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    Post TRIFECTA presents: LF3 Powertrain Calibration Reprogramming, CTS V-Sport 3.6TT MY2014



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    TRIFECTA presents: Cadillac CTS V-Sport 3.6TT (Twin Turbo) LF3 MY2014 Powertrain Calibration Reprogramming


    This release post is a presentation of the software engineering capabilities of TRIFECTA Performance: You're looking at the "fastest Cadillac CTS V-Sport in North America" (as of January 24th 2014). The TRIFECTA Performance Cadillac CTS V-Sport LF3 MY2014 powertrain calibration is an easy to install software performance recalibration with an included flash loader device that will yield gains of +81 ft-lbs and +74 WHP to a completely stock Cadillac CTS V-Sport LF3 MY2014.




    Specifications of the TRIFECTA Performance Cadillac CTS V-Sport 3.6TT MY2014 LF3 ECM software reprogramming:

    -Gains of +81 ft-lbs and +74 WHP
    -Powertrain calibration has been tested and validated for various environments, such as cold/heat, elevation, and variations in fuel quality
    -Power feels linear and immediately responsive
    -Retains all GM OE diagnostics and ECM functionality
    -Retains all OE error code reporting and functionality
    -Emissions readiness checks are present; emissions compliant
    -Maintains functionality of ABS and TC systems
    -Knock detection mechanisms and OE engine knock detection sensitivity is retained
    -Return to stock functionality included with flash loader


    Specifications of the TRIFECTA Performance Cadillac CTS V-Sport 3.6TT MY2014 Aisin 8-Speed automatic transmission TCM calibration software reprogramming:

    -Supplementary Aisin transmission TCM reprogramming compliments the ECM reprogramming and completes the TRIFECTA Powertrain Calibration: designed to work in unison with the ECM reprogramming for optimized performance
    -Improved shift times in adverse shift patterns
    -Improved shift logic
    -Does not shorten transmission life or increase cooling requirements
    -Retains all OE diagnostics and TCM functionality
    -Retains all OE error code reporting and functionality



    Installation Notes:

    -Estimated installation time of ~20 minutes
    -Premium fuel is strongly recommended, but not required



    Dyno sheet and video:



    http://youtu.be/Fs5uuc2ho28




    LF3 dyno graph (93 octane pump gas) (this vehicle is a 2014 Cadillac CTS V-Sport with a LF3 3.6 Twin Turbo engine) - stock wheels/tires:



    http://i39.tinypic.com/2zjfarp.jpg




    Additional information and availability:

    -Please contact Trifecta Performance: info@trifectaperformance.com or visit WOT-tuning: www.wot-tuning.com for more information
    -This powertrain calibration is available exclusively through Trifecta Performance and WOT-tuning; (as of January 24th 2014): wholesale inquiries are welcome though provided that you are an existing and active Trifecta reseller
    -This powertrain calibration includes a Trifecta powertrain calibration file specific to your vehicle and includes a flash loader device
    -Powertrain calibrations currently exist for North American vehicles only, with more regions to follow
    -Pricing TBA





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    Re: TRIFECTA presents: LF3 Powertrain Calibration Reprogramming, CTS V-Sport 3.6TT MY

    and so begins the fun. bring on the tuners!!

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    Re: TRIFECTA presents: LF3 Powertrain Calibration Reprogramming, CTS V-Sport 3.6TT MY

    That's a great improvement! Very curious what the price looks like. +74 WHP means it is over 500HP crank?

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    Re: TRIFECTA presents: LF3 Powertrain Calibration Reprogramming, CTS V-Sport 3.6TT MY

    I have a new sickness, specifically a 2014 v sport that wants to get this tune. I am the founder of blue chip diesel, wanting to play with my new car. Tell me who to talk with, and so on!
    Thanks, Chip Fisher
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    Re: TRIFECTA presents: LF3 Powertrain Calibration Reprogramming, CTS V-Sport 3.6TT MY

    What a great setup! Curious what kind of quarter mile times this picks up

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    Re: TRIFECTA presents: LF3 Powertrain Calibration Reprogramming, CTS V-Sport 3.6TT MY

    Curious - Reading that graph I am seeing the stated gains in torque 81 ft-lbs (511 ft-lbs) but the HP looks to be only a 37 HP gain (457.51 HP) - am I reading that wrong

    Regardless - that is a great torque improvement.

