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i just met this guy at work and he drives an 03 ranger.. he used to have a 00 ranger and he said he put a chip in it and it just tore up the engine.. i jsut wanted to see what you guys thougth about it.. would it be a good idea for me to get that or just reprogram my ECU?
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www.bamachips.com

Doug "SPECIALIZES" in rangers and explorers..

A chip "CAN" mess up your engine, if not tuned right, Dougs the man, he does it right, ive had mine in for a while now, and no problems whatsoever...




Edit: The problems with chips, that u put in the firewall, between the ecu and whatnot, is that the contacts for the chip have to be cleaned, sometimes, its not cleaned right, or it gets dirty, chip doesnt read right, and all that bad stuff..

Look into the superchip flasher, re-programs the computer from the ECU port under the dash, its what i have....


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it does change the speed limiter right? and why do rangers cut off at 92mph anyways? cant seem to figure that out
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Stock tire speed rating is 98mph, but they can safely do about 115, i believe, but seriously, that fast, in a truck, i dunno.

I have been 120 in my truck, lowered alittle, speed rated tires, and a tonno, helps i believe. Alot smoother now, then it used to be, co still has about stock set up, and his shakes like crazy at those speeds...

And yes, alot believe it takes the speed limiter off, all it does is raise it to about 240mph...lol

Mother Nature keeps us from going that fast..
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Actually the limiter is also there for the drive-shaft and something else cant remeber
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steel driveshafts at high speed"revolutions" = no bueno
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Even aluminum ones with 4.10 gears have that trouble.

Basically it is a resonance problem in the entire drivetrain, the input shaft has resonating trouble at higher speeds as well.


I am definately buying driveshaft safety loops, so that when Doug helps me get a little boost, I can feel safe about doing 130 mph. I'd hate to pole-vault the damn truck.....


There's actually a company here in TN that makes carbon dirveshafts for around $850 that are completely balanced, but that's a LOT of dough when I can just buy safety loops for $35....just in case.
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