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Old 08-19-2009, 04:08 AM
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Returned my 08 to the dealership last evening. Lease was up, time to let her go. Not sure whether I'm sad or glad..... Now the LONG wait until next summer when I can get my hands on an '11 6.7L Scorpion.

In the interim I purchased a 00 F350 (135k miles) for me, and an 01 F250 (235k miles) for my boy, both 7.3L's - couldn't pass the prices up. After driving them compared to the 08 6.4L I was somewhat saddened.. I push the throttle down and I hear a lot of noise but just not going anywhere fast. Oh well, I keep telling myself, "...thats ok, I know the 6.7L's are just around the corner!".

Just when I thought all was lost Matt tells me on the phone - "hey, Nutty can tune your 7.3 with the DashDaq ya know".... Really?! Could this be true? I thought I would have to closet the DashDaq until next year for the Scorpion. Nutty tuning the 7.3?? Lets do it! After a few versions, trial and error, some emails back and forth - VOILA! We actually have a 7.3 that is fun to drive again. PLENTY of power, good solid shifting, good hard TC lockup, quicker spooling (no more almost-getting-hit pulling out in front of traffic), 6MPG increase. The overall driveability increased probably 100%. The 01 has 285x70x16's on it and roasts the tires leaving a stoplight. Never thought I'd ever have to 'lift' on a 7.3 to stop it from spinning! Amazingly, due to the size of the code and less complexity, it only takes about 3 minutes to tune a 7.3! 3 minutes to change a tune or go back to stock!! We'll do some more testing but initial tuning and track times are in the mid to low 15's on a 235k mile truck with NO other mods other than the Air filter, even has the original split shot injectors

I know there are a 100 other tuners out there for the 7.3's but I was just happy that I didn't have to purchase any other hardware (other than a comm cable) and that I could use something I already had. Besides... I trust Nutty's tuning to be reliable and safe.

These 7.3's will definitely hold me over until next year when I can get my hands on a 6.7! Thanks again to Spartan, Matt and Nutty for saving me $$ by not having to purchase some other tuning hardware for these dinosaur 7.3's
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Old 08-19-2009, 04:11 AM
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The Nutty Professor is one smart dude....... Hats off to Nutty and all the crew at Spartan!
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Returned my 08 to the dealership last evening. Lease was up, time to let her go. Not sure whether I'm sad or glad..... Now the LONG wait until next summer when I can get my hands on an '11 6.7L Scorpion.

In the interim I purchased a 00 F350 (135k miles) for me, and an 01 F250 (235k miles) for my boy, both 7.3L's - couldn't pass the prices up. After driving them compared to the 08 6.4L I was somewhat saddened.. I push the throttle down and I hear a lot of noise but just not going anywhere fast. Oh well, I keep telling myself, "...thats ok, I know the 6.7L's are just around the corner!".

Just when I thought all was lost Matt tells me on the phone - "hey, Nutty can tune your 7.3 with the DashDaq ya know".... Really?! Could this be true? I thought I would have to closet the DashDaq until next year for the Scorpion. Nutty tuning the 7.3?? Lets do it! After a few versions, trial and error, some emails back and forth - VOILA! We actually have a 7.3 that is fun to drive again. PLENTY of power, good solid shifting, good hard TC lockup, quicker spooling (no more almost-getting-hit pulling out in front of traffic), 6MPG increase. The overall driveability increased probably 100%. The 01 has 285x70x16's on it and roasts the tires leaving a stoplight. Never thought I'd ever have to 'lift' on a 7.3 to stop it from spinning! Amazingly, due to the size of the code and less complexity, it only takes about 3 minutes to tune a 7.3! 3 minutes to change a tune or go back to stock!! We'll do some more testing but initial tuning and track times are in the mid to low 15's on a 235k mile truck with NO other mods other than the Air filter, even has the original split shot injectors

I know there are a 100 other tuners out there for the 7.3's but I was just happy that I didn't have to purchase any other hardware (other than a comm cable) and that I could use something I already had. Besides... I trust Nutty's tuning to be reliable and safe.

These 7.3's will definitely hold me over until next year when I can get my hands on a 6.7! Thanks again to Spartan, Matt and Nutty for saving me $$ by not having to purchase some other tuning hardware for these dinosaur 7.3's

Anybody buying a tuner other than Matts right now will be having to deal with Matt in ther future anyway. That leaves only one logical choice.
The little guy from Peoria will be out of business when the 6.7L is released because they'll have na-da to tune with, and I'm sure Matt and Nutty won't show him the basics "twice".
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That is awesome! Matt and Nutty never cease to amaze me
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Funny, I towed the boat to Alaska in June with a 7.3, left the 6.4 sitting home. Just no trust to run 7,000 miles and fuel savings made up for the noise and turning radius.Still it felt good to get back in the 08 when I got home.
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Just when I thought all was lost Matt tells me on the phone - "hey, Nutty can tune your 7.3 with the DashDaq ya know".... Really?! Could this be true? I thought I would have to closet the DashDaq until next year for the Scorpion. Nutty tuning the 7.3?? Lets do it! After a few versions, trial and error, some emails back and forth - VOILA! We actually have a 7.3 that is fun to drive again. PLENTY of power, good solid shifting, good hard TC lockup, quicker spooling (no more almost-getting-hit pulling out in front of traffic), 6MPG increase. The overall driveability increased probably 100%. The 01 has 285x70x16's on it and roasts the tires leaving a stoplight. Never thought I'd ever have to 'lift' on a 7.3 to stop it from spinning! Amazingly, due to the size of the code and less complexity, it only takes about 3 minutes to tune a 7.3! 3 minutes to change a tune or go back to stock!! We'll do some more testing but initial tuning and track times are in the mid to low 15's on a 235k mile truck with NO other mods other than the Air filter, even has the original split shot injectors

These 7.3's will definitely hold me over until next year when I can get my hands on a 6.7! Thanks again to Spartan, Matt and Nutty for saving me $$ by not having to purchase some other tuning hardware for these dinosaur 7.3's


Thats some great news!!!!
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Wow thats awesome. Good work to all the Spartan guys. You guys sure know what you are doing.
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Spartan info

Sorry to jump in but I am new to the forum. I need some spartan advice. Can i run the spartan 210hp tune and under with the stock intake and exhaust or will I have issues.
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thread derailment.. mods.. ?
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Wanting a tuner and I am interested in spartan but don't have the cash for an intake or exhaust. so just wondering if I can run the 210hp tune and under with no other mods. Sorry to hijack your thread. I don't really know how the forum works it is my first time on a forum. It really is interesting though I have owned a powerstroke for the past 9 years and all the discussions and info is very interesting and usefull.
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