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    Re: TRIFECTA presents: LF3 Powertrain Calibration Reprogramming, CTS V-Sport 3.6TT MY

    Quote Originally Posted by caddyhills View Post
    Curious - Reading that graph I am seeing the stated gains in torque 81 ft-lbs (511 ft-lbs) but the HP looks to be only a 37 HP gain (457.51 HP) - am I reading that wrong

    Regardless - that is a great torque improvement.
    You're reading it wrong. 420hp is stock at the crank. 457hp with the tune is at the WHEELS. Take a look here:
    http://lf3performance.com/showthread...-to-the-wheels!
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    Re: TRIFECTA presents: LF3 Powertrain Calibration Reprogramming, CTS V-Sport 3.6TT MY

    What's the price? Curious about driveability also.

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    Re: TRIFECTA presents: LF3 Powertrain Calibration Reprogramming, CTS V-Sport 3.6TT MY

    What effect on the warranty? I know with my 2012 Z06, dealers could detect a "tune" and deny engine failure issues.

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    Re: TRIFECTA presents: LF3 Powertrain Calibration Reprogramming, CTS V-Sport 3.6TT MY

    As for driveability, it'll probably be exactly the same (smooth) as stock. Like most forced-induced engines, it's severely de-powered from the factory with longevity in mind. Plus, it's easy to increase power later to keep up with competition. So it's not like this tune is really causing any strain. I'm curious about the price as well...
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    Question Re: Questions and Answers, February 6th 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by StoneCrab View Post
    That's a great improvement! Very curious what the price looks like. +74 WHP means it is over 500HP crank?
    Estimated crank HP reported from the ECM is over 500hp, but past the factory power output levels that number is probably no longer accurate. Measured SAE at the wheels is more accurate and reliable.



    Quote Originally Posted by dodgedieselguy View Post
    I have a new sickness, specifically a 2014 v sport that wants to get this tune. I am the founder of blue chip diesel, wanting to play with my new car. Tell me who to talk with, and so on!
    Thanks, Chip Fisher
    We are presently still validating the powertrain calibration. Prior to considering a powertrain recalibration acceptable for retail release, Trifecta's quality assurance and validation process calls for 100,000 miles and 100hrs of full throttle accumulated as a prerequisite. Making the power is done, but we're still validating the power output so that the powertrain recalibration will be safe and reliable. We at Trifecta would rather have the uncertainties be settled on our own test platforms, NOT on customer vehicles.

    At the end of our validation cycle, we still have to take one of our test platforms and disassemble the motor and analyze piston and bore wear, gauge dimensional accuracy and distortion of the engine connecting rods, and analyze the bearings for premature wear.



    Quote Originally Posted by sodamninsane View Post
    Any specs on the tune? Like max boost pressure observed, what kind of IAT / MAT you guys are running at those power levels?
    Stock is between 12 to 18 psi depending on gear, altitude, and RPM amongst other conditions.

    We're between 14 to 28 psi, again, depending on RPM, gear, altitude, and fuel octane.

    The OE intercooler isn't the most ideal implementation, and will heat saturate easily. With more than 20 psi the threshold is actually fairly low.



    Quote Originally Posted by JD03Cobra View Post
    What a great setup! Curious what kind of quarter mile times this picks up
    This one we won't be able to conclusively tell until the weather warms up. This vehicle type is traction limited at increased power levels. Please note that this is a powertrain software recalibration only though, and is designed to be as least intrusive as possible. With additional hardware upgrades, such as a turbo core upgrade with uprated billet compressor and turbine wheels, currently in process by one of our hardware partners, we're fairly certain that an amicable quarter mile result will be achievable.



    Quote Originally Posted by Avery323 View Post
    Curious about driveability also.
    Power delivery is linear and responsive with ANY of our products. We also provide updates corresponding with GM updates and recalls.



