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Old 06-25-2004
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Well as alot of you know, i have BEEN waiting for my apten flasher to get in...

I called apten today. and it should be here today "Friday"

but its raining like a ****

I ordered the Apten to the mods i currently have on my truck

And to the octane of 89..."Gas Prices"

Well, gas prices have gone down alittle, and i figured, bah, what the hell, ill go for the 92-93

So i think, hmm, wonder if Doug can do it for me..

So i send an email his way...

Asking , how much for a re-burn, to set mine too 93 octane...

Heres how it went...

Hey Leo,



The only thing I ask is after you get the new programming from me and install it in your truck if you feel a true performance gain or difference that you say you got it from me. If not then just let me know and If you'll let me I'll redo it until you like it. I will leave the Apten programming on the flasher for you to compare the other two programs to, then if you definatly can tell a difference then when ever you get a chance you can return it to me and I'll add one more program to it as well.

Thanks, Doug.
----- Original Message -----
From: Leo Garza
To: Douglas Studdard
Sent: Thursday, June 24, 2004 3:41 PM
Subject: Re: Hey Doug, quick question.


WOW! Hey doug thanks bro, just send me the address, I have yet to recieve the damned thing, but as soon as i do, ill send it out, im hoping its the blue one as you stated..

Supposed to be recieving it today...

Douglas Studdard <[email protected]> wrote:
Is it the blue unit that says SCT across the top? If so just send it to me and I'll write you 2 new programs as well as that 89 program to go with it, no charge. I'll need to know the usual, calibration code, list of mods and such. Just let me know and I'll send you my address.

Later Doug.
----- Original Message -----
From: Leo Garza
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Sent: Wednesday, June 23, 2004 11:21 PM
Subject: Hey Doug, quick question.


Hey Doug,

Its me Leo"FoMoCoEdge" the one who told you about www.Ranger-Forums.com incase you didnt really know, thats my ranger on the front page... and here www.svtoreo.com is my website...

Anyway, i wanted to ask, i ordered a Apten Flasher, and ordered it to the 89 octane, and was wondering if i could get it re-done by you for the 93 octane, and if there is a charge , how much, i talked to Brian, and i know he doesnt work for Apten anymore.

And your the only other person anyone really trust..

Thanks Bro
-Leo


So basically, he is going to reflash it for free, to show he can do better...

And of course, he seems very confident, and i dont mind being the test person to prove it...

WOO HOO go Doug, hes the ****!!!
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that makes me more confident about getting a chip in the future...

remember, coy lost horsepower from his apten chip...
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i know, but he said he would do anything to make sure i felt a difference, is that Customer Service or WHAT?

Hes the ****, No questions
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oh yeah... doug is one of the most knowledgeable people i have ever seen online, when it comes to rangers... that is for sure...
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that makes me more confident about getting a chip in the future...

remember, coy lost horsepower from his apten chip...
How did he prove that?
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Old 06-25-2004
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ha ha DYNO!!
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ha ha DYNO!!
Ha, yea thats what I figured but some people use their "*** Dyno" and call it gospel. Thats what I wanted to know. My "*** Dyno" says my Jet chip works, but who knows... its probably in my head.
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no, actual before and after dyno tests...

he may have accelerated faster, afterwards, from them changing the shift points, but he lost like 10 rwhp...
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yup, he accelerated faster, of the line maybe untill like 60mph, after that, like a big nothing....

A real DYNO, before and after test...So who knows...
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yup I was there, he was quite pissed as well
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Theres a reason why Doug is called the '4.0 God'
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doug is a great guy, met him at the V6 challenge this year.
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Theres a reason why Doug is called the '4.0 God'
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funny cause hes now running in the 3.0 crowd too...maybe his title should be ammended from 4.0 god to 3.0/4.0 god
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flasher is her
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How much is one of these flashers and what kind of power gains can I expect on a 4.0?
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go to the web site bro...

www.bama-chips.com
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Old 07-09-2004
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well, i got my flasher back today...
1st email

Hey Leo,

I got it today and have you ready to go. I've created three programs that you should be happy with. The first is an 87 Octane program written for mild performance with firm shifts and improved power. The second is the 93 Octane program, written for increased performance and shift improvement. Now since you told me it was ok to eliminate the Apten tune I made you a third program, one of my most creative yet,hhehee.. Make sure you got 93 in it for this one as its power is more aimed toward what the SOHC likes, 3000 rpms and up. Also the shifting is even firmer in that I didn't mess with the pressures but rather the clutch on/off time between shifts. This could be called a track tune of sorts, you should like this one as I'd like some input back on it if you will.

As with everything I do if you don't like something or something isn't right for you then just contact me and I'll make it right. I'll send it back out to you tomorrow so if anything I've said so far isn't to your details then just let me know and I'll make some more changes.

Thanks, Doug.


2nd email
Hey Leo,

Man I'm truely sorry, I wasn't able to ship your flasher out today as
I was
sent off today at work and wasn't able to return until 7pm tonight. I
will
send it tomorrow and you'll get it sooner then expected.

Sorry, Doug.

3nd email
Hey Leo,

You'll have your flasher in hand tomorrow by noon .

Thanks for the opertuntity to write you a few programs and I look foward to your feedback. As with anything I do if your not happy then return it and I will redo it.

Thanks, Doug.




Man, is that customer service or what?

I suggest everyone go through him if you want good service and an awesome product..

I have no clue as to how many people he has done before, but im happy to say i went through him






Right when i got home from work, i saw the package sitting on the table, opened it, went outside to the truck, and installed...

I automatically installed his last program he mentioned,93 octane was in the truck, and i took it for a test drive,


AND THE RESULTS ARE WOW!

The RPM's scream from 3,000 to 6,100 rpm, and they keep flying, low end has improved a bit but the SOHC loves the 3 grand and higher rpm's, i love it...

sad to say, but a big difference from the Apten program, i drove it around a bit, and noticed a nice differnece, really nice, im gonna have to give coy a ride again so he can feel the difference....

WOW!

I say any of you looking for chips or flashers

Contact doug at

[email protected]

or visit his website

www.bama-chips.com


Doug, i thank you very much, if i have anything else done, ill contact you to let you know, maybe something can be done, untill then, i say WOO HOO DOUG YOU ROCK!
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i will never get a chip...
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i will never get a chip...
If you don't mind me asking you ? why wouldn't you?

I might consider one for preformance and recalibrating the speedo and gears and auto shiftpoints and stuff!! Also depending of the price of the flasher or the programmer!!
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i have heard about too many problems with chips...
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He's a wuss :P
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forget the chip, get a flasher
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My experiences with Doug...

Just as a friend on the phone, hes given me more insight into how to set things up. He knows what works and what doesnt. He's done a LOT with ranger trucks.. everything from a blown 4.0 to a juiced one. Hes playing with a 3.0 whipple setup now and having a lot of fun.

I was having fuel system issues.. his very first suggestion cured ALL my issues I was having and I never grenaded another manifold for as long as I ran it.

Good man, honest and reliable!
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I tried the "www.bama-chips.com" site and it doens't work? can anyone tell me why? thanks in advance..
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take the slash out www.bamachips.com did u try that?
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