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2014 cruze LT RS 1.4 turbo, automatic, 100% stock

okay let me start with I AM a Certed Mechanic. I'm not a noob blasting into a forum expecting to be told that its all sunshine and rainbows to make more power. and I Have done some research as well. before i get screamed at to SEARCH before you ask.

short story is. I travel 226 miles to work on Monday stay at work all week and drive 226 miles home on Friday.
I need more passing power and power for hill climb.

Im looking at the trifecta Tune as well as the K&N intake set. not just the filter.

is this combination any good?

what I'm wanting to know is how many others have this set up, and what is the increase? is it worth $600?

because I could use that $600 on my project car/toy instead.
 

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Look into the BNR tune, they have the highest gains and best customer service, the intake is good, I'm actually selling one for $200 shipped, including the $50 injen dry filter (much larger, longer lasting, and better than an oiled filter). BNR tune can get a max of 60whp and 120ft/lbs tq with no extra bolt ons and it costs a little more than trifecta because the BNR tune is infinitely customizable, for whatever parts you add they can adjust for it.

BNR Tune 2011-2016 Limited Chevrolet Cruze 1.4L Turbo

When I was new I thought trifecta was the bomb until I looked into i further and saw all the customer service horror stories, and poor transmission tune mapping, BNR was the way to go and I 100% would always recommend.
 

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Stay away from the KNR oiled air filters.
 

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Start with running higher octane gas for a few tanks! 89 - 93 octane or whatever your premium. I have the same car and I seem to be doing OK running 89 octane vs 87 octane. My 2012 Eco I had tuned and had to run 93 octane. Still didn't have that much more power just a little and cost me a fortune. try running 89 octane and the little engine will pick up some.
 

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thank you for the information anthony, i will look into the bnr, and if you still have the k&n when im ready to drop the $$$ I'll hit you up. thank yo again.




all i ever run in my cruze is 91. since the day we got her. I have put lower octain cheaper gas while low on money in a pinch for some gas. but 98% of the time she gets 91. and there is no difference in her.
 

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thank you for the information anthony, i will look into the bnr, and if you still have the k&n when im ready to drop the $$$ I'll hit you up. thank yo again.




all i ever run in my cruze is 91. since the day we got her. I have put lower octain cheaper gas while low on money in a pinch for some gas. but 98% of the time she gets 91. and there is no difference in her.
Sure anytime! And you may not notice much power increase with higher octane, but especially when it's hot out the cruze benefits exponentially from higher octane and runs smoother, otherwise there's tons of timing is pulled to reduce knock and the power is reduced in the end.
 
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