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Make sure you put it in competition mode

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Let us know how it goes.

I'm still not sure the tune is loaded........
I followed everything to a "T", but my max psi was briefly 17psi, usually its at 14-15 psi.

When am I supposed to see 22-23 psi, at WOT in 4th or 5th gear? Or do I have to be in the 5300 RPM range?
I dont know these cars so I really cannot feel any significant improvement, and nothing to compare it with.
Could I have a boost leak (loose clamp, etc) but that means it would have been below 14psi when it was stock, no?

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I'm still not sure the tune is loaded........
I followed everything to a "T", but my max psi was briefly 17psi, usually its at 14-15 psi.

When am I supposed to see 22-23 psi, at WOT in 4th or 5th gear? Or do I have to be in the 5300 RPM range?
I dont know these cars so I really cannot feel any significant improvement, and nothing to compare it with.
Could I have a boost leak (loose clamp, etc) but that means it would have been below 14psi when it was stock, no?
You said you bought it with the ability to turn it off with cruise control. Find a long straight deserted street. Stop SMASH THE GAS (FIRST HOLD WHEEL TIGHT) then stop. turn on cruise control SMASH THE GAS. Where your 0 - 30 or 40 times different? did you feel a difference. With my **** tires they will squeek a bit on the 1 - 2 shift with the tune on. I still don't believe it but have done it a few times.

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I told them i wanted the tune on all the time, yet..........i have to put it in competition mode. Try that and cruise control like you asked. (to put the car in competition mode hit the traction control button twice within 5 seconds)

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I told them i wanted the tune on all the time, yet..........i have to put it in competition mode. Try that and cruise control like you asked. (to put the car in competition mode hit the traction control button twice within 5 seconds)
You should contact Trifecta if you asked for an always on tune and they gave you a competition switch controlled tune. That is one of the options they offer, but if they gave you the wrong one I am sure they will fix it.

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You should contact Trifecta if you asked for an always on tune and they gave you a competition switch controlled tune. That is one of the options they offer, but if they gave you the wrong one I am sure they will fix it.

I told them i wanted the tune on all the time, yet..........i have to put it in competition mode. Try that and cruise control like you asked. (to put the car in competition mode hit the traction control button twice within 5 seconds)
Good point guys, they did forget to send the calibration file when I got the the email notice, maybe they did not put the on/off tune control in the c/control.

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Great discussion on the Trifecta tune and what to watch for from Trifecta. (probably doubtful that it needs two parallel threads to discuss the same thing) ....... just saying.
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Make sure you put it in competition mode
You called it!
They put the tune access in the Competition mode setting, not Cruise Control. I just hit 23 psi on the highway! Wooooooooo!!
Does that mean I lose Competition Mode when the tune is engaged, or, do I have BOTH Competition Mode AND the tune when CM is engaged?

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You called it!
They put the tune access in the Competition mode setting, not Cruise Control. I just hit 23 psi on the highway! Wooooooooo!!
Does that mean I lose Competition Mode when the tune is engaged, or, do I have BOTH Competition Mode AND the tune when CM is engaged?
You have both the tune and competition mode.

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Trifecta has gone ahead and posted all versions to my account for me to choose from. They will be visible to me once I reach the last page where you actually download the file (after agreeing to the terms etc).

They posted tune active all the time, CC active, and Comp mode active.
I have all 3 options, 3 separate downloads

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That's great that they provided you all three methods! You can try out each and every one and find the configuration you like the most. Puts you in a better position than the rest of us who never requested the configuration each and every way. Now you are special

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I had mine set so it is on when the cruise is on, but that was to conceal the fact that the car was tuned when I took it in to the dealer for warranty work.

Today I see no reason at all to have the tune switchable - just have it on all the time. When would you ever want to turn it off?

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I had mine set so it is on when the cruise is on, but that was to conceal the fact that the car was tuned when I took it in to the dealer for warranty work.
When would you ever want to turn it off?

That's just it, I have an extended warranty.
Question-"set so it is on when the cruise is on", meaning the CC button is pressed and light is on....
Would the dealership not get wise to that eventually....?....

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