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performance chip recommendations?

I recently purchased a 2015 impala ls limited. 3.6 vvt engine. I love the car but would like just a little more power. I've been looking at a GTE Stage 1 Performance Chip OBDII Module. Any feedback on this or another recommended plug and play model?
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^ Overkill Motorsports or Trifecta tunes...
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I recently purchased a 2015 impala ls limited. 3.6 vvt engine. I love the car but would like just a little more power. I've been looking at a GTE Stage 1 Performance Chip OBDII Module. Any feedback on this or another recommended plug and play model?
While I only did a quick Google search on that product, I'd wager it works the same as any other "chip". The way these chips make power is by tricking the computer into thinking the engine is running under optimal conditions. Usually by making it seem like it's getting a lot of nice cold air. Sure it may give you more power, but it's not a very safe way of doing it.
Legitimate tunes optimize the response to the conditions.
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I can only speak for the OverKill tune. I had just the ECM tuned at first in my 2012 and it was noticeable but getting the ECM and TCM tuned is what you want for all around drivability and performance. Look up the OverKill tune and read the description for the transmission tuning! If Trifecta offers transmission tuning that may be a good option also.

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Last time I checked Trifecta just gives you the police package transmission tune (which is more aggressive)
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Go with an Overkill or Trifecta tune. Chips are a scam.

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