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Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Nederland, TX
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Well, I guess the next step would be to pick which tuner you want to run. I picked Spartan because it's supposed to be less visible to Ford if you have to take it in for warranty work. Plus, I think the dashdaq is awesome. Other people choose other tuners for various reasons. If you do a quick search, you'll find countless threads arguing over which is the best. And if you're not careful, that's what this thread will turn into.
But from my own personal experience, I run the Spartan 210 tune. After talking extensively with a Spartan tech, who was using Spartan even before he was one of their techs, I decided on it. After a few tanks, I may try the 250 tune to see what the difference in MPG's is. From what I've gathered, if you've done your intake, your head bolts should be good for anything up to the Spartan 250 tune. For some of the higher tunes, you may consider a head bolt upgrade. Like you, adding a ton of power wasn't my main priority, but the higher tunes tend to get the best MPG's, ironically.
"Did you see the size of that chicken?!?"
'08 F250 King Ranch: Spartanized! +250HP tune, AFE Stage II Cold Air Intake w/ PG7 Filter. Harley Headlights. Recon Mirror Lights, Tail Lights, and 3rd Brake Light.