Testimonials

Real feedback from the road

J-Ball Electronics has customers around the world.

Let us know about your experience with our reconditioned, refurbished or reprogrammed J-Ball Electronics ECM. Email info@jballelectronics.com to have your two cents added here.

 

Hands down best performance from any engine I have ever driven
September 28, 2016

I bought a used KW T660 and first thing I did was J-Ball tuning. The sound, the feel, everything is 110% better on this truck. Went from 450 HP to 550HP. Took 78K lbs from SLC, UT to Midwest I got 7.5 mpg average and thru the 8% grades on i-80 truck was pulling at 40-45mph with almost 80k lbs. Awesome tuning guys.
If I knew the performance and fuel average was gonna be this good I wish I had gotten a W900 icon. Haha
Thank you
Greg B. Utah, USA

Reply from a client after we programmed his Caterpillar  3406E ECM to 600HP / 2050lbs torque

We got that ECM late Friday and put it in Saturday morning right before the pull. Totally changed the truck. Here is a pic of the plaques it got, first place both days. There was 6-7 trucks in the class both days, one was a purpose built pulling truck with a mechanical Cat running propane injection, Sunday that truck pulled 360 feet, our Pete with your ECM pulled 472  feet.

Thank you,
Brant
Rick Palmer Trucking

Truck Pull Trophies


Recent email conversation with happy J-Ball customer:
July 28, 2014

J-Ball Fuel Mileage Testimonial

My name is Robert and I own a 2009 386 Pete with a Cummins powerplant. I sent you a pic of my onboard readout so you can see how well your tuning is working for me, thanks so much again!

J-Ball Reply:
Hi Robert,
Is that for real? What is your GVW? How can it be 9 MPGs?

J-Ball Electronics Custom Diesel Tuning

Robert’s reply:
Like I said, seeing is believing, that’s what my onboard info center is showing me! And my fuel bill never goes over $1,000 any more unless I’m continuously in the mountains.

Just drove back roads for 88 miles from Lancaster NY to north east PA and here is my current fuel economy.


Happy Customers and Improved Mileage
March 6, 2014

All the customers that we have done the tuning for have been very happy and having much better performing trucks. Fuel mileage is up on all of them as well. Thanks for providing good products and service.

Certified Truck
Geneva, Nebraska


Better Performance and Fuel Economy
March 5, 2014

We are pleased to inform that our customers are very happy with the performance and fuel economy of their trucks. We enjoy having the opportunity to help our customers. Thanks a bunch for your help!

Triple A Diesel Service
Odessa, Texas


Fixing a Previous Tune
January 15, 2014

We wanted to thank you for helping fix an engine that your competition tuned for us that resulted in us not only getting worse power… but the tune created a Miles Per Gallon total of 1MPG? We were about to have the truck parted out because no one could help us with the power or fuel economy. We found you through word of mouth and when you returned our ISX CM871 series engine, we were very impressed with the engine and turbo (34lbs PSI) performance. Not only did the engine run great but we now get an unimaginable 8MPG!

Thanks J-Ball Electronics!

Oceanside Industrial
Courtney, BC


RE: ECM Upgrade
October 7, 2013

Letting you know my Cat is still running well. I have 1,140,000 miles on the engine and have never overhauled it. I can’t see much difference in the power but there is more response and the engine runs easier with better fuel mileage. Good upgrade from 435 to 550 hp. Very happy with the power, the ECM was money well spent.

Thank you,

Richard
LRB Trucking, Texas


RE: ISX Update
May 4, 2013

I was driving our retuned ISX trucks following one of our stock C15 kenworths, we came to a large hill on the highway and both of us put the hammer down. The Cat powered truck stopped gaining speed at 73 mph and the retuned ISX truck I was driving kept on pulling, I let off at 85 mph only because I was catching up to the other truck too quickly. We were both empty. Loaded we pulled another hill, starting at the same speed and the Cat truck lost 7 mph while the retuned ISX only lost 2 mph. Definitely a huge improvement!

Jason
Noble Excavating, Inc.


BETTER THAN THE COMPETITION!
December 5, 2011

Hi Don,

The way your tuning is better than the competition and it far and away out performs the truck I had done by one of your competitors. The truck pulls like a freight train and my mileage went up almost 2 mpgs!!

Thanks a lot,
Scott


From 3.5 MPG to 9.2 MPG!
May 15, 2011

Dear J-Ball Electronics,

I’m very pleased with this new ECM I recently purchased. My truck runs great with very good power and torque. Here is a look at my new fuel mileage. My mileage before this change was 3.5MPG – terrible!

Thanks again!
Mike Broughton
Broughton Trucking

Vehicle Diagnostic Report


CAT ECM UPGRADE
April 29, 2011

I need an ECM for my cat 3126b, 8YL76938, it has Allison auto trans with 189000 on it.
Evan

– After the sale here’s the response –

Don,
We put the new ECM in tonight and WOW the truck sounds and runs way better. I do thank you very much for the quick service and help. I was wondering If you could tell me if the ECM was going bad or not when I send it back? I do know now that the truck is quieter and runs like a new truck. I definitely made a good decision doing the ECM. It has some get up and go… instead of get up and go slow. It seems it will be a pleasure to drive now instead of someone dreading to take it out. I was a bit skeptical on how much a difference it would make, but I am very impressed now.

Thank you again,
Evan


GARY SAYS IT’S GOOD!
April 7, 2011

I have recently had a conversation with Gary C. who I believe lives in Indiana.  He was very enthusiastically letting me know about your work with ECM’s, in particular the one on his 97 pete. He says it brought his mpg from 5.9 to 6.9. Please contact me on my cell at your convenience. We have 18 trucks.

Mike L.
Louisville, Ky


FROM 435HP TO OUR UPGRADED 550HP@1850’LBS TORQUE
May 15, 2010

“Hi, it’s been a long time since we spoke. I was not running for a while, then my truck went down, then the clutch went so here I am running good. I had to reprogram some of the things that were off. We just read the old ECM, they said that engine wouldn’t run full horsepower and torque at that time. Well, I’ve been running about 4,000 miles now and I can’t be sure but I know it is running good. When a truck goes around me they are with a light load or empty. I can stay with the fancy trucks so I had to add some chrome so as to not embarrass them so bad. I am impressed with it, if it isn’t a 550HP I would be surprised. My fuel mileasge went up after I had the engine work done. I thought I would let you know.”

Thank you,
Richard


RE: CAT ENGINE SERIAL # MBN
March 17, 2010

Don,
Well I have had the ECM on the truck for over a week now and all I have to say is holly crap, what a big jump. I was making 3.5 – 3.6 in fuel miles and dogging down the road,  now she runs out good can’t believe the power difference. As for the fuel, I jumped to a 4.733 and today made 4.912 there was no wind today, but it stays around the 4.7 to 4.9 so thank you. At first i thought this isn’t going to work but it has and you were up front with me so thank you again. I’m looking at two more trucks to buy so I’ll be calling you again – thanks.

Jon Baisch
JS Baisch Trucking
Dickinson ND USA


RE: CUMMINS N14
November 24, 2009

Hi Don, I am very happy with the ECM on my N-14 cummins. I have no more problems with fault codes, and the truck is running smoother than ever. I tell everyone I know about your services, thanks again.

Rick VanDerguten
BC

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Let us know about your experience with our reconditioned, refurbished or reprogrammed J-Ball Electronics ECM. Email info@jballelectronics.com to have your two cents added here.