread back to life but w.e.!

i have a few questions about this tune. first off. how does he does it if he doesnt send a handle held device? second.

can you change tunes ( like have lets say 3 tunes ) ( racing , city , Factory)
can you change it yourself? like if something happens u change the tune to factory so they cant tell u tune?
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Old 06-17-2010, 01:51 AM   #10
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Bringing a dead thread back to life but w.e.!

i have a few questions about this tune. first off. how does he does it if he doesnt send a handle held device? second.

can you change tunes ( like have lets say 3 tunes ) ( racing , city , Factory)
can you change it yourself? like if something happens u change the tune to factory so they cant tell u tune?
You send Trifecta your info.. so what kinda setup you have.. they calibrate it for you, send you a device, you upload it and they keep your original setup as a backup for warranty purposes. After you install your tune, you send the device back.
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You send Trifecta your info.. so what kinda setup you have.. they calibrate it for you, send you a device, you upload it and they keep your original setup as a backup for warranty purposes. After you install your tune, you send the device back.
Another option would be to find a local dealer who could work with Vince and load the tune and do the datalogs. No shipping charges for the device and the tune may cost you less depeneding on what they charge.
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Old 06-17-2010, 09:24 AM   #12
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there are no real gains to be had on a stock v6 setup...

wait until you have mods done to it, then get a tune to take advantage of the mods installed...
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You send Trifecta your info.. so what kinda setup you have.. they calibrate it for you, send you a device, you upload it and they keep your original setup as a backup for warranty purposes. After you install your tune, you send the device back.
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Another option would be to find a local dealer who could work with Vince and load the tune and do the datalogs. No shipping charges for the device and the tune may cost you less depeneding on what they charge.
Or you opt to purchase the OBDII cable with the tune, you data log, Vince sends you the tune to put on your laptop, as well as your factory one, and you can swap back and forth as much as needed.



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there are no real gains to be had on a stock v6 setup...

wait until you have mods done to it, then get a tune to take advantage of the mods installed...
What he said!!
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[QUOTE=mrray13;1994621]Or you opt to purchase the OBDII cable with the tune, you data log, Vince sends you the tune to put on your laptop, as well as your factory one, and you can swap back and forth as much as needed.
This is correct! The cable can be purchased from the dealer as well.
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Old 06-17-2010, 05:34 PM   #15
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+1 wait until you have some intake and exhaust work done first. Vince tuned my LS3 and he did a great job! I would recommend him to anyone looking for a tune.
I had vince tune my LS3 also through a local tuner of his here.
Awesome service and performance!! I can highly recommend him also!
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i have CAI and MRT1.0

is it worth doing or not ?
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i have CAI and MRT1.0

is it worth doing or not ?
Good question. For me it's not worth it. I'd have to get a laptop or notebook to do the data logging plus the cost of the tune itself, I'd be looking at around $900 -1000 bucks for the whole deal (including the cost of the notebook)

I'm happy with my performance with the CAI, shorties and axle back for now.

Reserve the right to change my mind later.
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Its a good option to look at panda, but I waited until my exhaust and cai were completed before I got a tune, probably due to the airaid v1 issue I was having. Now that I have the ARH LTs it is a must have for me because I like the fact I have my stock tune plus a 87 and 93 octane tune that I switch back and forth with. All of this is stored on my laptop. Takes about 15-20minutes to update both the ECM/TCM especially with an all new tune.
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Im looking also into getting this tune once i get my BBK long headers. The OBDII cable isnt much online and how much data logging you have to do to get a good tune?
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Old 09-17-2010, 07:47 PM   #21
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here's a question, has anyone with a manual transmission on a V6 gotten the trifecta tune yet?
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Old 09-17-2010, 11:26 PM   #22
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lol, im sure there has to be o_O infact, I thought half of you guys drive Manuals.. but I realized lately that most V6 people who are active on these threads drive automatics =O
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I too was looking at getting a tune for my V6 manual LS. but after reading some of the tuning threads I am wondering if it is worth it. I have no mods and don't plan on any till the three year warranty is up.
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here's a question, has anyone with a manual transmission on a V6 gotten the trifecta tune yet?


Just ordered mine, will let you know. Needed one to get rid of the damn cell, have solo HFC, mrt v2 exhaust abnd airraid v2. Once installed I will get it dyno'd. Hoping for 270 to 280 at the wheels. Realistic??
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Just ordered mine, will let you know. Needed one to get rid of the damn cell, have solo HFC, mrt v2 exhaust abnd airraid v2. Once installed I will get it dyno'd. Hoping for 270 to 280 at the wheels. Realistic??
Think the 270 is realistic with a manual...maybe a little less..
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