This is a discussion on Tricolore Performance within the Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG forums, part of the Mercedes-Benz CLA Model Specific Forums category; Originally Posted by nochaos
Good questions! I installed my DTE Systems module (from Tricolore) and the AMS intake & filter in December last year as ...
Great feedback, so much appreciated and you've pretty much have me sold on it! I always run 93 as well and recently purchased and installed an intake I purchased from another member on this forum. I have a few follow-ups if you don't mind, do the various program modes on the DTE module stay in place after you turn off the car or do you have to start anew and cycle through the 3 programs each time you get back in the car? Is the program module run inside the car to make changes on the fly (not while in gear of course) or is it kept in the engine bay? is there a legend which shows what the difference is between the 3 programs? I downloaded the instructions from their website just for a little more information and I couldn't find anything, it just says you can pick between Prog1-Prog 3, don't know what settings each has.
Originally Posted by nochaos
Also, do you have the pedal commander also? You said you haven't really noticed any lag and I'm wondering if the tune helps with that or if it's still recommended to get it? I've heard the pedal commander is a great upgrade as well and wondering if you can still tell the difference even after adding the tune.
DTE Piggyback module
First off I do not have any additional mods just the DTE module and the AMS intake & filter. I believe the pedal commander product was in response years back on pre-facelift cars to address what some may have felt was need to address "lag" issues. I know nothing more to make some type of comparison but, as said before I do not experience "lag".
It simply blasts off the line and also from say full throttle at 70 MPH in the S+ mode its amazing how fast the triple digits hit. As for the location, the module resides in the engine bay. I installed (zip tied) mine on the round aluminum tube directly behind the drivers side headlamp. Once you set the module up there is no need to mess with it again. The settings remain so it's set-and-forget. Simple.
Not sure which instructions you have downloaded but the pdf I have was like 10+ pages. On two pages were the explanations/diagrams of various settings possible. Let me know when you get the DTE module and if you have an intake and i will let you know which program to try. It's a 5 minute top set up with the illuminated key pad buttons on the module. Keep in mind this is a great engineered German made product. As I said- doubt you will be dissatisfied!
Installed mine, the instructions were good, it was fairly easy. Didn't really explain the settings as well as I would have liked, but Tricolore was quick to respond.
It def has more power. Worth the money for sure. I'd probably go with the full ECU tune if I had it to do all over again and go stage 2. The piggyback just wasn't the world changer that the whole custom tune was on my 300C, but I didn't expect it to be. Performance off the line didn't change as drastically as I hoped, but it is noticeably better. This used to be my wifes car for about 5 months, and she drove it the other day and was very impressed.
Money well spent, IMO. But if you can afford the ECU tune, I'd probably give that a shot.
Nice to see another Mopar guy that switched over, I sold my 2014 SRT8 Challenger to get my 18 45 AMG.
Originally Posted by Corporal D
Nice! I had the 300C for 11 years and the wife had 3 Chargers over the course of 10. It's a great platform, really, and I do miss them sometimes.
Installed my 430R (stage 1.5) piggyback last night. It certainly has more power in the higher RPM range, and while I'm not sure what an additional 80 hp should feel like, I'm not quote sure the butt dyno is close to 430hp. I didn't go for the stage 2 package (440R package) because $600 more for just 5 more HP didn't make sense to me...unless I'm interpreting their website incorrectly.
I have an appointment at my local dyno on the 13th, so we'll see what the numbers are and go from there.
USA car with larger intake & filter?
Curious is your car US version? And you say 1.5 setup...what is the intake & filter you installed? Please post the dyno results when done and let us know the name of the dyno it was run on and the octane, outside temp etc. Time to compare results!
I would like to hear any feedback on Tricolore TP 420R. Apparently I have been told it's a better piggyback than Rebellion V2.
Why weistec over ams , I felt that the weistec looked to big as most go 4” and they do 5”
Originally Posted by Alfahim
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Please post your dyno pulls here.
Originally Posted by Stubaru
2015 GLA45 AMR PERFORMANCE STG2+AMS INTAKE+TRS+BRONDEX DP 200CEL+HG MOTORSPORTS 2 PIECE ROTORS+OZ ULTRALEGGERA HTL 19X8 25MM & 20MM SPACERS+AMS TITANIUM STRUT BRACE