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Cadillac V-Sport Performance Mods Discussion, Trifecta CTS Vsport tune review in Cadillac CTS V-Sport; Originally Posted by CadillacVic I had good experience with their customer service. They emailed me back within 12-18 hours, every ...
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    Re: Trifecta CTS Vsport tune review

    Quote Originally Posted by CadillacVic View Post
    I had good experience with their customer service. They emailed me back within 12-18 hours, every time, or sooner.
    Vic, thanks for the reply.
    I got a PM from them this morning as I thought my post might shake the trees.
    They suggested the sp*m filter ate my email.

    I'm tempted to use them as their product looks to be very complete.
    My concern about installers who are serious performance shops is still there.

    cheers,
    brad in houston

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    Re: Trifecta CTS Vsport tune review

    They failed to return my call also. Still tempting...
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    Re: Trifecta CTS Vsport tune review

    Just got off an very nice phone call with Mitchell at Trifecta who was kind enough to use his lunch break to call me.
    He totally quelled any issues I had with their tuning and explained how it works.

    I'll be ordering a tune from them later tonight.

    He also apologized for the delay in contacting me.
    Seems they get multiple thousands of emails a week.

    brad in houston.

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    Re: Trifecta CTS Vsport tune review

    How much was the total for the parts from trifecta?

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    Re: Trifecta CTS Vsport tune review

    Quote Originally Posted by CapnCurt View Post
    How much was the total for the parts from trifecta?
    $888 right now.

    I'm installing Saturday and will report back.

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    Re: Trifecta CTS Vsport tune review

    I mentioned this in the General Discussion and thought I would post it here also. The fact that you can return to a stock tune is nice but if something does go wrong with the engine or tranny and you switch it back to stock, they will know the computer was reflashed. It keeps a history. Also, doesn't Cadillac monitor this forum? They have responded directly to me regarding a past issue. If that is the case, if people are discussing their Trifecta tunes and any warranty issues come up, I don't think it would be hard for Cadillac to figure out who you are and deny warranties. Trifecta is very upfront about being "transparent", they are not trying to deceive anyone...just my 2 cents.

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    Re: Trifecta CTS Vsport tune review

    Im interested in your report! What kind of changes in 0-60, etc.

    shane

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    $888 right now.

    I'm installing Saturday and will report back.

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    Re: Trifecta CTS Vsport tune review

    Sounds good, get at me! I ran mine stock today at track and my best time was a 13.1 in sport mode with traction control off in stabilitrac comp mode. #fayettevilledragway on instagram

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    Re: Trifecta CTS Vsport tune review

    Been living with this product for a few days after having it installed by a very nice gentleman from the manufacturer whom I proceeded to give a healthy test drive.

    Although I've been very busy with a couple of projects since Saturday I have been driving the car daily.

    I'll report on Sport Mode driving as that is where I spend my time.
    There is a huge difference in power levels with this product.
    Throttle tip in is very responsive, the stock lag has vanished.
    The tune is very aggressive on boost levels as you see boost with the smallest throttle applications.
    At full throttle the boost gauge is pegged.
    When cruising around, if you need to suddenly generate a LOT of speed, all you need to do is give it a little throttle.
    If you give the car full throttle you are into speeding ticket mode almost immediately.

    I have found the transmission to be much improved yet I still see a bit of hunting and confusion from time-to-time which is similar to the stock setup when used in D mode.
    The transmission is not 100% cured but it is much, much better.

    I drove, built and raced turbo rotary racecars for many years and this reminds me of what is so fun about a turbo engine, it just gets brutal when it is on boost.
    Bottom line, this puts the CTS Vsport into beast mode.

    brad in houston

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    Re: Trifecta CTS Vsport tune review

    Damn Brad that is a great review. So the total out of pocket to trifecta was only 888$? Are all cables needed included with tune or have to be purchased separately? I took mine to track on Sunday and running stock i was getting a 13.1 leaving the line at about 2500 to 3000 rpm this car is very capable of running a 12.9. any rpm higher than previously stated was giving me a lot of wheel spin at take off on stock tires resulting in a13.4et. Sport mode traction control off stabilitrac comp mode. See here
    http://instagram.com/p/ovQvfMO5WM/

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    Re: Trifecta CTS Vsport tune review

    Does the 0-60 suffer at all due to additional wheel spin?

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    Arrow Re: Trifecta CTS Vsport tune review

    Quote Originally Posted by Tony0007 View Post
    Does the 0-60 suffer at all due to additional wheel spin?
    We recalibrate not only the Stabilitrak function, but also the eLSD. We can do better 0-60 times than stock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kayla@TRIFECTA
    We recalibrate not only the Stabilitrak function, but also the eLSD. We can do better 0-60 times than stock.
    What kind of 0-60 and 1/4 mile times can we expect and also how much is gas milage affected?

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    Re: Trifecta CTS Vsport tune review

    Quote Originally Posted by Kayla@TRIFECTA View Post
    We recalibrate not only the Stabilitrak function, but also the eLSD. We can do better 0-60 times than stock.
    Hi Kayla,

    Thank you very much for the information.. It is greatly appreciated.

    Realizing that 0-60 & 1/4 mi times will vary greatly according to conditions, I'm very interested to know what would be considered a typical 0-60 & 1/4 mi improvement in the Trifecta tune vs stock.

    Has Trifecta performed any testing in this regard?

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    Re: Trifecta CTS Vsport tune review

    Quote Originally Posted by CapnCurt View Post
    Damn Brad that is a great review. So the total out of pocket to trifecta was only 888$? Are all cables needed included with tune or have to be purchased separately? I took mine to track on Sunday and running stock i was getting a 13.1 leaving the line at about 2500 to 3000 rpm this car is very capable of running a 12.9. any rpm higher than previously stated was giving me a lot of wheel spin at take off on stock tires resulting in a13.4et. Sport mode traction control off stabilitrac comp mode. See here
    http://instagram.com/p/ovQvfMO5WM/
    Thanks Curt.

    Yes, total was $888 plus tax.
    I've seen a couple of comment about the price, I think it is a bargain when you look at HP and torque gains and get recalibrated transmission and diff.

    My cable is on the way to me, didn't need it as a nice guy from Trifecta installed for me.
    Install time was about 5 minutes.

    I don't have much drag experience, but have to say you will LOVE this next time out after tuning.
    The torque from around 3K is a huge difference and the car really starts hauling.
    Go back and look at anyone's tuned dyno sheets.

    brad in houston

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