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Old 05-31-2010, 06:38 PM
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spartan 210 tow vs 275

Ok so I'm back in the diesel world, had an 03 6.0 with lots of problems and went gasser til last week. Now I've got my spartan in and have a few questions. I installed the 250 right off the bat and I don't like it. Feels good once the tc locks up but feels like I'm driving around with a high stall tc. That and right after lock up(around 70) its at 1800 degrees!!! I've read that these temps are ok for 1/4 mile and so on...anyway tried the 210 tow today and its awesome!! Early lock ups! Feels like a power monster now!! Only hits 1400 now. From what Ive read the 275 locks up like the 210 tow does...is this the case? How about temps? And one more..transmission. I've got job 3 and from what I understand 275 is fine (with common sense of course) but the 310 is where it starts getting iffy even though guys have no probs there usually either.
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Never heard of those issues with the 250 tune.....I am guessing that you are hitting 1800 degrees at WOT? Are you running an aftermarket intake on your truck? As for the 275 tune, yes it locks up earlier like the 210 TP. It locks up at 45 mph. Its probably my second favorite daily driver tune and my best mileage tune. Temps have always been under control for me with all tunes, especially the 250 and under tunes.

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Never heard of those issues with the 250 tune.....I am guessing that you are hitting 1800 degrees at WOT? Are you running an aftermarket intake on your truck? As for the 275 tune, yes it locks up earlier like the 210 TP. It locks up at 45 mph. Its probably my second favorite daily driver tune and my best mileage tune. Temps have always been under control for me with all tunes, especially the 250 and under tunes.

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Thanks!! By the way, I cannot register on spartan site, says administrator does not allow it??

Yes, the high temps are at WOT with stock air filter, the filter minder is fine though... so I didn't figure that was the problem. My truck is not the only one...have a guy say that when he installs the 275 tunes on trucks that it runs cooler than the 250 and of course way less smoke.

So 08stroker, as long as I'm not being crazy, will my stock job3 be fine with the 275 or am I asking for trouble? I really want the quick lock up.
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You might see lower temps with am aftermarket intake. I think the difference is the early lock-up though. The RPM's stay up a lot longer with the 250 tune than the 275 tune. As for the Job 3, you shouldn't have any issues as long as you take care of it. I put 46,000 trouble free miles on my Job 1 tranny/TCM with the 275 tune and never had any issues. It wasn't until I used the 350 tune for some testing that my tranny went down hill and forced me to go Suncoast.
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Awesome, think I will be purchasing the 275 tune tomorrow because the low end pull rocks!! Can't imagine it with an extra 65 hp. Do you recommend going through the trans learning process after install?

Sorry for all the questions, but one more. What are the chances of hitting 100 mph in the quarter with the 275 tune? crew cab 4x4, stock 20's with 3.55s
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Awesome, think I will be purchasing the 275 tune tomorrow because the low end pull rocks!! Can't imagine it with an extra 65 hp. Do you recommend going through the trans learning process after install?

Sorry for all the questions, but one more. What are the chances of hitting 100 mph in the quarter with the 275 tune? crew cab 4x4, stock 20's with 3.55s
I would recommend running the truck thru the gears at part and WOT a few times for a good relearn. If not, the tranny will learn some sloppy shifting. Trust me, your going to be impressed!

As for the 100 mph hopes in the 1/4 mile...very likely!
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I would recommend running the truck thru the gears at part and WOT a few times for a good relearn. If not, the tranny will learn some sloppy shifting. Trust me, your going to be impressed!

As for the 100 mph hopes in the 1/4 mile...very likely!
Nice! Thanks for all your info. Cant wait til I get it, especially considering its one of the best mileage tunes.
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Is job 3 the best transmission?
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The transmissions are no different, its the control modules that are different. The Job 3 TCM, is much better than a Job 1 TCM.
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Ok gotcha thanks. Waiting on my 275 email, can't wait. Thanks again for all the help.
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