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Old 09-29-2009, 08:10 AM
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NEW Series 2 Spartan - Impressions and Instructions for Calibration

I have a 08 CC dually 350 (410 rear). Installed the 4" Flo-Pro DP-back exhaust with the race cyclone muffler thing, Installed the NEW series 2 Spartan (pre-loaded) and selected the 210 tune.

Used to get about 12mpg according to the factory dash computer, have only had the kit on 24 hours.

Is there any specific procedure to break it in? I read somewhere (but can't find it now) about doing 3-4 runs at 25% throttle then 50% throttle or something like that.

Initial Impressions,
I let the truck warm up then went for a quick cruise to see if I had any rattles. No rattles, no leaks as of yet. rolled on throttle to 100% at about 10mph. WOW, this ***** hauls *** for a 10,000 pound truck. noticed slight white smoke out pipe. Im going to let the new exhaust settle in then try some more runs before I fill up later this week to try and guage MPG increase.
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Just took a 12 mile run down the interstate.

22MPG according to the factory dash

65 mph, about 21-2200 rpm
no more white smoke, must have been junk in the new exhaust pipes... just puff of black smoke when initial boost up occurs

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Old 09-29-2009, 09:29 AM
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first i can tell you that the lie o meter is not correct, with that you will prob be getting around 17-19, in the city it will be less

here is the transmission re-learn process you were asking about (try not to get a ticket/arrested while doing it) although i believe the new ones(tuner files) have the new file which require almost no relearn process ( i could be wrong here though)

Spartan TCM Transmission Relearn Process!!!
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totally agree with the dash readout, not reliable or correct but it never read anywhere near that high before so something has definitely improved.

Since I didn't buy a TCM, are these steps necessary?
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Old 09-29-2009, 09:43 AM
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I am going to be honest and say i really dont know, I didnt and my truck seems to shift just fine, I have over 2k on my 210 tune and my TC slip is right in there as it has always been with gentle smooth shifting, but ever so slightly firmer.

now when I loaded the 275 tune, I had to do this process because it would nail gears b/w 3rd-4th and still shifts hard at other times
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you don't need to do the tcm learn process
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With the 210 tune, there is practically no re-learn process to speak of. It is pretty tame. The 275v4 needs it regardless whether or not you have the new TCM. It is a different animal. The 275v3 that I got months ago is also a lot more tame than the new 275v4.

I didn't bother getting a 310 tune to use without a TCM, because my truck is a very early 2008, and the 310 doesn't like them apparently. I have a TCM and the 310 tune. It's so powerful, it's kind of ridiculous. The shifts are sooo firm that you feel like you are going to chip a tooth. You kind of feel like you need a bite guard to drive it.

I feel like my truck might explode while running it. I actually put the stock TCM back in, and retuned it to the 210.
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Old 09-30-2009, 05:25 AM
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I like the dash daq. I need to set my gauges up, when you switch themes you loose all your settings so I have to do it again.

other than that, I havent noticed anything weird. Wish I would have gotten no muffler. I wanted the "tuned" diesel sound. The 4" dp back flo pro is basically just quiet as stock with a slight whirlwind sound when you let off on the pedal.

the muffler I have is the Twister race muffler they package with the kit.
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I like the dash daq. I need to set my gauges up, when you switch themes you loose all your settings so I have to do it again.

other than that, I havent noticed anything weird. Wish I would have gotten no muffler. I wanted the "tuned" diesel sound. The 4" dp back flo pro is basically just quiet as stock with a slight whirlwind sound when you let off on the pedal.

the muffler I have is the Twister race muffler they package with the kit.
You don't loose your setting you just have to set them up for each display
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With the 210 tune, there is practically no re-learn process to speak of. It is pretty tame. The 275v4 needs it regardless whether or not you have the new TCM. It is a different animal. The 275v3 that I got months ago is also a lot more tame than the new 275v4.

I didn't bother getting a 310 tune to use without a TCM, because my truck is a very early 2008, and the 310 doesn't like them apparently. I have a TCM and the 310 tune. It's so powerful, it's kind of ridiculous. The shifts are sooo firm that you feel like you are going to chip a tooth. You kind of feel like you need a bite guard to drive it.

I feel like my truck might explode while running it. I actually put the stock TCM back in, and retuned it to the 210.
Now that's funny! It's a monster w/o a doubt! Still can't believe the speedometer will move that fast! I think something must be wrong with it!
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