Quick question in regards to Sport Mode for manual cars. What is the purpose of sports mode and what does it affect if you have a 2.0T Standard? I know in the higher models the magnetic ride control is affected by sports mode but what does it do in the other cars?
sport mode in manuals affects the suspension tuning
looks like steering is also affected
so for a base model manual trans ATS (without Magneride) the Sport Mode only really affects the steering (apparently)
what he said ^
I mentioned that to BNR but I believe the tune comes as Trifeca designed it and not upgraded for better performance and you should not try
to cut out the dtatalogging and sending data set. These are VERY complex engines and software with many more variables than just boost
and octane and as such individual engines can vary so the ONLY safe way is to datalog your individual engine and send data to BNR/Trifeca
and let them adjust the tune on a one and one basis. This is a good thing and I for one am happy they offer the service to the end user. It makes
for the best and SAFE tune for us.
I mentioned in a previos email about the Aeroforce OBDII gauge that I am going to use to monitor boost ( just to see) and knock retatd ( for safety)
I did this before with my Solstice GXP and HHR SS and it helped both live long lives. If you have a permanant gauge you can glance at and see if
you have knock ( possibly bad gas), you can possibly save your engine. BNR says 1.4 turbo guys use a Ultrscan display gauge for only $60 to
see data on their cars. I asked them if it works with ATS 2.0. No answer yet
retired engineer GM race programs
Different and some cars run great on factory tunes some dont. It also applies to "off the shelf tunes". I only run 94 on
All my boosted cars NOT ONLY FOR PERFORMANCE BUT ALSO FOR SAFETY.
Higher octane lowers risk for knock and let's the tuner lean things out. As the ATS runs rich from the
Factory running higher octane should yield some gains in torque if the tune can lean her out some especially up top.
You guys can't quote worth a p00p...
Got my cable today.