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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-08-2018, 05:38 PM Thread Starter
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How's Your Trifecta Budget Tune Holding Up

Hello All,

I installed a Trifecta Budget Tune on my 2007 GXP several months ago and everything still seems to be working fine with it right now.

Just wondering if other forum members who installed this tune have experienced any adverse effects to their car that might be related to the tune? If problems occurred what were they and after how long?

Who has had this tune on their car the longest without issue?

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-08-2018, 07:23 PM
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my only problem has been my clutch doesn't like the added torque. when i have the tune turned on i have to be gentle from a standstill or i end up burning the clutch pretty bad. gotta love that smell. other than that it runs great. 24lbs of boost if i get into it, and great gas mileage if i am just cruising
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I ran the basic Trifecta tune for awhile with zero problems, before switching to a custom tune from them when I swapped out the turbo.

Pyrofreek - no way you should have any problems with your clutch due to the tune - that is all driver sourced. If you are burning the clutch change your driving habits. Let it fully engage before jumping on it

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4th season with the budget tune for me and it was money well spent. No issues.
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Pyrofreek - no way you should have any problems with your clutch due to the tune - that is all driver sourced. If you are burning the clutch change your driving habits. Let it fully engage before jumping on it
Hi Bill,
do you think this is a common thing with these cars? i've been driving standard cars since i was 16 and beat the hell out of a few muscle cars back in the day. even the talon i had right before my gxp saw many 6k launches and i have never been able to blow a clutch. this one is really strange. as you said, if i let the clutch out "normally" and punch it, the car pulls like mad. if i rev it to 4 or 5k and drop the clutch it is like the clutch isn't even engaging. other than that it seems normal, travel is fine, it's maybe a little "chattery" but in everyday driving feels fine.

sorry, just realized i'm hijacking the thread. clutch thing has me baffled though.

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I was considering doing the Trifecta Tune but am concerned about shaking things up on my high mileage motor. I have a newly acquired 2.0 GXP with 107k on it. At 107k, I would think the motor is set in it's ways and adding additional HP could upset the way it runs or how everything works together. Maybe it would shake things out that were about to fail. From the responses on this thread, it's seems there is no reason for concern. Any one out there have a different opinion?

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High mileages means more risk of ring issues and blow by when you crank the boost pressure from 15 psi to 25 or so. Your fers are well founded. But only one way to find out....

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Resurrecting this....

Does anyone have a high mileage (over 100k) Trifecta Tune? What are your experiences with the tune? Thanks...
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