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      03-31-2009, 03:46 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by Nexus-6 View Post
I've been putting miles on the latest ESS stage 4 flash - close to a months worth of testing and around 400 miles total - and I wanted to share my impressions now that I've had some real seat time. It was important to me to get some proper testing in before posting a comparison and impressions, or a short blurb for that matter, which wouldn't have really covered anything or provided details.

If anyone has any questions, please post 'em or PM me - I'd be happy to try to answer them if I can.
Thanks for your thorough and detailed review, really appreciated. This is one of the reasons I'm consulting the forums here, as it's really a treasure trove of good info and immediate customer experience.

Just one quick question to you: You wrote that you have the ESS stage 4 flash. I was under the impression that only stages 1-3 have been released to customers yet, and stage 4 is still in the testing phase. I would be quite interested in the stage 4 as it is supposed to be adapted to aftermarket downpipes (I'm on the group buy of the ar design dps, mine will come catted), and as I've just sent in my DME yesterday (albeit to Norway, so this will take some days longer than in your case) I would naturally be happy to be able to get the stage 4 already.

Thanks again for taking your time to write all this.


P.S. I can confirm your experience with the ESS guys as well. Todd and his Norway counterparts are very helpful and reactive all the time.
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