New to the Buick Encore

crakkus

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Hi all,

I have been browsing the Encore forums via google and this seems to be the best one.

So, I had main reason for signing up: Recall information, issues with the encore, and ultimately power train upgrades.

Dont get me wrong, out of all the SUV's i did research on, the encore come out on top with fuel economy, looks (especially the interior) and the handling. I tried an RVR, felt to soft compared to the encore.

Anyways, a couple things I did like was that there are upgrades:

1. Trifecta tune (https://badnewsracing.3dcartstores.com/Trifecta-Tune-2013-Buick-Encore-14T_p_191.html)
2. Catless downpipe (https://badnewsracing.3dcartstores.com/Bad-News-Racing-14T-Catless-Downpipe_p_195.html)
3. Cold Air Intale (part #K&N 69-8614TS, but i think ther is another)

You go back and fourth with these upgrades and I am sure it will make a better difference.

I am going to phone up bad news racing one of these days to find out which injectors we can use and also adding in a 3 port boost solenoid (hoping that our cars take them, and that the tune can take advantage of it in the software)

My question to everyone is are there any other power train upgrades that we can do to these cars? I miss the power from my old vehicle but the wife wants to have a "family" vehicle.

Thank you for your time and glad to join!
 

ljmattox

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The folks at BNR will probably be a very good resource.

I was going to suggest also a Cruze forum; the 1.4T is available in them as well, and for a while longer. With owners more likely to try some modding, and have.

Just a suggestion.
 

crakkus

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The folks at BNR will probably be a very good resource.

I was going to suggest also a Cruze forum; the 1.4T is available in them as well, and for a while longer. With owners more likely to try some modding, and have.

Just a suggestion.

The Sonic and the Cruze have the same enigne, but is it the same exhaust and intake system too? I contacted morgan at http://www.mpfab.com/ about his sonic project about increase hp gains with his mods, but he was unable to comment due to not having access to an Encore.

If you know that the entire powertrain system is identical to that of a cruze or sonic, that would open tons of possibilities. I with someone could chime in on what they know.
 
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