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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 04-26-2013, 02:23 PM Thread Starter
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Is a trifecta tune really worth it for a 2.2l which is almost stock beside a K&N SRI and a tsudo catback exhaust?Thanks
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Do the header, downpipe, intake manifold, and then tune it with the new throttle body before you drive you will feel a difference then.

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From the perspective of someone that has Trifecta, yes. You get unlimited tunes after the first purchase unless you do something big like sc or tc. If you have the money and are 05 to 06 might as well to remove Trans mgmt system and free up some hp. Contract then when you have tb and mani for retune.

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Trifecta tune is good as a hondata tune for hondas. Its a generic street tune to recognize your PCM's metric efficiency flow chart. They have pre-programmed air/fuel charts that range through your whole rpm band. Will you notice a difference? Slightly, that is, if they take off the "learn" ability, otherwise, if they dont, then your PCM will revert back to the way you drive.

I would look at instead of a plug and play little hook up, a shop that offers PCM dyno tuning. You can talk with them directly of what your wanting to get, plus they will pull it on the dyno and you can see for yourself what its really pulling, not a website's claim.

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My 2.4 had an intake/header/DP and I got it tuned and I didn't notice, I was actually kinda pissed that I wasted money on it lol. All it really did was make the throttle a bit more responsive... waste of money IMO

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So I bought the Trifecta Tune and a lot of cobalt owners are saying I messed up going with them and that I should of went with HP Tunes. So my ? is did I make a bad decision or a good one?

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My 2.4 had an intake/header/DP and I got it tuned and I didn't notice, I was actually kinda pissed that I wasted money on it lol. All it really did was make the throttle a bit more responsive... waste of money IMO
I just got my 2.4 done and I don't totally regret it, but it was not the best investment. The software and cable are nice for CEL's and such lol

I like the full rpm band at full throttle. It helped clear up some hard shifting (some).

Downsides. Now I have to fill with premium. I'm working with them now to get a low idol rpm issue, rpms drop to 500 and everything sputters.

BNR seems really nice so far via email, and I got the tune on sale for only $230 so it wasn't terrible.

If I were to do it again, I wouldn't.

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So if the tune dont work out can you go back to factory settings? Could I get a refund sent I haven't uploaded the tune yet?

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