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2008-2013 Cadillac CTS Performance Mods Discussion, My Trifecta ECM/TCM tuning experience - 2010 CTS-4 3.6L DI Wagon in Cadillac CTS Second Generation Forum - 2008-2013; Originally Posted by loosend I also have a 2008 and have the Trifecta tune but my vehicle is not responding ...
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    Re: My Trifecta ECM/TCM tuning experience - 2010 CTS-4 3.6L DI Wagon

    Quote Originally Posted by loosend View Post
    I also have a 2008 and have the Trifecta tune but my vehicle is not responding to the tune. May I ask what mods (air cleaner, exhaust, etc) you have to your car if yours is AWD or not? Also, did you ask for any special shift characteristics or do you have the normal Trifecta tune? I may ask for your specific tune and try it out. Thanks.
    Oh dang weird. Mine is RWD. I removed my intake silencer, added the black iceolator phenolic spacer and the RX catch can (which shouldn't make a difference). The tune noticeably woke up the car, especially the TCM reprogramming. I just asked for better throttle response, a little more power and faster, crisper shifts. I think the combo of the spacer and the tune makes the biggest difference.

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    After driving with the tune for about a week now, I have to be honest...I will probably flash the TCM file back to stock and leave the ECM programming as the tuned version. The harsher, more pronouced shifts get annoying REAL quick in day-to-day driving. If I was headed to the track for some reason, which I probably never will in this car, I would change it back but...the TCM programming definitely causes driveability to suffer. The ECM programming on the other hand made a nice difference...a lot better mid and upper end power delivery. Take that for what it's worth!

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    Cool Re: My Trifecta ECM/TCM tuning experience - 2010 CTS-4 3.6L DI Wagon

    Quote Originally Posted by WRXtranceformed View Post
    The harsher, more pronouced shifts get annoying REAL quick in day-to-day driving.
    That is a problem I would love to have. LOL I will post back when I get your tune to see if the personality of mine changes like yours did but my car doesn't really shift any different from stock with the tune I have and I am using Wag-o-neer's TCM tune but he has a 2010 wagon. I was also having engine surging at high rpm, full throttle shifts and a pretty loud puffing noise heard through the Volant air cleaner from inside of the car at idle after the first start up of the day and hopefully this will get sorted out. For the TCM program, they think it might be because of mine being a 2008 versus Wag-o-neer's 2010 but since yours is a 2008, it should work unless there is a problem with my specific car. I should be able to use your ECM tune also and if my car acts like yours does when I get your tune , I'll be tickled pink. Thanks for the update.

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    Re: My Trifecta ECM/TCM tuning experience - 2010 CTS-4 3.6L DI Wagon

    Yeah not a problem. You should definitely notice a difference if you use my tune. I swapped back the TCM tune to stock and it is perfect for me. The car pulls much harder to redline, the transmission still has some quick learn points from the reflash but it is a lot smoother with the stock mapping. Best of both worlds!

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    I'd like to chime in here- wrx: we can change the shift firmness if you'd like. We can always go less firm but still quick. Shoot me an email, I've got something for you to try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loosend View Post
    That is a problem I would love to have. LOL I will post back when I get your tune to see if the personality of mine changes like yours did but my car doesn't really shift any different from stock with the tune I have and I am using Wag-o-neer's TCM tune but he has a 2010 wagon. I was also having engine surging at high rpm, full throttle shifts and a pretty loud puffing noise heard through the Volant air cleaner from inside of the car at idle after the first start up of the day and hopefully this will get sorted out. For the TCM program, they think it might be because of mine being a 2008 versus Wag-o-neer's 2010 but since yours is a 2008, it should work unless there is a problem with my specific car. I should be able to use your ECM tune also and if my car acts like yours does when I get your tune , I'll be tickled pink. Thanks for the update.
    Did you try the new tune I sent you?

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    Hey BNR looking for a tune ! What's the best tune to ask for to date ? Going to order it tomorrow ! 2011 cts 4 3.6L

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    Re: My Trifecta ECM/TCM tuning experience - 2010 CTS-4 3.6L DI Wagon

    Quote Originally Posted by BNRacing View Post
    I'd like to chime in here- wrx: we can change the shift firmness if you'd like. We can always go less firm but still quick. Shoot me an email, I've got something for you to try.
    Awesome that would be great! I will shoot you all an email here today.

    One note too, I have noticed about 200-300 miles after the reflash that the tune feels even better. The CTS seems to take a bit longer to relearn than other cars I have tuned in the past, but once it does this Trifecta tune feels REALLY good. Definitely a worthwhile mod for anyone thinking about doing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crippler
    Hey BNR looking for a tune ! What's the best tune to ask for to date ? Going to order it tomorrow ! 2011 cts 4 3.6L
    I second this interested!!

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    Vince did a great job Tuning my supercharged DI and RX Performance!

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    Re: My Trifecta ECM/TCM tuning experience - 2010 CTS-4 3.6L DI Wagon

    Anyone looking for a tune for their CTS- we have a new revised version of the tune that has been a huge hit, so don't hesitate to order!

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    Can I get the new tune? What changed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BNRacing
    Anyone looking for a tune for their CTS- we have a new revised version of the tune that has been a huge hit, so don't hesitate to order!
    What is the difference between the previous version and this current one?

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    I still haven't flashed in the tune I bought but ill take the updated tune.

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    Re: My Trifecta ECM/TCM tuning experience - 2010 CTS-4 3.6L DI Wagon

    Quote Originally Posted by BNRacing View Post
    Did you try the new tune I sent you?
    Its just incredible. I have the new tune for the 2008's and there is no hesitation all the way up to the red line and shifts are very snappy and firm at full throttle--Enough to break the tires loose. Yet at part throttle, there is a performance shift but not harsh in any way and passengers won't even notice. The best of both worlds. Throttle response is also improved and the twitchy/touchy throttle response I had is also gone. Its a winner and thanks!!

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