Thread: ESS review
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      03-31-2009, 04:28 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by Nexus-6 View Post
I believe I was one of the lucky few who had the right combination of modifications to qualify for stage 4 right as it was released - it was fresh on the menu when I first sent my DME in, and Todd actually called me one evening to make sure it was okay with me if they provided me with stage 4 (as you point out, requiring downpipes) as my car qualified, instead of the stage 3 that I had ordered - same price, same turn around. Call it good timing, as I've since read that they've stopped doing so.
I would of course welcome it if they did the same in my case. Maybe ESS themselves could chime in? My latest info (from around 10 days ago) was that they've finished testing but were waiting to do some dyno runs before releasing it to the public (although I'm not really interested in dyno runs myself), probably to be sure that there are real gains over stage 3.

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