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Old 06-30-2009
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I bought an X-cal3 Tuner from Doug at Bamachips about a month ago. At first i was freaking out cuz i couldn't get it to work then after it was working i didn't it made much of a difference. Well let me tell you folk THIS THING IS AWESOME! I bought it primarily for use at the mud drags. Prior to tuning my truck i was running 5.1xxx sec times consistently (I was actually so consistent that i won first place in Mens Consistency) Last race my best time 4.57 sec. Thats more than a half a second gain and only 150 ft to gain it in. And no the mud conditions have little to do with it.

There was this Rubicon that ran neck to neck with me the last few races and ended up winning. It was like my fastest time was faster than his slowest time. This time i stomped him in in all four passes in both the street stock v8+v10 and in the super stock 4cyl + 6cyl and took first place in both classes.

My favorite part about this is the setting the trans shift points at WOT. It used to shift into 3rd and bog down... now it shifts into 3rd and i can get 4000rpms outta the engine.

Props to Doug @ Bamachips
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well you just talked me into getting one. I have been thinking about getting one for a while, now you just sold me.
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I think everyone that wants better performance outta their ranger should look into one. It's a great mod that really makes a difference. You might not notice it much. But after you get it. Try putting your truck back on a stock tune after it's been tuned for a while. You'll definitely feel the difference.
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Old 07-01-2009
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The most noticeable thing I have encountered when switching back to the stock program is a delay in power from the engine when doing a quick shift under heavy acceleration. I have a manual transmission and the engine is much more responsive with the Bama tune. Acceleration is better also.

Another thing I have noticed is the engine has much better deceleration braking (compression braking) with the Bama tune compared to the stock tune. I don't now why but there is very noticeable difference with my 4.0 SOHC engine.
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