    Quote Originally Posted by Medmal View Post
    What effect on the warranty? I know with my 2012 Z06, dealers could detect a "tune" and deny engine failure issues.
    Quote Originally Posted by changzilla View Post
    How does this affect the factory warranty?
    Trifecta does not condone warranty abuse or fraud of any kind. We champion a "pay to play" approach when it comes to GM's powertrain warranties. However with that said, at any time should you wish to return to stock with ANY of our powertrain products, the included flash loader device will return your car 100 percent to stock. ->"Trifecta's Transparency featureset."

    Trifecta's quality assurance and validation process calls for 100,000 miles and 100hrs of full throttle accumulated as a prerequisite in order for the calibration before we would consider the release candidate retail worthy. As stated above, making the power is done, but we're still validating the power output so that the powertrain recalibration will be safe and reliable.

    With ANY Trifecta powertrain calibration, the knock detection mechanisms and OE engine knock detection sensitivity is retained. We also test for adverse operating conditions including but not limited to poor fuel quality, so that with any of our powertrain recalibrations, the car will be as dependable as stock.

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    Arrow Updated: TRIFECTA LF3 Powertrain Calibration Reprogramming, CTS V-Sport MY2014+

    Quote Originally Posted by Avery323 View Post
    What's your timeline for validation/further testing? Few weeks or a few months?
    Available now with introductory pricing: http://www.wot-tuning.com/forums/sto...6l-twin-turbo/


    Quote Originally Posted by 2jzgte View Post
    The power didn't lay down any earlier rpm wise, indicating they aren't running the turbo clear off the map just yet (maybe close).
    With the TRIFECTA production validated powertrain calibration for the Cadillac CTS V-Sport LF3 MY2014, we are not at the edge of the compressor map.


    Quote Originally Posted by 2jzgte View Post
    Little bit of knock dip just after 5000 rpm, so where know where the threshold is for the car on 93 octane, and that's ok.
    Zero knock on the run the dyno graph is showing. The "dip" you're referencing is where we are reducing power artificially to not overrun the HPFP (high pressure fuel pump). At higher RPM, the HPFP actually recovers somewhat. We will not disclose the actual fuel rail pressures.


    Quote Originally Posted by 2jzgte View Post
    We really need to figure out what to do with intercooling. That intercooler setup looks absolutely terrible and prone to some nasty heat soak.
    We concur with this sentiment. One of our hardware partners should have an improved solution for production release in the next month or so.


    Quote Originally Posted by hedrives View Post
    As for my CTS Vsport, first time I popped the hood I wondered what the heat soak issues will be for us in Texas even at stock boost levels and stock ICs.
    I see vented and domed hoods to clear larger ICs as a thing.
    We have found with a destructive test protocol that the stock heat exchanger assembly as a system is thermally challenged. The liquid to air heat exchanger within the intake manifold is also flow limited. This powertrain platform will benefit from any improvements made in this regard.


    Quote Originally Posted by 2jzgte View Post
    What kind of performance did you note after back to back runs, surely these are best case scenario numbers (which are fantastic btw!)
    The dyno runs posted reflect the best run STOCK vs the average of the runs with the recalibration loaded. The best case scenario numbers are higher.


    Quote Originally Posted by 2jzgte View Post
    I had another question regarding fueling. Where do you suppose you guys are fuel limit wise?
    Quote Originally Posted by hedrives View Post
    Also, as 2jzgte asked, curious about how much fuel delivery the stock setup can support.
    At where you have described as a "dip" in the dyno graph, we are getting close to the limits of the HPFP. Without pulling back power at that airflow/rpm intersection, we will likely overrun the HPFP. However, we feel that with aftermarket turbochargers that flow more air, 500-525 WHP+ should be plausible on the OE HPFP.


    Quote Originally Posted by Perses View Post
    When you say "WOT-tuning", do you mean this place?

    http://www.wot-tuning.com/forums/sto...6l-twin-turbo/
    Yes, the link corresponds with the product order page on WOT-Tuning.com


    Quote Originally Posted by Perses View Post
    Is WOT-tuning one of your retailers?
    WOT-Tuning is a TRIFECTA North American distributor.


