Well, the UPS man just dropped of my bama-tuner about a hour ago and all I can say is that if anyone doubts this product for a 2.3L, DON'T!!! It took approx. 10 minutes from the time I opened the box to having the program installed(I choose the 93 performance) It would have been much quicker but the directions say to remove the fuel pump fuse so I had to locate my manual to fine the correct fuse. I have a gibson cat-back exhaust and a k/n fipk intake which combined seemed to improve the power and throttle response ever so slightly while keeping the mpg just a bit better than stock. I cannot speak of the mpg with the tunner yet, but the power increase was noticable the second I pulled out of the driveway. This tuner makes much more of a differance than I could have ever hoped for. It's been a long time since I drove a 4-cyl. that made me smile from ear to ear. I can do nothing but praise this product!
For Bob and the others from Jusnes that helped me out...Thank You so much!! I couldn't possibly be any happier with this purchase.
HAD A 2003 2.3L, amsoil duel remote by-pass filters, amsoil pre-oiler, all amsoil lubricants in everything, gibson sidswept exhaust, hurst shifter, K/N fipk intake, roush front and rear sway bar kit, frozen rotors, hawk performance brake pads, flex-a-lite electric fan(FLX-180), bilstein shocks, suvlights headlight harness, piaa extreme white headlights, optima redtop, ta performance aluminum rear end girdle, limited slip rear carrier, stainless braided brakelines, bama tuner.
I just received my X-Cal 2 in the mail yesterday and it won't work. When I plug it into the OBD-2 nothing happens, it doesn't turn unless I plug my laptop to it. And when I try to program my Ranger, the X-Cal 2 say "Voltage Too Low". I drive a 2001 2.3 standard. Have you all experienced this? FX2.3 or RNGMSTR? Thanks in Advance!!
I have not experianced that with mine. I don't know much about how it powers up, but if it powers up with your computer but not when plugged into your truck, that would lead me towards checking the truck over and make sure all the fuses are good.
can you guys lead me to bama site..I cant find it anywhere. Also, Who sells it..site for that....and i searched but there are 40 gazillion posts on this...is there a walk through of installation for the Bama?
Got my X-Cal 2 working. I couldn't find the fuse for the OBD-2 so I ran a direct connection from the battery to the 12V constant on the OBD-2 (its pin 16). To be safe fused it with a 15 amp. Plugged my X-Cal 2 in and it powered right up. Programmed my truck and I was very impressed with the difference in performance. Thanks RNGMSTR for your posts.
on my 2.3L with the 93 performance tune, there was a huge difference. I never would have believed it could make that much difference without experiancing it for myself. I did have a fipk intake and gibson exhaust that I am sure helped a little, but the tuner really woke the truck up.