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How do you know if your bama worked?

Ok so my redline is 6500, it shifts firm and blah blah. However I FEEL no gain. Perhaps its just me, but I feel no difference over stock performance wise. Ive tried running 91 performance and torque and I feel nothing. But if the shifts are firm and the redline moved that means it worked didnt it?
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I have the x-cal2 also and I didnt really notice any dif. I did notice the 90-95 mph governor is gone though =]
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whatttttt???

I thought there was an immediate difference.
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Yeah I noticed everything it was suppose to do except add any performance
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I ran on 87 perf for about 6 months then tried 91 perf and thought it was actually worse.
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hmmm we almost have the same set up too haha headers, exhaust and intake ....?
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So all that $$$$ spent and you guys have nothing from it??
That sucks.
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I dunno I emailed doug ill see if he gets back to me.
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ha, and im going to be buying one here soon. This is bad to hear.
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Well I mean I think you should get one just good luck! Everyone says they have awesome luck with them, and that doug is a really good guy, personally its just been I havent felt a difference other then stuff I dont care so much about.

Just heard everyone talk bout how it makes them spin the tires and how much faster their truck feels, I just feel stock with stiff shifts.
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wow, i think ur the only one who is not satisified.
i felt a major difference.
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8 HP is gonna be a difference of about 2/10's of a second in a 1/4 mile run. 12 Hp ruffly 3/10's.

think about it. An intake and exhaust changes the noise so it creates a sensation that is different. Even roller rockers make a sound difference on the 3.0 it just happens to make your engine quieter. tuners and pulleys don't.

$70 on a dyno or back to back 1/4 mile runs with the tuner on and off should prove what you might not feel.

In my case with rogues tuner I didn't feel it after a couple of weeks so I turned it off. Then it was- oh, yeah. its slower now. You kind of get used to it.
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I dunno, I mean i felt a slight difference when I put my headers on and my exaust, I dont remember feeling anything with intake being added. I might have felt a little bit I honestly dont remember. It just doesnt seem any different at all but I could just be *****ing, I just heard people say a huge difference and I guess I was hopeing id feel a huge difference.
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Maybe Ill just try it for a while and then try stock again and see if I notice anything
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wow, i think ur the only one who is not satisified.
There's been a few threads with the same subject... definitely not the only one not satisfied.

I also felt zero change.
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did you get it corrected? I read your thread, did you ever get a new tune and feel a difference?

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did you get it corrected? I read your thread, did you ever get a new tune and feel a difference?
Not yet, I got 4.30 gears in mid February and wanted to have plenty of time to get accustomed to the new gear ratio. No point in getting two performance upgrades at the same time and trying to distinguish the two.

I'm going to be contacting Dough real soon though.
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I'm surprised that none of y'all felt a difference. I dont have a bama tuner, but I know it's better then the superchips programmer that I have. I to this day can still tell a difference. However I only run the 93 tq setting. I personally noticed more of a change with the tq then the performance setting. Try going to the tq setting specially with the 3.0. It really helped the off the line response. Also another reason I got it was for better mileage. I went from 15/18 city/hwy to 19/24 city/hwy and i'm running 4.10 gears with almost 31in tires.
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Ok I lied, as far as feeling anything, my comment stands as not feeling anything, but I do however get about 20-30 extra miles per tank than I use to. I was maxing at around 240 and after the chip I was getting about 270 sometimes more. Also like I said It removed that 90-95mph governor so the money was well worth it in my opinion.

Maybe I just dont remember(its been about 2 years)...maybe Ill return it to stock setting and drive on it for a week or two, then ill let ya know if i feel a dif.
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yup, put the stock tune back in & I bet it won't be in more than 2 days & you WILL be going back.

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When I put mine in, I really felt no difference with the performance tune at all. However, when I went to the torque tune, there was a definet difference according to the but dyno. I'm more than satisfied.
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When I put mine in, I really felt no difference with the performance tune at all. However, when I went to the torque tune, there was a definet difference according to the but dyno. I'm more than satisfied.
This is good to know because I pull allot and I was wondering if the torque tune made any difference....
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It is hard to feel a difference unless you are really sensitive to performance changes. I timed some acceleration rates from 40 to 70 mph and 50 to 80 mph in third gear in four different programs including stock. There is a definite improvement over stock. I found the 91 octane torque program to give the best acceleration. The best gas mileage is with the 91 performance program. I run the 87 performance program most of the time because it is the best overall for economy and still gives better performance than stock.
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this is exactly why I'll never buy one...tuners are great mods dont get me wrong, but you'll hardly notice anything on a little six banger

I'll save my $400 and put it towards the V8
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haha yeah and you get a kick *** sound with a v8 =)
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