    Quote Originally Posted by Perses View Post
    Does your "return to stock" function work an unlimited amount of times? I would still like to install GM updates if there are any
    We do not know the exact answer to this question, however on a test rig that repeats the flash process on a continuous loop, a batch of E92 controllers have not failed after over 2,500 reflashes set on a mixed cycle that includes full rewrites, flash truncation and recovery, and partial rewrites starting from a random sector.


    Quote Originally Posted by Perses View Post
    I like how you are testing on your own test fleet, but does that test fleet include both Premium and Non-premium vehicles? I have a 2014 CTS Vsport Premium, do you have something that is specific to the Premium?
    We have both V-Sport and V-Sport Premium vehicles within the TRIFECTA LF3 test fleet. The powertrain calibrations are not interchangeable between the two vehicle trim levels.


    Quote Originally Posted by Perses View Post
    Does your transmission side of the tune still work with all of the modes from the mode selector? Tour, Sport, and Track?
    Yes.


    Quote Originally Posted by Perses View Post
    What happens if the tune loading process fails? Is there some sort of a recovery mode on the flash loader device? I've had a 2011 GT500 where the SCT crashed during the flash and the car was bricked, and I had to tow it to a dealer. Is this even remotely a possibility here?
    With every TRIFECTA flash loader mechanism, a comprehensive flash recovery function featureset is included to recover the vehicle in case of a truncated or interrupted flash install. Our recovery feature will recover from any ECM state.


    Quote Originally Posted by Antero View Post
    Cant wait for more info on this.
    Quote Originally Posted by 2jzgte View Post
    This deserves a TON more traffic than it's got right now.
    I'm exceptionally pleased here.
    Quote Originally Posted by hedrives View Post
    Looking forward to what you guys end up with.
    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Cadillac View Post
    I'm anxiously awaiting more information on this tune...
    Quote Originally Posted by iamliko22 View Post
    Updates????
    Quote Originally Posted by Avery323 View Post
    Killing me. Any news?
    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Cadillac View Post
    Otherwise, they'd be all over this discussion.
    Quote Originally Posted by CapnCurt View Post
    Im anxiously wainting for any updates to the release of this tune. My new vsport is hungry!
    Quote Originally Posted by Avery323 View Post

    We would like to thank everyone for their patience and support. TRIFECTA has a policy of development, testing, and validation using vehicles within our test fleet. We do not test using customer vehicles. With an improved power delivery profile from the LF3 engine, we have completed validation and testing on the LF3 powertrain for over 100,000 miles across different environments including high elevation, heat/cold, and adverse fuel quality trials. We are confident in our product delivering consistent and safe increases in performance over the stock power levels.

    The LF3 powertrain platform discovery process has also included a comprehensive discovery process on the Aisin 8-speed transmission and the eLSD system in the Cadillac CTS V-Sport MY2014. The TRIFECTA powertrain recalibration for the MY2014+ Cadillac CTS V-Sport includes a comprehensive program that includes increased power from the LF3 engine, improved shift logic and quicker shifts from the Aisin 8-speed transmission with increased clutch pack engagement pressure settings to compliment the increased power, and an improved eLSD program to allow quicker power bias during acceleration.

    Please contact Trifecta Performance: info@trifectaperformance.com or visit WOT-tuning: www.wot-tuning.com for more information.

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    Re: Updated: TRIFECTA LF3 Powertrain Calibration Reprogramming, CTS V-Sport MY2014+

    Has anyone purchased there 1088$ tune yet? price includes cable sold separately, 200$. Would love to know your thoughts on it. This price seems a little ridiculous for a Ecmflash.

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    Re: TRIFECTA presents: LF3 Powertrain Calibration Reprogramming, CTS V-Sport 3.6TT MY

    Very cool. Glad to see you guys have a finished product and that the transmission is holding up well at the power levels you claim!

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    Re: TRIFECTA presents: LF3 Powertrain Calibration Reprogramming, CTS V-Sport 3.6TT MY

    Can you post a video of the car putting the power down on the dyno and on the road?

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