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Which Spartan Tune is the best all around?

I have been running the 250 tune. Amazing power and efficiency! Impressive how the egts manage to stay so low with all that power! Hats off to Spartan.

As I can't seem to control myself on the skinny pedal, which tune is going to be the best all around tune? Daily driving, towing, mileage and not going to tear the tranny or the rest of the truck apart? Should I turn it down to the 150hp tune?

I can't see the tranny lasting very long with me driving on the 250

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I wouldn't be to worried about killing your truck on the 250, some guys DD, romp and even tow their trucks on the 310 and they are still going strong. if you're that worried, go down to the 210 and enjoy.

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I run the 250 on my F-450 and love it. Shifts are a little firm for my liking but it's good on the expressway. I ran the 210 before the 250 came out free. The only issue I have with the 250 is the "rev slam" of the tranny every once in a while, but I've figured out when it's going to happen and can avoid it for the most part.


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I run the 250 on my F-450 and love it. Shifts are a little firm for my liking but it's good on the expressway. I ran the 210 before the 250 came out free. The only issue I have with the 250 is the "rev slam" of the tranny every once in a while, but I've figured out when it's going to happen and can avoid it for the most part.
care to enlighten me on this?

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I am running a 210 Tow Performance and coasting into a turn when I accelerate once in a while it revs and clunks back into gear as if it was coasting in Nuetral and I shifted it to Drive after I started accelerating.

It only happens once in a while, and does not seem serious, just annoying as if I have done something wrong. Is this what you call that "Rev Slam"?
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care to enlighten me on this?
its a common problem with a lot of people. Usually happens when you let off the accelerator and are drifting then go to reaccelerate, but it acts like it's in neutral and then all the sudden slams real hard into gear.

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One thing I have noticed is that when my truck is shifting through the gears and I get it up in the RPM's right before a gear, but the tranny doesn't ever shift in to that next gear (usually 3rd), it will rev and then slam. If i let it shift in to the next gear that it is so close to, it doesn't do that. I have also noticed this sometimes getting my truck stuck in a gear. If I let it shift out, it doens't happen. Maybe I am crazy though and this is just something random I am dealing with lol

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its a common problem with a lot of people. Usually happens when you let off the accelerator and are drifting then go to reaccelerate, but it acts like it's in neutral and then all the sudden slams real hard into gear.
thats kind of what i had... i've noticed more and more spartan tuned trucks with this

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thats kind of what i had... i've noticed more and more spartan tuned trucks with this
I have also heard of SCT tuned trucks doing it, but never heard of an H&S tuned truck doing it as of yet. I don't experience it near what some of you do and I have one of the REALLY bad Job 1 TCM's. My strategy was one of the ones Matt posted up that he absolutely recommended the TCM upgrade if you were going to run the 310 tune.

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I run the 250 tune all the time.

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