Disclaimer: I don't work for Trifecta, nor do I have any type of association with them other than as a very happy customer ('Cruzero').
When I bought my 2014 1.4T back in 2017 it couldn't get out of its own way. 0-60mph was close to 10 sec and the AT shifting was frustrating to say the least. I bought the Advantage tuning from Trifecta and it made a significant difference all by itself in power gained and transmission shifting. It brought a smile to my face. I then replaced the air filter with a K&N slab filter (it works better than most CAI that cost big $$ and do nothing but suck in hot air from the engine bay) and installed the ZZP catless downpipe and NGK copper plugs gapped at 0.028. It ran mid 6's. I wanted more ...much more. Next step was a significant one. I upgraded to the "Elite" tune from Trifecta, put in Bosch 42# injectors, MSD coil, gapped the plugs at 0.025 and tuned it on e85. Holy crap!
Using the home made launch control: left foot hard on the brake, right foot on gas pedal, rev it up to 4k and let it rip (please, spare me the "that will damage the transmission, etc." platitudes), it would lay rubber for approximately 40ft ...if I wanted to, and chirp the tires with authority on the 1st-2nd shift . Back to the point, I haven't timed the 0-60 blast recently but it is dead even with a newer Mustang V-6 and has pissed off plenty of people that had dismissed the Cruze as a slow poke, easy to leave in their wake.
I just received the forged Waste Gate Actuator (WAG) from trifecta and will be installing it as soon as the calibration is received via email. I will datalog it and do a timed 0-60 run with performance-oriented tires. All this, of course, in the name of science and research to help save the planet.
I am one of many customers that Trifecta has, however, Michael and Stephen have always made me feel as if I was their only customer and responded with amazing speed to my inquiries. For goodness sake, late at night on July 3rd I sent them an email about my calibration and Michael replied first thing in the morning on July 4th; a freaking holiday! True patriots, ready to respond.
Last, my car runs like a top, has been extremely reliable and the Trifecta tunes have not caused any damage while making the Cruze a joy to drive. So, a big unsolicited shout out for Trifecta.
I cannot imagine driving my car as it was originally....