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Gen 1 Tuning Comparision Thread

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I have been seeing a lot of questions lately among members about the various tuning options available for the Cruze. I'm creating this thread to aid those who are trying to make the decision of whether or not to tune their Cruze AND if they decide to tune it, which option they want to go with. If you wish to post in this thread, please only post about YOUR OWN experience with a particular tuning service or personal tuning experience.

In your post, please include the following information:

Vehicle Year, Make, Model, Trim
Engine Size with RPO code (if you know it)
Transmission Type (automatic/manual)
Vehicle Modifications (if any)
Name of Tuner/Tuning Software
Review of YOUR OWN experience with the Tuner/Tuning Software
Cost for Tuning
Dyno Sheet (If you have one) OR Screenshot of power numbers

I hope this thread is helpful.
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and no one else with a ZZP tune.....
 

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Just to confirm, you only made 135 or so HP with trifecta tune? I have to be reading something wrong... On 8/31 graph.
That's what I'm seeing, though it's also worth noting that is a Mustang dyno, which are notoriously pessimistic.
 
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Just to confirm, you only made 135 or so HP with trifecta tune? I have to be reading something wrong... On 8/31 graph.
To me that sounds like it could be correct. The stock LUJ only puts out 138 HP at most to the flywheel. Realistically, that translates to 110-115 HP to the wheels. And if what MP81 says is correct and the Mustang dyno reads 5-10 HP low, in my mind it's even more realistic.
 

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Just to confirm, you only made 135 or so HP with trifecta tune? I have to be reading something wrong... On 8/31 graph.
I started at 109 on 87 octane - stock, then went to 119 on 93 octane stock to 135 on 93 octane with the Trifecta elite tune. So 135 -109 = 21 HP gain is not bad.
 

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I can guarantee you my BNR tune makes more than that. No question. Butt dyno also confirms it.
Put your money where your mouth is! Let's see the sheets.
 

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LMAO
 
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:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
 
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