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Bama Tuner Question,,

I just got my Bama Tuner in the mail and need to know as my new K&N filter is being ordered can I run it with the stock intake? Im not sure how long the filter will take to come as it was for the 77series intake that they are currently out of stock at K&N.

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Model Year - 2002
Engine - 2.3L I4
Transmission: - Automatic
4 Digit Calibration Code - OMN5
FULL Tire Size - 31x10.5R15LT
Axle Code or Gear Ratio - 87
Mod List - Magnaflow dual exhaust catback, K&N 77 Series Intake
Premium Fuel Octane - 91

So, can I run it with the stock intake for now?
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I wouldn't hesitate to do so. If you want peace of mind, contact bama.
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Yes you can. Minor bolt ons don't affect the program. Even if you told them you have an intake on the truck.
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James, Let me know how the Bama tuner works with your 2.3
I haven't recieved a suitable answer regarding their 2.3 dohc programming, so I have held off on ordering one. Yours may be one the first.

Thanks in advance
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I wasn't paying attention and managed to get to 45 in a 30 without noticing. Usually my exhaust is so loud I know when I'm at the speed for the road but it surprised me. I was able to squeak these 31"s flooring it from a stoplight. My automatic seems to shift quicker and I doesn't feel like this 31"s are any problem for the engine now. I cant wait to install the K&N intake and see if I can feel that as much as I can feel the bama. I don't know why I waited to get this, so far I'm loving it.

I'm running the 87 Performance. I'm not sure if it's worth the $400 new but for $275 used hells yeah! better investment then my exhaust. Ill report my mpg when I fill up and then report back when I refill to see if there's any improvemnt. Right now I avg about 16 city.
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It is worth the $400 new if you want a good amount of performance for the price. I think I picked up about 10-15 hp and almost 30 lbs tq. But that was with my 4.6L:)

The exhaust maybe gave you 2 hp and the intake might give you 5 hp.
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Does anyone know if the bama tuner changes the 92 mph limiter that my truck has?
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I was able to squeak these 31"s flooring it from a stoplight.
wow, my truck has 4 more cylinders than than yours, and I can just barely get them to spin every once in awhile, and you get probably twice as good gas mileage than me.........i get about 12 (highway going about 65mph)
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Does anyone know if the bama tuner changes the 92 mph limiter that my truck has?
Yes that is one of the things it can do.

Does anyone visit Doug's website. All the answers to these questions is on there in someway.
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thanks.
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I reached 97 on the highway, and didnt notice, felt like the truck could do more and wanted too. I was just scared of that ticket when you do 37mph over so I slowed to an 80mph crawl. My truck use to struggle at 75mph and after this the $400 new is worth it, and the $275 is a hella good bargin, fun part was I followed this riced out civic the whole time and he never lost me till I got off the highway,, sweet,,
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fun part was I followed this riced out civic the whole time and he never lost me till I got off the highway,, sweet,,
and your truck weighs more and has bigger tires than that civic, so thats good.
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James, Let me know how the Bama tuner works with your 2.3
I haven't recieved a suitable answer regarding their 2.3 dohc programming, so I have held off on ordering one. Yours may be one the first.

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Ill report my mpg when I fill up and then report back when I refill to see if there's any improvemnt. Right now I avg about 16 city.
Anything yet?
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havent had to refill yet!
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you only get 16 on a 2.3? damn, thats terrible...
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you only get 16 on a 2.3? damn, thats terrible...
well i do floor it everywhere and it is all city driving, also the 31"s on an automatic 4 banger dont help,,
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That is kinda sad. I got 18 with 33's and a 3.0.
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That is kinda sad. I got 18 with 33's and a 3.0.
just city driving?
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17?

and slamming on the brakes at 60mph is scary as all hell with the 31"s, just tested it out when the mini van in front of me disided to get off where I was getting off,,
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I just orderd a bama tuner for my 2.3L as well, will let everyone know my thoughts once it gets here. I choose 87 performance, 93 performance and 93 torque.
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15.77 MPG ALL CITY DRIVING!!!! I bet I have the worst gas mileage of any 4 banger and maybe some 6's!

maybe I need new spark plugs? mine havent been changed sine I got it,, about 18k miles and over 2 years ago,, about how hard are new plugs to install? recommend any?
should I try seafoam? I would never go back to stock or lower it but want to do what I can,,

my math 138.8 miles / 8.8 gallons = 15.77miles/gallon..
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I just changed my plugs and wires for the first time, ever. What a *****, im serious, I could only imagine how fun installing headers must be! lol.. but your DOHC 4 banger should be sooo much easier.
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17.01 MPG!!!! I dont know what I did different but gas is only $1.99 here so its been a great day so far!!!
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