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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-10-2013, 02:14 PM Thread Starter
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Hp Vs Trifecta

So whats the difference in outcomes?

Bnr had a big sale over the 4th so i bought a trifecta tune, just wondering if I'm missing out on anything.

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You're missing out on a better tune. Trifecta is a remote canned tune. Hpt is more finely tuned to your car because your tuner is sitting right next to you the whole time

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Knock it off. You know as well as I that Trifecta is not a can tune. The only difference is that you are doing street pulls instead of dyno pulls and you get a longer time with the tuner for HPT.


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Have fun waiting a week for each retune lol. Their customer service is horrible and hpt is not always on a dyno either

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Thats more accurate!


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Vince from trifecta does live tunning, so you could coordinate with a dyno shop and do both dyno pulls and street pulls. I have had both trifecta and hp tunes, I prefer the hp tunning. Never cheap out on a tune!
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Interesting. I'm looking into Trifecta as we speak, but Seattle is kinda out of the way for me and I can't see them doing too much good by just mailing me a generic tune. Anyways, more research is needed I suppose.

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eh, I only paid $230 for the tune, I wasn't even going to do it, but it was too good a deal to pass up. It's an 08 gt with little modification (CAI). Only hoping for smother auto shifts and everything else is extra. haha

I have no idea what to expect or have any expectations going in so I don't think I'll be disappointed. I also plan to put on new rotors, change plugs, tb clean, oil change, all on the same day so hopefully combined, it'll be a big-ish change.

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Please, trash the misconception that Trifecta is simply a generic tune!!! You still get a custom tune, you can still send in for datalogs, YOU CAN GET LIVE TUNING IF YOU TIME IT CORRECTLY!!!!! The only difference is the guy tuning your car is in WA and you are in your car with a laptop on your lap.


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