Overkill is pleased to specialize in the GM Direct Injection V6 family of engines, and offer tuning for your 2012 and newer GMC Acadia, Buick Enclave and Chevrolet Traverse. Overkill tuning is a complete and thorough recalibration of the engine and transmission computers, with a focus on improving performance and also improving how your vehicle drives. I've focused my efforts on the 87 octane tune on these big SUVs, so you don't need premium fuel to improve accelerating with a fully loaded cabin, climbing a mountainous terrain, or pulling a boat or camper. However if you have access to and understand the benefits of E85, also look at the flex fuel conversion kit to allow you to run E85 ethanol fuel, exclusive to the market through Overkill! The transmission behaviour will be sporty but comfortable. There are calibration improvements beyond performance, such as improving knock sensor response time, curiously poor in the factory calibration, which will improve engine life over time.

Overkill Tuning Features/Benefits:
  • Horsepower and torque gains of 15-30 on 91 octane and 10-15 on 87 octane anticipated, and you can switch as you like between the tunes
  • Smoother acceleration, more mid-range power, less peaky feeling to the power delivery
  • Improved response from the throttle pedal from standstill, no rubber band feeling
  • Increased fuel mileage capability, 1-3 MPG gains possible and will depend on your driving style
  • Fully rewritten transmission shift points will downshift with less throttle input, upshift at better engine rpms, reduce bogging around town, and improve how the vehicle feels by feeling lighter and easier to drive
  • Improved engine knock response times for improved engine safety
  • Improved engine knock spark recovery rates for improved performance
  • Speed Limiter Removal, Engine park rev limiter raised
  • Support for your other aftermarket modifications including our intake system, aftermarket exhaust systems, our 80mm throttle body, JacFab intake spacer and more.
  • No charge revisions for your future modifications, so you can add our other modifications at any time after tuning purchase

What you'll get with your purchase:
  • An Autocal handheld tuning device, with software on a USB drive
  • Overkill 91/93 octane tune
  • Overkill 87 octane tune
  • Tuning support for Overkill E85 Flex Fuel if you get our conversion kit
  • Tuning support for the only aftermarket intake available for these vehicles, from Overkill
  • Tuning support for datalogging and custom revisions
  • Tuning support for new mods as you add them, for as long as you own the vehicle

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Autocal Handheld: The best way for us to provide tuning for your 2012+ SUV is through our Autocal handheld system. The Autocal handheld allows you to take the handheld to the vehicle, read the factory file, upload our Overkill tunes and provide scan data, with no laptop required. Return to stock calibration whenever you want, apply updates and retunes easily through email with us and Overkill retuning is available at no charge for as long as you own your vehicle.

Want a great deal? Of course you do! This combo pairs Overkill Tuning through our Autocal handheld with our E85 Flex Fuel kit. You'll get Overkill tuning for 87 and 91/93 octane gasoline, plus tuning for E85 Ethanol fuel which out performs its gasoline counterparts. More information on the Overkill tuning can be found above and more info on our Flex Fuel conversion kit can be found at the bottom of this page, and again, this combines those purchases together and saves you $80!

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The only intake on the market for the 2012+ Acadia/Traverse/Enclave! This replaces your factory air filter housing, tubing and MAF sensor with new larger tubing, larger MAF housing and a large cone air filter. What's simple is often what works great, the larger diameter components here improve flow over the smaller 3" factory counterparts, and this intake adds a dyno tested 15 lbs-ft torque gain! Also adds a great engine tone while accelerating.

Tip: This intake REQUIRES Overkill tuning to account for the larger MAF sensor size. This intake will also fit both the factory throttle body and our larger 80mm throttle body offering!

The only larger throttle body for the 2012+ 3.6 is available here at Overkill. The factory throttle body is 72mm. Our 80mm throttle body solution dwarfs the stock unit and bolts directly to your intake manifold which already has a 79.5mm inlet to take full advantage of this larger throttle body, or rather this throttle body takes full advantage of the intake manifold's flow capabilities! One of the best upgrades you can do beyond our tune, this throttle body setup will improve horsepower at a dyno tested 11+ wheel horsepower, improves throttle response (particularly with Overkill tuning) and changes the intake note of the V6 to a deeper growl at heavy throttle.

Throttle body is a brand new unit, comes with an aluminum adapter plate and stainless steel bolts.

Want a great deal? Of course you do. Because our intake and throttle body combo work hand in hand together, here's a chance to buy them together, at a discount. This combo works with factory tuning and even better with Overkill tuning. If you have Overkill tuning currently, you'll receive a no charge revision.

This intake manifold spacer, made by our friends at Jacfab, goes between the upper and lower manifolds. Unlike a comparatively useless throttle body spacer, this spacer extends the length of each individual intake runner length by 3/4". This, along with the increased intake manifold volume, results in dyno tested torque gains of 7-15 lbs-ft through the mid and upper rpm range, just what this big SUV needs. A straight forward installation and great bang for your buck.

Tip: Maximizes its gains when done with or after Overkill tuning and our intake system.

An exclusive to Overkill, because we specialize in the GM Direction Injection V6 family, is this retrofit kit for your SUV. Some 2012+ 3.6s are flex fuel enabled and others aren't. Overkill pioneered retrofitting those that aren't, beginning with this kit for the Acadia/Enclave/Traverse. Once installed and tuned, you'll be able to fill up with E85 ethanol and switch back and forth to gasoline as you desire. Running E85 ethanol with our flex fuel calibration brings a significant boost in torque and overall performance, with 10-15 horsepower gains over 93 octane gasoline and well over 20+ versus 87 octane tuning, and yes you can switch between 87 gasoline and E85 with our flex fuel kit.

Kit includes an OEM "fuel content" sensor from another GM application, high quality fuel line and fittings to plumb the sensor into the fuel line, and a wiring harness that allows easy installation with one inline plug and play connection and a simple pin addition into your engine computer connector.

Tip: Tuning is required to activate the sensor. Since you're likely to have Overkill tuning already, be advise that tuning is NO CHARGE for this kit as a revision. If you want to purchase with Overkill tuning, scroll back up on this page to buy together at a discount.